'Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?' 'Every day since Nov. 8.'

By Nick Romano
September 17, 2017 at 09:42 PM EDT
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Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Stephen Colbert did during a hysterical Westworld-inspired sketch from the Emmys on Sunday. Jeffrey Wright reprised his role from the HBO sci-fi drama for a bit that saw the awards show host as a robotic host, who was stripped down to his bare bottom opposite the delightful Tituss Burgess.

Colbert came onstage to announce another Emmys category when he began to “glitch” and was quickly extracted by two men dressed in Westworld hazmat suits for a diagnostics test.

Wright’s Bernard began his analysis of the butt naked Colbert in a bowtie by asking the quintessential question, “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”

“Every day since Nov. 8,” he said, referring to the day Donald Trump was elected President of the united States.

Bernard then lampooned Westworld by joking how the famous line, “These violent delights have violent ends,” was just thrown in by the writers to “sound smart.”

The HBO series was up for a number of awards on Sunday night, but as Bernard explained to Colbert, the Emmys are just “a day when all the beautiful men and all the beautiful women gather to give golden statues to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.”
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After testing out some of the Emmys host’s other functionalities, such as his “tuxedo protocol” and “after-party mode,” Colbert noticed another face in the room: Burgess sipping a cocktail in a tiny cowboy hat.

“Tituss Burgess?! Are you a robot too?” Colbert exclaimed.

“Yes,” the actor said in a scene-stealing appearance. “I’m 100 percent robot. Bleep! Bloop! Whatever! Now if you’ll excuse, Stefan, I gotta go rope me some cowboys.”

Check out moments from the sketch above.

HBO's ambitious science-fiction thriller 'Westworld' is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name. The series developed by Jonathan Nolan stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, and more top names.
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