Re-Al Frankenization (proper gerund)

  1. to reintroduce the qualities associated with Al Franken back into a system, which had previously been cleared of Al Franken

Origin: Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA* created the word Re-Al FrankenizationEpisode #378 without actually defining it, but he will quite soon.

Example: America's TVs had been de-Al Frankenized since he moved to Air America Radio, but have experienced a resurgent Re-Al Frankenization since he decided to run for the senate.

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*Re-Al Frankenization™ 2008 Stephen Colbert, All Rights Reserved.


This catchphrase was coined by America's newsman, Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, anchor of the greatest news program ever, "The Colbert Report".

Used with permission, The information contained in this Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A Official Trademarked Catch Phrase™ may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the prior written authority of Viacom.

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