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Peeps lawyer doesn't like Peeps, and other revelations from Stephen Colbert's latest Colbert Report investigation

Yesterday, we told you that attorney John Pineau -- who represents Carol "Chay" Burdick in a dispute that pits Peeps against possible eviction -- had agreed to speak to The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert about a trial delay without commenting on the case itself. Our prediction: "Knowing Colbert, it'll wind up being hilarious anyhow."

Bingo. After a rebroadcast the show's original Peeps package, which debuted in September, Pineau offered no new insight because "I don't want to undermine the integrity of the proceedings and the trial, and for me to comment openly might bring disgrace to the proceedings, and I wouldn't want to do that" -- at which point a photo of Pineau was replaced with one of Gregory Peck as To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, except with donkey ears (the type sprouted by bad boys in Pinocchio). Colbert subsequently asked, "If they made a Peep in your own likeness, would you eat yourself?," to which Pineau responded, "Actually, I don't like Peeps." Colbert countered, "So this is like a member of the Klan representing Rosa Parks?"

Seldom has a "no comment" been funnier. See the entire segment below:

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