VP Biden helps feed the troops on 'Colbert Report'
September 9th, 2010
10:54 AM ET

VP Biden helps feed the troops on 'Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert wanted to honor the troops who fought in Iraq on “The Colbert Report” last night, and he pulled out all the stops to make the military personnel in his audience feel right at home.

“Just what were these men and women fighting for? A little something I call America. And all those things America offers that we take for granted that they did without – like green grass," Colbert informed the audience. "So tonight, we’ve laid real live grass in the audience for you to sink your tootsies in.”

Colbert also brought in a few pretty girls bearing cases of cold ones and, to top it off, fed his audience “real American food” – with a little help from Vice President Joe Biden.

If you find it odd, as Colbert did, to see the VP of the U.S. handing out franks in a baseball cap, Biden encourages you to “read your constitution, man." In addition to his constitutional duty to break ties in the Senate,  “the other one is giving hot dogs to returning warriors," Biden said.

After making sure the men and women in uniform were fed, Biden stuck around for an interview with Colbert, part of which you can see in the video above. For more, head over to ComedyCentral.com.

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  1. Odarious

    Yeah, Biden may be an idiot, but at least he had the courtesy of going on and supporting the troops.

    September 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David

    Stephen Colbert has ALWAYS been so good when it comes to our troops and always has a kind word to say and goes out of his way to make them feel so appreciated... KUDOS stephen! And I found Biden's comments very honest and it is nice to see sometimes things can rise above politics

    September 10, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Etsel Ra

    Obama sucks

    September 10, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cambob

    Hey guys; a Canadian here. I've always been proud of what America represents to the world. Like any great country there's room for clowns and idiots because they remind all of us how important the truth and facts are. The United States was attacked and civilians were the target. That is the function of terrorism. President Bush responded with the military power and the economic power which the United States is built on. War is terrifying, but it is not terrorism. President Bush made a lot of mistakes, but Vice President Biden honestly and clearly affirmed that President Bush was unwavering in his support of your troops. President Obama also clearly supports the troops. Becoming President is a popularity contest, but defeating terrorists will never be a clean, wholesome action. Many more Presidents will face the ugly enemy of terrorism and many more brave men and women will go to war to defend the United States from this scouge. I may not be an American, but I support your troops as much as I support our own. The terrorists do not care about Republicans or Democrats or freedom. Thier sole objective is to murder anyone who does not bow to thier fanatical beliefs. They don't vote. They don't debate. They will not stop unless someone stops them. It will never be popular and the world may look upon you as warmongers or worse. But at least you have the balls to blow a terroists' brains out. Thank you America.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Cheers

      Well said Cambob, well said.

      September 10, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Cambob-best post in a while. My father's Canadian also. I know some will say it makes me heartless but like the fact I live in a country that shot the pirates holding innocents rather than paid up. Just one thing. Can you ask your fellow countrymen to please stop booing our national anthem?

      September 10, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • britgirl

      so nicely said. When so many posters are quick to jump on a political bandwagon, youdidnt, thank you. ps my grandparents were Canadian too

      September 10, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. the dude

    Is that Jay Z in the front row?! I didnt know he served!

    September 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mike hunt

    Colbert is a true American! I love when he shaved his head for these guys.

    September 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mario

    Biden once again made himself look stupid. He called Dover his "home state" and then thanked Bush for the Iraq War, Obama should have chosen someone else as his VP. Biden is an idiot.

    September 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      I thought he said that Dover is "IN my home state" which would be correct. Also, he thanked Bush for his support of the troops, not the Iraq War. Little things, but that's kind of important.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Gilda

    It would help if you actually watched the program to see what it was about before posting.

    It was great seeing our returning Troops honored in this way. Kudos to Stephen, the Vice President and the others who made this possible.

    September 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JeromeN

    WOw, The_Dude and The_Boss, are you the same person? Cause you obviously have no idea what happened on the show! Certainly demonstrates the level of ignorance many good people in the USA are dealing with....

    September 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The_Boss

    Yea Biden's basically worthless politically and personally.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The_Dude

    Biden insulting bush is like a turd insulting a piece of poo

    September 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • gary

      Uhhh, next time, dude, you might actually take the time to listen to what he said, rather than the usual kneejerk repub crap. Your comment shows your interest in what is actually the truth.

      September 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rigel54

      Ditto, Gary.

      September 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |

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