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The Daily Show: May 10, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted May 11th 2006 3:44PM
Jon StewartA few days ago, Jon started by poking some fun at the Terre Haute, Indiana's weatherpeople because they were wickedly competitive, airing attack ads against rival stations' weather teams. Well, Terre Haute's locals caught the jokes (they have cable in Indiana?) and the general manager that helped to make the commercial said that The Daily Show "must have been pretty hard up for material... I didn't quite understand the point." Jon sobbingly apologized for making fun of their precious weatherpeople and proceeded to show a clip of him doing something more meaningful with his time (he went to a hospital to cheer up a sick little boy by showing him the attack ad... Unfortunately, the little boy -- who looked more like twenty than ten -- died from laughing too hard at the stupidity). What have you done, Terre Haute?!

"Dis Missive": Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unexpectedly sent an 18-page letter to President Bush, criticizing the war in Iraq and urging Bush to return to religious principles. Every time he mentioned the name Jesus Christ, he followed with (PBUH), or (Praise be unto Him). He also included several (LOL)s, (IMHO)s, and even a few winking Hitler emoticons to accompany his (DTI)s or (Death to Israel)s.

Correspondent Rob Corddry joined in to elaborate on whether or not this is a hopeful sign that Ahmadinejad wants to redo relationships with the US. A good sign? He dots the "i" in "America" with the cutest little heart. Corddry also managed to throw in a Bad News Bears clip. Whoa. Two Bad News Bears references in one week? That can't be healthy.
"Back in Black": Whoo-hoo! It's been ages since we've seen Lewis Black. I've missed his wild flailing and messy ties. In this edition, he talked about a great news report about a new cream for eczema ("Hallelujah! I knew there was something better than sleeping in a tub of ranch dressing!"). However, his itch-free dreams were soon dashed when he found out that this particular news report was a complete fake. It was a promotional video paid for by the drug-maker to be aired on news stations all across the country. Eczema-sufferers and lovers of real news must now combine forces to defeat this vicious enemy.

The night's guest was Billy Connolly. I almost fell out of my seat, I was so excited. However, I was kind of irked that he immediately launched into a comedy routine when he sat down. Sure sure, he was there to promote his stand-up, but I hate it when comedians refuse to let an interview take its course (Robin Williams is a perfect example of this... I hate watching him during interviews). Although I was somewhat disappointed, Billy Connolly's awesome so I had to forgive him.

Jon/Stephen: Stephen Colbert displayed his range in the Scottish dialect (I'm sure his "Scottish Nixon" impression totally kills at parties). Moment of Zen: Good Morning America's Robin Roberts spent a day as an 85-year old. Hey, guess what, Roberts? There are loads of people out there that are 85 years-old and they don't get to take the wig and prosthetic make-up off at the end of the day.

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Chris graber

I went to school in Terre Haute. THis is better then the time it was mentioned on Cheers :)

I love it. .

Though Terre Haute sucks, now that i'm gone it can rot :)

Oh, and it stinks. That is the terre haute hall mark. Some plant or something smells like crap about 300 days a year.

May 11 2006 at 6:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

yea, im thinking the general manager from Terre Haute should have kept his mouth shut if he wanted to stay off the Daily Show's radar.

Radar! HA! Get it?

May 11 2006 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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