The Colbert Report
Season 8 • 12/07/2011
David Hallberg talks about his experience dancing for a Russian ballet company.
Jimmie JohnsonThe Colbert ReportS8
Jimmie Johnson explores the team dynamics involved in NASCAR racing and discusses the inspiration behind his Wii game.
Sign Off - Slow-Motion Race ReplayThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen signs off with a slow-mo replay of his rolling chair race against Jimmie Johnson.
Donald's Trumptacular & Stephen's South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican DebateThe Colbert ReportS8
Donald Trump prepares to moderate a GOP presidential debate, but Republicans discourage candidates from appearing.
The Black KeysThe Colbert ReportS8
The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney contemplate the pressures of stardom.
Sign Off - Glenn Eichler's Graphic NovelThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen recommends Colbert Report writer Glenn Eichler's graphic novel "Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues."
American Drone in IranThe Colbert ReportS8
Iran claims to have captured one of America's secret stealth drones, so Stephen hatches a plan to get it back.
Colbert Super PAC - Stephen's South Carolina ReferendumThe Colbert ReportS8
South Carolina's Supreme Court rules that non-binding, advisory questions like that of corporate personhood cannot be placed on a presidential primary ballot.
Jon Huntsman Sr.'s Ad BuyThe Colbert ReportS8
Jon Huntsman's campaign receives financial support from his dad's super PAC, but father and son are not coordinating.
Colbert Super PAC - Stephen's South Carolina Referendum - Dick HarpootlianThe Colbert ReportS8
South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian helps Stephen fight to restore his corporate personhood referendum to the Republican primary ballot.
Stephen Colbert's South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate - Save the DateThe Colbert ReportS8
To fill the enormous void left by Donald Trump's debate debacle, Stephen sets the date of his GOP debate in stone.
David HallbergThe Colbert ReportS8
The Bolshoi Ballet's David Hallberg describes Fred Astaire as his main artistic inspiration and explains that dance has always been his calling.
Michigan's Snow Cone MachinesThe Colbert ReportS8
The soft-on-terror-crats mischaracterize Michigan's ice shaving machines as a frivolous waste of tax money, but there's no reason that fighting terror shouldn't be fun.
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.
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