Stephen Colbert Does Send-Up Of Twitter & Jeff Goldblum Death Rumor

Last week, we covered how a rumor that Jeff Goldblum was dead spread on Twitter and even Google . This week, Stephen Colbert did a great send-up of the rumor, including a visit by Goldblum himself.

The clip starts out with Colbert saying:

“I was on the Twitter this weekend, and I saw a tweetening of the most tragic thing I ever had twattered. According to multiple tweets, friend of the show and of dinosaurs actor Jeff Goldblum passed away on Thursday in New Zealand. Now sure, you didn’t hear about itin the mainstream media. But I don’t see how Delicioushair could get this wrong.”

Goldblum then appears in the studio denying he’s dead. Which Colbert doesn’t believe, so Goldblum tweets to him that he’s alive. “Ladies and gentlemen I have huge news. The dead can Twitter,” Colbert says.

Colbert then plays a clip of Goldblum’s death being reported by a mainstream TV news show in Australia. Goldblum plays along, agrees he must be dead and delivers his own eulogy. Enjoy below:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Jeff Goldblum Will Be Missed
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Jeff Goldblum

See also Jeff Goldblum Is NOT Dead (Despite What Google Says) for more background and Jon Stewart Explains Twitter & Stephen Colbert On Wikipedia for some related send-ups.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Search & Society: General | Twitter


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