List of The Colbert Report episodes
This list of links to episodes of The Colbert Report details information on past and upcoming episodes of The Colbert Report, a popular Comedy Central show hosted by Stephen Colbert, and produced by Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Ben Karlin. Colbert plays the role of a populist blowhard journalist character, similar to his role on The Daily Show. In The Colbert Report, the former correspondent becomes the host of his own parody of media pundit programs, such as The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity and Colmes.
There are a number of noteworthy recurring elements in most episodes of The Colbert Report. Many episodes feature "The Wørd" of the day, which serves as a theme for a monologue early in the episode. Each has a studio guest later in the episode, and each begins with a brief summary of what the episode will contain, followed by an introductory phrase and then by the theme music. This introductory phrase very often inserts the word truth into a common phrase, such as "Apply Truth liberally to the inflamed area," or says "this is The Colbert Report," though there are exceptions.
List of episodes by year
- ^ "Truthiness," the first "Wørd of the day" on The Colbert Report, was voted the 2005 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society, which credited The Colbert Report for introducing it into the popular vernacular. For more information, see truthiness.
- ^ The word "overrated" was used in reference to the late Rosa Parks.
- ^ The word "quitter" was used in reference to Harriet Miers withdrawing her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- ^ The word "cat" was used in reference to The New York Times misreporting Colbert's first wørd, "Truthiness," as "Trustiness." He explained that the Times should have an easier time with this word.
- ^ The word "hoser" was used in reference to Canada.
- ^ The word "TO" was used in reference to Terrell Owens and/or "totally obnoxious" — "same difference."
- ^ This Wørd of the day, "The Orient," was changed to "Asia" for political correctness.
- ^ The word "Never" was used to answer the question of when to withdraw from Iraq.
- ^ The word "Spectacle" was used in regards to capital punishment.
- ^ Although Colbert originally said "Hell, no!" when giving the Wørd of the day, it appeared on the screen initially as "Hell, Yes!" It then quickly switched to "Hell, No!" after this intentional "error."
- ^ The word "Travolta" was used in reference to John Travolta's role in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
- Wikipedia in popular culture for the response to the Wikiality episode
- List of The Daily Show guests – serves as episode guide.