Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus IV
April 14, 2020 11:09 PM - Season 7, Episode 8 - Subscribe

This week, coming to you once again from the Blank White Void of Sad Facts... we launch right in with the main story, regarding two groups harmed greatly by social isolation: the unemployed, and essential workers who cannot work for home and are particularly at risk. On YouTube. And Now: In Honor of Easter, Our Annual Fuck You to Peeps. Finally, good news: zoos letting animals visit other animals and aquariums, the Queen of England giving a speech to the nation while wearing a chromakey-friendly green dress, and success in the search for for that painting of cartoon rat erotica John Oliver was looking for two weeks ago! Also: Here's The Late Show with Steven Colbert's interview-from-home with John Oliver from a week ago. Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Last Week Tonight is looking for one of Judith Kudlow's tie paintings; if you have one, they're willing to pay $1,000 $10, but will make a $20,000 donation to your local food bank, at (again) john[at]

Just to remind, (719) 266-2837 is the "Callin' Oates" hotline, which, as the show reminds us, will not help you get unemployment insurance, but that's only very slightly less helpful than the Department of Labor at this moment.

Adam Driver bits:
"Sneeze in my McFlurry, you pensive bison!"
"Ravage my lungs, you relentless hillock!"

F.37: "Quaranteaster," EASTER

#teampenguin #giveporcupinesthecoronavirus
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for posting! I was looking forward to the write-up as usual.

All in all, John seems to have perked up a little. He had seemed so shaken in that first from-home episode.

He's also been on Seth Meyers' show this week :

here, here, here and here.
posted by M. at 6:59 AM on April 15, 2020 [2 favorites]

I am not at all ashamed to say that I reacted to the painting reveal as though my team had won the Super Bowl.

At least, I think that's how I would react: my team is the Detroit Lions.
posted by Etrigan at 8:29 AM on April 15, 2020 [2 favorites]

I yelled "Yes!!!! You did it!!" And I mean that literally. I yelled, and loudly.

As a Browns fan, the thought that I might do something similar at a Super Bowl never crossed my mind.
posted by Frayed Knot at 12:11 PM on April 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

As far as I know, the Coloradan(s) behind the Hall n Oates hotline remains a mystery.
posted by Monochrome at 12:33 PM on April 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

Good on them for managing to acquire that painting. My expectation was that it had wound up in a landfill years ago. But no.
posted by orange swan at 8:05 PM on April 15, 2020

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