Glennpocalypse! Stephen Colbert Readies For End Of Days (Of Glenn Beck On Fox)
It is no secret that whenever Stephen Colbert claims to a “big fan” of somebody, he’s setting himself up to absolutely rail on his target. In these instances, Colbert is like a giant truck, backing up to unload an enormous heap of scorn, though pleasantly delivered with his uniquely detached irony and absurdly amplified delivery. Take for example last night’s episode in which Colbert focused on Glenn Beck, and recent news that he might be on his way out at Fox News. Or as Colbert calls it, the looming “Glennpocalypse!”
Colbert made clear the difference between the “good kind of terrible news that he gets from Glenn” (like conspiracy theories, warnings about the end times, and end of the world backpacks) and the actual terrible news that Beck’s contract is up at the end of the year and that his days at Fox News might be ending.
Colbert then turn into an aggregator of sorts, reviewing a number of media reports of Beck’s allegedly hard times, before paying an inspired homage to the controversial Fox News host: pitching an “Emergency Beck-Pack,” which is a backpack complete with all the emergency needs for any Beck fan who needs to be ready for a world with out Glenn on Fox.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of Comedy Central:
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