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September 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Rep. Jim McDermott tosses salmon on ‘Colbert Report’

Rep. Jim McDermott appeared Thursday night on Comedy Central for the latest installment of comedian Stephen Colbert’s 435-part series, “Better Know a District.”

In typical fashion, Colbert asked a series of wacky questions while the Seattle Democrat played the straight man. McDermott fended off Colbert’s suggestion they make out, and appeared confused by the comedian’s reference to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

Colbert: “Congressman, do you like big butts?”

McDermott: “I’m sorry…?”

Colbert: “You cannot lie, sir.”

No, a perplexed McDermott finally said, he does not like big butts.

The segment ended with an homage to the Pike Place Market, as McDermott flung a salmon to Colbert in the hallway outside his congressional office.

You can watch the full video here.

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