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A Daily Show: January 28, 2008 - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 29th 2008 2:15AM
Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show"Indecision 2008": The first news to note was Barack Obama's landslide victory in South Carolina. Of course, the win did not go unnoticed by the haters, specifically Bill Clinton. I was surprised that strange little pocket Clinton thing actually worked, too! Yay for successful gags. As for the Obama lovers, Ted Kennedy has publicly joined the fan club. I would like to direct Jon to check out this Clone High clip to improve his every-Kennedy accent.

In other news, Mitt Romney makes my brain hurt. Why? Well, many reasons, but most recently, he, umm--Okay, I'll leave you with: "Who let the dogs out?". Black potential voters. MLK Day. Don't believe me? Take a look.



Florida is making the news again, this time because of the Democratic primaries. Former Presidential Adviser David Gergen called in to talk about it.

"You Don't Know Dick": Dick Cheney recently gave a speech to the Heritage Foundation. I didn't know much about this particular address, so I looked it up and this headline almost made me ruin my pants. Almost.

The night's guest was Phil Simms, sportscaster and former Giants player. Maybe some of you sports fans found this more enjoyable than I did. That is not to say that Simms was a bad guest, because, on the contrary, he seemed like a fun guy. However, I had absolutely no idea what he and Jon were talking about through most of the interview. Oh, the Super Bowl's coming up, right? That's football, I believe. Is David Beckham playing this year? I like him.

Jon/Stephen: None. Again. Oh, I give up. Moment of Zen: Yo, my main Mormon man Mitt Romney ain't so fly with the hip lingo of today, ain't doin' so hot chillin' wit' the minoritiez.

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judi

Since the beginning of last week, the show has seemed to be more about making fun of Jon and how he's nothing without the writers (rave dance, robots, bombed gags, constantly mentioning it).

It is amazing that the political world is still so ridiculous that even producers and other non-writers can come up with jokes. Mind you, not nearly as clever, but good enough for a daily program. After all the process of clipping up the news can still go on.

But what do I know. I just watch the show.

January 30 2008 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Go with the Flow

Dude said:
"It started when Stewart came back and instead of supporting the strike was seen as bashing the writers, especially the first night... and that was completely unexpected. Since then it is completely obvious that the shows are scripted and that strike guidelines are not being followed."

I thought the first show back was supportive to the writers. However, TDS, by its very nature, is satirical, and is therefore kind of allowed - expected, even! - to satirise issues such as these if the material is ripe.

We have no real idea what goes on in the TDS corporate world either. "Bashing", "scab"...blimey. You're not the best ad. for supporting the strike, are you? Perhaps you could ask one of your friends/family to polish your comments a bit?

January 30 2008 at 10:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Dude

Uh, who am I? Just someone who lives in Hollywood and who has lots of family & friends in the industry: folks that create, write and act on shows you watch. NO JOKE.

Are your friends & family on strike? No, well mine are and this comes straight from them.

And yes, I do know folks who write for Colbert/Stewart (yes, even thought they're in NYC). Wouldn't have mentioned it if I didn't.

January 29 2008 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sam

No offense, but when it comes to the strike, unless I hear it from Finke, it ain't fact.

January 29 2008 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Dude

I am sure someone has posted about this but Stewart & Colbert are now seen as stabbing the writers in the back and, apparently, are in a lot of trouble with the WGA since it is obvious that they are writing. It is a BIG topic of conversation amongst the striking writers and the writers for both shows feel very betrayed.

It started when Stewart came back and instead of supporting the strike was seen as bashing the writers, especially the first night... and that was completely unexpected. Since then it is completely obvious that the shows are scripted and that strike guidelines are not being followed.

The WGA realizes that they were seen as over-reacting when it became clear that Jay Leno has scab writers (Jay has always been a "company man" and, despite his enormous porn habit, is clearly pretty conservative) but expect there to be repercussions for Stewart, his players & Colbert.

January 29 2008 at 10:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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jae

And who are you that the staff writers for the Daily Show and Colbert Report have been calling you to bitch?

January 29 2008 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sitruc

When they came back, I'm pretty sure Stewart took the side of the writers and even wanted his writers back with an agreement like Letterman got for Worldwide Pants. It can be debated what is written, but he did take their side.

Anyways, I responded to this article mostly to ask, isn't it still "A Daily Show?"

January 29 2008 at 3:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

Kudos on the Clone High clip. That was exactly what I was thinking of when Jon was doing his Kennedy impression. What a great show. I love the "Scrubs" connections as well with a lot of that cast guest-starring, even Bill Lawrence.

"Last year, Abe said he was 15-years-old. Now he claims to be 16. Which is it Abe? Better keep your story straight."

Pure comic gold.

January 29 2008 at 3:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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