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There were already plenty of reasons to love Jason Bateman: his role as the long-suffering good son on “Arrested Development,” the nuance of his unhappily married dad-to-be character in “Juno,” and just the fact that he’s awesome and hilarious.

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Add to this that he was able to keep up with one of the Jewiest Jews around, Jon Stewart, and he’s our new favorite gentile.

Bateman was a guest on “The Daily Show,” promoting his new film “Bad Words,” and revealed that when he learns a good Yiddish word (or a bad one), he makes sure to remember it. Watch him and Jon Stewart expound upon the benefits of a good Yiddish word below.

Jon Stewart does make a good point: clearing your throat can always stand in for actual Yiddish.

J-Connection: Jon Stewart is Jewish.

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