In our post Stephen Colbert Asked to Join Search for Bigfoot we announced the tourism society of Harrison Hot Springs' request for Stephen Colbert to help search for Bigfoot.
Upon further research, we have realized he is no stranger to the topic.
In a transcript of Stephen Colbert interviewed by Conan O'Brien on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Colbert talks about several Bigfoot pieces he did as a correspondent for "Daily Show." The interview was taped June 27, 2003
CO'B: ...Let's talk about "The Daily Show". On "The Daily Show" you are well-known for going out and getting these amazing interviews with strange characters from across America, and you've interviewed people that actually believe Bigfoot exists, are convinced that Bigfoot exists.
SC: Yeah, I've interviewed a lot of, uh, some of the biggest Bigfoot experts in the United States. Um, I've interviewed the people who believe that Bigfoot is endangered. I've interviewed the people who believe that Bigfoot, um, uh, that the Bigfeet, as they call them, are overpopulating and that they're destroying their environment...
CO'B: How does that become a...
SC: There's not a lot of consensus in the Bigfoot expert community.
CO'B: There's a lot of squabbling, yeah. But how could someone think that there's too many Bigfoots running around when noone actually has proof that they exist? How can someone make that argument?
SC: Um, I think a fair amount of Bigoot experts are, um, early-morning drinkers.
SC: I met somebody in Florida who believed that Bigfoot was in Florida, as opposed to the Pacific Northwest, and that Bigfoot was stealing his pot of lentil soup... that he would make... and this man greeted me at 10:00am stone drunk, shoeless, shirtless, wearing two albino Burmese pythons.
CO'B: And these are the people you're going to for credible scientific information on Bigfoot.
SC: Aaaaah, yeah, those are my experts.
CO'B: Very nice. I like the Stone Phillips way that you said that too. You just, uh, yeah...
SC: [imitating Stone Phillips, once again] They... are my experts.
CO'B: Very nice. You could hurt yourself with that.
SC: I think that's how he got the big neck.
Below is one of the clips from the "Daily Show" with Stephen Colbert talking about Bigfoot Preservation.
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You can read the full transcript of the Conan O'Brian interview here.
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