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TV Review: The Daily Show – 4/3/06

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Jon Stewart, the show’s host, went where no man should go: Talking about President George Bush’s crotch.

There was comedic foreplay, of course.

Stewart showed a clip of an interview a show did with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. “Let me be very clear and go to the bottom line: Iran is not Iraq,” Rice said.

Stewart acts shocked that she is right — the two nations, while next to each other and with three of the four same letters, are different. Iran, for example, is the one rumored to be building a nuclear weapon.

Where was Bush during all this? Planning. “Spring break, baby, south of the Border.”

Bush met with leaders of Mexico and Canada for what the show termed “three-way in Cancun.”

But Bush did not want people to think he was doing nude sunbathing or anything crazy like that.

Bush said he would not be wearing any “Speedo outfits.”

Stewart, in his Bush imitation, said Speedos show too much of his “economic package, his balls.”

He showed clips of Bush making more new dumb remarks, such as this one about trade: “If we had no trade there would be no issues.”

Bush also referred to the need for “smart borders.” Stewart joked that Bush is going to propose new legislation: “No border left behind.”

The interview segment was with actor and writer Ricky Gervais, perhaps best known for co-creating The Office, the original version that appeared on BBC.

It contained the funniest moment of the show. Or it was the most disturbing. It all depends on your perspective and how naughty and vivid your imagination is.

Gervais said he has been referred to in the tabloids as a “chubby funster.” Stewart said if Gervais ever made a pornographic film, he would have to do so under the name “chubby funster.”

Suddenly, without any apparent transition, Stewart made suggestions that Stewart and Gervais appear together in a film “as a duo.”

After an awkward pause it becomes clear that Stewart was talking about a superhero action movie.

Gervais said he thought Stewart was still talking about porn.

“I was still on the porn film. You are a very handsome man,” Gervais to Stewart.

Oh my. Too funny.

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About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been doing special education work for about five years He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.
  • Scott Butki

    It’s not every day you get to write this subhead for a story:

    There’s nothing like jokes about the First Crotch.

  • http://jeliel3.blogspot.com JELIEL3

    Oh yeah Stewart was on fire yesterday.

    Nice article Scott and you gave us good subhead *snicker*

  • Scott Butki

    Heh. I try.