EPISODE NUMBER: 5127 (October 5, 2009)
GUEST: Arne Duncan
SEGMENTS: The WØRD: Learning is Fundamental (by Andy Gellman), Colbert Report Sport Report Special Report – Eating the Distance: The Brad Sciullo Story (Part II)
VIDEOS: Monday, October 5, 2009
Sorry about the lack of quotes in today’s guide – I’m a bit queasy from the Sport Report Special Report.
I’m still on the fence about the the guest appearance by Andy Gellman. On the one hand, he did a good job, and he got the message across clearly and articulately. On the other hand, he wasn’t nearly as adorable or funny as “Young Stephen” who ate the paint chips. I think it’s just really hard for the show to play up a non-Stephen type character sometimes. I do give him props, however, to finding the pace within the sketch, and being able to time his pauses with the laughter, and staying in character. It very much reminded me of the “Stephen Speaks For Me” segments in the I Am America (And So Can You!) audiobook.
Okay seriously? Vomit?! We’ve TALKED about this, people! I absolutely positively *hate* vomit! Why do you have to show vomit?! Ugh. Now I’m cranky. And I can’t believe he ate the whole thing.
I really enjoyed the Arne Duncan interview. For those of you who follow my Twitter feed, you got a nifty little spoiler about the basketball game. Arne came in prepared, with a great excuse of why people should care about viewers – “We know your viewers are some of the smartest folks around. You want more viewers. Well, you get more viewers by doing a better job of educating students. As we better educate, more folks watch your show. As more folks watch your show, advertisers pay you more. As advertisers pay you more, you get rich. This is all about you. I’m working for you.” Very nice preparation, sir!
What did all of you think of the show tonight?
(Tip of the Hat to Laurel for the screencap!)
- The leader of the free world went to make the case, and she [Oprah] brought along Barack Obama.
- This could be the year that they include the Men’s 1500 meter androgynous samba.
- Boo-S-A, Boo-S-A, Boo-S-A!
- Man, that guy never stops playing the race card.
- And that bring us to tonight’s WØRD: Learning is Fundamental. You’re in my shot.
- Folks, as a 10-year old boy, there is nothing I’d want more than a longer school year. [Besides Chest Hair]
- Isn’t that right, blonde haired girl who’s not Steve Doocey?
- Danny Wallace: Future Fox News Pundit
- I understand you are not using the term “No Child Left Behind”. Is that true? So you’re fine with leaving children behind.