For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day, and Stephen Colbert is not pleased.
A big fan of Thanksgiving (he’s one-upping his gravy boat with a “gravy kayak” this year), he called out Hanukkah for trying to steal the holiday’s thunder. He’s more accustomed to Hanukkah falling around Christmastime, allowing him to pointedly wish people a “merry Christmas” rather than the more politically correct and inclusive “happy holidays.”
“Channukah, I’ve chad it up to chere with your chock-blocking our holidays,” Colbert said.
Worst yet, Colbert said, we’ll all be drawing hand menorahs instead of hand turkeys, and hand menorahs are impossible.
To demonstrate this, Colbert tried to draw a hand menorah, holding the marker in his mouth.
Ultimately, he wound up with permanent marker all over his fingers and his upper lip.
“Oh great. Now it’s on my f–king face!” Colbert said, noting that he’d accidentally given himself a Hitler-esque mustache at a particularly unfortunate time.
“That is bad form. That is really, really not good,” Colbert said, breaking character as he hastily attempted to wipe the marker off.
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