In case you missed it back in 2006, our town was featured as part of The Colbert Report’s “Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude” series – and we have the video to prove it!
Colbert set up a Lincoln-versus-Santa debate, with two representatives from our county.
Will was chosen by producers to be the “Santa Guy” and local historian Jerry Sanders was the “Lincoln Guy.”
Poor Will – during the satellite interview, his audio earpiece worked sporadically at best, so during much of the interview he had a quizzical look on his face. It played well, though, and Colbert was delighted.
The piece is still available for viewing here on The Colbert Report’s website.
Meanwhile, the towns of Santa Clans and Lincoln City continue to exist peacefully, just four miles apart, despite what that troublemaker Colbert was trying to stir up five years ago. It was a fun experience and it’s now a Christmas tradition for all of us here at the park to watch the video each year.