September 9th, 2010
10:54 AM ET
Stephen Colbert wanted to honor the troops who fought in Iraq on “The Colbert Report” last night, and he pulled out all the stops to make the military personnel in his audience feel right at home.
“Just what were these men and women fighting for? A little something I call America. And all those things America offers that we take for granted that they did without – like green grass," Colbert informed the audience. "So tonight, we’ve laid real live grass in the audience for you to sink your tootsies in.”
Colbert also brought in a few pretty girls bearing cases of cold ones and, to top it off, fed his audience “real American food” – with a little help from Vice President Joe Biden.
If you find it odd, as Colbert did, to see the VP of the U.S. handing out franks in a baseball cap, Biden encourages you to “read your constitution, man." In addition to his constitutional duty to break ties in the Senate, “the other one is giving hot dogs to returning warriors," Biden said.
After making sure the men and women in uniform were fed, Biden stuck around for an interview with Colbert, part of which you can see in the video above. For more, head over to ComedyCentral.com.
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