The Colbert Report

Season 1 Episode 11

Bruce Feiler

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Nov 02, 2005 on Comedy Central
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Bruce Feiler
TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion", Bruce Feiler!

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  • Stephen interviews Bruce Feiler, and hears from Russ Lieber again.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from dogs to Wal-Mart.

    Stephen started off by making mention of a Fatwa being called on Stephen because of Stephen's opinion on Halloween being better than Ramadan.

    Stephen then covered the Senate closed-door session, which caused C-SPAN some problems, since they couldn't cover it. Stephen then talked about a correction in a newspaper (The New York Times), which criticized The Colbert Report.

    Stephen then went right into "The Word", which was "cat", a word even the New York Times should be able to spell correctly. There is apparently a radio station made for animals while their owners are at work.

    Back from commercial, Stephen talked about how Wal-Mart is trying to take over the world. They're already getting health care centers, and there's news of them getting a war room.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomed tonight's guest, author of "Walking the Bible" and "Where God Was Born", Bruce Feiler. Their discussion was entirely on religion and what role Iraq had on it. Stephen tried to find out if he could do a book with him sometime.

    Stephen ends the show by talking about some phone calls from Russ Lieber, who admitted to Stephen that he did in fact only had one testicle.

    Another funny show, but "The Word" segment wasn't funny at all. This was the first time I didn't laugh for that segment. The interview went pretty well, and the theme of "I called it" was pretty funny.moreless
Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler


Guest Star

David Cross

David Cross

Russ Lieber (voice/photo)

Recurring Role

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    • Stephen: A wop bop a loo bop a wop bam Truth.

    • Stephen: So let's go straight to the Word, which even the New York Times can't possible get wrong: Cat. C-A-T. Cat. I'll give the guys over at the Times to write it down. (Got it?) Okay? All right. The fate of Gulf Coast pets after hurricane Katrina highlighted what our animals mean to us, they give us companionship, the strength to do on. And now we're finally repaying them with their own radio station. Today's New York Times, great paper by the way, reports on DogCatRadio, an internet radio station which play music for pets left alone in the house while their owners are at work. This is great, but not for my dog Gipper. Eyes on the TV, Gipper. Over here at daddy! Stay off the couch. Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy? (You are) But let me ask you something. Is a radio station for animals a sign that we as a society are over pampering our pets? (Good question) Maybe not, because it seems animals need music as much as we do.

      Yesterday, researchers at Washington University reported that mice woo each other with complex love songs that are inaudible to the human ear. Evidentially these songs originate in the part of the mouse brain scientist know very little about. (The Slojamz Lobe) But here's what I don't get, we've been chasing these guys around mazes and growing ears on their backs for decades. We know what they look like with makeup on them. Hell, we know what they look like with makeup in them. (Cover Girl pancreas defining pencil) And there are parts of their brains we still haven't cut up? But these stories together raise a far more interesting question: (Is this a slow news day?) Why would they sing when they spend their lives in cages having their organs pureed by those sadists at the CDC? Could it be these creatures have a soul? I believe only a creature with a soul can love. I know my dog Gipper loves me because he licks me. We rarely lick things we don't love. Plus, the psalms tell us that the Lord is my Shepard, doesn't that say something about sheep dogs? (Checkmate!) The fact is, in these difficult times we need music to soothe our souls, and animals are no different. I believe all God's creatures have a soul, except bears. They are Godless killing machines and they must be destroyed!

      And that's the Word

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