NBC execs have their hands deep inside sad puppet Carson Daly—having told him that his entire staff would be fired if "Last Call" didn't go back on the air—and so the poor (but unfired!) staffers have taken to the stage themselves, performing stupid human tricks. Oh boy. How bad is writer-free "Daily Show" going to be when Jon Stewart is forced back on the T.V. on January 7? This strike is ugly.