Stephen Colbert gave The Late Show quite the makeover thanks to a new short film from Spike Jonze, a clip so emotionally resonant that it should certainly just become the new Late Show intro. "My security has specifically asked not to have me run over by school buses," Colbert joked when discussing the short with Jonze on Monday's show, referencing one of many iconic shots from the under-three-minutes-long production:
In the reflective short, Colbert is joined by a dazzling and equally somber co-star in the form of noted Sesame Street rock star Grover. Colbert, clearly facing doubt regarding not only his Late Show tenure but his unique place in this vast universe, connects with Grover for a brief but life-changing friendship that ultimately leads him back to the stage.
Inner child much? Though the clip will likely air just once and live on in YouTube glory for centuries to come, the Late Show team should totally consider making it the show's permanent intro. Better yet, let's get Stephen Colbert in a full-length Spike Jonze production before the end of this decade.
The world needs it now more than ever.