With the federal government shutdown until further notice, Stephen Colbert stepped up to lead our country as Erlord of the Afterscape, complete with animal fur shrug and a skull-topped scepter.
“Bow before me! Bring me tributes of sheep and unsoiled daughters!” he commanded. “I also accept Visa.”
Colbert said he could do what thousands of federal government employees currently cannot, becoming the FDA (he tried a few of stage manager Brenda’s birth control pills to test them out.
He was even able to replace the much-loved National Zoo Panda cam with Jake, his intern, dressed in a panda suit and ready to mate with the male panda the show apparently keeps on the set.
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