Colbert Loses Fat Bear Week, Biden May Mint A Trillion Dollar Coin

Stephen learns the disturbing truth about why a bear was named after him in Alaska's Fat Bear Week competition, and he imagines what America's trillion dollar coin will look like if President Biden creates one as a fix for the debt ceiling crisis.

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  1. Katia C

    Katia C

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    i simultaneously love and hate that the most viable solution to the debt is what girls have been asking stock market bros about for years just to annoy them - "can't they just make more money???"

  2. MJ C

    MJ C

    21 klukkustund síðan

    Otis rules!

  3. are pea

    are pea

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Sounds like a pimp warning to me.

  4. Rob Wisdom

    Rob Wisdom

    Degi Síðan síðan

    You mean a.. A Platinum Chip? Well, ain't that a kick in the head...

  5. Chris spathelf

    Chris spathelf

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Everytime Colbert puts those sunglasses on the propaganda check adds another zero.

  6. Uthman Baksh

    Uthman Baksh

    2 dögum síðan

    *contemplates life choices* @10:27 Also, no one noticed his ear asymmetry until the dude in the straw hat pointed it out! Thanks, now I can't unsee it. Still, we love you just the way you are Stephen!

  7. Brianne


    3 dögum síðan

    You should definitely visit for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! We have at least 500 Balloons regularly. 😊

  8. Tighe Lutz

    Tighe Lutz

    3 dögum síðan

    at the beginning, why did he say "AN historic day", and annunciate the AN so as to not confuse it with an "a"? Stephen is really intelligent so I can't imagine he doesn't know that rule, but now I'm worrying that there's some grammar rule that he knows that I don't! Anyone have an idea? Edit: I Know it's the noise the letter makes, not the actual letter, but the h in historic isn't silent, right? We don't say "istoric", we say the h. I feel like I'm missing something

  9. Ariel Ky

    Ariel Ky

    4 dögum síðan

    Great skit on the three billion dollar coin.

  10. Dreaming Nirvana

    Dreaming Nirvana

    4 dögum síðan

    Dudes also using the Washington Post to quote from you just making Bezos richer. He owns that news. Think about it. #eattherich

  11. Costa Liberta

    Costa Liberta

    4 dögum síðan

    what will that $1tn coin do to inflation?

  12. vegar dyrnes

    vegar dyrnes

    4 dögum síðan

    Well, thank you! Now, I can’t either! 😱

  13. taproot


    4 dögum síðan

    This video was the first time I ever noticed his ear. Funny how sometimes you can focus on someone's personality to such an extent that you don't notice the little things "wrong" with them.

  14. viddork


    4 dögum síðan

    I'm surprised at the number of people saying they've never noticed Stephen's ear. It's precisely the sort of thing that I would completely miss, yet I've been aware of it for years. I'm also a bit surprised that, when they came back to him after the park ranger, he wasn't trying to tape the top of the ear up to his scalp, pretending it actually mattered to him.

  15. ⚡CJTWXYZ⚡


    4 dögum síðan

    Excellantis Exactly 💯 % Brilliant Idea about Trillion Dollar Coin, Wow Your smart 👏

  16. Jon Joyce

    Jon Joyce

    4 dögum síðan

    Why does this guy try to play biden off as a good guy a cool guy . Joe biden is the opposite of good or cool and is a blatant pedophile. Also Pelosi blatantly got involved with politics to take advantage of the stock market and nothing else . Only a moron will support democrats

  17. Donald Stewart

    Donald Stewart

    4 dögum síðan


  18. Nosaj Notlihc

    Nosaj Notlihc

    5 dögum síðan

    Left still cracking jokes like its funny!? Economy in a spiraling nose dive; raising the debt ceiling at this point will be like putting a generic bandaid on a mortal head wound. Wonder how hilarious its going to be when the real life L-mobs show up to their homes to host them in the real life 1st annual national purge day. Itll be to die for I tell ya!!!!

  19. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer

    5 dögum síðan

    Colbert isnt even funny. Lame political jokes taken out of context by a weak little man

  20. Nanyu Busnis

    Nanyu Busnis

    5 dögum síðan

    4:51 The face should have Martin Luther King. Or some other prominent african american. That would really hit them hard. 8:41 Wait, they vote? This sounds like something you can physically measure rather than subject to whatever people like more. 9:43 Huge missed opportunity to call it *Colbear* I mean COME ON!

  21. Sartorius988


    5 dögum síðan

    I've been watching cobert for over a decade and I have NEVER NOTICED THE EAR. Craziest thing is my ear also has a slight abnormality which i am self conscious about but had fixed. Wild, now i can't even look at him without noticing it

  22. madinfl03


    5 dögum síðan

    I hate to admit I get my news from Colbert. I can't deal with news programs. Lol

  23. MR.F4C3P4573R


    5 dögum síðan

    10:21 Perfect smash cut. You're beautiful Stephen!

  24. Tim Gapinski

    Tim Gapinski

    5 dögum síðan

    Your maybe a Asymmetric human looser, quite possibly

  25. JazzFan74


    5 dögum síðan

    Can't believe he made fun of the embedded videos on websites which you can't ignore or turn off. How is such a busy guy totally in touch with the latest evils of big corporations? Amazing.

  26. Allan Menard

    Allan Menard

    6 dögum síðan

    And now I can't NOT keep looking at it.

  27. robert Durga

    robert Durga

    6 dögum síðan

    I didn’t notice the right ear until you pointed it out Steven

  28. Rab C third

    Rab C third

    6 dögum síðan

    Taha they had to alter Steve ear I been watching him for years now he had funny ears like all do Obama, hart, jolie many more but his rt ear ain't that bad tahahaha and I always notice all how the hell I missed that . U still the late nite man tho. My man peaCe peoples.

  29. Koronatsu


    6 dögum síðan

    Wait a minute, I'm no history or finance major but didn't printing money to pay obligations (imposed by the treaty of Versailles) not cause hyper inflation of German currency and the ripple effects ultimately trigger the crash in 1928?

  30. ZoraXire


    6 dögum síðan

    you know I've never noticed Steven's ears until I can't unsee it

  31. Jake Bowers

    Jake Bowers

    6 dögum síðan

    I've watched Stephen Colbert since John Stewart and I've never paid this much attention to his ears, lol.

  32. naughtyat25


    6 dögum síðan

    "You are never too old to be fat" - every fat guy's motto?

  33. verkrey93


    6 dögum síðan

    Am I the only one who noticed that after the Kennedy video Colbert used the phrase " this is a no brainier"

  34. bytossen10


    6 dögum síðan

    I'm not gonna be the first to say: U.S.A is the reality show for the rest of the western world. Your system is broken. Fix it before everyone else suffers from your inability to stand up for democracy.

  35. cryptofreak


    6 dögum síðan

    clap! clap! - clap! clap! clap! LET'S GO BRANDON!

  36. Ina Gadda-Davida

    Ina Gadda-Davida

    6 dögum síðan

    Biden and his communist regime are going to pay ransom to the Afghanistan Terrorists: The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster but refused to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers, the Taliban said on Sunday.

  37. Sally Bowles

    Sally Bowles

    6 dögum síðan

    You are still hot, Stephen, and I bet Colbear is too

  38. John Rencheck

    John Rencheck

    6 dögum síðan

    Omg stephens right ear does bend outward never noticed

  39. bigj theSinger

    bigj theSinger

    6 dögum síðan

    now his ear is all i will look at.

  40. Marina Galentovsky

    Marina Galentovsky

    6 dögum síðan

    i think the ear might distract me from now on

  41. Marina Galentovsky

    Marina Galentovsky

    6 dögum síðan


  42. SayU SayMee

    SayU SayMee

    6 dögum síðan

    4:35 Trillion Dollar Coin 🦅🎰🍸 🤣 6:34 Zuck/FB 7:50 The accuracy 🤣😆 8:40 // 9:40 "Colbert Bear" 🐻👂 awww 🥺😆

  43. Rewyn


    7 dögum síðan

    I never noticed before, and now I can never un-see it.

  44. Zach Hogan

    Zach Hogan

    7 dögum síðan

    The trillion dollar coin idea is possibly the stupidest thing I have ever heard come out of government as a semi-serious solution however if Biden literally went on air and did the entire pulling it out from behind the nation's ear bit I would be behind him a thousand percent

  45. TheAed38


    7 dögum síðan

    Let's go Brandon!

  46. Jodi Dempsey

    Jodi Dempsey

    7 dögum síðan

    Is he a politican now. He's not funny

  47. Jane Doe

    Jane Doe

    7 dögum síðan

    If teens are so “harmed” and “body-depressed” by social media, then why are they constantly and proudly always posting pics of themselves?!?!

  48. Fateh Haddad

    Fateh Haddad

    7 dögum síðan

    I've never paid attention to his ear before .. but boy that's one special ear lol

  49. Sandra Forbes

    Sandra Forbes

    7 dögum síðan

    I hope that the Democrats stomp the filibuster because Im fed up with GOP trying to tank the economy for working Americans. Wall Street and rich corporations have fed off the middle class for years with GOPs blessing. Stomp the filibuster.

  50. violetviola vio

    violetviola vio

    7 dögum síðan

    I never noticed that his ear was is weird 😅

  51. S W

    S W

    7 dögum síðan

    This is brilliant.

  52. meh!


    7 dögum síðan

    I never noticed stephen's ears

  53. Lucas Harvey

    Lucas Harvey

    7 dögum síðan

    Thanks for the video!

  54. billnye69


    7 dögum síðan

    Wasn't there an episode of The Simpsons where Mr Burns stole a Trillion Dollar bill from the US?

  55. Juicexlx


    7 dögum síðan

    Stephen Colbert has wonky hears because he's only half-Elf. Everyone knows that! :P

  56. Hamlet 101

    Hamlet 101

    7 dögum síðan

    Is this the late show or the nightly news? This sounds just like every news story I’ve seen for the last six months.

  57. Chichi O

    Chichi O

    7 dögum síðan

    Ooooh,the ColBEAR bit is the bestest...the explanation and Colbert’s face after😂😂😂Oooh my ribs...Suffering from a ColBEAR hug😂😂😂😂



    7 dögum síðan


  59. Henry Gendron

    Henry Gendron

    7 dögum síðan

    I laughed way too hard when he said "it's a trillion dollars buy yourself something nice"

  60. TheOJDrinker


    7 dögum síðan

    Never noticed the ears.

  61. Catherine Rosengren

    Catherine Rosengren

    7 dögum síðan


  62. William Small Center

    William Small Center

    7 dögum síðan


  63. Beau La Breche

    Beau La Breche

    7 dögum síðan

    Make a fist full of those.

  64. Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly

    8 dögum síðan

    I’m a little afraid that Stephen and his writers don’t understand basic economic principles. Like the debt to gdp ratio. And how truly new this situation is in we’re all rushing this train off the cliff and laughing our way out.

  65. Angela Greenkiwi

    Angela Greenkiwi

    8 dögum síðan

    #MoscowMitch took Russian Oligarch money for Kentucky infrastructure projects. And the go-between's wife was rewarded with a new job: judge. Easy to look up. Watching from NZ. #PayingAttention

  66. Jay Siegel

    Jay Siegel

    8 dögum síðan

    never even noticed Colbert had a #WonkyEar until now...

  67. mjblu8


    8 dögum síðan

    Lol, I can't un-see the ear asymmetry now.

  68. Timm Vowinkel

    Timm Vowinkel

    8 dögum síðan

    Its like... we are the government. we dont have to run computers for a couple thousand hours to make a trillion fake money.

  69. Brent Lewis

    Brent Lewis

    8 dögum síðan

    It's all shenanigans. It's all a distraction. Eat the rich.

  70. Maura McCabe

    Maura McCabe

    8 dögum síðan

    Love the Uncle Joe coin behind the ear bit.😎🪙😂

  71. Maura McCabe

    Maura McCabe

    8 dögum síðan

    Please stop staying “an historic.“ it’s wrong and it’s distracting. Do you wish someone ‘an happy birthday?’ No.

  72. Margaret Cooper

    Margaret Cooper

    8 dögum síðan

    WE ALL ACT SOME OF US GET PAID FOR IT! 📰🇬🇧😂💯🤣Who is pimping who? 🤔👀😅😜🤣What next-campaigning for a NY SENATE SEAT with multi gender reality family Jeffrey Epstein blackmailing modus operandi offering Nevada brothel drug trafficking via private planes & yachts sex trafficking? These government criminals even abused both my UK AND MALTA PASSPORT /IDENTITY within the PANAMA & PARADISE PAPERS - AT LAST-Hacker who is a criminal arrested! So when are the Malta government staff members who have hacked all my emails /phones /computers, over decades - including stealing my commercial projects, hacking international Airlines flights passenger lists where they stalked me to USA NY JFK, MIAMI, NASHVILLE, HAVANA CUBA, TURKEY, UK - All reported to global intelligence agencies, IATA, FBI, CIA-They even sent a corrupt Malta government staff member who posed as the UK's government's head of legal department in my court hearing on 9th March 2019 at 2pm at the City & Mayor's County Court London UK to steal my home - these criminals abuse the equipment of the Malta Communications Authority equipment!

  73. Growth is Freedom United Earth Enterprise

    Growth is Freedom United Earth Enterprise

    8 dögum síðan

    Imagine having cauliflower ear... although that comes from fierce one on one combat, so that's kinda cool.

  74. badbiker666


    8 dögum síðan

    I never noticed the ear thing. I don't care about the ear thing. Still ... pretty cool to have a bear named after you regardless of the reason.

  75. Sabastian Shaw

    Sabastian Shaw

    8 dögum síðan

    Steve has his nose stuck up Bidens a$$ and I'm a Democrat. 3.19 cent a gallon gas is not funny anymore

  76. Living in America

    Living in America

    8 dögum síðan

    i hope this nightly beacon of hope is preserved for a long long while.

  77. Cara M

    Cara M

    8 dögum síðan

    I was going to click anyway, but I see a Colbert-Rihanna crossover, I click extra fast.

  78. Polo Kucoch

    Polo Kucoch

    8 dögum síðan

    This guy is so unfunny.

  79. Liam Malone

    Liam Malone

    8 dögum síðan

    Hahahahahaha I've always noticed that🤣👌

  80. Kitty Wetzel

    Kitty Wetzel

    8 dögum síðan

    I voted for 747 "Colbert", but I'm still happy about Otis's win!

  81. Anne Riegel

    Anne Riegel

    8 dögum síðan

    Many of us worried Otis would not make it to the falls this year. I Believed and be showed up on my birthday! Otis is very beloved for his sweet nature and patience when fishing!

  82. The_Jiant


    8 dögum síðan

    Honestly never noticed colbert had asymmetrical ears. Lol

  83. The_Jiant


    8 dögum síðan

    Not gonna lie, I would almost be willing to bet Biden gets a boost to his approval rating if democrats sack up and oust the filibuster.

  84. gagatube


    8 dögum síðan

    That Ranger was so diplomatic - invite him on the show! (even better if he brings the bear?)

  85. tiny99990


    8 dögum síðan

    Don't do away with the filibuster, thats a great way to have corporations purchase legislation... lets not do that mkay they already buy enough politicians. Reform the Filibuster rules, make it so the person filibustering needs to be on the senate floor talking, and talking about what they are filibustering up to 3 filibuster can take place before a vote is automatically had. This makes the filibuster difficult, it forces the opposition to clearly outline their issues with the legislation and not just the opposing party. It also enables a delay so the opposing group can make last minute talks and meetings to negotiate more... Doing away with the filibuster is a giant mistake despite what it has been used for primarily in its history, it serves as an important stop gap for legislation, or it should be, as of right now it's just a tool to ensure nothing happens unless a part controls 3/5s of the senate, which is almost unheard of. I am starting to worry that Stephen is letting his show purposefully mislead people into completely getting rid of the filibuster the show continuously makes attempts to make the audience believe that the filibuster cannot be used to better the country, that there aren't ways to just change it so it actually works, and so we MUST get rid of it ASAP. Getting rid of it would be just another nail in the coffin of the U.S.

  86. tiny99990


    8 dögum síðan

    I never knew Stephen was deaf in his right ear

  87. ngantnier


    8 dögum síðan

    The funny thing is the platinum trillion coin was passed by Republicans into law. 90's Republicans weren't crazy. Honestly a 10oz platinum coin seems reasonable as a $1T denomination. Considering the material value of our other money. The question, will these be available for purchase in lower denomination smaller size from the mint? I'd buy one if they had 1/10oz with a $25 denomination for say $500. Could be a special commemorative platinum eagle. One of my favorite precious metals, second only to ruthenium.

  88. roger douglas

    roger douglas

    8 dögum síðan

    i wish i had never watched this episode i've never noticed an issue with colbert's ears but now that i've seen it, i can't stop staring at it

  89. matthew thornton

    matthew thornton

    8 dögum síðan

    Colbert is hard to watch without feeling sick and disgusted afterward.

  90. Michael D

    Michael D

    8 dögum síðan

    Socialism in disguise

  91. scenepunk09


    8 dögum síðan

    Cannot unsee the ear thing and how did i never notice all these years

  92. Morgan John Livie

    Morgan John Livie

    8 dögum síðan

    why does America have politicians intent on harming Americans what the hell is wrong with you

  93. Ross Marks

    Ross Marks

    9 dögum síðan

    how did i not ever notice his ear.

  94. Leif Harmsen

    Leif Harmsen

    9 dögum síðan

    I would way rather listen to the pantsless guy on the subway than subscribe to the likes of Facebook.

  95. K80theSHADE


    9 dögum síðan

    That trumpet player on the outro, Last time I saw THAT many flats I was in a housing complex!

  96. manuel almeida

    manuel almeida

    9 dögum síðan

    Who tha fuck notices the ear semetrie of such men... Never notice it until some guy in a fishermens hat talking about a bears ear... (This world...) Colbert is awsome. ✊

  97. Patty Gould

    Patty Gould

    9 dögum síðan

    The ColBear.

  98. Angelica A

    Angelica A

    9 dögum síðan

    Michael Bennet didn't do that well because literally everyone in Colorado was saying we needed him as senator 😂 He was TOO competent unlike de Blasio...

  99. Eric Sell

    Eric Sell

    9 dögum síðan

    YES! Let's do it! Nothing says "economically stable country" like trillion dollar coins!

  100. Clint Webster

    Clint Webster

    9 dögum síðan

    I'm shocked that no one knows that Stephen is half Elven. It's like Arwen and her father, Alrond, except Stephen is split down the middle.