The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 10

Robin Givhan

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jan 24, 2006 on Comedy Central
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TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes Washington Post fashion editor, Robin Givhan!

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  • For the love of God, no more Formidable Opponent segments!

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    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from illegal wire tapping to Robin Givhan.



    Stephen starts off the show by mentioning he's pretty sad and depressed, so to cheer him up, he asks the director to show some videos to make him happier. Thanks to a clip from Japan, Stephen gets fired up again and gets into tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "Chernobyl." Stephen insists Chernobyl has really turned around with new wildlife, so there's always a good side to a terrible incident.



    Back from commercial, Stephen debates wire tapping with himself in another "Formidable Opponent" segment.



    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Robin Givhan. They discussed fashion and what messages politicians try to say by wearing certain clothing.



    Back from commercial, Stephen ends the show by checking the Inbox. Two of the emails were from himself, as reminders.



    The opening was great; I wasn't expecting such a quick transition into "The Word." The big disappointment wasn't the interview, but rather the "Formidable Opponent" segment. These are getting worse and worse. I'd much rather see Steve Carell come by every now and again and see he and Stephen revive "Even Stephens," a segment from The Daily Show.moreless

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    • Stephen: …which brings us to tonight's Word: Chernobyl. Sure, the place gets a bad rap but there is a bright side. (An eerily glowing bright side) With all the humans gone, Chernobyl has become a paradise. Even in a place like Chernobyl you can see that the glass is half full. (Of cesium) You know what? Every cloud has a silver lining. (Even mushroom clouds) I'm just not gonna feel down today, like take the Bird Flu. Everyone worries about the global pandemic that's gonna kill millions of people (Plus a few birds) but those untimely deaths are just what we need to save billions in Social Security payouts. (After a temporary spike in Medicare)

      And all these natural disasters we're having has got everybody down, but look a hurricane Katrina. We don't have to focus on the massive devastation along the Gulf coast. (The government didn't) We just look at this as a fresh start. New Orleans hasn't been "New" for decades (That new vomit smell) but now they can start from scratch. Mayor Nagin can build the New Orleans of the future. (Newest Orleans) An idyllic utopian chocolate city. (Like Hershey, PA)

      Better yet folks, why look at the world at all? Ignorance is bliss. Oedipus ruined a great sex life by asking too many questions. (So…got any kids?) So no matter what some stupid British psychologist says (I love crumpets and Freud!) we do not have to be depressed. The right perspective fixes everything, even the end of the world. You know, there's an asteroid that's supposed to hit Earth in 2029. (2028's #1 pickup line) If such a deep impact results in a worldwide Armageddon is that so bad? It's not happening the day after tomorrow. (Reminder: update Netflix queue) Let's not think about our problems, let's think about something happier instead. (Chernobyl)

      And that's the Word.

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