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"Oh, hi! I didn't see you there." The Shelves of Honor are a featured area of The Eagle's Nest, where Stephen places items that serve as reminders of wonderfully American times. At the end of some episodes, Dr. Colbert places an object on one of his bookshelves to commemorate an especially noteworthy event.
Viewers are encouraged to create a similar shrine in their homes or places of business to immortalize Dr. Colbert.
Items on The Shelves of HonorEdit
Items Removed from The Shelves of HonorEdit
- Cardboard Box - Did not make the switch to the HD set.
Bookshelf Of Broken DreamsEdit
One of the shelves is reserved for mementos of Supreme Court hopefuls who faded into the night.
- A portrait of Abe Fortas
- A portrait of Douglas Ginsberg
- A portrait of Robert Bork
- A portrait of Harriet Miers
The many books on the Shelves are divided into "fiction" and "non-fiction" sections. Watership Down and the Bible along with "Atlas Srugged" are just some of the tomes in the "non-fiction" section, while Tom Clancy's Debt of Honor and Red Rabbit along with On the Origin of Species and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female and many others are in the "fiction" section. A copy of Elie Wiesel's Night is duct-taped between the fiction and non-fiction sections.
- Colbert also raised his Saginaw Spirit # 1 jerseyEpisode #277 to the rafters of his TV studio, as he was undefeated and on top of his game, in a ceremony celebrating all he had given to the great sport of hockey.
- an extremely valuable edition of Amazing Spiderman comic # 573 signed by both Dr. Colbert and Joe QuesadaEpisode #479 as bait to induce Barack Obama to visit.
- Dr. Colbert symbolically retired the boiling frog metaphor at the end of The Greatest Administration Ever (January 19, 2009) by placing the skeletal remains of the frog that he had been boiling since the administration began on the shelfEpisode #500
- ↑ These items were only on camera a few moments to allow Colbert to count them as tax-deductible work expenses; they were then removed from the shelf.
- ↑ He rented these DVDs but never returned them. He promptly removed both after being reminded by himself that he would forget them if he left them there.