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A Daily Show: January 30, 2008

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 31st 2008 12:30AM
John OliverIn case you missed it, Jon made a very special appearance on The Colbert Report Tuesday night. The situation is already a bit confusing, and Jon's explanation of it didn't help much. Actually, don't even think about it too much. Just focus on the fact that Jon is a very tiny man. What he lacks in height, he makes up with well-played self-deprecation.

"Indecision 2008": Big news! John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani have both dropped from the race. Edwards fixed up his hair and delivered a speech to say good-bye and Giuliani, accompanied by his supporters and funny eyebrows, dropped out in Florida. He also got an earful from the media for putting all his eggs in the Florida basket, whatever that means.

The graphics department is obviously having loads of fun making weird visual gags in the absence of the writers. I mean, just take a look at that ridiculous Dildo Johnson picture. Some person gets to come into the studio everyday and make Dildo Johnson graphics for Jon Stewart. One of the best jobs ever? I think so. However, I don't know how comfortable I'd be making that creepy 9/11 sex graphic.

Senior Political Correspondent John Oliver, looking super sharp in a varsity sweater and B&W, reported from Mitt Romney's HQ, which is in Pleasantville, evidently. I enjoy how often Jon is visibly impressed by John Oliver. Ah, bless his English heart and funny observations about old-fashioned bras.

The night's guest was The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan. The discussion was all about Edwards and Giuliani bowing out and what that means for the other candidates. It was a pretty good interview and allowed Jon to share some of his speculation as to why Edwards dropped out. I'd like to think that Jon is right and Edwards has some serious, deep-set loathing towards Clinton and is pushing for Obama for that reason only. It's more fun with drama.

Moment of Zen: CNN gets awkward in the Reagan Library.

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FreeAgent

Jon totally messed up the entire Conan-Colbert situation, most notably by claiming Colbert said he had given Mike Huckabee the "Huckabee bump".

January 31 2008 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sitruc

The Daily Show or A Daily Show?

January 31 2008 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Annie W.

It must be my need for the writers' return manifesting itself subconsciously.

January 31 2008 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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