Tame Colbert/Fallon elevator scuffle makes us long for Colbert/Conan/Stewart face-off of yore

Before shooting his own show yesterday, Stephen Colbert dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to talk about the Colbert Nation-sponsored U.S. speedskating team and how well he had assimilated into Grammy culture. He also raised beef with Jimmy because Glamour magazine readers had voted they’d like to “Do” Jimmy Fallon, “Dump” Conan O’Brien, and “Marry” Stephen Colbert. “I don’t care if Jimmy Fallon is ‘totes hot,'” Colbert whined on the Report, “Marriage is a sacred trust!” Colbert also seems to have an easier rapport with his own director Jimmy than his totes hot rival Jimmy. So it only made sense that the awkward tension between the two late-night hosts would come to a slow simmer in a 30 Rock elevator. They casually work out their aggression on hidden cam with about 1:30 left in the clip below. (Part 1 of their interview is here.)

Way too tame! We loved that the elevator scuffle reminded us of the Colbert/Conan/Stewart Brawl and Dance-Off combo platter of 2008, but upon linking back to our coverage of it, realized the NBC video no longer exists. You can find it on YouTube but in bizarre user-generated “music video” formats. Here’s one, set to “Your Guts (I Hate ‘Em) by Reel Big Fish. Better than nothing, P-dubs?

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  • Jack

    Colbert’s act is soooo tired.

    • BP

      You are incorrect.

  • Ambient Lite

    Who the eff voted to “do” Jimmy Fallon? I could hardly get through just typing that. He has the sexual prowess of an elderly man who farts prunes and smells like dust.

  • Buffy

    Jimmy really is “totes hot”! That cooking segment with Eric Ripert was so much fun to watch.

  • agnes nutter

    That fight was epic! You can watch it on The Comedy Network website here in Canada under “Best of Colbert”. I assume the U.S. Comedy Central website would have it too.

  • Iron

    This is a much better video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVg1CW08oHA

  • Secondrink

    See? Everything’s better with Conan. *sigh*

  • Madd

    Nobody wanted to do Conan…my friend Teresa is going to feel even weirder for her extreme crush on Conan.

  • Raven_Moon

    I loved the Stewart/Colbert/Conan feud. Now that was funny. I was sad to see NBC.com had taken the Conan site down all ready. Makes me glad I have the whole epic thing on DVD. Thank goodness for DVRs.

  • shelsby

    Loved that the interview was out of character! The random “Want to wrestle?” and actual take down- with absolutely no reference to it once they exited the elevator made me laugh! A good bit.

  • Rebekah

    Maybe it was tame, but it was still funny! I love Jimmy, and it was great that he had Stephen Colbert on his show.

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