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Trivia / The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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  • The Cast Showoff: Somehow, even this show can do that. The October 6, 2009 episode features Larry Wilmore doing some pretty awesome (if fairly standard) card tricks while discussing how to 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 playing the race card.
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  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Even Jon doesn't get it right all the time, such as his interview with David Bartonnote  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.
  • Follow the Leader: This incarnation of The Daily Show in particular has spawned a number of similar shows in the Middle East, notably Parazit in Iran and El Bernamegnote  with Bassem Youssef in post-revolution Egypt. Both shows' hosts and producers openly admit that they are attempting to replicate The Daily Show, and Youssef eventually became a recurring contributor to The Daily Show.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Don't confuse the host, Jon Stewart, with the Justice League character John Stewart,note  the late folk singer John Stewart, or the Carolina Panthers running back Johnathan Stewart.
    • Jon (Stewart) is the host of the show. John (Oliver), on the other hand, is the British correspondent (and occasional host). Close enough. People sometimes misspell their names, which can cause some confusion.
  • Romance on the Set: Subverted. While Samantha Bee and Jason Jones are married, they actually married before both went on to work on the show.
  • Star-Making Role: For Jon Stewart himself, in the wake of Indecision 2000 and later 9/11, as well as John Oliver (who went on to have his own show), Larry Wilmore (who went on to have his own show), Samantha Bee (who went on to have her own show), Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Lewis Black, Nate and Rob Corddry, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, Wyatt Cenac, Mo Rocca, Al Madrigal, Jessica Williams, Michael Che... But perhaps for nobody as much as one Stephen Colbert, who helmed the absurdly successful spinoff The Colbert Report from 2005 — 2014 and ultimately took over The Late Show for David Letterman on CBS.
  • Throw It In!:
    • 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 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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