But the “Late Show” host also noticed another bear that had been in the running: 747, aka “Colbert,” who won last year.
“I can’t wait to learn why this bear was named after me!” Colbert said. “Is it because we’re both fierce? Is it because we both eat our weight in salmon? What could it be?”
The answer was neither ― and left Colbert… the host, not the bear… in mock silence for more than 20 seconds: