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The Best of the Colbert Report - DVD review

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 28th 2007 12:04PM
Stephen ColbertThe whole DVD is extremely straightforward. I mean, really straightforward. It is the Best of The Colbert Report and only the best of the Colbert Report. No special features, no commentary. As soon as the one DVD is popped in, after some Comedy Central ads, a list of clips comes up, and that's it. Even the Daily Show Indecision 2004 DVD had a wonderfully weird intro with Stephen Colbert and some fun, albeit slightly frustrating, interactive menus. I think this DVD could have benefited from some extra pizazz, perhaps in the form of a little Colbert-licious pretentiousness. I should be so blinded by patriotism and bears that I have to struggle to navigate. Or something like that.

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Best of Colbert Report DVD coming in November

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 18th 2007 4:21PM

Best of Colbert ReportI've been waiting for a "Best Of" DVD set for The Daily Show for a while now. Sure, they released that Indecision 2004 set a few years ago, and that was fine, but the best stuff on the show is seen on the everyday episodes and not just the special political coverage. I'm sure there's one coming down the road at some point.

In the meantime, we have a Best of The Colbert Report DVD coming in November. All the great bits will be on the disc, including several The Word segments (including the first one, "truthiness"), "Better Know A District," "Cooking with Feminists," "Meta-Free-Phor-All," and the "Green Screen Challenge." It will also include Bill O'Reilly's appearance on the show.

Colbert also has a new book coming in October, I Am America (And So Can You!).

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Dec 11th 2006 4:51PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded after the jump below, or you can download the file directly (Quicktime required). You can also subscribe to this vodcast via our feed.

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"Truthiness" is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year

by Adam Finley, posted Dec 9th 2006 6:08PM
stephen colbertFirst the American Dialect Society picked "truthiness" as the Word of the Year for 2005 and now voters who took part in an online poll for Merriam-Webster have also picked Stephen Colbert's favorite word as Word of the Year for 2006. I suppose this could go on indefinitely since apparently "Word of the Year" isn't trademarked or anything. In fact, I nominate "truthiness" for "Word of the Year" for the years 2007 through 2586. Stand back while I use this awesome power of nomination I've just discovered. Though I have always been partial to "shwappadabba," even though that's not actual a word, but then, neither is "truthiness" according to Merriam-Webster. I figure if Colbert can just make up a word, so can I. I'm not sure what the definition of "shwappadabba" is exactly, so let's just say it's a type of fanbelt.

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Who's that celebrity?

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 3rd 2006 10:36AM
RavenI was cleaning up some of the files on my old computer when I stumbled across one that brought back some interesting memories. It's a photograph of one of my all-time favorite celebrities! I remember being so amused by the picture the first time I saw it I immediately saved it (in fear of it disappearing off the face of the Internet in the near future, I guess). And now, I share it with all of you. See if you can guess who this celebrity is.

Okay, I'll go Gene Shalit for a second and give you a cheesy hint: This late-night TV star looks willing to "bear" it all!

Answer after the jump.

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Two Colbert-isms are the most buzzworthy words on TV

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 28th 2006 1:02PM
Colbert and WikialityWhen The Colbert Report premiered in November October, I don't think anyone expected the cultural impact the show would have. But, judging by the year Stephen Colbert has had, from being the featured speaker at the White House Correspondents dinner all the way to last night's hilarious presenting performance at the Emmys, it's safe to say that he's becoming as big a star as his boss and creative benefactor, Jon Stewart.

So it's no surprise that the folks at Global Language Monitor have found that not one, but two terms introduced on the Report have become the most buzzworthy TV terms in 2006, so buzzworthy that they've infiltrated the English language. One of them is a layup: "truthiness." But it seems like, in the span of less than a month, the term "Wikiality" has also become extremely buzzworthy. Also on the list of buzzworthy terms: "Dr. McDreamy," "Katie," "Katrina," and "Bush's War."

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The Daily Show: August 15, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 16th 2006 1:25PM
The Daily Show"Indecision 2006"/"Diss Ingenuous": Virginia's George Allen threw the word "Macaca" (sounds like nonsense, but apparently, it's a genus of monkey) while shouting at an Indian supporter of his opponent. Bad move, man. Bad move. Correspondent Rob Corddry elaborated on the situation. Rob claimed that he is actually from Macaca, prompting Jon to ask where Macaca was. "Where is Macaca? Right next to Yapeepee!" Haha, I loved Rob's little celebratory dance. When he mentioned that he only has about a week and a half left on the show, it was kind of a downer. Sigh. I'm going to miss Rob.

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The Daily Show: May 1, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted May 2nd 2006 8:29PM
The Daily ShowJon Stewart was terrified by the image of two Dubyas on C-SPAN this Saturday (Myth: Bush has started reproducing asexually to build his Bush-Army. Fact: It was a Bush impersonator helping the president out on his speech), but calmed himself down once he saw his buddy Stephen Colbert take the stage. Stewart gave major props to Stephen Colbert for his performance at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (an event at which the White House and the press "consummate their loveless marriage"). He called it "ballsalicious" and remarked, "We've never been prouder of him but... and... holy shit." His praise sounded like that of a proud father. I love the friendship between Jon and Stephen. As a viewer, one can really feel it. Group hug!

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Do not deny Colbert's truthiness

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 11th 2006 5:43PM
colbert reportIf you caught The Colbert Report last night, you heard Stephen tooting his own horn over the fact that "truthiness," a word/phrase he claims to have coined, was chosen as the Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society (ADA). I assumed, like probably many others, that Stephen was completely and utterly full of crap, having a bit of fun with all of us. The folks over at BC Beat dug a bit deeper, however, and found that yes, there is in fact an American Dialect Society, and yes, "truthiness" is indeed the 2005 Word of the Year. I doff my hat to you, old timer. You are indeed a wordsmith to be reckoned with, and I am humbled in your presence.

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Buffy, The OC spread Valley Girl-speak

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 8th 2006 10:02AM
Here's a crazy notion: teen-age girls are the most powerful force in the English language. Like, that's totally frightening. It's according to the whiz kids over at the University of Toronto's Linguistics department. They recently published research that shows young women pick up on new slang faster than young men. And, shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The O.C. are helping to spread the California Valley Girl lingo across the globe. And it is so much more than just Chrismukkah. One of the researchers says, "Valley Girl has gone beyond a fad and is now rooted in different forms of English around the world." Holy hell. Remember when it was funny to say "as if" and call someone a "Monet", thanks to the movie Clueless?

Here are some words that will help you speak like a teen-age girl (or to one):

  • Muffin Top: the belly that hangs over the jeans
  • Exogal: skinny
  • Truthiness: making statements you believe to be true, but may not be (try using that one in a sentence)
  • Whale Tail: thong above the waistband
  • Prostitot: child dressed provocatively
  • Chickenhead: ugly girl
  • Squares: cigarettes
  • Creepin' and falsin': cheating and lying
  • Lollipalooza: group of cute boys, also known as lollipops

Know of any other slang? I'm rather fond of telling people to "Suck It" lately, and I noticed that Jordan on Scrubs used the same phrase last week.

[Via Whedonesque]

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