Beer, hot dogs and … bathrooms? Night one on Stephen Colbert’s “Been There: Won That”

Oh man, guys, this has been an awesome show. And it’s only part one — can’t wait to see what’s in store tomorrow!

If you’re waiting to see it, you’re in for a treat, but if you want to read about it first (or relive it by reading about it until the clips go live on Comedy Central), the Associated Press has you covered.

AP Exclusive: Colbert, VP Biden fete US troops
By JAKE COYLE (AP) – 14 minutes ago

NEW YORK — A hot dog vending cart was wheeled back and forth. Cocktail waitress hurried past with trays full of beer. Vice President Joe Biden led New York Yankees great Yogi Berra by the arm.

Such was the bizarre, red-white-and-blue circus backstage at comedian Stephen Colbert’s celebration of U.S. troops’ return from Iraq. The Comedy Central host pulled out all the stops Wednesday night for the first part of his two-episode special, “Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape.”

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Read the full review of “The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape” here from the Associated Press

Mediaite has a clip from the show already: check it out!


  1. Ms Interpreted says:

    Doing the corny thing and commenting on my own post, but I love the reaction of the guys in the second row to the VP Biden “reveal” — looks like they were genuinely surprised, and the result was pure love.

    Great, great show!!

  2. I love that second photo of Stephen in the tank, he just looks so damn happy. :)
    I can’t even begin to describe how awesome tonight’s show was! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s episode!

  3. What an amazing show! The ASV was more awesome-tastic than I thought it would be. My favorite thing? The grass they put down everywhere! Such a little thing, but I thought it was touching.

    Loved VP Biden, and Gen. Odierno. I’m so glad they didn’t shave Stephen’s head again. And, what a surprise to see Yogi Berra, too! He’s a national treasure. I can’t wait to see what they do tomorrow.

    Way to go, TCR!!! And way to go, troops!!!

  4. Damn, he looks awesome in that tank. Stephen can invade my country anytime!

  5. pkyoubuggin says:

    It was so massive to have the VP on! Clearly one of the Report’s biggest moments. Kudos. What a stellar episode all around. Can’t wait til tomorrow.

  6. I caught most of the 1st act before I went to bed (though I missed Stephen arriving in the tank, dang it) and it was truly The Joy Machine at its finest. I couldn’t stop smiling. Nice way to end the day, I say. Nice work, TCR!

  7. This is totally unrelated, but I just turned that first pic into my lock screen photo for my iPhone. It’s just so random and adorkable and goofy, and it makes me laugh.

    • Agreed!! I can’t tell you how much I love that first photo. The slightly paranoid look is simultaneously cute and hilarious.

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