Jon Stewart is happy to declare #McConnelling a success.
Before “The Daily Show” went on break earlier this month, it asked viewers to send in their own versions of Mitch McConnell’s now infamous campaign ad full of shots of the Minority Leader smiling awkwardly into the camera, with no dialogue.
When the ad debuted, Stewart and his writers mocked it by superimposing an alternate soundtrack (Sir Mix-A-Lot and Simon and Garfunkel standing out), going on to invite viewers to submit their own.
“We called it #McConnelling, and asked you to play along. And man, did you play along,” said Stewart. Rolling the tape, Stewart cracked up through each of the submissions, including “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, “Oh Yeah,” by Yello, and the audio of a Cialis commercial.
Next up, Stewart proposed #McConnellhey, the act of synching the ad with a fitting clip — really any clip — of fellow Southerner Matthew McConaughey.
Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central: