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Colbert and Kermit the Frog Bonded, Pondered the Meaning of Life on the Late Show

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked the Big Questions with the recurring bit’s biggest star yet: Kermit the Frog. Kermit proved to be a perfect guest for the Big Questions segment, gamely entertaining Colbert’s existential dilemmas as he folded his green hands on his chest in contemplation. The two lounged on a cozy blanket, exploring some of the world’s most vexing quandaries: Why are we here? Is it better to give than to receive? Does anyone truly have free will?

The latter question, along with a couple others, seemed to stir up an uncomfortable truth for Kermit. Kermit eventually asked Colbert, “Do you ever feel like we’re being watched?” “I certainly hope so,” Colbert said with a grin.