The Colbert Report
Season 1 • 10/17/2005
Stephen assures his audience that they are the it-getters.
The Colbert ReportS1 Stone Phillips
"Dateline NBC" host Stone Phillips discusses his career as an anchor and compares neckties and Emmy Awards with Stephen.
The Colbert ReportS1 Sign Off - Commemorating Chewbacca's American Citizenship
Stephen celebrates the American citizenship of actor Peter Mayhew by adding a Chewbacca doll to his set.
The Colbert ReportS1 The Word - Truthiness
Stephen explains the concept of truthiness and makes a pledge to his audience.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/17/05
Stephen kicks off the inaugural episode with coverage of the bird flu, the danger of Greek letters and a fear greater than fear itself.
The Colbert ReportS1 Gravitas-Off with Stone Phillips
Stephen challenges "Dateline NBC" host Stone Phillips to a battle of gravitas.
The Colbert ReportS1 ThreatDown - Bird Flu
The avian flu poses a threat to cockfighting, Greek letters take over the names of tropical storms, and James Brady fights gun violence in Florida.
The Colbert ReportS1 First Show
Stephen welcomes viewers to his new show and reassures them that their voices will be heard -- in the form of his voice.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/18/05
A new Danish prince is born, apes grow more adept at using tools, and Lesley Stahl sits down with Stephen.
The Colbert ReportS1 The Word - Bacchanalia
A Long Island high school cancels its annual prom, stating that the students' financial decadence is not something the school condones.
The Colbert ReportS1 Sign Off - A Fax From James Brady
Stephen reads a faxed threat that he received from James Brady, a longtime supporter of gun control.
The Colbert ReportS1 Lesley Stahl
Award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl discusses Watergate, the Valerie Plame scandal and a new strategy for "60 Minutes."
The Colbert ReportS1 All You Need to Know - Illegal Immigration
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff vows to remove undocumented immigrants from the U.S., and the new Danish prince gets some advice.
The Colbert ReportS1 Better Know a District - Georgia's 1st - Jack Kingston
Congressman Jack Kingston chats about living in Ethiopia as a child, his experiences in a fraternity and his favorite "Seinfeld" episode.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/19/05
A dictator gets his day in court, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are in the family way, and Fareed Zakaria discusses foreign affairs.
The Colbert ReportS1 On Notice - Bobby's Candy Apples
Stage Manager Bobby is placed on notice for referring to "caramel apples" as "candy apples."
The Colbert ReportS1 Tip/Wag - Teen Pregnancy & Katie's No Lady
Teen pregnancy rates drop even though many teenagers are still engaging in sexual activity, and Katie Holmes gets pregnant out of wedlock.
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