Stephen Colbert, Duck Dynasty

Stephen Colbert  and Jon Stewart just couldn't resist the opportunity to poke fun at the much buzzed-about Duck Dynasty controversy.

And obviously, hilarity ensued.

"This is a terrible day for Americans, though admittedly, a pretty good day for ducks," the 49-year-old funnyman said on The Colbert Report before reading one of Robertson's controversial GQ quotes which led to his suspension.

"It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there!" Robertson told the publication during an interview in which he grouped homosexuality with bestiality (he has since been suspended by Duck Dynasty network A&E for his comments).

"It's not the eloquent speech you might expect from a backwoods Louisiana bird murderer, but he does have a point," Colbert said. "The vagina does have 'more there.' I mean, it's a trainwreck. Let's face it, who knows what's going on with that business."

After Colbert then noted Robertson's staunch supporters, who rallied around the reality star after his suspension, saying that his remarks are simply reflective of a "Biblical view," the talk-show host proceeded to read a fake Bible verse.

"Man shall not live on bread alone because with the vagina there's more there," he quipped.

He then donned a fake gray beard à la Phil and declared, "Tonight, we are all Phil Robertson" before sharing the family patriarch's words of wisdom from the show, such as, "If you catch a squirrel for your woman, she'll never cut you off in bed."

Colbert also targeted Robertson's comments regarding the Jim Crow era after the Duck Dynasty star said African-Americans "were happy" before the Civil Rights Movement and "no one was singing the blues."

"Black people had nothing to sing the blues about. For Pete's sake, they had their own water fountains!" Colbert said before showing a picture of an actor in blackface and adding, "They had it so good, white people pretended to be them."

And he concluded by saying he feels sorry for A&E because, "with this controversy, they may have lost Duck Dynasty's massive black and gay audience."


Meanwhile, Jon Stewart also addressed the Duck Dynasty controversy last night on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, where he took aim at those who have come out in support of Robertson's right to free speech, particularly the folks at Fox News, following the reality star's offense comments.

"Look, I think what the guy said is ignorant, but I also have an inclination to support a world where saying ignorant s--t on television doesn't get you kicked off that medium," Stewart said. "But I guess I stand with the free speech absolutists at Fox News, who don't believe you should pressure people to have to adhere to cultural norms of speech. Mostly."

He then proceed to play Fox file footage where commentators are up in arms over the supposed war on the word Christmas during the holiday season.

"Their belief in free speech doesn't extend to the holidays, when the word Christmas is mandatory, in word, thought…and plant" he said. "Of course, Fox wouldn't actually pressure people to use the phrase Merry Christmas," Steward added before proceeding to play another montage of Fox News commentators urging viewers to call and complain over the said Christmas ban.

Phil Robertson's entire family most recently came out in support of the family patriarch and implied that Duck Dynasty cannot continue unless Robertson returns.

Happy holidays, folks.

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