The Colbert Report
Season 8 • 05/08/2012
Michelle Alexander addresses disproportionate imprisonment rates and racial discrimination.
Sign Off - Sound Effects BoxThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen uses a sound effects box to say goodnight.
Andy CohenThe Colbert ReportS8
Bravo executive and talk show host Andy Cohen discusses his book "Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture."
ThreatDown - Newscasting BearsThe Colbert ReportS8
A Pennsylvania news team shares its backyard weather forecast: partly grizzly with a chance of precipitation in the pants.
"Pussy Hound" with Eric McCormackThe Colbert ReportS8
Eric McCormack and Stephen rehearse "Pussy Hound," a heterosexual sitcom about two straight guys named Will and Grayson.
Intro - 5/7/12The Colbert ReportS8
Controversy strikes the Obama administration, a threat jeopardizes American jobs, and Bravo's Andy Cohen answers "Real Housewives" questions.
Hand-Disinfectant-Drunk TeensThe Colbert ReportS8
News coverage based on a single story in the L.A. Times reveals an epidemic of kids turning drunk, disorderly and disinfected.
Joe Biden's Same-Sex Marriage GaffeThe Colbert ReportS8
Vice President Joe Biden says he is comfortable with same-sex marriage and credits sitcoms like "Will and Grace" for teaching tolerance.
Colbert Super PAC SHH! - Corporate Campaign Players & Super Secret "Spooky PACs"The Colbert ReportS8
"Spooky PACs" trailblazer Karl Rove gives anonymous political money to help keep political money anonymous, and Stephen gives in to donor transparency fetishists.
Sign Off - "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)"The Colbert ReportS8
Stephen breaks from reading "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" to say goodnight.
Anonymous Attack Ads - Claire McCaskillThe Colbert ReportS8
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill criticizes political attack ads funded by untraceable money in 501(c)4s.
Michelle AlexanderThe Colbert ReportS8
Civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander discusses her book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
Mexico's Debate PlaymateThe Colbert ReportS8
A former Playboy Playmate helps usher Mexico's presidential debate, and one candidate isn't sorry for noticing.
Jon McNaughton's "Nation Under Socialism" ArtworkThe Colbert ReportS8
One of the hottest pop culture paintings portrays Barack Obama burning the Constitution, and Stephen explicates its complicated, multi-level message.
Anna WintourThe Colbert ReportS8
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour discusses The Met's Costume Institute exhibit "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations."
Sign Off - "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" AudiobookThe Colbert ReportS8
Profits from "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" go to U.S. VETS, an organization that helps veterans reintegrate into civilian life.
Barack Obama vs. North Carolina on Gay MarriageThe Colbert ReportS8
Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to push the rainbow button and launch gay-mageddon, but North Carolina strikes down marriage equality.
Wisconsin's Fake DemocratsThe Colbert ReportS8
Wisconsin Republicans force primaries by running as Democrats, which is like calling a timeout in football, dressed up as the other team's coach.
Sign Off - Two Weeks Off & Dry Roasted PeanutsThe Colbert ReportS8
The Report is off for the next two weeks, and Stephen snacks on peanuts.
Francis CollinsThe Colbert ReportS8
Dr. Francis Collins talks about America's weight problem, evolution and the holistic way to confront obesity.
Barack Obama's Gay BlasphemyThe Colbert ReportS8
God ordered marriage to be between one man and that man's rib, but Barack Obama's gay marriage announcement drags evolution into the debate.
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