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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4. ThreatDown

A core principle of Fox News is scaring the shit out of its audience with as much alarmist news as possible. The Report's response was the "ThreatDown," a countdown of mostly benign things that Colbert insisted posed grave threats to the Republic. Terrorist furniture, iPhones, jazz robots … all of them earned the man's ire. But above all, bears terrified the fictional host, who made them a regular staple of the segment. There was a happy ending, though: Colbert made peace with the killing machines in the final month of the show, even making out with a (fake) bear on camera.

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