Colbert Nation member and Super YouTube Detective BettieKills stumbled upon this gem featuring a fresh faced Stephen Colbert, complete with Southern accent, playing a small guest role as Chet Davies in the second episode of “Missing Persons” entitled “Cabe… What Kind of Name Is That?”
A DVD of the series can be purchased as part of the “Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection”, which also features the likes of Johnny Depp and Jeff Goldblum.
(Stephen is featured from 14:45 -15:00 and 0:00 – 0:50)
This post isn’t exactly “A Look Back” in my view, because my suspicion is that “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” is destined to become an annual tradition for many, many years to come for all Colbert fans. It’s hard to pinpoint what makes this special so great, be it the well-written music, or Stephen’s gleeful performance, but my guess is on the celebrity collaborations we see throughout, particularly with Jon Stewart and Elvis Costello.