John Oliver Bemoans Anthony Weiner "Mystery Box" Twist in 2016 Election
The 'Last Week Tonight' host brought back his Carlos Danger dance but said he wasn't having any fun doing it.
With a heavy heart, John Oliver spoke about the 2016 election on Sunday's show, begrudgingly discussing the re-emergence of Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
Oliver talked about James Comey's Friday announcement that the FBI is looking into newly discovered emails, which were uncovered through the FBI's investigation into former Congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal, saying what's so frustrating about the situation is that we "don't know yet whether this is a huge problem or whether it's a problem at all."
"It seems Anthony Weiner is forcing the nation to re-litigate the entire email controversy and is putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger — Carlos Danger!” said Oliver, breaking out into the Carlos Danger dance he started while on The Daily Show.
"For the record this is a reflex," the host said as he danced. "I'm not having any fun. You're ruining my dance!"
Getting back to business, Oliver said that nine days before the election, the FBI delivered the "equivalent of a mystery box."
"And like the box from the end of Seven, it could contain anything from nothing to Gwyneth Paltrow’s head. Although it almost definitely contains Anthony Weiner’s penis.”
He continued, addressing the fact that the chances that this matter be resolved before the election are slim.
"So, to recap: the grinding hell of this election has thrown in yet another twist, with the election hanging in the balance, all thanks to the fact that Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted with a 15-year-old girl."