Just weeks after The Daily Show with Jon Stewart enlisted Hall & Oates to send off Alan Colmes—lyrics included, “Anytime you need a token liberal/ Nothing but a body to fill the chair/ The barest shadow of a person/ Alan Colmes is always there”—Stephen Colbert has enlisted the former Hannity sidekick as co-host of his Comedy Central show. (For a day anyway.)
The new show—renamed Colbert and Colmes—features a credit sequence in which Mr. Colbert pulls a Lilliputian-sized Mr. Colmes out of his pocket and holds him up by the scruff of his neck as the liberal pundit squeaks and squirms. Mr. Colbert then eats his tiny co-host in a single bite.
Mr. Colmes, who wore the requisite fair and balanced purple tie, was a game co-star, reading a series of talking points prepared for him (“Brilliant insight, Stephen!”) and sitting in a seat two heads shorter than that of his co-host.