We knew that “Stephen Colbert” would interview President Barack Obama on Monday night’s The Colbert Report, but we didn’t know that Obama would upstage Colbert even earlier into his episode, taking over just as Colbert was about to deliver “The Word” segment.

As the president said, “How hard could this be?”

Certainly more of a trick to pull off than reciting a special edition of the Top 10 list on Letterman, eh?

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Watch the full episode with interview here.