Stephen Colbert, in the tribute to Steve Jobs, breaks face as he nears the end of tonight';s tribute video.
Colbert digs through his show archives to present an evolving portrait of Apple products as a hot commodity, quipping, "No one else could make me beg quite like him; "Apple, what part of "Give me a free iPhone "don't you understand?" "Come on Apple, give me one through the TV, I know you have the technology.""
Later on Colbert, revealed an email he received from Jobs himself afterwards, "I was one of the few people who could call Steve Jobs a close friend -- in that he communicated with me once."
To which Colbert, breaking character and with a 100% sincerity, proceeded to respond while live on-air:
"Right back at ya!
Thanks for everything."