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Last Week Tonight on Key

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 pm, April 27th, 2015 - 70 comments
Categories: john key, Minister for International Embarrassment - Tags: , ,

Last Week Tonight (John Oliver) on Key and his pathetic excuses.

When it’s available in embeddable form will include it here, in the mean time view here.


70 comments on “Last Week Tonight on Key ”

  1. Pat 1

    lmao…sad but true

  2. Paul 2

    “if you’re a full grown adult male, there’s a very short list of things that you can describe as tantalising without creeping out everyone.”

    “You can’t just pull someone’s hair for months, then make it all good with a bottle of wine. You’re the Prime Minister of New Zealand, not a Real Housewife of New Jersey.”

  3. adam 3

    John Oliver – is the best – thanks for the link.

  4. ….and John Key’s lackeys (e.g.Fisi er al.) like to come here and state this is a non-story! Glad that the rest of the world finds Key’s behaviour so bizarre.

  5. McFlock 5

    key: ekshully it’s better covridge then my letterman appearance…

  6. Pasupial 6

    I’ve been waiting for this since the story went international – I just expected it to be on the Daily Show (since it was broken on TDB). Thank you John Oliver for this satire, we don’t seem to have any on our own screens for some reason.

    Previous show’s segments:

    “Pretty Legal”

    Vegetarian Pirate Flag

    • Maui 6.1

      Yeah, kind of weird, we’re relying on an overseas TV channel to take the piss out of our own Prime Minister because our own channels can’t. Are we still in a democracy…. Say if Jono & Ben spent a chunk of time ripping into the PM would their show be on the chopping block too, like Campbell Live?

    • Sacha 6.2

      NZ copyright law has no exceptions for satire or parody unlike US law. Nor an equivalent of the First Amendment. Hence the significance of things like the TPP.

      Some have tried to fix this:

      • Murray Rawshark 6.2.1

        So Fizzy’s parody of an FJK fanboy could get him prosecuted? Seems fair 🙂

      • TheContrarian 6.2.2

        Article 14 of the NZ Bill of Rights covers it

        • Sacha

          If it did, nobody would be trying to introduce legislative change to fix the situation. The US have constitutional exemptions to copyright for satire and parody. We don’t.

          • TheContrarian

            which constitutional exemptions deal with copyright issues relating to satire and parody?

            Did you actually read what article 14 says?

            • Sacha

              You do not seem familiar with this area, and I don’t have time to rehash it. Enjoy your day.

              • TheContrarian

                No, I am very familiar with this area.
                The NZ Bill of Rights gives us broader free speech than the 1st amendment does interestingly and I’m pretty sure there is nothing in the constitution that deals with copyright issues relating to satire and parody.

                You do not seem familiar in this area.

    • Capn Insano 6.3

      Damn right, you’re not the only one missing the political satire we used to have on TV. What happened to the irreverent unapologetic piss-taking we used to give politicians? I don’t get it, the closest to this I see is 7-days.

  7. cogito 7

    The best 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. ianmac 8

    I am sorry that I am a New Zealander. Nah. Just ashamed and embarrassed that we have a clownish man/boy as PM.
    Well done John Oliver!

  9. This was hilarious and painful at the same time. Isn’t it great to join the other western countries as an international laughingstock? 🙁

  10. linda 10

    no more golf with obama ,who wants to play golf with a creepy individual

  11. linda 11

    the creepy creepy little creep.
    next book on key
    the creep who conned a nation.

  12. freedom 12

    what can you say

  13. weka 13

    Nailed it.

    International diplomatic negotiations,

    “we’d very much like you to end the sanctions”

    “we’re not going to do that, and I’ll tell you why, you’re a creepy individual who pulls women’s hair”

    Am also grateful for the slow motion of the CL clip. I don’t think he is pulling the child’s hair so much as feeling it. I hadn’t seen that before (at normal speed it looks like him just moving her hair off her shoulder).

    • Murray Rawshark 13.1

      Many unwelcome fondlers know just how quickly they can do something creepy and still disguise it as innocent. As you just noticed, what he did was easy to miss at normal speed.

      • ianmac 13.1.1

        On some clips you can see a “faraway” look on John’s face and to my eyes he is usually fondling rather than tugging.

    • Tracey 13.2

      It is THAT clip which has made me very angry that the media keep calling it ponytail tugging or pulling… he caresses… a child…not known to him… without permission.

  14. ianmac 14

    And just flicked past the late TV1 News to see a large part of John Oliver’s clip and then flicked to late TV3 to see another edited version of it.
    Wonder if it will make the 6 oclock news?

  15. Murray Simmonds 15

    You can tell from the number of times he blinks during an interview just how much he’s ‘holding it in’ or ‘holding it all back’. The blink rate drops to zero and he just stares unblinkingly while talking when he’s under pressure. Its been apparent from his first days as PM.

    He’d pretty much learned to avoid it (i.e to akshully allow himself blink while being interviewed) more recently. But he slips back into the unblinking stare during a lot of the ponytail interviews. . . . . . Interesting . . . !

  16. freedom 16

    Stuff have a small piece on it but nothing at the NZ Herald online service.
    Yet stories on the Kardashians and JayZ made the “Latest” on the front page http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68080709/pm-john-key-lampooned-on-us-comedy-show

  17. Brendon Harre 18

    Here is a thought about satire. The entry bar to making it has never been lower. Pretty much anyone can make videos, cartoons, images etc for the internet. Most maybe a majority of people can watch these on their phones any time of the day.

    Maybe sites like this should be encouraging a new internet version of political satire. The best like ‘Planet Key’ could be very effective.

    P.S I would love a ‘Planet Key -the ponytail’ episode.

    • freedom 18.1

      That’s the point Brendon, apart from a rare toe fleetingly dipped in the water, the internet is the only place where such satire about NZ politics et al is being produced.

    • Tracey 18.2

      We need a “The Onion”. Cleverist thing I ever read was their inauguration speech of G W Bush a month before he made it… and how frighteningly similar the two turned out to be.

      • idlegus 18.2.1

        mine was when the announced the poverty gap as the 8th modern wonder of the world.

  18. Sable 19

    I honestly did not think Keys could top Abbott as Oceania’s standing diplomatic dunderhead. Well done mate.

  19. Iron Sky 20

    From most peoples posts above there has been the observation of the sad lack of satire associated with ponygate on TV. Odd, they had the comedy festival on TV, I think only 1 person (an American) made any reference to it.

    How odd, last week TV3 ran a “think piece” on bondage and hair pulling” during prime time.

    The sad, sad thing was, it was not satire…

    It was more like “Hey, if its good enough for Mr X, its good enough for you too Mr/Mrs Purveyor of Crap News & Media Manipulation

    The thought police are with us…. the PR marketing people are with us…..

    Have our Kawee comedians chuckened out to (or where they edited)…..

    In the immortal words of Bill Hicks:

    “Do a commercial, you’re off the artistic roll call, every word you say is suspect, you’re a corporate whore and eh, end of story.”

    By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising..http://www.endevil.com/billhickslines.html

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