Over the course of its run on HBO, Final Week Tonight with John Oliver has developed an arsenal of working gags which have turn out to be fan favorites. From the accusations that there is just one Olsen twin (it is a speed mirage) to the truth that Janice in Accounting would not give a fuck, Final Week Tonight combines biting political satire with some super absurdist humor. Now the present has gone subsequent degree loony, as final night time’s season finale pulled out the massive weapons when Tom Hanks dropped by for a shock look, with the assistance of some model presidents. Test it out within the post-credits sequence beneath.
Tom Hanks is such an outstanding dramatic actor that it is simple to neglect he is a genuinely unbelievable comic as effectively. Fortunately, between this Final Week Tonight with John Oliver sketch and his flip as David S. Pumpkins, he appears to be intent on reminding TV followers what he can do when he cuts free, thus leading to a “clip” from a deadpanned, White Home melodrama. We have been ready to see how John Oliver and his crew would ultimately get to make use of the remainder of the wax presidential statues that they not too long ago bought, and this pretend trailer is damn-near good. Hell, it is so intense that I may even see this concept getting changed into a Ron Howard or Michael Bay movie sooner or later. (Conversely, Smiling Wax Jimmy Carter might be the following nice horror film icon.)
Followers of Final Week Tonight possible already know that that is really a callback to a earlier bit. This section was crafted as a follow-up to an analogous Final Week Tonight sketch that aired earlier this 12 months, wherein the HBO collection created a pretend trailer for a biopic starring a wax Warren G. Harding and Laura “Fucking” Linney.
In fact, whereas John Oliver’s collection has managed to ship the laughs this 12 months, that does not change the truth that the present has hit notable tough patches. Chief amongst these was the current lawsuit (one even predicted by the host throughout a particularly biting segment) leveled on the present by coal magnate Robert E. Murray. (Tom Hanks in all probability would not play Murray in a biopic.) The Day by day Present alum has no downside rattling cages whereas combining in-depth, completely researched segments with such oddly absurd humor for a mix that we simply do not see on TV fairly often. However no person’s going to get mad about Hanks and a bunch of wax presidents, proper?
Now that Final Week Tonight with John Oliver has formally ended its fourth season, we are able to relaxation straightforward understanding that the present’s writing employees has loads of time to provide you with new bits and gags for Season 5. Till the HBO-based satire collection returns, you’ll be able to check out our fall premiere guide to see what’s nonetheless on the horizon for premieres this season and hearken to The Cord Cutter Podcast to listen to our ideas on something and every little thing on the planet of streaming content.