Jon Stewart's Parting Words: 'If You Smell Something, Say Something'
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:45:47 UTC by Alan Duke
Before Jon Stewart signed off for the last time as Daily Show host, he shared advice for viewers to follow in the absence of his nightly broadcasts: "The best defense against bullshit is vigilance. If you smell something, say something."
Stewart's final episode was filled with just about every comedian who has worked on the show, along with a list of celebrities who Stewart has essentially called "bullshit" on over the years. -- including Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, John Kerry and Bill O'Reilly.
Even the CEO of Arby's, the fast food chain Stewart was fond of teasing, appeared. "Jon Stewart, it's like your TV threw up on your face," Arby's Paul Brown declared.
The emotional ending came as Stewart delivered a lecture reminiscent of President Dwight Eisenhower's prophetic farewell address in which he warned the nation against "the Military Industrial Complex."
"Bullshit is everywhere," Stewart warned. "There is very little that you will encounter in life that has not in some way been infused with bullshit." Examples he gave included the Patriot Act.
"Whenever something's been titled 'freedom,' 'family,' 'fairness,' 'health,' 'America,' take a good long sniff," he said. "Chances are it's been manufactured in a facility that may contain traces of bullshit. The best defense against bullshit is vigilance. If you smell something, say something."
Watch Stewarts final minutes:
Earlier in the last show, he was joined by some of his former co-workers:
South African comedian Trevor Noah, 31, will takeover the Daily Show hosting gig starting September 28, 2015.
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