Anyone seen the new A Colbert Christmas? Yes? No?
Well, if irreverent humor (it is on Comedy Central after all) is your cup of tea, then I recommend it. If not, then skip it.
But why, you may ask, am I bringing up Stephen Colbert on a Jonas Brothers superfan blog? Well, because they are mentioned…in an eventful sort of way…
Read what happens to our Boys in the imaginary Colbert Universe, after the jump (SPOILERS WARNING)…
OK, OK, before you get really upset let me put it in context:
You see, Stephen is trapped in his upstate New York cabin because of a bear and he can’t make it to the rehearsal of his Christmas Special in the City. Elvis Costello is holding down the fort and continues rehearsals. We learn, with Stephen on the phone with Elvis, that they are rehearsing an ice show number – in which the Jonas boys will “wind-up” Mr. Costello (dressed as a Jack-In-The-Box) and when he pops out they will all sing “Jingle Bell Rock” together – tragedy strikes and the Jonas Brothers fall through the ice and are swept downstream. They are lost despite Stephen’s cries to “Save the cute one!” (This all happens off screen. No actual Jonas Brothers are harmed.)
Watch Stephen get the follow-up news below (at about :51)
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Am I upset about this? Absolutely not.
First of all, it is not done in a mean way (besides the fact that they drown), and considering that Elvis Costello has to dress up in several goofy costumes and gets eaten by a bear (who then takes on his personality, sings his song, makes out with Stephen under the mistletoe, then is rescued from the bear by Santa), John Legend sings a very dirty song about nutmeg, and Willie Nelson sings a song so irreverent it even made me cringe – they get off easy.
You can chalk it up to their well-earned station in the pop culture pantheon*. Especially for 2008, which has truly turned out to be the Year of Jonas.
Plus, we know the guys are generally good sports, and the show has a good moral, which is “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?” and that there are “Much Worse Things To Believe In” than love, hope, and the possibility of miracles, at Christmas or otherwise.
So we’ll let you get away with it this time, Colbert…this time.
* In fact, it’s such a good example of this that we’re making a whole new category – [Pantheon] – for any examples of just how integral to the popular culture the guys have become. Truly surreal!!!
[Via: Colbert Nation]