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June 28, 2011 — Alexandra Pelosi

The Colbert Report Episode Guide
EPISODE NUMBER: 7084 (June 28, 2011)
GUESTS: Alexandra Pelosi
SEGMENTS: Michele Bachmann Compares Herself to John Wayne | The Word – Too Big to Nail | Advertising to Monkeys
SUIT REPORT: Pin stripped suit | Light blue shirt | Red diamond check tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday June 28, 2011

Character breaks, monkey vagina’s, red jell-o and an epic head desk. Post away Hubsters!!

Stephen Colbert John Wayne Gacy

"You saw potato. I saw mass murdering pot-at-o"

Stephen Colbert on Michele Bachman

"If you show weakness your enemies will circle like sharks. Or like psycho sexual serial killers"

Stephen Colbert compares Michele Bachman to Charles Manson

"Not only have you got the spirit of a John Wayne Gacy, you've got the eyes of a young Charles Manson"

Stephen Colbert on Wal Mart

"Only the harassed part of a women's body should have legal standing"

Stephen Colbert on Money's

"Money's Monkey's MONKEY'S!!"

Stephen Colbert on Monkey Vagina's

Character Break: "Monkey Vagina's"

Stephen Colbert Jello

Character Break: "We'll be right back"

Stephen Colber speakst to Nancy Pelosi

"Call of the dogs!!"

Stephen Colbert Head Desk

"*head desk*"

  1. karenatasha
    June 29, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    That WORD was absolutely brilliant. The Supreme Court decision was a travesty, an offense against equal rights. Those judges should feel completely ashamed of themselves.

    Bravo, Stephen!


    • somuch2kno
      June 29, 2011 at 2:06 PM

      I thought exactly the same thing, Karenatasha. It’s getting to be a little too disconcerting just how wrong they’re getting these very important decisions.

      And I’m constantly amazed at how much of a brilliantly polished gem The WORD segment is. The work that goes into each one is ridiculous. And Stephen’s delivery is yet another subtle layer.


  2. somuch2kno
    June 29, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Almost-character breaks are fun, but Head-desks make me oh SO very happy!!!


    • karenatasha
      June 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM

      Oh, that head-desk was particularly adorable! He really was so frustrated with the decision after hearing Pelosi talk about the other celebrations.


  3. lockhart43
    June 29, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    That Word was phenomenal. When he said the line about sexual harassment, my jaw dropped. And the closing line was so satisfying.

    I loved watching Stephen fight his way through that second segment, desperately trying not to laugh. The look on his face when the camera cut back to him shoveling Jell-O was adorable. And speaking of adorable, Stephen + headdesk = absolute cuteness. I actually liked how he kept dipping in and out of character during the interview. The part where Stephen called out Nancy Pelosi for blocking the Democrats from doing BKAD was great, too. And there was a wonderful sign-off as well? What a solid, solid show.

    Something that did bug me though, which I feel the need to mention, was when Stephen was introducing Alexandra Pelosi. The joke about making a U.S. citizen (“I know how to do that, I learned it in health class”) was hilarious, but you could hardly hear it, the audience was cheering so loud. Which also means they never got the chance to laugh at it. I appreciated how enthusiastic the crowd was throughout the entire episode, but part of me really wanted that joke to land better.


    • colbaby
      June 29, 2011 at 9:16 PM

      “but you could hardly hear it, the audience was cheering so loud. ”

      The audience tends to annoy me on an almost nightly basis. I understand their excitement, but I always find myself screaming at them in my head to shut up already at the beginning of each show, because the cheering sometimes goes on ridiculously long. And then, as you mentioned, they sometimes step all over the jokes. I’ve noticed that happening more and more lately. I understand that the audience is sort of like Stephen’s improv partner in a scene, but some nights it seriously overacts.

      BTW, none of this applies to the audience if/when I finally get to attend a taping. That will be the most awesome audience ever and all of our cheering, especially mine, will be completely justified and you can all just deal with it.


      • lockhart43
        June 29, 2011 at 10:57 PM

        I’ve noticed that lately they’ve really been overlapping the 3rd act opening, or the joke as Stephen introduces the guest. Like you, I totally understand their excitement, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear the joke. And I’d really like them to hear the joke, so that they can laugh and make it so that the time that was taken to come up with that joke was time well spent.

        all of our cheering, especially mine, will be completely justified and you can all just deal with it.

        Oh absolutely. When I was there, I cheered so hard my voice was raspy and the audience was fantastic. There’s definitely a “when I do, it it’s awesome, but when you do it, it’s annoying” mentality to it, and I am totally okay with that.


  4. karenatasha
    June 29, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    By the way, I’d like to give some kudos tonight to Jon, who continues his assault upon Fox News in fine form. He’s really fired up and furious and what happened after that interview with Wallace. Also, Jon Oliver really was super tonight as well.


    • lockhart43
      June 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

      Agreed! I started clapping after the clip of Jon’s impressions. I was happy he had me laughing throughout the whole thing, because that barrage of Fox News clips they played (I’m guessing from the just the last 24 hours) was sincerely making me angry. And the segment they did Monday night was brilliant as well. You could hear the frustration in his voice during the Monday segment, and tonight was the equally entertaining, “Bring it on, motherf****rs” tone.


  5. colbaby
    June 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    I was so hoping either Stephen or Jon would tackle the Wal-Mart story, and The Word did not disappoint. At least half the Supreme Court is an absolute disgrace, Thomas in particular.

    Loved the Bachmann/Manson comparison. It’s funny cause it’s true. Which is terrifying. And I think I ruptured my spleen laughing at “beautiful…natural…monkey vagina.” And based on the look on Stephen’s face as he held back laughter, so did he.


  6. anais0509
    June 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Add me to the growing accolades for the WORD. When I first started watching the show, the WORD was one of the hardest segments for me to get, like understanding how it worked and such. It also helps if you know what topic the WORD is covering and if it’s interesting to you. Some WORDs didn’t do it for me, but this WORD was spot on and brilliant.

    Stephen’s half-character break during the monkey segment was darling, but his epic head-desk during the interview? SUPER adorable. I love head-desks, as long as Stephen doesn’t actually hurt himself. And I found the interview really interesting as well, and it’s relevant to me and my family as foreigners. All I can hope for is, if we ever decide to take citizenship, we’ll be sworn in somewhere more dignified than a circus. *shakes head* Sometimes I really don’t understand the government and the White House, and maybe that’s how it’s supposed to go.

    I have to give a shout out (hey!) to TDS for last night (and Monday). What they did was GOLD. When is Faux News EVER going to get that they’ll NEVER win against Jon? His intellect and wit are too sharp and swift against their stupidity. He certainly seems really annoyed by all this, I mean, how long has it been already? And, of course, the rest was great. From his montage of past impressions to Louis C.K., I was wheezing from laughter by the end. Fabulous job as usual.


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