For the sake of billions of Northeast cicadas emerging soon after 17 years underground, John Oliver has a quick recap of the news since 1999.
The HBO comedian’s show didn’t run Sunday, but he posted a clip to YouTube, which concluded with a photo of Donald Trump.
But news wasn’t all good for the next crop of buzzing beasts, said the “Last Week Tonight” host.
Depending on how the election turns out, Oliver said, “this planet may not be around in 17 years.”
Oliver Nation cheered as usual.
Because there’s no new episode tonight, we filmed a special message to share. https://t.co/D9UgfmKR88
— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) May 2, 2016
John Oliver’s message to the cicadas who’ve been asleep for 17 years: You won’t believe what we get away with now! https://t.co/bdggCjMvS9
— Salon.com (@Salon) May 2, 2016
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 2, 2016
John Oliver: “…and if (cicadas) are anything like humans conceived in 1999… the boy cicadas are named Tyler”
— tyler (@invaderLER) May 2, 2016