Stewart spoofs Beck, weeps for his appendix
Keith Olbermann’s recent quip in which he told Fox News host Glenn Beck to “go to hell” was only the beginning.
In an amusing segment Thursday night, the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart announced the 11/3 project to commemorate the date of Glenn Beck appendicitis.
“There’s a larger more serious point to be made here,” warned Stewart. “You may remember that 18 months ago Glenn Beck was hospitalized after botched hemorrhoid surgery. This appendix thing is not an isolated incident,” Stewart said, using his best Beck impersonation.
“You certainly won’t hear about it in the mainstream media. There’s a war going on. The stakes are nothing less than Glenn Beck’s internal organs,” said Stewart.
He continued, “Apparently the medicine that was good enough for our founding fathers is now considered politcally or medically incorrect,” mocking an idea often repeated by Glenn Beck. “I’m not saying this is a plot by Hitler to steal Glenn Beck from all of us internal organ by internal organ by internal organ and then reprogram him to use as a weapon. But isn’t it fascinating that I’m the only one with the courage to ask these questions?”
Stewart then leapt from his seat to a chalk board and proceeded to investigate Beck’s conspiratorial anatomy.
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Nov. 5, 2009.