Well, last night The Colbert Report came to an end, and did so in the only way it could; buried in Highlander references, politics, and a good ole fashioned singalong (which you can view here, along with annotations for the astonishingly large number of people who appeared in it).
Colbert’s satire was a welcome panacea to the crap that the modern news media, especially Fox News, tends to spew out. He did a wonderful job of satirizing the O’Reilly-style blowhards; those self-important fools who get up on our TVs and try and tell us they know all, when really…they just don’t.
It’s interesting to consider the impact that the show has had, and while it may have technically started with its first episode, I think this is the moment when it really reached a certain epic plateau.
I’m going to really miss the show and the character that Colbert created. I don’t think we’ll see anything else like this on television anytime soon, and that’s a shame. It really was very, very good.