The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 21

Lama Surya Das

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Feb 21, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Lama Surya Das
TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Natural Radiance: Awakening to Your Great Perfection, Lama Surya Das!

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  • Stephen's back in the studio after shooting a fellow-hunter.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from the winter Olympics to tonight's guest, Lama Surya Das.

    Stephen starts off the show by mentioning how he was on vacation, and that he shot a man in the head while hunting. We then see Stephen being cut into an interview with Brit Hume, which was originally from the interview with Dick Cheney.

    Stephen transitions into the Olympics, which have been a huge disappointment for Stephen. This brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "U.S.A.? U.S.A.?" Stephen is upset that The U.S. is tied with Russia for third place in gold medals.

    Back from commercial, Stephen introduces another "Better Know A District" segment. The 13th district of New Jersey was chosen for this week, but the congress seat is open, so there was no interview.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest Lama Surya Das. They talk about Buddhism and the similarities to other religions.

    Back from commercial, Stephen ends the show by putting some of his DNA on one of his shelves, in honor of the founders who discovered it.

    I loved the way Stephen opened the show by making fun of Vice President Dick Cheney, someone he doesn't normally target. The "Better Know A District" segment was a little disappointing since there wasn't an interview.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This is the first episode in which the word 'Megamerican' pauses next to Stephen during the opening titles. Previous to this, the word 'Grippy' was featured.

    • The Word: USA? USA?

      (The previous word was USA! USA!, indicating Steven's support in the Winter Olympics. However, with the United States' medal count placing them tied with Russia in third, Steven's support has wained)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Stephen: ...and that brings us to tonight's word: U.S.A.? U.S.A.? Take a look at the Gold Medal count over here. [Germany 9, Austria 8, USA/Russia 7] We're tied for third with Russia! You can chant "We're number One" you can't chant "We're number three and by the way so is Russia." Do they even give out a medal for tied for third? (Barium?) It's embarrassing. The U.S. Olympic team has dropped the ball (and skating partner) and not just on America, they've dropped the ball on something far more important: American Corporations. (Official sponsors of the U.S. Government.) Take Bode Miller, skiings bad boy, (bad at skiing) he's got endorsement deals with Nike, Visa, Barilla and Charles Schwab. (And Jack Daniels) Because I though he was a winner, I bought running shoes on credit while investing in pasta. (Linguini futures) And what about Michelle Kwan's deal with Coca-Cola? Now when I drink coke all I can think about is her pulled groin. (Her Diet Cherry Vanilla Groin) And Lindsey Kildow skier and Aveeno spokesface, she gave a much more convincing performance as a skin care model than as a medal contender. Now, what am I supposed to do with all this moisturizing lotion? [Holds up gallon jug] (Pull Groin?)

      You know, my football coach once said something very important to me. (You're off the team.) He said "You gotta want it Colbert." You know who wants it these days? The Austrians. They're the ones who had a surprise raid on their ski teams over blood doping. That should have been us exposed as cheaters, but it wasn't. So for me no more products endorsed by American runners up, I don't follow guys who come in second. (Unless it's for President) I like what winners like, which is why I'm gonna start eating schnitzel, and sachertorte, and wear lederhosen and... what else the got over there? (The Von Trapp Family) Right! I'm gonna Do-a-G*ddamn-deer until American athletes start injecting themselves with their own hemoglobin again. (Like God intended) We are the red blooded Americans, we can handle the extra red blood cells. (These colors don't run, or ski)

      Of course, it would help if we still had an enemy like Russia to motivate us to win the Winter Games. (Al Qaeda better at summer sports) But unfortunately we don't have that anymore. We also have no longer the spirit of the games. The spirit of the games that taught us once, every four years, athletes from around the world should put aside their differences and come together in peaceful competition, and lose to the United States. (U.S.A.)

      And that's the Word

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