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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Larry Wilmore looked at the media reactions to President Obama’s usage of a certain word to make a point about racism in America. To which Larry asked: “I mean, you honestly believe that Obama is the first president to use the N-word?” And after reviewing the historical record, Larry concluded that Obama is really the first president to use that word “without expecting someone to then immediately bring him a lemonade.”

Jon Stewart hosted a “debate” on the Confederate flag, with show contributors Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper. And they illustrated a key problem here: People suddenly realize what’s wrong with that flag, or any other issue of racism — as soon as a white person explains it.

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And in a rare appearance on national TV for a certain former comedian, Jon also welcomed Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to talk about getting along with people in Washington — while also sticking to the real differences that set the two parties apart. Franken also told a fun anecdote about the time he accidentally gaveled a committee hearing to begin — with his coffee mug.

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Seth Meyers teamed up with fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Maya Rudolph, to do an impression of Rachel Dolezal.

Jimmy Kimmel talked about the demotion of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, with a special guest: The very disgruntled ghost of Alexander Hamilton.

Jimmy Fallon hosted Seth MacFarlane — along with an appearance by Seth’s dad, Ron MacFarlane. Seth also reminisced about once getting high with his dad on Thanksgiving.

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