01/15/2014 09:27 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Jon Stewart Points Out Bridgegate Is Actually Chris Christie's Watergate

In the wake of Chris Christie's scandal being dubbed "bridgegate," Jon Stewart took momentary pause to question why every American political scandal takes on the "gate" suffix -- before realizing that this scandal may indeed be a little too similar to the one that brought down Richard Nixon's presidency.

"Watergate was a completely different animal," he said. "It was a petty crime of political intrigue by an incumbent already cruising to an easy reelection victory. It was an unforced error where the coverup was actually more damaging..." He stopped mid-sentence, realizing that this pretty much exactly described Christie's current situation.

"I mean this is no Watergate! This is about a..." He again paused before saying the word "bridge."

Check out the full clip of Stewart examining the ongoing investigation and new details in "bridgegate."