Stephen Colbert Brought His Hunger Games Character to the DNC, and It Didn’t Climax With Hillary Clinton Shooting an Arrow Into Her Rival’s Heart

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Just as he did for the Republicans, Stephen Colbert visited the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this weekend in character as the Hunger Games' Caesar Flickerman, a guy who knows something about brutal competitions that end with a no-nonsense woman on top. He gave us a tour of the convention, past the concession stand — Bernie Sanders's least-favorite part of any arena — and down to the lower levels, which are "the intestinal tract of the Democratic party ... where all their ideals will eventually be excreted in the form of a viable candidacy." Then he tried to crash the stage, only to find that even the assistance of Nancy Pelosi couldn't get him up there — proof the DNC isn't entirely run by the whims of party elites.