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The Daily Show: May 1, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted May 2nd 2006 8:29PM
The Daily ShowJon Stewart was terrified by the image of two Dubyas on C-SPAN this Saturday (Myth: Bush has started reproducing asexually to build his Bush-Army. Fact: It was a Bush impersonator helping the president out on his speech), but calmed himself down once he saw his buddy Stephen Colbert take the stage. Stewart gave major props to Stephen Colbert for his performance at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (an event at which the White House and the press "consummate their loveless marriage"). He called it "ballsalicious" and remarked, "We've never been prouder of him but... and... holy shit." His praise sounded like that of a proud father. I love the friendship between Jon and Stephen. As a viewer, one can really feel it. Group hug!

"Labor Pains": The immigration debate continued yesterday when immigrants and supporters refused to work. Yes. The best way to show your desire to work in this country is to take a day off. And Bush didn't seem too happy about the Spanish National Anthem.

"This Week in God": Rob Corddry and his clap-on God Machine presented a special The Da Vinci Code edition of TWiG. Fun Fact: The God Machine was first thought up by Da Vinci himself back in 1510. Back then, it was known as the Elliptical God Smackulator. Corddry covered the recent plagiarism lawsuit, the inevitability of a big-screen adaptation of the novel (he read a piece from the book... "Chapter One. Fade in. The camera finds a Tom Hanks-ish professor..."), and Opus Dei's response to The Da Vinci's depiction of the group.

"Klassic Kolbert": Instead of having Jon praise Stephen Colbert like a proud father for the remainder of the show, they featured an old Colbert segment of him taking some classes at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. There, he learned the importance of listening (by repeatedly asking, "What about listening? Is that important?") and perseverance (yay for slow clap moments). He kissed some girl at the end while saying his good-byes and I almost fell out of my seat. Whoo. That cannot be healthy.

The night's guest was Michael Continetti, author of The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine. This was an okay interview. Jon seemed surprised that Continetti was so young (24 years-old, I believe he said).

Jon/Stephen: Stephen had a remarkable weekend after running an ultra-marathon from DC to NYC in wingtips. Moment of Zen: It's the Nuestro Himno!

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