HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” having concluded its second season on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, will be off the air until February. That’s a long, cold winter of being on our own, without John Oliver’s rapier wit at today’s malefactors. What to do? Let’s celebrate the show at its best, why not?
In the second season, we watched Oliver and his merry band of writer-researchers aim their comic barbs at North Dakota frackers, predatory televangelists, Big Tobacco, and bad FIFA. And you’ve seen the headlines: Oliver eviscerated, or dismembered, or plundered the once and future hopes of all of them. But a keen-eyed viewer may have noticed that no target bore more of Oliver’s fury than the most detestable collection of people that ever lived: the people from stock photography.
In the video above, relive the moments when Oliver totally brought a world of hurt to Kendall, Braden, Brenda, Darren, Aunt Sheryl, and — especially — Gerald.
You know what you did, Gerald.
“Last Week Tonight” has been renewed for at least two more seasons. The third season begins in February.
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