Last night, Stephen Colbert needed some deeper analysis of the implications of a couple of Deep South primaries in the GOP race for president, especially the upcoming Louisiana primary, so he turned to “The Colbert Report”‘s chief swampland political analyst, Kermit the Frog. Kermit was surprised at the tenor of Colbert’s questions, though, as he was only there to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of “The Muppets” on March 20.
So he tried to avoid analyzing the race as much as he could, even though Colbert tried to get something out of him by pointing out that a) he worked with Mitt Romney before (in the guise of Guy Smiley) and b) he’s a legitimate journalist, stretching back to his “Sesame Street” days. He also scoffed that he’s be expected to know anything about Newt (Gingrich) just because he’s an “amphibian-American.”
Kermit finally caved and gave his analysis, and it was quite trenchant. In fact, the word “trenchant” came up during the analysis. It was odd seeing real pundit-speak coming out of Kermit’s mouth, but then again his information was a heck of a lot better than anything we’ve heard from most of the cable TV pundits out there.
Click above to see Kermit’s punditry. While you’re here, click the links below to see what else went on yesterday:
– Jason Segel‘s sexual fantasy is that he wishes he did more… cuddling? [Late Late Show]
– What does Jon Stewart think about homeless people being used as WiFi hotspots at SXSW? [The Daily Show]
– Watch the reunion of Fizbo & Lewis (Eric Stonestreet, Bobby Cannavale) [Modern Family]
– Is Bobbi Kristina Brown engaged? [CelebTV]
– Ellie Kemper reveals her crush on Channing Tatum [Ellen]