While interviewing MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart likened the characters of MSNBC to the characters of The Munsters, that family of monsters who starred in the 1960s sitcom by the same name, with Maddow being Marilyn Munster (i.e., the only non-creepy, fully human one in the bunch), Chris Matthews being “the dragon who lives under the stairs,” and Pat Buchanan being Grandpa Munster (“in the lab, making things you wouldn’t want to drink.”)

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.