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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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