Watch Colbert and Stewart's Broadway Musical-Style Call to Vote

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Now that Election Day is here, are you having mixed feelings about voting? The adorable little street urchin in Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" audience last night understands how you feel.

After she came to Colbert's attention thanks to her loud crying, she broke out into song and explained that she's "too scared to vote." Colbert attempted to calm her fears and encourage her to vote, but then Mayor of Candytown Jon Stewart, resplendent in red top hat and "Jon Stewart" sash, showed up, and broke out into song himself: "Don't shove voting down her throat! Democracy is optional!"

But wait! Plot twist! Colbert informed the apparently out-of-the-loop Mayor Stewart that Donald Trump is running for the highest office in the land. After a literal spit take that left Colbert drenched, the incredulous Stewart said, "Are you serious?! That angry, tax- and draft-dodging little orange groundhog is running for president?!"

Long segment short: There was an additional spit take, a cameo appearance by Javier Muñoz from the Broadway musical "Hamilton," more singing, and a chorus that included a fireman, a crossing guard, a cowboy and an astronaut -- and consensus on the importance of voting.

So ... go vote!

Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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