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Jon Stewart Spoofs Glenn Beck's Fox Departure (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 8th 2011 6:15AM
Jon Stewart as Glenn Beck on 'The Daily show'Jon Stewart whipped out the glasses and the chalkboard, embraced the weird camera angles, and spent the first 20 minutes of 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) reporting on Glenn Beck's departure from Fox News as if he was Glenn Beck.

Although the spoof was often longer in ambition than execution, Stewart did an excellent job of parodying Beckian logic in a nifty riff on the Nielsen ratings.

"People will tell you Glenn was fired because of plummeting ratings: 30 percent of his viewers have abandoned him, his audience's medium age is now dead of natural causes," Stewart-as-Beck-commenting-on-Beck hysterically explained.

"Do we really want to live in an America where what we watch is determined by a shadowy mix-and-match collective of so-called 'Nielsen families?' You know who else had a family that anybody could join? ... Charles Manson."

"I don't know about you, ladies and gentleman," he continued. "But I don't think I want to live in an America where Charles Manson tells our children what they can watch on television."

Beck couldn't have said it any better himself.

Watch the full episode here:

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joel

stewart's riff,while not as hilarious as previous beck episodes,was clever satire with just a hint of richly deserved contempt.Even my wife,a devoted conservative, never misses the daily show and has grown quite disappointed in beck's increasingly deranged efforts to retain his ratings.

April 11 2011 at 1:43 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
char51

stewart just wishes he had becks people. i think stewarts show sucks. hes one of those loud mouths . i cant see why people watch him. i guess they have no life. the only thing he does is put people down. hi, stewart take a long look in the mirrow. your never be as good as beck, not on your best day.

April 10 2011 at 2:56 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
js2ltd

I rarely miss Stewarts show, however, there are times when it fails to see itself for what it is. The Beck segment was one of those times. His disdain for Beck overides the comedy which is Stewarts claim to fame. If I need a good dose of conflict, I'll tune into the real news!

April 09 2011 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
falcon38a

Jon Stewart sucks!!!!. His bit was not funny...just like the rest of his show. Why he is still on is beyond me. He is as liberal as they come.

April 09 2011 at 9:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Jesus

You remind me of the type of person that gets mad when told professional wrestling is fake,
take your meds.

April 13 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
daveg0050

Beck was what is wrong with this country. His own missguided propaganda bubble as with all Fox News idiots and its watchers.

April 09 2011 at 1:48 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Stemple Family

All kidding aside, you know what I'll miss most about Glen Beck? You knew what I was going to say didn't you?

April 09 2011 at 12:34 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
chkelly3040

Who watches this guy?

My college class has watched his show as an assignment in liberal journalism, and it was painful and not very funny.
Maybe he's part of the problem in our society.

April 08 2011 at 9:10 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Tung soo Sumo

Never really thought about it like that before. MAkes sense dude.

www.being-anon.int.tc

April 08 2011 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ssund14800

You just know John Steward got his ass beat everyday in school, candyass

April 08 2011 at 12:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jesus

Are you Gay?

April 13 2011 at 12:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ssund14800

Steward is a butthole

April 08 2011 at 12:52 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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