The 2016 presidential election – or "Uncle Sam's Rock-Bottom Yankee-Doodle Suicide Pact 2016" – has entered full-blown celebrity endorsement mode. Sadly, John Oliver's British accent precludes him from taking a stance of his own. "The only elected officials I can endorse are prime ministers, viceroys and magical railway controllers," he jokes in a new Last Week Tonight web exclusive. Instead, the host endorses a handful of random concepts, people and films "outside the realm of politics."
First up: animals wearing people clothes. "You are charming and a wholesome delight," he says. "Unlike people wearing animal clothes, which is generally a specific sex thing." He also spotlights interspecies friendships, including "dog and goat BFFs" and an "unlikely pairing of Tilda Swinton and a human from Earth."
He saves his most conventional endorsement for last, hyping 1999 film drama Pushing Tin, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. "If you are looking for a snooze in the middle of an overcast Sunday afternoon, Pushing Tin will knock you the fuck out," he says.
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