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  •  just one minor correction about the Helen video (1+ / 0-)
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    lirtydies

    thanks for doing the transcript of the "audition video."  one minor correction though, that I thought was funny and a moment of straight comedy.  I intended to mention it in my previous post about the video but I guess I forgot.

    Colbert reaches his car, and fumblingly attempts to open it with his key.  He is in such a desperate hurry to get in the car that he fumbles with the keys and drops them on the ground.  When he picks them up he looks back and Helen is even closer and in his frantic rush he just can't get the keys in the lock.

    Just as his anxiety is getting completely out of control he suddenly remembers he has a keyless remote--so he just pushes the button on the keychain and the car unlocks easily with the usual double squeak noise.  He jumps in and locks the door, and continues to fumble trying to get the car started. He finally does so, and looks up to see Helen standing in front of the car, notepad in hand.

    I laughed out loud -- he struggled so desperately with the keys when he didn't even need them!  Ordinary visual comedy in the midst of high level political satire.

    Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D. IMPEACH!

    by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 09:24:32 PM PDT

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