The uncomfortable antics of madcap Toronto mayor Rob Ford inevitably made late-night American TV Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
On The Daily Show in front of a pixelated picture of the mayor with NBFs and a header that read "Canada High," Jon Stewart mused about how the mayor could have been caught in such a compromising position.
"Maybe he was trying to clean up the city by smoking all the crack? You're next prostitution rings."
The Stewart clip was set up by a series of Ford's "greatest hits," including the GIF of him falling while snapping a football during Grey Cup festivities, walking into a CTV news camera and telling city council that Orientals "work like dogs." The late-night host was literally giddy, especially with the camera collision clip.
Canadian cast members Samantha Bee and Jason Jones then appeared to explain that crack-smoking is a national pastime, right up there with being polite.
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live opened with the Ford story, this time with an actor Jim O'Heir purporting to be the embattled mayor speaking live. An increasingly distressed - and sweaty - mayor grew more agitated as Kimmel showed clips from a video, each more incriminating than the last, until one actually featured the words "crack party" on the wall behind the partying mayor. Speaking with something like a New England accent and peppering each statement with "eh"s, the "live" mayor finally coughed up crack smoke on camera.
The Tonight Show's Jay Leno pretended to defend the free-falling mayor claiming Toronto is so boring you have to smoke crack. A proud day for this world-class city as a world-class punch line.