Season 1 ( 2005) October Edit
# First aired "The Wørd" Studio guest Introductory phrase Prod#
1 October 17 Truthiness Stone Phillips "Open wide, baby bird, because mama's got a big, fat nightcrawler of Truth." 101
Gravitas-Off versus Stone Phillips; Colbert salutes Peter Mayhew's US citizenship with a Chewbacca figure.
2 October 18 Bacchanalia Lesley Stahl "Put some pants on, America. The Truth is knocking at the door." 102
Part one of " Better Know a District" with Captain Jack Kingston (R) of Georgia's 1st District; First .
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3 October 19 Disappointed Fareed Zakaria "Strap yourself in and flip the switch, 'cause you're about to get a Truthocution." 103
First " Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger"; First " Stephen Settles the Debate" (Whales and Cod vs. Eskimo Hunters and Seals); First , where Stephen reads The Inbox e-mails from viewers.
4 October 20 Love Handles Jim Cramer "Stop operating heavy machinery, because you're about to take two maximum strength tablets of Truth." 104
First appearance of Russ Lieber; Stephen replaces the U.S. Constitution with a framed credit card offer; Lisa Loeb has a cameo, singing a few bars of "Stay (I Missed You)"; First .
5 October 24 Pussy Lou Dobbs "It's time to jump down, turn around and pick a bale of Truth." 105
First Out-of-Context Interview, with Kay Bailey Hutchison; First Appearance of " Bring 'Em Back or Leave 'Em Dead," featuring Torquemada, Charles Darwin and Dave Thomas; a sequence on positive mugshots, in honor of Tom DeLay's arrest.
6 October 25 Overrated Greg Behrendt "I swallowed 20 condoms full of Truth and I'm about to smuggle them across the border." 106
Stephen tells the truth about Rosa Parks; Introduces his black friend Alan; First mention of his undying hatred toward bears; Took calls from listeners for the first time; first appearance of , the Yet Another Day morning show.
7 October 26 Perspective Neil deGrasse Tyson "Strike up the klezmer and start acting like a man. You're about to have a Truth Mitzvah." 107
Introduction to Stephen's self-published Sci-fi novel ; First appearance of " Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure The Pulse," where Stephen plays a video of one of his fans asking him a question. Today's included How is the weight of paper determined? and What's your favorite Jay-Z Song? (Stephen listed his top 20).
8 October 27 Quitter Jeff Daniels "Put on the Sade and spritz on some musk. I'm gonna Truth you all night long." 108
Part two of " Better Know a District" with Barney Frank (D) of Taxachusetts's 4th District; Harriet Miers added to the Bookshelf of Broken Dreams.
9 October 31 Alito Monica Crowley "Shave off your body hair and put on your bike shorts. You just grabbed the yellow jersey in the Tour de Truthiness." 109
Second Out-of-Context Interview, with Patrick Fitzgerald; Stephen Settles the Debate: Ramadan vs. Halloween; Placed Rock and Roll nativity scene on his bookshelf to celebrate the end of " Rocktober."
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