The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 32

Christopher Buckley

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Mar 13, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Stephen talks about the 900-foot tall Jesus.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from The Sopranos to tonight's guest, Christopher Buckley.

    Stephen starts off the show by giving his first report on the 2008 presidential election. He predicts that the winner will be Bill Frist. He's basing this on a straw poll held in Tennessee, the home state of Bill Frist. He's also predicting that the next war is Iran.

    Stephen then turns his attention to a report on 60 Minutes, which examines what makes people gay. One statistical fact they found was the more older brothers you had, the higher the odds you would be gay. Stephen objects to this, seeing as he's got more than half-a-dozen older brothers.

    Moving on, Stephen looks at The Sopranos, a show which has been controversial because of the stereotypes it portrays about Italians. This brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "Sidney Poitier." Stephen goes on to discuss stereotypes and how they affect people. He says negative stereotypes, further reinforced by the Bush administration, led Americans to have great concerns about giving control of several American ports to Dubai.

    Back from commercial, Stephen introduces this week's edition of "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger." The new robot pack mule the military is testing received a wag of the finger because it's taking jobs away from actual mules. When Stephen shows a video of the mule being kicked by a person, who was trying to test out its ability to balance, he breaks down and gets upset at the military for making him feel bad. The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame receives another wag of the finger because it inducted Miles Davis, who in Stephen's opinion, doesn't rock, but rather "jazz's." Next up, the Sex Pistols receive a tip of the hat for opposing the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. The Gateway Grizzlies baseball team receive a tip of the hat for creating a 1000 calorie donut burger, consisting of a large cheeseburger, but the buns were replaced by Krispy Kreme donuts. And finally, the Oral Roberts University receives a tip of the hat for making the NCAA basketball tournament. Stephen decides to choose them as the winner because they apparently have a 900-foot tall Jesus on their side, and there's no way you'll be able to dunk over a 900-foot tall Jesus.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Christopher Buckley. They talk about Mr. Buckley's book as well as the film which has been recently made about the book.

    Back from commercial, Stephen ends the show by talking about Mad Magazine and Al Jaffe. Stephen has a cake brought in as a tribute to Al, which wishes him well.

    Tonight's show was fairly average as far as the series as a whole. None of the segments really stood out; the interview was kind of a waste of time, although I laughed when Stephen asked Mr. Buckley if he thought he was retarded.