John Oliver vs Russell Crowe

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  1. May 6, 2018 #1 of 156
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Who would have thought Russell Crowe would win?!? :D

    (If you didn't watch it, you have to...no description could do it justice. But a while back John Oliver pranked Russell Crowe, and now Russell Crowe has pranked him back so well, John Oliver has declared there's no point in going on and closed down his show...although since there's another episode next week I'm not entirely convinced of his sincerity. I'm sure it will be on YouTube shortly and somebody will post the video.)
     
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    Tony_T

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    Steveknj

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    One of the better episodes. Having known all about Giuliani's past, none of it surprises me. He's the perfect example of a guy who was in the right place at the right time (9/11) and it made him a celebrity of sorts.

    The Russell Crowe stuff was great. And JO just loved it, you could tell.
     
  4. May 7, 2018 #4 of 156
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It's nice that John Oliver can appreciate somebody who out-John Olivers John Oliver.
     
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    Steveknj

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    Hopefully this isn't too political, but it's a nice change of pace after speaking about Giuliani and his boss who both lack a sense of humor.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I loved the bit in last night's episode. But I'm not sure I'd say what John Oliver did that led up to this would be considered a "prank" on Russell Crowe. Crowe was selling memorabilia in an auction, LWT bought it and donated it to one of the last operating Blockbuster stores. Doesn't seem like a prank to me. Just something silly like giving the massive train set to Scranton, PA.
     
  7. May 7, 2018 #7 of 156
    Saturn_V

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    It wasn't a prank- at least not at the same level as the Catheter Cowboy ads or the Marlon Bundo book. A Russell Crowe jockstrap begs to be made fun of and Oliver was obliging.
     
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    wmcbrine

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    I worried for a moment. I mean, not the Koala thing, but I can imagine him ending the show in just such a way, whenever it does end. Maybe even with more episodes listed on the schedule, just to throw us off.

    (But he didn't say "And this is real"...)
     
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    ADG

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    The show (along with Oliver) is signed through 2020
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I can see him doing that, but I can't see HBO doing it...
     
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    Steveknj

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    After I watched this episode I actually went to Google to make sure the show wasn't going away (whew!). Well done.

    As to the Koala thing - :( It makes me profoundly sad for any animal to suffer so I hope they are getting a handle on this thing.
     
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    logic88

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    It's probably just me but stunts/pranks like this are my least favorite part of the show.

    (All those bits about TV anchors aren't that great either. :))
     
  14. May 9, 2018 #14 of 156
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't mind them. The Russell Crowe stunt was...mildly amusing.

    But Crowe's response was absolutely brilliant.
     
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    Jonathan_S

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    He did joke about that in last night's episode.
    Claimed he didn't realize HBO contracts were that hard to get out of
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, that cracked me up. I don't know if he really didn't realize people would freak out, or if he planned that opening all along. :D
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Nothing to do with Russell Crowe, but if you watch tonight's John Oliver, be sure to stick around for the credits. Rita Morena has a pretty hilarious blooper. Which she then leans into.
     
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    Thom

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    Video Unavailable for the John Oliver Russell Crowe Blockbuster Finale link further up the thread.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Saw that Sunday night. It is so fantastic!
     

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