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The Daily Show: August 17, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 18th 2006 9:45AM
The Daily ShowJon Stewart quickly mentioned the night's guest, Matt Dillon, saying that he was only coming on the show because he was "doing it for Johnny!" The audience didn't really respond, so Jon joked about how old he was to remember The Outsiders. Aww. I remember The Outsiders. It had a pre-crazy Tom Cruise! And I totally played the most awesome greaser girl in my 8th grade stage version of the book (too tough to be a Soc chick, baby).

Of course, the natural segue after The Outsiders is JonBenet Ramsey. The news channels have all been going insane over this, despite their minimal information on the arrested suspect. It's like 1997 all over again. Man.

Senior Crime Analyst Rob Corddry and his (pre-taped) 1997 self, Daily Show Jr. Crime Analyst Rob Corddry, joined in to elaborate. It was so weird to see Rob with hair (he wore a wig -- and 70s clothes -- for his 1997 self). Oh, and a huge "eww" from me when 1997 Rob bragged about banging Nancy Grace.

1997 Rob: Did Nancy Grace ever call back?
2006 Rob: No.
1997 Rob: Is it... uh... 'cause of the pus coming out of my ding-dong?

Oh, and I liked 1997 Rob's throwback to "Craigers". I was just thinking: Why didn't they just bring back Nate Corddry for a special appearance as 1997 Rob? Sure, Nate and Rob don't look that much alike, but it would have been nice to see Nate one more time before he gets complete swept away in Sorkin-stardom.

"Hez Dispensers": Surprisingly enough, the devastation in Lebanon is already getting cleaned up with the help of -- wait for it -- Hezbollah. Wow. Lebanon Bureau Chief John Oliver joined in to elaborate. After his "Hezbollah puts the 'you' in ululate" joke, Jon started cracking up off-screen. John Oliver must have been so proud of himself right then. C'mon! A newbie making the big boss laugh like that? That's gotta feel good. I'm really loving John. Whereas Jason Jones and Dan Bakkedahl are slowly (very slowly) growing on me, John has already won my acceptance... and it's not just the accent! Oh, and I really loved this..."Hezbollah might be a ragtag group of undereducated extremist militiamen, but at least they're not FEMA." Ooh! Burn!

The night's guest was Matt Dillon, star of the film Factotum. Good lord. This man just doesn't age, does he? He still looks the same after all these years. Amazing. Anyway, the interview was pretty funny (I especially enjoyed their little discussion about how everyone in Cheers was unrealistically happy). Although it didn't make me want to see the movie (sorry), I want to pick up the book upon which it's based. Sounded like cool stuff.

Jon/Stephen: Stephen Colbert blabs about Bob Dylan... and Matt Damon... Not so much Matt Dillon. Moment of Zen: Bush likes his bikes. Whee.

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