The "Sesame Street" staple shuts down Colbert's optimism hard with one stone-cold statement about Twitter.
Stephen Colbert always has his head deep in the current news cycle, and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. Thankfully, a walk to clear his head and a duet with Oscar the Grouch ... well, it didn't settle much but it made Oscar feel better.
The "Sesame Street" star was hanging out in the alley behind the studio when Colbert walked out to clear his head for a few moments. Colbert was having a hard time remaining optimistic about the future, lamenting that maybe things won't get better at all. Maybe they'll get worse.
The whole exchange was utterly adorable and overall optimistic, which is no small feat considering Stephen's scene partner. But there's no denying that Oscar sees the garbage can as half full. He just enjoys complaining about everything anyway.