The Daily Show: August 29, 2008 - VIDEOS
by Annie Wu, posted Aug 30th 2008 12:24PM
"The Heart of Hopeness": Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech the other night, to a stadium full of insanely excited Democrats. John Oliver filed a report live from the site of Obama's speech. Man, John has really been putting himself on the line this week, being incredibly annoying in front of so many overexcited people. I mean, chanting "Osama!" at a massive crowd of Obama lovers is almost a sure to bring about a beating, but he totally lucked out with some relatively mild verbal confrontation. Other great moments included dancing to Jeremiah Wright's "white friends" song and making his move on hot strangers. As we would see later in the episode, it seems like the Democratic National Convention brought out the friskiness in the correspondents.
The other big news came from the other camp. John McCain announced his running mate and VP candidate, a woman by the name of Sarah Palin. She may look like Tina Fey, Megan Mullally and a naughty librarian, but, as one of my friends pointed out, she's also a dead ringer for Peggy Hill. Palin's been Alaska's governor for 20 months. Yup. But I won't get into it. That's Senior Female & Women's Issues Correspondent Samantha Bee's job. Unfortunately, she had played into the very idea of having a female in office. Damn that Vagina-American pride!
"The Best Fucking News Team Ever": In lieu of an interview, we got a face full of this awesomeness. Again, for the most part, the current correspondents team works best when they're teamed up, so this was a real treat. Seeing the correspondents be the bad boys of the media was hysterical, from picking on tiny little Anderson Cooper and making Jim Lehrer uncomfortable, it was all good. John Oliver's attempts to infiltrate the BBC was also amazing. "My voice is my credential. Listen to this... Al-you-minium." Plus, I think this is the first time we've seen Samantha Bee and Jason Jones suck face onscreen.
Moment of Zen: Democratic Tailgating. Jason Jones got even more sugar, this time from his non-wife. What a player. Actually, the only way that could have been better is if Samantha Bee was still sitting on his shoulders while that happened.