Stephen Colbert didn’t have great things to say about a viral video of Utah lawmakers.
On “The Late Show” Thursday night, host Colbert trashed a recent video in which a host of Utah lawmakers rap about how to turn a bill into a law using the theme song from the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
The Utah House of Representatives dropped the video Thursday afternoon that shows members — some wearing baseball caps backward and others sticking their tongues out — rapping about how bills become laws, according to the Deseret News.
Colbert said the video “is way worse than I have the power to describe,” he said, “because I am not an epic poet.”
Colbert then played the video for his national audience.
“It’s all part of Utah’s new educational program ‘School House Sucks!’” Colbert said, a reference to the “School House Rocks!” video that also described how a bill becomes a law.
“It is a little rough,” Colbert added.
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If that wasn't enough, Colbert's video description of the segment reads: “Utah's House of Representatives wanted to show how a bill becomes a law. Instead, they showed how an innocent attempt at musical humor becomes a catastrophe of historic proportions.”
The video features Reps. Mike Kennedy, Francis Gibson, Kim Coleman, Mike Winder, Christine Watkins, Norm Thurston, Travis Seegmiller, Mike Noel, Mike McKell (who wears a front-facing “Make America Great Again” hat), Jim Dunnigan, John Westwood, Tim Quinn, Jeff Moss, Marc Roberts, Brad Wilson (who wears a sideways flat-billed hat), Susan Duckworth, Val Peterson and John Knotwell.
Watch the original video below.