The Colbert Report
Intro - 12/8/11
Season 8 • 12/08/2011
Rick Perry releases another ad, and Jack Abramoff discusses government corruption.
David HallbergThe Colbert ReportS8
The Bolshoi Ballet's David Hallberg describes Fred Astaire as his main artistic inspiration and explains that dance has always been his calling.
Colbert Super PAC - Stephen's South Carolina ReferendumThe Colbert ReportS8
South Carolina's Supreme Court rules that non-binding, advisory questions like that of corporate personhood cannot be placed on a presidential primary ballot.
Jon Huntsman Sr.'s Ad BuyThe Colbert ReportS8
Jon Huntsman's campaign receives financial support from his dad's super PAC, but father and son are not coordinating.
Colbert Super PAC - Stephen's South Carolina Referendum - Dick HarpootlianThe Colbert ReportS8
South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian helps Stephen fight to restore his corporate personhood referendum to the Republican primary ballot.
Stephen Colbert's South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate - Save the DateThe Colbert ReportS8
To fill the enormous void left by Donald Trump's debate debacle, Stephen sets the date of his GOP debate in stone.
Michigan's Snow Cone MachinesThe Colbert ReportS8
The soft-on-terror-crats mischaracterize Michigan's ice shaving machines as a frivolous waste of tax money, but there's no reason that fighting terror shouldn't be fun.
Jack AbramoffThe Colbert ReportS8
Jack Abramoff describes the controversial activities he engaged in as a Washington lobbyist and discusses the corrupting influence of campaign contributions.
Cheating Death - Chicken Pox Lollipops & Fecal TransplantsThe Colbert ReportS8
Virus-laden pops have the taste kids love with the proven effectiveness of something licked by a stranger, and one person's poop can restore another person's good bacteria.
Rick Perry's Pro-Christmas AdThe Colbert ReportS8
Rick Perry thinks there's something wrong with America when gays can openly serve in the military but kids can't openly celebrate Christmas.
Intro - 12/8/11The Colbert ReportS8
An alternative to vaccines emerges, Rick Perry unveils another campaign ad, and notorious lobbyist Jack Abramoff's book examines Washington corruption.
Tip/Wag - Liberal Dictionary & Newt Gingrich AlertThe Colbert ReportS8
The American Heritage Dictionary's lexicowards redefine an offensive term, and Newt Gingrich thinks of new ways to make Americans afraid.
Sign Off - Merry ChristmasThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.
Norway's Butter ShortageThe Colbert ReportS8
Due to a high-fat low-carb diet craze, Norway has no butter and no hope of rebuilding its butter reserves.
Samuel L. JacksonThe Colbert ReportS8
Samuel L. Jackson explores Martin Luther King Jr.'s tremendous personal sacrifice and the pressures and dangers he dealt with on a daily basis.
Intro - 12/12/11The Colbert ReportS8
The dictionary might have a liberal bias, an international food crisis arises, and Samuel L. Jackson plays Martin Luther King Jr. on Broadway.
Christmas CramThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen decks The Colbert Report studio with a full Advent's worth of cheer.
Mark WhitakerThe Colbert ReportS8
Managing Editor of CNN Worldwide Mark Whitaker discusses growing up in a biracial family at a time when interracial marriage was illegal in most states.
Intro - 12/13/11The Colbert ReportS8
The Occupy movement faces another challenge, Stephen gets caught in a plagiarism scandal, and Mark Whitaker discusses his journalistic career.
The Word - Let Them Buy CakeThe Colbert ReportS8
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker implements a bold new policy requiring protesters to pay for the right to protest.
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