You don’t have to be American or follow politics or even know who Mitch McConnell is to get a laugh out of The Daily Show's #mcconnelling gimmick. The basics: Mitch McConnell is a Kentucky senator running for reelection in the U.S. midterms, and he recently released a creepy campaign ad that opens will 12 seconds of silent smiling. A few weeks back on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart improved the commercial by setting it to various song options—including Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back"—and invited viewers to submit their own variations under the hashtag #mcconnelling. Then on last night's episode, he played some highlights from these submissions—which you can check out in the clip below.
Also, to keep McConnell's weird smile trending, Stewart introduced a number of new hashtags on yesterday's show: #meconnelling, #mitchtake, and #mcconnellhey.
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