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Mar 22, 2007

Mini bear Threat Down!

One of our favorites; the second member of the Hour of Power (The Daily Show + The Colbert Reporrrr), Stephen Colbert, is reporting a mini threat down. The topic? KNUT the Polar bear!



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I love Stephen's baby talk. Even he's reduced to nothing but a quivering mass of glee in the face of Knut :)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:41 AM

two of my favorite things, stephen colbert and cute baby animals!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:42 AM

i was reduced to squealing things like "omgz, is teh bear!!!!!!" by this clip.

do we have any images of knut w/ his paws up? or did they make the camera a splode? wouldn't be surprised if they did :-D

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:45 AM

Jenny: "Even he's reduced to nothing but a quivering mass of glee in the face of Knut"

Colbert: "Who's a cute widdle killing machine? WHO'S a cutie-wootie, itty-bitty, Godwess killing machine? Yes, you ARE! Yes, you ARE!"

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:46 AM


 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:46 AM

oop, found 'em! and his blog! http://blog.rbb-online.de/roller/knut/ . lol, is teh polar blog! (adds to rss)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:50 AM

I'm not fooled by that vile, bloody, evil killing machine. It's a horror to mankind, it must be ki...

OH MY GOD, it's SO cute!

Jimmie Robinson
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:57 AM

At the risk of taking this whole thread down a sad, dark road, I really have to say something: These animal-rights activists REALLY need to pick their battles more wisely. Maybe some audience testing is in order; I'm pretty sure that "you must keeeeel zee cute polar bear" probably wouldn't have survived a focus group. Just a suggestion.

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 01:18 AM

Hahah Colbert.


 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 02:42 AM

Adam; here's the paws up action, cropped from the video. Handle with care!


 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 03:51 AM

I don't know who is cuter, Stephen or teh bear.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 03:52 AM

THIS my friends is why I LOVE Steven Colbert.

He should do a piece on CO and all us freaks and geeks that can't get enuf of it.


 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 05:08 AM

Not that other Mike - there is no darkness in what you've brought up, only truth. Bravo.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 05:11 AM

the colbert report could ONLY have been made better by baby polar bears. ONLY.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:01 AM

Didya'll know I snort when I laff? Well, those who are listening know now!
hee hee hee, snicker, giggle, snort snort. Thanks Monsieur Col-BERR for your most excellent BEAR coverage.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:35 AM

Note to Stephen: Your mini threatdown would be a lot more credible if you didn't burst into giggles immediately after announcing it.

Just sayin'.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:39 AM

omg I hadn't seen this and snorted coffee out my nose -- THREATDOWN .5!!!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:42 AM

This was GREAT. I saw it on the show, and did actually think of CuteOverload as he was doin' his baby talk about how cute the bear is. Everything about this segment cracked me up! The "mini threat down" siren was so funny...even Colbert couldn't help but laugh! :)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:51 AM

Oh. AuntieMame - well, if you actually watch the show, you'd understand it. The "Threat Down" (in its full scale ;) ) typically has a much more...powerful...siren sound. I get the feeling that Stephen hadn't heard the "mini threat down" siren prior to recording. :)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:53 AM

I was waiting for a Colbert/"cold bear" joke.
It never came.
I sad.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 07:10 AM

I love how he read the quotes in an Arnold-inspired german accent.

Even Stephen Colbert cannot resist the cuteness of Knut. :)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 08:09 AM


(THEO steps from computer and addresses camera)

THEO: You know, after a hard day of working with The Cute, a man can work up a powerful thirst. That's when I like to reach for a nice cold Bear.

(CUT TO: Hand takes can from ice chest)

THEO: Bear Beer is brewed extra slow to make it extra cute, using only the choicest hops, moonbeams and rainbows. So your next Bear tastes as good as your first.

(CUT TO: Hand places can in foreground)

THEO: Try a nice cold Bear today, in six-packs or the new extra fluffy 20-ounce can.

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 08:30 AM

To: "Not That Mike The Other Mike" - I did a little digging yesterday - it wasn't "animal rights activists" plural, it was ONE GUY! How on earth one nut job complaining to a zoo caused such world wide coverage can only be explained thusly - slow newsday. Oh, and it gets better - turns out, that ONE GUY was even misquoted in the German news. His real quote, he told the AP, was that the cub should have been euthanized immediately when the mother rejected it, but now that he has survived, killing it would be wrong. [sigh] Really. Slow.News.Day.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 08:34 AM

Nonie: Thanks so much for the information. I'm glad it's just one guy that went a little nuts, and not a group.

You know what would mellow that guy out? A nice cold Bear(tm).

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 08:40 AM

Cold Bear! I'm THERE.
Here, you can have one too. (Can I see some ID?)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 08:40 AM

I read this story yesterday, and then when it came on the Colbert report I was delighted (with the squealing and the jumping up and down), because that fanatic german jerk definitely deserved a good comedic spanking. Colbert getting owned by a baby bear was just the giggling icing on the cake. Eyes like buttons indeed!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 08:51 AM

I heart Stephen Colbert! And I heart knute. They both are too cute. So glad to see that even Stephen is not immune to the cute. We already saw how sleepy kittens soften him up, not Knute may even dint his hatred of the bear.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 09:01 AM

LOVE The Colbert Report!
BEARS! Mini siren sound and .5 on the scale - way too funny! Knut is the cutest widdle white beary bear captured on film!!!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 09:15 AM

I LOVE SC. I loved him cracking up to the minithreatdown toot!

I love Knut and I love that the [email protected] in the media took what one guy said, got it WRONG and it's been BIG news for a week.

Holy crap on a cracker.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 09:35 AM

tiny buttonz for eyes omg!! love colbert

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 09:52 AM

Colbert + CO? Can life get any better? <3333

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 10:25 AM

I ADORE Stephen Colbert. His unrelenting hatred of bears makes me giggle, but it's good to see that even HE has a breaking point. ; )

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Is teh pwecious's name pronounced Nut or Kah-nut? When I ask for a six-pack of cold furry bear at the likker store I'll need to say it right.

I tried asking for Godless Killing Machine Pale Ale but the store only had Killingham's Red.

Peg of Tilling
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 11:41 AM

LOL I tried to find info on this guy calling for the death of this bear too. EVEN if he was trying to say it should be euthanized upon rejection, such an idea is NOT based on any good science about animal behavior. Suggesting that the baby should be considered “unfit” somehow because of this is such utter tripe it’s galling. You’re right, he never should have gotten the press in the first place; the guy is a nut-bar and the only good that came from his comments is that it generated this bit of comic GOLD. ;)

When I saw this on Colbert the other night and I just about peed myself. I lubs teh Colbert AND the Cold-bear. ;) When SC started to loose it just a little bit at the beginning of the segment I knew we were in for something REALLY good. Normally he’s able to control himself so well.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 11:50 AM

I hope Steven Colbert knows about "Cute Overload"! :) I'm more and more impressed with his comedy and acting abilities. He's going up-up-up!!!! Oh yeah, da bear's cute too. You could hear the smile in SC's voice.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 11:56 AM

I think it's pronounced more like Newt. I watched this on my computer at work and just about died laughing. Good thing my boss like CO as much as I do, or he would have thought I was a complete nutter (which I'm sure I am anyways)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Totally MariaS. Has anyone seen that episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that Steven Colbert did? Whoo! Creepy! He is a very good actor.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Knut is my Cute Overlord.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 12:46 PM

I think I've died and gone to heaven.

Jenn Jordan
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 01:55 PM

On their own, Stephen and Knut would be too cute anyway ... but to put them *together* ... it really is an overload! *dies*

Sunny V.
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 02:29 PM

I love the laffing for the .5 intro...even Stephen could keep his persona going in the face of such Qte--the button eyes! What a glorious convergence!!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 03:11 PM

Yes, Knut is pronounced like Newt. Rhymes with cute.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 03:30 PM

"Oh, he's swimming!!" My God, even after seeing it twice on regular tv and now for the third time here on CO, I can't get enough of this damn "mini threat down." :)

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 04:22 PM

Stephen is too damn funny! As a loyal viewer I especially enjoy his ongoing bit with his "son" Stephen, Jr. the eagle. They've shown him raised from the egg to his ultimate release in the wild. Daddy Stephen pines for his return one day and keeps a nest by his desk just in case. It really is too CUTE!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 04:52 PM

So I say kill this bear cub OH MY GOD HE'S SO ADORABLE.

I nearly fell off my chair laughing. Yay for Stephen Colbert.

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 05:36 PM

Colbert squeals for sleepy kittens? Must see! Anybody got a link?

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:47 PM

Too funny! And Stephen almost losing it there.... what a riot! I don't normally watch Jon and Stephen but maybe I'm gonna have to now... Thanks for the video, Meggers!

 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 06:53 PM

i didn't think it was possible to love stephen colbert MORE!

Laura M.
 |  Mar 22, 2007 at 07:54 PM

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