The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 13

Annie Duke

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jan 30, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Stephen boycotts James Frey.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from Oprah to Annie Duke.

    Stephen starts off the show by complaining about being a little stiff and sore from exercising. He then talks about how his word, truthiness, is in the news again; it was used in the program, Nightline, but they never mentioned Stephen's name in the piece. He then shows a piece from one of Oprah's shows, where a man gives Stephen credit for the word. Stephen makes a big deal that Oprah seems to know that Stephen exists. Stephen then decides to issue a nationwide boycott on the man who angered Oprah, James Frey.

    Stephen moves on to the Supreme Court hearings, and this brings us into tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "Abortion." Stephen claims he's found the solution to making people on the left and right to agree on this divisive issue. Just as he's about to read his script, Stephen decides on a new edition of "The Word," which is "Unscripted." He decides to take questions from the audience, much like President Bush. He fields a few questions without problem, but when it comes to a truly unscripted question, he has great difficulty answering the question.

    Back from commercial, Stephen introduces another "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger" segment. First up, Google gets a wag of the finger for not giving the government the search results they requested. Next, Stephen gives a tip of the hat to the archaeologists who discovered a new ancestor to the crocodile. They also get a wag of the finger for the name they gave it. Finally, a man at the University of Virginia gets a wag of the finger for his study which said conservatives tend to be more racist than liberals.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Annie Duke. They talk about playing poker, detecting lies, and finally play a little poker.

    Tonight's show was very good... the interview with Annie Duke was a lot of fun. She's got a great sense of humor, which is perfect for the show.