Some might argue the Pantheon-ness of this moment, but do you understand what is taking place before your very eyes? Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert used to work together as correspondents on The Daily Show. They were equals – Even Stevphen, if you will.
But over the next few years, Carell would go on to become one of the biggest television and movie stars in the world, while Colbert stayed true to his Daily Show-esque cable roots. Did this drive a wedge between them? Is Colbert jealous of Carell’s success?
THIS is what this moment is about. It’s not merely another segment of The Colbert Report. It’s the tense, emotional reunion of two legendary brothers.