Jon Stewart is near, if not at, the top of my list of entertainment heroes these days. I know that doesn't make me unique, but whether or not you're a fan, if you missed Thursday's episode of The Daily Show, I encourage you to try to catch the Friday repeats at either 10 AM or 7 PM. You don't need to watch the whole episode, but the last 10 minutes featuring an interview with Jennifer Love Hewitt plugging this weekend's opening of Garfield: The Movie are priceless. I've never seen any talk show host blatantly ridicule his guest's film the way Stewart scoffs at Garfield , but I suppose he just couldn't help himself. For her part, Hewitt couldn't stop squirming.
Stewart starts by asking some fairly basic questions: Why would anyone make this movie? Wasn't Garfield popular in the '80s and not so much now? He then continues by marvelling at Bill Murray's involvement in such a project -- Murray is the voice of the famously fat cat. Stewart states that Murray must have agreed to do Garfield's voice simply because he was bored and wanted a quick payday to buy a new suit.
If it wasn't so damn funny, it would have been flat-out rude. But it wasn't -- rather, it was utterly hysterical. Catch it, if you can.