Stephen Colbert Fulsome Appreciation Thread

Caught this #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement episode with the family last night – we were channel surfing and then we couldn’t look away. Right now I could not love this man more.

I await the incorporation of Jon Kyl’s “not intended to be a factual statement” fatuity into the League of Infamous Political Memes, and Colbert breaking character (first time ever?) while skewering “Fox and Friends” on their “Pap Smears at Walgreens” claims is going to make this episode immortal.

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Pap Smears at Walgreens
Obama celebrates at the Lincoln Memorial, Jon Kyl rounds up abortion statistics to the nearest 90, and “Fox & Friends” explains why there’s no need for Planned Parenthood. (05:36)

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Now that you’ve watched the clip, you should all go read the relentless stream of Colbert’s #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement tweets [@StephenAtHome]. This is how to do political satire. Welcome to the line that is going to haunt every Google search on your name for the rest of your life, John Kyl.

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6 replies

  1. “Fulsome”? Fulsome doesn’t mean anything like “full” but is in fact close to being an antonym of sincere. “Fulsome appreciation” could be read as : aesthetically, morally, or generally offensive, exceeding the bounds of good taste, excessively complimentary or flattering, effusive…. I apologise if there was irony intended that I have failed to detect.

  2. I just watched the clip and checked the twitter.
    I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

  3. Does everyone remember Martin Sheen in The West Wing letting Congress shut the government down and then bellowing at the House Speaker “I am the President of this Nation and we are going to sit here until we come to an EQUITABLE agreement!”? I want President Bartlett back.

  4. I have long had a major crush on Colbert. And John Stewart. Though the goatee thing he was sporting a while back was a bit of a dick softner…(Oh gods, I am that crass.)

  5. Colbert breaking character (first time ever?)

    He’s done it a few times, they even have a tag for it: The Prince Charles skit on The Daily Show is probably the best one for epic character smashage though:
    I think!/StephenAtHome/status/57861839576498177 is my favourite non-fact.

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