The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 34

Al Franken

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Mar 15, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Stephen and Al Franken talk about Bill O'Reilly.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from what it takes to be a man to the SAT's.

    Stephen stats off the show by expressing his anger about last night's episode of Scarborough Country. Stephen explains that he's upset about a piece of viewer mail Joe received, and it seems the viewer questioned whether or not Joe is retarded. Stephen then receives a letter which clarifies things for Stephen.

    Stephen moves on to the story about a man who's spreading his seed through sperm banks. He's fathered 14 children now, and it seems he's trying to opt out of the program, but women are clamoring for his sperm. Stephen's problem with this is the donor wants to remain anonymous, and Stephen despises anonymous donors. Stephen has decided to put his own sperm up for sale on his website.

    Moving on, Stephen talks about his time at a spa, where he took a love test in a magazine. It seems Stephen didn't do well. Along with the SAT's, Stephen questions the importance of these tests, which brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word", which is "None of the Above." Stephen suggests overhauling the testing process dramatically.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Al Franken. They discussed politics and Bill O'Reilly. At the end, Stephen asked Al to stick around to answer questions from viewers.

    Back from commercial, Stephen asks viewers to call in and ask Al questions. A few of the questions were about why Al hates our troops and another ended up involving a girl who wanted to know where her boyfriend was last night.

    Back from commercial, Stephen ends the show with another edition of "The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard". It seems a young man is practicing wrestling for college by wrestling a bear, something Stephen thinks the whole thing is ridiculous and dangerous.

    I thought tonight's episode was above average, mostly because Al Franken has a good sense of humor and the bit about the anonymous sperm donor was hilarious. Everything else was pretty average.