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December 3, 2008
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  • Cabinet Installation
"The media reacts to Barack Obama's cabinet picks! There's a debate over whether to shower with him praise or adulation!?"
  • Check Point Churlish
"Then, I profile another border security success story! I believe that makes two!"
  • Tear Down That Walters
"And, Barbara Walters is here to promote her special: The Ten Most Fascinating People of 2008! Funny, I don't remember her interviewing me ten times!"

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Portions of this show may have been prerecorded! I've done so many, it's hard to remember!
This is
The Colbert Report!
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~ Stephen Colbert
December 3, 2008 The Colbert Report


  • Dr. Colbert doesn't mean to alarm us
    • our last moments on Earth shouldn't be
  • spider on ISS escaped
    • part of NASA's animal torture experiments
  • can a monkey peel a banana underwater
  • can a horse parachute
  • can you make tang from dehydrated flamingo
  • sending animals into space make them 50 feet tall
  • the spider will be looking for Stephen's DNA (MeNA)
    • 8 legs deep in Dr. Colbert's space junk
    • eight legs mean 8 balls
  • Thank God Dr. Colbert was not replaced by a man-spider hybrid


  • Doris Kearns Goodwin said
"It's the end of the world bitches better learn you some Chinese!"
  • makes it hard to undermine PE Obama
    • only after he's fixed Stephen's 401k
  • Many republicans have praised him
    • approve of his team
    • George Stephanopolis played "In Your Eyes" to Obama
  • say something nice while being a douchebag at the same time
  • Rush is the master
    • wired to
    • praised Obama's pick of Hillary Clinton
  • Obama is so cunning he makes Lex Luxor look like a candy striper
  • Sean Hannity approves of Obama's cabinet choices as well
  • Obama will put Hillary Clinton's hand in warm water while she's sleeping
  • Obama maneuvered his mother in law to live in the White House so she can't run against him in 2012
  • Obama also chose to be black
  • possible to damn him with our praise


  • border patrol
    • keep foreigners out
    • keep Americans from returning
  • best way to visit a foreign country:
    • riding in on a bomb
  • Mike Milne
    • border patrol agent
  • Border Patrol Agents prevented subversive knitter from re-entering America after visiting Canada for an art concert or thing
  • artists love to shock by knitting and crocheting
    • SUVs
    • guns
    • tanks
    • dog sweaters
  • Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting


  • Barbara Walters
  • new TV special: "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008"
    • she will be the second most fascinating person in her interview
"To Babs: You are hot"
  • Stephen then smelled the pen
  • Stephen recreated a Barbara Walters interview with ferns and soft focus
  • she had interviewed:
    • Rush Limbaugh
    • Will Smith
    • Tom Cruise
    • Tina Fey
    • Michael Phelps, who can breathe underwater
      • among other things
  • Stephen would have been on the list, but he doesn't like accomplishing things
    • he was #11
  • Stephen is afraid to go on The View
    • they seem like a race of tribal women
  • people are only fascinating for one year
  • she has interviewed cannibals
  • fascination goes in the wind
  • book: "Audition"
  • Stephen has no problems because he has confidence
    • she has none
  • Stephen announces that she got the part


  • (missed it)


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