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Jon Stewart, David Letterman: Mitt Romney chat goes south

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When Daily Show host Jon Stewart stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman last night, the two comics broached the topic of Mitt Romney. The seemingly harmless conversation quickly went awry when Letterman offered a counter theory on Stewart’s ideas about the GOP presidential candidate. Romney, said Letterman, looks like “the guy who’s on the underwear package.”

Some comic freestyling then led Stewart to wonder whether Letterman even had to wear underwear anymore, suggesting that Letterman has a team of interns perhaps who “just sit there and hug your groin for you.” Letterman didn’t miss a self-deprecating beat: “Jon! I had a little trouble along those lines…” So how did we get from Romney to sexual harassment in such a short span of time? See the clip below.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Did you appreciate Stewart’s commitment to his comedic stream of consciousness? Was Letterman’s response as good-humored as can be, given the circumstances? Do you think Romney is shaking his head at this clip right now?

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