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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 #21 of 230
    Anubys

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    He constantly stutters, interrupts the guest every time they are about something interesting, changes the subject abruptly for a zing or for no reason that I can figure out, and we end up with a disjointed conversation that always leaves me frustrated.

    Mind you, I only watch when it is someone interesting. If it is a actor promoting a movie, I don't even bother. But now I don't bother regardless.

    I love the first two segments and I think he is brilliant. But it is a 15 minute show as far as I'm concerned.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2013 #22 of 230
    markp99

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    Mostly this for me too! Occasionally I am interested to hear what a guest might have to say. I do like the interactions he's had with Brian Williams and Bill O'Reilly.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2013 #23 of 230
    LoadStar

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    I tend to agree. The majority of the guests The Daily Show has on are ones that Jon is personally interested in. You can tell that he really has some knowledge of the person and/or book that the interview is about, and has thoughts about it that he wants to discuss.

    Unfortunately, the half hour format of the show means that the interviews are already quite short, then edited down even further, resulting in a very rapid-fire interview style that is probably what bothers Anubys.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2013 #24 of 230
    DevdogAZ

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    The Tuesday show from earlier this week was good in that respect, as he was talking about the proposed immigration reform bill and frequently spoke to it as a foreigner who immigrated here himself.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2013 #25 of 230
    Steveknj

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    Yes, I noticed that. I like when JS uses him as the resident outsider (he does this with Sam Bee and her hubby who's name escapes me. They are Canadian). It gives a different perspective. For most of the shows JO has hosted, he looked at the goings on in American politics more from the same POV as a native. He's better when he looks at the absurdity of it all from a Brit's POV. But he's been funny either way. I'm rather enjoying it.

    One thing I noticed last night...During his interview last night, he slammed the author's book down JS style, and he used the JS fist pump (and "bang") when he was making a point about something.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2013 #26 of 230
    Ereth

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    John Oliver was in the first season of Community as well. I found it rather jarring a I knew him from the Daily Show and it was hard to adjust.

    Kind of like seeing Asif Mandvi in Spider-Man 2.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 #27 of 230
    busyba

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    I figure this is as good a place as any to mention this... Jon Stewart appeared on Egypt's version of The Daily Show recently.

     
  8. Jun 24, 2013 #28 of 230
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    Steveknj

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    I saw that on my portal this morning. I don't do video at work but going to watch it later.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2013 #30 of 230
    eddyj

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    Did sushikitten hijack your account? :p
     
  11. Jun 24, 2013 #31 of 230
    Anubys

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    For those who hate missing anything, here are the small parts in Arabic

    Youssef introduced him as one of the conspirators Morsi is always talking about. An American spy.

    JS kept saying Thank you (Shoukran). Enough (Khalasse). You don’t need to lift me (i.e. carry me on your shoulders).

    Around the 4-minute mark, Youssef described him to the audience as the American Youssef :p, and that JS copies everything he does (then tells JS that he said he was awesome). Then said that JS is jealous of him.

    As for the traffic lights, we do have them. We just consider them a suggestion! :D
     
  12. Jun 24, 2013 #32 of 230
    Boston Fan

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    Thanks for doing that! :up:
     
  13. Jun 25, 2013 #33 of 230
    fmowry

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    I wish you would have recapped BEFORE I watched the whole boring thing. :) It's a bit better now.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2013 #34 of 230
    sieglinde

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    I have been to Cairo and while riding on the major highway we noticed three lanes were painted on the road but there were about five lanes of traffic. Horns honking all the time. We perceived that horns were also used as a greeting not just a warning.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2013 #35 of 230
    sharkster

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    Thanks, Anubys! I saw the snippet, but didn't try to find the show to watch. Well, since I don't speak Arabic, I figured it would not be a very productive use of my time anyway.

    Loved how they did the introduction as a spy and then the surprise of it being JS.

    I was compelled by the fact that JS speaks Arabic, however. At first I was wondering if he really did or if he was just making sounds. I know he's a smart guy, so I guess it shouldn't be surprising.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2013 #36 of 230
    busyba

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    I don't think he speaks Arabic so much as he can recite a small handful of words and phrases that were memorized phonetically by rote.

    He "speaks" Arabic the same way I "speak" Russian. :)
     
  17. Jun 25, 2013 #37 of 230
    spartanstew

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    I'm enjoying it so far with Oliver.

    Agreed. I never watch the interviews in 90% of the episodes and when I do, I don't know if I'd say Stewart is bad at the interviews, but he's not excellent.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2013 #38 of 230
    YCantAngieRead

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    Stewart is an AMAZING interviewer. You guys need to watch. He's better than 99% of the people who are trained in journalism.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2013 #39 of 230
    Boston Fan

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    Absolutely this. And especially true when the guest is in politics/finance/news.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2013 #40 of 230
    spartanstew

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    You just can't do an amazing interview in 6 minutes.
     

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