Colbert Shows Us How ‘Stranger Things’ Looks With Trump-as-Vecna Lording Over the Upside Down (Video)

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Colbert Shows Us How ‘Stranger Things’ Looks With Trump-as-Vecna Lording Over the Upside Down (Video)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” did the impossible Thursday night, morphing the Jan. 6 Committee hearings into the Netflix hit “Stranger Things” to give us the ultimate monster from the Upside Down — Vecna, topped with Donald Trump’s massive head.

No word on whether Kathy Griffin was consulted for the segment, which was brought to you by the brilliant minds of the late-night show’s fake news team.

The bit starts with two fake news anchors mentioning separately that the Jan. 6 Committee and “Stranger Things” will return for more thrills, spills and chills in July.

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The fireworks then kick off with a familiar narrator reading a familiar ominous-sounding voiceover intro: “Netflix presents, the most terrifying series of the summer — ‘Stranger Hearings.’

“This July, they’re back: a rag-tag group of middle-aged kids trying to take down a monster terrorizing the bold little town of Washington, D.C.”

That monster is, of course, Vecna — here made over with Trump’s scowling face. The show stars are, in turn, the panel overseeing the congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 riots, including none other than Committee Chair Bennie Thompson dressed for the part of Lucas and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who rather closely resembles Dustin.

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“One girl, Elle Cheney, will fight against the bro Republicans who are turning democracy into the Upside Down,” the narrator says.

Watch the full segment from “The Late Show” above.

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