December 2014

The Colbert Report episode guides

The complete listing of ‘The Colbert Report’ episodes aired during the month of December, 2014.

Episode 11029: Monday, December 1, 2014 – John McCain
Voice Over: Gregory Hollimon
Intro – 12/1/14 | Lightsaber Controversy | Ferguson Fallout and the St. Louis Rams | Jihadis of the High Seas | John McCain (Co-author – “Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War”) | Sign Off – Goodnight
Episode 11030: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Intro – 12/2/14 | Announcing the Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington Special | The Word – Crook and Ladder | Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Mistletoe Drones | Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Musicians – “Cheek to Cheek”) | Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – “Heaven”
Episode 11031: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Christopher Nolan | Amy Sedaris
Intro – 12/3/14 | The No Social Security for Nazis Act | Thought for Food – Fairlife Milk & Pizza Hut’s Subconscious Menu | Surprise Visit from Amy Sedaris | Christopher Nolan (Director – “Interstellar” | Sign Off – Goodnight
Episode 11032: Thursday, December 4, 2014 – Dr. Paul Farmer
Staff Cameo: Matt Lapin | Paul Dinello (as Dr. Delvecchio)
Barack Obama to Appear on The Report | Outrage Over Eric Garner Decision | Obama’s Bold and Beautiful Ambassador Pick | Paul Farmer (Co-founder – Partners in Health) | Sign Off – Grimmy
Episode 11033: Monday, December 8, 2014 – President Barack Obama
Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington | Better Know a America – The Fightin’ Us | The Word – President Barack Obama – To Health in a Handbasket | President Barack Obama Pt. 1 | President Barack Obama Pt. 2 | Sign Off – See Ya
Episode 11034: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – James Corden | Rep. Jack Kingston
“Eaten Alive” Outrage | Better Know a District – Georgia’s 1st – Reuniting with Rep. Jack Kingston | Who’s Honoring Me Now? – Entertainment Weekly | James Corden (Actor – “Into the Woods”) | Sign Off – Sting
Episode 11035: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – Sarah Koenig | Tom Blanton
CIA Torture Report | CIA Torture Report – Pundits Defend America | CIA Torture Report – Tom Blanton (Director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington) | Sarah Koenig (Host – “Serial” Podcast) | Sign Off – Headphones
Episode 11036: Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Stephen Salutes the Final Hobbit Film
Scott Walker’s Hanukkah Gaffe | Yahweh or No Way – Epic Casting Controversy | Announcing The Colbert Report Raffle | Smaug The Dragon (The Hobbit) | Sign Off-Aftermath of Smaug
Episode 11037: Monday, December 15, 2014 – Seth Rogen
Intro – 12/15/14 | Michele Bachmann’s Extreme Holiday Cheer | Formidable Opponent – Torture Report | Kim Jong-un’s Exclusive Name and Sony’s Hack Attack | Seth Rogen (Actor: “The Interview”) | Sign Off – Goodnight
Episode 11038: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Kendrick Lamar | Jason Bordoff
Jeb Bush’s Presidential Ambitions | Oil War – Jason Bordoff (Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy) | Colbert Platinum – Holiday Gift Edition | Kendrick Lamar Musician: “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City“) | Kendrick Lamar – “Untitled”
Episode 11039: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – Phil Klay
Intro – 12/17/14 | Stephen’s Beloved Studio | Stephen’s Yard Sale | Cold War Update – Normalized Relations With Cuba | Phil Klay (Author – “Redeployment”) | Sign Off – Scratch-Offs
Episode 11010: Thursday, December 18, 2014 – Grimmy
Staff Cameo: Tom Purcell (as Audience Guy Carl)
Texan’s Truck in Syria | Results of The Colbert Report Raffle | The Word – Same to You, Pal | Cheating Death – Grimmy’s Goodbye | Stephen & Friends – “We’ll Meet Again” | Sign Off – From Eternity

“We’ll Meet Again” performed by:

Musicians: Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, Randy Newman, Cyndi Lauper, Ric Ocasek, Michael Stipe, Toby Keith, Barry Manilow, Jeff Tweedy, Peter Frampton

Actors: Bryan Cranston, Mandy Patinkin, Jeff Daniels, James Franco, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood, Alan Alda, Tim Meadows, Paulina Porizkova, Bradley Whitford

TV hosts: Andy Cohen, Jon Stewart, David Gregory, Terry Gross

Journalists: Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, Christiane Amanpour, Arianna Huffington, Stone Phillips, David Leonhardt, Jake Tapper, Emily Bazelon, Leslie Stahl, Maureen Dowd, David Remnick, Dan Savage, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Tom Friedman

Authors: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Andrew Sullivan, Gloria Steinem, Samantha Power, George Saunders, Paul Rieckhoff, Matt Taibbi, Jonathan Alter, Nate Silver, Joe Quesada, Ann Patchett, Bing West

Dancers: Lil Buck, David Hallberg

Fictional characters: Cookie Monster, Big Bird

Directors: Ken Burns, George Lucas

Athletes: Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Alexi Lalas, Ed Viesturs

Politicians: Bill de Blasio, Andrew Young, Mike Huckabee, Cory Booker, Claire McCaskill, Eliot Spitzer, Eleanor Holmes Norton

Others: Francis Collins, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Henry Kissinger, Trevor Potter, Mark Cuban, Dean Kamen, Naquasia Legrand, Garrett Reisman, Shepard Fairey, Steven Pinker, Jeffrey Toobin, Brian Greene, Father Jim Martin, Norm Ornstein, Peter Colbert, John Colbert, Richard Clarke, Jimmy Wales, Grover Norquist, Cass Sunstein, Cliff Sloan, Evie Colbert, Madeleine Colbert