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The Daily Show: August 26, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 27th 2008 12:43PM
TDS"Guess Who's Coming to Denver?": The Daily Show is back! They'll be in Denver for the whole Democratic National Convention, workin' their shiny new set. It's pretty much just Jon's "j" desk and a whole lot of big screens hanging in the back. The gang was in full form, and I believe this was the most I've laughed at the show in a while. Perhaps it only feels that way because the show has been gone for a week and a Monday. Thank goodness they returned, because I was starting to get the shakes.

It was fantastic to see all the correspondents together again. Even Samantha Bee was there, with her and Jason Jones' new baby! Sam looked fantastic. She's bounced back rather quickly, even after the first pregnancy. Anyway, I think this is the first time since the original commercial airings that I've laughed at "Wazzap!" but the same cannot be said for "... and twins!" because, really, America does love the Coors twins.

"Indecision 2008": Michelle Obama was one of the big guests from the first night of DNC action. The part with the real Obama girls, his and Michelle's daughters was hilarious. Jon perfectly echoed my thoughts. "Ha! Isn't that delight -- that little girl... won't. Shut. Up." Those kids should have taken a cue from Samantha Bee's new baby to stay quiet and just look cute.

"Healing Clinton Supporters": John Oliver filed a report about Hillary Clinton supporters that aren't so hot on supporting Barack Obama. This was really beautifully done. Everything was perfect, from bringing in the child psychologist to having Jason Jones in he naughty corner to showing the anti-Obama Hillary supporters what for in that simple racism/sexism cutting. Also, I knew that Clintons for McCain chick looked familiar! Earlier, she pissed off Chris Matthews (and just about everyone watching Chris Matthews) outside the convention. If you really want to watch, prepare to feel an overwhelming need to throttle the computer.

Lower your blood pressure and watch this totally irrelevant video of a Wilford Brimley kitty eating dinner.

The night's guest was Virginia governor Tim Kaine. This whole interview went really smoothly and Governor Kaine did a perfect job of answering the questions without making everything too super-serious. He talked about the vetting process, which ultimately resulted in Joe Biden standing by Obama as his runningmate. Did his eyebrow really come up in the vetting process as a negative? I honestly didn't even notice until some blogs pointed it out. I mean, that button could double as something for Stephen Colbert fans, which can only be a positive thing.

Moment of Zen: Fox News doesn't quite know how to feel about Michelle Obama's speech.

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