The Daily Show

10 Best Episodes of The Daily Show

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Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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#15 - Jon Stewart's Final Episode (Season 20 - Episode 142)

On Jon's last episode of The Daily Show, he revisits The Best F#@king News Team Ever, gets a send-off from his top political targets and says goodbye after 16 years as host.

The episode was rated 8.92 from 224 votes.

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#14 - Ricky Gervais (Season 17 - Episode 86)


The Best F#@king News Team Ever reports from the Gingrich, Romney and Obama camps; Al Madrigal investigates "personhood" in Oklahoma; and Ricky Gervais talks Karl Pilkington.

The episode was rated 9.00 from 13 votes.

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#13 - GOP Convention 2012: Friday (Season 17 - Episode 146)

Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair, Mitt Romney recalls America's idyllic past, and the Best F#@king News Team Ever say goodbye to the Republican National Convention.

The episode was rated 9.05 from 20 votes.

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#12 - Steve Carell (Season 17 - Episode 117)


Attorney General Eric Holder faces criticism from the House Oversight Committee, Obama and Romney face hecklers on the trail, and Steve Carell promotes all of his new books.

The episode was rated 9.08 from 13 votes.

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#11 - John R. Hall (Season 17 - Episode 102)

President Obama voices his support for same-sex marriage, Kristen Schaal shares her voting history, and John Hall critiques Jon's Queen Elizabeth II impression.

The episode was rated 9.13 from 15 votes.

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#10 - Jane Goodall (Season 17 - Episode 88)


The Secret Service is embroiled in a prostitution scandal, the media addresses Hilary Rosen and the "war on women," and Jane Goodall talks Disney's new film, "Chimpanzee.

The episode was rated 9.13 from 15 votes.

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#9 - Rachel Weisz (Season 17 - Episode 74)

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum pick up wins in the Southern primaries and CNN has a hard time making it exciting, South by Southwest creates "homeless hotspots," and Rachel Weisz reveals that her movie "Deep Blue Sea" has no LL Cool J-eating sharks.

The episode was rated 9.18 from 11 votes.

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#8 - Admiral General Aladeen (Season 17 - Episode 100)


Elections in Europe spell bad news for incumbents, Al Madrigal gauges young voters' enthusiasm for Obama, and Admiral General Aladeen assures Jon that his family is safe.

The episode was rated 9.22 from 23 votes.

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#7 - Robert Draper (Season 17 - Episode 95)

Rupert Murdoch faces new accusations, the Democrats have issues in North Carolina, and Robert Draper offers a glimpse into the House of Representatives.

The episode was rated 9.29 from 14 votes.

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#6 - Louis C.K. (Season 17 - Episode 123)


Mitt Romney retires retroactively, John Oliver reports from New Jersey on the Viacom-DirecTV dispute, and Louis C.K. clarifies his controversial Twitter comments.

The episode was rated 9.33 from 24 votes.

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#5 - Elizabeth Warren (Season 17 - Episode 49)

Mitt Romney defends his tax returns, Newt Gingrich one-ups Mitt Romney at the Florida GOP debate, and Elizabeth Warren urges America to invest in its future.

The episode was rated 9.36 from 11 votes.

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#4 - Michelle Obama (Season 17 - Episode 104)


Jon recalls a conversation with Roger Ailes, examines the good and bad kinds of socialism, and talks to Michelle Obama about the importance of gardening.

The episode was rated 9.38 from 16 votes.

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#3 - Madeleine Albright (Season 17 - Episode 93)

The Secret Service prostitution scandal widens, The Best F#@king News Team Ever fights voter apathy, and Madeleine Albright shares personal history.

The episode was rated 9.40 from 15 votes.

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#2 - Rachel Maddow (Season 17 - Episode 79)


Supporters and opponents before the Supreme Court to discuss The Affordable Care Act, Spike Lee endangers the lives of the sweetest people in the world, and Rachel Maddow explains how Americans can connect with the military.

The episode was rated 9.40 from 15 votes.

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#1 - Neil deGrasse Tyson (Season 17 - Episode 64)

Rick Santorum gets queasy over John F. Kennedy's religious tolerance speech, the Pope joins the Twitterverse, and Neil deGrasse Tyson advocates U.S. space exploration.

The episode was rated 9.62 from 13 votes.

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