“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won its very first Emmy last night for best variety series writing, and despite being on hiatus this week, Oliver took to the show’s YouTube page to release an outrageous web exclusive that pretty much proves why the show deserved the honor. Speaking about birds, or “cat feeder” as Oliver calls them, the late night host launched into an epic, expletive-filled tirade to ensure birds would never come back from their upcoming migration.
“To me, every single bird is just a shitty sequel to the dinosaurs, and we’re better off without you,” Oliver shouts. But that’s only the beginning of a three-minute takedown of parrots, geese, ostriches (“first draft flamingos”), swans, pelicans, hummingbirds (“obese bees in need of a nose job”) and more. The only group Oliver spares is penguins, but there’s more than enough bird fury to make this clip something ridiculously special.
Watch the web exclusive below. “Last Week With John Oliver” airs Sundays at 11pm ET on HBO. Episodes are also available to stream on HBO Now.