Wednesday, July 25, 2018

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' on North Korea, a triple Emmy nominee

I promised twice to cover the third nominated episode of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which is about North Korea, so here is North Korea.

As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea, John Oliver enlists "Weird Al" Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy.
That's definitely funnier than Vox explains the 'nuclear button' and KFC trolls McDonalds in response to Trump, which was the 31st most read entry during last year, as I chronicled in Vox on U.S. withdrawing from Iran nuclear agreement helps update doom and risk for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.  It's also better, as it earned three Emmy nominations, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series, all of which were probably from the "Weird Al" Yankovic segment.  Hey, he beat Warren G. Harding!  I doubt that Vox's Here's how Trump's nuclear "button" actually works..., which I embedded in Vox explains the 'nuclear button' and KFC trolls McDonalds in response to Trump, will earn more than one News and Documentary Emmy Award nomination, if even that, when they are announced tomorrow.

In addition to the six episode-based nominations I described, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" earned nominations for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Interactive Program.  I'll be profiling its notable competitors beginning next week.  In the meantime, stay tuned for the speculative fiction nominees at the Teen Choice Awards.

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