Colbert Nation

Website review by
Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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TV show site unites fans and stokes audience participation.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Stephen Colbert’s strength is identifying, and skewering, hypocritical politicians, public figures who are less than honest, and business leaders who are more focused on the bottom line than doing good. By exposing and ridiculing such malfeasance, the show tries to discourage such behavior in others.

Violence

Some video segments feature tame violence, such as small explosions; these are generally played for laughs rather than thrills.

Sex

Some of the video segments have sexual references, some mild and some less mild, though they are rarely especially explicit.

Language

One recurring character is named “Senator Bulls**t.” (The asterisks are shown on the site.)

Consumerism

The entire site promotes the Comedy Central series The Colbert Report. Celebrities sometimes make cameos, and Colbert’s comedy often incorporates video clips from other TV shows, especially news programs. There are plenty of banner advertisements on the site, and video clips are often preceded by a commercial. There is an online store selling Colbert Report merchandise

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some references to drinking and drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this website is a companion to the popular TV show The Colbert Report. The site has plenty of clips from the series and even entire episodes, an online store for Colbert merchandise, a page to order tickets to see The Colbert Report, bulletin boards where fans can discuss their favorite jokes, and plenty of other content related to the show. The jokes are generally aimed at more mature viewers, especially people who are up to date on their current events. There are some references to drinking and sex, but the material isn’t especially raunchy; however, it probably will go over the heads of younger viewers.

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Kid, 10 years old July 8, 2010

Not age appropriate for someone my age but if you understand politics and above 14+ just go ahead!

Actually, I USED to watch the Colbert Report with my mom. She would laugh at everything and I would laugh, too, even though most of his political speak wasn... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byluke3854 December 27, 2009

Not much to be concerned about

Some of the talks have drug, sex or other references in them , but for the most part its good website. There are alot of banner ads and such.I say that 14 + wou... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Fans of Stephen Colbert’s TV show, The Colbert Report, will find much to like about the COLBERT NATION website, mainly because most of the content online is drawn from the series. There are highlight reels with some of his funniest bits, user-created mashups featuring various segments edited together, even entire episodes. Colbert’s wicked political humor tends to draw fans together, people who agree with his worldview and want to find kindred spirits, and the website offers an ideal forum for them to share their ideas and gripe about current events. The site may not appeal to visitors who disagree with Colbert’s left-leaning political stance, but will definitely strike a chord with people who are up to date on current events.

Online interaction: Visitors can post comments on the various segments, and chat on bulletin boards.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about political humor. Do you think Stephen Colbert is funny? Does you think his humor appeals more to people with liberal political views, or conservatives? Or, do you think it doesn’t matter? Why?

  • Do you prefer to watch TV shows on TV, or do you enjoy being able to watch them online, on your own schedule? Do fan sites like this help you get more engaged with your favorite shows?

Website details

For kids who love current events

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