February 8, 2016 – Bill O’Reilly, Eddie George, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 88 (Monday, February 8, 2016)
GUESTS: Bill O’Reilly | Eddie George | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
STAFF CAMEO(s): Paul Dinello
SEGMENTS: Stephen Makes a Ben Carson Entrance | Monologue | Peyton Manning Is the MVP of Selling Stuff | Stephen Reveals Even More Cringleberry Footage | Bill O’Reilly | Eddie George | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — “White Privilege II”
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Burgundy Patterned Tie

Stephen Makes a Ben Carson Entrance

Stephen Colbert's Ben Carson Entrance

Stephen’s grand entrance to this episode was a hilarious spoof on Dr. Ben Carson’s entrance to the GOP debate on February 6th. I’ve got to give it up to the Stephen and the Late Show crew, because it was spot on! Paul Dinello made an appearance as a crew member desperately trying to get Stephen onto the stage. Paul tried pushing and dragging him out. When that didn’t work, Paul had to resort to showing Stephen a tennis ball and throwing it out onto the stage. It is always a pleasure to see Stephen and Paul acting together!


During the monologue, Stephen discussed the GOP debate, focusing on Chris Christie destroying Marco Rubio for saying the say statement over and over again.

Marco Rubio [said twice in the exact same manner]: Let’s dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.
Chris Christie: That’s what Washington DC does – the memorized 25 second speech that is exactly what his advisors gave him.

  • Rubio repeated the same phrase so many times that he summoned Candy Man, who appeared behind him and killed his campaign.

Peyton Manning Is the MVP of Selling Stuff

Over at the desk Stephen was still feeling the buzz from last night’s Super Bowl. And Peyton Manning was no doubt buzzed after the game, because he mention Budweiser in several post-game interviews. Manning also endorsed Papa John’s Pizza by kissing pizza magnate Papa John on the field right after his victory.

Stephen Colbert Super Bowl 50

Jim, I’m gonna go to Disney World in a Buick Verano with a quick detour through the Hidden Valley Ranch where I’ll ask my doctor about Cymbalta. I feel tonight like Nationwide is on my side. Speaking of sides, you can’t do better than Del Monte frozen peas. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go Hershey Kiss my wife and say hello to my children, Little Debbie and Verizon Wireless.

Stephen Reveals Even More McCringleberry Footage

Stephen Colbert Touch Down

Thanks to sports journalists Key & Peele, Stephen has even more footage of excessive football celebrations from McCringleberry and Mathias.

Interview – Bill O’Reilly

Stephen and Bill “Papa Bear” O’Reilly had a very interesting conversation. They both seemed to be passive-aggressive in their comments to one another. Stephen is clearly intellectually superior to O’Reilly, who consistently spouted his usual Fox News lies. O’Reilly insisted that Trump and Sanders “are really the same guy.” Now that is some batsh*t crazy information! When O’Reilly did an impression of Sanders, Stephen asked him if he was having a stroke. Stephen bested O’Reilly once again with his razor sharp wit and hilarious remarks.

Interview – Eddie George

Eddie George, a former Heisman trophy winner and NFL player, explained how he got into acting and how he is now starring in “Chicago” on Broadway.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Jamila Woods — “White Privilege II”

This was a powerfully stirring performance on the extremely important subject of Black Lives Matter.

What did you think about this episode? The Hub wants to know! Join in the conversation and give us your opinion in the comment section!

  • Lou

    That intro was absolutely perfect! I laughed so hard “All he has to do is point his face at the stage and walk forward.” I also really liked the Chris Christie montage.
    I don’t know much about football so I don’t think I really got that segment but it did make me laugh 🙂
    And the O’Reilly interview did not disappoint! I love that Stephen stood for what he believed. He also increasingly seems to be able to relax as an interviewer, it’s great to watch! I particularly liked their exchange at the end: “I trusted you Bill O’Reilly!”; “You’re not a problem solver, you’re a cable news superhero” – “I’ll take it as a compliment” -“Sure, why not. … How about, you’re a great model to do an impression of for 10 years.”
    The interview with Eddie George was delightful (though Stephen did interrupt quite a lot there).
    And finally, that musical performance… WOW. Just wow.
    He’s keeping the spotlight on the Black Lives Matter and white privilege conversation, he’s making honest arguments in his interviews… This is not the same Late Show we had a few months ago.
    Honestly, this episode might mark the moment I fell in love with the show. It was political, smart, honest, relaxed and fun! I hope they keep it up :)!

    • Gina

      Yay Lou! I haven’t seen the ep yet (working on that now), but I am so glad you are falling in love with it. We need you! 🙂

  • via @JonBatiste

    For the bumpers tonight on #LSSC we’ll be playing all Jelly Roll Morton compositions.

  • llama

    Although I did enjoy the O’Reilly interview, it was very good as far as an interview with O’Reilly could go, it still lacked something for me. I was really hoping they would…you know…..talk about the fact that Stephen spent nine years impersonating him, what did O’Reilly really think about TCR, what sort of real relationship did they actually have over the years…stuff like that. It was pretty much like any time Bill showed up on The Daily Show and sparred with Jon Stewart.
    The one thing I thought was great about it was when Stephen said that if we can spend all the money on defense why can’t we spend it on education, and Bill didn’t have a good answer, but I was watching hoping they would get real and I don’t feel like it did.
    I did enjoy the story of Eddie George. That’s so cool!! He was successful in the NFL and then he didn’t just strut around saying, “I was a football player, give me roles”. He worked for two years at acting and now he’s Billy Flynn! Awesome. Wish I could go see him, but I can’t.

  • Roseha

    Really enjoyed this ep as well. I liked the way Stephen stood up to Bill O’Reilly without getting into a shouting match, he did a great job. I also think it’s great that he and the show are willing to show artists in support of Black Lives Matter, like Macklemore and Lewis. Their performance was striking and dramatic.
    I was glad he showed the rest of the Key and Peele sketch he filmed with them, it was hilarious. I hope they appear on the show “live” soon.