Obama takes over for Colbert

In case you haven’t seen this yet, it is simply awesome!

UPDATE: Well, it appears the Youtube version has disappeared.  I can’t figure out how to embed the version from the Colbert site itself, but you can watch it here.



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10 Responses to Obama takes over for Colbert

  1. “Send request via LinkedIn”…that was good.

    Thanks for sharing this. It was hilarious!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hariod Brawn says:

    Yes, I can just see David Cameron or Stephen Harper doing this; it would work a treat. 🙄

    Liked by 1 person

  3. john zande says:

    I hadn’t seen it. Thanks for posting!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wyrd Smythe says:

    “This video has been removed by the user.” 😦


  5. Wyrd Smythe says:

    I didn’t want to comment until I’d had a chance to watch the entire show (I tend to watch both Colbert’s and Stewart’s shows from the previous week on the following Monday). I found Obama’s “comedy bit” excruciating. The man has zero comic ability, and I think he’s even pretty awful at just giving speeches (as parodied in that very bit).

    But what I wanted to mention: Did you notice he called Stephen “Bill” at one point? It’s in the interview part about the Keystone pipeline. The audience reacted a little, but both President Obama and Colbert sailed right past it. I wondered if the President was channeling the Bill O’Reilly interview.


    • I have to admit I haven’t watched the whole show, just the sequence in the video. I actually loved the skit, but heard the interview was lackluster, so I didn’t go out of my way to watch it. But since Bill O’Reilly has always been Colbert’s…inspiration for his persona, I wouldn’t find it surprising that Obama might do a Freudian slip there.


      • Wyrd Smythe says:

        I know, right? The interview took both the ‘B’ and ‘C’ blocks and the ‘B’ block was almost entirely political talking point responses from President Obama. I actually thought he seemed a bit nervous or flustered at times.

        The ‘C’ block was a little more relaxed, and I did find his response to Stephen’s question about Executive Power thoughtful and interesting.

        What I want to know is: Smaug on Thursday’s show… CGI or animatronic? It sure seemed physical, but what a magnificent, detailed and huge machine if so. Either way, it was awesome — best part of the Colbert week.

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