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Here’s your Play of the Day.

Your Play of the Day. Spoiler: last few seconds involve Anderson Cooper giggling.

Jay Leno wishes everyone a happy TGIF, “Which of course means ‘The Government Is Failing.’”

Today’s Must See Moment — Fast forward to 0:35 when Jimmy Fallon and NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams slow jam the debt ceiling news.

Jon Stewart isn’t sure about Republican’s choice of motivational movie, “The Town? … The establishment Republicans are saying to the Tea Party upstarts, ‘You know the violent, unstable, borderline sociopath from The Town, who’s useful in a pinch, but whose suicidal single minded mania will ultimately be his downfall. That’s you guys.’”

Today’s Must See Moment — Fast forward to 2:05 for Jimmy Kimmel’s “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.”

Conan O’Brien is worried about hitting the debt ceiling, “The U.S. government now has less, I think it’s less then one week away from running out of money to pay it’s bills … Things are so bad folks, America may have to move in with Canada for a while.”

Today’s Must See Moment — Fast forward to 1:50 when Stephen Colbert raps about sub-prime mortgages.

Jon Stewart isn’t reassured by President Obama’s speech on the debt ceiling, “You’re asking us to call Congress? … I actually feel bad for the president now. He interrupted The Bachelorette to be like, ‘Could you call your Congressman. I can’t talk to these people.’”

Today’s Must See Moment — Fast forward to 1:50 when Stephen Colbert breaks up with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Jon Stewart is fed up with Congress, “The 112th Congress has been completely unable to muster a debt ceiling agreement to avoid a wholly unnecessary default probably because it’s such a complicated thing that we’ve only been able to do it in the past … a 102 times.”

Today’s Must See Moment — Fast forward to 0:20, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agree on everything except the debt ceiling.