Late-Night Hosts Devote Considerable Time to Trump's Private Parts
The Guardian published excerpts from Stormy Daniels new book Full Disclosure on Tuesday in which the pornography actress compares President Donald Trump's penis to the video game character Toad from the Mario and Mario Kart series.
Naturally, such a salacious report did not go unnoticed by late-night hosts, who have made a habit of picking apart any and all scandals facing the current administration.
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host noted the story and Daniels description of the president's anatomy. "For once I’m gonna say, let’s not take a closer look,” Meyers said, preempting his own usual "Closer Look" segment.
"That’s a joke about the news. You might be saying, ‘How dare you make a joke about a penis looking like a video game character.’ That’s the fucking news right now.”
On The Late Late Show With James Corden, the host took issue with Daniels' description. "Now listen, no matter what your politics are that’s just disrespectful," Corden said. "He’s not the 'mushroom character' from Mario Kart. His name is Toad."
From tonight's monologue: "No matter what your politics are, that's just disrespectful." pic.twitter.com/3KqgxHKUCr— ♬ It's The Late Late Shooooow ♬ (@latelateshow) September 19, 2018
Over on TBS, host Conan O'Brien quipped, "In her new memoir, Stormy Daniels described President Trump's penis as being like the mushroom character in Super Mario Brothers. In other words, Stormy Daniels is every man's fantasy: a porn star who plays video games.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon also foregrounded the sex scene in Daniels' book, with host Jimmy Fallon saying at the start of his monologue that the book went "into detail" on the encounter. "This explains why every book comes with a bottle of Pepto-Bismol and a straw," he joked.
When it came to her Toad simile, Fallon showed the audience a visua of the video-game character: "People are like, 'Forget the shape, how does he explain the giant red dots? That's what I'm worried about,'" he said.
And on Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel threw in a joke while recounting the passage in question in the book: "She describes Trump’s penis as 'smaller than average,' but admitted that she was impressed that it had his name embossed in gold on it."
After describing the passage that compared Trump's nether regions to Toad, Kimmel added, "And just like that, I will not eat a mushroom or play a video game ever again."
This article originally appeared in THR.com.