The Colbert Report
Intro - 5/7/12
Season 8 • 05/07/2012
The Obama administration faces controversy, jobs face threats, and Andy Cohen talks show hosting.
The Colbert ReportS8 Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney Alliance Analogies
Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie explains Newt Gingrich's decision to endorse Mitt Romney, using a football-fraternity analogy.
The Colbert ReportS8 Colbert Super PAC - In Search of Mr. Larose
A mysterious Florida rival challenges Stephen's dominance in the world of super secret Super PAC-ing.
The Colbert ReportS8 Who's Honoring Me Now? - National Space Society & Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin thanks Stephen for promoting space exploration and awards him the National Space Society's coveted trophy.
The Colbert ReportS8 Sign Off - 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media
Stephen waves goodnight with his 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media.
The Colbert ReportS8 Sign Off - Sound Effects Box
Stephen uses a sound effects box to say goodnight.
The Colbert ReportS8 Andy Cohen
Bravo executive and talk show host Andy Cohen discusses his book "Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture."
The Colbert ReportS8 ThreatDown - Newscasting Bears
A Pennsylvania news team shares its backyard weather forecast: partly grizzly with a chance of precipitation in the pants.
The Colbert ReportS8 "Pussy Hound" with Eric McCormack
Eric McCormack and Stephen rehearse "Pussy Hound," a heterosexual sitcom about two straight guys named Will and Grayson.
The Colbert ReportS8 Hand-Disinfectant-Drunk Teens
News coverage based on a single story in the L.A. Times reveals an epidemic of kids turning drunk, disorderly and disinfected.
The Colbert ReportS8 Joe Biden's Same-Sex Marriage Gaffe
Vice President Joe Biden says he is comfortable with same-sex marriage and credits sitcoms like "Will and Grace" for teaching tolerance.
The Colbert ReportS8 Intro - 5/7/12
Controversy strikes the Obama administration, a threat jeopardizes American jobs, and Bravo's Andy Cohen answers "Real Housewives" questions.
The Colbert ReportS8 Colbert Super PAC SHH! - Corporate Campaign Players & Super Secret "Spooky PACs"
"Spooky PACs" trailblazer Karl Rove gives anonymous political money to help keep political money anonymous, and Stephen gives in to donor transparency fetishists.
The Colbert ReportS8 Sign Off - "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)"
Stephen breaks from reading "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" to say goodnight.
The Colbert ReportS8 Anonymous Attack Ads - Claire McCaskill
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill criticizes political attack ads funded by untraceable money in 501(c)4s.
The Colbert ReportS8 Michelle Alexander
Civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander discusses her book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
The Colbert ReportS8 Uncensored - Maurice Sendak Tribute & "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" Release
In tribute to the late Maurice Sendak, Stephen revisits his Colberty Tales and releases his Sendak-approved "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" children's book.
The Colbert ReportS8 Mexico's Debate Playmate
A former Playboy Playmate helps usher Mexico's presidential debate, and one candidate isn't sorry for noticing.
The Colbert ReportS8 Jon McNaughton's "Nation Under Socialism" Artwork
One of the hottest pop culture paintings portrays Barack Obama burning the Constitution, and Stephen explicates its complicated, multi-level message.
The Colbert ReportS8 Anna Wintour
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour discusses The Met's Costume Institute exhibit "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations."
The Colbert ReportS8 Sign Off - "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" Audiobook
Profits from "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" go to U.S. VETS, an organization that helps veterans reintegrate into civilian life.
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