The episode of Sunday Last week tonight left fans wondering if John Oliver really left the show after the host claimed that he had achieved everything he wanted after becoming a koala Chlamydia Station had named after him. Oliver started packing his set at the end of the show, distracting the fans from the late night host's return. Fortunately for its supporters, however, Oliver's HBO contract is good until 2020 – meaning he has nowhere to go.
The story behind Olivers Koala Chlamydia Station started surprisingly with Russell Crowes jock-strap. A few weeks ago, Oliver bought the jock strap at an auction held by Crowe to sell memorabilia from his career. Oliver then donated the jockstrap to the last blockbuster movie store in Anchorage, Alaska.
After hearing of Oliver's purchase and donation, Crowe decided that he wanted to advance the good deed. Then Crowe announced that he would donate the proceeds from the purchase of Oliver to finance a clinic that Koala Chlamydia studies. The Australian clinic now carries a badge referring to how "John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward". Oliver was absolutely thrilled with Crowe's revelation and said:
Well played Russell Crow … that can honestly be the greatest thing I've ever seen. I'll be honest, when this show started, I wrote down my only target and put it in this envelope. It was a simple goal and it was only three words long. This destination – a Koala Chlamydia Station. What I'm essentially saying here is that we've achieved everything we've done on this show. That said, thank you, but we'll finish everything here …
Oliver went on to pack the set of Last Week Tonight and said, "That's right, let's shut up, this show is over." He went on to think about the "end" of the show as he grabbed a box with some of his set props and a crew dismantled the set around him.
The late night host then commented on the perhaps ironic nature of the Hvaing, which allegedly staged its show with the ultimate goal of visiting a Koala Chlymidia clinic named after him. As Oliver noted:
Pack it up, we go home, we made it … we have the Koala district. And look, I know you might be asking at this point, have made four and a half seasons of aggressively researched comedy a rather inefficient way to get a Koala Chlamydia station named after you? And I answer that, well, I mean, it worked, so I guess, I think you … So, if you excuse me now, I have a date with some very contagious koalas.
More to follow …