Comedian Joel McHale is hot right now, and it seems to have gone to his head. McHale, according to his own Twitter account, mistakenly believed he was so hot he’d be impervious to New York City winter weather. The LA-dwelling McHale has it so cushy in Southern California that he arrived in NYC and, immediately noting the chill, wrote: “Hello New York City. Your brisk weather is refreshing & invigorating. Now…can I borrow someone’s coat, hat, gloves, scarf, fireplace, and Tauntaun belly?” For those who are living without adequate Star Wars reference material, the tauntaun is the creature into whose dead guts Luke Skywalker crawls to get warm on the icy planet of Hoth.
Hello New York City. Your brisk weather is refreshing & invigorating. Now…can I borrow someone’s coat, hat, gloves, scarf, fireplace, and Tauntaun belly?
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) February 8, 2018
A hat and scarf aren’t items McHale will find hard to borrow from a New Yorker, but a tautaun is a tall order. (Literally — tauntaun were big-ass lizards humans rode on.) But Stephen Colbert may be just the guy to produce a tauntaun’s gruesome innards for McHale to crawl into on Late Night. Or maybe they’ll just sing a song together. McHale is on Colbert to promote The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale on Netflix. The tauntaun’s belly saved Luke’s life, remember. Colbert would love to do the same for McHale, as if he needs saving!
He’s not the hero we need or deserve but he’s the one we got. The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. pic.twitter.com/r3i3KwLZ9s
— The Joel McHale Show (@JoelMcHaleShow) February 8, 2018