If you were on Twitter Tuesday night, you might have seen a handful of tweets remarking on the president’s pronunciation of “origins,” and that was apparently enough to inspire the writers at “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
If you missed Colbert, and you probably did, you’ll be glad that The Daily Beast wrote up the knock-knock joke for posterity.
“Orange you ashamed we have a president who can’t pronounce origins?” —Colbert https://t.co/Kq1IFqfsVd
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 3, 2019
But it was Trump’s “small slip of the brain” that came next that really caught Colbert’s attention.
“I hope they now go and take a look at the oranges, the oranges of the, uh, investigation,” Trump told reporters. “The beginnings, of that investigation.”
“Yes, sir!” Colbert replied. “We must take a look at the oranges of the investigation. I say it is high clementine we do so. The American people will not stangerine for it any longer. We can vitamin C right through the lies. We Tropi-can handle the juice.”
Then the host told his audience a knock-knock joke that ended with, “Orange you ashamed we have a president who can’t pronounce origins?”
Maybe you had to see it yourself to really get the comic effect Colbert was going for.
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him
— 👱🏻♂️ (@snavealot) April 3, 2019
Actually, I'm more embarrassed for the Daily Beast that this is what passes for "news "
— William R. Bowen (@Bibowen) April 3, 2019
That’s not very creative. I mean I’m trying to laugh but it’s just too dull and predictable.
— Eddie X (@EddieMeduza10) April 3, 2019
He needs to fire his writers. Of course, this could be his original material, so…
— Charles Bellows (@charles_bellows) April 3, 2019
Top shelf comedy right there. Sigh
— David Tripp (@SolidOrangeDave) April 3, 2019
There should be a Venn diagram for @StephenAtHome fans and Big Bang theory fans. It would just be a circle. Edgiest comedy out there 😐
— Brodie (@BrodieJames4688) April 3, 2019
He used to be so funny. Sad.
— Cache Tag (@CacheTastrophy) April 3, 2019
Hahahaha! HAHAHAHAHA! HA!
I'M LAUGHING AND I'M CLAPPING! I'M CLAPPING! pic.twitter.com/NBUvhIBc3n
— Cranky Gordon (@StillCrankyAF) April 3, 2019
You can’t get better comedy than Colbert! Man this is good stuff.
— ROB (@Berrettaman28) April 3, 2019
Another SWIIING and a miss from Coal Bear.
— Just_Mike_S (@Just_Mike_S) April 3, 2019
Jesus you lot are tedious
— ıllıllı 𝕍𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕟𝕥 ıllıllı (@slatermaus) April 3, 2019
Does anyone watch this show? Trump jokes are pretty well played out at this point.
— Richard (@F1tzwell) April 3, 2019
I was more ashamed when the last president thought we had 57 states. I must have missed your jokes about that.
— Carnage (@Carnage057) April 3, 2019
Obama pronounced the Marine Corps as “corpse” and thought there were 57 states
— Jason Wilcox (@gjwmsu) April 3, 2019
Where’s Colbert’s apology for calling the president Putin’s cock holster? This dude needs to be taken off the air. If he was participating in actual comedy, I wouldn’t care if he was on air but he is straight up propaganda and nothing more.
— Alec Moriarty (@the_2ndComing) April 3, 2019
At least he could find Wisconsin on a map.
— Ron in Free Texas (@RonEthridgeTX) April 3, 2019
So you’ll probably still get suspended by Twitter if you tell a journalist to acquire computer programming skills, but the guy who writes stories about Stephen Colbert knock-knock jokes is still working, so it can’t be too hard to find a reporting gig out there.
BEGGING for viewers to leave: Brian Stelter digs an even deeper hole after parroting Colbert’s painfully unfunny joke https://t.co/LZRaAsdR3P
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2019