The Colbert report was ruthless on Rudy.
Stephen Colbert had some fun with Rudy Giuliani’s much-talked-about scene from the “Borat” sequel.
On Wednesday, footage from the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary caused a stir on social media feeds around the globe.
A scene from “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” appears to show the former mayor of New York City fondling himself in front of a young woman in a hotel in Manhattan this past summer.
Giuliani was quick to distance himself from the incident, tweeting that the video was “a complete fabrication,” and that he had a completely reasonable explanation for his compromising situation: “I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.”
But the host of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” didn’t really buy it.
“Every four years, around this time of the election, people start to worry about an October surprise,” Colbert said during his monologue Wednesday. “Today, we got more than October-surprised. We got October-appalled.”
Thanks to hidden cameras featured in Cohen’s new film, “we see Giuliani reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat’s daughter,” Colbert said.
“But don’t worry,” he continued. “The teenage daughter was actually an actress who’s 24,” Colbert said, referring to Bulgarian-born actor Maria Bakalova.
The scene was interrupted by Borat, who runs in and tells Giuiliani that Borat’s daughter is 15, and “too old for you.”
“Never a great sign when the moral authority in a situation comes from a guy who once handed a woman a bag of his own poop,” Colbert said, referring to an infamous scene of the original “Borat” movie, which was released in 2006.
Colbert also plays a clip of Giuliani’s “perfectly innocent explanation,” which he detailed during a radio interview with 77 WABC Wednesday afternoon.
“I had to take off the electronic equipment. And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt [came] a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing,” he said.
Colbert was not convinced.
“OK, I would buy that — but I watched the footage,” he said. “Why did you go into a bedroom, at the suggestion of a young woman to have cocktails, to take off a mic?"
“I take off a mic every night,” he added. "Never once have I reclined on a king-sized bed and then launched a fact-finding mission to my own groin.”
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is out on Amazon Prime Video Friday.
©2020 New York Daily News
Visit New York Daily News at www.nydailynews.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.