The Best Episodes of The Colbert Report
Tune in to The Colbert Report, as Stephen Colbert gives his own take on the issues of the day, and more importantly, to tell you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong. The series is a variety/news show revolving around Colbert's TV persona, a parody of opinionated cable news personalities like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Joe Scarborough.
#1 - Anne-Marie Slaughter
Season 8 - Episode 121
Katie Holmes divorces Tom Cruise, Mitt Romney retroactively retires from Bain Capital, Starbucks hits funeral homes, and Anne-Marie Slaughter talks career choice and family.
#2 - Arianna Huffington
Season 8 - Episode 88
Mitt Romney seeks a bland running mate, Tennessee outlaws "gateway sexual activity" education, survivalists plan for the unthinkable, and Arianna Huffington talks journalism.
#3 - Mark W. Moffett
Season 7 - Episode 32
Stephen fights Jimmy Fallon over his new ice cream flavor, and Mark Moffett talks about bees.
#4 - Grimmy
Season 11 - Episode 40
Stephen weighs in on his impressive legacy, Grimmy resorts to violence, friends of the show join a massive sing-along, and The Report draws to a spectacular close.
#5 - Lena Dunham
Season 8 - Episode 97
Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign and backs Mitt Romney, Stephen tracks a Super PAC rival, Buzz Aldrin presents a space award, and writer Lena Dunham talks "Girls."
#6 - Steve Coll
Season 8 - Episode 112
Marijuana legalization can win elections, Super PACs raise more money than ad space, Xiaflex treatment corrects curved penises, and Steve Coll examines ExxonMobil.
#7 - Jack White
Season 8 - Episode 93
Republicans attack Barack Obama's slow jam, Stephen releases the first Super Fun Pack treasure hunt clue, and Jack White discusses his solo album and rare marketing ploy.
#8 - Michelle Obama
Season 8 - Episode 84
Troops and their families face unique economic challenges, Stephen trains a Marine to be a pundit, and Michelle Obama voices support for military families.
#9 - Ray Kurzweil
Season 7 - Episode 50
Mitt Romney throws his hat in the ring, and Ray Kurzweil says man and machine are becoming one.
#10 - Dr George Church
Season 9 - Episode 4
Mitt Romney pledges to defund PBS, Chris Matthews berates Barack Obama, Pennsylvania rules against voter ID laws, and Harvard geneticist George Church explores DNA.
#11 - Diane Keaton
Season 8 - Episode 94
Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest, Missouri wants to outlaw sexuality dialogue in schools, companies offer "concealed carry" clothing, and Diane Keaton promotes her memoir.
#12 - Francis Fukuyama
Season 7 - Episode 57
Stephen throws a "We Got Bin Laden" party, and Francis Fukuyama warns of the Chinese threat.
#13 - Andrew Sullivan
Season 8 - Episode 49
Rick Santorum panders to the elderly, Maurice Sendak discusses his literary work, and Andrew Sullivan praises Barack Obama's greatest accomplishments.
#14 - Charlize Theron
Season 8 - Episode 102
Donald Trump makes a contentious claim, Egypt kicks off its presidential elections, and Charlize Theron discusses her film "Snow White and the Huntsman."
#15 - Black Star
Season 8 - Episode 3
Herman Cain gives his take on homosexuality, Mexico City proposes two-year marriage licenses, and Black Star performs.
#16 - David Page
Season 8 - Episode 74
Geraldo Rivera blames the Trayvon Martin shooting on hoodies, Mitt Romney boosts Etch a Sketch sales, and biomedical researcher Dr. David Page defends the Y chromosome.
#17 - John Lewis
Season 8 - Episode 105
America's leaders talk like teens, North Carolina bans climate change models, Represent-O-Map 6000 fuels BKAD bookings, and John Lewis describes the civil rights movement.
#18 - Magnus Carlsen
Season 8 - Episode 91
Super Tuesday II goes live, Stephen plugs his children's book, Julie Andrews discusses fairy tales, Canada creates a bioluminescent coin, and Magnus Carlsen talks chess.
#19 - The Black Belles
Season 7 - Episode 82
Jack White presents "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," and Stephen performs with the Black Belles.
#20 - Nas
Season 8 - Episode 122
Nevada's presidential ballot threatens Mitt Romney, Texas Republicans reject critical thinking education, the Rosenbach Museum honors Stephen, and Nas talks hip-hop.
#21 - Wade Graham
Season 7 - Episode 56
Stephen travels to England for the royal wedding, and asks Wade Graham about Covent Garden.
#22 - Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage
Season 7 - Episode 49
Walgreens offers Pap smears, and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test the blue ice myth.
#23 - John Lithgow
Season 8 - Episode 2
Rick Davis weighs in on Chris Christie fever, ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr.'s song, and John Lithgow talks drama.
#24 - Jeff Koons
Season 8 - Episode 130
Mitt Romney's press secretary lashes out, Rafalca delays Mitt's VP announcement, Colbert Nation plans for StePhest Colbchella '012, and Jeff Koons explores arts education.
#25 - Martin Sheen
Season 8 - Episode 109
Neil deGrasse Tyson wrecks movies, the Church scorns a nun's sex book, Simone Campbell explores service, the Banana Bunker prevents bruising, and Martin Sheen talks acting.