The Colbert Report/Stone Phillips (October 17, 2005)

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October 17, 2005: Stone Phillips
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Year One, Episode One
Airdate October 17, 2005
Production Number 101
Guest(s) October 17, 2005: Stone Phillips
October 17, 2005
Stone Phillips
October 18, 2005
Lesley Stahl
The Colbert Report2005

This is the first episode of the 2005 season of The Colbert Report, and the first episode overall. The guest tonight was Stone Phillips, host of Dateline NBC. Colbert and Phillips both bragged about their Emmys, argued about who can tie a better tie, and later on were part of a gravitas-off.


  • Introduction: America's Real Heroes
  • The Word: Truthiness
  • Introducing Bobby
  • Threat Down
    • 5: Avian Flu: Is Cockfighting At Risk?
    • 4: Basketball Upset: Isn't Toronto in Canada?
    • 3: Babies: Will Early Toilet Training Hurt the Diaper Industry?
    • 2: Hurricanes!: Greek Letters?!
    • 1: James Brady!: What Changed His Mind?
  • commercial break
  • Colbert Trivia
    • Q. Why is Stephen so quiet about the hundreds of hours of charity work he does every year?
    • A: He's not doing it for the publicity; he's doing it for America.
  • Interview with Stone Phillips
  • commercial break
  • Gravitas Comparison with Stone Phillips
  • commercial break
  • Peter Mayhew Becomes an American Citizen