The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 11 Episode 42

Queen Latifah

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Mar 29, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Queen Latifah
TONIGHT: Actress and star of Ice Age: The Meltdown, Queen Latifah!

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  • The Israeli elections have taken place... how did the Nazi party fare?

    Jon starts off tonight's show by delivering the sad news about Jack Abramoff being sentenced to almost six years. Jon also pokes a little fun at a reporter who was busy chewing on his fingernails while the guy next to him was asking a question.

    Tonight's top story is the Israeli elections. The election turnout was a little disappointing, yet far higher than here in the U.S. For more on this, Jon turns to Senior Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Samantha Bee, who is live in Jerusalem. Sam breaks down the results of the election, and it seems Ariel Sharon's party did well, which would, according to Samantha, explain the coma he's in. Also, the Nazi part was shockingly shut out.

    With the tension between the Israelis and Palestinians, Jon wants to find out what the Palestinians have to say about the elections, so Jon turns to Senior Terrorism Analyst, Jason Jones, who is live in Hamas Headquarters. Jason is unable to really offer any information to Jon since the Palestinians don't recognize the Israeli government, so there were no elections earlier.

    Back from commercial, Jon introduced a new segment, "What Are We Doing To Pigs?" It turns out scientists have been working on making pigs create omega-3s, which will in turn make it healthier for us to eat. That's not the only thing we're doing; another group of scientists have implanted pigs with jellyfish DNA, thus making their skin turn green.

    Back from commercial, Jon welcomes tonight's guest, Queen Latifah. They talk about her new film, Ice Age: The Meltdown, how she deals with being a big star, and of course the green pigs from the earlier segment.

    Tonight's show was pretty good. The interview was enjoyable; Queen Latifah is always a fun guest. Samantha's material was horrendous, but Jason did just fine with his bit, albeit a short one.moreless
  • The March 29 episode of The Daily Show had its moments.

    There were two great items with this show.

    The first funny item was about Baltimore radio host Les Kinsolving. "He found a way to get noticed without even actually asking a question," Stewart said.

    The footage from C-SPAN2 shows Kinsolving apparently picking his nose, looking at what he retrieved from the nose and then eating it. The audience groaned in disgust.

    "In his defense," Stewart said, "he's a radio guy. On radio that would be much less disgusting."

    The second funny item was about the elections in Israel. Stewart noted that Israel had its lowest voter turnout in history... 63.2 percent.

    "We should not be bringing democracy to the Middle East - they should be bringing it to us. We can't even get that kind of turnout for American Idol," Stewart said.

    It was great to see Senior Jerusalem Bureau Chief Samantha Bee was back, after having a baby.

    Bee reported on the election results, including a surprising news item.

    "Once again the Nazi Party was completely shut out. A sad day in Israel... for the Nazi Party," Bee said.

    Then Stewart interviewed Jason Jones who, for this show, was serving as the

    senior terrorism analyst.

    Jones was to give the reaction from Hamas. Jones acted like he didn't know what Israel was.

    "Oh I see what you are doing. Hamas does not officially recognize Israel. We can go around this," Stewart said.

    Stewart: "You know that country that built that giant fence, occasionally sending a missile or two over into where the Palestinians are living. Who would Hamas say is doing that?"

    Jones: "They are not sure, Jon. Some believe it is missile fairies."

    Stewart: "So there is no official Hamas response?"

    Jones: "All I can tell you is this, Jon. If Israel were a country, which it is not, they would be furious at the results, which they are, even though there were no results because there was no election. Death to Israel, which does not exist."

    It's this kind of biting humor that I love about this show.

    The interview segment for this episode was with Queen Latifah, rapper and actress, promoting her new movie Ice Age 2. She was pretty funny.moreless
Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah


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Jason Jones

Jason Jones


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Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee


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Stephen Colbert


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