Nov 13

A Look Back — The Wilford Brimley Bromance

Colbert News Hub A Look Back Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.


For this edition of a A Look Back I thought it would be fun to shake things up and honor a very special person in Stephen’s life, Wilford Brimley. According to our fearless host, the pair met when Stephen was an intern on the set of The Firm, and was tasked with shaving Wilford’s back. From then on…it was magic. And “mentoring.” And a lot of early morning phone calls, with our favorite diabeetus spokesperson getting himself into mischief, and usually ending up in imminent personal peril.

I would love to ask the real Stephen sometime where his fascination with this actor came from, but there is no denying he can do a spot-on impression of our walrus-mustached hero. Stephen must see some kind of rock-of-the-ages wisdom in Brimley that is not evident to most people. Let’s take “A Look Back” at TCR’s best Brimley moments.
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