Covering the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold gay marriage across the land, Jon Stewart on Monday dedicated an entire segment to the dissent of Justice Antonin Scalia.
The host of “The Daily Show” was baffled by the judge’s colorful attacks on the ruling, fixating on phrases such as “pure applesauce” and “jiggery pokery.”
“Sir, let us not say things we can never take back — or even understand,” Stewart said, next to the chyron, “The Human Dissentipede.”
Stewart consulted his “Old Man Dictionary” and found that “jiggery pokery” actually means “pure applesauce.”
The host had a particular problem with Scalia’s opinion in the gay marriage case, in which the justice branded his own court as a “select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine” that was overturning the will of the voters.
“And unelected judges should never overturn the will of the people,” Stewart said. “It’s a core Scalia principle.”
“Unless the voters’ will was for Obamacare, which he was glad to try and destroy
the day before, or if the voters wanted to limit campaign finance spending,” Stewart continued, “or if the voters wanted a Voting Rights Act and kept electing congresses that renewed its anti-racial bias provisions.”
Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central:
This post has been updated.