Odenkirk’s Colbert was an angry, humorless comedian in a made-up film titled Late Show: The Movie. Odenkirk communicated with the audience via dismissive commands along the lines of “Shut up and sit down!” and “Clap, you pigs!” “Did everyone hear about Iran secretly testing nuclear missiles?” Odenkirk’s late-night host quipped. “Who cares?”
Colbert returned with his own Odenkirk impression. Then the two men upped the ante by swapping roles yet again for a fake movie within their already fake movie. At this point, Colbert was wearing two wigs to show his multiple character layers, and the whole thing started to make your head hurt, like Inception on a very small budget.
Girlfriend’s Day is currently streaming on Netflix. Odenkirk helped write the film, and he stars in it along with Amber Tamblyn.