When it comes to breakfast food, Stephen Colbert doesn't mess around.
Neither does Waffle House, a veritable institution in the South that serves up cheap, greasy goodness 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Colbert, who grew up in South Carolina, says he ended many a night out at his local Waffle House.
"We would always go to this one Waffle House in Charleston and order just the left side of the menu, and that's how we would end our night," Colbert said on "The Late Show" last week. When he discovered that Waffle House has its own music label to churn out songs about their restaurant, he was inspired to write his own diner anthem.
Colbert enlisted the help of alt-country singer Sturgill Simpson to produce the soon-to-be-classic Waffle House song, "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads." The two songbirds played their new hit at the South Carolina restaurant of Colbert's childhood, a hilarious event captured in the video above.
After messing with some waffle-loving patrons, Colbert and Simpson rolled out a red carpet laden with hash browns for their glorious walk to the jukebox.
"I can honestly say, as long as my family isn't watching, that this is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me," Colbert confessed.
"No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads" is now playing on every Waffle House jukebox in America. So swing by your local spot, pick up an All-Star Breakfast and play this jam a few extra times for the patron saint of waffles, Stephen Colbert.