John Oliver Wishes You a Happy Independence Day and Reminds Americans What They Gave Up From Britain


On Sunday night, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver posted a web exclusive Fourth of July message on YouTube. Although the show is off this week for the holiday — returning July 24, Oliver wanted to wish everyone a happy Independence Day and to remind Americans what they gave up by declaring their freedom from Britain. This includes bowler hats, meat pies, pessimism, and British accents: "These beautiful vowel sounds could have been yours. But instead, from sea to shining sea, you speak like you just burnt your tongue on a hot apple pie." Word.