#2. The "5 Questions" Segment With Sela Ward
Look, while we run a world-famous website that can't help but pump out quality products in every conceivable medium, when we punch out at the end of the day, we're no different from you. Just some regular guys and girls who want to watch a little TV and see something that really makes us chuckle. And just like you, our favorite segment on The Daily Show has always been and will always be the "5 Questions" segment. Picking a favorite was a little like torture for us, so we finally decided, "To hell with it, let's go with the most iconic one with the most iconic celebrity." Bam, decided -- five questions proposed to Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights star Sela Ward:
What more is there to say, really, that the clip doesn't say for itself? This is just proof of what can happen when a great show collides with pure, unadulterated charisma. Just take our eyeballs and our ears, Daily Show, we don't need them anymore after this. You could have quit there, but you didn't. You kept going, and we aren't sure how to thank you for that. How does a blade of grass thank the sun?
#1. The Rob Ford Segment
Granted, we're cheating a little by including this little bit of lightning in a jar, but it's not our fault that one of the best segments also includes the word "Cracked" in our exact font and branding. Well, not exact. To be fair, the font and color are from Cracked magazine, a publication that used to print under the same name but which shares absolutely none of the same writing staff or comic sensibilities of the current website (but is identical in every other way)! And they used another wordplay trick to combine Ford's trouble with crack cocaine and a brand that was synonymous with second-rate, lumbering stabs at appealing to the masses. We will gladly admit that there isn't a better representation of Rob Ford, or of Cracked magazine.
But let's get real honest for a moment, Daily Show. We love you, and we love what you do because your sensibilities, your interests, and your comedy align with ours like Jon Stewart's silver sideburns, but you certainly know how hard it is to dig out from under a mediocre brand to produce a higher quality of comedy, so please don't bury us in that hole again. We're trying awfully hard over here. Hey, maybe even take some time to look through our website that's been up since 2007, you might even like it!