Cultural References

Jon Stewart (People)

"So, you're pitching what, exactly?"
"A call-in show. Political affairs, cultural affairs, whatever affairs. Witty, smart, crazy. It's like Jon Stewart meets Crossfire. If Jon Stewart didn't hate Crossfire."

In 2004, Jon Stewart — anchor for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a fake news show on Comedy Central — went on Crossfire, a talk show on CNN, and quite justifiably called Tucker Carlson a dick. The famous quote ("You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show") begat a storm of media and internet attention to Jon Stewart, and Stewart's argument against the existence of shows like Crossfire may have had something to do with its later cancellation. Piz may be getting himself in over his head by suggesting a Crossfire-type radio show. While Piz can certainly be funny, he's no Jon Stewart, and we're definitely hoping he turns out to be no Tucker Carlson, either.

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"
Who's Who bio: Jon Stewart

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