By Judy Kurtz - 11/16/12 07:29 PM EST
Now that he’s been immortalized in wax, Stephen Colbert is naming a few lawmakers whom he believes deserve their own wax figures.
Colbert then questioned a staffer as to whether the museum — which is home to a “president’s gallery” featuring wax figures of every American commander in chief — had one of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “You don’t have a Nancy Pelosi? That’s kind of sexist, don’t you think? Let’s get a Nancy Pelosi, that’d be great. She doesn’t blink either, does she?” said the Emmy winner.
Before making the big reveal of his wax doppelganger, Colbert, appearing as his bombastic TV persona, thanked Madame Tussauds “for the honor of becoming the latest ‘Waxican’ American. Because being cast in wax is true immortality — as long as the Earth is not in any way getting warmer.”
“One, two — me!” Colbert declared, as a curtain dropped to reveal his wax double. “I am so beautiful,” he said as he gazed, petted, and even licked the inanimate version’s cheek.
Colbert donated his own Brooks Brothers suit to dress “Wax Stephen Colbert,” as he referred to his artificial counterpart. He also provided Madame Tussauds with his eyeglasses prescription information, so the team there could accurately recreate them with exact magnification.
The entertainer, also in town to promote his book, America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, cracked that museum staff had informed him, “On the color wheel, my skin tone is ‘semi-gloss Romney voter.’ ”
Colbert, who made a trip to the District in 2010 to testify on Capitol Hill on immigration (in character, naturally), said he has no message for Congress this time. “They’re still here? All of them?” Colbert asked ITK, in mock shock.
Visitors to Madame Tussauds D.C. can get up close and personal to pose with “Wax Stephen Colbert” — the museum even created a replica set of “The Colbert Report” for guests.