History Series / TheColbertReport

15th Mar '17 7:06:35 PM DustSnitch
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* JesusWasWayCool: In amongst all the biting parody, the real Stephen Colbert's devout but socially-progressive Catholicism -- the man is a Sunday-school teacher! -- manages to sneak in more than once, including one notable sequence where "Stephen" (the character) quite inadvertently concludes that the real Jesus would actually be a liberal Democrat.

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* JesusWasWayCool: In amongst all the biting parody, the real Stephen Colbert's devout but socially-progressive Catholicism -- the man is a Sunday-school teacher! -- manages to sneak in more than once, including one notable sequence where "Stephen" (the character) quite inadvertently concludes that the real Jesus UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} would actually be a liberal Democrat.
10th Mar '17 7:54:48 AM JamesAustin
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** The introductory text that appears next to Stephen also changes on occasion. This has ranged from words such as "Megamerican" to "Lincolnish", "Libertease", and "SCILF."
*** Even "Hail Hydra" once

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** The introductory text that appears next to Stephen also changes on occasion. This has ranged from words such as "Megamerican" to "Lincolnish", "Libertease", and "SCILF."
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" Even "Hail Hydra" onceonce.



* CriticalResearchFailure: Regularly invoked and PlayedForLaughs -- it's often obvious that Stephen has no idea what he's talking about when he covers an issue.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Regularly invoked and PlayedForLaughs -- it's often obvious that Stephen has no idea what he's talking about when he covers an issue. One example: "[[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/uvi91o/the-colbert-report-paul-revere-s-famous-ride Paul Revere's Famous Ride]]" Fans of American History, don't click that link.
5th Feb '17 11:39:26 AM Gosicrystal
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* {{Callback}}

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* {{Callback}}ByNoIMeanYes: On a proposal in Alabama to use prisoners to replace migrant workers:
-->'''Colbert:''' This plan worked perfectly in Georgia... other than the working part.
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* NoExceptYes: On a proposal in Alabama to use prisoners to replace migrant workers:
-->'''Colbert''': This plan worked perfectly in Georgia ... other than the working part.
8th Jan '17 11:39:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AnalProbing: A segment about an "Alien Hunter," Derrel Simms, sees Mr. Simms recount a story about him being probed by aliens in his youth. After describing the alien probe [[FreudWasRight in very phallic terms]], Colbert interrupts him in a voice over just before Simms was about to say where the probe was "jammed very painfully," exclaiming, "Okay, that's enough; I think we ''all'' know where the probe goes." Simms then reveals that it went into [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope his nasal passage.]]]]

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* AnalProbing: A segment about an "Alien Hunter," Derrel Simms, sees Mr. Simms recount a story about him being probed by aliens in his youth. After describing the alien probe [[FreudWasRight probe in very phallic terms]], terms, Colbert interrupts him in a voice over just before Simms was about to say where the probe was "jammed very painfully," exclaiming, "Okay, that's enough; I think we ''all'' know where the probe goes." Simms then reveals that it went into [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope his nasal passage.]]]]
16th Dec '16 6:04:31 PM reggie
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** [[KoreanPopMusic Korean pop star]] Creator/Rain, who became Stephen's arch-nemesis due to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter taking cruel pleasure in beating him at things]].

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** [[KoreanPopMusic Korean pop star]] Creator/Rain, Creator/{{Rain}}, who became Stephen's arch-nemesis due to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter taking cruel pleasure in beating him at things]].
16th Dec '16 6:04:06 PM reggie
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** [[KoreanPopMusic Korean pop star]] Rain, who became Stephen's arch-nemesis due to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter taking cruel pleasure in beating him at things]].

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** [[KoreanPopMusic Korean pop star]] Rain, Creator/Rain, who became Stephen's arch-nemesis due to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter taking cruel pleasure in beating him at things]].
9th Dec '16 4:08:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** Colbert asks to see some of [[ArchEnemy Rain's]] supposed "{{ninja}} [[{{Badass}} badassedness]]." Cut to a video clip of [[Film/NinjaAssassin Rain displaying awesome ninja badassedness]].

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** Colbert asks to see some of [[ArchEnemy Rain's]] supposed "{{ninja}} [[{{Badass}} badassedness]].badassedness." Cut to a video clip of [[Film/NinjaAssassin Rain displaying awesome ninja badassedness]].
30th Nov '16 4:07:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The character of Colbert himself can be best described as a StrawmanPolitical of a news pundit, a mega-conservative who embodies all the stereotypes about conservative people in one convenient shell; indeed, most of Colbert's political jokes were little more than strawman-arguments of the opposition. Much like its progenitor, it [[NewsParody reads the real news in a humorous tone]]. It's also coined the words "truthiness" and "wikiality". The latter one is a portmanteau of {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} and reality: basically the practice of RewritingReality by bringing democracy to information. "If enough people agree on it, it becomes true" -- the example given being Colbert's assertion that elephant populations had tripled since 31 January 2006.

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The character of Colbert himself can be best described as a StrawmanPolitical of a [[PompousPoliticalPundit loudmouth cable news pundit, a mega-conservative pundit]] who [[StrawCharacter embodies all the stereotypes every left-wing stereotype about conservative people Bush-era conservatives]] in one convenient shell; indeed, most of Colbert's political jokes were little more than strawman-arguments of the opposition. Much like its progenitor, it [[NewsParody reads the real news in a humorous tone]]. It's also coined the words "truthiness" and "wikiality". The latter one is a portmanteau of {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} and reality: basically the practice of RewritingReality by bringing democracy to information. "If enough people agree on it, it becomes true" -- the example given being Colbert's assertion that elephant populations had tripled since 31 January 2006.
27th Nov '16 2:49:02 PM nombretomado
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* YesButWhatDoesZataproximetacineDO: Parodied in the "Cheating Death" segments (which open with a ChessWithDeath sequence where Stephen distracts Death and moves the pieces), where Colbert advertises sponsor Prescott Pharmaceuticals' cure-all drug whose name is usually a variant on "Vaxadrine." SideEffectsInclude "minor heart explosions", "speaking in tongues", "braintooth", "tracheal meerkat colonies", "carcassing", "ADHDEAD", "[[ShoutOut Mind of Mencia]]", and "involuntary {{Narnia}} adventures". Also growth of teeth.[[note]]Often in your mouth![[/note]]

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* YesButWhatDoesZataproximetacineDO: Parodied in the "Cheating Death" segments (which open with a ChessWithDeath sequence where Stephen distracts Death and moves the pieces), where Colbert advertises sponsor Prescott Pharmaceuticals' cure-all drug whose name is usually a variant on "Vaxadrine." SideEffectsInclude "minor heart explosions", "speaking in tongues", "braintooth", "tracheal meerkat colonies", "carcassing", "ADHDEAD", "[[ShoutOut Mind of Mencia]]", and "involuntary {{Narnia}} [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] adventures". Also growth of teeth.[[note]]Often in your mouth![[/note]]
6th Nov '16 4:14:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* MartyStu: [[invoked]] Tek Jansen, hero of Colbert's SpaceOpera novel, which is presented on the show in the form of animated shorts, and has inspired a SpinOff GraphicNovel. He's {{Badass}} to the Nth degree, is unbelievably good-looking, can bed any female he likes (even the non-humans)...and looks just like Colbert.

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* MartyStu: [[invoked]] Tek Jansen, hero of Colbert's SpaceOpera novel, which is presented on the show in the form of animated shorts, and has inspired a SpinOff GraphicNovel. He's {{Badass}} badass to the Nth degree, is unbelievably good-looking, can bed any female he likes (even the non-humans)...and looks just like Colbert.
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