Last Week Tonight may have been off this week for Easter, but that didn't stop John Oliver from producing a web exclusive video for the HBO series this weekend.
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However, instead of focusing on more politically charged conspiracies, like whether or not Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer or if Hillary Clinton is in fact a robot, Oliver went after a beloved Easter candy: Cadbury Cream Eggs. On a surface level, Oliver’s claim that Cadbury Creme Eggs are related to the Illuminati is completely ridiculous. But after Oliver explains the twisting logic behind his claims, his thesis is…still ridiculous.
This four-minute parody video a silly bit that makes no sense, and I’m sure it was a ton of fun to make. Oliver nails the hyper intensity that characterize most YouTube conspiracy videos, and even starts off his video with a misleading trail of evidence. I can’t help but wonder what dark corners of YouTube were explored in the creation of this one. Though for all of the bit’s insanity, Oliver’s eye-rolling disdain for Internet conspiracists more than comes through. I won’t spoil any more of this Cadbury investigation for you (seriously, it’s worth a watch), but this video serves as a great reminder of how gloriously pointed Oliver’s comedy is.
‘The Cadbury Cream Egg is a terrible candy that tastes like mermaid placenta covered in candle wax.It’s time to wake up, sheeple.
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