Stephen Colbert made a 'slightly more honest version' of the CNN apple ad

  • Earlier this week, CNN ran an ad called “Facts First” that caught attention for its subtle jab at President Trump.
  • On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert came up with a more “honest” version of the ad.


On Monday, CNN launched a new advertisement that¬†took jabs at the “fake news” craze, as well as President Trump. But Stephen Colbert felt it needed to be less subtle.

The original CNN ad features a red apple with a voiceover saying:

“This is an apple. Some people might try to tell you it’s a banana. They might scream ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put ‘banana’ in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”

The ad then ends with the words, “Facts First.”

Colbert played the ad Tuesday night on “The Late Show.” He was impressed, he said. But he had decided to create “a slightly more honest version.”

Colbert’s version of the ad is in the same style as CNN’s, with a white background and a red apple. But the voiceover says things like:

“Sarah Huckabee-Sanders might get on TV and say, ‘Banana-nana-fo-fana, fee-fi-mo-mana, banana!’ Even though your question was about tax returns … They will say, ‘The banana did a great job helping Puerto Rico.’ You’ll say, ‘Actually, most of the island is still lacking’ … ‘Stand for the national bananthem!'”

The ad ends with the voiceover: “Now orange you ready to im-peach?” while showing an orange and a peach.

The words “That was about Trump” then appear.

Watch the Colbert “ad” below:

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