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02/02/2011 09:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Steele Meets His 'Daily Show' Puppet (VIDEO)

In a historic "Daily Show" moment Tuesday night, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele -- the real one -- met the puppet who has been representing him for so long in "Daily Show" interviews.

As soon as Steele sat down for his interview, Jon Stewart was confused. Was this the same Michael Steele he had been interviewing all this time? But just then, the puppet we thought Stewart had said goodbye to after the real Steele's term ended, popped out:

"Sorry I'm late Water-Gate!" the puppet Steele (voiced by Wyatt Cynac) said. He then proposed a way for Stewart to tell which one was the real Steele:

"Only one thing to do Jonny B. Stew-- Ask us questions only the real Michael Steele would know."

Watch the clip below to hear Stewart grill both Steeles on topics like "Drill, baby drill" and Reince Priebus. Bonus: hear the real Michael Steele actually say the phrase "Take a hike Dick Van Dyke."

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