Colbert on Joe Biden Sniffing Women’s Hair: The Only People Who Do That are ‘Dead Husbands Teaching You Pottery’


Late Show host Stephen Colbert did not let the current controversy surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden go unnoticed Monday night.

Instead, he joked that the only people who smell your hair and kiss your head are “dead husbands teaching you pottery.”

“Speaking of shame, today a lot of people are talking about Joe Biden’s long, documented history of walking up behind women and whispering something into the nape of their neck,” Colbert began.

He then played a clip of Nevada state assemblywoman, Lucy Flores describing her encounter with Biden like this:

“Joe Biden was behind me. I’m kind of preparing myself to give these remarks. It’s the very last days before the election. And very unexpectedly and out of nowhere I feel Joe Biden put his hands on my shoulders, get up very close to me from behind, lean in, smell my hair and then plant a slow kiss on the top of my head.”

In response, Colbert said he really liked Biden “but I can see why someone might find that inappropriate. Generally, the only people who come up from behind, put their arms around you, smell your hair and kiss your head are dead husbands teaching you pottery.”

Finally, in a nod from the scene from Ghost, he sang badly and in falsetto Unchained Melody.

Watch above, via CBS

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