Using props such as Beck's trademark chalkboard as he conjured a series of ridiculous conspiracy theories, Stewart achieved the near-impossible: out-crazying Glenn Beck.
Stewart began with a clip of Beck ranting against progressivism, calling progressives a "cancer in America" that are "destroying our Constitution" and who "want to control every aspect of your life."
Picking up on that theme, Stewart said, "I didn't know that's what I wanted, but I guess I want to control every aspect of your life. As a progressive I might say I think it's a good idea for an agency to monitor pollution. But I guess what I really mean is it's in the state's interest that we be allowed to put a chip in your head that tells you when you can masturbate."
"Total control," Stewart said. "In my America, nobody tells people when they can masturbate!"
The rest of the segment followed similar Beckian logic.
"I'm not saying that believing there should be a minimum standard for how much lead is in our paint might lead to the government having the right to sterilize and kill Jews. I'm not saying that that might be the case. I'm saying that's the case."
Stewart also channeled Beck's recent fear-mongering about China:
"It turns out that progressives advocating for government regulations on toxins in water and our children's toys turns us into China! The very country that has been putting toxins in water and our children's toys. It's so ingenious it almost -- It's so ingenious it almost doesn't make any sense whatsoever."
Stewart eventually deciphered a secret code that uncovered the ultimate conspiracy: Bert, from Sesame Street, is actually Hitler.
"I'm sorry. I promised myself that I would cry," Stewart said at the end, as he tried to force the tears to come.
It was the second time Stewart has channeled Glenn Beck. Earlier this year, Stewart warned about the coming war in American for Beck's internal organs.
Watch the video of Jon Stewart's epic Glenn Beck impression.
Update: Reacting to the Daily Show segment, Glenn Beck said it was "hysterical," but insisted Stewart "continues to get it wrong."
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