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On July 4th, John Oliver tells us why we shouldn’t have kicked Britain out

Last Week Tonight July 4th

Last Week Tonight is on hiatus for a few weeks, but John Oliver wasn’t going to miss the chance to make a bunch of jokes at the expense of his home country on Independence Day. So that’s exactly what he did.

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“As you know, since 1776, you’ve done very well as a nation,” says Oliver, “but it might be worth thinking about just a handful of things that you gave up when kicking Britain unceremoniously out of this country.”

A quick list of all the things we’re missing out on:

  • British accents
  • Bowler hats
  • Meat pies
  • Pessimism
  • The Queen, aka “an elderly woman who frowns for a living”

Yes, Oliver was being facetious, but I am genuinely a bit jealous of the meat pies.

Last Week Tonight doesn’t return until July 24th, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few more web exclusive clips like this over the course of the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can always go back and watch Oliver explain how doping has ruined sports, how debt is bought and sold and how Brexit would destroy England.

Happy 4th, everyone!

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.