EPISODE NUMBER: 8063 (February 28, 2012)
GUESTS: Ross Eisenbrey | John Kilduff
STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin
SEGMENTS: The Colbert Report’s 1000th Show | Rising Oil Prices – John Kilduff | Mr. Smith Goes to the State Legislature, Then Later Possibly Washington – Bob Morris & Kyle Jones | Stephen’s 1000th Ticket
SUIT REPORT: Charcoal jacket | White Dress shirt | Red tie with white dots.
VIDEOS: February 28, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STAFF AND CREW FOR ONE THOUSAND SHOWS!!!!!!
The First Segment: 1,000 shows.
Has it been 1,000 shows already? I remember when it was only 900. (seriously cause I was at that one) Stephen and the Nation can celebrate. Onto the next 1,000 please.
Stephen mentions some past segments that they have done like “All You need to Know” and “In the Year 2000″. With the exception of “In the Year 2000″ and “60 minutes” those were all segments I remember from the show in the beginning. He did “All You need to Know” a few times, but I guess those segments didn’t quite catch on like “The Word” and “Threatdown”.
Now that he has done 1,000 shows, he has reached his goal. After every show, his desk spits out a skeeball ticket which he can trade in. Will he still do more shows? PLEASE??
Segment Two: Rising Oil Prices with John Kilduff.
I just love how the right wing blamed everyone else besides Bush for rising gas prices during the “naughts” but now that Obama is in the White House, it’s all the president’s fault now. Classy.
In one of the news clips he shows about rising gas prices, a reporter is doing her thing while in the background, two cars collide. Instead of expressing concern for the people who were just in an accident and maybe hurt, the anchor back at the studio says, “I guess they were upset by the rising gas prices.” Way to relate it to the story!
Stephen’s special guest was John Kilduff who set us all straight about gas prices and who’s to blame.
Stephen wants to have puppies licking peanut butter off of turbine blades to help create an alternative fuel. I’m trying to picture that, but a graphic is really needed. I think Mr. Kilduff may have needed one too.
Segment Three: Mr. Smith Goes to the State Legislature and then possibly Washington
Guest: Ross Eisenbrey
Mr Eisenbrey has come to talk about the plight of the unpaid intern. He might be interested to know that Jay the Intern has been there for 6 1/2 years. Has it been that long? He has to be close to graduating by now, he’s got a kid for cryin’ out loud.
I think he makes a valid point. I had an internship at a TV station in college. It was the best, but it would’ve been even better if I had gotten paid. Pay them a little, like waitress wages. However, there is co-op education. I don’t think in the world of TV and movies, you are going to get paid as an intern, anytime soon. It’s very competitive and people are usually scratching to get the chance.
Sign-Off: 1,ooo tickets