It’s no secret I love John Oliver. I do. I love him.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed my abundant use of this gif:
And I just want to say…
I have no regrets.
With Last Week Tonight’s 6th season premiere date fast approaching, I thought it was important for me to shed a light on some of my favourite desk pieces he has ever done.
I chose 12 and it was unbelievably difficult to narrow them down.
Let me know your favourites and your own personal top 12 Last Week Tonight desk pieces!
12. Italian Election
I watch it with my mom as soon as it came out and THE SHAME I FELT. And he was so spot on with everything he said.
I haven’t seen it since. I am too ashamed of my country. He has a fucking volcano.
11. Vladimir Putin
I studied Russian in school for 5 years and let me tell you… I had heard of the song before. And I had seen the video.
And despite the fact that it’s been almost 5 years, I’ll still not over it.
10. Workplace Sexual Harassment
This video reminds us not to give up, to remember what happened to Anita Hill and to Dr. Blasey Ford, and sadly to too many women everyday, in order to make sure we learn from their experiences and we never forget how important this is.
9. Abortion Laws
Now more than ever, it’s important we fight to mantain the rights to choose what happens to our bodies. (see: The Kavanaugh Hearing)
8. Transgender Rights
So important. We are so afraid of what we don’t understand and this might helpt you be a more open-minded person and get what transgender people go through every day.
7. Mike Pence (Marlon Bundo)
As I’m writing this, I’m staring at my copy of the book and I’m so happy.
Mike Pence is a despicable man and his beliefs hurt so many people. I’m glad I bought the book and gave him a virtual middle finger.
This was such an important video. In Italy we’ve been struggling with these idiots that don’t “believe” in vaccination and risk children’s lives because of fake notions they blindly accepted.
5. President-Elect Trump
They literally uploaded the entire episode on Youtube. This broke my heart. I was already devastated by the news and then John goes and does this.
But by the end, he gave us hope and a good laugh. I love this program so much.
4. Donald Trump
This is a classic. It broke the internet. Everybody was talking about it. It went viral and it was majestic.
I’ve seen it so many times. It’s such a good fuck you to Trump, masterfully executed.
3. Family Separation
John is usually quite detached emotionally, but the passion he brought out while delivering this piece had me floored.
This desk piece is so important and you could see how angry and furious he was.
Watch it. It’s not easy. It’s hard to watch it but utterly necessary.
2. Sex Education
It made me understand how important sex education is. I realized how little I knew and it motivated me to be more informed.
If your school doesn’t teach sex ed or you want to learn more, do it. Get informed.
HE. STARTED. A. FUCKING. CHURCH.
With no legal repercussions. It was all perfectly legit.
I had never seen anything like this before in my life and it blew my mind. I love this desk piece.
I love it.
I hope you like my list and get read for season 6 of Last Week Tonight!
Feb 17th on HBO.
Do you agree with my picks? Which are you favourite John Oliver desk pieces? Let me know!