John Oliver’s main story tonight concerns the United Kingdom, which recently held their national election three years early to consolidate Theresa May’s power, a move that backfired spectacularly. If it was indeed a “crumpetf**k of epic proportions” it certainly brought out some colorful opposition to May, who is barely hanging on by a thread. This debacle also proves that British politics when done well can be a lot of fun.
The candidates who ran against May were among the most colorful in this realm. Mr. Fishfinger was delightful, as was the candidate pictured ’round the world, with his hand on the breast of an associate, during a failed high-five attempt. John Oliver proposes that candidate “Lord Buckethead” should be the spokesman to go to Brussels and sort out the Brexit disaster. Lord Buckethead is an intergalactic space lord who ran on ‘the abolition of the Lords (except himself). That England stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and start buying lasers from Lord Buckethead.” Lord Buckethead makes a cameo appearance on the show, looking as John describes him, “as if Darth Vader f**ed an Amazon Echo.”
If they won’t send Lord Buckethead to Brussels, perhaps he’ll consider America?