Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver understandably had a great deal of ground that it needed to cover. We had a feature on Italy, an update on India, and also a brief discussion on gun control.
Beyond a brief appearance from Mr. Nutterbutter in order to reference the coal lawsuit (which is almost at an end), we went from there into some commentary regarding what we saw from with Donald Trump meeting shooting survivors and family members to discuss gun control. That may have had some tender moments here and there, but also plenty of uncomfortable ones — including when the President decided to ask about arming teachers.
From here, Oliver took a few jabs at both Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Jr. for their recent trips to India — of course, for completely different things. With Trudeau, it was more about style; with Trump Jr., meanwhile, it was more about things that he actually said.
Then, we had the surprising main segment all about Italy. This is the sort of Last Week Tonight segment that we love — you don’t see it coming and you actually learn something. This segment was actually fairly similar in some ways to the recent segment that we saw Oliver do about France, looking at some of the contenders and some of the issues that are around then. These elections are important to Americans just because they help to shape the remainder of the world — and that includes US policies.
Was this segment funny? Certainly, but it was also surprising relevant to elections all around the world — especially when we got to Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister who supposedly had sex parties and was oozing with confidence. He went through many of his past indiscretions and also why, fundamentally, he was the worst possible person to serve in this position.
Basically, this is to us the perfect Last Week Tonight — a nice mix of familiar news and something unexpected.
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