…Colbert looked to de Pury and said “pumpkin patch,” a code phrase of sorts. Colbert offered to personally sign the portrait if someone raised the bidding price. They did.
Another round of “pumpkin patch,” another offer from Colbert — this time to deliver the painting to anywhere in Manhattan, even to a “yacht,” Colbert joked. No takers. The final “pumpkin patch” was an offer for the buyer to come on “The Colbert Report.” Someone bid $26,000.
de Pury suggested a “double pumpkin patch,” and Colbert replied, for the sake of Fat Tuesday, “If you throw beads I’ll show you my tits,” which garnered a round of laughs from the audience. The piece was sold for $26,000 as Colbert slammed the gavel.
One of the best field segments TCR has done!