On Thursday night, The Daily Show ran a segment on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford testifying before the city council about his stance on illegal drugs after he was caught buying crack cocaine. During the segment, our friends at The Daily Show featured a picture of Rob Ford under the headline "Cracked" in our iconic font. Well, the iconic font of the Cracked magazine that's been defunct for seven years. Still, it's nice that they're acknowledging our existence...assuming they know we still exist.
Naturally, we love The Daily Show and couldn't be prouder that they would feature Cracked in such a prominent way. In honor of their clear deference to the hard work we do every day at Cracked, we would like to return the favor by pulling out our favorite moments from the illustrious 17 years of Daily Show history like a mix tape of the greatest hits of American social studies. So take a break and rest on your laurels for a minute, you brave and hilarious souls. Making brand new content every day that's consistently great isn't easy work, and we want you to know that we've noticed.
Now, you may watch that and say, "What's the big deal? That just seems like any other news report." But hang on a tick, Jack. See, Uranus, when written, is obviously referencing the planet, but when spoken ... well, let's just say it sounds like something completely different! The crazy thing about language is that some words sound similar, like "Uranus" and "your anus," and if you don't see them written or you don't have the proper context, it can get awfully confusing which one you're talking about. This segment exploits that confusion for all of us watching because we're in on the joke! But you have to be quick on the pickup. Now watch it again, and this time around we promise it will take on a whole new meaning (i.e., butts!!!)!
Jack Wagner is of course famous for his unforgettable roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place, so it's a testament to the show that he took the time out of his schedule to appear on The Daily Show. And boy does this interview start with a bang! Host Craig Kilborn talks about Wagner hosting the Miss Universe Contest and then asks how Miss Pluto did! Of course, as you'll remember, there was no Miss Pluto represented in the Miss Universe Contest in 1998 or any previous year, so that's completely absurd to ask how she did. But when you really think about it, it's ALSO absurd that they call it the "Miss Universe Contest" when Earth is the only planet represented. This was only the beginning of The Daily Show's uncanny ability to make us laugh while simultaneously pointing out the deeply rooted flaws of our culture. It's just shocking that it was so seamless right from the outset.