Jon Stewart was a freakin' genius at the Oscars last night. It's a true pleasure to watch the Hollywood elite be reminded that they're no better than the rest of us. Build them up on the red carpet and then break them down at showtime. That's what I say.
My favorite Jon Stewart Oscar quotes:
"I have to say it is a little shocking to see all these big names here, these huge stars. The Oscars is really I guess the one night of the year when you can see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic Party. And it's exciting for the stars as well because it's the first time many of you have ever voted for a winner."
"There are women here who could barely afford enough gown to cover their breasts." - Stewart joking that Hollywood was losing money to illegal downloading
"'Capote' showed America that not all gay people are virile cowboys -- some are actually effete New York intellectuals."
"A lot of people say this town is too liberal, out of touch with mainstream America ... a modern day, beachfront Sodom and Gomorrah, a moral black hole where innocence is obliterated in an endless orgy of sexual gratification and greed ... I just thought you should know a lot of people are saying that."
"Bjork could not be here -- she was trying on her Oscar dress and Dick Cheney shot her."
"'Schindler's List' and 'Munich.' I think I speak for all Jews when I say I can't wait to see what happens to us next. Trilogy!" - Stewart to Steven Speilberg