08/12/2011 01:10 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2011

The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

This week, America tried to recover from the tragedy of being downgraded from superior AAA to terrible AA plus. Also, Michele "Queen of Rage" Bachmann got the best Newsweek cover ever and Rick Perry (not Rick Parry) threw his 10 gallon hat in the Presidential ring. Then of course, things really got crazy during the GOP debate Thursday night in advance of this weekend's Ames Iowa Straw Poll.

All this and more provided ample material for late night hosts. Below are my favorite late night clips of the week. What were yours?

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The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (August 5, 2011 - August 11, 2011)