The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mocks CNN’s BlizzardMobile
You may not have heard, but there was a big storm this week.
The Great Blizzard of 2015 was all over the news, as experts predicted record snowfalls in the northeastern United States. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all non-emergency vehicles to stay off the roads on Monday night, with an urgency that was ripe for parody. Expectations for snowy disaster were high in NYC, but while the New England area was hit pretty hard, the Big Apple was mostly unscathed by the storm.
But that didn’t stop New York-based cable news outlets from devoting hours of breathless coverage to what was, ultimately, not exactly a “SERIOUS SITUATION.”
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The press’ overreaction did not escape the notice of The Daily Show, which mocked the media response last night in a lengthy segment entitled, “Blizzapocalypsegeddon ’15—The White-Erdammergung” (below).
On the show, host Jon Stewart noted the hypocrisy of cable news network anchors telling people not to drive on the roads, and then proceeding to drive on the roads themselves for their broadcasts. The worst offender was CNN’s Don Lemon, who did his show from the backseat of an SUV, which he dubbed his “BlizzardMobile.”
In a bit parodying Lemon’s BlizzardMobile, Daily Show correspondent, Jordan Klepper, hopped into a Subaru Forrester and took to the streets of New York to provide his own “hard-hitting coverage” of the event:
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Our favorite part of the bit is that they got Kristen Schaal to show up just for the sight gag of her and several other Daily Show correspondents stuffed into the back of an SUV for an in-car panel discussion. Her expression is fantastic.