Before we get started, I need to give a SERIOUS shout out to Danielle of the Sarsgaard Soiree and Nicole of this post who met Jake today as he was going into his taping of "The Daily Show." They stuck around to see him after the taping, too, and Jake noticed, telling Nicole she was "a good fan" for waiting. I'm going to overlook the soul-crushing bitterness that comes from Jake having never said such a thing to me (ahem) and say good job girls! I'm not the least bit jealous. Here is the fabulous video (thank you Danielle!!):
And so tonight marks the third and final live-blogging experience in the Rendition Publicity Blitz, referred to in some circles as "Jake Week." We don't refer to it as such in our circle because on Jake Watch, every week is Jake Week. This week is just a week where our posts come later in the day than other weeks.
Three hours to go!
Two hours and forty-five minutes later: An announcer tells us to stay tuned because "Jon picks up what Jake Gyllenhaal puts down." I can't even begin to guess what that means.
10:00 - Yes! A show that starts at a semi-reasonable hour! This week has taught me how grateful I am that I don't live in the Eastern time zone.
10:01 - After mentioning Stephen Colbert's Presidential campaign, Jon promises to ask Jake if he's ever "sucked a fuck." He mentions Donnie Darko chatrooms (what?) but not Jake Watch OR JAKE'S BID FOR THE PRESIDENCY!! Son of a BITCH. We're going to come up empty on this aren't we? The opening was RIGHT THERE!
10:06 - An R. Kelly impersonator sings a song about Senator Larry Craig, leading me to believe this is going to be a stranger than usual Daily Show.
10:20 - The pie chart scene. I think I could recite this scene from memory at this point.
10:21 - At long last! And thanks to the video above, you already know what Jake is wearing!
10:21 - Jake and Jon "woo!" at each other. Jake calls The Daily Show "the rock show of talk shows" and then they do monster truck announcer impersonations together.
10:21 - More Red Sox talk. Did I mention my lack of baseball knowledge (*cough*interest*cough*)?
10:22 - Jake cracks a Giuliani joke. (Ooh, political!)
10:22 - Jake says "Gyllenhaal in the Green Monster" and I'll let the context of that slide for the moment.
10:24 - Jake and Jon discuss their sporting challenge (continuing from Jake's previous visit to the show). Jon calls Jake "virile" and a woman in the audience calls Jon "decrepit." Snort.
10:25 - Jake calls Meryl Streep a bitch. HA! He then says "She's a hot bitch."
10:25 - Jake concedes that Meryl's discussion of the film makes it unnecessary for him to talk about it. As I said in my post yesterday. So where is the campaign talk?!
10:28 - More focus on the Colbert Presidential campaign.
And then it's done and all of those wonderful opportunities to plug Jake in '08 are suddenly gone. And Jon never asked about Jake sucking a fuck. And I still don't know what the announcer was referring to in the promo before the show (unless it was just generic announcer talk). I officially give up! I'm also officially going to bed. Good night!
Daily Show vid from Comedy Central.