Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump & Election Results
November 16, 2020 8:38 PM - Season 7, Episode 30 - Subscribe

This week, it's one more installment from the White Void of Sad Facts. The main story is about Trump's refusal to concede the election and the webs of conspiracy theories he, his supporters and right-wing media have woven to claim that there was massive voter fraud. On YouTube (18m) And Now: 2020 Bingo. Finally... John Oliver takes a FaceTime call from Adam Driver. Uh-oh.... We find out what's outside the White Void! And we get some vengenance against the hellish, hateful year we're now nearing the end of. On YouTube (11m) This is the final episode of Season 7 of Last Week Tonight.

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posted by JHarris (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I am not a fan of Adam Driver, but uh...I gotta agree with the "wtf-ness" of the commentary.

Enjoyed the 2020 blowing up though. Was that real or special effects?

Will miss him until February. What a wildly different world it will be then....
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:22 PM on November 16 [3 favorites]


Thank you so much JHarris for posting these threads! The topic recaps in particular have always been nice to read through; recent episodes have been much more focused.

This is the end of the 7th season; the poster that FanFare scrapes from IMDB is of a deliberately disheveled Oliver from almost a decade ago).

He's had the same taylor for a couple/ few years now who has dressed him very well and specifically to his not-terrible build.

Specifically, and I'm an amateur, a London top and a Continental bottom. His pants are fucking awesome and have that rotation to show off one's calfs. I wish I knew the proper name for that cut, so I know how to request it. "G-Star" used to have a line that featured it as the feature (rovic 3d).

John Oliver has come a long and very huge way. I'm glad that he (must have) listened to good advice and evolved. I love his self deprecating bits, but doesn't have much with which to deprecate himself with/ to these days.
posted by porpoise at 10:24 PM on November 16 [6 favorites]


jenfullmoon - the '2020' scene I believe is a physical effect; look to the big plywood panels under 2020. They keep blowing out steadily, so it's a controlled and staged (eg., one after another) detonation as the other charges go off in sequence.

I love the Olver/ Driver thing. It's obviously staged. Driver sublime being mad about it, but the details show that he's nitpicking so he's in on the gag. Good on Adam Driver on keeping a straight face.
posted by porpoise at 10:31 PM on November 16 [5 favorites]


John Oliver has come a long and very huge way.

He'll always be Johnny Showbiz to me. Still miss him on the Bugle podcast.
posted by Pendragon at 3:18 AM on November 17 [8 favorites]


I am not a fan of Adam Driver

I am, and I find him strangely magnetic too, so I've loved this bit. I'm so pleased that Adam Driver came on the show.

Specifically, and I'm an amateur, a London top and a Continental bottom. His pants are fucking awesome and have that rotation to show off one's calfs. I wish I knew the proper name for that cut, so I know how to request it. "G-Star" used to have a line that featured it as the feature (rovic 3d).

That is fascinating. I wonder if his wardrobe person is the interesting one, or if John had an opinion. When he stood up, I did notice how nicely his suit fit, and I know almost nothing about tailoring.

I miss John so much on the Bugle. I eventually stopped listening, even though I still love Andy and most of his co-hosts. It just wasn't the same.
posted by gladly at 5:57 AM on November 17 [3 favorites]


I think that explosion was done at the Tilcon quarry in Rockland County. I was watching the finale bit only on my phone, but that’s what it looked like at first glance.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 6:05 AM on November 17 [2 favorites]


For Thanksgiving, I am grateful that John Oliver final episode of the season came after Biden winning the presidency. I am sure that John is too.
posted by Ber at 12:17 PM on November 17 [3 favorites]


"The battle of righteousness versus Satan. Yeah, Satan."

Does Jon Voight look tired to you?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:18 PM on November 17


how nicely his suit fit

Yeah, his upper was pretty standard (and he's in reasonable shape and has reasonable width/ height ratios), but those pants are amazing.

This cut doesn't fold flat; you either hang them or lightly fold. There's a rotation at about knee level that enhances the slim look while allowing a ton of flex space in the groin area and knees.

Not an easy tailoring job, especially for mass-produced clothing.

The G-Star pants I had (and miss terribly) looked like his (a super-slim cut) in a "hard" (90%+ cotton with a little bit of stretch synthetic, dress finish, thicker) fabric but the range of movement was incredible. I was able to actually sprint in them after being soaked-to-the-bone in an extended downpour. Oliver's suit bottom looks suitable for James Bond to do hand-to-hand combat in.
posted by porpoise at 8:10 PM on November 17 [2 favorites]


Adam Driver

Thinking back - yeah, I had a small antipathy to Driver for being in Star Wars. Then again in SW, and again.

Every time I was exposed to him outside of SW, I gained more and more respect for him as a decent person. That and that he's not a media extrovert wins me huge points for him.

Driver is less conventional looking, but I really hope he gets a Keanu Reaves-like post-Matrix bump. Wasn't a fan of him in 'The Dead Don't Die' (but neither was I for anyone else in that movie) but I really want him to get a chance at more complex roles.

Geeze, didn't Jack Gleeson (Joffrey from GoT) get some casting problems because of a role he was once cast in?
posted by porpoise at 8:25 PM on November 19


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