Campaign finance – namely, the controversial Super PAC system – has proved a crucial element of Bernie Sanders' presidential bid. During speeches, he's railed against "millionaire and billionaire" funding by waving his fingers with unmatched ferocity – like the baton of a possessed maestro. Stephen Colbert's Late Show staff were so inspired by the politician's "pointing prowess" that, during Tuesday's show, they unveiled video game "Bubble Burst Bernie," in which users unlock the "Revolution" by exploding bubbles with the Vermont senator's digital movements.
Focusing on political finance, Colbert also discussed the recent arrest of Ben & Jerry's co-founders Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen during a Capitol Hill protest against money in politics. ("The history of our country is that nothing happens until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested," Cohen said prior to the incident, according to the ice cream company's website.)
"The election has got everyone out there fired up this year – including some supremely mellow guys, Ben & Jerry from Ben & Jerry's," Colbert observed. "[They] got themselves into a scoop of trouble."
"These guys have been released," he continued. "No doubt, their flirtation with the slammer is going to inspire some exciting new Ben & Jerry's flavors, including 'Solitary Confine-Mint,' 'Conejugal Visit, 'Cherryan Brotherhood, 'Disproportionate Incarceration of African-Americrunch,' 'Toilet Wine' and 'Life Without Possibility of Pecan.'"