Stephen Colbert Pumps Iron With Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Utterly Surreal Late Show Sketch: ‘Are You Juicing?’
Supreme Court Justice and 5’1″ powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg invited late night’s Stephen Colbert to come work out with her for reasons entirely unknown, but for which we all shall be eternally grateful.
Colbert relished the opportunity and took full advantage — asking Ginsburg whether a hot dog is a sandwich (“By your definition, yes” is the answer, by the way, which is definitive proof RBG’s still got the goods), showing Ginsburg a doctored poster of Ocean’s 8 with her in it, and implicating her in the murder of Tupac, the similarity she shares – besides both being born and bred in Brooklyn – with the inspiration for her nickname, The Notorious B.I.G.
The segment was made all the more hilarious by Ginsburg’s deadpan reaction to practically all of Colbert’s jokes. A random sample:
“How strong are you on the Second Amendment? Because welcome to the gun show.”
“I’m gonna ask you a question and I want you to give me an honest answer. Are you juicing?”
“You ever listen to anything more exciting [than opera], like the sound of rain?”
That’s to say nothing of the workout, which left Colbert a little breathless. Ginsburg had some help and spotting from her personal trainer, but she looked pretty comfortable and relaxed throughout.
The segment was capped off with Colbert looking for a high-five and getting snubbed before he called for the justice’s attention. RBG, you’re just too cool for Colbert.
Watch above, via CBS.
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