The Colbert Report
Intro - 8/17/11
Season 7 • 08/17/2011
Rick Perry emerges as the Republican frontrunner, and Jeff Bridges performs.
The Etymology of "Obamacare"The Colbert ReportS7
Barack Obama breaks up the word "Obamacare" into "Obama" and "care," but that's not where that word came from.
Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Rex Walheim & Sandy MagnusThe Colbert ReportS7
Space shuttle Atlantis crewmembers -- Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus -- discuss their final mission and the future of American space travel.
Colbert Super PAC - Frank Luntz Commits to the PACThe Colbert ReportS7
Frank Luntz will help Stephen create a Colbert Super PAC ad that works for Democrats and Republicans and scores with the South and the North.
Sign Off - Stephen's Launch Pad NutThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen peers through his frangible nut from space shuttle Atlantis' final mission.
Colbert Super PAC - Persuadulux 6000The Colbert ReportS7
In politics, messaging is everything, so Stephen turns to the Persuadulux 6000 to generate a Colbert Nation word cloud from Super PAC donor write-ins.
NASA's Greatest Moments MontageThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen bids America's space program a fond farewell with a look back at some of NASA's greatest moments.
Colbert Super PAC - Rick Perry's TreasurerThe Colbert ReportS7
Colbert Super PAC beats back wannabe super PACs to become Rick Perry's official unofficial, non-connected, independent expenditure, all-you-can-eat money trough.
Tip/Wag - Evangelical Scientists & Rick SantorumThe Colbert ReportS7
Evangelical scientists break up the Bible's most famous couple, and Rick Santorum puts the issue of gay marriage into terms everyday people can understand.
Jeff BridgesThe Colbert ReportS7
Jeff Bridges talks about winning an Oscar, playing The Dude, keeping it real for his bluesy music.
Sign Off - Jeff Bridges' Album CoverThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen says goodnight from behind Jeff Bridges' self-titled album cover.
Intro - 8/17/11The Colbert ReportS7
Rick Perry becomes the Republican frontrunner, Adam and Eve might not have existed, and Jeff Bridges performs music from his album.
Russia's James Bonds vs. America's Barack ObamaThe Colbert ReportS7
While Vladimir Putin bags tigers in Siberia, Barack Obama bags a pie on his Midwestern safari.
Colbert Super PAC - PARRY-with-an-A-GATE! - Day 6 - We May Have Did It!The Colbert ReportS7
Rick Parry might be the only write-in candidate to rank in the Ames straw poll top 10, but the Iowa GOP refuses to release the results for public scrutiny.
Anderson Cooper's KryptoniteThe Colbert ReportS7
If "Depard-two" tickled Anderson Cooper's funny bone, Stephen has just the thing to slit his jocular vein.
Colbert Super PAC - PARRY-with-an-A-GATE! - Day 6 - WOI in Des Moines ReportsThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen goes live via satellite to The Colbert Report's local affiliate in Des Moines, WOI, for the latest on the Rick Parry write-in scandal.
Sign Off - WOI in Des MoinesThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen reminds Colbert Nation to tune into The Colbert Report's Des Moines affiliate station, WOI.
Intro - 8/18/11The Colbert ReportS7
The Iowa straw poll has become an empty dirt field, Anderson Cooper loses his composure, and computer hacker Kevin Mitnick discusses technology.
Kevin MitnickThe Colbert ReportS7
Once the world's most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick talks about his start as a phone prankster and his years as a government fugitive.
Michele Bachmann's Natural Disaster MetaphorThe Colbert ReportS7
In Michele Bachmann's metaphor, God represents the American people, politicians represent themselves, and the hurricane represents the earthquake.
Cheating Death - Placebocisers & VaxamalgamThe Colbert ReportS7
The American Council on Exercise finds that toning shoes offer no benefits, and pharmaceutical companies create two-for-one combination pills to extend their patents.
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