The Fourth of July is here and on this, the most American of holidays, John Oliver wants Americans to ask if independence is actually such a great thing. Might the United States actually be better off today under British rule?
In that scenario, Oliver thinks Americans might have enjoyed beautiful British accents, bowler hats, famous British cuisine like meat pies, and, most importantly, a healthy dose of pessimism. All this could have been the rightful province of the United States, if it hadn't so rudely taken leave of the British empire in 1776.
On the other hand, it was just last week that Oliver lost his mind about how much he wasn't a fan of how things went with the Brexit vote, so he may be of two minds on the subject. Last Week Tonight was off this week, but Oliver and company (which would be a great name for a movie) left the U.S. with this online extra about the Fourth of July, which you can watch above.