After last night’s “Last Week Tonight,” HBO lawyers are gonna want to buy their legal pads in bulk. John Oliver absolutely destroyed litigious coal executive Bob Murray — again — and had some fun at his employer’s expense along the way. (Yes, also again.)
Two years ago, the last time Oliver and his writers went at Murray, the then-Murray Energy CEO sued, threatening that “Home Box Office is in for the fight of its existence,” Oliver read off from a letter his show received.
“Which, look, might actually be true, but not because of his lawsuit,” he said. “It’s because ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels, including ‘Game of Thrones: The College Years,’ ‘Game of Thrones: Winterfell Valley High’ and ‘Throne Babies: Battle for the Rattle’ won’t be out for at least a year.”
“HBO’s gonna be fine,” Oliver added. “It’s gonna be fine.”
The former “Daily Show” correspondent’s tone and face at the time seemed to contradict that comforting sentiment.
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That setup eventually gave way to Trump jokes. Later, Oliver called Tom Cruise a “smiling idiot.”
Yeah, Sunday’s main segment was kind of all over the place — but not in a bad way.
Just wait until you see the big musical number at the end.
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