Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Harm Reduction
May 7, 2022 8:55 AM - Season 9, Episode 5 - Subscribe

For the week of March 27, 2022. "Russia's invasion of Ukraine entered its second month, North Korea launched its biggest missile test in years," and "the Senate held confirmation hearings for [Supreme Court nominee] Ketanji Brown Jackson," which involved some awful questioning. Prince William and Kate Middleton tour the Caribbean. And Now: Yet Another Installment Of Coming Up On "Inside Edition." Main story: Harm reduction, practical measures for reducing the damage done by drug use. Part of the story is the ludicrous overreaction of some to Fentanyl exposure. It's on YouTube. (18 minutes) And Now: Still More Of Coming Up On "Inside Edition." Finally: the Nenana Ice Classic in Alaska, a yearly competition to guess when river ice melts, and the journey to participate of LWT mascot Marshmallow, the Polar Bear With A Broken Penis.

Coming up on Inside Edition:

BUGGING OUT! The President attacked by a cicada!
THEN: The guy who says he was swallowed by a whale! HE says it also happened to him!
THEN: Baby dinosaur mystery!
THEN: "Not bad for an old man" (as an elderly man shows his exposed chest)
THEN: STORAGE LOCKERS! Millions of Americans are storing their stuff in them! And FREAKOUT! (screaming)
THEN: Their songs so beautiful (bird noises)
PLUS Gator girl!
PLUS WILD GOOSE CHASE? Or has he been eaten by alligators?
THEN Chiropractors... for BABIES!
THEN Champaign wedding toast... this is not gonna end well!
PEACOCK INVASION! "They sound like babies being tortured."
THEN the Brazilian butt-lift!
THEN: Tortoise theft!
AND! You've been REPLACED! By a robot waitress!
THEN, hey buddy, how's the fishing? [ZOIP noise]
PLUS: "911? Bad haircut!"
AND do face coverings prevent women from getting catcalls?
PLUS, "is the baby in danger?" (from the pregnant mother weight-lifting)
THEN, the woman they're calling Hula Hoop Karen!
AND Mask Wars Karen!
AND why these people named Karen are FED UP
PLUS supermodel Gisele SAVING THE TURTLE!
THEN the loopy Taylor Swift patient, whose dentist doesn't like Taylor Swift! "You don't like Taylor Swift? Don't touch me!"
posted by JHarris (2 comments total)
I loved the river melting segment. That was pretty great.
posted by Carillon at 6:19 PM on May 7, 2022 [2 favorites]

""No one asked us to be here, and now they're mad" is British history in two sentences.
'CaN yOu PlEaSe keep us around?' /s"

Johnny on fire on the main drug segment. Right on. Johnny on fire all night long =) Incredible energy.

"It is depressingly American to be shocked that something could cause more deaths than guns."

The leadup to and "Marshmellow's Journey" is an instant classic.
posted by porpoise at 9:33 PM on May 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

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