The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 43

Robert Greenwald

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

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  • Very well written!

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from sex and profanity to tonight's guest, Robert Greenwald.

    Stephen starts off the show by announcing journalist Jill Carrol has been freed from terrorists. Since she's missed a lot, Stephen catches her up on it all, but he keeps it primarily around the NCAA basketball tournament, American Idol, Jack Abramoff was sentenced, and Jon Stewart did well at the Oscars. Oh, forgot one more, the Vice President shot a guy in the face, welcome back!

    Moving on, Stephen talks about Women's History Month, which is March, so what better way to pay tribute to it by mentioning it on the last show for the month?! Since he's a little short on time and is unable to profile every woman, Stephen's decided to profile just one woman, who encapsulates them all. Who is this special woman, you ask? Why it's CNN's anchor, Soledad O'Brien, of course, a subject of much of Stephen's affection. Stephen talks primarily of the fact that Soledad is multiracial, although he doesn't seem to talk about anything else, unfortunately.

    Moving on, Stephen turns his attention to his own rage at the USA Today newspaper, which has a graph showing the drop in the number of indecency and obscenity complaints sent to the FCC. This brings us to tonight's edition of The Word, which is "F#@k". Stephen goes on to make a plea to the Hollywood folks to shock us. We've become complacent and are no longer surprised and shocked by what we see, so bring it on!

    Back from commercial, Stephen introduces this week's edition of "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger". First up, Stephen gives a wag of the finger to the voting board of the Templeton Prize. Stephen's outraged at the fact that they gave an award about religion to a scientist. He then gives a tip of the hat to Canada for legislation which says that if you apologize for something, you won't be admitting guilt. The final wag of the finger goes to Victor Willis, from the Village People. It seems he's been busted for drug possession.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Robert Greenwald. They talk about "hating" America and Mr. Greenwald's new movie about Tom DeLay.

    Back from commercial, Stephen announces the show has been put for sale on iTunes store. He then announces a million man march... in an attempt to sell one million subscriptions to his show.

    Tonight's show was very good. Most of the segments were very well written and performed, but I thought the "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger" segment was a little weaker than I was expecting. The first and third tip/wag were good, but the middle wasn't funny at all and should have been tested with an audience first. Certainly something could have been substituted!
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