With the 2016 presidential election picking up steam headed into the conventions, John Oliver used the opportunity of a week off from Last Week Tonight to make some endorsements of his own. Though he won't be endorsing Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. He says, "Because of my accent, the only elected officials I can endorse are prime ministers, viceroys, and magical railway controllers."
Once he's through taking potshots at Oprah, noting that he has replaced her as the queen of daytime talk, he goes on to endorse, among other things, animals in people clothes and cross-species relationships. Any fan of the show will know that this isn't really a joke so much as a provable fact. Oliver loves cute animal distractions, particularly at the end of depressing news reports or as actors in reenactments.
Last Week Tonight will return with a new episode on July 25, after weeks of nothing but the odd web exclusive, some, like this week's, filmed weeks in advance.