The Colbert Report
Season 8 • 12/12/2011
Stephen celebrates the true meaning of Christmas.
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.
Anderson Cooper's Phallus Party AccusationThe Colbert ReportS8
Anderson Cooper nails Stephen for covering old news, so Stephen breaks a shocking story Anderson Cooper doesn't want you to know about.
Trump's Cancellation & Stephen's South Carolina Serious, Classy Re-AnnouncementThe Colbert ReportS8
To honor the memory of Donald Trump mattering, Stephen re-announces Stephen Colbert's South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate.
Stephen Colbert's Big Gay Roundup - Military Bestiality & Homosexual PenguinsThe Colbert ReportS8
An early version of the Defense Appropriations bill repeals the rule banning bestiality in the military, and the Toronto Zoo's gay penguins turn straight.
TV HatThe Colbert ReportS8
TV Hat lets you focus on what matters most by blocking out unnecessary distractions -- like your spouse.
Ray OdiernoThe Colbert ReportS8
General Ray Odierno enumerates the reasons why America's employers should hire homecoming Iraq war veterans.
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