The Colbert Report: It's French, Bitch!
Posted Dec 13, 2012 @ 1:09 PM
Posted Dec 13, 2012 @ 2:33 PM
I guess when Sondheim tells you personally you have a good voice, you sing all you damn please but yes, sometimes he's out of his depth. Overall I don't mind the singing even when it verges on "I'm gonna just shoehorn myself into the performer's musical style." Back in ye stone age talk show host Dick Cavett would always seem to have to jump in with his guests. Even as a kid I remember cringing watching him try to scat with Sarah Vaughan. While he was definitely off-key with Audra (the whole thing felt super-rushed like they were running out of time and raced it in in 2 minutes) I loved his collaboration with the Costellos and last night's Drummer Boy.
I hate when Stephen sings...he always seems to be trying so damn hard...that he sucks all the joy out of the music.
Posted Dec 13, 2012 @ 3:03 PM
I'll add my love to TCR's costume department who had Stiped dressed up in the same clothes as his original appearance.
Huzzah to Michael Stipe for continuing to appear on the shelf. I love him for that
On a semi-related note Michael Stipe made a surprise appearance later on in the 12-12-12 concert for huricane Sandy relief and did a duet of "Losing my religion" with Chris Martin.
As I understand it they try to flirt with her first. Why risk doing something illegal when you may be able to get the desired results legally? I could go on but I'll just say we obviously have differing opinions about that song and that's fine.
when a guy spikes a girl's' drink, does he bother with sweet talk or just wait for her to pass out?
Posted Dec 13, 2012 @ 3:41 PM
But if he were to ever release an album of good (read: in my taste) songs that were in his range and style (whether they be duets or not), that would make me a happy camper. The year it came out, I listed to his Christmas Special album frequently far past Christmas.
Posted Dec 13, 2012 @ 6:46 PM
Posted Dec 13, 2012 @ 11:45 PM
Loved the Downton Abbey bits. Brilliant.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:36 AM
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 2:54 AM
I can't believe they got those actors to film that.
It never ceases to amaze me who Colbert is able to get on his show and what he is able to get them to agree to do. Everybody loves Stephen (except for everyone over at Fakes News). He rules and that is all.
Edited by Mary Jane Fields, Dec 14, 2012 @ 2:55 AM.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 5:45 AM
And I think I may have said it before, but Sister Simone Campbell rocks!
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:51 AM
Since you don't watch BB you wouldn't know this, but when the main character "broke bad" he grew the goatee, so Hugh was in character. Seeing him with the facial hair and porkpie hat was a Christmas gift.
And Hugh Bonneville should not do goatees.
I think we all knew the Super Pac money would go to charity, but what a wonderful surprise to see it go via the Ham Rove Memorial Fund. Perfect.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:53 AM
My favorite visual was Spider with his calling card and tea cup. Favorite line: As Byron said, mo' money, mo' quandries.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:26 AM
Good King Wenceslas and Happy Xmas (War is Over) are available in Itunes (with the money going to Sandy Relief). I have lost track of the number of times I have listened to Good King Wenceslas . Though, I am still having trouble finding Happy Xmas in Itunes(maybe it isn't availabe yet).
Though, seeing Sean Lennon singing his parents' song made me very emotional (and feeling a little old). That is the perfect way to end the year.
Why isn't Stephen and the show winning all the Emmys??
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:00 AM
Oh, Phantom, you and I shall disagree on this. Hugh Bonneville can do anything with facial hair his heart desires. I loved putting poor Thomas into the Desolving Barrels. So, so great. I did miss the Dowager Countess laundering all the cash, but you can't have everything...
Hugh Bonneville should not do goatees.
Speaking of money laundering, I was also delighted to learn where all the superpac money was going. Good on ye, Ham Rove!
Edited by attica finch, Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:01 AM.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:39 PM
I think Spider was played by Kelly Ripa's husband.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 3:18 PM
Who knew Ham Rove was such a softie and give away all his money like that.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 3:43 PM
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 4:44 PM
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 6:17 PM
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 7:03 PM
I have seen the first two seasons of Downton Abbey and none of Breaking Bad, and I thought it was really funny. I can't really think of any references, except the implication that it was Thomas's (the young man's) fault (Thomas is a bad egg), and Thomas blaming Bates (he's tried to pin a few things on Bates).
Maybe it is because I am unfamiliar with Downton Abbey and quite familiar with Breaking Bad, but I thought that that skit was downright awful. Were there specific Downton Abbey references that I didn't get?
They were very much their characters (minus the slang references, obviously), especially Carson, so that's probably why I thought it was funny.
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:37 PM
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:54 PM
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:54 PM
Awesome that there will now be a room somewhere with a Ham Rove plaque. His legacy will live on forever!
Posted Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:37 PM
They seem to have been in NYC all week doing press for season three of Downton Abbey. Besides the guys, Elizabeth McGovern, the actress who plays Daisy & the one married to Bates were all on The View the other day, and I saw them somewhere else too.
How on earth did Colbert get those castmembers together for this somewhat random endeavor?
Posted Dec 15, 2012 @ 1:21 AM
Edited by possibilities, Dec 15, 2012 @ 1:28 AM.
Posted Dec 15, 2012 @ 1:26 AM
Posted Dec 15, 2012 @ 10:01 AM
Also, re Colbert's singing. I know he loves music and loves to sing, but I also think he's being partly in character as a narcissistic bombast who believes he IS great at everything he does, even if he's not. I think it's a bit of both the real Stephen and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.
Posted Dec 15, 2012 @ 10:32 AM
It would not have taken much more effort to make something even mildly related to the show beyond the color blue. Basically, whatever humor there could have been with characters like those saying those lines and performing those actions was completely ruined for me.
Posted Dec 15, 2012 @ 10:56 AM
Heisenberg was easily recognizable.The cooking of the tea. The meeting in the desert. Heisenberg and the butler (Mike or Jesse?) destroying the bodies in the barrels with acid.
It was all that was needed to make it hilarious, in this viewer's opinion. If only they could have figured a way to get Gus in there but hey we can't have everything!
Edited by SDcat2009, Dec 15, 2012 @ 10:57 AM.