Having already unleashed his dry Brit wit on modern evils like ISIS, insurmountable race-driven financial inequality, and the Miss America pageant, John Oliver turned his focus to something far more insidious: Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Above, three extravagant minutes in which the Last Week Tonight host systematically dismantles this country's deep, irrational love for things that taste "like a candle".
Sorry, Malcontent Barista Guy -- the seasonal Starbucks snark crown is still very much up for grabs.
Dave Infante is a senior writer for Thrillist Food & Drink. He uses his parents' HBOGo account because he is smooth like that. Follow @dinfontay on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.