'Colbert': Stephen shaves Woody Harrelson's head

Last night’s Colbert Report featured popular zombie-killer Woody Harrelson, who stars as casualty notification officer Tony in The Messengers. (The film opens in NYC and D.C. this weekend — EW’s Owen Gleiberman gives it a B+.) Colbert asked some tough questions (“What are you doing in a movie that supports our troops?…Should we keep portraying the dark side of war?”) and later got down to the real purpose of the segment, which was to shave Harrelson’s noggin. Marvel at the pair’s harmonious rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — and Colbert’s intuition on just how fast to tenderly manipulate an electric razor to get the job done during the last bar — below.

I’m also obsessed with how Miracle Whip bought space in every ad break of last night’s Report. “We are Miracle Whip, and we will not tone it down, STEPHEN,” blared the personalized commercial. Colbert responded on the show by promising to use the extra cash flow to purchase more mayonnaise than ever. (Here’s the pretext: Colbert mocked Miracle Whip’s over-the-top commercials in mid-October.) OH IT’S ON! A piece of bread probably. Vote below in the most important poll you’ll see all day.

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  • Sara

    What was the pretext for the Miracle Whip thing?

    • Annie Barrett

      Thanks Sara, I added a note above

      • Sara

        Thanks! :)

      • Sara

        As a fellow Southerner, I was disappointed that Stephen did not include tomato-and-mayo-on-white-bread in his commercial.

  • Elizabeth

    Maybe Miracle Whip is helping fund the speed skating team? (fingers crossed)

    • John

      I hope not! I’d hate for our team to be disqualified because of the performance-enhancing kick of the unhinged Miracle Whip!

  • Cris

    I thought Colbert and Harrison really did a fabulous job on the National Anthem.

    • Meier

      Yeah, who knew Woody Harrelson could sing??

  • gob

    this is good tv

  • Josh

    Woody is awesome! How he hasn’t become this huge, mega, A-List star; I will never know. He can play a wide range of characters and is fantastic in all types of films, plus, he ‘gets it’. Unlike alot of people in Hollywood. Way to go on being a good sport Woody and Colbert, as always, is brilliant.

  • Hork

    The whole Miracle Whip ad campaign is ludicrous. No one uses a condiment because it’s cool, they use it because it tastes good. They should have learned the lesson Heinz did in the 90s with all their attempts to make ketchup “rad.” Stephens piss-take was spot on. Kraft should wise up and stop wasting their money embarrassing themselves and their product.

  • Melinda65

    I don’t know what’s funnier–the mock-rivalry or the seriously stupid remarks on Miracle Whip’s Facebook page (yes, it has a FB page) from people who are up in arms about the whole thing. Some people need to buy a sense of humor.

  • beelkay

    I love Stephen Colbert and hate Miracle Whip. And Stephen and Woody’s harmonizing was lovely!

  • Mavis

    I don’t know what I like more, Stephen & Woody’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner or Stephen & John Legend’s take on “The Girl is Mine”! I love Stephen Colbert!

  • ella

    I’m voting on YES, just because I think the voice-over on the ads are annoying. And they should tone down the whole excited-youthful-happy! concept. But that response to Colbert: really clever.

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