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An offshoot of The Daily Show (1996), The Colbert Report (the Ts in Colbert and in Report are silent) is a parody of shows like "The O'Reilly Factor". Colbert begins the show with teasers about the show's content and then the credits go by, with a giant eagle and the stars and stripes featured prominently.

Colbert will pepper commentaries with phrases like, "Look, I don't have time to read books", or, "President Bush isn't a head thinker, he's a gut thinker." Aspects of talking head programs are exaggerated and Colbert presents a host overwhelmed by his own importance. Guests do not walk on-stage but are seated at a small table to the side. Colbert runs over to them, encouraging the audience to applaud and high five him as he passes.

He is then likely to begin an interview by asking a guest something like, "Explain evolution in twenty seconds", or "Isn't everyone who disagrees with the President guilty of treason?" Colbert is also very clear about our number one threat, "Bears". His distrust of bears was a continuing theme.

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User reviews

Paul Thomas

The use of music to highlight key moments and punchlines in The Colbert Report showcases the attention to detail and creativity of the show's production team.

Anthony Nelson

Overall, the diverse selection of music used in The Colbert Report's soundtrack contributes to its success in delivering sharp humor and social commentary.

Nancy Wright

The music choices throughout the show are well-suited to enhance the comedic timing of Stephen Colbert's commentary and interviews.

Amanda Lopez

The selection of music for guest introductions and segments reflects Colbert's wit and charm, creating a cohesive and entertaining viewing experience.

George Harris

The band arrangements in the musical segments are skillfully crafted, providing a lively backdrop for the show's content.

Amanda Adams

The incorporation of catchy jingles and parody songs in The Colbert Report's soundtrack adds a playful and memorable element to the show.

Deborah Roberts

The use of the giant eagle and stars and stripes in the opening credits adds a touch of grandeur and humor that perfectly complements Colbert's persona.

Deborah Evans

The soundtrack of The Colbert Report seamlessly transitions between upbeat and dramatic tones, enhancing the humor and satire of the show.

Donna Wright

The choice of music felt disconnected from the tone and message of the program, failing to create a cohesive atmosphere for the viewers. It often felt like an afterthought rather than a deliberate and thoughtful selection to complement the content of the show.

Karen Harris

The Colbert Report's soundtrack perfectly captures the satirical tone of the show, blending patriotic elements with comedic undertones to create a unique and engaging atmosphere.

Donna Smith

The soundtrack of The Colbert Report effectively sets the tone for each segment, helping to establish the show's unique brand of political satire.

Richard Turner

Overall, The Colbert Report's soundtrack is a standout feature of the show, enhancing its comedic impact and making it a memorable and enjoyable viewing experience for fans of political satire and comedy alike.

James Garcia

The incorporation of catchy jingles and parodies of popular songs in The Colbert Report's musical segments adds an extra layer of entertainment value.

Ronald Robinson

Overall, I was disappointed with the band soundtrack of The Colbert Report as it failed to capture the essence of the show and fell short in adding depth or dimension to the overall viewing experience.

Steven Green

The use of patriotic imagery like the giant eagle and stars and stripes in the opening credits adds a humorous touch to the overall feel of the show.

Donna Brown

I found the band soundtrack of The Colbert Report to be uninspiring and lacking in creativity. The music seemed to be repetitive and didn't enhance the comedic or satirical elements of the show.

Karen White

The Colbert Report's soundtrack not only complements Colbert's sharp humor but also elevates the overall viewing experience, making it a standout feature of the show.

Lisa Garcia

The use of music in The Colbert Report enhances the humor and adds another layer of entertainment to the already hilarious content, creating a truly immersive viewing experience for the audience.

Paul Lopez

The Colbert Report's theme song perfectly captures the show's satirical tone with its upbeat and energetic melody.

Steven Hill

The musical cues and transitions in the show are spot-on, adding to the overall comedic timing and flow of each episode.

Anthony Martin

The Colbert Report's theme song perfectly captures the satirical and patriotic tone of the show, setting the stage for Stephen Colbert's comedic brilliance.