Daily Show Segment: Americans Shocked To Discover Existence of Entire Other Country

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Americans were treated to some of the most outrageous, inane and downright scary highlights from Australia’s election campaign during a special segment on The Daily Show last night. But it was the existence of a large, yellow country thousands of miles off the coast of Mexico that was of most surprise to some viewers.

“There were some really funny gaffs and bloopers on that Daily Show segment. But the most fascinating thing was that there’s this entire other country out there. Who the f*ck new that?” one viewer commented.

Another viewer Tweeted, “Getting wine stains off your penis is one thing. But the real question is, how the hell do people get all the way down to the bottom of the earth?!”

On a more serious note, a Californian man said he was shocked to hear One Nation candidate Stephanie Banister’s interview with Channel 7. “I’m not certain, but I’m pretty sure she was speaking American. Incredible.”

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14 Comments

  1. Squirrel

    August 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for this. It is more clever than you possibly realise. I hate to say it but when I visited the US, this attitude was actually pretty accurate amongst some people. A top university there even suggested a Kiwi colleague shouldn’t do his Masters in the US because of difficulties with “English not being your first language.”

  2. Otter Chaos (@Ylf_Aneko)

    August 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Clever!

  3. uloola

    August 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Thank goodness the Daily Show host described OZ as a yellow country,if he had said it was gold it may have resulted in a horde of yankee boat people landing on our shores anxious to stake a claim and start panning for the elusive metal.
    P.S.Is it true that Appauline Hanson’s old fish and chip shop is now owned by a Vietnamese immigrant?

    • Caitlin Fellegvari

      August 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Yes. That has been confirmed and the irony is delicious.

  4. mountainridersnewzealand

    August 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Please don’t be harsh with people ‘up there’. They’re simply closer to the Sun and it fries their brain. .

  5. Ally Morgan

    August 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Must admit I’m with you,Squirrel, most Americans thought kangaroos roam our streets, and were amazed at our grasp of the English language! And couldn’t believe some of our free to air TV, which would be restricted in the states

    • Davey Bee

      August 15, 2013 at 2:14 am

      You should really look at The University of the Sunshine Coast. Kangaroos everywhere, all really tame, just munching away on the campus grass. Little wonder Americans (who make up a large part of the OS student contingent) have some really messed up ideas about our country.

    • Rachel Harris (@notwrinkles)

      August 26, 2013 at 9:56 am

      I found it hilarious over there that the advertisements have a broader ‘rating’ system than their tv shows!

  6. Jo B

    August 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    and to think these people are the nation making decisions about the world’s future – they don’t even know we are here.

    • mountainridersnewzealand

      August 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Don’t tell them Jo!!!! They’ll take the Interstate Highway from California to Hawaii (yep there is one) and they’ll drown

  7. Amanda Mac

    August 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

    It is always a mystery how we stick on, here in Australia, as we are Down under!a

  8. internetact12

    August 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Question here: Is the Daily Show sampling the worst or are elections in Australia just like the ones in America (guy says something stupid every day)? Considering my fellow Americans’ ignorance, I’m assuming it’s more of the former.

    • JohnS-Melbourne

      August 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      Yes internetact, we do have plenty of dumbo candidates in Australia for comedians to parody, but the worst of them have no chance of being taken seriously, let alone getting elected. For example, One Nation (the “Islam is a country” Party) will be lucky to get one candidate elected in the entire country in our elections, whereas Sara Palin was proposed as a serious candidate for VP of the US. And then, perhaps less seriously, as a potential Presidential candidate.

      • zan

        September 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

        Um…. the worst of them – Jaymes Diaz, Fiona Scott, Barnaby Joyce (need I go on) – are good chances of being MPs next week.