The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from the criticism of Donald Rumsfeld to the Gospel of Judas.
Stephen starts off tonight's show by announcing Stephen Jr has hatched. He celebrates with a cigar and tosses a few into the audience. He was born on April 17th, oddly enough, Patriot's Day. He shows a video of the eagle breaking out of the egg, and Stephen's ecstatic about it. He then talks about some of the things he needs to do, such as starting a college fund and getting him baptised.
Stephen then moves on to another edition of "Who's Not Honoring Me Now" since the Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and Stephen's not getting one. He goes on to complain about how some reporters got a Pulitzer for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Stephen says that is easy to do; it's a gimme. He equates it to an actor portraying a retarded guy; of course he'll win an Emmy!
Moving on again, Stephen takes a look at the problem with the retired Generals who have been criticizing Donald Rumsfeld decisions and leadership, which brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word", which is "Sir, Yes, Sir." Stephen says the generals have no business criticizing Rumsfeld, they've been out of the military far too long and don't know what it's like now.
Back from commercial, Stephen introduces this week's edition of "The Threatdown." The number five threat is "Judas," more specifically the "good" Judas. A recently-translated text known as the Gospel of Judas has revealed that Jesus asked Judas to betray him, which flies against everything Christians have known to be true. For Stephen, this pretty much ruined Easter. "Wal-Mart" is the fourth threat. They've announced they will stop selling guns at about a thousand stores because of a lack of market demand in those stores. With the chain store moving into big cities, people don't seem to have the desire for purchasing a shotgun. Stephen suggests changing the types of guns sold, since you can't really hide a shotgun under your shirt. Next on the list is "Neil Young", who has recorded an album which is less than supportive of President Bush. Stephen doesn't think his criticisms matter because he's from Canada. The second top threat is "Robots". A new robot has been developed to give medical training to doctors trying to learn how to deliver babies. Stephen doesn't think this is necessary at all. And finally, the number one threat, "Pooh," specifically Winnie The. Stephen takes aim at Walt Disney for their famous bear character. He warns parents of this bear, which is sure to bring havoc into your home.
Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Anthony Romero, head of the ACLU. They have a spirited discussion about civil liberties, wiretapping, and the Bill of Rights.
Tonight's show was great. I've seen it three or four times already, and I loved it. None of the segments were un-interesting or particularly weak. My favorite segment was "The Threatdown," an often over-looked bit on the show. I suppose it's because it's only a weekly thing. Stephen's anti-bear rants are always great, although I'm still upset he actually bought that "cute" plush bear the other day.