January 14, 2013 — Piers Morgan

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 9043 (January 14, 2013)
GUESTS: Piers Morgan
SEGMENTS: Stephen Colbert’s Double Barrel Blam-O-Rama – Silver Bullets & Video Games | Stephen Colbert’s Double Barrel Blam-O-Rama – Piers Morgan & James Yeager | Stephen Colbert’s Double Barrel Blam-O-Rama – Guns as Civil Rights Victims | Vitaminwater Advertising Lawsuit | Piers Morgan | Sign Off – Pocketbook Constitution
SUIT REPORT: Grass Camouflage | Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Yellow Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, January 14, 2013

On the one month anniversary of the Newtown tragedy, CNN host and gun control debate lightning rod Piers Morgan appears on the Report. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Some fun tweets already:

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Oh-oh … Stephen Colbert just burst back in, shouted, ‘Free ride’s over, buddy!, and fled. I think I’m in trouble here … @ColbertReport

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Stephen Colbert just told me in green room: ‘I’ll be in character so just treat me like an idiot.’ I said I was to, and to do the same.

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Not saying my @ColbertReport debut was tricky, but his opening line was: ‘Why don’t you f*** off back to Britain?’ – Comedy Central 11.30pm.

  • Elanor

    I wonder if they will say anything about Aaron Swartz given Stephen’s Reddit connection. So very sad by all accounts, a smart young person with so much more to give.

  • CN Helper

    @Elanor I would imagine there’s a possibility. I wonder if this show will focus more on gun violence or no.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    That opening segment was one the best things they have ever done! And thanks Lady Helper for the pic of Stephen “hiding” from the Feds. (Maybe my favorite part.) I also loved his “inappropriate” shimmy. You’re forgiven, Stephen! You totally had to go with it. We understand. I’m always amazed at how he can be so silly and serious at the same time. Genius!

    Except for “Stephen’s” first line, the interview was an anti-climax IMO. It wasn’t bad. But not really good either. Even Stephen innate awesomeness, (Is that a word?) can’t overcome my revulsion at Morgan. That guy is so terrible he makes me long for the journalistic integrity of Larry King!
    And I will never forgive him for that.

    PS: Will we be getting the spell check back anytime soon? I really miss it.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    @Elanor I completely agree with you about Swartz. I also hope Stephen will address his passing. And attack the overzealous prosecutors who helped drive him to suicide.

    Oh, and hello! Welcome to the site and congratulations on becoming a Hub staffer. :)

  • Gratefull

    *bounce bounce bounce* Yes, the gilly suit and hiding from the Feds was hysterical! Giggled over the reference to the bunker too as it reminds me of too-silly fanfic from the CNForum C-section.

    I wish Mr. Morgan had done what Andrew Sullivan does and just lean right back into Stephen’s diatribe. Morgan was too mouse-ish. It could have been a really fun debate but I think Morgan wussed out. All of Britain is ashamed, Piers, ashamed!

  • Elanor Gamgee

    LOL, loved Stephen’s projection of what kids where up to when they were knee deep in SimCity! City traffic lights make me rage!!!!

    Alex Jones *headdesk* yup, makes NRA seem reasonable. Seems like Yeager pulled a brain-hammy. Ya, absolutely, all non-violent protestors like Dr. King support gun appreciation day! Right up to the day, Dr. King was shot. But me thinks Ted Nougat has soft toffee between his ears.

    LMAO, make that ghillies suit shimmy, Stephen! Have to say, that black, subtly pinstriped suit was made particularly sharp in comparison to the ghillies suit. LOL.

    Did anyone else think the Piers interview had some slightly jagged edits? Wish they would post the full, unedited interview like they do on TDS.

  • Katt

    @Mr. Arkadin

    What spell check?

  • Mr. Arkadin

    @Katt Last week there was a button that had ABC over a check mark that you could push and it would underline in red, words (or a word) you misspelled. Then you’d click the word and get suggestions of words they thought you might have be trying to spell.

    Nobody else used this?

  • karenatasha

    Well, today a lawmaker in Texas is putting forth a law that would jail and fine anyone who tries to enforce any of “King Obama’s” gun restrictions. Sigh.


  • http://pear.ly/bqtcD Mrc

    @Elanor Gamgee
    I’ve noticed the edits too. It’s weird, usually those things are not so obvious. Now I wonder what have they cut out. And I agree, they really should start posting full interviews online.

  • Katt

    @Mr. Arkadin

    It is no longer compatible with our site. We are currently working to find an alternative plugin. If your browser has a spell check function it should be able to catch any spelling errors before you hit ‘Submit Comment’.

  • Mr. Arkadin


    Okay. Thanks for letting me know.

  • llama

    Interesting how it worked out that Stephen did have yet another copy of the constitution to give Piers when he asked for it. I wonder if there were more copies at the ready.