Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Literature / IAmAmericaAndSoCanYou

Go To



* StrawmanPolitical: Follows (the character) Creator/StephenColbert's right-wing doctrine.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Fictional!Colbert sure has daddy issues. This book even provides the trope's page quote.
* YouPutTheXInXY: You can't spell "parentry" without "try". Also you can't spell "emotional abuse" without "bus", [[InsaneTrollLogic which is why Colbert never takes public transportation]]. And if you think books ''aren't'' scary, You can't spell "book" without "Boo!"

to:

* StrawmanPolitical: Follows (the character) Creator/StephenColbert's Colbert's right-wing doctrine.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Fictional!Colbert Colbert sure has daddy issues. This book even provides the trope's page quote.
* YouPutTheXInXY: You can't spell "parentry" without "try". Also you can't spell "emotional abuse" without "bus", [[InsaneTrollLogic which is why Colbert never takes public transportation]]. And if you think books ''aren't'' scary, You you can't spell "book" without "Boo!"

Added DiffLines:

* LoopholeAbuse: Colbert suggests circumventing the letter of the First Amendment (but not the spirit) by pointing out that it only prohibits the Congress from establishing a Christian-only nation. It doesn't prohibit the President from doing the same via a decree.


* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Fun Zone for Hollywood has the same answer for Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Rosie O'Donnell, Music/SherylCrow and Creator/AlecBaldwin: d. "Hey! Look at me!" Also, most editions say "from the author of ''I Am America (And So Can You!)''" at the top.

to:

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Fun Zone for Hollywood has the same answer for Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Rosie O'Donnell, Music/SherylCrow and Creator/AlecBaldwin: d. "Hey! "[[AttentionWhore Hey! Look at me!" me!]]" Also, most editions say "from the author of ''I Am America (And So Can You!)''" at the top.

Added DiffLines:

* AluminumChristmasTrees: In the "Hollywood" section, it notes how Creator/RKORadioPictures was "bought by tire company" as the sign it was on the decline. This actually happened- in 1955, after Howard Hughes drove RKO into the ground, he fled and sold what little remained of RKO to the General Tire and Rubber Company, who then proceeded to refocus it by merging RKO into their broadcasting holding to form RKO General (which began to be dismantled in the late 80s after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RKO_General#The_licensing_saga years of corruption and lying to the government]]).


* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Fun Zone for Hollywood has the same answer for Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Rosie O'Donnell, Sheryl Crow and Alec Baldwin: d. "Hey! Look at me!" Also, most editions say "from the author of ''I Am America (And So Can You!)''" at the top.

to:

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Fun Zone for Hollywood has the same answer for Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Rosie O'Donnell, Sheryl Crow Music/SherylCrow and Alec Baldwin: Creator/AlecBaldwin: d. "Hey! Look at me!" Also, most editions say "from the author of ''I Am America (And So Can You!)''" at the top.



* GodwinsLaw: Done with people other than Hitler. For example, he calls women's rights activists "Femin-[[UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} Idi-Amins]]".

to:

* GodwinsLaw: Done with people other than Hitler.UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. For example, he calls women's rights activists "Femin-[[UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} Idi-Amins]]".


* DirtyCommunists: Mort Sinclair, the communist TV writer from one of the "Stephen Speaks For Me" segments.

to:

* DirtyCommunists: Mort Sinclair, the communist TV writer from one of the "Stephen Speaks For Me" segments. In the audiobook, he's voiced by Creator/JonStewart.

Added DiffLines:

* HesJustHiding: Invoked by Colbert's parents, who told him that their dog, Shasta, went to live on a "big farm up north". After 20 years Colbert hasn't figured it out, thinking that the dog had just abandoned him for greener pastures.

Added DiffLines:

In 2012, Colbert released a sequel titled ''America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't''.

Added DiffLines:

* HenpeckedHusband: According to Stephen, he is in charge in his family. As an example, he provides a time when his son asked him for a new laptop. [[BlatantLies Like a strong leader]], he told his son... to go ask his mother. As proof that his son always does what he says, he explains that his son followed his order to go ask his mother. That's respect!


* ActingForTwo: In the audiobook, Creator/StephenColbert (the actor) plays both Stephen Colbert (the character) and Gil Honeycomb from one of the "Stephen Speaks For Me" segments.


* HitlerAteSugar: {{Inverted}}. One of the margin notes says UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[FamilyValuesVillain was a good dad.]] [[note]]He really wasn't. Though since this was due to saying fathers should seem like distant authority figures, Stalin would be one by that standard.[[/note]]

to:

* HitlerAteSugar: {{Inverted}}. One of the margin notes says UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[FamilyValuesVillain was a good dad.]] [[note]]He really wasn't. Though since this was due to saying fathers should seem like distant authority figures, Colbert's standard is a WellDoneSonGuy father, Stalin would be one by that standard.qualify.[[/note]]

Added DiffLines:

* NeverSayDie: His parents' use of this trope has led Stephen to believe that his childhood dog, Shasta, was living on a big farm upstate. He insists that his current dog is ''so'' much better, and will be with him forever, unlike Shasta and his grandfather.


* HitlerAteSugar: {{Inverted}}. One of the margin notes says JosefStalin [[FamilyValuesVillain was a good dad.]] [[note]]He really wasn't. Though since this was due to saying father's should seem like distant authority figures, Stalin would be one by that standard.[[/note]]

to:

* HitlerAteSugar: {{Inverted}}. One of the margin notes says JosefStalin UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[FamilyValuesVillain was a good dad.]] [[note]]He really wasn't. Though since this was due to saying father's fathers should seem like distant authority figures, Stalin would be one by that standard.[[/note]]

Showing 15 edit(s) of 39

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report