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Stephen Colbert Stages 'Crossfire' Parody With Big Bird And Oscar The Grouch

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The "Sesame Street" gang stopped by "The Colbert Report" last night, the night after appearing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to sing with The Roots.

In a segment that would have worked just as well on "Sesame Street" as it did on "Colbert," Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch appear in a parody of the newly-resurrected cable news show "Crossfire." But in the spirit of all of Jim Henson's creations, they have a tough time understanding Stephen's instruction to fight just for the sake of fighting.

Now, Newt Gingrich ending an episode of "Crossfire" by belting out a stirring rendition of "I Love Trash"? Now, that would be quality programming.