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Stephen Colbert takes six minutes to get through a brief monologue teasing the Obamas about their new Netflix deal. It doesn’t help that Jon Stewart is poking, grabbing, and taunting him from under his own desk.

In this surreal clip from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the former king of TV satire has a field day hiding from Backbone and the audience. Adorable sweepstakes winner Rachel Ulmer is alongside Stewart. The pair throw a tea party, show off (fake) newspapers like hostages, and tease Colbert with a Japanese throwing star.

Stewart, who seems intoxicated (with the moment or maybe literally), improvises odd jokes about the Queen of England before inventing a cramped game of Twister that is especially painful for Colbert. That’s if the feet Stewart ravages aren’t attached to a dummy. In fact the show cleverly hides whether Jon and Rachel are actually there in flesh…until the big payoff at the end.

Click to feel like Jon was never gone.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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