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Sometimes you just don’t know how much you miss someone until you see them again, and that’s exactly how many viewers felt when Jon Stewart appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week. Stewart and Colbert were notorious for their election coverage on Comedy Central when Stewart hosted The Daily Show and Colbert hosted The Colbert Report and viewers’ cries of missing it this year didn’t go unnoticed. And what better time for Stewart and Colbert to reunite than the 2016 Republican National Convention?

The bit starts out with Stewart coming out of hiding (under Colbert’s desk). After they “celebrate” Roger Ailes’ resignation from Fox News (following a decade making fun of his station and him), Stewart tells Colbert that he’d love to talk about the election. They switch places; Stewart takes over the chair and Colbert moves to the floor — but not before dressing Stewart in a suit jacket and clip-on tie.

And then Stewart does what Stewart has always done best — and he does it making up for lost time, camera deadpans and all. For those not familiar with Stewart and his commentary, it’s important to note that he is famously critical of conservatives.

A good warm-up needs a little athleticism, which he nails by introducing another timely topic: the upcoming Rio Olympics. “I’m actually interested in gymnastics,” Stewart says. “I’m enjoying the gymnastics portion of the program that’s about to occur — that will be the contortions that many conservatives will now have to do to embrace Donald J. Trump, a man who clearly embodies all the things they have for years said that they have hated about Barack Obama.” He goes on to show a montage of clips of various news segments talking about and describing Obama using language that could also just as easily describe Trump.

“A thin-skinned narcissist with no government experience,” Stewart says, repeating one of the lines from a news segment. “Yes, that sounds exactly like…” — a picture of Donald Trump appears on the screen — “… Barack Obama.”

Speaking to comments of Obama’s divisiveness, Stewart yelled out other obvious divisions: cats vs. dogs, Batman vs. Superman, and “that woman versus the other two” when pictures of Taylor Swift and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian popped up, touching upon other timely entertainment news (he later shouts-out Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well).

Falling back into classic Stewart, he took jabs at Sean Hannity (“Lumpy”) and Fox News.

Working his way up to his patent Stewart closer, he went full-speed ahead as the crowd clapped and cheered:

“Either Lumpy and his friends are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned, authoritarian, less-than-Christian, readers-of-prompter being President, or they don’t care. As long as it’s their thin-skinned, prompter-authoritarian-tyrant-narcissist. You just want that person to give you your country back because you feel that you’re this country’s rightful owner. There’s only one problem with that: this country isn’t yours! You don’t own it. It never was. There is no “real America.” You don’t own it. You don’t own Patriotism. You don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police, and firefighters. Trust me. I saw a lot of people on the Convention floor in Cleveland with their Blue Lives Matter rhetoric who either remained silent or actively fought against the 9/11 First Responders Bill re-authorization. I see you and I see your bullshit.”

As he gave the censors a bit of a work-out, Stephen Colbert crawled up from the floor to remind him that they’re on live television.

Check out the whole clip below.