It's only been five weeks since John Stewart left The Daily Show and it returned to the air Sept. 28 with its new host Trevor Noah.
So how did he do?
Well, there was a lot of winking.
Pope Francis has left America behind, but surely he will not soon forget his six-day visit to America.
Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia all got a chance to glimpse the Pontiff.
He was put on a pizza and recreated in dog form and even used to troll NYC.
He also made resigning Speaker of the House John Boehner cry.
But possibly nothing could prepare him for coming big hat to big hat with a baby dressed up in the robes of the supreme Holy See.
It looks like he loved it.
Bon voyage, Pope. See you later.
While Pope Francis addressed Congress Sept. 24, New York City waited for his arrival. It was the perfect time to prank the Big Apple.
So, Madame Tassaud's drove around a new wax statue of the Pontiff in a convertible, leading to many turned heads, many selfies, many confused looks, many traffic snarls and at least one investigation by authorities.
Local news channel 6ABC has the story:
The wax figure of the pope was part of a publicity stunt for Madame Tassaud, which added it to its collection in advance of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The company drove it around Midtown, hours before the pope's expected arrival.
Someone who saw the figure of the pope riding down Fifth Avenue was concerned, snapped a photo and sent it to the New York City Police Department.
Officers investigated and found that the pope wasn't really in the back of the white convertible, which hardly looked like the popemobile. The actual Pope Francis was addressing Congress at the time the replica was spotted in NYC.
No charges were filed in the incident, but Madame Tassaud personnel apologized to officers for not having a front license plate - a state motor vehicle violation.
One reporter even took a video of the goof.
This was on Columbus Avenue just now.Posted by Michelle Charlesworth on Thursday, September 24, 2015
You might not know that the Pope is in America. Especially if you've been in a coma for the past month.
It's causing people to do some pretty intense things in the name of putting the papacy on its pedestal. Things like dressing their dogs up like the Holy See and creating emojis to welcome his visit.
Well, some pizza men in New York wanted to do something in their wheelhouse when the Pope comes to the Big Apple Sept. 25. So they put him on a pizza.
The five-hour process came from a place of respect according to local channel ABC 7:
"We want to do something special for the Pope, he's coming back to the city," said Tony Salihaj, the chef.
The highly anticipated arrival of Pope Francis in New York already has venues across the city cooking up a surprise or two.
"We decided to make an image of him the best we can," Salihaj said. "We're pizza men we're not artists."
Tony Salihaj says he came up with the papal pizza recipe along with a friend and then quickly put it into execution; with the help of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, tomatoes, anchovies, and peppers to round out the details and adornments.
"This took about five hours to make this one and lots of patience," Salihaj said.
Look at him in all of his greasy grace.
We can guess what their decision process looks like:
This is not the way to promote world peace.
Some poor, poor guy over at Gawker had his life's dreams put on hold when the Pope came to town. And he is surely not alone.
With the Pope's parade into America came enormous traffic blockages that put the kibosh on iPhone 6S deliveries. As the writer says:
The monstrous traffic congestion caused by the arrival of Pope Francis is expected to be so bad that UPS and Apple are already warning customers against the worst: missing the promised Friday arrival date of our new aluminum and glass idols. I received this email yesterday, and renounced my faith in the Catholic Church:
We know the Pope spreads an anti-capitalism message, but shouldn't it be one that doesn't involve the delay of new technology? Think of the children!
I ask you to join me in praying for my trip to Cuba and the United States. I need your prayers.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 18, 2015
Well, we need our iPhones. How else are we supposed to use those cute little emojis that Twitter created for your visit?
iPhone owners wept.
Just ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to America, Twitter rolled out some new emojis to welcome the leader of the Catholic church.
The social media company explained the new emojis in a blog post.
As Pope Francis (@Pontifex) makes his historic journey to the US, there will undoubtedly be excitement and celebration surrounding his arrival – both in the cities he visits, and on Twitter. Considering the warm Twitter welcome he received shortly after being named Pope, we anticipate many devotees will flock to Twitter to savor his visit.
No matter where you are, we want to make it easy for you to follow right along with his journey. We also wanted to offer a bit of fun to the proceedings, so today you'll start to see special Twitter Emojis that celebrate his historic visit to the US. To see the emojis appended to the end of the hashtag, simply Tweet your messages using these hashtags:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey welcomed the Holy See with the new emoji:
And others have joined as he arrived.
Not even Catholic and I'm excited for #PopeinUS lol— Becca (@BeccaAshmon) September 22, 2015
#PopeinUS emoji is killing my catholic ass— gem (@cecaelias) September 22, 2015
I'm not religious - but the #PopeinUS is quite something. This Pope is really breaking the stereotype - I really respect that!— Kar (@KarMarsten) September 22, 2015
Welcome to America, Your Popiness!
Pope Francis is now officially a baller.
The Harlem Globetrotters paid a visit to the Vatican on Wednesday, and they performed a few tricks with the pope during his weekly meet-and-greet with the public.
At one point he tried to spin a basketball on his finger, but it didn’t stay up for very long. And the second attempt was even worse.
But he appeared to enjoy the whole experience nonetheless.
The team also gave him a jersey with his name and the number 90 on it (because the Globetrotters are 90 years old), and they said that he could play with them as an honorary member.
Pope John Paul II was also made an honorary Golbetrotter back in 2000.
The Globetrotters posted some more images of their meeting with Francis on Twitter.
Doing God’s work all day can make a man hungry.
In a recent TV interview in Mexico, Pope Francis said that there was one thing he really didn’t like about his job.
“The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza,” he said.
This past weekend, his wish was – sort of – granted.
Francis motorcade was making its way through Naples on Sunday, when a man named Enzo Cacialli ran up to him and handed him a pie with the words “Il Papa” written out in dough.
Probably not the best idea in the world to sprint towards the popemobile like a maniac, but no one seemed to mind.
Cacialli is co-owner of Pizzeria Don Ernesto, which also gave a pizza to Bill Clinton in 1994.
Here’s a closr look at the Pope’s pie from the Pizzeria “Don Ernesto” Facebook page which was topped with yellow cherry tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala:
Good news for your dearly departed Fluffy.
At a recent appearance in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis consoled a young boy whose dog had died saying: "Paradise is open to all of God's creatures."
This is contradictory to traditional Roman Catholic beliefs that animals don't have souls as well as the views of the previous pope, Pope Benedict XVI.
Benedict gave a sermon in 2008 in which he said that after an animal dies, it "just means the end of existence on earth."
The Humane Society is praising the comments, and PETA thinks this might now turn everyone into a vegan.
As an animal lover, Pope Francis (whose name comes from the patron saint of animals, St. Francis of Assisi) also received two donkeys as an early Christmas present this year.
Pope Benedict XVI has joined Twitter as part of The Vatican's continued effort to step up its social media presence. The Pope will answer questions on matters of faith that are hashtagged #AskPontifex and submitted to his Twitter handle @Pontifex (which is the latin word for "Pontiff") beginning on December 12—just in time for Christmas celebrations—according to the Vatican's senior communications adviser Greg Burke. Not surprisingly, parody accounts impersonating the Pope have already surfaced.