The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 90

Christopher Walken

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Jul 17, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Christopher Walken
Tonight, actor Christopher Walken promotes his new movie Hairspray. Jon begins tonight reporting on Louisiana Senator David Vitter, who recently was found to be on the D.C. madam's phone list. So you think the Bush administration can't sink any lower with all the scandals surrounding them right now, well Jon has a surprise for us in a segment called "You Have No Idea!" Former Bush administration Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona was not allowed to speak at the Special Olympics because the Kennedy's support the Olympics. Also, Dr. Carmona had to mention Bush in a positive light at his speaking engagements, a minimum of 3 times. His homophobic replacement Dr. John Holsinger was a worthy replacement, as Jon notes from Dr. Holsinger's reports writing in graphic detail about a scientific basis as to why homosexuality is abnormal. Finally, Jon reports on the Catholic church sex abuse scandal in a segment called "Hot & Fathered". The church settled the case with 508 abused victims for $660 million. As Jon notes, half the money comes from the church's sex abuse insurance coverage and it will all be distributed according to the degree of abuse, as assessed by the insurance claims adjuster. L.A. Correspondent Samantha Bee gives Hollywood's reaction to the settlement.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • (referring to his essay arguing that himosexuality is a disease)
        Dr. James Holsinger: (clip) The paper does not represent where I am today. It doesn't represent who I am today. And it represented a specific time, and a specific context, and a specific purpose. We're now twenty years later...
        Jon Stewart: I mean c'mon I was a kid, experimenting with homophobia. I didn't stay with it.

      • Jon Stewart: The only thing I trust less than a Louisiana Senator sleeping with a hooker, is one that isn't.

      • Jon Stewart: Louisiana Senator David Vitter, the Vitster, who came to prominence in the 90's demanding President Clinton's impeachment for the Monica Lewinsky affair, well, it seems the condom is on the other foot.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Giant Head of Bruce Willis: My giant head? It's been dead for the whole show.

        This is a reference to the famous plot twist at the end of the 1999 movie The Sixth Sense, which stars Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

      • During the story about the Los Angeles church scandal, the caption "Chasin' Priestley" is a play on the name of actor Jason Priestley of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame.

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