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Stephen sits within the confines of this comfy "C"-shaped desk during most of the Colbert Report. He leaves it, to the delight of the audience, only when he moves stage-left (of course) to the Axe Body Spray Interview Zone where he nails a guest.
On a few rare occasions, a guest has been granted the rare privilege of sitting next to Stephen in an honored spot at the C Desk. Jon Stewart, George Lucas, Andrew Sullivan, John Hall, and Elizabeth de la Vega have been given that rare opportunity.
The extraordinary privilege, along with a wingback chair to sit in, was also offered to lily-livered Senator Joe Lieberman who unaccountably refused.
Bobby, the Report's stage manager, stands near the C Desk but is not allowed to touch it or step onto its pedestal.
Countless critics have noted that the anchor desk used by old-time CBS anchor Walter Cronkite was also shaped like a "C". Even though Cronkite was a founder of the liberal media, he was widely respected in his benighted day. (That was when Fox was only making monster movies and hadn't yet shown the world how news should be done.)
Dr Colbert is thought to have adopted the "C" shape partly because he is today's most respected anchor, but without Cronkite's Cut-and-runnyness.
- the C-Desk can play VHS tapesEpisode #345
- Stephen receives faxes at the C-DeskEpisode #350
- can receive Jewish Apologies
- the gentile phone is a rotary modelEpisode #352
- shred ungracious magazinesEpisode #391
- bake brownies at high-altitudesEpisode #440
Contents of The DeskEdit
- a pistol and whipEpisode #368
- a sleeping cap, pillow and blanketEpisode #420
- a StarbucksEpisode #424
- another StarbucksEpisode #429
- a sprig of grass & an even longer sprig of grassEpisode #428
- a laptop and hobo bindleEpisode #453
- termites and a stick with which to eat themEpisode #468
- a blonde wig and puppyEpisode #579
Other Things That Live In Or Near The C DeskEdit
- The Junk Holder
- Stephen's Big Red Button
- Box of Medical Waste
- The Atone Phone
- Awards Fax Machine
- Someone's skullEpisode #489