10 June, 2009

Operation Iraqi Stephen

If you're not watching the Colbert Report this week, you really should be. He's doing shows from Iraq, wearing a digital camo tailored suit. The show is peppered with military jokes, most of which Scott has to explain to me. And his "Baghdad Shout Outs" have featured short videos from John McCain, Bill Clinton and (Old) George Bush.

Of course, I don't know if it'll be possible to top the surprise guest from the first show - a video from President Obama! To the best of my knowledge, this is Obama's first late-night comedy appearance since taking office. That's a huge "get" for a basic cable show, and just goes to show either how much the Stewart/Colbert team means to pop culture or how much Obama's team wants to show support to the troops overseas.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Obama Orders Stephen's Haircut - Ray Odierno
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorStephen Colbert in Iraq

I hope his hair grows fast!


mamajoy said...

That was funny!

Kate said...

You should definitely check out this week's Newsweek as well! Colbert is the guest editor and while I'm only a few pages into it I'm enjoying it very much. -A Kate you used to know :)

Jamie the ParkHopper said...

Kate as in former roommate/Subway sandwich artist Kate? Or another Kate whom I have temporarily forgotten?

Either way, Dude! How do I get in touch with you?

Kate said...

Yes, that Kate. Saw you were just up in our 'hood. I think of you every time I drive past Olga's - which is more often than you'd probably expect. :) It's closed now though - or at least last time I was over there. My email is my first initial and last name @ gmail.