Stephen Colbert spotted one of the most unbelievable acts of resistance as Ukraine battles an invasion by Russia.
The “Late Show” host read this tweet on Tuesday night:
In Kyiv a woman knocked down a Russian drone from a balcony with a jar of cucumbers. How did they expect to occupy this country?
— Liubov Tsybulska (@TsybulskaLiubov) March 5, 2022
That provided an opportunity for Colbert to reach into his joke jar for some instant Vlasic puns.
“That’s right! Ukrainian grandmothers have weaponized pickles ― and they’re not gherkin around,” he said. “Here’s the dill-io: Mess with Ukraine, and they will relish the opportunity to hit you with a pickle spear. Or even worse, drop a tactical cuke.”
Once fact-checkers looked into the story, however, they found one key detail was wrong, and Colbert had to revise all those jokes in his Tuesday night monologue:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.