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‘Department of Hell and Human Sacrifice’
Stephen Colbert left his remote studio to interview President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, together in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday night. But before their conversation, he weighed in on former Health and Human Services science adviser Paul Alexander’s leaked emails urging health officials to adopt a “herd immunity” approach to Covid-19.
“If your plan to save humanity involves killing millions of people, you’re not a health adviser; you’re a Marvel villain.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
Seth Meyers agreed with Colbert’s villainous assessment, taking issue with Alexander’s writing of Americans, “We want them infected.”
“‘We want them infected.’ That is some real super villain [expletive] right there. I mean, Bane might say that, but even he wouldn’t put it down in an email.” — SETH MEYERS
“Just think about how monstrous and sociopathic that is — they wanted people to get sick. I know in the Trump era, every news story lasts five minutes and our brains have all been turned to mush by the constant crush of insanity, but this story should never be forgotten. Anyone who enabled this should be held accountable for it. You can’t just let something like this go. You go through your spouse’s things and find a bunch of love letters to an ex saying, ‘I want my husband to die,’ you don’t just toss it in the trash and say, ‘Oh, well. Water under the bridge.’” — SETH MEYERS
The Punchiest Punchlines (Pushing Trump’s Buttons Edition)
“In January, Atlantic City is blowing up a former Trump casino, and the highest bidder in a live auction will be the one to press the button. I say we hold Biden’s inauguration in Atlantic City, and then let him push the button.” — JIMMY FALLON
“We should chip in and get this for Hillary Clinton, right?” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“You know two seconds before they do it, Eric Trump is going to wander out of the front door like, ‘Is the event not inside?’” — JIMMY FALLON
“Of course, the easiest way to make a Trump casino implode is to just put Trump back in charge of running it again.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
The Bits Worth Watching
Dua Lipa and Jimmy Fallon performed “Christmas Is All Around,” better known as the song from the movie “Love Actually,” on Thursday’s “Tonight Show.”
The best television episodes of 2020 include a dream dinner party on “Bojack Horseman,” election week’s celebratory “Saturday Night Live” and the beginning of the docuseries “The History of the Seattle Mariners, a Dorktown Special,” on SB Nation.