The Daily Show on Oscar Mayer's Memorial [video]
Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, back from a week-long break:
The story that burned me the most while I was on my break was our culture's continued fascination — yay, exploitation — of celebrities, even after their death. I'm talking about the non-stop coverage of the death of a legend, Oscar Mayer III, grandson of the founder of the meat empire. The memorial was a spectacle, televised on every network, it was embarrassing to lovers of deli meats everywhere.
Video: The Daily Show on Oscar Mayer's Memorial
But in fact, Oscar Mayer III had specifically requested that the Wienermobile not make an appearance at his funeral.