Things got academic on Wednesday night's Colbert Report, as the funnyman interviewed Harvard professor Michael Sandel -- or maybe it was the other way around.
Sandel, a political and moral philosophy expert, began the segment by asking Colbert if it was fair that Yankees player Alex Rodriguez makes $25 million per year while the average schoolteacher makes $45,000.
"What is the teacher's batting average?" Colbert retorted.
The two went onto discuss moral reasoning, Asia and cannibalism.
Watch the entire hilariously philosophical discussion below.