Last night on The Colbert Report, Mandy Patinkin grumbled a declaration as hefty as his beard. Stephen asked him how it feels to be on Homeland at a time when the show is “less frightening than reality,” and Patinkin responds that it’s sad and overwhelming, but he has a solution, and he asks Stephen to help him. That solution turns out to be Stephen accepting the role of security advisor when Patinkin runs for Prime Minister of Israel.
Patinkin may have a reputation for being a bit of an asshole, but when he cradles Colbert in his arms and tells America it’s all going to be alright, I’ll be damned if he’s not equal parts loving grandfather and bangable bad ass.
Mandy Patinkin, you confuse me.