The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 38

Dan Senor

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Mar 22, 2006 on Comedy Central
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TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in Iraq, Dan Senor!

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  • Why were two segments aired out of order?!

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    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from Florida teachers to the California's 27th district.



    Stephen starts off the show by mentioning the rumor that Jennifer Aniston is leaving L.A. and moving to Chicago. He then offers some suggestions for places to eat since Stephen lived in Chicago for 11 years.



    Moving on, Stephen introduces this week's edition of "Better Know A District," which profiles the 27th district of California. Stephen then shows his interview with the district's representative, Congressman Brad Sherman. Since Congressman Sherman's district has a great deal of pornography filmed in it, Stephen can't help but grill him about it. The scene even features a silly pizza porn sequence.



    Back from commercial, Stephen makes a few more suggestions of places to eat for Jennifer Aniston.



    Moving on, Stephen turns his attention to a scandal in Miami, FL. The teachers paid for teaching certificates and received no actual training. This brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "I Am The Great and Powerful Oz." Stephen manages to equate the purchasing of fake credentials with The Wizard of the Oz movie and even the Bush administration.



    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Dan Senor. The fellas talked nothing but Iraq.



    Tonight's episode was a bit out of the ordinary. The porn sequence was ridiculous... they could have come up with something better I thought. With "The Word" and "Better Know A District" appearing out of ordinary, it made the feel like something was wrong. I hope this reverts back to normal for future episodes.moreless

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    • Stephen: ...which brings us to tonight's Word: I am the Great and Powerful Oz. The Florida School Board is sending a very bad message to these kids. (Don't get caught) Now I'm no fan of teachers, (Or learning) I don't think children should be pressured to learn how to read, (Except "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids") but I feel for these teachers. We all know how hard it is to get anyone to listen to you when you're talking to a room full of smart alecks. (Like Helen Thomas) Now to do that you've got to have unquestioned authority, (Or corporal punishment) and the Miami School Board seems to think that authority comes with some kind of degree, so the teachers just bought what they needed, (Dimebag of credibility) which in itself is a good lesson for kids. You don't get what you need in life by reciting "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening." (Frost bites) No, you get what you pay for.

      Example, one of my all time favorite movies is "The Wizard of Oz." (Friend of Dorothy) I have always liked the scarecrow. He thought he wasn't smart, but the Wizard explained that he was just as smart anybody, he just lacked the piece of paper to prove it. So the Great and Powerful Oz presented him with a diploma with some bullsh*t degree. (B.S.) Now remember, the Wizard didn't make him go through a bunch of stupid continuing education classes down at the civic center, ("How to Strip for your Munchkin") no, he just sold it to the Scarecrow for the Witch's broom. Still had nothing by a haystack up here but suddenly everybody listened to the Scarecrow. Are you telling me that the Scarecrow couldn't teach is South Florida now? (Yes, but not evolution)

      Okay, give you another example, look at Bill O'Reilly. (And turn to stone) A few years ago people were attacking papa bear on his journalistic credibility until he reminded them that he won the most prestigious award in broadcast journalism, the Peabody. That shut everybody up. (On "Factor," no one can hear you scream) Now, he didn't actually win a Peabody, he won a Polk. (Both have 'P's) It doesn't matter, if he really needs a Peabody, he can have mine. I bought it. (Christiane Amanpour needed cash) The point is, if you're in a position of authority, sometimes to maintain that authority in the face of criticism, you have to make stuff up. (Like W.M.D.) And here is the terrible message the Miami School Board is sending to children by firing these teachers. They're sending the message that authority can and should be questioned. In these troubled times, now matter what we suspect about those in authority, I say: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

      And that's the Word.

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