On Monday’s episode of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert kicked things off with a tribute to the Houston tiger, who was finally rescued after days of no one knowing where it was. And to really make the tribute work, he recruited former Survivor lead singer Dave Bickler to sing a parody of his classic song “Eye of the Tiger.”
A bit of catch up: Over the weekend, a 9-month-old Bengal tiger who had been missing for several days was finally located and turned over to authorities in Houston. Yay! To celebrate, Colbert began “The Late Show” with a cold open recapping the news, and then the music of “Eye of the Tiger” began. Next, Bickler appeared onscreen to sing new lyrics about how relieved everyone is not to be eaten alive by a tiger.
It’s funny stuff, and you can watch it below:
Incidentally, this isn’t the first time Bickler has appeared on a Colbert show to do an “Eye of the Tiger” gag. He appeared on “The Colbert Report” back in 2012.