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.

Anne-Marie Slaughter

#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.

star 9.12
19 votes
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Arianna Huffington

#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.

star 9.00
17 votes
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Mark W. Moffett

#3 - Mark W. Moffett

Season 7 - Episode 32

Stephen fights Jimmy Fallon over his new ice cream flavor, and Mark Moffett talks about bees.

star 8.99
8 votes
Grimmy

#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.

star 8.94
134 votes
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Lena Dunham

#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."

star 8.91
22 votes
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Steve Coll

#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.

star 8.88
17 votes
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Jack White

#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.

star 8.88
15 votes
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Michelle Obama

#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.

star 8.88
23 votes
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Ray Kurzweil

#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.

star 8.88
8 votes
Dr George Church

#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.

star 8.87
8 votes
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Diane Keaton

#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.

star 8.86
21 votes
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Francis Fukuyama

#12 - Francis Fukuyama

Season 7 - Episode 57

Stephen throws a "We Got Bin Laden" party, and Francis Fukuyama warns of the Chinese threat.

star 8.82
10 votes
Andrew Sullivan

#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.

star 8.81
17 votes
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Charlize Theron

#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."

star 8.81
20 votes
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Black Star

#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.

star 8.80
10 votes
David Page

#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.

star 8.80
15 votes
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John Lewis

#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.

star 8.78
17 votes
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Magnus Carlsen

#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.

star 8.75
16 votes
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The Black Belles

#19 - The Black Belles

Season 7 - Episode 82

Jack White presents "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," and Stephen performs with the Black Belles.

star 8.75
4 votes
Nas

#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.

star 8.74
12 votes
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Wade Graham

#21 - Wade Graham

Season 7 - Episode 56

Stephen travels to England for the royal wedding, and asks Wade Graham about Covent Garden.

star 8.73
7 votes
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

#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.

star 8.71
7 votes
John Lithgow

#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.

star 8.71
10 votes
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Jeff Koons

#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.

star 8.71
17 votes
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Martin Sheen

#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.

star 8.70
23 votes
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