Roy Moore’s Horse Ride Draws Late-Night Ridicule

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Stephen Colbert addressed both Roy Moore and the horse he “rode in on.”

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‘The Horse You Rode In on’

The late-night shows all taped on Tuesday before Alabama’s Senate election results came in. But they did have time to respond to some of the day’s news — particularly the video of the Republican candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, riding to the polls on horseback.

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Watching Mr. Moore’s ride, Stephen Colbert gave him a not-so-friendly greeting.

“I just want to say to Roy Moore: Hello you, and the horse you rode in on.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore rode on horseback today to his polling place to vote in the special election. Look at that, what a majestic picture of two animals not allowed in the mall.” — SETH MEYERS

Harry Styles Subs for Corden

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The singer Harry Styles came to James Corden’s aid on Tuesday, hosting “The Late Late Show” after Mr. Corden’s wife went into labor. She later gave birth to a daughter. Mr. Styles took the opportunity to poke fun at his friend.

“I was just at the hospital before I came to fill in, and she looks a lot like James. Mainly because James looks like a giant baby.” — HARRY STYLES

The Punchiest Punchlines (Star Wars Edition)

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“‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is expected to make over $425 million by Sunday. You can tell they’re making a lot of money because today Yoda endorsed the Republican tax plan.” — JIMMY FALLON

“President Trump signed a $700 billion defense bill today and said, quote, ‘We need our military, it’s got to be perfecto.’ Of course, it’s hard to be ‘perfecto’ when the guy in charge is ‘suspecto.’” — SETH MEYERS

The Bits Worth Watching

Imagine the TV show “Riverdale” — as Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts.”

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Seth Meyers took Mr. Moore’s wife, Kayla, to task for trying to defend him by pointing out that one of his lawyers “is a Jew.”

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What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night

Dennis Rodman, who is increasingly being called America’s unofficial ambassador to North Korea, will chat with Mr. Colbert on Wednesday.

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