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Apr 28th 2014 at 1:11:15 PM

It started yesterday, and HBO put the first episode up on YouTube for free! The format is very similar to The Daily Show, as to be expected, but I thought Oliver did a great job, and it covered topics like the Indian elections that Stewart and Colbert haven't even touched yet.

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May 5th 2014 at 2:57:57 PM

So episode two was yesterday and I have to say that I'm really enjoying this. It actually seems more serious than the Daily Show or Colbert, like it still does plenty of jokes, but it also both talked about serious issues last epp (like the death penalty) and probably educated plenty of viewers about thing abroad they knew nothing of.

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May 6th 2014 at 5:20:02 AM

I wish that the second one was on You Tube. Sigghh.

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May 6th 2014 at 10:31:38 AM

HBO will never do that. I'd settle for a pirate streaming site. I don't like to torrent too often because I think Three Strikes I'd still a thing.

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May 13th 2014 at 6:47:32 AM

That anti McConnell attack ad...

Why, John Oliver, why? Oh the humanity...

Also, Bill Nye taking a selfie with John Oliver made me chuckle.

edited 13th May '14 6:57:47 AM by 3of4

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TParadox Relationship Status: I know
May 13th 2014 at 1:20:32 PM

I think "why" would be "because they're gluttons for punishment". Can you imagine casting for "grey-haired, octogenarian micropenis"?

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Just a harmless giant from a foreign land.
May 19th 2014 at 3:33:02 PM

Sooo... Any GM drivers in here?

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May 20th 2014 at 6:53:09 AM

Man, that scene with Bowser crying over receiving death benefits from Donkey Kong broke my fucking heart.

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May 20th 2014 at 10:37:30 PM

I love that they were prepared for that.

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Jun 2nd 2014 at 9:43:57 AM

I hope this show gets an official page soon and when it does, this is a must for moments of awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

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Jun 2nd 2014 at 9:52:59 AM

HBO is no longer publishing the whole thing on You Tube so I only get the highlights. His bits on Net Neutrality and Tony Abbot are what I saw. Both were great.

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TParadox Relationship Status: I know
Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:11:02 AM

I think it was just the first episode they put online in full. It was a promotional thing.

edited 2nd Jun '14 10:11:22 AM by TParadox

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Jun 9th 2014 at 6:53:11 AM

Damn I'm having an Earworm from last ep.

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Jun 9th 2014 at 6:55:09 AM

That's just hilarious. I didn't even know about Right Said Fred until watching the Assad segment.

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Jun 9th 2014 at 6:56:24 AM

Oh, it was awesome evil grin I'm just going to run around the rest of the day humming it.

Skip to 1:50 if you want to see why tongue

edited 9th Jun '14 7:00:25 AM by 3of4

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Jun 23rd 2014 at 10:44:52 AM

Well, that was a highly effective case of pandering this week [lol]

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Jul 21st 2014 at 5:03:41 AM

For any puppet fans, those puppeters at the end were Stephanie D'Abruzzo (from Avenue Q fame), Noel Mac Neal (from Bear in the Big Blue House fame), James Wojtal (puppet builder) and Paul Radki (I have no idea what this one is).

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Jul 21st 2014 at 6:39:56 AM

Turning America's prison nightmare into a Sesame Street gig was brilliant, especially given how disproportionately it impacts poor and minority children. The comments on the You Tube video are depressing, as always.

edited 21st Jul '14 6:40:10 AM by Fighteer

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3of4 Just a harmless giant from a foreign land. from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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Jul 21st 2014 at 6:42:36 AM

Let me guess, "they deserve all the crap for being criminal scum" and then someone flaming back?

Or sesame street hate/"How dare he turn my childhood memory into political commentary"?

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3of4 Just a harmless giant from a foreign land. from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Just a harmless giant from a foreign land.
Jul 30th 2014 at 3:01:30 PM

So Fox News mentioned his new Show now (and he commented on it)

Am I the only one who would totally not surprised if he and Jon Stewart had a bet going on how long that would take?

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Jul 30th 2014 at 4:20:53 PM

What unflattering things did they have to say for the show?

3of4 Just a harmless giant from a foreign land. from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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Jul 30th 2014 at 6:12:40 PM

They were just amused that John William Oliver is apparently now an Enemy of State of Thailand.

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Jul 30th 2014 at 6:36:45 PM

So, not yet an Enemy of the State of Fox News True Believers.

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