John Oliver unwillingly brought back his “Carlos Danger” dance in dishonor of Anthony Weiner being part of the presidential election’s final days.
The disgraced former congressman was thrown into the center of Hillary Clinton’s email probe on Friday, when FBI director James Comey revealed Clinton’s messages had surfaced in the unrelated investigation of Weiner allegedly sending explicit messages to an underage girl. (Weiner was married to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin; the couple split following Weiner’s most recent sexting scandal.)
“If this sh–ty development in a sh–ty campaign season were not grim enough, there was also the matter of where this latest problem came from,” Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. “It’s true. It seems Anthony Weiner is forcing the nation to re-litigate the entire email controversy, and putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger… Carlos Danger.” With that, Oliver began dancing to Mystikal’s “Danger,” reprising a bit he made famous on The Daily Show.
“I’m not having fun! You’re ruining my dance,” Oliver joked on Sunday. “Carlos Danger” was an alias used by Weiner during his second sext scandal.
Oliver added that the “most frustrating thing” about the latest investigation into Clinton’s emails is the uncertainty. “We don’t know yet whether this is a huge problem or whether it’s barely a problem at all,” Oliver said. “Because FBI Director James Comey pointed out in his letter to Congress that ‘the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant.’ And sources have since dampened expectations of what might emerge.”
The host continued, saying the FBI “has basically delivered us the equivalent of a mystery box.”
“And like the box from the end of Seven, it could contain anything from nothing to Gwyneth Paltrow’s head. Although it almost definitely contains Anthony Weiner’s penis,” Oliver joked. “And the chances of getting this resolved before the election seems slim.”
Over the last two months, Oliver has often joked that each new twist in the election cycle has placed the American public at rock bottom. Needless to say, he felt that spot was reached anew thanks to Weiner.
“Now a month ago when Donald Trump tweeted, we should check out a sex tape of a former Miss Universe contestant, I said if you looked up you would see rock bottom,” Oliver said. “Well if you look up now you will see absolutely nothing, and I’ll tell you why: We have burrowed through, not just rock bottom, but through the core of the earth and we’ve come bursting out the other side, startling kangaroos, and we’re currently hurtling toward outer space where there is no up, down, light or darkness — just an endless void in which death comes as sweet, sweet relief. Please let this thing be over soon.”