Stephen Colbert shamed the Discovery Channel on Tuesday night for lying to Americans by airing Sunday’s “Eaten Alive” special, which did not feature anybody being eaten alive.
“I come to you tonight a shaken man, because recent revelations proved Americans were systematically and repeatedly lied to,” the “Colbert Report” host said. “For shame, Discovery Channel! You promised use Paul Rosolie would be eaten alive, hence the title ‘Eaten Alive.’ But you only gave us ‘Cuddled Alive.'”
The Comedy Central personality didn’t waste too much time addressing what was, perhaps, the biggest let down in television history, but he did give a short and sweet retort to Rosolie’s claim that the show was meant to raise awareness for the endangered Amazon rainforest.
“Everyone knows the whole ‘rainforest is being destroyed’ thing, but it’s not stopping it from happening,” Rosolie told Jimmy Kimmel on Monday. “We got millions of people talking about this stuff going, ‘Why on earth would this idiot want to do this?’ And this is the reason, to try to keep the place where these things live intact.”
“Its true,” Colbert said. “There is no better way to get attention for the Amazon rainforest than to cover yourself in pig’s blood and climb into a snake’s mouth. You see that and you think, ‘Man, we gotta save those trees.’ Just like the best way to save our oceans is to put on some flippers and bone a narwhal.”