The Colbert Report

Season 3 Episode 115

Ed Begley Jr

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Sep 13, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Ed Begley Jr
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and environmental activist and co-author of Grassroots Rising, Ed Begley jr.

Also Stephen talks with Father James Martin, author of My Life with the Saints, over recent revelations regarding Mother Teresa having doubts about God.

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  • Stephen's last show before the Emmy's

    OMG I love Stephen Colbert mucho!!!He definitely should have won an Emmy. Ugh Tony Bennett!!! But I digress. I thought it was hilarious that Mother Teresa didn't believe in God. I mean it's freakin Mother Teresa!!! Haha I love the line that Stephen says about God. "If God doesn't exist then who's bowling when it thunders?" Oh yeah and the "Emmy Please" line....classic Colbert!!! yeah to me the rest of the show could not top the beginning. So yeah this isn't really a spoiler....lucky you. I'm still mad about the whole Emmy thing but at least it's only the 3rd season of the Colbert Report meaning lots and lots of more episodes : )moreless

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    • Stephen: Recently disclosed letters revealed that Mother Teresa quote 'spent almost fifty years without sensing the presence of God in her life.'
      shows Time Magazine cover with Mother Teresa on it
      Fifty years!... Judging from this photo, that's like a third of her life!

    • Stephen: Emmy judges, can't you see, these tears are real! Actually, I'm acting. Emmy please!

    • Stephen: The opinions expressed in this broadcast do not reflect those of Comedy Central, MTV Networks or the Viacom cooperation, because they're all cowards! This is the Colbert Report!

    • Stephen: My guest Ed Begley Jr. has a show that tells you how to live green. Here's a great way to preserve electricity, don't watch his show.

    • Stephen: This is my last show before the Emmy's. If I win, my last show ever. I'm going to start shouting in films.

    • Stephen: If God doesn't exist then who's bowling when it thunders?

    • Stephen: Tonight, it turns out that Mother Theresa doubted the existence of God. Boy, did she have a bad career counselor!

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    • The caption "Are You There, God? It's Me, Mother Theresa" is a play on the title of Judy Blume's best-selling novel Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, first published in 1970.

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