After getting fired just 10 days into his new job, Anthony Scaramucci is feeling some salt on the wounds from a Stephen Colbert song parody.
That’s got to sting being in the position of Anthony Scaramucci. The “Mooch” didn’t even last two weeks as the White House communications director. But despite only barely dipping his toes in, comedians like Stephen Colbert are jokingly talking about how much they’ll miss the guy.
On last night’s The Late Show, Colbert dedicated his opening monologue to the Mooch. First he gets into the whole situation, mocking Scaramucci for being sacked just 10 days into getting the job. “That’s not even a whole pay period!” Colbert points out, adding more humiliation to Moochie.
As the monologue goes on, however, things get a bit more musical, and even more hilarious. Colbert decides that the best way to send off Moochie is with his own special farewell song. Who better to provide that than Colbert himself, singing to Scaramucci to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”?
It’s as wild as it sounds and even more hilarious. “Mama… I just got canned,” Colbert sings, going on, “Barely got to the White House, said some dumb stuff now I’m out!” Colbert absolutely kills it as he keeps the song going, taking several shots at the Mooch all throughout. All in all, it’s probably the best take on the classic song since the original!
You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below.
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