The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 11 Episode 52

Efraim Halevy

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Apr 24, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Efraim Halevy
TONIGHT: The author of Man in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the Mossad, Efraim Halevy!

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  • New correspondent!

    Jon starts off tonight's show by joking a little bit about tonight's guest.

    Jon moves quickly into tonight's news about the protests in Nepal. The King of Nepal isn't nearly as popular as he used to be. One German tourist offers his opinion on the situation, to which Jon responds, "Well, that's one German tourist, clearly basing his itinerary on a popular guide book, Let's Go Be A Dick In Nepal." Monarchy is doing better elsewhere, in England. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 80th birthday. For more on this, Jon welcomes a new correspondent, Dave Gorman, who is live in London, England. Dave thinks the reason people like the Queen so much is she reminds them of their past, when Britain was the world's policeman, drawing a clear parallel between what the U.S. is and what Britain used to be.

    Back from commercial, Jon focuses on Earth Day and the owner of the day, President Bush, who promoted the idea of Hydrogen-powered automobiles during a speech. The only other place which celebrated Earth Day was the Cartoon Network, which aired thirteen episodes of the 90s cartoon series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet. Jon shows one of the clips from the series, and it was clearly a dull series. Jon then shows a series of clips of the terrible natural disasters which have taken place across the world. Jon then turns to camera three for a little discussion with Earth. He tells Earth that we're considering of leaving this place and going to live on Mars or the Moon. He then declares April 25th F*** the Earth Day.

    Back from commercial, Jon welcomes tonight's guest, Efraim Halevy, who used to head up the Mossad. They discuss the Mossad, the CIA, the war in Iraq, and the future of Israel.

    Tonight's show was fairly average. My favorite segment was the traditional toss to Stephen at the end of the show. Stephen was hilarious as usual... what else can I say?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Tonight's Moment of Zen was a clip people enjoying the sight of a glacier in Argentina breaking apart and large pieces falling into the water.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jon Stewart (about Queen Elizabeth's coming out of the castle on her 80th birthday): And finally, the big moment itself, the semi-annual airing out of the Queen.

    • Unidentified German Tourist (about curfews in Nepal): I think it's much better for tourists because we got a bus from the airport. And it's much better for you Nepalis because you are not allowed to go outside, and...
      Jon Stewart: Well, that's one German tourist, clearly basing his itinerary on a popular guide book, Let's Go Be A Dick In Nepal.

    • George Bush: I believe that, uh, today's children will one day take their drivers test in a hydrogen powered pollution-free car.
      Jon Stewart (in Bush's voice): And I believe teenagers will borrow those hydrogen cars from their future parents... without permission... and stay out past space-curfew. Robo-necking with their cyborg boyfriends. Heh heh. Thought of that when I was on a bicycle.

    • Jon Stewart: ...but there are other forms of government. Take monarchy: the absolute power over millions of people given by divine right. All want it, but only a handful earn the title of King or Queen by being smart come out of the right vagina.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Tonight's show featured a clip from The New Adventures of Captain Planet, with Captain Planet explaining what materials in out homes are made of wood.


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