New York City's mayoral primaries are over, and while that means saying goodbye to Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner (and John Oliver's danger dance), it opens up the possibility of a new era of Bill de Blasio fanboying. As the family celebrated de Blasio's democratic primary win with his supporters, one news anchor dared to called the family photogenic. "Photogenic? They're a photogenic family?" Jon Stewart replied. "I rarely say this about the media: You're underselling it."
The de Blasios then did the Smackdown, their signature dance that one anchor called "a weird gymnastic move that brought huge cheers from the crowd." No one was more excited about the Smackdown than Stewart who, after taking a moment to compose himself, asked that the de Blasios adopt him.
"Yep, somehow after 12 years of Captain Soda Nark, I think New York might be ready for a charismatic biracial family with their own signature synchronized dance moves that appear to have been beamed here from their own 1970s musical variety special," Stewart said. "Who is better than this family? No one is better than this family."
Stewart's love of the de Blasio family goes so far that, while airing a clip of the now famous de Blasio campaign ad featuring his son Dante, Stewart suddenly started sporting an afro.
But it wasn't all fun and games that fateful primary night. "Meanwhile, on the agony of defeat side, the former Congressman turned social media pioneer Anthony Weiner," Stewart noted. It was time for John Oliver to retire the Carlos Danger dance — after doing it one last time. "I'm not going to miss him," Oliver said. "You're not going to miss the Danger?" Stewart asked, the song playing in the background. Eventually, Oliver relented, though he danced to a slower, melancholic version of the song. "It's not the same," Oliver said. "He's a pathetic individual. It's not as fun this way." All good things must come to an end.
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