Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Green New Deal
May 13, 2019 9:13 PM - Season 6, Episode 11 - Subscribe

This week's main topic is the Green New Deal, a piece of legislation the right endlessly maligns despite the fact it was defeated in the Senate weeks ago. According to Fox News, the bill takes away hamburgers, airplanes and cars, despite the fact that it's a non-binding piece of legislation. What's really in the Green New Deal? The main story is on YouTube (19m).
posted by JHarris (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Special guest appearance by Bill Nye!

In other funnynews news, did you know that Bernie Sanders, when he was a mayor, had a local public access show? The Daily Show found out, and it's comedy gold. Turns out, Bernie Sanders has always been pretty much the same guy.
posted by JHarris at 9:15 PM on May 13 [1 favorite]


I laughed a lot during this episode though the globe on fire was a pretty poignant eulogy. Like damn this is just gonna happen and we all know it.
posted by bleep at 10:19 PM on May 13 [3 favorites]


I only hope I'm dead by the time everything goes to shit. I don't want to be an apocalypse survivor.

Bill Nye swearing. Wow.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:05 AM on May 14 [4 favorites]



I laughed a lot during this episode though the globe on fire was a pretty poignant eulogy.


It would have been interesting to see the audience reaction to that segment.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 11:29 PM on May 14


And Bill Nye swears like a professional. It makes it almost more surprising that he managed NOT to swear on Bill Nye The Science Guy.
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:59 AM on May 15


And Bill Nye swears like a professional.

Nye was a full-time comedian (who happened to have an Ivy League education in mechanical engineering and had worked for Boeing) who acquired the nickname "the Science Guy" because of an ad lib on a local sketch comedy show. He comes by the swearing honestly.
posted by Etrigan at 8:21 AM on May 15 [6 favorites]


Turns out, Bernie Sanders has always been pretty much the same guy.

We in Vermont have been trying to tell you! I talked to someone at some Vermont thing recently who knows him and said "You know, he's not the right guy for president maybe but he's basically always been that guy. Maybe on the spectrum, but just sort of engineer-brain in a politician. Odd combo but that's who he is."

I used to watch Almost Live! all the time when I was in Seattle. They also gave us Joel McHale.
posted by jessamyn at 2:12 PM on May 17


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