Try your hand at mcconnelling

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show never gets tired of the opportunity to make fun of Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s facial resemblance to a turtle and to try out his voice at how a turtle might talk. McConnell’s latest campaign commercial has provided Stewart with another golden opportunity to poke fun at his stiffness.

(This clip aired on March 13, 2014. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)


  1. René says

    If I grok American spelling rules correctly, it should be spelled “mcconneling”, with a single el.

    /nonnative pedant

  2. Timothy says

    I love this! On Saturday, there were about 4,000 such videos on YouTube … as of now it’s up to 15,300.

    @ Rene -- Nope. Since there are two “L”s in his last name, both stay. Examples: “mcconnelling”, “mcconnelled”, & “mcconnellabus”

  3. René says

    Ah, thanks, Timothy! One keeps learning here. That’s actually my reason for visiting FtB. (My atheism was firmly established half a century ago.)

  4. John Horstman says

    I still need to make a better version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song than either of the ones I found on YouTube.

  5. Some Old Programmer says

    Actually I think Jon Stewart is mocking McConnell by imitating a specific Loony Tunes character, Cecil Turtle. I’m in Stewart’s generational cohort, so I recognize the voice from Saturday cartoons.
    I didn’t see any ready clips You Tube, no doubt because it’s closely monitored to flag for copyright, but I found a voice clip here.

  6. Timothy says

    You’re welcome Rene. English has very weird rules. (And, just to set the record straight, there is no such English conjugation such as ‘mcconnellabus’. I was just kidding around.)

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