Colbert Provides Some Fun Fake Ads to De-Stress You After the 7th Democratic Debate (Video)

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During Tuesday night’s all-live episode of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert treated viewers to a couple of fake commercials lightly sending up the 7th Democratic debate. And they don’t just poke fun at host network CNN or the six candidates who made it onstage, they also mock the candidates who didn’t make it (but definitely wanted to).

First up, a fake bumper for CNN’s coverage. The ad promises not only Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer. It also promises “exclusive coverage of every candidate, even the ones who didn’t qualify.” That includes “John Delaney, outside the debate staring longingly through a window,” and Andrew Yang “at a nearby frat, arm wrestling a manufacturing robot for $1000.”

But our favorite moment has to be “Tulsi Gabbard, standing alone in a cornfield, ominously waiting. What’s going on? Why’s she in there? Like, what is going on with that?”

Watch it below:

And second, a commercial for a new season of “Survivor: Iowa,” with the slogan “Outwit, outplay, outspend.” Among the fictional show’s other delights is the promise that candidates will navigate dangers like “people switching over to Disney+.”

You can watch that one below: