Colbert Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Parody in Honor of Scaramucci’s Firing
On Monday night, Stephen Colbert expressed his sadness over the firing of incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
“I come to you tonight — a broken man,” he began, “because just this afternoon, I was shocked by this breaking nooch.”
Scaramucci was let go by President Trump after just ten days being on the job.
“The front-stabber has been backstabbed,” he continued. “He said he was gonna fire everybody and I’ve got to admit — he delivered.”
The Late Show host mentioned how Scaramucci didn’t even “last a whole pay period” and that “his going away party can serve what’s left of his welcome cake.”
“They can change ‘Congratulations!’ to ‘Congratulater!'” Colbert quipped.
He noted that the reason why the new White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly wanted Scaramucci fired was that he wanted “more structure, less Game of Thrones.”
“That’s not a fair comparison,” Colbert reacted. “With Game of Thrones, you have to wait a whole week for a new beheading.”
Colbert told his audience that as hard as this firing has been for The Mooch, it has been “even harder” for him.
“I’ve been a huge fan of The Mooch for over a week now,” he continued. “But I guess it’s time for me to get rid of all my Mooch memorabilia, my moochendise.”
He ended the segment by singing a parody of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in honor of Scarmucci, who “we hardly knucci.”
Scaramucci was the subject of mockery when he was first hired as White House Communications Director when many compared his last name to lyrics to the classic song, specifically “Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango?”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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