“I’ve Had Their Flan, and It’s Silkier than a Mermaid’s Hair on Prom Night”

So up until yesterday, the only thing remotely redeeming about the ridiculous teapot-tempest that is SpicyMustardGate was the rare opportunity it afforded commentators to make references to one of the funniest condiments ever to be squeezed by modern man.

But yesterday gave us one more instance of redemption, this one courtesy of The Daily Show—and even more glorious than the good people at Hellman’s could have imagined.

Dan Rather. Feathered wig. Guacamole. Happy Friday.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.