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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:15 AM
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Why can't the daily show get any good new guys?
It seems like the last couple don't seem to really get what John's show is about. They don't approach it as a spoof of a serious news show. Like tonight's episode when the guy is naked on the horse. It's not in keeping with the guideline of making it seem like a real news report...only fucking hilarious. These guys seem to think they are there to bring the kinda crappy-ass, dumbed down, Will Farrell style skit comedy we've all come to hate to the show. I guess that's why they don't last.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:16 AM
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1. Well, all their really great guys
go on to better careers. I'm looking forward to the Colbert Report.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:18 AM
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2. yeah, he was the best, him and cordry are my favourites
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:18 AM
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3. I agree.....
The guy was okay until the naked horse ride....

It was great satire......
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:20 AM
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4. The last guy that sucked tried the naked thing too
They just don't have the dry wit the others do.
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:20 AM
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5. Remember these guys?
A. Whitney Brown and Brian Unger?

They were from the Craig Kilborn days, but they were awesome. I had two VHS tapes worth of Daily Show episodes from that era, and a friend's fucking piece-of-shit VCR ate the tape. I was crushed.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:21 AM
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6. Somewhat, but not clearly
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:24 AM
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7. Those were the days.
I do like Jon Stewart better, but Kilborn was pretty good too. (Unlike his late night show).

But back then, the interviews they did were hysterical. It was such an unknown show at the time, the people had absolutely no clue it was satire. Now, the show's acquired a name for itself, so I think it's more difficult to set up candid pieces. Now what I mean?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:26 AM
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8. Yeah, I've often wondered "Do these people know this is a joke?"
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:38 AM
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9. DAve Attel had a segment on the show for awhile....
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:41 AM
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10. Really? When?
I started watching the show from the beginning, and I don't remember him being on it. :shrug:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:09 AM
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12. He would vome out and berate Jon....
Call him panty waste and shit like that...
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:21 AM
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13. Whitney Brown is a genius
One of the funniest guys I've ever seen..
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:47 AM
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15. He was great.
Though he wasn't a "regular." It was almost as if his interview segments were specials in a way.

A couple that stick out in my mind are the "Leprechauns" one and the crazy lady that thought her dogs were aliens. :rofl:

Hopefully some day they'll release a DVD...The Daily Show: The Early Years. :D
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:43 AM
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14. Unger was the best!
I actually wrote to the show to praise him.

Khash.
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:50 AM
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16. He was awesome!
He was so good at staying in character and not making "the joke" too obvious.

I think he was my all-time favorite. :thumbsup:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:43 AM
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11. Jon has the ultimate say-so on what happens..
He must think they are funny enough..

:)

I miss The two Steves :)
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