The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 41

Michael Brown

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Mar 28, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Russ Lieber drops by for another debate.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from the war on Easter to Russ Lieber.

    Stephen starts off tonight's show by announcing he's going to be a father. In just a few days, a zoo will be naming a baby eagle after Stephen, and he's ecstatic about it. They've even given permission to choose which eagle will be named after him. On-air, Stephen chooses one of eggs towards the end of the line.

    Moving on, Stephen turns his attention to St. Paul, Minnesota, where someone asked an employee to remove mentions of Easter from the place she works. Stephen introduces a new segment called "Easter: Under Attack," which features Jesus shooting at someone shooting at him. This war on Easter brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "Marketing." Stephen says that attacking Easter is attacking the symbols of Christianity. Unlike Christmas, the symbols under attack are the things we buy, which is in effect an attack on business, the American religion.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes radio talk show, Russ Lieber for a debate on school vouchers and gay adoption. It's the traditional silly kind of debate we saw in a previous episode, but it also featured Russ Lieber having to take back some of his words because Stephen challenged him on some things he had said.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest Michael Brown. Because of Michael Brown's job as the director of FEMA, their entire discussion is about Hurricane Katrina and the response to it.

    Tonight's show was a very good one. During the debate and the interview, there were a few awkward moments as usual, but overall, they were very funny. My favorite part of the show was when Stephen showed the graphics which introduced the "Easter: Under Attack" segment. Not only was the video/graphics package hilarious, but the audience and Stephen seemed to get a kick out of it.