Christian Holub
April 21, 2016 AT 12:52 PM EDT

Many rejoiced on Wednesday when the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman would bounce Andrew Jackson off the face of the $20 bill while the Founding Father without a father Alexander Hamilton would keep his place on the $10. Stephen Colbert, in turn, took time out of his Wednesday night show to shoot off every joke on the subject he could muster.

“This is long overdue. Harriet Tubman is an American hero who risked her life repeatedly to fight slavery,” Colbert said. “So it’s gonna get a little awkward in your wallet when she runs into Washington and Jefferson.”

Colbert saluted the idea of finally putting a woman on money, though he did joke, “Due to the wage gap, it’s now worth $17.”

“Apparently, on the Money Priority List, ‘woman’ and ‘African-American’ both came after ‘cyclops pyramid,'” he noted. 

Watch the clip below.

You May Like