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‘A Mash-Up Between Buzz Lightyear and Woody’

Late-night hosts had fun with the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s brief trip to space on Tuesday. Stephen Colbert welcomed his audience by saying, “So happy you could all join us tonight for a momentous day in the history of some people having way too much money.”

Colbert noted that, despite the amount of coverage devoted to the event, it wasn’t all that newsworthy.

“Here’s how I know it’s not important — I hosted the last one of these, OK? For Branson,” Colbert said, referring to the billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, who took his own trip to the edge of space last week. “Lot of fun, but talk show hosts don’t anchor historic events — except, of course, when Arsenio Hall interviewed the Berlin Wall.”

The hosts couldn’t resist talking about what Bezos was wearing when he returned — a cowboy hat.

“I guess space turns you into Kenny Chesney.” — JIMMY FALLON

“You know you’re rich when you put that on and everyone who works for you goes, ‘Oh, it looks great, yeah. You’re a man of the people, just going to space.'” — JIMMY FALLON

“He looks like a mash-up between Buzz Lightyear and Woody.” — JIMMY FALLON

“He got the spacesuit and cowboy hat together by searching for the midlife crisis bundle: ‘Is a soul patch too much?'” — JIMMY FALLON

“A cowboy hat? So he went into space and somehow became extra divorced.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

The Punchiest Punchlines (Jeff’s Rocket Edition)

“Today millions of people all over the world looked up and said, ‘Wow, that thing sure looks like a penis.'” — ANTHONY ANDERSON, guest host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

“I guess it’s true what they say, billionaires and their rockets end up looking just like each other.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“It’s the only rocket that shrinks in the cold.” — JIMMY FALLON

“They designed it at the Johnson Space Center.” — TARIQ TROTTER of The Roots, the house band on “The Tonight Show”

“It looks like R2-D2 took some Viagra.”— JIMMY FALLON

“They don’t keep it in a hangar, they keep it in the top drawer of a bedside table.” — TARIQ TROTTER

“Next stop, the ‘O’ zone.” — JIMMY FALLON

“It’s not that hard to get to space.” — TARIQ TROTTER

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