John Oliver - Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Season 1 , Ep 1 01/08/10 Views: 89,956

Will the American people get the change that they forced President Obama to promise? (1:19)

AND IN FACT, I TOOK A TIPFROM YOUR HISTORY BOOKS

AND THE DAY AFTER ELECTION DAY,I GOT A TRUCKLOAD OF DR PEPPER

AND JUST DROVE IT STRAIGHTINTO BOSTON HARBOR.

YES, LET'S SEE HOW YOU LIKE YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE

BEING DROWNED.

(laughter)

NOT SO MUCH FUN, IS IT?

PARENTS WERE SHELTERINGTHEIR CHILDREN'S EYES.

"LOOK AWAY, TIMMY!THE WATER'S FIZZY! WHY?!"

SO NOW--

SO NOW,AMERICA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT.

AND I GUESS THE QUESTIONREGARDING HIM

IS WILL WE GET THE CHANGEWE FORCED HIM TO PROMISE US?

(laughter)AND THE--

PROBABLY NOT,IN ALL LIKELIHOOD.

HE'S ALREADYDISAPPOINTING PEOPLE

IN SOME SIGNIFICANT AREASSUCH AS GAY RIGHTS.

HE'S BEEN HUGELY DISAPPOINTINGWHEN IT CAME TO GAY RIGHTS.

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL,HE HAD PROMISED

THAT HE WOULD IMMEDIATELY REPEALDON'T ASK, DON'T TELL

AND ALLOW GAY PEOPLETO SERVE IN THE MILITARY.

HE PROMISED THAT,AND WHEN HE DID,

I THOUGHT,GOOD, GREAT.

WE ARE GONNA HAVETHE BIGGEST, BEST,

GAYEST MILITARYIN THE WORLD!

AFTER THE FINNISH NAVY.

AFTER THEM.

QUITE A LONG WAY AFTER THEM.THERE'S QUITE A DROP-OFF.

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