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Late Night Tackles the Trump Administration

Stephen Colbert sadly sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for Scaramucci, offers ideas for his replacement

Monday's Late Show kicked off with some ideas about who might replace ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, played out with nameplates.

Well, "you know what they say: Out with the old, in with the new, out with the new," Stephen Colbert continued in his monologue. "The administration wanted to replace him with somebody who will last longer, so today they announced the new White House communications director, Emanuel Fruit Fly."

Then Colbert noted the real victim of Scaramucci's firing: himself: "As hard as this has been on Scaramucci, it's been harder on me, the Colbooch. I've been a huge fan of the Mooch for over a week now, but I guess it's time for me to get rid of all my Mooch memorabilia, my moochendise." The Late Show had also just finished Cartoon Anthony Scaramucci, he said, before launching into an "In Memoriam" bit featuring another pun on the name — "Anthony Scaramucci, we hardly noochi" — and a modified version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," sung by Colbert. He ended with some thoughts on North Korea, China, and Chicago. Watch below. Peter Weber