The end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was obvious fodder for late night shows, but Jon Stewart handled the story best, with a mix of absurdist gay jokes (Jason Jones dancing in teeny cut-off jeans) and sincere relief that the policy has changed.
Stewart even managed a wacky quick detour that featured a talking Emmy award (from Sunday’s worst Emmys ever ) that mocked The Daily Show’s win – and why was a winner doing a stale Bill Clinton joke? – even as it reminded us that they beat the competition. Take a look:
He begins with Jones and the silly part:
Here’s the talking Emmy in a segment on the history of gays in the military, which ends more seriously with a gone-viral video of a soldier coming out to his father: