30 Best 'Colbert Report' Bits

From big gay roundups to the Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude, we count down the faux-political pundit's greatest recurring segments and in-jokes

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2. Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

"If you read the Bible, then you know that our Lord said, 'Judge not, lest thee be judged.' I say, 'Speak English, Jesus.' This is 'Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger.'" One of the Report's longest-running bits, this segment gave Colbert a chance to sound off on most everything in the news, scolding and praising with equal aplomb. There wasn't anything especially clever about the premise: It was just the thrill of dumb ol' Colbert having the platform to mouth off yet again. A consistently scathing takedown of cable news's unquenchable thirst for Viewpoints and Hot Takes, "Tip/Wag" is the comedian's "Like a Rolling Stone," the big popular favorite that everybody loves because it's just plain terrific.

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