The Thursday Buzz: Shatner Smokes Colbert at Arm Wrestling and More

by | March 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM | Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, Modern Family, The Colbert Report, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show

William Shatner has been doing a lot of interviews to promote his one-man Broadway show “Shatner’s World” — then again, he seems to be constantly doing interviews about something or other — but for one reason or another, he’s never gone on “The Colbert Report.” That changed last night. How would one of show business’s most outsized personalities be able to deal with Stephen Colbert‘s dominating, interrupting show persona?

Quite well, it turns out, mainly because it seems that Shatner has developed a pretty good sense of not taking himself so seriously, which has gotten more acute as he’s gotten older. So during the talk with Colbert he says “no” when Stephen asks if he can call Shatner “Bill,” then challenges the host to an arm-wrestling match. The 80-year-old Shatner proceeded to crush the much younger Colbert, who was too busy praising Shatner’s “glow” to be ready for the match.

Watch the clip above. While you’re here, click below to see the other goings on from yesterday:

Khloe Kardashian seems to be OK with her husband Lamar Odom going to strip clubs… and going herself [Conan]

– Remembrances of the late Davy Jones [NBC News]

Neil Patrick Harris tells David Letterman who the mother is on “HIMYM” [Late Show]

John McCain talks to Jay Leno about the tumultuous GOP primaries [Tonight Show]

– Phil (Ty Burrell) deals with “the devil’s trifecta” on his favorite day… Leap Day [Modern Family]

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