Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton chats with Stephen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oct. 27, 2015.
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Hillary Clinton talks ‘bad TV,’ bank regulations with Colbert on ‘Late Show’

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton admitted she and former President Bill Clinton like to binge watch “bad TV” in an appearance on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airing Tuesday on CBS.

For her 68th birthday Monday, Clinton said she wanted to “do as little as I could get away with,” which involved catching up on “Madame Secretary” and “The Good Wife” (two CBS shows, Colbert was quick to point out).

She revealed she and Bill recently finished Netflix political drama “House of Cards” — “It took a while,” Clinton said.

Clinton even confessed she was “a little” jealous that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made a guest appearance on “Madame Secretary” this season.

In a more serious moment, Colbert asked Clinton about her plan to rein in Wall Street abuses and whether she would, as president, let the big banks fail.

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“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes,” Clinton said, repeating her answer for emphasis. “First of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I’m going to impose a risk fee on the big banks if they engage in risky behavior.”

“But they have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail and if they’re too big to fail, then, under my plan and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up,” Clinton said.

When Colbert asked Clinton whether she’d rather run against Donald Trump or Ben Carson, Clinton deflected, saying she’d rather not have any influence on that side of the race.

Asked if she could picture either one of them in office, Clinton quipped, “I can picture them in some office.”

The Colbert interview is the latest in a string of appearances meant to humanize Clinton and showcase her lighter side. This was Colbert’s first interview with Clinton, who called the Ed Sullivan Theater “the cathedral of Colbert.” Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate to stop by the show in its inaugural season.

Colbert joked that maybe the reason Clinton never came on his previous show on Comedy Central because he “was playing a character who did not care” for her.

“I can say it now: it was mutual,” Clinton quickly responded.

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