"Well, I just want to say, as a dedicated CBS employee who supports the wisdom of my corporate overlords without question, Please let me say: What have you idiots done?" Colbert said in his Friday Late Show monologue. "We had Oprah! You let her slip through our fingers! You madmen! You maniacs! This is mass madness! Don’t you realize you can’t let Oprah go. We already have Gayle King! Put Steadman on Young Sheldon, and we had the full set!" Colbert was responding to Oprah Winfrey's revelation this week that she left after less than two years because it "was not the best format for me" and because producers didn't like the "too emotional" way she said her name. "How should I say this? Never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in my name," said Oprah. "No, it's not that it didn't sit very well. I did it. I think I did seven takes on just my name because it was 'too emotional.' I go, 'Is the too much emotion in the "Oprah" part or the "Winfrey" part?'" Colbert concluded his rant by apologizing to Oprah in a 60 Minutes frame. "So, to Oprah Winfrey, on behalf of my network, I just want to say, ‘I’m Stephen Colbert, and this is an apology," he said before imitating a ticking clock.