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Stephen Colbert to take over The Late Show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    Rush and others Cons are mad because they thought the Col-Bear character was real for very long time.

    They hadn't been fooled that badly since Archie Bunker.
     
  2. MikeAndrews

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    To be more exact Limbaugh went on this diatribe to a) provide the breaking news that Limbaugh is still on the air somewhere b) get his 5 minutes of what will be 15 years of Colbert.

    For RL, this is as good a topic he's gonna get until Hillary is elected.
     
  3. Beryl

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    He isn't alone. A LOT of people still don't get it but most get it now.
     
  4. argicida

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    If you go back to Norman Lear's interviews back then, he said he got more complaints from liberals about how liberals were portrayed than from conservatives about Archie - not sure if that meant conservatives thought he was "real" or just fair.
     
  5. JYoung

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    While I think that Colbert is a fine choice, I kind of wish they'd made a more interesting choice, say someone like Aisha Tyler.
     
  6. NorthAlabama

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    can't really place aisha tyler, but based on her imdb profile, there's scattered tv acting, one regular series, and one related writing credit. she's an untested risk considering the ad money at stake and competition in the time slot.

    colbert fits the job, has tons of experience at that air time, will bring viewers to the new show, and will keep many existing viewers - he's an experienced choice, very little risk.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Dave only announced his retirement a week or so ago. How was there "months and months of endless speculation?"

    :rolleyes: Do you really think "Rush and other Cons" thought the Col-Bear character was seriously a die-hard conservative? How is that even possible, when nearly everything he says is essentially making fun of conservatives?
     
  8. Bob Coxner

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    I think he was trying to say that CBS *avoided* months of speculation. It's much appreciated.
     
  9. Davelnlr_

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    I hope this is a good move for Colbert. I enjoy his "character" on the Report, but have to wonder if he will be as entertaining out of character. Time will tell.
     
  10. JYoung

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    Pretty sure Tyler has done some hosting herself.
    The Talk and Talk Soup come to mind.
     
  11. NorthAlabama

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    yes, she hosted 19 eps of the soup 12 yrs ago, and has 2 yrs daytime under he belt as part of the talk, but there's no one-on-one interviewing, prime time, or late night - still a bigger risk than colbert.

    i'm not saying she couldn't host, just that there are probably more experienced choices higher on the list.
     
  12. Bierboy

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    If you seriously believe that, then YOU were the one who was fooled...
     
  13. GoPackGo

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    I'll buy it that they weren't in on the joke for the first couple years. Enough members of Congress made an appearance on Colbert's Better Know a District bit for me to think so.
     
  14. zalusky

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    I kind of wondered if Colbert was in the can so to speak well in advance of the announcement. IE Dave was planning it for a while and announced when he knew the deal with Colbert was wrapped up.
     
  15. steve614

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    What I heard on TV was that as soon as Dave announced his retirement, Colbert's agent got on the phone and contacted CBS asking that Colbert take over the job. Dave said something to the effect of 'I can't think of a better person for the job'.
    Soon after, the announcement was made.
     
  16. busyba

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    Except, of course, for the conservatives who really like him because they don't realize that he's mocking them. :D
     
  17. busyba

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Do I believe there are people who thought (or still think) Colbert is a hardcore conservative? Of course. Do I believe that Rush Limbaugh ever thought that? Not for a second.
     
  19. NorthAlabama

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    really? after regularly watching the show? i can't see it.
     
  20. Bierboy

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    This
     

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