Last night, John Oliver dedicated most of his great HBO show Last Week Tonight to America’s escalating tensions with North Korea and to the nuclear war that could conceivably result, especially with a dipshit like Donald Trump in office. And to help mock-defuse things, Oliver brought in American treasure “Weird Al” Yankovic. After highlighting the accordion skills of North Koreans earlier in the show, Oliver introduced Yankovic to play a whole new polka song about all the reasons that North Korea should not nuke us. Tom Hanks figured heavily. Sample lyric: “Please don’t nuke us, North Korea / Right now, we’re all a little tense / Believe me, we don’t hate you / In fact, we really don’t even think all that much about you, no offense.” Watch it below; it starts around the 24-minute mark of the video.
Remember like three days ago, when we were more concerned with North Korea than with Nazis invading a Southern college town? Good times. Yankovic’s box set Squeeze Box: The Collected Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic is out 11/24 on Legacy.