The Colbert Report
Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney Alliance Analogies
Season 8 • 05/03/2012
Stephen offers a Star Wars analogy to illustrate "weird" politics.
Kermit the Frog's German TV Offense - Hans BeinholtzThe Colbert ReportS8
Kermit the Frog violates German media law, but Stephen defends his reputation to Germany's UN ambassador, Hans Beinholtz.
Richard Branson-Shaped Ice CubesThe Colbert ReportS8
Sir Richard Branson commissions four skilled designers to create an ice cube mold in the shape of his head.
Jonathan HaidtThe Colbert ReportS8
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses his book "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion."
Sign Off - Stephen Colbert's 6000K Norway NorwalkathonThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen cancels his 6000K walkathon from Bangor, ME, to Oslo, Norway.
Intro - 5/2/12The Colbert ReportS8
America's health care crisis finds a solution, a beloved children's character meets adversity, and Jonathan Haidt explores social psychology.
The Word - Debt PanelsThe Colbert ReportS8
One of the nation's largest medical debt collectors sneaks into hospitals to seize patients' money before treatment.
Lena DunhamThe Colbert ReportS8
Lena Dunham discusses "Girls," her popular HBO show about young women navigating work, love and friendship in New York City.
Colbert Super PAC - In Search of Mr. LaroseThe Colbert ReportS8
A mysterious Florida rival challenges Stephen's dominance in the world of super secret Super PAC-ing.
Who's Honoring Me Now? - National Space Society & Buzz AldrinThe Colbert ReportS8
Buzz Aldrin thanks Stephen for promoting space exploration and awards him the National Space Society's coveted trophy.
Sign Off - 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass MediaThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen waves goodnight with his 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media.
Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney Alliance AnalogiesThe Colbert ReportS8
Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie explains Newt Gingrich's decision to endorse Mitt Romney, using a football-fraternity analogy.
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.
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