Friday, December 19, 2014

DON'T KNOW WHERE, DON'T KNOW WHEN:  Vox has gif'd all the cameos in Stephen Colbert's last big musical number. Below the fold, my friend Anthony Wright catalogs a fuller list of names:

President Clinton, astronauts Terry Virts (on the ISS) and Garrett Reisman (in studio), JJ Abrams, Smaug, Senators Cory Booker & Claire McCaskill, Mayor DeBlasio, former Governors Eliot Spitzer & Mike Huckabee, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, UN Ambassabor Samantha Power, NIH director Francis Collins, George Lucas, TV journalists Tom Brokaw, Stone Phillips, Jake Tapper, Lesley Stahl, David Gregory, Charlie Rose, Christiane Amanapour, and Jonathan Alter, TV host Andy Cohen, scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, think tanker Norm Ornstein, conservative Grover Norquist, campaign finance lawyer Trevor Potts, legal writer Jeffrey Toobin, NPR's Terry Gross, journalists Emily Bazelon and Matt Taibi, musicians Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Michael Stipe, Randy Newman, Cindy Lauper, and Barry Manilow, stats guru Nate Silver, basketball legend Kareen Abdul Jabar, soccer star Alexi Lalas, NBA owner Mark Cuban, sportscasters Bob Costas and Keith Olbermann, PBS documentarian Ken Burns, blogger Andrew Sullivan, Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, New Yorker editor David Remnick, NYT columnists Tom Friedman and Paul Krugman, media guru Arianna Huffington, sex columnist Dan Savage, actors Tim Meadows, James Franco, Patrick Stewart, Sam Waterson, Jeff Daniels, Elijiah Wood, Mandy Patankin, Bryan Cranston, and Alan Alda, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bolshoi Ballet's David Hallberg, Seseme Street's Big Bird and Cookie Monster, General Odierno, veteran advocate (and Amherst grad) Paul Rieckhoff, Afghanistan troops, feminist Gloria Steinem, Segway inventor Dean Kamen, Henry Kissinger, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Also: cyberterrorism expert Richard Clarke, NYT columnists Maureen Dowd, and in videos, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Pussy Riot. And apparently Stephen Colbert's family is up in front.


  1. Thank you. I told my husband I would look for a list today and couldn't find anything.

  2. The Pathetic Earthling2:43 PM

    Importantly, Terry Virts was working out on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. (Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill)

  3. Adam B.8:14 PM

    Vulture has a more complete who's who: does this mean that Sunstein and Power were the only married couple to appear?