YMMV / The Daily Show

  • Acceptable Targets: Pretty much everyone, but especially other news sources like Fox News or CNN.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: Stoned slackers, appropriated from Bill O'Reilly.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Quite a few people get their news from the show, much to the chagrin of the producers and Jon Stewart. Stewart even recorded a promo once yelling for those people to stop. However, he's seemed to embrace his position as the voice of reason in the news world.
  • Older Than They Think: The Indecision (year) titles for elections actually predates the show, going back to the Comedy Central coverage of the 1992 election, hosted by Al Franken and Arianna Huffington.
  • Replacement Scrappy:
    • John Oliver's character seems to view himself as such, as do the other correspondents' characters. In real life, his guest-hosting was actually looked upon quite favorably—see Ensemble Darkhorse on the YMMV page for Jon Stewart's tenure.
    • Trevor Noah is already receiving this reaction upon being chosen as Jon's successor in March 2015. The problem being that A. he's a very new correspondent who's been chosen over all the other, longer serving ones (partly because a lot of them have left the show), B. some finding his humor to be a little too reliant on race jokes, and C. some people just thinking he's not that funny, or at least not funny enough to succeed Jon. It's telling that Trevor's era has apparently seen some of the lowest ratings in years.