The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 158

Charlie Kaufman

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Dec 09, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes Charlie Kaufman, writer and director of Synecdoche, New York. Also, Stephen talks with Kevin Bacon about his roll in Frost/Nixon.

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      • Stephen Colbert: Every year I put up a Nixmas tree and decorate it with Nixon ornaments. Then, on December 26th, I burn it down with napalm. I got some great ornaments on here already. Let's see, there's Air Force One over there. Here's John Lennon's passport - Nixon always wanted to get his hands on that. And oh, here's one of his jowls points to a large piece of clay.
        And I also have my Nixon Menorah, for those of you who celebrate Nixnukkah.

      • Stephen: There is this one character who has a line, says, "A man is not an orange" in the play.
        (Charlie Kaufman nods)
        Stephen: I disagree with that. If you squeeze them hard enough you will get juice from a man. You can ask my staff.

      • Stephen: Tonight: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is arrested on corruption charges. It's going to take a huge bribe to get him out of this one. Then I look at a new movie about Richard Nixon. It is a lock to win an Oscar or at least break into the Academy and steal one. And my guest is writer/director Charlie Kaufman, but I've written all by questions for John Malkovich. I am calling for an auto bailout, because I drove my car into a lake. This is the Colbert Report.

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