The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from the Arab world to James Woolsey.
Stephen starts off the show by talking about how President Bush is asking for the "nerd control" to help out America.
Moving on, Stephen refers to the Danish cartoon he made on last night's show. He then pulls out a new one, and then mentions how there was additional rioting in Pakistan. In Stephen's opinion, we have been punked somehow. This somehow transitions into tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "Kidding." Stephen tries to explain the comedy differences between the eastern and western civilizations. Stephen proceeds to do the remainder of his segment with a mic, as though he were at a comedy club.
Back from commercial, Stephen mentions his hair style changes, and then moves on to a "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger" segment. Zacarias Moussaoui gets a "Tip of the Hat" for being removed from a court four times, which Stephen says plants doubt in the jurors. President Carter gets a "Wag of the Finger" for his opinion that Bush's wiretapping is illegal. New York State gets a "Wag of the Finger" for likely allowing for no-fault divorces. And finally, a "Tip of the Hat" goes to Britney Spears for not strapping her child in a child seat. Stephen says we protect children too much.
Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, James Woolsey. They talk about everything from the CIA to the need to find alternative fuel sources.
Back from the commercial, Stephen ends the show by mentioning Western Union's recent end of the telegram.
Tonight's episode was pretty average for the most part. The bit at the end was nice; I'm glad someone on TV payed attention to the news about Western Union.