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Jon Stewart’s Pirate Coverage May Be Late, But It’s The Best

The Daily Show was off Monday night for no reason, so last night, when Jon Stewart launched into the show’s lead story about the big pirate crisis that began last week, we could all be forgiven for thinking “Shit, Jon, everyone’s already made all the jokes about this! Stop!” But once again TDS used their ever-growing timeliness handicap to their advantage with a two-part, hilarious pirate package that literally had something for everyone, including Muppet scat and a high-tech computer simulation of the rescue:

Muppet Scat!:

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The Buc Stops Here
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John Oliver’s high tech computer simulation:

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Pirate Rescue Simulation
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I think my favorite part of this entire thing was “Of course…people did die. But they were pirates!” (By the way, there are currently 161,000 Google entries for “muppet scat.”)