YMMV: The Daily Show

  • Acceptable Targets: Pretty much everyone, but especially other news sources like FOX News (due to their habit of telling Blatant Lies and causing hysteria) or CNN (for just being so darn awful and hyping everything they cover as news of the century).
  • Fan Community Nicknames: Stoned slackers, appropriated from Bill O'Reilly.
  • Growing the Beard: Jon Stewart's run is generally credited with turning the show from a light parody of local news to a deep and incisive political satire. If there was ever any doubt that Jon is America's best newsman, remember the 9/11 responders bill? As it turns out, Jon's rage over the fact that the bill had not been passed was credited as being instrumental in the bills ressurection and passing into law.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Quite a few people get their news from the show, much to the chagrin of the producers. Jon 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.
    • 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.