cOlbert's Book Club - "The Great Gatsby"

  • Aired:  05/06/13
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The BBC rips off Stephen's idea to rip off Oprah's idea to host a book club and also chooses to feature "The Great Gatsby." (3:00)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYBODY.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

tephen: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, FOLKS.

PLEASE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, I

AM SUPER TIGHT WITH MEDIA MOGUL

AND THING-FAVORITER OPRAH

WINFREY.

WE HAVE THE KIND OF FRIENDSHIP

WHERE YOU CAN GO YEARS WITHOUT

SEEING EACH OTHER AND WE PICK UP

RIGHT WHERE WE LEFT OFF.

OR AT LEAST I ASSUME WE WILL

WHEN WE MEET FOR THE SECOND

TIME.

OF COURSE I'M A HUGE FAN OF O,

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB.

THAT'S WHY I STARTED O,

C"O"LBERT'S BOOK CLUB AS A

TRIBUTE AND AS A THEFT.

>> NOW, FOLKS, OUR FIRST BOOK IS

THE GREAT GATSBY BY F. SCOTT

FITZGERALD.

LOOK FOR IT IN BOOKSTORES

BETWEEN E.E. CUMMINGS AND G.

GORDON LIDDY.

IT'S CLEARLY A TOWERING PILLAR

OF WESTERN LITERATURE BECAUSE IT

IS NOW A 3D MOVIE.

AND I HOPE YOU'VE STARTED

READING, FOLKS, BECAUSE ON

THURSDAY PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING

AUTHOR JENNIFER EGAN WILL LEAD

MY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION, AND I

WILL BE JOINED BY DIRECTOR BAZ

LURHMAN.

LIKE ALL BOOK CLUBS WE'LL OPEN A

BOTTLE OF CHARDONNAY, TALK

BROADLY ABOUT THEMES AND THEN

LAUNCH INTO A HEATED DISCUSSION

ABOUT THE NEIGHBOR WHO LEAVES

HIS TRASH BIN OUT ON THE CURB

FOUR DAYS AFTER PICK UP.

YOU'RE ALREADY OUT THERE TO GET

THE MAIL, ALAN, HOW HARD IS IT

JUST TO BRING IT BACK IN?

SERIOUSLY.

UNFORTUNATELY SOMEONE HAS

ALREADY RIPPED OFF MY IDEA TO

RIP OFF OPRAH'S IDEA.

THIS WEEK THE B.B.C. WORLD BOOK

CLUB IS ALSO FEATURING THE GREAT

GATSBY.

WELL, I'M NOT SURPRISED.

THE BRITS ARE ALWAYS COPYING OUR

BEST IDEAS.

THEY DID IT WITH THE OFFICE.

DA ALI G SHOW AND DOWNTON ABBEY

WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS IS BASED ON

FRIENDS.

IT'S SO UNREALISTIC.

SO UNREALISTIC.

THERE IS NO WAY THOSE KIDS COULD

AFFORD THAT ABBEY.

SO IF YOU'RE ALSO READING GATSBY

FOR THE B.B.C., YOU HAVE TO READ

IT ONCE FOR EACH CLUB.

THE AMERICAN VERSION FOR MINE.

FOR THEIRS THE ENGLISH VERSION.

ALL THE CHAPTERS ARE IN CELSIUS.

INSTEAD OF WEST EGG, GATSBY

LIVES IN EAST BANGERS-UPON-MASH.

NOW I'LL BE READING RIGHT UP

UNTIL MY FIRST BOOK CLUB MEETING

THURSDAY WHEN I ASSUME WE WILL

DISCUSS HOW THIS OPULENT

CONSEQUENCE-FREE LIFESTYLE

REACHES ITS

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