Season 2 (2006) September

# First aired "The Wørd" Studio guest Introductory phrase Prod#
143 September 11 Shall Martin Short "I've been gone two weeks and I think the kids have had a party in the studio. Smells like weed in here. This is The Colbert Report!" 2111
Over his two-week vacation, Stephen was up for an Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program." Barry Manilow won, but Stephen predicted this outcome on the red carpet which led to an an "I called it!" segment. Stephen announces his new Las Vegas revue, Stephen Colbert--Passionately from the Heart: Songs of Love and Opinion. He then comments on the validity of the TV "docudrama" The Path to 9/11. He laughs out-of-character when attempting to say the name of the screenwriter, Cyrus Nowrasteh. Then Stephen jokes back and forth with Martin Short about gays, Barbara Streisand, interviewing celebrities, and Short's show on Broadway, Fame Becomes Me.
144 September 12 Missed Opportunity Toby Keith None. "Stephen Jedi" video intro 2112
Stephen downs a Hoegaarden Blanche wheat beer in front of New Jersey's 3th district Democratic candidate Richard Sexton.
145 September 13 Caveat Emptor Ken Jennings "America, I'm about to raise your minimum rage. This is The Colbert Report!" 2113
Stephen tracks his eagle, Stephen Jr., on Stephen Jr. ends up in Canada. He then mentions that James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces, is offering a full refund to those people who bought the book before it was revealed to be partially fictional. This leads to the night's word. Formidable Opponent: Should America set a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq? The segment ends with each Colbert holding a gun to the other's head. Stephen then interviews Ken Jennings regarding his new book, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs. He attempts to nail Ken by asking him, "Which element has an atomic number 75?" He also asks Ken how many pages are in his book, which Ken can't answer.
146 September 14 none Bill Simmons "If you watch only one Comedy Central show in the next half-hour, make it this one. This is The Colbert Report!" 2114
Hungarian ambassador to the United States András Simonyi announces that Stephen Colbert won the Northern M0 Danube bridge-naming contest, but in order to actually have the bridge named after him Colbert must be dead; Colbert lambasts NASA for launching Space Shuttle Atlantis instead of sending the president to Mars.
147 September 18 Wiper Fluid Will Power "You know, they have a saying back where I live: This is The Colbert Report!" 2115
Stephen Colbert talks about Whitney Houston's break-up, and airs the second installment of The New Adventures of Tek Jansen. He also completes a bust of George W. Bush that is made up of cut-up pieces of the New York Times. Stephen says he'll send it to the New York Times as a pinata, but says that they'll be surprised by what it's filled with.
148 September 19 Tribalism Frank Rich "Some pronounce it 'yee-roh.' Some pronounce it 'gyro.' I pronounce it 'lamb sandwich.' This is America! Speak English! This is The Colbert Report!" 2116
Threat Down: Al Gore, Toby Keith, Anti-Drug Ads, Irony, Food
149 September 20 Lose James Carville None (a Green Screen Challenge entry was shown instead) 2117
Who's Not Honoring Me Now; Stephen's Sound Advice on getting through high school.

150 September 21 none Daniel Ellsberg "This is the church, this is the steeple, open the doors, ATTACKED BY AN EAGLE! AW! This is The Colbert Report!" 2118
Opens with a demand of forgiveness from various Jews. Author Daniel Golden (via satellite) helps Stephen form an opinion on early admission to colleges. Golden immediately calls after the interview to, as a Jew, apologize for the interview, saying he should have made his point clearer. Better Know a District: Paul Aronsohn (D - Candidate) from New Jersey's 5th.

151 September 25 Opposition Party Arianna Huffington "The leaves may be changing, but my opinions never will. This is The Colbert Report!" 2119
Colbert Report Days of Repentance Hotline 1-888-OOPS-JEW, George Allan's Jewish mother, The Greatest Story Ever Sold getting cockblocked, Geneva Convention Compromise, Green Screen Challenge - Trevor Homer, Colbert Cruise '06

152 September 26 Good Morning Ted Danson "Facts should be like Sansabelt pants, adjustable to fit your needs. This is The Colbert Report!" 2120
Frank Rich's book still not #1; The Four Horsemen of the Apopcalypse: Movies, Television, Music, Books; Alpha Dog of the Week: Tom Selleck, possible next President of the NRA

153 September 27 The Wørd Stephen Can't Recall (Iraq) Lowell Bergman "America, remember the most important gun safety tip: if you have a gun, you'll be safe. This is The Colbert Report!" 2121
Mort Zuckerman calls the hotline. Colbert at first cannot remember The Wørd, and goes through it trying to remember.

Tip of the Hat: Chevrolet's new Silverado ad, George Clooney Wag of the finger: Bill Cosby and his slave museum, Food Labels Colbert admits there is an Adults-only secret level in his fictional World of Colbertcraft, a play on Grand Theft Auto's Hot Coffee mod.

154 September 28 none Steve Wozniak "Just a reminder, the Colbert Report original cast recording is available on sale in the lobby. This is The Colbert Report!" 2122
Another entry to the Green Screen challenge is shown. "The Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude" shows an interview with inhabitants of Spencer County, Indiana with the controversy over Santa and Abraham Lincoln being the centerpiece of the town. Jon Stewart is tricked into calling the "Days of Repentance" hotline, followed by Un-American News.