Truthiness: Clinton to Colbert's Rescue

ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., made her first appearance on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" Thursday evening by coming to Stephen Colbert's rescue.

Before heading on stage, Clinton spoke backstage with her former opponent, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who is also a guest on the show this evening. No details on the conversation were provided.

The Colbert skit began at the top of the show when Colbert's monitor went to a test signal and he complained to his control room.

"What happened, Jimmy, Jimmy the rear projector just went down, the screen's down, Jimmy where's my liberty bell?" he said.

Jimmy tells Colbert that there is nobody to fix the screen and that all the technicians are in New York.

Colbert shouts out in frustration, "Are you telling me there's no one in this theatre who can fix the mess we're in?"


Senator Clinton then appeared on the stage, saying, "I can, I can Stephen."

The Democratic presidential hopeful then began a very technical conversation with Jimmy, and attempts to fix the screen. Clinton asks a series of questions until she suggests, finally, that Jimmy "try toggling the input."

Miraculously, the screen is restored and the audience applauds.

Clinton then turns to Colbert and suggests that he get a touch up. "You know what Stephen, your forehead is a little bit shiny, make-up, make-up, can we get some translucent powder, please."

Colbert responds, saying, "Wow, Sen. Clinton you are so prepared for any situation. I just don't know how to thank you enough."

Clinton tells Colbert that she loves solving problems, and that he can even call her at 3 a.m. Colbert thanks Clinton and finishes by saying, "I am going to call her at 3 a.m. I'm sure she left her cell phone number."

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