History Series / TheColbertReport

26th Jul '16 5:56:21 PM supergod
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Comparing John Kasich's Cabinet to the Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers, if they were all the White Ranger. They made a big deal about him having a LongLostSibling [[MagicalNativeAmerican on an Indian reservation]] and [[UnfortunateImplications guess what color he was wearing at the time]]. Also, for having Green and White in the same picture.
25th Jul '16 7:02:28 PM KirbyQuest
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* AirGuitar: In the beginning of every 'Sport Report' segment Stephen rocks out on the air guitar. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/183198/july-31-2007/sport-report---barry-bonds At one point he points out that he can play air guitar even with a broken wrist.]]
* ArmouredClosetGay: Stephen [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/414120/may-10-2012/barack-obama-s-gay-blasphemy confirms that he works out to "prevent gay strokes."]]

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* AirGuitar: In the beginning of every 'Sport Report' segment Stephen rocks out on the air guitar. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/183198/july-31-2007/sport-report---barry-bonds cc.com/video-clips/i9cr44/the-colbert-report-sport-report---barry-bonds At one point he points out that he can play air guitar even with a broken wrist.]]
* ArmouredClosetGay: Stephen [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/414120/may-10-2012/barack-obama-s-gay-blasphemy cc.com/video-clips/b9m4e5/the-colbert-report-threatdown---interdimensional-black-people--gay-strokes---manipulative-sicko-monkeys confirms that he works out to "prevent gay strokes."]]



* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/247265/august-20-2009/stephen-s-sound-advice---how-to-make-babies Stephen gives advice on how to make babies and he gets quite a few things wrong.]]

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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/247265/august-20-2009/stephen-s-sound-advice---how-to-make-babies cc.com/video-clips/ho2y6d/the-colbert-report-stephen-s-sound-advice---how-to-make-babies Stephen gives advice on how to make babies and he gets quite a few things wrong.]]



* AnimateInanimateObject: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/247151/august-19-2009/barney-frank-refuses-to-talk-to-a-dining-room-table Stephen is defeated in a health care reform debate by a table and a desklamp.]] He is the only one who can hear them though.

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* AnimateInanimateObject: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/247151/august-19-2009/barney-frank-refuses-to-talk-to-a-dining-room-table cc.com/video-clips/eu5hos/the-colbert-report-barney-frank-refuses-to-talk-to-a-dining-room-table Stephen is defeated in a health care reform debate by a table and a desklamp.]] He is the only one who can hear them though.



** At one point, Stephen had a "war" with, of all things, Miracle Whip. It looks like it begun on October 15, 2009, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/252726/october-15-2009/the-mayo-lution-will-not-be-televised when Stephen "attacked" the Miracle Whip commercials.]] In response, Miracle Whip bought ad space on every commercial break during his November 12 show and well... [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensued.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr9s8WO2t4M Now here's some cool people dancing.]] And then there's Stephen's [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/255250/november-12-2009/miracle-whip-buys-ad-space response]], which points out how Miracle Whip buying ad space on his show would give him money that he could use to buy more delicious [[HoistByHisOwnPetard mayo]].

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** At one point, Stephen had a "war" with, of all things, Miracle Whip. It looks like it begun on October 15, 2009, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/252726/october-15-2009/the-mayo-lution-will-not-be-televised cc.com/video-clips/8xmsj4/the-colbert-report-the-mayo-lution-will-not-be-televised when Stephen "attacked" the Miracle Whip commercials.]] In response, Miracle Whip bought ad space on every commercial break during his November 12 show and well... [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensued.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr9s8WO2t4M Now here's some cool people dancing.]] And then there's Stephen's [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/255250/november-12-2009/miracle-whip-buys-ad-space cc.com/video-clips/cnw6wz/the-colbert-report-miracle-whip-buys-ad-space response]], which points out how Miracle Whip buying ad space on his show would give him money that he could use to buy more delicious [[HoistByHisOwnPetard mayo]].



* BerserkButton: During an [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/267561/march-17-2010/nell-irvin-painter interview with Neil Irvin Painter]] she refers to the Scots Irish as properly Irish. Colbert promptly corrects (2:10) her with: "There's no Irish blood in Scots-Irish People. They are Scottish Presbyterians, who were given land in Ireland. THEY TOOK OUR LAND AND DROVE MY PEOPLE ACROSS THE RIVER SHANNON, WHERE WE WERE FORCED TO FARM ''ROCKS'' BY OLIVER CROMWELL AND I WILL SEE HIM ROT IN HELL BEFORE YOU CALL SCOTS-IRISH PEOPLE IRISH! ''DO YOU WANNA FIGHT?!''" Then they arm wrestle.

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* BerserkButton: During an [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/267561/march-17-2010/nell-irvin-painter cc.com/video-clips/wqbtkw/the-colbert-report-nell-irvin-painter interview with Neil Irvin Painter]] she refers to the Scots Irish as properly Irish. Colbert promptly corrects (2:10) her with: "There's no Irish blood in Scots-Irish People. They are Scottish Presbyterians, who were given land in Ireland. THEY TOOK OUR LAND AND DROVE MY PEOPLE ACROSS THE RIVER SHANNON, WHERE WE WERE FORCED TO FARM ''ROCKS'' BY OLIVER CROMWELL AND I WILL SEE HIM ROT IN HELL BEFORE YOU CALL SCOTS-IRISH PEOPLE IRISH! ''DO YOU WANNA FIGHT?!''" Then they arm wrestle.



* BigNo: Colbert is ''extremely'' fond of this trope. For example, after seeing how terrible he looks in [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/213635/december-10-2008/threatdown---happiness pink]].

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* BigNo: Colbert is ''extremely'' fond of this trope. For example, after seeing how terrible he looks in [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/213635/december-10-2008/threatdown---happiness cc.com/video-clips/imth2d/the-colbert-report-threatdown---happiness pink]].



** [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/104543/october-02-2007/the-word---troops-out-now When Stephen was discussing parallel universes]], he was suddenly replaced with a long-haired pipe-smoking hippie counterpart who wanted to solve the Iraq war by making everyone share M&M's and hug each other. Also, Esteban Colberto who in our universe hosts the Spanish News/Variety show "Colberto Reporto Gigante" complete with "Chicas".
** Also a brief ImagineSpot where the Colbert Report apparently went into [[SugarWiki Sweet Mode]], pink shirt, big smile, the works. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/213635/december-10-2008/threatdown---happiness Can be seen at the end of this clip]]

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** [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/104543/october-02-2007/the-word---troops-out-now cc.com/video-clips/f1ovth/the-colbert-report-the-word---troops-out-now When Stephen was discussing parallel universes]], he was suddenly replaced with a long-haired pipe-smoking hippie counterpart who wanted to solve the Iraq war by making everyone share M&M's and hug each other. Also, Esteban Colberto who in our universe hosts the Spanish News/Variety show "Colberto Reporto Gigante" complete with "Chicas".
** Also a brief ImagineSpot where the Colbert Report apparently went into [[SugarWiki Sweet Mode]], pink shirt, big smile, the works. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/213635/december-10-2008/threatdown---happiness cc.com/video-clips/imth2d/the-colbert-report-threatdown---happiness Can be seen at the end of this clip]]



* BlackBestFriend. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/24370/october-25-2005/the-word---overrated First used here.]]

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* BlackBestFriend. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/24370/october-25-2005/the-word---overrated cc.com/video-clips/iqvyat/the-colbert-report-the-word---overrated First used here.]]



*** [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/181280/december-05-2005/apology Stephen humiliates Bobby for mixing up two photos.]]
*** [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/60608/march-21-2006/employee-performance-reviews Stephen performs a humiliating employee performance review with Bobby.]]

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*** [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/181280/december-05-2005/apology cc.com/video-clips/6ulwwh/the-colbert-report-apology Stephen humiliates Bobby for mixing up two photos.]]
*** [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/60608/march-21-2006/employee-performance-reviews cc.com/video-clips/eh7h1y/the-colbert-report-employee-performance-reviews Stephen performs a humiliating employee performance review with Bobby.]]



* CannotSpitItOut: In this [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/250604/september-29-2009/cheating-death---snus---placebo-effect hilarious Cheating Death]] segment.

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* CannotSpitItOut: In this [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/250604/september-29-2009/cheating-death---snus---placebo-effect cc.com/video-clips/22jcm5/the-colbert-report-cheating-death---snus---placebo-effect hilarious Cheating Death]] segment.



* ChekhovsGun: An unintentional one in [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/127665/october-31-2007/obama-s-grit-off-challenge this episode]] when Stephen forgot about the mousetrap that he had placed on his desk earlier in the show.

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* ChekhovsGun: An unintentional one in [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/127665/october-31-2007/obama-s-grit-off-challenge cc.com/video-clips/hpr411/the-colbert-report-obama-s-grit-off-challenge this episode]] when Stephen forgot about the mousetrap that he had placed on his desk earlier in the show.



* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/215950/january-13-2009/cold-war-update---cuba The Cold War Update Segments.]]

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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/215950/january-13-2009/cold-war-update---cuba cc.com/video-clips/9et79a/the-colbert-report-cold-war-update---cuba The Cold War Update Segments.]]



* CookingDuel: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/156555/may-05-2008/rain-dance-off Stephen's epic dance duel with Rain]], which is apparently the only universally accepted way to challenge someone and how all conflicts are solved.

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* CookingDuel: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/156555/may-05-2008/rain-dance-off cc.com/video-clips/k44vbf/the-colbert-report-rain-dance-off Stephen's epic dance duel with Rain]], which is apparently the only universally accepted way to challenge someone and how all conflicts are solved.



* CryingWolf: Stephen warns about crying wolf or rather crying zombie in [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/187340/october-07-2008/threatdown---zombies the end of this clip]] about college students playing zombie tag. According to Stephen this game will leave us vulnerable when the rage virus escapes.

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* CryingWolf: Stephen warns about crying wolf or rather crying zombie in [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/187340/october-07-2008/threatdown---zombies cc.com/video-clips/yulr8u/the-colbert-report-threatdown---zombies the end of this clip]] about college students playing zombie tag. According to Stephen this game will leave us vulnerable when the rage virus escapes.



* CutenessProximity: Stephen normally [[AnimalNemesis hates and fears]] [[strike:bears]] [[BearsAreBadNews The Godless Killing Machines]], but pictures of cute little bear cubs invariably [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/84023/march-20-2007/threatdown---polar-bear-cub?videoId=84023 send him]] into hopeless BabyTalk. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/168291/may-12-2008/threatdown---cute-bears An attempt]] to de-cuteinize one cub failed when putting the cub's face on bin Laden's body just made terrorism adorable.

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* CutenessProximity: Stephen normally [[AnimalNemesis hates and fears]] [[strike:bears]] [[BearsAreBadNews The Godless Killing Machines]], but pictures of cute little bear cubs invariably [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/84023/march-20-2007/threatdown---polar-bear-cub?videoId=84023 cc.com/video-clips/4fyygp/the-colbert-report-threatdown---polar-bear-cub send him]] into hopeless BabyTalk. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/168291/may-12-2008/threatdown---cute-bears cc.com/video-clips/k7k3ke/the-colbert-report-threatdown---cute-bears An attempt]] to de-cuteinize one cub failed when putting the cub's face on bin Laden's body just made terrorism adorable.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: The cure for Restless Leg Syndrome is [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/382616/april-25-2011/cheating-death---vaxa-international--lap-band-surgery---restless-leg-syndrome Restless Hand Syndrome]]

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: The cure for Restless Leg Syndrome is [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/382616/april-25-2011/cheating-death---vaxa-international--lap-band-surgery---restless-leg-syndrome cc.com/video-clips/e943tp/the-colbert-report-cheating-death---vaxa-international--lap-band-surgery---restless-leg-syndrome Restless Hand Syndrome]]



* DefaceOfTheMoon: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/429705/october-10-2013/because-shep---fox-news-deck---colbert-info-news-veranda All part of a new way to report on the news]].

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* DefaceOfTheMoon: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/429705/october-10-2013/because-shep---fox-news-deck---colbert-info-news-veranda cc.com/video-clips/rt3php/the-colbert-report-because-shep---fox-news-deck---colbert-info-news-veranda All part of a new way to report on the news]].
24th Jul '16 3:06:10 PM nombretomado
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* {{Homage}}: He carried and swung a golf club on stage in Iraq, explicitly stating it was in homage to BobHope.

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* {{Homage}}: He carried and swung a golf club on stage in Iraq, explicitly stating it was in homage to BobHope.Creator/BobHope.
23rd Jun '16 2:16:11 AM gewunomox
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--> Like ''[[GratuitousSpanish mis hermanos]]'' The DeadKennedys say, "Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill the poor!"

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--> Like ''[[GratuitousSpanish mis hermanos]]'' The DeadKennedys Music/DeadKennedys say, "Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill the poor!"
23rd Mar '16 4:47:26 PM nombretomado
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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: The stuffed moose seen in the Vancouver shows was named "Ebersol"; when he went over to NBC Late-Night he was renamed "Colbert", and now that he's going on exhibit at NBC he'll get another name because ComedyCentral and NBC are rival companies.

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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: The stuffed moose seen in the Vancouver shows was named "Ebersol"; when he went over to NBC Late-Night he was renamed "Colbert", and now that he's going on exhibit at NBC he'll get another name because ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral and NBC are rival companies.
18th Mar '16 10:39:46 PM Hossmeister
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15th Mar '16 3:02:32 PM vifetoile
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* {{Hammerspace}}: The unseen part of Stephen Colbert's desk is like a country unto itself. [[http://www.cc.com/video-collections/hnv15m/the-colbert-report-best-of-the-colbert-report/9hh69w Comedy Central has kindly compiled the highlights,]] but ThisVeryWiki kept score too, and tallies up: a fax machine, a "stay the course" notebook, telephone, pitchfork (and presumably other AngryMob accoutrements), the Apology Box, a Big Red Button, Rahm Emanuel's finger, Abraham Lincoln's skull, a Starbucks, a ''rival'' Starbucks (now defunct), a Foot Locker, the Atone Phone for apologetic Jews, a suitcase with John Oliver inside, a (probably endless) supply of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream,]] a washing machine, and a secret prison for terrorists, now closed As of April 8, 2009, the desk also yielded three Jewish slaves (whom Stephen promptly freed), and he admitted it also has a few Asians and a pyramid (incomplete.)\\

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* {{Hammerspace}}: The unseen part of Stephen Colbert's desk is like a country unto itself. [[http://www.cc.com/video-collections/hnv15m/the-colbert-report-best-of-the-colbert-report/9hh69w Comedy Central has kindly compiled the highlights,]] but ThisVeryWiki kept score too, and tallies up: a fax machine, a "stay the course" notebook, telephone, pitchfork (and presumably other AngryMob accoutrements), the Apology Box, a Big Red Button, Rahm Emanuel's finger, Abraham Lincoln's skull, a Starbucks, a ''rival'' Starbucks (now defunct), a Foot Locker, the Atone Phone for apologetic Jews, a suitcase with [[Series/LastWeekTonight John Oliver Oliver]] inside, a (probably endless) supply of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream,]] a washing machine, and a secret prison for terrorists, now closed closed. As of April 8, 2009, the desk also yielded three Jewish slaves (whom Stephen promptly freed), and he admitted it also has a few Asians and a pyramid (incomplete.)\\
15th Mar '16 2:58:40 PM vifetoile
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* {{Hammerspace}}: The unseen part of Stephen Colbert's desk contains [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/77580/october-30-2006/stay-the-course a fax machine, a stay the course notebook]], telephone, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/221836/march-16-2009/stephen-s-angry-mob-will-crush-aig pitchfork]] (and presumably other AngryMob accoutrements), a Big Red Button, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/210507/november-13-2008/rahm-emanuel-s-finger Rahm Emanuel's finger]], Abraham Lincoln's skull, a Starbucks, a ''rival'' Starbucks (now defunct), a Foot Locker, the Atone Phone for apologetic Jews, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/164878/april-02-2008/threatdown---nipples a suitcase with John Oliver inside]], a (probably endless) supply of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream,]] a washing machine, and [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/216621/january-26-2009/stephen-s-secret-prison a secret prison for terrorists until it was closed.]] As of April 8, 2009, the desk also yielded three Jewish slaves (whom Stephen promptly freed), and he admitted it also has a few Asians and a pyramid (incomplete.) [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/341502/july-29-2010/apology-box The desk also has the Apology Box.]]\\

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* {{Hammerspace}}: The unseen part of Stephen Colbert's desk contains is like a country unto itself. [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/77580/october-30-2006/stay-the-course cc.com/video-collections/hnv15m/the-colbert-report-best-of-the-colbert-report/9hh69w Comedy Central has kindly compiled the highlights,]] but ThisVeryWiki kept score too, and tallies up: a fax machine, a stay "stay the course notebook]], course" notebook, telephone, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/221836/march-16-2009/stephen-s-angry-mob-will-crush-aig pitchfork]] pitchfork (and presumably other AngryMob accoutrements), the Apology Box, a Big Red Button, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/210507/november-13-2008/rahm-emanuel-s-finger Rahm Emanuel's finger]], finger, Abraham Lincoln's skull, a Starbucks, a ''rival'' Starbucks (now defunct), a Foot Locker, the Atone Phone for apologetic Jews, [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/164878/april-02-2008/threatdown---nipples a suitcase with John Oliver inside]], inside, a (probably endless) supply of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream,]] a washing machine, and [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/216621/january-26-2009/stephen-s-secret-prison a secret prison for terrorists until it was closed.]] terrorists, now closed As of April 8, 2009, the desk also yielded three Jewish slaves (whom Stephen promptly freed), and he admitted it also has a few Asians and a pyramid (incomplete.) [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/341502/july-29-2010/apology-box The desk also has the Apology Box.]]\\)\\



... And last but not least, he keeps a Peabody award under his desk, which he pulls out for his [[EvilGloating Heroic Gloating.]]
** As of August 2011 he has a chicken and bars of gold stored under there, along with other potential forms of currency if the economy collapses. In February 2012 he produced [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/408881/february-21-2012/colbert-super-pac---nancy-pelosi-s-ad---barack-obama-s-super-pac?xrs=share_copy two kittens]], named Whiskers and Other Whiskers.

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... And last but not least, he keeps a his lovingly-polished Emmys and his Peabody award under his desk, which he pulls out for his [[EvilGloating Heroic Gloating.]]
** As of August 2011 he has a chicken and bars of gold stored under there, along with other potential forms of currency if the economy collapses. In February 2012 he produced [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/408881/february-21-2012/colbert-super-pac---nancy-pelosi-s-ad---barack-obama-s-super-pac?xrs=share_copy two kittens]], kittens, named Whiskers and Other Whiskers.
9th Mar '16 7:05:38 PM OpenHordific
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** Stephen turns Rick Santorum's Iraq War ''LordOfTheRings'' analogy into a an analogy backfire. Can be seen [[http://http://www.cc.com/video-clips/pun0an/the-colbert-report-santorum-s-iraqi-lord-of-the-rings here.]] Since Stephen is a big [[http://www.jerriblank.com/colbert_nytimes.html LOTR fan]], he probably couldn't wait to sink his teeth into that one.

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** Stephen turns Rick Santorum's Iraq War ''LordOfTheRings'' analogy into a an analogy backfire. Can be seen [[http://http://www.[[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/pun0an/the-colbert-report-santorum-s-iraqi-lord-of-the-rings here.]] Since Stephen is a big [[http://www.jerriblank.com/colbert_nytimes.html LOTR fan]], he probably couldn't wait to sink his teeth into that one.
29th Jan '16 2:49:14 PM SolipSchism
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* EditWar: Colbert has publicly incited a few of these over at TheOtherWiki.

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* EditWar: Administrivia/EditWar: Colbert has publicly incited a few of these over at TheOtherWiki.
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