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