For weeks, the nation has been anticipating last night's (Sept. 28) big "Daily Show" takeover by Trevor Noah -- with, let's just admit it, a combination of excitement and anxiety over what it would be like to have a new butt in our favorite comedy news anchor's chair.
Fortunately, it turned out that Trevor Noah knew exactly how we felt about his butt, and he took the first opportunity to calm his audience's nerves.
In a charming, comfortable opening monologue, Noah acknowledged the role that Jon Stewart had played in the lives of "Daily Show" viewers over the years, acting as the "political dad" to a nation of newswatchers.
"And it's weird," Noah said. "Because dad has left. Now it feels like the family has a new stepdad. And he’s black."
And yet, having said that, it turned out that it wasn't weird at all to see Trevor Noah behind that desk, where he did a bang-up job of making his takeover as seamless as possible.
In fact, it felt like the same "Daily Show" we've known and loved for more than a decade -- and while we'll miss our old, grumpy, gray-haired political dad serving up the punchlines, New Dad does it almost exactly as well, and not only that, he has dimples.
...Okay, that part is a little weird. What does it mean if you can't help noticing that your new political dad is also kind of a hottie? Asking for America.