Trivia: The Colbert Report

  • Actor Allusion: When showing a collection of clips of Mitt Romney's laughter (which Colbert says is his sign for others to stop talking), the last clip is of Phil Seben's laughter.
    • Which he then uses to shamelessly (and hilariously) advertise the DVD.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: See Important Haircut
  • Fake Nationality
    • Occasional guest star Esteban Colberto, host of the (fake) Mexican sister show Colberto Reporto Gigante, also played by Colbert.
    • French-Canadian affiliate Stephane Colbert.
  • No Export for You: Several (but not all) countries outside the US can't watch the videos on the site. Many fans aren't happy.
  • One of Us: Even before his and Jon's Star Trek trivia war at the Reality to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, Jon played a clip of Stephen reciting Aragorn's entire geneaology.
    • Asked James Franco, in a Tolkien fan Nerd-Off, why Galadriel came to Middle-Earth. And Colbert corrected Franco with stats straight out of The Silmarillion. Badass in the annals of nerddom.
    • He also plays both Assassin's Creed and Dark Souls, along with other games (besides Dungeons & Dragons, obviously).
  • Real-Life Relative: Stephen's children occasionally show up, such as in the Christmas Special. One of Stephen's brothers, a lawyer, has appeared at least twice, the last time at the start of the Vancouver Olympics series to tell him he can't legally use the word "Olympics". Or "Vancouver".
  • Screwed by the Network: The UK airing. On the FX channel. Meaning the network in question was FOX.
  • Throw It In: When Stephen starts Corpsing, he'll usually manage to stop laughing long enough to wave his hand and call some variation of "No, keep going! Keep rolling!" to the production crew.

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