Jon Stewart Gets 'Detox' on Return to Daily Show
Has to be saved ... by Stephen Colbert
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2013 6:16 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show last night, but it wasn't exactly smooth sailing. In a pre-taped segment, interim host John Oliver welcomed Stewart back ... only to find he wasn't acting very American anymore. But when his Big Mac defibrillator went too far and turned Stewart into a Paula Deen-loving Tea Partier, Oliver had to try a few other methods, including a lox-filled syringe that turned Stewart into Moses, a Heineken over the head that turned him into a Nazi, and something that turned him into a very disturbing version of Miley Cyrus. So who finally saved Stewart? Stephen Colbert, of course.

Upon taking his place behind the desk, Stewart went on to thank Oliver, Mediaite reports. "Remember your friend Anthony Weiner?" Oliver asked after catching Stewart up on everything he missed. "No one really calls him Anthony Weiner anymore. ... He actually does have a very real alter ego." He then broke the "Carlos Danger" news to Stewart. But then things had to get a bit more serious, as Stewart discovered the big story he'd have to cover was the possible US strike on Syria. His guest: the head of the UN refugee agency in Jordan. Hulu has the whole episode.

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Sep 4, 2013 12:50 PM CDT
What a bigot. And...Jon Stewart is a blithering ignorant lying moron. And not only is he a blithering ignorant lying moron, but he's a COCKSURE blithering ignorant lying moron lacking the ounce of intellectual effort it would take to actually look up the US national debt history, preferring instead to remain a party to the 'common ignorance' who gets his facts from casual hearsay amidst his equally blitheringly ignorant associates.
Sep 4, 2013 8:56 AM CDT
Argh! Heineken is not, and never was, a German beer! It's Dutch! *grumble*
Sep 4, 2013 8:12 AM CDT
Ab so LUTE ly fascinating ... the choice of pics. Of ALLLLLLL the getups Jon was in at that door, Newser chose the "Hitler" getup. I'm not a big fan of "The Daily Shows" "skits" normally, and this one was not un-normal, and ... he showed up at that door in seven different characters after starting out as a grey bearded, Arabic-speaking Jon, before emerging finally as "Jon Stewart" of "The Daily Show." ... and of all those characters, Newser chose "Hitler."