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Conan, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon have some issues with Mitt Romney's 'Pierre Delecto' alter-ego

"This weekend, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed he has a secret Twitter account under the name Pierre Delecto," Conan O'Brien said on Monday's Conan. "A reporter for The Atlantic asked Mitt Romney which late-night comedians he follows on Twitter — this is true — he said the following: 'What's his name, the big redhead from Boston?' It's the only reason I call this show Conan, is that so we don't have those kinds of mix-ups."

"Anyway, I got over that," and "I went through some of Pierre Delecto's tweets," O'Brien said, "and in hindsight it's pretty clear it was Mitt Romney all along." Among the fake Delecto tweets he read: "I had another sexy dream about that big redhead late night guy from Boston. What's his name again? God he's so unmemorable."

"Big redhead from Boston?" Stephen Colbert asked at The Late Show. "He has a name, sir! It's Ginger O'Palebody, and he's a friend!" He suggested the pseudonym Pierre Delecto "sounds like something from a French-Canadian soft-core porn," then apologized "to our neighbors to the north" after trying out a Quebecois accent. "But I have a bone to pick with Pierre, because it turns out Conan's not the only late-night he follows," Colbert said. "He also likes Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. No, no, you know what? I get it," he said when the audience booed. "And I'm proud to launch our new ad campaign: 'Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon — The Choice of Mitt Romney. Watch The Late Show.'"

"Pierre Delecto? Sounds like an evil chef at Au Bon Pain," Fallon joked at The Tonight Show. "Romney's been running the account since 2011. Yep, Pierre Delecto is 8 years old and loves Twitter — he's just like the president." Tariq Trotter said "Pierre Delecto" sounds like an international man of mystery, and he and The Roots came up with an appropriate theme song while Fallon donned a fake mustache. Watch below. Peter Weber