John Oliver: HBO Will Never Find Out How Much All The "Last Week Tonight" Mascots Cost

Birt 10 feb 2021
John Oliver says they no longer keep the very expensive mascots from "Last Week Tonight" in a closet at the office because too many children were terrified when they stumbled on the headless costumes. #Colbert #LastWeekTonight #JohnOliver
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  • Let's be honest, there's no way around it, John Oliver isn't and would never be a muppet. The man was born to be Big Bird, full stop.


  • John Oliver is Gonzo and you cannot change my mind

  • if 'John Oliver+' existed would we get to see his ostrich legs that are his real legs the footage of human legs are fake legs!

  • You either die a host or live long enough to be invited by another host

  • Soonafter this I watched one Muppet Special I've been watching countlessly for ages. As soon as I saw Swedish Chef, my jaw just dropped.

  • @John Oliver please make some Chiijohn merch 🥺🙏

  • Mascot talk starts around 3:50

  • I'd literally pay for a show with these two + John Stewart just all talking to each other.

  • Last Date Tonight with John Oliver

  • I love when these two talk. They just love being on TV together, and they know that their banter is more entertaining than most anything else on television at that moment.

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  • What has happened to Steve? Used to love him, now it seems he is just phoning in.

  • Chitan x Chijohn yiff artwork is something i would love to see and never would I thought that I would saw it last week.

  • Love how Stephen Colbert causally name drops Frank Oz

  • John oliver is the literal best first date show. If they can't handle sitting through john oliver get out.

  • John Oliver is correct - The Muppets are just fantastic and Jim Henson should be memorialised with a holiday.

  • john oliver and the cookie monster is still one of my favorite sketches hes ever been in

  • this is so delightful, especially talking about Jim Henson and the muppets 💕

  • In mascots, you forgot the most important: Hamie!

  • So at the end of this video I go to the search bar and type "J" and literally the first thing that autofills is "jim henson frank oz camera test"

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  • They are so OLD. They know ALL the muppets 💀

  • Dear John Oliver... I would love to 'run the races' and be the first guest on your show. Via video, of course. While wearing masks, because I hear "internet corona 2222" is coming in like, well, 199 years. Never can be too careful. :D

  • Get yourself a significant other who you can watch LWT with

  • Excellent

  • The best America & England has to offer.

  • You can tell they are actual friends because of how much they genuinely smile and laugh while chatting, it's honesty heartwarming.

  • I had no idea that Stephen was in a studio I honestly thought he was in his home.

  • If you don't vote for me, You're not black! -Joe Biden. The words from a real raciest!

  • I watched this particular episode of this show just for John Oliver

  • Alright people! I need the links to aaaall of those muppetshow-vids! anyone knows where to find them?

  • 1:13... -Thats was JUST last year? IS A MOOD.

  • "Puppets hanging on hooks is something no child should see." I was a bike messenger in NYC in the 70s and early 80s and often made deliveries to CTW where they filmed Sesame Street and all but one time just left the delivery at the front desk. Once they sent me backstage to hand off the package and I walked by all these muppets on a dark stage hanging on hooks with their ping pong ball eyes wide open. I'm sure their gazes followed me across the stage and back. Muppets hanging on hooks is something no adult should see either.

  • I love the implication that it had to happen three times before they moved the mascots somewhere else, as to not scar children that stumbled upon the mascot storage closet.

  • Muppet trivia: The second half of the Swedish Chef story is the best part - Normally, one puppeteer does the mouth and one of the hands, and a second puppeteer does the other hand, following the main puppeteer's lead. But with the Swedish Chef, Frank does BOTH of the hands, and Frank and Jim were constantly F^%$ING with either, trying to make the other person crack. Frank's hands are constantly squirming all over in random ways, occasionally INTO THE CHEF'S MOUTH, just to mess with each other.

  • the frank oz camera test they talked about

  • John Oliver is most definitely a Beeker.

  • This is the link to the clip John talks about at the very end, the Muppets just full out in character for a camera test in 1979! This is why they were all so deeply in character at recording time; they were in character with or without the camera rolling.

  • Oh yes, the most crackling sexual tension was on that trade bit. Or the one on student loan forgiveness... there are some many great bits to end your relationship with... Still... I love that show...

  • The only people I want ti get into a serious relationship with are people who want to watch a 30 minute piece of the opioid crisis on the first date

  • The Muppets Sound Test John was talking about:

  • I liked Sam the Eagle

  • Obviously he is Gonzo come on

  • "I'm not so confident as to claim to be Kermit !" - "I loved Rolf ... he did good 'takes to camera' - always got a laugh!" "Full Daniel Day Lewis, in Muppets"

  • Boy they really yes-and-ed each other into some fun corners

  • WTF with the dad vest? lol

  • Anybody else doing that thing with their hands now?

  • Wait. They are two different people ? WTH, I just thought it was the same people im different times of their lives, at the start and at the end of their career. /s

  • Sam The Eagle

  • The furry community loves John Oliver As a furry I can confirm

  • John Oliver, give yourself some credit my man. My partner and I look forward to your show, we watch it together Monday's after work. Keeping our romantic evening interesting by calling which part of the updated intro image we will read. We love your show and we need more than just one show a week!!!!

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  • I love that story of how the Swedish Chef is the only Muppet with human hands. I mean it's clear he has human hands, but the reason behind it is so 😂😂😂

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  • Tenet vibe at the beginning

  • I love that camera test footage, and now just want to see these two talk muppets for hours!

  • Late Show rules: you will always watch Stephen interview John Oliver and/or Jon Stewart

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  • Lets be honest we all know JO would be Big Bird.

  • Bruh, Colbert and John Oliver are both aging like a fine wine 🍷🍷 I'm here for the gray, babes

    • One day when World opens up You and Jhon are most welcome to do a show here in Bali.( will give more info about Jhon in PM)

  • Leading with the notion of appealing to the furry community, I was actually expecting to see a pair of rats embracing on the other side of that card

  • john oliver joking about how un-romantic his show was me and my ex boyfriend’s thing. i introduced him to last week tonight and then we watched it whenever we saw each other lmao

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  • JO's mind was just blown at 6:30. Pure shock and elation.

  • in tiny speedos, the mating foxes of Kent not to mention Adam Driver can't deny that John has a very real and disturbing sexiness in most of his shows.


  • 1st time seeing John in a Hoodie 👍👍


    • Jon B 🥺 oh how I've missed u

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  • Valentine’s Day first date?! No better way to find out who you’re dealing with than watching John Oliver ❤️

  • Never liked muppets😅 my mom made me watch those marionette movies, really freakin scared the crap out of me as a child🤣🤣🤣

  • Stephen & John side by side do look like Statler & Waldorf a bit 😂 Always spot on

  • Americans don't want to compete in globally played football so they created American Football, a sport that is neither played with a ball nor mainly with feet, so they can win it each year. Even the roof organization is CONCACAF (... football) but Americans were too scared so they called it MLS. And it's reeeeaaally embarassing that Stephen thinks that "there is a world championship in football in UK each year".

  • One day when World opens up You and Jhon are most welcome to do a show here in Bali.( will give more info about Jhon in PM)

  • Looks like colbert IQ take a hit every time he talks with John oliver.

  • The fact john doesn't have celebrities bragging about themselves is what makes hos show better. Famous people annoy the shit out of me and so do the people who act like they are anything special or different than you or me. Lol

  • Oh John, if only you knew how many of my dates have involved watching Last Week Tonight (AND Colbert!). If they don't appreciate John Oliver, they're getting ghosted.

  • Football, or Soccer, doesn't last long enough to have an intermission. It does have one, but the game isn't long. While I'm Irish, I can probably safely say we watch games in the afternoon, in a pub, and it's up to the bar to provide food, not you or your partner!

    • By quick research on google: Oliver 3 cm taller than Colbert, 3 cm shorter than Cena

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    • No Snow Leopard representation yet from John Oliver, can't have this furry's vote till then.

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  • Scooter, John Oliver is definitely Scooter.

  • Jon B 🥺 oh how I've missed u

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  • I always assumed the Swedish Chef had human hands because he had to manipulate all the kitchen utensils.

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  • I enjoy Stephen and John together.

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  • Why does Stephen look like a dad on a camping trip in a commercial? 🤣

    • Gonzo. John Oliver is Gonzo.

  • Americans are using presidential impeachment trials as rough estimates of time...

  • No Snow Leopard representation yet from John Oliver, can't have this furry's vote till then.

  • By quick research on google: Oliver 3 cm taller than Colbert, 3 cm shorter than Cena

  • Hey Colbert, love ya! Could you perhaps be an even shittier interviewers? It'd be amazing. Thanks. Limpdick.

  • Everyone knows if John Oliver was a muppet, he would be Gonzo, the Great!