Thursday, March 29, 2012

Star Wars References on "The Daily Show"

By: Dominic Jones

On the March 26th, 2012 episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart made several Star Wars references. Stewart is openly a Star Wars fan having interviewed George Lucas three times (twice on The Daily Show and once for The Main Event at Star Wars Celebration V) and was the inspiration for the name of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s home-world, Stewjon. The references on the show took place when Stewart was discussing news anchors and panelists wearing hoodies in support of the tragic murder of Trevon Martin. Stewart exclaimed “We have our new favourite game, choose Jedi or Sith Lord.” Stewart then went on to show a clip of MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry, removing her hoodie saying “Oh, so she’s got braids, she’s definitely got to be a Jedi! Braids are a sign she was once a padawan.” Stewart paused, then added “I really know too much about this.” He then went on to call Jennifer Granholm a Jedi since she once appeared on his program and proclaimed that MSNBC’s Keith Oberman was a Sith Lord, calling him “more machine now, than man.” Stewart finally then came to CNN correspondent Roland Martin and claimed that he was too adorable to be either a Sith Lord or a Jedi and should instead be labeled as an Ewok. 

The entire episode is available for fans to watch on for fans in the USA and on for fans in Canada. 


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