The Colbert Report
Season 5 • 07/02/2009
Ed Viesturs took the Colbert Nation flag with him on his seventh climb to the summit of Everest.
Intro - 7/1/09The Colbert ReportS5
The Supreme Court takes its recess, and Nicholas Kristof discusses "It's Time to Learn From Frogs" after crossing five lanes of busy traffic.
Tip/Wag - Cynthia Davis & Fox NewsThe Colbert ReportS5
Representative Cynthia Davis opposes subsidized lunches for low-income children, and Fox News incorrectly identifies Mark Sanford as a Democrat.
The Second Coming of Ronald ReaganThe Colbert ReportS5
Soon, Reagan will ride into town on the back of his mighty steed, Bonzo, and the Potomac will run red with the blood of bureaucrats.
Judge, Jury & Executioner - Firefighters, Gold Waste & Strip SearchThe Colbert ReportS5
The Supreme Court releases its decisions on firefighters' tests, goldmine waste and school strip searches.
The Clinton CurseThe Colbert ReportS5
Mark Sanford joins other victims of the Clinton curse like Bob Livingston, Larry Craig and Newt Gingrich.
Re-Report - Lost Treasures of BabylonThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen shows more footage of basic training at Fort Jackson, flying with the Thunderbirds, and putting care packages together with Tom Hanks.
CNN Finds Bubbles the ChimpThe Colbert ReportS5
Anderson Cooper uncovers shocking news about Bubbles the Chimp: he likes cucumbers and bananas.
Intro - 7/2/09The Colbert ReportS5
Congress passes a renewable energy bill, and climber Ed Viesturs scales Stephen's ego.
The Word - Ban de SoleilThe Colbert ReportS5
The sun is a dangerous, unchecked nuclear power that causes global warming, and it must be put out.
Ed ViestursThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen punches Ed Viesturs' Frequent Everest Card after his seventh climb to the summit of Mount Everest.
Paul KrugmanThe Colbert ReportS5
Paul Krugman says the stimulus package is enough to help, but not enough to cure the economic crisis.
VA Backlog - Paul RieckhoffThe Colbert ReportS5
If Stephen gets 25,000 votes, Paul Rieckhoff will make him an honorary member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Stephen's Sound Advice - How to Bork a NomineeThe Colbert ReportS5
If Republicans want to stop Sonia Sotomayor's nomination, they must accuse her of bigotry, uncover her secrets and make her weigh in on abortion.
Remembering Remembering Michael JacksonThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen remembers the fine coverage of Michael Jackson's death, like his one-hour interview with Michael Tackson.
Intro - 7/13/09The Colbert ReportS5
The Sotomayor confirmation hearings begin, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman knows a lot about money.
Intro - 7/14/09The Colbert ReportS5
Stephen suggests looking for change in the folds of Barney Frank, and asks Leymah Gbowee where Liberia is.
Leymah GboweeThe Colbert ReportS5
Leymah Gbowee organized a sex strike among women until the Liberian civil war ended.
The Word - Guns, Credit, and CornThe Colbert ReportS5
The American government can use the defense budget to pay for health care and just turn sick people into a weapons program.
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