Accidental Peabody

'Colbert' wins for its Super PAC segments

Thesps from “Game of Thrones,” “Portlandia,” “Homeland” and “Parks and Recreation” mingled with earnest documentary filmmakers, pithy news producers, Benazir Bhutto’s sister and Patrick Stewart on Monday at the TV industry’s most eclectic annual kudos ceremony, the George Foster Peabody Awards.

“The Colbert Report” won for its Super PAC segments, and Stephen Colbert thanked Comedy Central “for all the freedom they gave us to do this thing that was possibly illegal, and especially Viacom for strongly resisting us doing this thing that was possibly illegal.” He went on to add, “This is our accidental Peabody… I was just trying to mock a Tim Pawlenty ad and we didn’t know how to finish our ad and I said, ” ‘Well, what’s at the end of his ad?’ and they said, ‘Libertypac.com’ and I said, ‘So just put Colbert pac on the end of our ad.’ ”

Stewart, who hosted the event at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, recalled when his series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” won a Peabody in 1987.

“As a newcomer to American TV, I didn’t know what a Peabody was,” he noted. “So I went over to the big man (creator Gene Roddenberry) and I asked him, bluntly. Gene’s face reddened… ‘Listen, you ignorant Brit. Forget about your Oliviers, forget about your BAFTAs or Emmys, your Golden Globes. There is nothing finer than to receive a Peabody.’ “

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