Leather Muppet to Stephen Colbert: You Are What You Eat

BY Paul Solman  October 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert eats marshmallows.

Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query:

Name: Beth D.

Question: Stephen Colbert did an excellent job of explaining the marshmallow test of self-control. Are you worried he will come after your job?

16th Webby Honoree Award

Update: the ‘Colbert Report Retort’ was named a 2012 Webby Award Nominee for online film and video.

Paul Solman: Terrified. As you can see in this video response to Mr. Colbert, I haven’t really gotten over being called “a Muppet made of leather”….

Special thanks to puppeteer Veronica DeVore, Comedy Central for granting the rights to use the clips and to Dave Gustafson for suggesting the Muppet Whatnot Workshop at FAO Schwarz. Video shot and edited by Elizabeth Shell.

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