That was fun!
A few random notes:
1) I can’t bring myself to watch the clip. Which reminds me of my brilliant idea for an fMRI experiment: show people videos of themselves in a scanner and see what brain areas turn on. Presto: you’ve found the neural correlates of self-loathing. I’m betting on the insula.
2) It was totally surreal being on the set of a show you watch every night. Like walking into your television or falling down a rabbit hole or something.
3) Am I allowed to say that Stephen Colbert – the person, not the character – is the nicest guy? And that he gives every guest a gift card to DonorsChoose, which allows you to buy pencils and paper and books for individual teachers?