The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Comedy Central (ended 2015)
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  • Forget the 24 hour biased left wing news media, the best fake news show in the world will provide you with all the news you can handle. The Daily Show is a comedic view of recent news headlines and political figures through a series of satirical monologues by Jon Stewart along with segments by "correspondents" and finally interviews with guest celebrities and political figures. Craig Kilborn (SportsCenter) was the original host until the fourth season when Jon Stewart (The Jon Stewart Show) came in to take over after Kilborn left for CBS. The Daily Show has won multiple Emmy's and other prestigious awards such as the Peabody Award. It airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11pm ET on Comedy Central. It re-airs the following day at 1am ET, 10am ET, 2pm ET, and 8pm ET on Comedy Central.moreless

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  • S 20 : Ep 142


    Aired 8/6/15

  • S 20 : Ep 141


    Aired 8/5/15

  • S 20 : Ep 140


    Aired 8/4/15

  • S 20 : Ep 139


    Aired 8/3/15

  • S 20 : Ep 138


    Aired 7/30/15

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  • Jon Stewart


  • John Oliver (II)


  • Craig Kilborn


  • Samantha Bee


  • Jason Jones


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  • Quotes (1201)

    • Jon Stewart: We began the millenium fearing reason and bound by ignorance, huddled around a fire of barbarism. We end the millenium fearing nothing, bound by technology, huddled around a computer trying to download pictures of a woman fellating a dog. Good times.

    • Jon Stewart: George W. Bush, he has obviously taken his home state of Texas with 32 electoral votes. No big surprise as the threat of executions is a very big motivator.

    • George W. Bush: (clip) It's gonna be a late night. I will tell you this, I'm gonna wait for, a State like Florida for example, and wait till they count all the votes. Jon Stewart: Bush was then distracted by a more pressing issue, when his mother's eyeballs rolled into the fireplace.

    • George W. Bush: (clip) The strength of our American democracy was explayed, displayed in this exciting election. Jon Stewart: Governor Bush did go on to say that this will all be cleared up by inaugularation day.

    • George W. Bush: (clip) I ask for you to pray for this great nation. Jon Stewart: Were wayyyy ahead of you.

    • Jon Stewart: Good evening and welcome to The Daily Show. We are back. This is our first show since the tragedy in New York City. There is no other way really to start this show than to ask you at home the question that we've asked the audience here tonight and that we’ve asked everybody that we know here in New York since September 11th, and that is, "Are you okay?" And we pray that you are and that your family is. I’m sorry to do this to you. It’s another entertainment show beginning with an overwrought speech of a shaken host. And television is nothing, if not redundant. So, I apologize for that. It’s something that unfortunately, we do for ourselves so that we can drain whatever abscess is in our hearts and move onto the business of making you laugh, which we really haven’t been able to do very effectively lately. Everyone’s checked in already, I know we’re late. I’m sure we’re getting in right under the wire before the cast of "Survivor" offers their insight into what to do in these situations. They said to get back to work. There were no jobs available for a man in the fetal position under his desk crying, which I gladly would have taken. So I came back here. Tonight’s show is obviously not a regular show. We looked through the vaults, we found some clips that we thought might make you smile, which is really what’s necessary, I think, right about now. And a lot of folks have asked me, "What are you going to do when you get back? What are you going to say?" I mean, jeez, what a terrible thing to have to do. I don’t see it as a burden at all. I see it as a privilege. I see it as a privilege and everyone here does see it that way. The show in general, we feel like is a privilege. Just even the idea that we can sit in the back of the country and make wise cracks, which is really what we do. We sit in the back and we throw spitballs, but never forgetting the fact that is a luxury in this country that allows us to do that. This is a country that allows for open satire, and I know that sounds basic and it sounds as though it goes without saying - but that’s really what this whole situation is about. It’s the difference between closed and open. It’s the difference between free and burdened and we don’t take that for granted here by any stretch of the imagination and our show has changed. I don’t doubt that. What it’s become, I don’t know. "Subliminable" is not a punch line anymore. One day it will become that again, and Lord willing, it’ll become that again because it means we have ridden out the storm. But the main reason that I wanted to speak tonight is not to tell you what the show is going to be. Not to tell you about all the incredibly brave people that are here in New York and in Washington and around the country. But we’ve had an unenduring pain here - an unendurable pain. I wanted to tell you why I grieve, but why I don’t despair…I’m sorry. Luckily we can edit this. One of my first memories is of Martin Luther King being shot. I was five and if you wonder if this feeling will pass… When I was five, he was shot. Here’s what I remember about it. I was in a school in Trenton. And they shut the lights off and we got to sit under our desks and we thought that was really cool and they gave us cottage cheese, which was a cold lunch because there was rioting, but we didn’t know that. We just thought that “My god. We get to sit under our desks and eat cottage cheese.” That’s what I remember about it. That was a tremendous test of this country’s fabric and this country’s had many tests before that and after that. The reason I don’t despair is because this attack happened. It’s not a dream. But the aftermath of it, the recovery is a dream realized. And that is Martin Luther King's dream. Whatever barriers we've put up are gone even if it's just momentary. And we're judging people by not the color of their skin but the content of their character. You know, all this talk about "These guys are criminal masterminds. They’ve gotten together and their extraordinary guile… and their wit and their skill." It's a lie. Any fool can blow something up. Any fool can destroy. But to see these guys, these firefighters, these policemen and people from all over the country, literally, with buckets rebuilding. That's extraordinary. And that's why we've already won. It's light. It's democracy. We've already won. They can't shut that down. They live in chaos, and chaos… it can't sustain itself. It never could. It's too easy and it's too unsatisfying. The view from my apartment was the World Trade Center and now it's gone. They attacked it. This symbol of American ingenuity and strength and labor and imagination and commerce and it is gone. But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from the south of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can't beat that. So we're going to take a break and I'm going to stop slobbering on myself and on the desk. We’re going to get back to this. And it's gonna be fun and funny and it's going to be the same as it was and I thank you. We'll be right back.

    • Steven Colbert: It's a master stroke by the Bush administration. Henry Kissenger is the natural choice to head this investigation. Jon Stewart: But why would that be, Steven? Steven Colbert: Well Jon, look at his record. I mean, if you want to investigate an assault on a democracy, who better to head it than the man who instigated the overthrow and assassination of the Democratically-elected leader of Chile in 1973? Who better to look into a secret attack than the man who secretly bombed Cambodia? And in general, who better to investigate the failures of U.S. intelligence on behalf of the American people, than the man who successful kept the American people in the dark about U.S. intelligence?

    • Gov. George Pataki (R)- New York: Yes there are threats. Yes, the United States is a target and New York is one of the premier places within that country, but, go out to dinner, take the subway, go to a movie.

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    Notes (690)

    • Moment of Zen: Video of a yak giving birth.

    • Brian Unger's last episode.

    • A Whitney Brown's last episode.

    • Craig Kilborn's last episode.

    • The fourth season officially starts with this episode.

    • Moment of Zen: Gary Bauer falling down trying to catch a pancake he flipped.

    • Moment of Zen: Oil drillers at work.

    • Moment of Zen: Pat Buchanan states his concern over the mistakes Floridians made in voting for him when they intended to vote for Al Gore.

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    Trivia (687)

    • Moment of Zen: A man singing with a huge tumor like growth on his throat.

    • This is the first episode of the Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart.

    • Moment of Zen: Bill Clinton on the dance floor.

    • Moment of Zen: A truck shaped like a dinosaur bites a house.

    • Moment of Zen: An adorable newborn monkey.

    • Moment of Zen: Protesters burn a drawing of Bill Clinton in his underwear.

    • Moment of Zen: Bill Clinton doing construction work.

    • New correspondent Vance DeGeneres first debuts on this episode.

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    Allusions (258)

    • One of the titles for the headlines was "Trippin'," as it was about President Bush's trips to Russia, Latvia, etc. "Trippin'" is also the title of a travel show on MTV featuring Cameron Diaz travelling around the world with her famous friends.

    • "Kim Possible" is a title of one of the headline segments, which was about Kim Jong Il, who is currently controlling North Korea. "Kim Possible" is also the name of a childrens show from Disney.

    • "Avian Resurrection" was a title in one of the headline segments about a bird species in the southern US which has been found, after believed to have been extinct for decades. This is a take on a movie called "Alien Resurrection".

    • "Abu Cribs" was a take on "Cribs" a show on MTV.

    • Woodward and Berstein are best known for breaking the Watergate scandal and the movie made about them.

    • Gays of Thunder is a take on the movie Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise.

    • Stephen Colbert's quote about Hinduism - "Hinduism - Over 837 Million Served" was a reference to a phrase used by McDonalds restaurants.

    • "The Vetting Crashers" is a take on a recent hit movie, "The Wedding Crashers".

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  • Fan Reviews (164)
  • Ahh yes political comedy, quite rare to find. Usually watch first 10 mins and ending, quite observant and ridiculous in a good way

    By anastasia1243, May 26, 2015

  • Jon please stay until the US election is over!

    By PennykellyGale, Jun 10, 2015

  • Great show!

    By lokon777, Feb 11, 2015

  • Florida - Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville

    By klhorton, Feb 04, 2015

  • Politics with a hint of humor

    By speechdebate, Oct 20, 2013