Funnies: Balloon Troubles, Obama Takes on Fox


Here's a roundup of the late-night comics.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel: Harry Reid sent up a trial balloon for a proposal that would allow the government to offer health care alongside private insurers. There turned out to be a kid in that trial balloon.

The Jay Leno Show

Jay Leno: President Obama today agreed to commit an additional 40,000 troops to help fight Fox News.

The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert: The congressional newspaper The Hill reports that to help pass legislation special interest groups are praying about issues like health care legislation. Which is fitting, since prayer is many Americans' current health care plan.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel: Richard Heene, the father, his helium tanks were repossessed.

Announcer: Looking frazzled, Heene surfaced from his home while two men reclaimed helium tanks from the family's truck. [Two workers speak in high-pitched helium voices.] Everything went fine when we went to pick up the helium tanks, I mean, they didn't give us no kind of trouble at all.

The Jay Leno Show

Jay Leno: [President Obama] is such an inspiring speaker. He gets people to do things.

Obama: It is an honor just being here with all of you today. [Jay knocks over can of soda, and it spills on floor] Why don't you grab a mop? Why don't you help clean up? [Shows Jay mopping] That's a Socialist mop. [Jay backs away from mop.]