Due to the avalanche of firings and resignations from the Trump administration, Stephen Colbert brought back a segment he did during the last presidential primaries.
Back in 2015, when The Hunger Games was one of the biggest movie franchises, Colbert began saluting every candidate dropout from the primaries as the colorful character Caesar Flickman (made famous by Stanley Tucci) in what he called the “Hungry For Power Games.”
Well, Flickman is back. And this time, it’s the “Hungry To Leave Power Games.”
“Rex Wayne Tillerson, ah the joy of Rex,” Flickman began. “But who is- I’m sorry- who was Rex Tillerson?”
His “tribute” of sorts started off noting that he was born in the “small town of ExxonMobil” and his net worth was $325,000,000 and nine-tenths of a cent.” He later addressed the time when Tillerson called President Trump a “f**king moron.”
“Now now, Rexy. Play nice,” he reacted. “Remember what Grandma Tillerson said. If you don’t have anything nice to say… you’re talking about Donald Trump.”
To bid the Secretary of State farewell, Flickman then literally placed a Rex Tillerson action figure into a mini coffin and poured “delicious oil” into it… which then leaked all over his desk.
“Guess what? This coffin is not water tight!” Flickman exclaimed. “We should have tried this in rehearsal!”
Flickman concluded that “whether it be fossil fuels or calling the president a f**king moron,” we know that Tillerson “likes it crude.”
He also took a moment to honor others that have “fallen” like Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, Steve Bannon, Omarosa Manigault, Tom Price, Michael Flynn, Hope Hicks, Gary Cohn among others.
Watch the clip above, via CBS.