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Daily Show Mentions Buffett

January 7th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett got a mention on Wednesday night’s The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

Host Jon Stewart was recapping the previous night’s Iowa Caucus when he made reference to Jimmy after showing clips of Ron Paul’s post-caucus speech:

“His crowd responds to everything,” said Stewart. “It’s like being at a Jimmy Buffett show where shit’s going on and you’re like “why is everyone wearing a parrot on their head.” People are holding up lighters like “abolish the fed!”

Watch the episode here. The relevant portion begins around the 5:30 mark.

This is the second time in the past couple years that Buffett has been referenced on the Daily Show. Stewart made a similar joke about Jimmy’s shows in 2009 when discussing the financial industry and the herd mentality of those working in the markets.

“It’s like a Jimmy Buffett concert. You meet the people individually… very nice, but you get them all together and they put on the parrot hats and you’re like “I’m not investing with you idiots”.”

Two similar references? It seems as if Jon Stewart had an experience at a Buffett show that stuck with him.

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