Writers for The Daily Show—for us, at least, the single biggest hole that's been blown in the TV schedule thus far—are refusing to be slowed by their temporary lack of an indoor studio, regular host, and Comedy Central-financed production values, producing a strike-altered version of the program on the streets of NY.

Though the sidewalk shoot progressed smoothly enough at first, their hypervigiliant Viacom bosses eventually caught wind of the guerrilla production, and in a move designed to show how seriously the company takes the staff's unauthorized actions, dispatched CEO Philipppe Dauman (who, weirdly, decided to adopt a pseudonym for the raid but didn't bother to change out of his instantly recognizable Monopoly Man ensemble) to disrupt the segment and reclaim the scripted material that is rightfully theirs.