The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 81

Steve Carell

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Jun 18, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Steve Carell
Tonight, actor and comedian Steve Carell promotes his new movie Evan Almighty.

With so much going on in the Middle East, Jon begins the show and leaves it up to chance by spinning the spinner to see which part of the Middle East he will cover. The winner, the Gaza Strip. Another good old fashioned civil war is in the making as Jon reports on the infighting between Fatah and Hamas in a segment called "Crisis in Gaza: Warportunity in the Middle East". Senior Gaza Correspondent Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about this recent development.

Finally, Senior Movie Reviewer Rob Riggle reviews Evan Almighty in a segment called "Shits & Riggles". He said the movie was really bad, mainly due to the fact that that he is jealous of Steve Carell's booming career.moreless

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    Aasif Mandvi

    Aasif Mandvi


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    Rob Riggle

    Rob Riggle


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    Steve Carell

    Steve Carell


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Jon Stewart: The Gaza Strip, to a lucky few its the least popular gentleman's club, ever.

      • (Showing photographs of Fatah members in Mahmoud Abbas' office)
        Jon Stewart: Here they are drinking in the office drinking Abbas' water, sitting at his desk, and talking on his phone. What a totally lame way to humiliate your enemy! "I'm in your office, dude! You will kneel before us, for I am changing your filing system!"

      • Condoleezza Rice (clip): What we are seeing here, in a sense, is the birth pangs of a new Middle East.
        Jon Stewart: Birth pangs! Which begs the question, where is this f-cking baby already!?

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Rob Riggle mentions that Jon Stewart played "bad guy number three in The Faculty." The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction movie about students who discover that their teachers are in fact sinister aliens. Jon's character was named Professor Edward Furlong.

      • Aasif Mandvi: Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray . . . Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide, JFK blown away, what else do I have to say, Jon?

        These are verses from Billy Joel's hit song, "We Didn't Start The Fire." Indeed, when Jon asks if this isn't awfully far to go for democracy, Aasif replies, "Hey, we didn't start the fire! Well, actually, we did."

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