John Oliver had a lot to say about the media’s coverage on International Women’s Day on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. He exclaimed, “That one special day a year for half the population of earth. Knock yourselves out, three and a half billion people.”
Oliver said when a photo of Rose appeared onscreen, “Gayle’s right. There are people in the room, but maybe we should focus on who’s not in the room.” He continued, “I’m just saying, it seems that CBS This Morning is less a morning show and more two hours of incriminating office surveillance footage that accidentally gets broadcast across the country every day.”
Mike Jerrick, who is a Philadelphia-based host also got a shoutout in the segment, as a short video clip was shown some of his inappropriate remarks, including one in which he’s asking his female co-anchors, “What’s the deal? Why do you need your own day?” Jerrick also asked one of his female co-anchor if she has ever cheated on her hubby, he asked another that how she manages her “girlish figure” while eating snack. He made the most questionable comment when he showcases a doll of one of his co-anchors. When he was asked about what he does with that doll, he replied: “I put it by my bedside. So I can wake up in the morning, open my eyes and see you.”
It seems that Oliver had a lot to say about the behavior of Jerrick and we are not surprised. He said, “I would say that we should now all take a shower after that, but I feel like Mike Jerrick would hear that and say, ‘Nice.’”
Oliver concluded the segment, explaining how the U.K.’s “Foreign Secretary and dumpy Swedish Beatle” Boris Johnson spent his day. Johnson shared with the students while visiting a school about the suicide of Egyptian ruler Cleopatra and how he committed it.
Oliver said, “I would happily watch hours of Boris Johnson explaining grim endings to distracted children.” He added, “So then Sara loses her mind; Harry has his arm amputated; and Marion performs a sex show for drugs. And that was the end of Requiem for a Dream, children.”