Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mobile Homes
April 15, 2019 8:39 PM - Season 6, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Main subject: Mobile homes, and the scarfing up of trailer park property by investment groups like the Carlyle Group, who can then raise rents with impunity and force owners with newly-immobile homes to pay it or else abandon their property. On YouTube. (16m) Other topics: Trump's nominations of Herman Cain and Steven Moore to the Federal Reserve Board (with clips from Oliver's hilarious series of Daily Show interviews with Cain) and the corruption of Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh.
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I got to see the taping! I entered the lottery, didn't get a ticket, but then got lucky in the standby line. I'm still excited about it.

It looks like Herman Cain is no longer a candidate for the Fed; I wish I could say the same about Steven Moore.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 6:23 AM on April 16, 2019 [9 favorites]

I used to work at Clayton Homes (HATED IT!) and was involved in the making of that "happy, happy, happy!" commercial, so I thought this was the funniest thing to ever happen in North America.
posted by all about eevee at 10:58 AM on April 16, 2019 [7 favorites]

Janet! (Heart eyes!)
posted by mochapickle at 11:11 AM on April 16, 2019 [5 favorites]

Well, I feel better about not buying a mobile home now.

A friend of mine was vaguely considering it since she's being kicked out of her home but couldn't afford it, and another friend bought a mobile home for someone she knows who is down on her luck and that REALLY hasn't worked out well for multiple reasons and is now trying to get the trailer moved/gifted elsewhere.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:34 PM on April 17, 2019

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