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Stephen Colbert Praises TSA's Chewbacca Stop (Video)

Stephen Colbert believes TSA Storm Troopers -- er, agents -- are doing a great job.

On Tuesday's "Colbert Report," he noted that Denver airport TSA agents briefly stopped "Star Wars" actor Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca, because of a cane that resembles a lightsaber. Colbert called the Wookie a "high-profile fugitive who associates with known smugglers."

"I'm relieved the TSA has finally joined the Empire in their fight against the Rebel Alliance, who we all know will stop at nothing to overthrow a duly elected Emporer Palpatine," Colbert said.

Colbert also called for federal investigations of other "Star Wars" characters, including 900-year-old Yoda: "Milking Social Security dry he is!" (His Social Security card number: 000-00-0001.)

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