The likably terse and weathered comedy stylings of Harrison Ford provided all the laughs during his interview with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" last night. Stewart prodding Ford into a semi-amusing putdown of McDonald's "Happy Meals" would have been more pointed if Stewart had actually seen the movie Ford was plugging, "Morning Glory," in which Ford plays a world-class grouch. Stewart should retire two schticks: (1) asking his supposed star-friends what they think of their movies, because Stewart himself hasn't seen them; and (2) then flattering them inanely, including last night's capper, "You're my son's favorite actor!"
Do interviews like this one do anything to help you decide whether or not to see a movie? Wouldn't they be funnier if they related to the film in any way? Luckily, Ford, an unsung master of the pregnant pause and the withering double-take, saved the day, deliciously drawing out the seconds before he said of his own movie, "It's (expletive) brilliant!"