Colbert made the remarks during Wednesday night’s edition of his TV show.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission walked back the proposed ban on Wednesday after intense backlash on social media.
Colbert cited the agency’s claim that gas stoves emit harmful pollutants, stated,
“Okay, now we’re cookin’ with gas! You can feel it. Because this next story is about cooking with gas. Specifically, that’s bad.
The EPA has found that natural gas stoves emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide and are linked to respiratory illness, cardiovascular problems, and other health conditions. Okay, that is not great.
But counterpoint: gas stoves are also linked to delicious pan-seared scallops. A little butter bath. Come on, baby, come on. Oh yeah, oh yeah.
As a result, the government is now considering banning gas stoves. [Bleep] you! I will see you in hell.
You can have my gas range when you pry it from my hot, sizzling hams! Now, because they knew I would be upset, the government says they now have no plans to bang the stoves, so as of right now there are no rule changes.
But the nervous nellies over at Consumer Reports are urging homeowners to consider going electric. Why? Because electric stoves are so safe?
‘Kids, I don’t want you inhaling particulate matter so I brought us something that goes from room temperature to the surface of the sun with nothing in between, and when you turn it off it stays hot for hours.
Is it on right now? Only one way to find out. Jimmy, put a plate on there and see if it explodes in your face.’”
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