Talk:The Daily Show
- IN THE QUOTE ABOUT THE LESBIAN VEGITARIAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IT SAYS BOOKSTORE NOT BOOKSTORE OWNER, SHOULD IT SAY BOOKSTORE OWNER —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 07:52, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
The word "fake"
Shouldn't the word fake be replaced with satirical? After all, the daily show primarily deals with current events, its not all made up. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 10:55, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
- I'm almost positive the first quote from Stephen Colbert (the one about his boss being a cross between Wonka and Hitler) is from Ed Helms. It is from their New Years Resolutions series, which means that it is after Stephen left the show to do The Colbert Report. I'd change it, except I'm not positive it is Ed Helms. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 16:43, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
- Well I'm positive it was Ed Helms. Or I was on dope that day. I'm correct ninety percent of the time and stoned fifty percent of the time, so the greater probability is I'm half right and generally stoned about now.
- Few of these quotes should be attributed to actors reading lines. The Daily show is comprised of a talented bunch of writers, editors, and staff. This section is like attributing to Alan Hale the phrase "Gilligan little buddy!" More correctly, the character Skipper, played by Alan Hale, spoke thussly: "Gilligan little buddy!"
- Jon Stewart should be attributed to these quotes about as much as Dan Rather should be attributed to everything he spake on the evening news. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 22:34, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
- I don't think that's really a correct analogy, considering Jon Stewart is one of the top producers for the show. Everything the writers comes up with gets edited/approved by him. Seeing as its hard to credit writers who aren't individually associated with the quotes, and the fact that they are said while each actor is within their specific character for the show, they're best accredited to who they currently are. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 04:12, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
- They're not actors. They're people doing a news show. Granted its comedy, but they're people playing themselves as news anchors. It should stay this way unless you consider Jon Stewart to be not Jon Stewart when he's on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 12:26, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
- Well, it's been referred to as a "fake news show" before, I think because the show itself is meant as satire, not actually as a genuine new show. As such, I think it's silly that it now has "satirical" in QUOTES. That's like subtly insulting the show, saying it's trying to be satrical, but isn't. Seriously. That's how it reads. The usage of mid-sentence quotes like that implies a subtle negation in English, plus, in the case of "fake", it references quotable, official promotions for the show. It should be changed back, because it makes no sense this way. 18.104.22.168 23:00, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
In one episode, Jon put on a vader mask and started talking into the screen, addressing some political figure he saw as evil. Could someone add that?--22.214.171.124 02:45, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
I've been putting everything under dialouge and, while it occurred to me that maybe this isn't the greatest idea since 50% or so of the quotes belong in there, it's the ony thing that really makes any sense. More importantly, though, I've been removing the breaks in each paragraph that make it really difficult to read while editing and making everyone's name uniform throughout the page. I was wondering if anyone else had suggestions Kingdok 21:40, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Merging John Oliver into this article
I really disagree with the merging of the two articles. Up to a few weeks ago I'd have agreed, but especially because he's just put out a brand new solo comedy special, I feel he deserves his own page. Similarly, it will be a good chance to research his career/quotations before his Daily Show tenure.
Could somebody ad a link to the clip of these quotes [Bush video overlay:] I was not elected to serve one party [Stewart:] You were not elected. '[Bush video overlay:] I have something else to ask you, to ask every American. I ask you to pray for this great nation. [Stewart:] We're way ahead of you.
"Fake" news is a misleading statement
I watch the Daily Show every time it is on. NOTHING he reports on is fake. He reports on news stories and make jokes on them. Weekend update just makes stuff up to make it funny. --Akemi Loli Mokoto 01:57, 3 December 2011 (UTC)