The Winter Games’ previous host, Vancouver, was a far more benign, if almost snow-less, venue. Thanks to the Colbert Nation raising $200,000 for the U.S. speed skating team, our fearless host found himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and hosting a week of shows for the Games. Let’s take a fond look back at the Winter Olympics that were (with functioning toilets.)
EPISODE NUMBER: 10057 (February 3, 2014) GUEST:Jennifer Senior SEGMENTS: Coca-Cola’s Diverse “America the Beautiful” Ad | Tip/Wag – Litigious Cheerleaders, Pope Francis & China | J.K. Rowling’s Ron and Hermione Bombshell | Jennifer Senior | Sign Off – Goodnight SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Purple Patterned Tie TAPING REPORT:[Link] VIDEOS:Monday, February 3, 2014
Well, Superbowl time is here, Hubsters, and so are Stephen’s commercials. They are pretty clever! If you can count all the pistachios in Stephen’s “library,” you could win $100,000. That ought to get people paying attention (and counting). Enjoy, and good luck! Here are parts 1 and 2 together:
EPISODE NUMBER: 10056 (January 30, 2014) GUEST:Drew Brees SEGMENTS: Superb Owl XLVIII – Football Health Concerns | Superb Owl XLVIII – Football Health Concerns – Steve Fainaru & Mark Fainaru-Wada | Big Game Debate with Ed Murray and Michael Hancock | Drew Brees | Sign Off – Football Toss SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Grey Shirt | Light Blue Patterned Tie VIDEOS:Thursday, January 30, 2014
EPISODE NUMBER: 10053 (January 27, 2014) GUEST:Nate Silver SEGMENTS: Logo Restrictions for the Super Bowl | Richard Sherman’s Rant Fallout | Big Winners at the Grammy Awards | Nate Silver | Sign Off – Grammy Award SUIT REPORT: Navy Pin-Striped Suit | White Shirt | Pale Gold Tie VIDEOS:Monday, January 27, 2014
Grammy triumph and Superbowl anticipation were the themes for this great ep.
He’s done it again! Stephen Colbert has won “Best Spoken Word Album,” edging out extremely worthy contenders Carol Burnett, David Sedaris, Billy Crystal, and 94-year-old folk singing legend Pete Seeger.
Stephen shows his solidarity with his fellow Ukrainian Comrades in Collanders.
I was so hoping that Stephen would cover the Chinese rip-off story, and thankfully he did. Generally, his character hits hard against these “Who’s Riding my Coattails” kinds of stories, but he seemed pretty up for a trip to China, sagely noting that The Banquet is exposed to 400 million viewers. What do you think? Maybe Stephen should do a week of episodes from China? I think he deserves the budget for a nice, remote series of shows. Continue reading →
EPISODE NUMBER: 10045 (January 13, 2014) GUEST:David Fanning SEGMENTS: Intro – 1/13/14 | Water Crisis in West Virginia |
The Word – Never-Ender’s Game | Mirriad & Retroactive Product Placement | David Fanning | Sign Off – Back Scratch SUIT REPORT: Gray Suit | White Shirt | Burgundy Tie VIDEOS:Monday, January 13, 2014
Stephen brainstorms truly inventive product placement possibilities…including some that are NSFW. See after the jump.