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Many thanks to commenter Peter, who posted a comment to my Krampus post with a link to Stephen Colbert's segment on...Krampus!
Posted by Andrew on December 11, 2009 at 12:09 AM in Exploding Animals, German Customs and Manners | Permalink
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January 08, 2010 at 12:54 PM
That woman in the 'appreciation' clip looked like a 10 years older version of Sarah Palin.
December 12, 2009 at 12:40 AM
I think there are quite a lot of inside references to Germany on Colbert. I can't remember exactly, but I think you posted some of them as well.
I am sure one of his writers has a connection to the country. I think if you research into it you could prove a German jokes cluster in the Colbert report.
Peter Fischer |
December 11, 2009 at 04:45 PM
I was surprised by his pretty good German, too. Note that they could have used a recording, since you don't see Krampus' lips move. Or is that 'lips'.
As for why Colbert featured Krampus -- isn't it obvious? He reads German Joys!
December 11, 2009 at 04:04 PM
yeah, he's speaking very good German. I mean somebody of Colbert staff must have been informed about that austrian tradition. It is not really well known in Germany as well.
Peter Fischer |
December 11, 2009 at 01:03 AM
the guy in the costume even speaks something close to german.
December 11, 2009 at 12:39 AM
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