Stephen Colbert crashed the stage at the Republican National Convention Sunday night dressed as Caesar Flickerman from The Hunger Games.
A part of the magical moment was captured by Cassandra Fairbanks and posted to Twitter. (Fairbanks' video was uploaded without her permission and without credit to YouTube on Sunday night by a third party and has been viewed more than 4 million times.)
After being deposited back on the convention floor, Colbert appeared to be filming with a camera crew, so there was hope we might get to see a full version of his antics.
AND ON MONDAY NIGHT, THE FULL VIDEO WAS REVEALED IN ALL ITS SPLENDOR AND GLORY
We see Colbert, as Flickerman, and his pet weasel Caligula arrive outside the RNC.
He leads the audience around the convention floor.
Greeting some other members of the media as he goes.
BUT THEN he makes his way to the stage.
After some brief, hilarious, remarks, Colbert grabs the official convention gavel and performs his unofficial duty.
(Fortunately, he gets a good whack in before security shows up.)
What a time to be alive.
May the odds be ever in your favor, America!
This post originally contained a link to a version of the video that had been uploaded without the permission of its creator.
Stephen Colbert hosts The Late Show on CBS. An earlier version of this article misstated the name of the show.
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