As sharp as Stephen Colbert’s interviews can be, they still revolve around timely news and current events. But sometimes, the host likes to take his guests under the night sky to ponder life’s more universal questions.
On Monday night’s episode of The Late Show, Colbert finally found the perfect partner for such pondering, someone who once famously wondered what keeps us stargazing: Kermit the Frog.
Kermit brought his iconic down-to-earth wisdom and lovable positivity to bear in response to Colbert’s starry-eyed questions. For instance, when Colbert asked whether it’s truly better to give than to receive, Kermit found the perfect middle road.
“Yeah, unless it’s like a high-five,” Kermit said. “Then everybody wins, you know what I’m saying?”
Kermit later turned the tables and asked the host a big question: What’s Colbert’s biggest regret?
“Not inventing suitcase wheels,” Colbert said. “It was right there in front of us the whole time. Why were we dragging them? I don’t understand.”
Eventually every abstract debate has to turn address worldly concerns of day-to-day life, and this one is no different. Colbert asked Kermit if he thought money could really buy happiness.
“I sure hope not,” Kermit said. “You’re talking to a guy who doesn’t have any pockets.”
Watch the full clip below.