16/26. Host Jon Stewart was the guest on Craig Kilborn's last show as host. Since Kilborn is so tall, he gave Stewart a phone book to sit on to mirror his height.
17/26. The show's theme song is called "Dog on Fire."
18/26. Sen. John Edwards announced his intention to run for President of the United States on this show. Candidate Carol Moseley Braun dropped out of the race the day after she did an interview on the show.
19/26. Jon Stewart usually ended the show with a "Moment of Zen" clip from the media or popular culture. However, during the week after American historian Howard Zinn's January 2010 death, one episode instead ended with a "Moment of Zinn," a brief clip of Zinn's 2005 appearance on the show.
20/26. Ed Helms left the show in 2006 to become a regular cast member on The Office (2005), along with The Daily Show (1996) cast-mate Steve Carell. He returned to The Daily Show (1996) on December 12 to report on the confirmation of new Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and made an allusion to his stint on The Office (2005) by telling the audience he was working undercover in Scranton.
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