Colbert Is Hannibal as Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling Investigates Trump

Lawrence Kim
December 17, 2017

'Still hunting President Trump?' asks Colbert.

"We were golfing buddies once".

Foster said she often plays fantasy football but not this year, "because there's a lot going on in politics, and there's just only so much anxiety and emergencies I can handle", she said. "Turned him into a taco bowl... with a nice Diet Coke".

Later in the sketch, Colbert asks Foster: 'What evidence do you have on Donald Trump so far?'

The sketch ends with Foster asking if she can join Colbert in his cell - a request to which he is incredulous.

"He's an idiot, who says the first thing that comes to mind", Foster offers. What do you need me for?'

It was only the third film, (other than It Happened One Night and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), to win Academy Awards in all top five categories, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay. "It sounded like a scream, like some kind of screaming". The TV was on, and I was so scared, so scared. "MSNBC, the anchors. They were crying".

Foster nods and admits: 'It seems safer in there than it does out here.'. Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on September 8, 2015. Colbert has stirred outrage over several of his previous anti-Trump skits, including one in which he drew a swastika on a chalkboard to condemn Trump and one in which he called Trump's mouth "Vladimir Putin's c*ck holster".

With the help of Stephen Colbert, who played Hannibal Lecter, the two spoofed the 1991 thriller by creating a 2017 version - "Silence of the Trumps" - delving into Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation of Trump's ties to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. The latter comment sparked complaints to the FCC, though the show was not penalized.

Watch the full sketch below!

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