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Jon Stewart And A Talking Emmy On The End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens September 21, 2011 at 12:58PM

The end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was obvious fodder for late night shows, but Jon Stewart handled the story best, with a mix of absurdist gay jokes (Jason Jones dancing in teeny cut-off jeans) and sincere relief that the policy has changed.
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The end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was obvious fodder for late night shows, but Jon Stewart handled the story best, with a mix of absurdist gay jokes (Jason Jones dancing in teeny cut-off jeans) and sincere relief that the policy has changed.

Stewart even managed a wacky quick detour that featured a talking Emmy award (from Sunday's worst Emmys ever ) that mocked The Daily Show's win - and why was a winner doing a stale Bill Clinton joke? - even as it reminded us that they beat the competition. Take a look:


He begins with Jones and the silly part:


Here's the talking Emmy in a segment on the history of gays in the military, which ends more seriously with a gone-viral video of a soldier coming out to his father:


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