The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 15

Emily Yoffe

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Feb 01, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Why did it take this long?!

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from the American worker to Russ Lieber.

    Stephen starts off the show by discussing last night's State of the Union speech. He decides to pay tribute to the American worker in a piece called "The American Worker: A Hero's Salute To The Besieged Heroes Of The American Jobscape." Stephen thanks a few of the crew members in the studio, including Bobby, a stage manager, and a few other crew members, one of which looks like he's about to kill someone. This brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "You're Welcome." Stephen points out how the labor department has released a report on how the American workers haven't seen a big increase in wages in more than two decades. Stephen pulls out a little poem about the American workers and reads it to us all.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes Russ Lieber, the radio host who's been attacking him since the start of the show. They engage in a debate on minimum wage, but it gets out of hand very quickly, so Stephen ends the debate and goes to commercial.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Emily Yoffe. While they discussed the various jobs Emily tried for, Stephen ate a sandwich and drank a pint of milk, as though he were treating this segment as his break.

    This was probably my favorite episode in a while. The segment with Russ Lieber was tremendous. It went EXACTLY like a real interview does on most of the shows The Colbert Report was supposed to imitate, yet it took 47 episodes to truly imitate them. How on earth did they keep this out of the show for this long?! The only letdown was the interview, which was only mildly entertaining.