Thursday, July 28, 2005

"couch envy" starring jon stewart, with jack black as the couch

Ok, Jon Stewart is listed at 5'7 on the Internet Movie Database...maybe if he's standing on the shoulders of a little person wearing stilletos (the little person is in stilletos, not Stewart, because if Stewart was in stilletos and standing on a little person, the poor guy would be in a world of hurt).

If you're a fan of the show, and I can only assume you are because pretty much everyone is, then you remember the scene repeated nearly every night when Stewart stood to meet a guest as they walked in.
  • Jon makes the announcement.
  • The camera cuts to the guest walking in.
  • The crowd cheers.
  • Stewart meets the guest and shakes hands.
Now Jon Stewart may be a giant of a man on the inside (where it counts JS, really), but on the outside he isn't exactly as imposing as say...Frankie Muniz circa 2000.

Whenever he met a guest either to the side or directly behind the Couch he was usually getting a fine opportunity to judge how his guest's Panasonic wet-dry lighted ear/nose hair trimmer was working. Now there's nothing wrong with that, and I hear he recently broke off his contract with the electronics giant and is now a spokesman for Braun; but if you get the chance, take a look at what happens when Stewart meets a guest on the new, Couchless set.

Aha! That's right, Stewart meets the guest before they have a chance to walk up the steps to the floor of the raised set, making him literally tower over his guests. You can almost see a little smile on his face too. Could this be it? The reason for the new set? Does Jon Stewart harbor some latent feelings of jealousy against the Couch (when the Couch stood it was measured at an even 8 feet with a long reach and nasty left hook)?

I'm not saying it was Jon Stewart that forced the changes to the set and sent the Couch packing, but...hang on...

Sigmund Freud to the white courtesy phone. Sigmund Freud to the white courtesy phone.

[resume The Girl from Ipanema]


Blogger Vanda Magro said...

You must be a very observant person. Good job noticing that, I doubt that I would have if I watched the show. Who is jon stewart by the way? lol

10:50 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

Am I the only one who thinks the new format sucks anteater ass?

12:24 AM  
Blogger Korrektiv said...

This whole thing is couched in absurdity.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Sayc said...

finally an interresting blog! congratulations!

5:54 AM  
Blogger J said...

i noticed that he was on the short side, too. as a matter of fact, i had a chance to attend a live taping of the show (in the old studio) and seeing him in person confirmed my observations. he's not an imposing man but he makes up for it in intellect. however, i am aware that for guys, the height thing is an issue so it's not surprising that he's getting a kick out of the new set.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Rory said...

With no couch, he never has to leave the safety of the nice little elevated platform they built for him back there.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Ms. Mika said...

I knew that darn Jon Stewart had a motive!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Ms. Mika said...

Buster and anyone else who can help,

I have a delimma. on my blog I posted an excerpt of my latest book and when I finished repbulishing the side bar was at the bottom of the page. How can I fix it? I'm not having very good luck with the help feature.

9:44 AM  
Blogger ChristianBikerGal said...

The couch has gone shopping and will soon reappear dressed in the latest Christian Biker Gear from

2:49 PM  
Blogger brandensbaked said...

The couch? Bring back topless Tuesday!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Em said...

We don't get Jon Stewart in the UK...I feel like I am missing out on a vital TV experience.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hello, this ees Sigmund Freud on the vhite phone. Vhat? Vy heff you paged me aGAIN regarding the little Stewart man? I heff told you 3, 789 times that he ees beyond my help. I am going to go smoke my pipe now. Vhat? Shut up and get your mind out of de gutter.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous NakedBodyClothedBody said...

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11:18 PM  
Blogger funkysmell said...


12:16 PM  
Blogger Steven Rawski said...

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9:13 PM  
Blogger Steven Rawski said...

My Blog is better

9:13 PM  
Blogger afp763389 said...

long long time :)

7:17 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

ginnderella, pretty funny...

6:33 PM  
Blogger blah_100 said...

oh this is great.
pure brilliance.
and the comical twist helps too.
finally, something worth wasting me time over.

i haven't seen a new episode of that show for quite some time...i mean, i can't tell if they're new or not. now i shall look for the couch.

7:19 PM  
Blogger crowww said...

Now this Is Good Fun!!!!! Nice Work. I have been laughing my ass off. I think Tucker may indeed have been a victim of the couch. God Bless That Couch.

12:56 AM  
Blogger lotero_tx said...

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1:53 AM  
Blogger demandra said...

So, your blog is all about how you have wood for Jon Stewart?

Me too.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Burt Beanley said...

I want the couch!!!! Shots from the waist up suck!

8:03 AM  
Blogger TiffyMama said...

Maybe, just maybe he'll have you on the show ONCE he brings back the couch....

10:21 AM  
Blogger TiffyMama said...

Maybe, just maybe he'll have you on the show ONCE he brings back the couch....

10:21 AM  
Blogger TiffyMama said...

Maybe, just maybe he'll have you on the show ONCE he brings back the couch....

10:23 AM  
Blogger TiffyMama said...

And did anyone answer Ms. Mika...I'm having the same problem on my blog too and would love to know how to fix it.


10:25 AM  
Blogger Ms. Mika said...

Nope! TiffyMama,

No one here has answered my question. Vonda Ogle, Romance Writer tried to help me. What I ended up doing was simply changing my template and it moved everything back--although all my links were removed (it warns of this prior to continuing).

Hope this helps!

11:08 AM  
Blogger RK said...

This is more important than his couch:

3:35 PM  
Blogger Ru-isu said...

DUDE! You're crazy ^_^ V. amusing blog ^_^

8:02 PM  
Blogger Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

I've never seen this show.

Maybe it's like the chat show we used to have here called 'Wogan' hosted by Terry (here's the big surprise) Wogan.

It was awful.

He had Vanilla Ice on once. Wogan declared him the 'Elvis of the rap world'

3:14 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

You have never seen the daily show? There must be drugs around, and you must be on them.

7:46 AM  
Blogger .:*Xiao Xin*:. said...

Interesting blog man.

1:28 PM  
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Blogger Mr.X said...

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7:13 PM  
Blogger arzenne said...

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7:38 PM  
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6:31 PM  
Blogger W. Switters said...

The now set looks too much like one from CNN, John can do better than that.
Is the couch on sale at eBay?

7:43 PM  
Blogger Elohimus Maximus said...

John stewart is a tool of the devil...anyone who watches TV is a sinner. Looks like you all should repent for that and join the only true church.
God 56
sinners 0

10:31 PM  
Blogger used*to*be*me* said...

I love Jon. I don't care about the couch. Unless he's naked on the couch, then I'm there!

11:32 PM  
Blogger ~GS said...

I don't like the new set but that's just 'cause my second cousin's roommates brother told me it was talking shit about me.

9:17 AM  
Blogger charles said...

great eye.
you seem very itelligent
comment back

10:11 AM  
Blogger *D* said...

Dude, you said what I felt. I need the couch, Jon needs the couch, Comedy Central needs the couch...We want the couch, man. *cries in corner*

11:54 AM  
Blogger allison said...

I don't care for the new set either, but the man who does the "THIS WEEK IN GOD" skit is hilarious!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Bill Lampton, Ph.D. said...

When a male star gives his height, you better subtract two or more inches from the claim. Tom Cruise says he is 5'9" yet those who have been with him say 5'7" is more like it. Ironically, when a female star gives her height, she probably understates. Nicole Kidman says 5'10" but I think she has to stoop a little to get to that number. Male stars want to seem towering, while female stars want the petite image.

6:04 PM  

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Jeremiah said...

I recognize his face, not a fan because I don't know much about him. I don't watch tv much at all.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Dean said...

The new Daily Show set reminds me of Tucker Carlson's bowtie.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Nathan S. Empsall said...

Freud is seen by the public as psychology's giant, but he was discredited within the field a long time ago. He is know but a giant whose shoulders were built upon. Wrong on a lot of things, almsot everything, but opened many doors.

Ah, but that's not the point. Very funny post, and I think you're right! :-)

10:59 PM  
Blogger spark_e said...

Anteater ass? That's kinda harsh.

11:21 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

Hey I am harsh because I love...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Ms. Mika said...


It's time for a new post! Couch fans in need of fix! I repeat, "Couch Fans In Need of Fix!"

I repeat, "COUCH FANS IN NEED OF FIX!" ;0)

8:36 AM  
Blogger conversation with myself said...

I suppose this will be offensive to you - unless, of course, your blog is a spoof - but your thoughts are trivial. Do you have anything serious to say?

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Buster said...

It's been a crazy two weeks for me and this weekend isn't much better. Something new will be up soon, I promise.

Not offensive, but the site is not supposed to be taken seriously. In fact, I highly reccomend you don't take it seriously as the medication to remedy the resulting condition has some nasty side-effects.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

Just be glad they didn't bring in high stools for the guests like Live! with Regis and that other girl, whatever her name is.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I miss the couch! I hate the new set and I hate the new desk even more. Bring back the couch! Where do I send my donation?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Ms. Mika said...

Yeah! I can't wait! But I will!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Wombat & Aspen said...

Jon asked me out once but I didn't know who he was and said, "No." Missed the gravy train...heard he's married now.


3:15 PM  
Blogger Southern Lily said...

hehehe....very funny!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Lindsay Jo Beautiful said...


I love it.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Chicana Pero Picosa said...

I do miss the old set!!! This one seems a little too serious for "fake" news. I do love Jon and the daily show correspondents they could do their show from a garbage dump I'd still watch, its the most informative show out there!!!

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without the couch the show becomes more of what it actually is a news show, yes its on comedy central but who cares its a news show its still very funny and the lack couch ain't going to change anything about it being funny.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss that couch. The show just doesnt have that umf without it

12:09 AM  
Blogger JaneeVee said...

I was in LA last weekend for an art show and witnessed the couch hanging out in a gang!
When good couches go is a sad thing indeed.

2:29 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

That's a great question. I know there have been many instances in television of masking height like this. (On "That '70s Show," Mila Kunis wears tall platforms to appear closer to Laura Prepon's height, which is 7" taller.) They also do a lot of couch scenes there to mask the difference. It's all Roosevelt's legs again.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Duct Tape said...

ok this has got to be the coolest thing I never knew about!

11:34 PM  
Anonymous The Couch said...

You like me... you REALLY like me!!!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Kay Ray said...

someone missed the Freud's 8 stages of development :) just kidding

8:17 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

I actually sat on the old couch (the red one that preceded the grey one) a few years ago when I was in the studio audience. So very homey, so very good for enabling a comfortable conversation. The new set feels forced and unnatural. Bring back the couch!

11:41 AM  
Blogger petrovant said...

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12:12 PM  
Blogger O'Grady said...

The Daily Show. Jon Stewart is a funny man.


4:09 AM  
Blogger Lingerie Lady said...

I am actually two weeks behind on my Daily Show (trusty TIVO is holding it for me) but I miss the couch so much. I am still voting for JS for president next election. I think I will start that campain! :)

9:11 PM  
Blogger s-hooks said...

nice couch

10:55 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

haha... the new set is kind of empty now that you mention it! bring back the couch and give that office chair to ME! (mine sucks)
hey, remember his OLD couch?

2:40 AM  
Blogger yasin_92 said...

this is so hilarious and i think that thier has been an actual plot against the poor pld couch and i think that geroge bush is in on it and it was his idea all along and jon was bribed 1 billion dollars!! laterz

12:22 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Speaking of short.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Theo Greene said...

I'm so very confused. Please help me. Thanks.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Nance said...

The whole set should be a "pit" setup, like the old 80s livingroom furniture set. Then Jon and the guests could recline (or not) at will.

Don't be too hard on Jon. He's the only honest journalist we have.

1:54 PM  
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i dont really think any of
this is funny

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