Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Union Busting
November 16, 2021 3:49 AM - Season 8, Episode 30 - Subscribe

This week.... Continuing investigations into the perpetrators of the January 6 insurrection. And Now: The Many Questions of Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade. Main story: Union busting (24 minutes), how companies are served by an entire industry of people who provide them scripts and videos on how to do it, and how easily they can get away with it. And, at the end, this is the final episode of Season 8 of Last Week Tonight, so we check in with some friends: George Clooney, an assortment of other celebrities, and The Void from earlier in the season, who has a new talk show! So long John, see you next time.

Brian Kilmeade wants to know!
"How do diners have 20 pages in their menu?"
"Why do all newborns have that same blanket?"
"What great American decided that you needed a bun with a hot dog?"
"What's the difference between soulcycle(?) and spinning?"
"And why did it hit the iceberg?"
"What do bears eat, do they eat squirrels?"
"Why are bears always alone?"
"Do you think the sharks know it's shark week?"
"What part of the cow is the skirt?"
"It makes you question everything, like, why was it ever the International House of Pancakes?"
"How does a baby retire?"
"What if a tree could just hover?"
"Is Spam meat?"
"What's this called?" (indicates a dessert in a box)
"Why are turnips so seasonal?"
"Turnips, do you have turnips more than once a year?"
"Why don't we have turnips all year around?"

F.37: "Est Britney Bitch," BRITNEY SPEARS
posted by JHarris (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Those anti-union videos really feel like bizarro world omega mart stuff, and the sketch at the end really captures the 'fuck all peons' feeling in them.
posted by Marticus at 2:37 PM on November 16, 2021 [2 favorites]

Loved the season recap and the celebrity roulette. How quickly the show got strong again has me optimistic to see Oliver and his team again.

Anyone want to share anecdotes of their current experiences with union|anti- in America, compared against the real clips?
posted by porpoise at 7:37 PM on November 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

A new YouTube bit, on snack-sponsored video games. It's good.
posted by JHarris at 9:11 AM on December 6, 2021

That Da Vinci Code (literally: "From Vinci Code") bit is great.
posted by JHarris at 3:25 PM on January 11, 2022

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