The Colbert Report
Helium Runs Out
Season 7 • 07/27/2011
The golden era of dirigibles may soon end as America's helium supply runs out.
Herman Cain Cancels on StephenThe Colbert ReportS7
Herman Cain treats Stephen like some pizza crust he can just leave on his plate before moving on to a hotter slice.
Sign Off - America's Bucket ListThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen says goodnight while checking off items from America's bucket list.
"Poor" in America - Peter EdelmanThe Colbert ReportS7
Peter Edelman explains why America can't call the troops home and beat its plowshares back into swords when it comes to fighting the war on poverty.
Intro - 7/26/11The Colbert ReportS7
Americans might soon find out what it means to be poor, Democrats will either cave or crumble over the debt ceiling, and radio host Brooke Gladstone has a graphic novel.
Brooke GladstoneThe Colbert ReportS7
NPR host Brooke Gladstone explains why her graphic novel is similar to radio and fights the popular notion that the media control minds.
America's Bucket ListThe Colbert ReportS7
Before American society collapses into roving, cannibalistic motorcycle gangs, it should try bubble tea and have sex with Canada.
Nissan's "LEAF Wave" DeadlineThe Colbert ReportS7
Grassroots-organic-slow-food-locavore types who buy electric cars love manufactured traditions.
Sign Off - Surveillance Drone CrashThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen operates and crashes a semi-autonomous flying surveillance drone.
Difference Makers - Patrick RodgersThe Colbert ReportS7
For too long, average homeowners have been powerless against big banks, but vampire Patrick Rodgers forecloses on the foreclosers.
Missy CummingsThe Colbert ReportS7
Missy Cummings wants to replace the military's cumbersome battlefield surveillance technology with lightweight, smartphone-operated drones.
Helium Runs OutThe Colbert ReportS7
With America's helium supply dwindling, the country has no choice but to hunt balloons in the wild.
Buddy Roemer Pt. 1The Colbert ReportS7
Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer takes no PAC money and wants to kick the special-interest hogs off the trough.
Colbert Super PAC - For the ChildrenThe Colbert ReportS7
Little Charlie and Grace's mom won't let them have a Colbert Super PAC lemonade stand until Stephen can tell them what his Super PAC stands for.
Sign Off - Cone of SilenceThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen says goodnight with the Colbert Super PAC Cone of Silence over his head.
Buddy Roemer Pt. 2The Colbert ReportS7
Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer needs financial help from Iowans, but Trevor Potter has warned him not to discuss his campaign plans with Stephen.
Colbert Super PAC - Matthew Dowd & Ham RoveThe Colbert ReportS7
After consulting with Ham Rove and Matthew Dowd, Stephen calls on the Colbert Nation to determine the direction of his Super PAC.
The Republican Ring of PowerThe Colbert ReportS7
The debt crisis and "The Lord of the Rings" both have elaborate plots, too many characters to keep track of, and talking about either of them repels girls.
Sign Off - SneakersThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen shows off his sneakers from Zappos and ties his laces.
Tony HsiehThe Colbert ReportS7
Zappos' C.E.O. Tony Hsieh values weirdness in employees and delivers happiness to customers.
The Word - With Great Power Comes No ResponsibilityThe Colbert ReportS7
With the proposed Super Congress, only 12 lawmakers will have to make unpopular recommendations, and the rest of Congress can avoid blame.
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