The Friday Buzz: ‘Daily Show’ Asks Fla. Governor to Take Drug Test and More

by | February 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM | Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Buzz, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show

Florida governor Rick Scott recently signed a bill into law that would have required people on public assistance to take a drug test before getting their welfare benefits. That law made the folks at “The Daily Show” scratch their heads, so they sent Aasif Mandvi down to the Sunshine State to look into it.

The contention was that “studies showed” that people on public assistance were more likely to take drugs than people who weren’t, and the state wanted to make sure the people who got checks culled from taxpayer money are clean. So Mandvi took that to its next logical step and asked two people being payed with taxpayer money for some urine samples: state representative Scott Plakon, who supported the bill, and Gov. Scott himself. The reactions by those politicians make for one of the funniest field pieces “TDS’ has done in awhile.

Click the video above to take a look. Also, click the links below to see what other fun stuff happened yesterday:

Rosie O’Donnell asks Dr. Oz to feel her tush [The Dr. Oz Show]

– Did Leslie Carter die of an overdose? [CelebTV]

Stephen Colbert reveals the names of the biggest donor to his Super PAC — and those of some other Super PACs [The Colbert Report]

Gary Oldman does a dramatic recap of “Jersey Shore” [Jimmy Kimmel Live]

– Kodak says it can no longer afford to keep its name on the theater that hosts the Academy Awards [NBC News]