Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Refugees flood Europe
September 28, 2015 11:52 PM - Season 2, Episode 28 - Subscribe

This week.... Pope Francis visits the US. The book Call Me Dave alleges a bizarre and hilarious fact about UK Prime Minister David Cameron: he once put his penis into the mouth of a dead pig's head. German car company Volkswagon faces huge fines and criminal charges for rigging automobiles to beat emissions tests, causing the resignations of several executives including the CEO. Last Week Tonight presents a new VW ad unveiling not-made-up features like solid gold breaks and a dick-sucking engine. "Volkswagon: Hitler trusted us. Why won't you?" The main story: the huge wave of refugees atttempting to immigrate into European countries. For a Syrian refugee girl who's a fan of Days Of Our Lives, LWT got her two favorite characters back together (one of whom had recently died on the show) for a short reunion -- during which they describe the plight of the refugees. YouTube (18m)

The Pope: "The only person on Earth who can pull off a white cape... Gwyneth. He's the only one, you look like a photo negative of Darth Vader!"
The United Kingdom: "Europe's America."
Cars: The smartest characters in the Fast And Furious movies.
Europe: "You know, that thing Belgium is in."


A web exclusive that slipped through the cracks: Back To School.
posted by JHarris (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
At first I was kinda disappointed they didn't get the soap opera guy appear on stage. Then that ending. I'm guessing Oliver will now have the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series locked for quite some time.
posted by lmfsilva at 3:40 AM on September 29, 2015

*looks at camera*

"Noujain. Mustaffa."
posted by wenestvedt at 5:47 AM on September 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

That soap opera bit was somehow both incredibly touching, hilarious, and deeply surreal. I loved it so much.
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:38 AM on September 29, 2015 [5 favorites]

Soap opera people really are the coolest. That was great.
posted by psoas at 2:24 PM on September 29, 2015

Follow up with Noujain after a phone call with the Days of Our Lives stars. So sweet and has inspiring words at the end!
posted by SarahElizaP at 11:23 PM on September 29, 2015 [7 favorites]

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