Who knew that President Obama knew how to play football? Yes, I’m talking about the man in the White House, unless Michelle Obama locked him out for what he did on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show.” But Colbert had more than one amazing catch on his post-Super Bowl show. Will Ferrell showed up in safari gear with fake gun, and get this, even Fox News’ Megyn Kelly came and talked about Donald Trump’s feud with her.
Will Ferrell decided that Colbert needed an animal expert, and he dressed for the role. I nearly fell on the floor laughing when he brought out a guinea pig, that he misnamed as a Mongolian Bush Tiger, telling us it would grow to 11 feet long and weigh over 600 pounds.
Then there was the duck that he called a duck-bodied platypus, named Cilantro and a squirrel named Peyton Manning (after the Denver Broncos’ star quarterback):
Colbert called Megyn Kelly “Trump’s kryptonite.” She said the whole thing with presidential candidate Donald Trump is a “surreal experience,” and the network is:
‘…not feuding with [Trump], but he does have a beef with me…’
‘The only thing I really wanted to ask him was — he recently said that his supporters are so devoted to him that he could go in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and he wouldn’t lose a single voter.’
‘In response, I want to ask him, ‘Were you talking about me?’
Colbert wanted to know about the upcoming March 3 debate:
‘I’m looking forward to him coming. All the questions I had for him the last go-round, I’m just gonna move over to the March 3 debate rundown.’
‘We’re gonna have at it, just like I’ve had at it with all the other guys — and Carly — who’ve been up there. It’s gonna be a robust exchange and I think he’s gonna walk away saying, ‘What was my problem?..It’s gonna be fine between us.’
So how did President Obama end up with Colbert’s football? The boys were having fun tossing that ball around. Stephen Colbert has an incredible arm, shooting all the way to Lt. Col. Christopher Landers and soldiers in Afghanistan.
Then Colbert threw it even further to astronaut Scott Kelly, who spiraled it across the International Space Station. Colbert even passed it to Chewbacca, but I was most impressed when he sent it to the White House.
President Obama knows the winners of the Super Bowl for the future, but how does he do it:
Stephen, I’m the President! It turns out, all of the Super Bowl winners for the next 50 years are written on the back of the Constitution. That’s the plot of ‘National Treasure 3.’
Wait a minute, there is no “National Treasure 3,” but the president is wise:
‘Ha! That’s what you think. There will be. The script is on the back of the Declaration of Independence.’
Then, when President Obama threw the football back to Colbert, it hit the First Lady. Uh oh, she was not happy:
‘Who’s throwing the ball in the White House?’
Obama pointed to Colbert and slowly backed away. The deadpan was fantastic.