John Oliver really tried not to talk about the 2016 presidential election on Sunday night’s “Last Week Tonight.”
A fascinating election in Iceland where pirates ran for president was on tap, he noted. As well as an Austrian election being postponed due to defective glue on ballot envelopes.
But then Anthony Weiner went and messed all of that up.
On Friday, the FBI announced that it had discovered emails on the former congressman’s laptop from his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, that passed through Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private server. Abedin is one of Clinton’s top aides.
The FBI discovered the emails while investigating Weiner for allegedly sending explicit messages to an underage girl.
“If this s—-y development in a s—-y campaign season were not grim enough, there was also the matter of where this latest problem came from,” Oliver said. “It’s true. It seems Anthony Weiner is forcing the nation to re-litigate the entire email controversy, and putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger… Carlos Danger.”
Oliver then broke into a dance as the popular 2000 song “Danger” by rapper Mystikal began to play.
“Carlos Danger” refers to the name Weiner reportedly used as an alias when sending explicit photos to a woman in 2013.
The late shows had a field day with the name at the time. Including “The Daily Show,” where Oliver, who was a correspondent at the time, would dance as the Mystikal song played, when talking about it.
“I’m not having fun! You’re ruining my dance,” Oliver joked on Sunday while bringing back the old bit.
Watch the entire segment below:
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