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Best of Enemies: Jon Stewart's 10 Favorite 'Daily Show' Targets

From Fox News to Arby's, the folks commonly caught in the comedian's crosshairs

Mitch McConnell

Stewart has savored delivering taunting impersonations of several of his favorite targets: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Chris Christie. But arguably his best impression remains his dead-on vicious parody of the senior U.S. senator from Kentucky. Others have commented on Mitch McConnell's droopy eyes and lazy drawl, but Stewart found the perfect pop-culture reference point for the politician's faux-downhome charm by likening him to Cecil Turtle, the sometimes-adversary of Bugs Bunny in the old Looney Tunes cartoons. The host's exquisitely slowed-down imitation made McConnell's frequently infuriating public comments slightly more tolerable: We'd turn on The Daily Show just to hear him light into the guy. Jon especially had fun in 2014 by encouraging his audience to go #McConnelling, which involved fans marrying different pop songs to one particularly vanilla McConnell campaign ad. Pro Tip: Any song with the word "eyes" in the lyrics works great.