The Daily Show managed to turn a new government program to weatherize homes into the dirtiest sounding segment in the history of the show on Thursday. The program, “Cash for Caulkers,” would provide rebates to homeowners who decide to weatherize their homes and purchase energy efficient appliances.
Apparently the word caulk sounded like a much dirtier word to Comedy Central host Jon Stewart.
“That’s a great program about caulk,” said host Jon Stewart. “Whatever the difficulties we face as americans there’s nothing we cannot handle as long as we have lots of [caulk],” he said.
What followed was The Daily Show’s “most immature montage ever.”
“Here you are a caulker extraordinary,” announced Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. “There’s caulk in different size tubes,” announced Cavuto’s guest.
“Plugging up all the holes,” explained CNN’s Christine Romans.
The montage returned to Cavuto’s handyman guest. “Buy the caulk.. squeeze the trigger.. things are going along but they’re not stimulating.. caulk,” said the guest.
George Bush’s former senior advisor didn’t escape the montage. “Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny little,” said Karl Rove. Followed by another “caulk.”
Jon Stewart felt the need to explain. “I just for the record want to state that I’m a 47-year-old man with small children at home and I spent the better part of my day in the edit room putting that together and I loved it.”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 9, 2009.