The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 42

Bruce Bartlett

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Mar 29, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Stephen interviews Bruce Bartlett and Adam Schiff.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from polygamy to Bruce Bartlett.

    Stephen starts off the show by getting right into the news about a solar eclipse visible to people in Africa and a few other places. Stephen asks that everyone take out their bible, and he proceeds to read a passage from it, and suggesting the Apocalypse is upon us.

    Moving on, Stephen turns his attention to the new HBO series, Big Love, which is a show about a man with multiple wives. Stephen goes on to suggest that polygamy is actually a good thing because it creates competition.

    Back from commercial, Stephen introduces another edition of "Better Know A District." This time around, Stephen profiles the 29th district of California, which is home to Hollywood. Stephen then interviews Congressman Adam Schiff in his Washington D.C. office. While discussing the 29th district, Stephen brings up the fact that the Congressman doesn't accept campaign contributions from several sources, and one of which is from Stephen apparently, who tries to get him to accept Stephen's $100 bill.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Bruce Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett has written a book which accuses President Bush of betraying President Reagan's legacy and bankrupting America. They debate whether or not President Bush's policies are correct and then get into a debate about cutting the deficit. Stephen suggests that the way to reduce the medicare costs is to deprive the elderly of their medication.

    The interview with Adam Schiff was very silly, moreso than usual in my opinion. My favorite segment was "The Word," as usual. Stephen's always got great material for that segment.