Border Walls: The Medieval Solution

  • Published on Jan 11, 2019
  • A medieval architect (Adam Pally) gets stuffed after his stone border wall doesn't please the king.
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Comments • 464

  • Scout
    Scout 4 months ago

    I guarantee you all of these anti trump celebrities ALL live behind a nice big wall

  • Yoder023
    Yoder023 4 months ago

    Every day it gets harder to stay an independent

  • Rocketman1292
    Rocketman1292 5 months ago

    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! I blow my farts in your general direction! Now go away before I taunt you a second time!

  • jeevan jose
    jeevan jose 5 months ago

    The background music used here is from "the sims medieval" game. I feel so nostalgic

  • Strange Wayfaring Stranger

    Game of dolts.

  • Genie Cooper
    Genie Cooper 5 months ago

    Are you using music from The Sims Medieval? Ooh, EA gonna have a conniption!

  • Rick Stuifzand
    Rick Stuifzand 5 months ago

    Time for trebuchets!

  • arthur taylor
    arthur taylor 5 months ago

    Keep postponing the wall...a lot more brand new democrats have to come in illegally.You'll need them in 2020.

  • takata98
    takata98 5 months ago

    I"m not sure why... I'm watching this and thinking "Black Adder" Where's Balderick when you need him?.

  • saadick hurre
    saadick hurre 5 months ago

    "only peasants with shovel technology sir"

  • 2ΩIMFJ CD5
    2ΩIMFJ CD5 5 months ago

    Spike pits are banned from war and were highly effective. He'd want them if he could get away with it.

  • 2ΩIMFJ CD5
    2ΩIMFJ CD5 5 months ago

    11 ft. wall? = 12 ft. ladder.
    4 ft. deep? = 5 ft. below
    Steel slats? = hacksaw
    Hardware store distance from border? = 1 mile
    Cost of ladder?
    = Under $20 U.S.
    Continuous? = NOT POSSIBLE.

  • Yousir Cantknow
    Yousir Cantknow 5 months ago

    No Border Wall
    No Paris

    Just facts.

  • Rachel 'RTNightmare'
    Rachel 'RTNightmare' 5 months ago

    This is so accurate.

  • malimillions
    malimillions 5 months ago

    I’m counting down the days until trump learns about the sport of vaulting

  • Jen0714 Jen0714
    Jen0714 Jen0714 5 months ago

    Hey, Can we get a 'STORMY DANCE' out of you Colbert!!!! We're hurting out here!

  • MatchstalkMan
    MatchstalkMan 5 months ago

    Oh dear. This is exactly what has happened.
    It’s still too subtle for Republicans…

  • Carol Shaw
    Carol Shaw 5 months ago

    Let me draw a picture to those who dont want a wall in the Southern Boarder. For all those that dont want the wall in the Southern boarder let me make a suggestion to you. When you go to work, do lock your house. In fact dont lock up your car. Do lock up your banks, churches, or business or schools. Take the locks off all your school your kids lockers and purses and banking accounts. Arent these barriers that stop people from stealing, and giving your kids drugs. Isnt the structure of you house has walls that separate the bathrooms from the bedrooms. Is the the outside door is lock . Isnt your window lock. Isnt the school outside door lock to a wall to keep your kids safety. If you dont want a wall at the boarder, just keep your schools doors unlock and when you have another school shooting, please dont call the police. Don go on the television, utubes, and Iphones and be this drama queen because you dont want to build a wall. In fact just visit Mexico and try to live there for a year. You are cowards. You want to safe guard your children. When there is a school shooting then you cry and have the whole world to feel sorry for you. Just stop!!!!! When somecome into your house and do damage to your house then you want make scene. Just stop and suck up to consequences for NOT BUILDING THE WALL. Pelosi has a wall around her house. She make enough money to send her kids to a safe school. What is your problem. BUILD THAT WALL!!!!!!

  • waterandafter
    waterandafter 5 months ago

    Horses are effective transportation technology and they're green too.

  • Bornearth75
    Bornearth75 5 months ago


  • João Freitas
    João Freitas 5 months ago +1

    The Sims medieval soundtrack

  • Mari Posa
    Mari Posa 5 months ago

    How could this sketch be done without Payton Oswald!??? Lol!

  • Andrew Daniels
    Andrew Daniels 5 months ago

    Ummmm... Bad work by the Late Show!
    When mocking others lack of knowledge of history, good to know history yourself. In 1219, there WAS NO SPAIN
    At best, you have to say Castile.............. If you think that's way above the knowledge of the average American, then you have to say King of France, because there was no SPAIN in 1219

    • Monsieur LaFlamme
      Monsieur LaFlamme 5 months ago

      Andrew Daniels it’s comedy bro. Don’t be so up tight about it unless you want us to make medieval Germany pay for it

  • Sun Rizing
    Sun Rizing 5 months ago +1

    "Well I'll shut down the kingdom until you do and I'm taking my rock! Bye! Bye!" 😂😂😂😂

  • palmkrawlerr
    palmkrawlerr 5 months ago

    "The wheel is older than the wall" I love how Trump pulls alternate facts out of his rump. He makes an art form of it.

  • m d
    m d 5 months ago +1

    Wall will help but, all we need is a machine gun nest every 1000 yards and a few drones and snipers. MAGA 2020

  • Petyr Kowalski
    Petyr Kowalski 5 months ago

    Trump is a medieval solution, just like leeches and a leather codpiece.

  • sfisabbt
    sfisabbt 5 months ago

    The king seems much stronger than the builder, no matter how big his hands are.

  • sirMAXX
    sirMAXX 5 months ago +1

    Damn! Foiled by shovel technology!

  • TheKira699
    TheKira699 5 months ago +1

    Simply electrify the Rio they gonna cross then...come all you logic people? GOTCHA! Who let em have boats and planes....and a bridge??? Damnation.

  • Vera Garcia
    Vera Garcia 5 months ago +1

    beware when the wall is built the airports will be closed and you will all be trapped in trumpland...... get out now America!

  • Frank Winkhorst
    Frank Winkhorst 5 months ago +1

    That's the great thing about Dumbo's wall. It will be SO high even planes won't be able to fly over it! ;o)

  • feuriger Stern
    feuriger Stern 5 months ago +1

    Now let's break down the wall with catapults.

  • Paul Taylor
    Paul Taylor 5 months ago

    Why has Obama got a 10 foot wall around his house? oouch!!!! try some truth syrup Colbert.

    • Monsieur LaFlamme
      Monsieur LaFlamme 5 months ago

      Paul Taylor insults make you feel like a big smart boy don’t they. Daddy didn’t complement you enough? Poor thing

  • GSpotter63
    GSpotter63 5 months ago

    That so called "Medieval solution" had no problem keeping the undesirables out of China for over 270 years. Perhaps you have heard of it. It is called the The Great Wall of China. It did its job for longer then the US has even existed. If the Trump wall lasts even 1/4 of the time the China wall did it would be a smashing success.

    Hay Dems....... Comparing Trumps wall to so called Medieval solutions that actually worked for over 270 year is not going to help your cause much..........

  • pschroeter1
    pschroeter1 5 months ago

    I hope Trump treats all his medical problems with leeches.

  • mc st
    mc st 5 months ago

    ... Only with shovel technology! Tropico 6 looks amazing!👍

  • Aden john
    Aden john 5 months ago

    Spain didn't exist. Portugal did

  • joeyconservative
    joeyconservative 5 months ago

    Skit based on a true historical event

  • ramo moreno
    ramo moreno 5 months ago

    LOCK IT UP ! ! !chump's scared ,Who wants 2 go 2 jail ? like a "STOLEN CAR CHASE" in L.A he ain't stoping.Wants others 2 finish it & is DESTROYING usa like a STOLEN CAR ?
    LOCK IT UP ! ! !

  • Crypto Claus
    Crypto Claus 5 months ago

    The wheel is a medieval solution. This is a stupid argument against securing our borders.

  • David Pieper
    David Pieper 5 months ago

    More midevel parodies of Trump please!

  • unifieddynasty
    unifieddynasty 5 months ago

    Screw walls; if you really want to stop an invasion, hire a bunch of Polish Winged Hussars. :D

  • Gilang Raka
    Gilang Raka 5 months ago +1

    Monty Python and the Border Wall?

  • Ian Moone
    Ian Moone 5 months ago

    “It worked back then” yeah for a time. Until the invention of siege engines. Then they practically became useless. Pound a wall long enough and it comes down. Hey, how many functioning tanks are in Mexico?

  • प्रियदर्शी

    Ah, that sweet Sims Medieval music.

  • Fiat Ziggurat
    Fiat Ziggurat 5 months ago

    A #WallUnderTheWall (and maybe over)!
    Reminds me of Rumsfeld's, "We know where the WMD are: North, East, South and West..."

  • Momszy Cat
    Momszy Cat 5 months ago

    Omg! Funniest skit yet!

  • Tynesha Claiborne
    Tynesha Claiborne 5 months ago

    Haha, "shovel technology"

  • Jayyy Zeee
    Jayyy Zeee 5 months ago +1

    And that's when the peasants administered medieval justice upon the king. After that, everything was peachy-dory.

  • Jennifer Gridley
    Jennifer Gridley 5 months ago +1

    Let's ask the Chinese how well those walls work....

  • Alien Bacon
    Alien Bacon 5 months ago

    This King’s mother was a hamster and his father smelled of elderberries!!!

  • Cedric Parfait
    Cedric Parfait 5 months ago

    Sooo accurate!

  • jason harvote
    jason harvote 5 months ago

    I cant believe trump is getting hate for this when this whole time in the past border security and wall has increased and ilegals have always been deported and kept out by walls and borders and now people are acting like theirs no wall no ilegals migrant laws? They are fake lying hypocrites. If trump were not president any other president would have to do same deport and keep out ilegals and be forced to enforce borders ive no idea why trump is hated for only following the laws and comon sense to enforce borders and america safe. If anybody is to be hated its the people hating trump and his supporters because they are the ones that are doing nothing about migrants or laws about migration.

  • Darth Wheezius
    Darth Wheezius 5 months ago +1

    Why does this skit make me feel nostalgic?

  • Patrick Reding
    Patrick Reding 5 months ago


  • Paula S
    Paula S 5 months ago

    On the subject of “medieval” - Many of the Dems appear to have brains that are pre-medieval - By their actions and words, those Dems could well be first-generation descendants of Neanderthal Man. For a short while, they escaped from civilized society to live secretly as ‘Big Foot” creatures, until they decided recently to emerge from hiding, as Dem politicians & supporters. That’s why we should stop trying to find ‘Big Foot’. (If this sounds crazy, most of you Dems should be able to identify.)

  • ursaltydog
    ursaltydog 5 months ago

    Just perfect.. :) needs to be a PSA...

  • Moonlit
    Moonlit 5 months ago

    A million bucks says he can't spell Medieval.

  • Lucius1958
    Lucius1958 5 months ago

    And now, get ready for the Ultimate Wall -
    the MAGA(NOT) Line.

  • Michi Mus
    Michi Mus 5 months ago

    Great idea coming from Trump ,the medieval village idiot


    So accurate...

  • yw s
    yw s 5 months ago

    spain will pay for the wall...

  • Divinii
    Divinii 5 months ago

    “And I’m taking my rock! Bye bye~”
    Haha 😹

  • Bryan Alexander
    Bryan Alexander 5 months ago

    Wow, history really does repeat itself

  • Charles Burrows
    Charles Burrows 5 months ago +2

    Literally the medieval era ends with the fall of Constantinople because the Turks used canons to break through their walls. Walls haven’t been effective since then. Great sketch though.

  • godlessyurifan
    godlessyurifan 5 months ago

    The truth is, there were plenty of medieval kings as kooky and stupid as Trump. Also modern dictators. It seems kookiness and stupidity comes with being a "strong man."

  • Sarah Kerrigan
    Sarah Kerrigan 5 months ago

    its so funny i am not even laughing

  • Seafox0011
    Seafox0011 5 months ago +1

    He really does talk like a kid in kindergarten trying to impress teacher. You have to wonder if he thinks ‘Game of Thrones’ is ‘real news’... - - - ... !

  • J T
    J T 5 months ago

    Every body take your doors off and let them in same concept right?
    You think the guys in Sacramento have walls? Think about it 🤨

  • Hammad Ali
    Hammad Ali 5 months ago +1

    Stephen probably geeked out and suggested they should have a medieval themed skit on the show. Given how much he loves Lord of The Rings.

  • Mr420Spy
    Mr420Spy 5 months ago

    1000% Accurate to real life.

  • Raven Fields
    Raven Fields 5 months ago

    Hadrian’s wall

  • Soon Forgot
    Soon Forgot 5 months ago

    I'd love to see four walls...... around trump

  • veryunclear
    veryunclear 5 months ago

    There IS a national emergency. We have too many late night clowns bashing our president. It's time to go medieval on them. lol

  • CJ Ever
    CJ Ever 5 months ago

    The background music is from the Plants vs Zombies 2 (Dark World)

  • mark nbris
    mark nbris 5 months ago

    Bahahaha - shovel technology 🤣🤣🤣

  • Kevin Reardon
    Kevin Reardon 5 months ago

    Perfect description of the existing administration. They do think Trump is a Prince.

  • Rafal Wysocki
    Rafal Wysocki 5 months ago

    Take pic of the great wall of China and superimpose it on a location on the southern border. Show it to Trump and say 'Oh your magnificence we had built it as you desire'.

  • Rafal Wysocki
    Rafal Wysocki 5 months ago

    Spot on prody.

  • D H
    D H 5 months ago

    If they spend 5 billion on a wall, what stops somone from putting cheap ladder or a cargo net or tunneling

  • Allenor
    Allenor 5 months ago

    little error: spain didn't exist in 1219. You could've used the moors though, they were muslims, which fits even better.

  • t1tacal
    t1tacal 5 months ago

    It works perfectly against a medieval population. Areas where there is a fence wall along US-Mex border have cut down illegal activities by 90 plus percent.

  • Liberal Socialist
    Liberal Socialist 5 months ago

    Walls were rendered obsolete in 15th century when Ottoman Turks used cannons to destroy Constantinople's walls in 5 hours.

  • ShuffMomo
    ShuffMomo 5 months ago

    Beyond accurate

  • Wildman2012
    Wildman2012 5 months ago +4

    Show me a 50-ft. wall and I'll show you a 51-ft. ladder.

  • Rosalind Scotton
    Rosalind Scotton 5 months ago

    LOL 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Brett Palmer
    Brett Palmer 5 months ago +1

    Well yeap.

  • Ali Mudd
    Ali Mudd 5 months ago

    Loving the use of Edinburgh castle lol

  • blitzwaffe
    blitzwaffe 5 months ago

    Pfft walls aren't medieval, they're ancient!

  • Alex Landherr
    Alex Landherr 5 months ago

    Hey! They used my idea of Camelot!

  • aarcas
    aarcas 5 months ago +1

    Spain is paying for the wall lol

  • Plant Maven
    Plant Maven 5 months ago

    But the Great Wall Of China did not work.

  • Succubusisis
    Succubusisis 5 months ago +1

    YAY Adam!

  • Jenny Daemons
    Jenny Daemons 5 months ago

    Trump needs to use his own construction company. To build the freaking wall.

  • Tam McD
    Tam McD 5 months ago

    DUHnocchio is astonishingly stupid at so many levels. Politically, he is sufficiently inept to erode RepuGNican support.

  • Gauss24
    Gauss24 5 months ago

    hey wait a second....that wasn't a real rock

  • Aaron Jones
    Aaron Jones 5 months ago +1

    Seems legit to me.

  • J B
    J B 5 months ago +1

    Not so funny when that is the actual logic of the President of the United States.

  • ᛁᛚᛗᚫᚱᛁ
    ᛁᛚᛗᚫᚱᛁ 5 months ago +3

    The age of walls kind of ended when people got their hands on gunpowder and noticed they can, in fact, easily _break_ a wall. And walls even before that in ancient times weren't exactly 100% effective, because people had _ladders_ and _shovels_