Jon Stewart began The Daily Show last night by noting: "The great thing about mayors is that they can maintain the eccentricities that get sanded-off and focus-grouped out of statewide or national politicians." And even among crazy mayors, he says, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stands out.

What follow are some wonderful clips: the camera-to-the-head, the football tumble, and the verbal gaffes. And of course—some history of a Canadian pastime (crack-smoking) from Senior Canadian Correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. It's a storied national amusement.