WATCH: ‘The Colbert Report’ Takes on the British Superman

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert, that staunch defender of all things American, took on this week’s news of a British Superman (Henry Cavill) in the “Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger” segment on last night’s (February 2) Colbert Report.

“A British Superman? It’s bad enough that James Bond is British!” Mr. Colbert railed.

He added: “His name’s Superman, not Smashing Gent! His spaceship crashed in Smallville, Kansas, not Uppington-upon-Tweed, Weechestershire…

Funny stuff…watch below:


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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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