By Margaret Lyons
June 08, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

So Stephen Colbert’s long-awaited trip to the Persian Gulf is underway, with from-Iraq episodes of The Report debuting tonight. I only get sort of excited for stunt episodes like this because…well, I’m watching Colbert every night anyway, special guests and locations or no. But I am actually pretty pumped for tonight because Stephen Colbert will be sportin’ a new, military-issued ‘do, and I have to say: He looks super foxy!

Right? So cute! Holy moly, he might edge past Anderson Cooper on my hunky anchor list.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Is this troop-supporting mop chop a keeper? Whom shall we shear next?

And make sure to check back tomorrow morning to read Ken Tucker’s take on his Watching TV blog.

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