Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.
Happy Thanksgiving, Hubsters! I hope our U.S. community members are having a great time with family and friends. I am preparing to deep-fry a turkey for the first time, so keep me in your thoughts/prayers. We may be ordering take out if all else fails.
Although I am doing my best domestic diva impression, thoughts of TCR and its impending finale loom heavily in my mind….how about you guys? I haz a sad, especially with the holidays upon us.
I thought it would be nice to review some great turkey-related moments from the Report before the show shuts down. We are going to feature Joseph Gobbles, the best TCR turkey ever to be had, and a pretty fierce segment about that weird time last year when Hannukah and Thanksgiving intersected. Review these great moments, and shout out your thoughts in the comments!
EPISODE NUMBER: 11025 (November 17, 2014)
GUESTS: Sen. Bernie Sanders
SEGMENTS: Bono’s Missing Luggage | Survival Tips from “Good Morning America” | Bernie Sanders | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Black suit | White shirt | Maroon tie
VIDEOS: Monday, November 17, 2014
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EPISODE NUMBER: 11021 (November 10, 2014)
GUESTS: Andy Cohen
SEGMENTS: Intro – 11/10/14 | Big News From the Hermit Kingdom | The Word – It’s a Trap! | Adventures in Snackology | Andy Cohen | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Blue Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, November 10, 2014
This is not a drinking song the Colbert Nation wants to sing.
EPISODE NUMBER: 11019 (November 5, 2014)
GUESTS: Kristen Gillibrand
SEGMENTS: Intro – 11/5/14 | The Republicans Win Everything | Better Know a District – California’s 13th – Barbara Lee | Legalized Marijuana in Washington, D.C. | Kristen Gillibrand | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Black suit | White patterned shirt | Black and light blue striped tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
While promoting Rosewater, Jon Stewart heaped some fulsome praise on his friend and soon-to-former Comedy Central colleague, Stephen Colbert in a recent interview in New York Magazine. Check out the whole interview for some great insight on all things Jon, but here’s the Stephen-related parts:
You helped launch The Colbert Report. Stephen is going to drop the character when he moves to The Late Show, so what will he bring that people haven’t seen?
A raging drug habit.
People have no idea. It’s going to be Breaking Colbert.
I will tune in for that.
Stephen’s talent is very apparent to everybody, but if you’d been to his 50th-birthday party and you saw the love bomb he was surrounded in — I said to my wife, “I will guarantee you this party spawns a thousand arguments on the drive home.” Everybody got in the car that night with their spouse and it was, “Why don’t you love me like people love Stephen?!” Or, “Why can’t you be a kindhearted and good individual like Stephen Colbert!?” It was one of those magical nights, filled with the warmth and affection of friends and family. I just think viewers are really going to enjoy getting to know Stephen.
EPISODE NUMBER: 11017 (November 3, 2014)
GUESTS: Chuck Todd
SEGMENTS: Intro – 11/3/14 | Midterm Flyer of Shame | Tip/Wag – Nazi Dairy Products, Tim Cook, & Prostate Health Researchers | Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding Cakes | Chuck Todd | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark Gray Suit | White shirt | Maroon tie
VIDEOS: Monday, November 3, 2014
EPISODE NUMBER: 11015 (October 29, 2014)
GUESTS: Jill Lepore | Anita Sarkeesian
STAFF CAMEO: Rob Dubbin (Gamer)
SEGMENTS: Gamergate | Gamergate – Anita Sarkeesian | Heroism in Canada | Jill Lepore | Sign Off – Microphone
SUIT REPORT: Dark gray suit | Light blue shirt | Navy patterned tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Stephen honors our neighbor to the North by singing “O Canada,” sort of.
As Stephen referenced earlier this week,The Colbert Report premiered way back on October 17, 2005. Those of us who were familiar with Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show were excited, of course, but little did we know what an impact the show would make on our lives and in our hearts. While we are sad to see the program to be taken off the air in a short while, we are cheered by knowing that Stephen will be moving on to an opportunity for him to be “better known” by a larger viewing audience. And here on the Hub and in other fan forums we can appreciate the friendships that have sprung up as a result of the Colbert Nation making its voice heard.
On behalf of all the Hub staff, Happy Anniversary to the past and present staff and crew of The Colbert Report! Thank you for nine great years!