Colbert Defends TSA for Investigating Chewbacca Actor's Lightsaber Cane (Video)

The Colbert Report Chewbacca - H 2013
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The Colbert Report Chewbacca - H 2013

In addition to the Wookiee, the Comedy Central host quips that he'd like federal agencies to target C-3PO and Yoda.

Stephen Colbert's faux-conservative persona not only agreed with the TSA's recent extra scrutiny of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew's lightsaber cane, he'd also like to see government agencies target other Star Wars characters. 

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"I want to commend the TSA for recently doing what they had to do to foil a high-profile fugitive who associates with known smugglers," the Colbert Report host said. "I am talking, of course, about Chewbacca."

Mayhew ran into trouble at a Denver airport on June 3 and detailed his issue with airport on security on Twitter, writing that TSA "won't allow me through the airport with me cane!" He added that he was given the Jedi-ready cane back after he started tweeting. 

See why Colbert would also like Immigration and Customs Enforcement to investigate C-3P0 and Health and Human Services to take a look at the 900-year-old Yoda in the clip below: