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On October 17, 2005, Comedy Central debuted the missing link in what would eventually become “the most compelling fake news hour in basic cable.” The new show was The Colbert Report, and it starred faux-pundit Stephen Colbert as a “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly minion who wanted to “save the world” by imposing his conservative truthiness in our guts, because according to his beliefs, the gut is way better at making decisions than the brain. Despite the doubts of some so-called critics, The Report would last 10 seasons and 1,447 episodes as of this Thursday, when the show will air for the last time.
EPISODE NUMBER: 11040 (December 18, 2014)
SPECIAL GUESTS: (Full List)
STAFF CAMEO: Tom Purcell (as Audience Guy Carl)
SEGMENTS: Texan’s Truck in Syria | Results of The Colbert Report Raffle | The Word – Same to You, Pal | Cheating Death – Grimmy’s Goodbye | Stephen & Friends – “We’ll Meet Again” | Sign Off – From Eternity
SUIT REPORT: Grey Checked Three-Piece Suit | White Shirt | Navy Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hello Hubsters! As we gear up for the final episode, we thought it behoovy to get introspective about our own personal experiences with The Colbert Report. One of the great joys for those of us on the Hub staff is hearing from our community, because without you all we could not celebrate the wonderfulness of the soon-to-expiring Joy Machine.
So this week, we are asking you to send in taping reporTs from any tapings you may have attended over the past nine years. Or, comment here and leave your thoughts about your favorite moments, why you become a fan, or what makes The Colbert Report special to you.
Taping reporTs should be sent to email@example.com. Thanks for participating!
EPISODE NUMBER: 11039 (December 17, 2014)
GUESTS: Phil Klay
SEGMENTS: Intro – 12/17/14 | Stephen’s Beloved Studio | Stephen’s Yard Sale | Cold War Update – Normalized Relations With Cuba | Phil Klay | Sign Off – Scratch-Offs
SUIT REPORT: Black Pin Striped Suit | White Shirt | Black Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tonight, author Phil Klay drops by the Report to discuss his new book, “Redeployment”.
As I sit here on my couch, drinking my coffee on this day, December 18th, the day of the very last Colbert Report episode, I know I will remember this day always. There is so much more going on in my head than I can fathom. I got home yesterday from a trip to New York where I went to see my final taping of the show from Tuesday, the 16th. (taping reporT to come soon) Now as I sit here trying to organize my thoughts on that and balance it with today’s momentous event, it almost seems too much to handle.
Can’t bear to watch the final episode of ‘The Colbert Report’ alone? Well don’t worry, neither can we. So why not come and join us for our special live chat on Thursday, December 18th. We’ll be getting settled in at around 11:15/10:15c, but feel free to stop by whenever you like!
A big thank you to everyone who joined our live chat tonight!! We had a fantastic turn out, and it was an absolute joy to watch the final episode together with all of you!!
EPISODE NUMBER: 11038 (December 16, 2014)
GUESTS: Kendrick Lamar | Jason Bordoff
SEGMENTS: Jeb Bush’s Presidential Ambitions | Oil War – Jason Bordoff | Colbert Platinum – Holiday Gift Edition | Kendrick Lamar | Kendrick Lamar – “Untitled”
SUIT REPORT: Black suit | Blue shirt | Black tie w/ purple stripes
VIDEOS: Tuesday, December 16, 2014