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* TheCastShowoff: Somehow, even this show can do that. [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/e2xubq/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-playing-the-race-card The October 6, 2009 episode]] features Creator/LarryWilmore doing some pretty awesome (if fairly standard) card tricks while discussing how to [[VisualPun play the race card]]. Who knew he was a magician? Lampshaded where Jon says that the only reason Larry is doing this segment is to show off the magic tricks he's been trying to get on the show. Larry responds...[[VisualPun by playing the race card]].
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Even Jon doesn't get it right all the time, such as his interview with David Barton[[note]]An evangelical Christian political activist and author known for his advocacy of the idea that the United States was founded as an explicitly Christian nation and rejecting the consensus view that the United States Constitution calls for separation of church and state[[/note]] about Barton's book on Thomas Jefferson being a strong Christian. Despite the Jefferson Bible being the one where all supernatural elements are removed, Jon never calls Barton out for blatant lying.
* FollowTheLeader: This incarnation of ''The Daily Show'' in particular has spawned a number of similar shows in the Middle East, notably ''[[http://parazit-parazit.blogspot.com/ Parazit]]'' [[http://www.theworld.org/2010/12/irans-daily-show/ in Iran]] and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUvufBZoieEr1YOFhOMnzHw El Bernameg]]''[[note]]Literally, "The Program" or "The Show"[[/note]] with Bassem Youssef [[http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2011/04/15/03 in post-revolution Egypt]]. Both shows' hosts and producers [[SincerestFormOfFlattery openly admit that they are attempting to replicate]] ''The Daily Show'', and Youssef eventually became a recurring contributor to ''The Daily Show''.
* NamesTheSame:
** Don't confuse the host, Jon Stewart, with the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}} character [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]],[[note]]Believe it or not, ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' actually managed to get a joke in about this, [[spoiler:as John Stewart in this continuity goes on to be the replacement for Guy Gardner]].[[/note]] the late folk singer John Stewart, or the Carolina Panthers running back Johnathan Stewart.
** Jon (Stewart) is the host of the show. Jo'''h'''n (Oliver), on the other hand, is the British correspondent (and occasional host). Close enough. People sometimes misspell their names, which can cause some confusion.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Subverted. While Creator/SamanthaBee and Jason Jones are married, they actually married ''before'' both went on to work on the show.
* StarMakingRole: For Jon Stewart himself, in the wake of ''Indecision 2000'' and later 9/11, as well as Creator/JohnOliver (who went on to have [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver his own show]]), Creator/LarryWilmore (who went on to have [[Series/TheNightlyShow his own show]]), Creator/SamanthaBee (who went on to have [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver her own show]]), Creator/SteveCarell, Creator/EdHelms, Creator/LewisBlack, Nate and Creator/RobCorddry, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, Wyatt Cenac, Mo Rocca, Al Madrigal, Jessica Williams, Michael Che... But perhaps for nobody as much as one Creator/StephenColbert, who helmed the absurdly successful spinoff ''Series/TheColbertReport'' from 2005 -- 2014 and ultimately took over ''Series/TheLateShow'' for Creator/DavidLetterman on Creator/{{CBS}}.
* ThrowItIn:
** Most of the time, if Jon starts laughing, the segment just keeps going. Some guests (and even other correspondents) go out of their way to force a laugh out of him. Stephen Colbert in particular said that he went out of his way to make Jon lose it, as he knew that if that happened, the segment would be really good.
** John Oliver tripped and broke his nose [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/yuy2eb/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-america-s-love-affair-with-war while on one of his very first field reports.]] They called back to the office and were asked, "Did you get it on camera? Good. Was it funny?"
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