Humor The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  

Mel Judson
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List Rules Recurring jokes from the Jon Stewart era of The Daily Show only.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart might be one of the funniest and most politically insightful TV show ever - and those two things don't usually go together. For almost two decades, Jon Stewart has redefined fake news, political satire, and the late night comedy landscape. But beyond all the brilliant political points that have rendered pundits unemployed and politicians enraged, the comedy writing behind The Daily Show is really what makes it shine. That's why it's high time for you to vote on this list, which compiles the best of that comedy writing and gives homage to the running jokes that defined the show during Stewart's time behind the desk.

The best running jokes and Daily Show bits ranged from a few episodes to entire seasons on Comedy Central's biggest hit. These awesome jokes will keep you laughing, enlightened, and feeling nostalgic for all Stewart brought to your TV screen. Jon Stewart is constantly pretending to hear breaking news through his imaginary ear piece, making meta-humor out of his obvious green screen with correspondents, and making his lack of height, his lack of acting skills, and his lack of dancing skills the focus of so many self-deprecating and long-running gags. And then there's that Jon Stewart vs. Arby's debacle.

What are the most funny and most memorable Daily Show running gags and recurring jokes from the Jon Stewart era? Upvote those that you'll remember for years to come, no matter how funny Trevor Noah turns out to be.
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"Meet Me at Camera Three&... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
"Meet Me at Camera Three"

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Correspondents Who Are Awkward... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Correspondents Who Are Awkwardly Successful

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Punny Headlines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Punny Headlines

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Absurdist Impressions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Absurdist Impressions

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Jabs at Arby's is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jabs at Arby's

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Donald Trump's Real Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Donald Trump's Real Name

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Dick Cheney Is Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Dick Cheney Is Darth Vader

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Senior BLANK Correspondent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Senior BLANK Correspondent

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Carlos Danger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Carlos Danger

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31 3
Fake Ear-Feed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Fake Ear-Feed

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Blatant Green Screens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Blatant Green Screens

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Jon's Acting Career (Or La... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon's Acting Career (Or Lack Thereof)

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Santorum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Santorum

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Jon's Height (or Lack Ther... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon's Height (or Lack Thereof)

25 Reasons We'll Miss Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

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Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick

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Brian Williams's Head is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Brian Williams's Head

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Joe Lieberman=Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Joe Lieberman = Droopy Dog

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Jon Can't Dance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Can't Dance

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NAMBLA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
NAMBLA

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R. Kelly Singing About Scandal... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
R. Kelly Singing About Scandals

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Jon Only Cares About the Mets is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Only Cares About the Mets

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Vilsack Duck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Vilsack Duck

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Eating Pizza With a Fork is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Recurring Jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
James Thrush added Eating Pizza With a Fork