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Davy Jones, who died at his home in Florida at the age of 66, was best known for his lead role with 'The Monkees,' which pioneered techniques exploited by other TV shows for years.
American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.
Jay Leno's new show debuts tonight and features a Washington-based political correspondent.