Ha ha! Oh, this is impressive; sounds like Sergeant First Class Demetrius Chantz, who appeared in those hysterical videos of Stephen at Basic Training, managed to keep his cool throughout most of the taping session. But Stephen got even him to break in the end — hee! From WIS 10:
Ft. Jackson drill sergeant attempts to ‘train’ Stephen Colbert
Posted: June 11, 2009 06:06 PM EDT
Updated: June 11, 2009 06:06 PM EDT
By Taylor Kearns
FORT JACKSON, SC (WIS) – The man dubbed as South Carolina’s favorite child came back to South Carolina to meet a Fort Jackson drill sergeant.
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Chantz was selected from 68 Drill Sergeants to “train” — or at least appear to train — Colbert for his trip to Iraq.
It wasn’t easy, Chantz says Colbert’s antics made it hard to stay in the mode, but Chantz has been tested before; he’s trained over 300 soldiers.
“I’ve had some characters believe it or not,” said Chantz.
But none that mounted an iPhone on their helmet like Colbert did in one of the scenes.
“He actually broke me one time at the end. He started singing his little song and that’s the only time I smiled and we had to do a retake,” said Chantz.
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Let’s have another look at those brilliant segments:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Stephen Strong: Army of Me – Basic Training|