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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:06 PM
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Poll question: Once and for all: Why do non-celebs agree to appear on The Daily Show?
We've all asked. Hell, we all ask every time. And really, I should have said "Why does anybody agree to appear on the correspondent segments of TDS?" since often they ARE celebrities. (I think that may have been a NASCAR driver tonight, though I was a little confused about this.) Regardless, why, why, why?

Feel free to share your favorite mortifying moment from correspondent segments. Mine was the Visitors' Bureau lady in Florida showing the correspondent, Ed Helms I think, her cooter.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:09 PM
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1. Maybe some of them have a sense of humor and like The Daily Show. NT
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:41 PM
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2. If so, they're the best actors on Earth, and should look into new careers
as such. (That was my other thought; how many of these people are actually paid actors brought in as ringers?)
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:57 AM
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6. It's all in the editing. NT
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:23 AM
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3. Still wondering. :-)
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:31 AM
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4. Sometimes they allow guests a dignified image in the segment
A good example was when Steve Colbert was doing a bit on Mary Carey's visit to some GOP fundraiser. They had a Democratic official interviewed, and the humor came from Colbert asking ridiculous questions, and the Democratic official being serious and logical. The guy was also a good enough sport to take a bite of the classic porno pizza delivery boy's pizza, and I think he came off well. :D Mary Carey, not so much.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:26 AM
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5. They believe THEIR position is unassailable
It's always some true believer (or paid flak) and they probably feel "Well, how could they make fun of ________?"

And they may not be aware of how TDS lampoons most guests.

Ali G has been getting away with it for years, and he's certainly a lot more conspicuous.
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