It's essentially the opposite of The Daily Show in 'viewpoints', though if you watch it you can clearly see the satire (see: The W
Last night showed exactly just how popular the show had gotten. Earlier, Colbert did a bit for the 42nd district of California, which is essentially Hollywood(ville). He got up in front of a greenscrean and did a few Lightsaber moves, at the end saying "Lucas'll edit that scene in later, right?"
This caused an explosion on the internets. The tubes became clogged with videos of that same fight scene, but with things super-imposed on the background. Colbert fought several different monsters (and bears aplenty), and some were creative enough to switch up the scene to show him insituations where he doesn't have a lightsaber, but swords and other weapons.
Google video it. They're out there somewhere.
Well this eventually turned into The Greenscreen Challenge (which wasn't a contest), and a mass of more movies flooded in. And last night they showed the two top finalists. One was from some woman in Ohio or something like that, and the other was from George Lucas himself. And both entries were admittedly awesome. Colbert gave the winning title to the the other woman out of satire, but ironically I liked hers over Lucas.
But yeah. That was just about the coolest thing I've ever seen on a fake news show. Next to the infrequent but deadly ownings by Stewart.