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June 15, 2011 – Keith Olbermann

The Colbert Report Episode Guide EPISODE NUMBER: 7078 (June 15, 2011)
GUESTS: Keith Olbermann
SEGMENTS:Iran Bans Necklaces and Shorts | Kindergarten GOP |The Word-Shock the Vote | Senior Moment- Pot Smoking Seniors
SUIT REPORT: Black Pinstripe Suit, featuring Short-Shorts | White Shirt | Navy, white be-dotted tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I am so excited for the return of Keith Olbermug! I have greatly missed His Hubris and Overweening Pride.

From the World’s Most Breathtaking short-shorts, to yet another illuminating Word segment, and a 3AM call from Wilford Brimley, last night’s episode was a cornucopia of Colbert goodness.

As someone who has family ties to Iran, and has visited the country numerous times, I always appreciate Stephen’s efforts to illuminate their ridiculously arbitrary laws and political goings-on. And, if it allows for Stephen to whip off his pants, drap them over the exalted C in the “The Colbert Report” sign, revealing his lovely gams, then all the better. I think more TV hosts should follow suit—your move, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon.

Stephen’s relationship with Wilford Brimley is really complex, and somehow, very intimate. I don’t think even Tad the Building Manager can call up Colbert stoned out of his mind in the middle of the night and be treated with such tenderness.

And how about Mr. Olbermann? Also defying TV dress code conventions, flouting his new program on the Current TV. Stephen’s last significant Olbermann mention was in January, when he unsuccessfully attempted to absorb his audience and opinions. Now, it seems, Keith is well on his way to recreating Countdown in what is hopefully a good venue for him.

  • How do you like the taste of this, you Ahmadinejerks! Are these shorts getting you in the Makmood? (Editors note: yes.)
  • Even Lassie could beat Obama. Of course, she’d could never get the Repubican nomination. Helping Timmy out of that well is socialism.
  • Old Man McCain would be president if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!
  • But evidently, these young homeboys are too busy doing the Macarena and feeding their Tamgachis, while listening to Better Than Ezra on their Discmans.
  • Our elderly are getting baked. No wonder they are eating dinner at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
  • Why are you so hard to work with? You are universally regarded as insane.
  • On a Friday night there is nothing I like nothing more than crackin’ open a cool one and watching 72 hours of brutal beatings and forced sodomies.

The Colbert Report

What did you think, Hubsters? Do that commenting thing you do!

  1. lockhart43
    June 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Stephen spent this entire episode, save for the first couple of minutes, wearing short shorts made out of dress pant material. There is not a thing in this world that he will not wear for a joke. And that, that, is incredibly sexy. And I am so happy they brought back the Wilford Brimley! It’s funny to me how much Stephen’s Wilford Brimley sounds like Fleet Hollinger.

    I neglected to say this in your first post, so I’ll say it now: welcome to the Hub, colbertnewshelper! Glad to have you. 🙂


    • June 17, 2011 at 8:36 AM

      Hi Lockhart–I am a regular commenter in disguise, just due to wonderful WordPress. Posting is fun, Katt has been really great with me.


  2. colbaby
    June 16, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Re: Leisure World pot smokers. Isn’t that the place that wound up suing Stephen for the Nazi segment he did for the Daily Show? Can CC maybe get away with re-airing the piece now that they’re probably all too baked to notice?

    I love that Stephen’s pants ended up in the big C! Can we establish the ‘immoral police’ and make sure he shows off those gams every night? To show solidarity with Iranians of course. No other reason.


  3. susan209
    June 17, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Wow! I missed the show last night, but I can’t wait to see it now that I’ve read your descriptions! Unfettered knees, exposed to the open air for all to see? Why am I reading this at work when I can do nothing about this at this precise moment? (Of course, I don’t usually read this at work, ehem, ehem.) Can’t wait to see it!


  4. karenatasha
    June 17, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    Actually, please don’t beat me up but…I don’t think he looked very good like that. No problem with Stephen and shorts (see sailing trip pics), but these mini-things, well. Not so flattering with a suit jacket.
    That said, though, I love that he didn’t care about looking ridiculous for the joke.

    Other than that, I loved the show, particularly the Word and the surprisingly quiet and relaxed interview with Keith Olbermann. He zinged one at Stephen, and kept his cool, so he must feel proud of himself. And sadly, he’s right: there’s always a war, there’s always another Weiner (with a big and a small “w’) coming up with pike. You miss one, you’re sure to catch others.


    • mrarkadinnfz
      June 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM

      Hi Karenatasha! It’s great to talk to you again & I’m glad to see (I hope) your feeling better since your Better Know… post.

      I completely agree with you about the interview. I thought it was great! I’m a fan of Olbermann and was worried it might be very uncomfortable. But like you said the interview was, “quiet and relaxed.” KO actually seemed to enjoy himself! Even Stephen’s line about him being “universally regarded as insane” made him laugh.

      On the other hand, I did not like the coverage of the interview which cast it as some kind of confrontation between the two. With headlines like “Stephen Colbert grills Keith Olbermann” (Huffington Post) and “Keith Olbermann and Stephen Colbert spar on The Colbert Report.” (Salon) Incredible!


      • karenatasha
        June 17, 2011 at 3:49 PM

        Hi! Welcome, Mr. Arkadin.Great to hear from you again, too.

        I haven’t read any of the “confrontation” articles, but I definitely don’t agree with any journalist trying to make this seem like a dramatic, combative meeting.. This is not Jon going face-to-face with “mad” Creamer. The first interview Stephen conducted with Olbermann was definitely a little tense and stiff, and I was worried this would be, too, but not at all. As for the “universally regarded as insane” line, Olbermann is the first to say that some of his behavior in the past has been problematic. You can find interview after interview where he admits his mistakes, and regrets bridges that have not just been burned, but nuked to nothingness. That said, I thought his statistics about repeating staff members and the number of times he’s been rehired by people who fired him was fascinating.

        I was really happy with how it went because I too have a soft spot for Keith, and often feel Jon has been unfair to him.


  5. susan209
    June 17, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Ohhhhhkay. So now I’ve seen the episode, but I’m puzzled. I saw Stephen’s hand caressing his thigh, upwards and downwards, and then underneath. [*Mood music begins*] I watched his hand going back and forth over his exposed flesh, his fingers tenderly massaging himself with just the right amount of pressure, so that his muscles untensed and softened. My lips parted, I breathed in the damp air deeply as my eyes were transfixed by this rare visual masterpiece — the very statue of David itself come to life! My heart beating faster, I imagined for one brief but magical instant that Stephen’s sinewy, warm inner thighs were… dare I say it? My own? [*Music stops abruptly. Sound of a phonograph needle ripping across the surface of a vinyl record.*] But wait a second! Wait a second! There were shorts? What shorts? And a tie? Was he wearing a tie? And who is this Keith Olbermann guy I keep hearing about?

    (Sorry. Couldn’t resist. See how time in the C-Section has corrupted me?)

    Seriously, great episode! (You knew I wasn’t being serious, right? Right? Well, uhm, some of it may have been true, but I’ll never tell.)


  6. blondelizard
    June 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    The shorts segment was just awesome. For a little bit I had my hands covering my eyes, but I couldn’t help but peek from behind my fingers to watch the rest. Like watching a train wreck, but so much sexier. I haven’t seen the Olbermann interview yet (had to take off for work before I could finish the episode), but that is next on my agenda for the night.

    (By the way, a quick hello to the Hubsters here. I meant to say hello during the Rapture, but alas, my post didn’t go through and my words were forever erased. Anyway, I hope my posts aren’t too newbish, and I’ll try to post a little bit more than I have in other Colbert-related forums before. Considering this is my first post in any such forum, this is already a step in the right direction.)


    • colbaby
      June 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

      Hello and welcome! I love your avatar (gravatar, icon, whatever it’s called). That was my iphone wallpaper for the longest time.

      SW, don’t blame the C-Section. We all know the truth. 😉


      • susan209
        June 17, 2011 at 10:51 PM

        Okay. You got me. (Now my secret identity as a Harlequin Romance author has been revealed…)


    • lockhart43
      June 20, 2011 at 2:57 AM

      “Like watching a train wreck, but so much sexier.”

      Judging from that hilarious sentence, I’d say you’re off to a good start here. 🙂 Welcome aboard, blondelizard!


  7. susan209
    June 17, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    And I almost forgot! (I don’t know where my mind has been…) Welcome blondelizard!


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