The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 53

Sam Harris

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Apr 25, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Tom Hanks is the number one threat to America.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from David Lee Roth to Arlen Specter and oil.

    Stephen starts off tonight's show by mentioning there was a pay per view seance with the ghost of John Lennon. He then shows a trailer for the pay per view show called "The Spirit of John Lennon". According to the show, Lennon's message was "Peace... the message is peace." Wanting to know more, Stephen tries to make contact with Lennon himself. He claims to do it often with Warren G. Harding just to shoot the breeze. Stephen pulls out an album, a candle, and a radio to make contact with Lennon. Stephen's able to communicate with Lennon, who of course is played by Stephen himself. Anyway, Lennon claims his message was mis-understood. It was "piece" not "peace". He needs a piece of the backend - money. Apparently everything in heaven is expensive, especially since it's a gated community and all.

    Moving on, Stephen turns his attention to David Lee Roth, who's radio show has been cancelled. This brings us to tonight's edition of "The Word" which is "Panama". The problem with David Lee Roth is he's a rock star, not a radio host.

    Back from commercial, Stephen shows us a keychain which counts down the amount of time left in the Bush Administration, something Stephen doesn't want to end anytime soon. He then introduces this week's edition of "The Threatdown." The number five threat is Senator Arlen Specter because he wants the government to slap a big tax on the oil companies because of their big profits. The number four threat is Illinois because the legislature is proposing to pass legislation supporting the impeachment of President Bush. Stephen then shows his new book, The Top 50 States That Are Destroying America. LL Cool J is the number three top threat for discouraging rappers from spending their money. We need that money in our economy. The second top threat is FedEx because the founder, Fred Smith donated a sum of money to a zoo to build an exhibit of Grizzly Bears. You can understand Stephen's anger. What's the top threat this week? Tom Hanks! He's starring in the new movie, The Da Vinci Code. Tom says the movie will be a good thing for discussion in religious circles.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, Sam Harris. They have a rather funny debate on religion and faith.

    Overall, I was surprised by tonight's show. The only disappointing segment was the interview. The seance with the spirit of John Lennon was short but hilarious, particularly their goof.