Jon Stewart's NBC Joke: Mocks Network Over 'Tonight Show', Ratings (VIDEO)

04/02/2013 11:05 am ET

During his segment on Egyptian TV host Bassem Youssef on Monday, Jon Stewart took a pointed swipe at NBC, defending Jay Leno in the process.

While the joke was an unrelated gag intended to lighten the tone of a fairly heavy segment, Stewart didn't throw it away either. He equated NBC with a failed, dictatorial empire and then noted, "A couple of bloggers just went nuts."

We assume he was referring to someone else. Watch the clip above.

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