Tampon Tuesday: Wednesday Edition - Period Talk at the Summer Games

August 17, 2016 - Lewis Black 08/17/2016 Views: 5,916

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui casually mentions her period while discussing her team's loss at the games in Rio, drawing praise from the ladies of The Nightly Show. (5:43)

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From, uh, a show...

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he robbed an airlineor something, or...

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raided some kind ofa-a mini-bar or something.

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That's some goodnetwork booze there, you guys.

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Uh... I'm alreadyslurring my words, gu...

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you better step up,rest of late night--

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Okay. But...

But before we sign off,one last check-in

with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

This is a toilet.

I'm really gonna miss that, man.

I'm really gonna miss it.

It's a toilet. It's a toilet.

One of the mostsurprising moments

in this summer's Olympics

came from Chinese swimmerFu Yuanhui

moments after her team lost, uh,

the 4 x 1 medley relayon Sunday.

(speaking Chinese)


Her period?

Oh, my God.But that's odd--

why would we be bringing upthis story right now?

-I don't...-(siren wails)

Oh, my God!I know what that means.

-(cheering, applause)-It must be Tampon Tuesday.

But wait, that can't be true.No, no, no, it's Wednesday.

Oh, my God-- it must be

Tampon TuesdayWednesday Edition.

All right. Okay.

Please welcome the ladiesof The Nightly Show everybody.

(cheering, applause)

Thank you, guys. Thank you.Thank you. And thank you, Larry!

We appreciate it. You know...


Larry, it was so refreshingto hear Fu Yuanhui talk

-about her periodafter that race. -Yes. -Yes.

Yeah, she normalized itfor millions of people watching,

and she's being hailed as a heroin China and all over the world.

-(cheering and applause)-(whoops) -Yes. Yes. Yes! -Yes.

Yes, now it is cool topublicly attend the Red Wedding.

Uh, so maybe now Tampaxwill start offering

some sweet endorsement moneyfor every athlete competing

in the monthly Flow-lympics.


Yeah, why does it always haveto be sneakers and Gatorade?

Why can't it be somethingwe actually use?

-Mmm. -Exactly.I think networks should go

-all periods all the time. Yeah.-Ooh. I like that. -Yeah. -Yes.

PBS?The Period Broadcasting Service.

-Yes! -Check.-Oh! Yep, yep.

Yeah. NPR?National Period Radio.

-Oh! Like it! -Check.-Ooh... -Right, right?



-Yeah! -Yep. Yep. Yep.-Right, right?

Women always get (bleep) donewhile surfing the crimson wave.

We don't just run in fieldswearing all white.

-Sometimes we're actuallywinning gold medals. -Mm-hmm.

Uh, hello. Uh, but this womanis a shining example

of a long lineof female athletes bleeding

from their wherevers.

Yes. Yes.

-After all, why do you thinkthey called her Flo-Jo? -Okay?

She was constantly ridingthe cotton pony, like a boss.

-Mmm! -So we just want to givea huge shout-out to Fu Yuanhui

for keeping it 100, even on dayswhen she's feeling 75.

Yes. Yes!

-(cheering and applause)-Yay.


Get it, guys? Get it? Period?

-Yeah, we got it. -We get it.-Period? You guys get it?

All right. Hey, Hollywood,I'm available after tomorrow.

(cheering and applause)

Another installmentof Tampon Tuesday:

Wednesday Edition, everybody!