Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Oct. 17, 2005
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Comedy Central TV Network

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The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert, from The Daily Show gives his own take on the issues of the day, and more importantly, tells you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong. The series is intended to be a parody of Bill O'Reilly, Anderson Cooper, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Joe Scarborough, etc.

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11x40 Grimmy Aired: Dec. 18, 2014

The Report’s final guest will be Stephen’s colleague and lifelong friend, Grimmy.

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The show had 11 seasons and 1452 episodes air between 2005 and 2014.

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  • In March of 2011, hundreds of cities across the United States stopped publishing the residential "White Pages", as most of the information in the White Pages can be found online. Colbert…
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    In March of 2011, hundreds of cities across the United States stopped publishing the residential "White Pages", as most of the information in the White Pages can be found online. Colbert honored the parting of the White Pages on the show by placing a copy of the White Pages on his bookshelf, located on the show's set.
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  • The studio in which the show is filmed is named the "Eagle's Nest".
  • Toward the end of the final episode, Stephen Colbert sang the song "We'll Meet Again" with a large number of his show's previous guests. The song, which was first made famous during World War…
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    Toward the end of the final episode, Stephen Colbert sang the song "We'll Meet Again" with a large number of his show's previous guests. The song, which was first made famous during World War Two by Vera Lynn, memorably also played over the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Colbert guests who appeared on the show's set for the sing-along included: Jon Stewart, Randy Newman (on the piano), Willie Nelson, Bryan Cranston, Doris Kearns Goodwin, genetic scientist Francis Collins, Tom Brokaw, Mandy Patinkin, Lil Buck, Yo Yo Ma, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Cyndi Lauper, Big Bird, Trevor Potter (Colbert's lawyer), Keith Olbermann, Andrew Sullivan, David Hallberg (a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre), Katie Couric (who danced a bit with Hallberg), Ken Burns, Ric Ocasek, Gloria Steinem, Charlie Rose, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Michael Stipe, James Franco, Cookie Monster, Toby Keith, Dan Kamen (inventor of the Segway), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, General Raymond T. Odierno, Barry Manilow, David Gregory, Jeff Tweedy, Christiane Amanpour, Patrick Stewart, Andy Cohen, Stone Phillips, Peter Frampton, Arianna Huffington, Alan Alda, Senator Cory Booker, George Lucas, Alexi Lalas, Jon Batiste, Henry Kissinger, Elijah Wood, Mike Huckabee, Bob Costas, Tim Meadows, Jake Tapper, Lesley Stahl, Terry Gross, journalists Emily Bazelon, David Leonhardt and Matt Taibbi, former Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Thomas Friedman, New Yorker editor David Remnick, economist Paul Krugman, Jim Hoskinson (the show's director), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), economist Grover Norquist, syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, Mark Cuban, and others. Included in video segments were: Colbert Show staffers, two members of the dissident punk band Pussy Riot, Vince Gilligan (creator of the TV show Breaking Bad), U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, President Bill Clinton, an astronaut on the International Space Station, J. J. Abrams, and Smaug the Dragon.
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