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Late-Night TV’s Best Responses to the Government Shutdown

In Washington, DC, a bunch of overgrown children are about to end their third day of negotiating basic human rights guaranteed to citizens in the majority of Earth’s most powerful countries. Yes, the United States government is still closed, and this week on late-night TV, we’ve seen a lot of wonderfully biting responses to the bafflingly vicious battle for American healthcare.┬áCheck out some of our favorites below, but keep in mind that the best shutdown parody of all is the shutdown itself.

Jon Stewart has been using the shutdown to make some of the best late-night segments we’ve seen in a long time. Stewart is never kind to government idiots, but it doesn’t get much more beautifully scathing than calling the whining shutdown perpetrators “self-righteous, Orwellian zebra queefs.” BRAVO.

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