Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: North Korea
August 19, 2017 1:13 AM - Season 4, Episode 21 - Subscribe

  • Violence in Charlottesville, where a Neo-Nazi drove a car into a group of counter protesters, killing one and injuring several others, after which Donald Trump refuses to admit that Nazis are bad. Oliver: "David Duke and the Nazis really seem to like Donald Trump, which is weird because Nazis are a lot like cats. If they like you, it's probably because you're feeding them."
  • AND NOW: HIGHLIGHTS FROM ROBOCUP 2017, first without, and then vastly improved by Univision Deportes Commentator Luis Omar Tapia.
  • Main Story: North Korea, the most dangerous rogue nation in the world, and its leader Kim Jong Un, whom Donald Trump seems to be personally insulted by, resulting in a dangerous exchange a couple of weeks ago between the two thin-skinned madmen. Last Week Tonight put together a helpful package of information on the country, revealing such facts that the accordion is the country's national instrument, and that video of US television programming, most notably NCIS, is smuggled into North Korea on USB drives. At the end LWT presents a special number by "Weird Al" Yankovich asking North Korea not to nuke us. YouTube (27m) - Metafilter

F.37 "E Pluribus Un," KIM JONG UN
posted by JHarris (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I would have been very disappointed if the Robocup segment hadn't ended with a "Goooooooooooooooooal!"

We discussed the A-Ha accordion cover previously. (Bonus.)
posted by asperity at 7:30 AM on August 19, 2017 [2 favorites]

The link to the Metafilter thread is incorrect. I blame my clipboard. The thread is here.
posted by JHarris at 9:30 AM on August 19, 2017 [1 favorite]

Agreeing with something from DPRK's state media is very, very weird. Yet, here we are.
posted by lmfsilva at 10:22 AM on August 19, 2017


It's Yankovic. Things didn't work out so well for that Yankovich guy.
posted by Gary at 1:25 PM on August 19, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ah, dagnabit! I usually check these things but I was sure I got it right. Mooooooods!
posted by JHarris at 3:00 PM on August 19, 2017 [1 favorite]

The minute Oliver mentioned North Korea's love affair with the accordion, I thought, "You've got Weird Al backstage, haven't you."
posted by orange swan at 6:11 PM on August 19, 2017 [4 favorites]

I was happy enough with the Weird Al joke and didn't expect an actual appearance. Who thought the show could get geekier than a joke about the Ocarina of Time fairies.
posted by Gary at 6:49 PM on August 19, 2017 [3 favorites]

the funny thing is I actually just finished OoT 3D, and was wondering who would get turned on by those fairies, who actually was kind of freaky to me.
posted by numaner at 12:49 PM on August 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

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