The Lost Engagement Ring In Times Square

  • Published on Dec 4, 2018
  • In this edition of Stephen Colbert's Happy Endings, the NYPD returns a lost engagement ring to its rightful finger across the pond.
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Comments • 198

  • Little V
    Little V 5 months ago

    That's so lovely. Really boosted my mood :)

  • Jeff Doe
    Jeff Doe 5 months ago

    Meanwhile 4 people died waiting for police assistance

  • Lil Green Kitty
    Lil Green Kitty 5 months ago

    I'm surprised the cops didn't arrest them for littering.

  • Lil Green Kitty
    Lil Green Kitty 5 months ago

    the NYPD special ops? To get a ring that was apparently to meaningless that the couple didn't leave contact info? For an idiot that thinks it's a good idea to wear an engagement ring you JUST got even tho its too big? ...........

  • Mickaël Herzock
    Mickaël Herzock 5 months ago

    Totally could feel the LotR reference coming!

  • Richard Head
    Richard Head 5 months ago

    What is even the point of recovering the engagement ring when their marriage is going to end up in divorce anyway. SMH.

  • Courage Karnga
    Courage Karnga 5 months ago

    I truly wish them a very happy marriage.

  • EricLinstone
    EricLinstone 5 months ago

    The NYPD with the help of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, helped to recover the lost ring. The real unsung heroes in a half shell.

  • Tucker Bowen
    Tucker Bowen 5 months ago

    they found it after knocking on the Ninja Turtles' door and searching their 'lost and found'

  • J Johnson
    J Johnson 5 months ago

    An entire segment about a lost ring and one measly Lord of the Rings reference? I'm disappointed, Stephen...

  • Mo A
    Mo A 5 months ago

    And they said NY Police Department is corrupt.

  • Seetiyan
    Seetiyan 5 months ago +1

    I'm surprised the NYPD had time to help with this. Maybe they've finally stopped wasting all that time harassing black drivers?

  • Noel Ryan
    Noel Ryan 5 months ago

    New York's Finest version of 'The Ring Cycle'! Could be turned into a new 'Fairytale of New York'. There are too many 'Grinch's' stealing Christmas, so it's great to have honest, dedicated Cops demonstrating that they live their motto. Let's give it up to the NYPD!

  • Alex G
    Alex G 5 months ago

    This is my favorite newly long-running segment.

  • Scion of Madness
    Scion of Madness 5 months ago

    "Fell off". Uh huh.

  • John Brockman
    John Brockman 5 months ago

    Man, the NYPD are really good at helping wypipo.

  • Judi O'Regan
    Judi O'Regan 5 months ago

    On behalf of my fellow Brits to those old romantics at the NYPD - Cheers fellas! 👍💯🇬🇧🇺🇲

  • sailtheplains
    sailtheplains 5 months ago

    The creepy power of the internet!

  • masawe mcfranco
    masawe mcfranco 5 months ago

    NYPD found the ring awesome now if they could only stop shooting unarmed black and latinos

  • sdfkjgh
    sdfkjgh 5 months ago

  • sdfkjgh
    sdfkjgh 5 months ago

    0:43 Darn, I guessed "Stop the world from spinning after a night of heavy 'Forget trump' juice."

  • Duane Shields
    Duane Shields 5 months ago

    After massaging our minds with news it's so nice of Stephen to give us a happy ending

  • No need to worry about my username

    This seems like something Spiderman would do, helping people in NYC with the little things that matter

  • Jeremiah Rios
    Jeremiah Rios 5 months ago

    That olive garden is the worst restaurant in the square. Why is it still there?

  • Andrew Schweyer
    Andrew Schweyer 5 months ago

    2:25 The woman looks strangely like Stormy Daniels... coincidence?

  • Make Racists Afraid Again

    Great story.

  • Tony H
    Tony H 5 months ago

    Was that a picture of Rudy Gulliani as the Times Square Gollum? 🤔

  • Finlay Donovan
    Finlay Donovan 5 months ago

    Another happy landing

  • Darren Krivit
    Darren Krivit 5 months ago

    That's one stanky ring😂

  • Thandi M
    Thandi M 5 months ago

    Tiramisu is the only delicious thing at olive garden

  • Nico T
    Nico T 5 months ago

    Thank God the couple wasn't black!

  • Napoleon I Bonaparte
    Napoleon I Bonaparte 5 months ago +3

    I bet if the Nazgul just called the NYPD and Fire Department, they’d destroy Gondor much earlier...

  • Tiglith
    Tiglith 5 months ago

    Turn this segment into the whole show

  • Phil S
    Phil S 5 months ago

    They really were family...

  • saultube44
    saultube44 5 months ago

    NYPD Blue found the ring, congrats! they have a romantic side, very nice, people working for people

  • Richard Sangeleer
    Richard Sangeleer 5 months ago

    Ah, what a heartwarming misuse of power & resources.

  • Angelica P
    Angelica P 5 months ago

    Ha you couldn't pay me to eat at an Olive Garden!!!!

  • Sanjeev Kumar
    Sanjeev Kumar 5 months ago +1

    Omg. Not a good way to end happy endings. Fell down a open man hole 😨

    • Judi O'Regan
      Judi O'Regan 5 months ago +2

      Sanjeev Kumar - um... That end bit was a joke. 😉

  • Joyce Gentile
    Joyce Gentile 5 months ago


  • Tom Tim
    Tom Tim 5 months ago

    And who payed for all those man-hours?!????

  • Ben Lutz
    Ben Lutz 5 months ago

    "Bloody Hell! I thought I'd got rid of it for good and I wouldn't have to marry the bloke!" she said upon receipt.

  • Charles Hodapp
    Charles Hodapp 5 months ago

    More lotr references please?

  • DankNSpank
    DankNSpank 5 months ago

    Did Melania happen to be in times square?

  • Colleen Kelly
    Colleen Kelly 5 months ago

    HYSTERICAL WRITING!! Happy endings...classic!

  • ForeverMe543
    ForeverMe543 5 months ago

    It’s a Christmas miracle! Police officers not killing or harassing anyone. Must be cause they are pretty, healthy, white people.

  • Namida
    Namida 5 months ago +1

    they found the ring but its the wrong ring.... and now the evil sauron is returning

  • Kel Green
    Kel Green 5 months ago


  • 刘宇龙
    刘宇龙 5 months ago


  • Steven Torrey
    Steven Torrey 5 months ago

    All's swell that ends swell!

  • Kiflaam
    Kiflaam 5 months ago

    I found my contact lens in a swimming pool once.

  • Kiflaam
    Kiflaam 5 months ago +1

    Tragedy is me stubbing my toe.
    Comedy is you falling into an open manhole and dying.

  • Richard Morey
    Richard Morey 5 months ago

    I heard about this story but thought they lost it in a subway station and the MTA had found it. I didn't know the NYPD had a "Special Ops" department.

  • Christopher Adams
    Christopher Adams 5 months ago

    Yay hype rules!

  • Serai3
    Serai3 5 months ago

    GAW-LUM. Jesus, Stephen, how do YOU not know the correct pronunciation???

  • Ben M
    Ben M 5 months ago

    Or as trump would say "Is that your ring? Whose ring is that?"...
    ...Lord knows what else they found down there.

  • Sean Sopata
    Sean Sopata 5 months ago

    My cousin is the blonde that was walking by. She didn't want to laugh, but ....

  • marie sia
    marie sia 5 months ago

    Yay! I'm a sap for happy endings! 🤗

  • A F
    A F 5 months ago

    Nypd! 👍👍👍👍

    TYCHE 5 months ago

    How’s this news?

  • Bob Miller
    Bob Miller 5 months ago +3

    A story involving the police where they didn't murder an unarmed black man or beat a peaceful protester unconscious while protecting violent Nazis? Wow! This IS news!

  • Shawn Bain
    Shawn Bain 5 months ago

    Water weight would have solved this problem.😂

  • IamFree BecauseofHim
    IamFree BecauseofHim 5 months ago

    i wonder if they would have done the same thing for a minority couple...

  • Igor Schmidlapp
    Igor Schmidlapp 5 months ago

    Stephen Colbert's "Rub-n-Tug"? Where a happy ending is always the goal... ;-P

  • krishna sai
    krishna sai 5 months ago

    That last sentence! 🤣

  • bekah saxon
    bekah saxon 5 months ago +1

    wow what a terrible proposal, he loses the ring AND takes you to olive garden?!

  • Themachine
    Themachine 5 months ago +1

    Not all cops r thieves.

  • red Buoy
    red Buoy 5 months ago +2

    Hey, I lost my virginity just off Times Square. Have they got a video and can I have that back?

  • Bram De Backer
    Bram De Backer 5 months ago

    What a "grate" story

  • Atticus Finch
    Atticus Finch 5 months ago

    Bad news cornholebert still has a show.

    • G F
      G F 5 months ago


  • HorrorFreak1408
    HorrorFreak1408 5 months ago

    The internet: either the best place ever or the worst place ever, no in between

    • Valerie J. Norse
      Valerie J. Norse 5 months ago

      Oh, there's a lot of in-between, too. Cat videos, crossword puzzles. Life-saving, life-destroying, and also mildly amusing.

  • Sugar Heart
    Sugar Heart 5 months ago +1

    I ate at that Olive Garden when I visited NYC in 2003. In my defense, I was 10 and my parents took me there. It wasn’t my choice.

  • Space-Cadet David 'Spanky Bonespurs' Dennison :

    In the voice of Sir Alec Guinness: “This was not the Happy Ending I was looking for...”

  • ruddiko
    ruddiko 5 months ago


  • Madame Chairwoman
    Madame Chairwoman 5 months ago

    I don’t know, that ring falling was a sign that she should have said no. The universe was giving her a sign. 🤔

  • The boogie man
    The boogie man 5 months ago +5

    The internet is the most random thing. One minute it declares a comment war, the next it finds the one ring. Not a hero, not a villain. A silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dank knight.

  • Sonja Dawn
    Sonja Dawn 5 months ago +11

    This is why I never take anything out of my pockets when standing on grates.

    • margoelizabethmiller
      margoelizabethmiller 5 months ago +2

      I have a terror of dropping my keys in one.

    • ForeverMe543
      ForeverMe543 5 months ago +3

      Sonja Dawn pretty sure her ring was on her finger not in her pocket
      Moral being, know your soon to be fiancé’s finger size

  • simplesam01
    simplesam01 5 months ago +1

    Finally, some happy news to balance out the clusterfuck of stupid that is Trump

  • DaTux91
    DaTux91 5 months ago +5

    It's nice that they got the ring back and they're happy and all that, but damn it man, you're indoors! Take the hat off!

  • Delta V
    Delta V 5 months ago +37

    As a student I worked at a place that just had new blow dryers installed in the bathrooms and it blew my boss' wedding ring straight off. When I walked in he had been looking for about 10 minutes, I reckoned I had a good eye and sure enough, after a minute, I spot the damn thing balancing in between a fold of the trashbag in the bin. He didn't gave me a happy ending though, for some reason I didn't even get a 'thank you'. I disregarded that because he probably had some adrenaline or distress running through his veins, but when I greeted him the next day and he walked passed me like I was a ghost I handed in my resignation. One of the most ungrateful pricks I've had the displeasure of meeting; didn't he realize that if I hadn't found it, that thing would've probably end up in a landfill lost forever?

    • Blueberryymuffin
      Blueberryymuffin 5 months ago +1

      Maybe he was embarrassed?

    • Jodie653
      Jodie653 5 months ago +2

      Hand dryers are evil. I work in a shop and the exact same thing happened to an old lady in our customer toilets. The ring landed in the same place as your boss's ring. She was nice though.

    • kilmer009
      kilmer009 5 months ago

      Maybe he really didn't like his wife.

  • Veronica Achebe
    Veronica Achebe 5 months ago +7

    Ssssss....They took the precious.

  • Dhindara Vrel
    Dhindara Vrel 5 months ago

    How is emitting loads of carbon dioxide by flying across the Atlantic for no good reason and then wasting police time that might be better spent trying to catch criminals or even prevent crime a story that deserves a happy ending?

  • Kristi Marie
    Kristi Marie 5 months ago

    1.2K likes and 13 dislikes. Pretty amazing.

  • Johan Öhgren
    Johan Öhgren 5 months ago

    Impressive he didn't get shot.. but then again he's a tourist..

  • Jim's videos
    Jim's videos 5 months ago +18

    Why all the hate for Olive Garden? Oh, wait, the food. Yeah, forgot about that.

    • NovaWarrior77
      NovaWarrior77 5 months ago

      I almost never eat at olive garden, but I can confirm that this the greatest comment of all time.

  • SillyThingsMe
    SillyThingsMe 5 months ago +15

    Lol this is exactly what happened to me but near Ground Zero. Except I was not with my husband so imagine the scary thought of having to face your fiancé!!NYPD helped me recover my engagement ring that fell down a storm drain. It was a scary moment looking at it flickering at the bottom of this huge drain. It was truly a blessing that a patrol car was nearby and willing to get down this huge storm drain to get my ring. Much love to them ❤️

  • james evarts
    james evarts 5 months ago


  • TheFLOW1978
    TheFLOW1978 5 months ago

    My preciousss

  • RIXRADvidz
    RIXRADvidz 5 months ago

    Cute British Couple. they're not mingers or anything, innit.

  • Jess Stuart
    Jess Stuart 5 months ago

    And the woman blames her fiancée for all this because he didn't know her finger size. Realistic endings aren't happy endings.

  • Canuckmom1958
    Canuckmom1958 5 months ago +2

    Can you imagine that poor girl? Oh dear God...I think I would have gone ape-shit crazy. Moral of the story...NEVER wear the ring if it's too big. Place back in box, return to fiancé for sizing. I would have cried the entire 6 hour flight home. WAY TO GO, NYPD !
    "And the boys of the NYPD Choir still singing Galway Bay...and the Bells were ringing out for engagement day".

  • Darth Star Killer
    Darth Star Killer 5 months ago

    Trump loves happy endings especially if they involve urine and magazines with his face on them

  • saiyajedi
    saiyajedi 5 months ago +3

    But would she really want to wear the ring after where it’s been? This is Manhattan we’re talking about. After a day at street level, I want to go home and burn my clothes because I accidentally leaned against a building.

    • Judi O'Regan
      Judi O'Regan 5 months ago

      saiyajedi - oh now, the NYPD thoroughly cleaned it before sending it back. 😌

  • Psychotic Bob
    Psychotic Bob 5 months ago

    "...get their ring back to them." Does no one know the English language anymore?

    • Valerie J. Norse
      Valerie J. Norse 5 months ago

      It's informal, but it's not incorrect.

    • Irai Rod
      Irai Rod 5 months ago

      Psychotic Bob---I noticed that too...and English is not my first language!

  • Aaron Jones
    Aaron Jones 5 months ago +57

    nypd in the news for a positive reason. enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Jennifer Wayans
    Jennifer Wayans 5 months ago +4

    👍 Kudos NYPD

  • bwzes03
    bwzes03 5 months ago

    Now now Stephen, that would be a Person hole.

  • Flame Beats
    Flame Beats 5 months ago +168

    Typical Stephen shoehorning in LOTR whenever he can lol

    • Sage The Rage
      Sage The Rage 5 months ago +1

      @Flame Beats 👌👏

    • Judi O'Regan
      Judi O'Regan 5 months ago +1

      R Ehalt - exactly. All hail his royal geekiness! 😌

    • R Ehalt
      R Ehalt 5 months ago +5

      Flame Beats how can one avoid making a reference to the LOTR when you’re talking about a ring!

    • RIXRADvidz
      RIXRADvidz 5 months ago +6

      He's the nerds', Nerd.

  • Barnaclebeard
    Barnaclebeard 5 months ago

    *snort snort* Friggin' nerd said "golem" insted of "Gollum".

  • Lana Hudson
    Lana Hudson 5 months ago +4

    Dear Stephen Colbert
    Please Please can you do a 🎄🎄🎄Christmas Special with Jon Stewart for a couple of days, before you go off for the holidays. You two are just amazing to watch and I think 100% people would definitely enjoy that... Pretty Please 🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒

    • Judi O'Regan
      Judi O'Regan 5 months ago +1

      Lana Hudson - yeah. That would be really good! 😁

    • Lana Hudson
      Lana Hudson 5 months ago +1

      +Judi O'Regan
      Yay.. Because Stephen is a big LOTR fan. He could dress up as Gandalf, with the costume and staff... that would be amazing..

    • Judi O'Regan
      Judi O'Regan 5 months ago +1

      Lana Hudson - oh now, that would be just brilliant! It should start with some hammering sounds coming from beneath Stephen's desk, then Jon popping up dressed as one of Santa's elves. Or getting the costume totally wrong and instead dressing up as one of LOTR elves. 😁 Just an idea.

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 5 months ago +2

      Lana Hudson
      I’m for that!

    • Lana Hudson
      Lana Hudson 5 months ago +2

      +Mary Rose Kent
      Yes he is. 👍👍👍👍👍 less Christmas more just a special or one off, before they go on they're break..????????

  • Ry Sun
    Ry Sun 5 months ago +3

    I love a message with happy endings