Late Night Last Night: Politics and Babies on the Brain — VIDEOS

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Was watching Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate just not satisfying enough for you Wednesday night? Were you craving more political banter with some humor mixed in? If so, hopefully you tuned in to catch Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Jay Leno, or Conan O’Brien’s late night shows last night because they were all up on their political game, especially in the presence of comedy queens like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. But if you missed it because you were put to sleep by the debates, don’t worry. We’ve got your back. Plus, for those who just don’t care for politics, Jennifer Garner and Christina Applegate also stopped by to share some matronly humor.

Here’s what happened last night on late night TV:

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Martin Short is making the late night rounds. On Tuesday, he stopped by Letterman, and by Fallon on Wednesday night. Leaving the Snooki’s tanning regime out of the conversation this time, Short opted to complain about having to change his phone number because the telemarketers won’t leave him alone. Also, Short’s feelings on Canada’s politics: “It’s a different country,” Short, who is a dual citizen of both the U.S.A. and Canada said. “We have affordable universal healthcare, but it’s based on a concept that beer is a disinfectant.”

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Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler chatted up Kimmel about this year’s Emmys and how Julia Louis-Dreyfus pretended to take her acceptance speech at the award show. “It was all Julia’s idea,” Poehler admitted. “She called me the day of the Emmys and said, ‘I have this idea. Do you want to do it with me?’ We decided if either one of us won, we’d do the bit.” Poehler also shared that Presidential debates make her miss her time on Saturday Night Live. “When presidential debates happen is when I miss SNL the most,” she said. “It used to be 40 comedy writers in a room, we would order food and watch the debates. It was like a sporting event.”  

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Late Show with David Letterman

Hollywood’s other funniest lady, Tina Fey, sat down with Letterman and shared some rather disturbing video images of her one-year-old daughter Penelope taken with a baby monitor. “I sleep with it (right here) by my head,” Fey describes of what it’s like to see her daughter on the monitor. “If she fusses in the night, you pan across the camera to see if they’re up. Sometimes, what happens is, you pan across and the camera gets to the little baby, and the baby is already looking in the camera and it’s the most terrifying [thing].” Judge for yourselves by watching the video below.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Christina Applegate revealed some stories from her own childhood. Do you remember seeing Applegate’s little face on a Spam commercial? Me neither, but Applegate claims she did one when she was younger, along with a spot for Kraft. Leno even shard one of Applegate’s better commercials: a Cat Chow piece with the tagline, “Chow, Chow, CHOW.” See the commercial in the middle of part 2 of Applegate’s Leno interview.

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Jennifer Garner talked with Conan O’Brien about the pains of raising three children. “Three just put me right over the edge,” she said. “I was going up to anyone, people on the street, saying, ‘Will you come work at my house? Will you please come and just help me, take a child, just do something?'” O’Brien was right: “That’s bad,” Garner. 

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