John Oliver - The American Legacy Pt. 1

James Adomian, Jessi Klein, Pete Holmes Season 4, Ep 3 08/09/2013 Views: 13,331

John Oliver saw everything he loves about America in one completely meaningless gesture. (1:34)

as an empire, to thinkabout your legacy.

Every great empirehas a legacy.

The Egyptianshas the pyramids.

Rome had the Coliseum.

We in Britain had the MagnaCarta and the ability

to do this.


That-- Yeah, thatjust happened.

You just saw that ha-- Ijust put that in your face.

But it's tough, isn't it?

It's tough to pin downwhen it's subjective.

You know, when was that momentthat America became the most

American America itcould possibly be.

I thought you'd perfected itlast year when that guy went

up to the edge of space in aballoon and then jumped down

for no visiblereason whatsoever.

That was everything I loveabout this country.

You know, it wasincredibly brave

and it was completelypointless.

Everything I love aboutAmerica in one completely

meaningless gesture.

And then I was devastated tofind out he wasn't American.

He was Austrian.

I know.


And, by the way, nice try,Austria, but you're still most

famous for Hitler.

Nice try.

Nice try.

But it's going to take a lotmore than a guy going up in a

balloon to space andjumping down

to make us forget thatlittle [beep] .



Yeah, that's right.

Hitler was terrible.