John Oliver gives Game of Thrones a shout-out in his new set
By Ours is the Fury on in Humor, Media.

John Oliver

Former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight debuted on April 27th, complete with a set featuring notable buildings from around the world such as the Washington Monument and Burj Khalifa. As The Huffington Post notes, however, there is one addition among the lot that is not quite of this world.

Just over the host’s right shoulder is a castle that should look familiar to Game of Thrones fans: Dragonstone, home to Stannis Baratheon and ancestral seat of the Targaryens.

Dragonstone
Closeup

The shout-out to Game of Thrones is not that surprising, considering Last Week Tonight airs Sunday nights at 11PM on HBO. Oliver may or may not be a viewer of GoT. When visiting The Daily Show to promote his new gig, he and Jon Stewart joked about GoT’s racier elements. Stewart observed that his new network HBO was “a wonderland of expletives and a forest of dongs,” and Oliver replied, “You’ve seen Game of Thrones then.”


42 Comments

  1. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Luna Lovegood!

  2. Jon Blackfyre
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    All the more reason to put John Oliver in GoT. John Oliver for Darkstar

  3. Deathdreams
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    This “Forest of dongs” sounds like a magical place. You think it’s beyond the wall?

  4. chris
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    John Oliver had better be appreciative of Game of Thrones.
    He owes Thrones at least some of whatever ratings he has, since his show now takes the slot that USED to belong to the second GOT airing on Sunday nights.
    I’ve ended up watching the first minute of his show at least twice because I tuned in expecting to see Thrones.
    Thankfully, he’s actually very funny.

  5. jentario
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Deathdreams,

    It’s in Essos. Definitely Essos.

  6. Deathdreams
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    jentario:
    Deathdreams,

    It’s in Essos. Definitely Essos.

    Asshai, by the shadow. A shadow shaped like a dong.

  7. ace
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Deathdreams: Asshai, by the shadow. A shadow shaped like a dong.

    I bet it is an old-growth virgin forest, untrimmed and growing wild

  8. Ours is the Fury
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    For some reason, I don’t think the arctic temperatures of the land beyond the Wall would be suitable for the forest of dongs.

  9. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Unless they’re Iron trees….

  10. Deathdreams
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    ace: untrimmed

    uncircumsized you mean? hmm, interesting

  11. Deathdreams
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury:
    For some reason, I don’t think the arctic temperatures of the land beyond the Wall would be suitable for the forest of dongs.

    You think it’s more of a tropical type of forest then? maybe a rainforest? yikes!

  12. Rabid Grunt
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Deathdreams: maybe a rainforest?

    We know what the forest part is made up of, now for the rain…

  13. Renly's Peach
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh look, more South Park penis humor. hurr hurr so fanni

  14. Valyrian Eyes
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    STANNIS

    I can’t believe that 13 comments in and no true stan had come here yet

  15. wizardeyes
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    chris,

    His character in Community was a big fan of Bloodlines of Conquest (obviously a reference to GoT). He said “That show is my jam – they really get the incest right.)

  16. Rygritte
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Deathdreams:
    This “Forest of dongs” sounds like a magical place. You think it’s beyond the wall?

    It’s definitely in the Southern regions of Westeros.

  17. King of the Ashes
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    lol @ Luna Lovegood

  18. Deathdreams
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Renly’s Peach:
    Oh look, more South Park penis humor. hurr hurr so fanni

    I’m not gonna let you poop on my dong parade

  19. Adrian
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Now that they got me looking, is that a Meereenese pyramid on the right?

  20. Ours is the Fury
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Adrian,

    I think it’s an actual pyramid, like the Egyptian kind.

  21. Ghost
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    His show is hilarious.

  22. Deathdreams
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    One thing is for sure. The forest of dongs is nowhere near Astapor. It would have been…..’deforested’ long ago to make more unsullied

  23. Darkstar
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Test post.

    Awesome! Thanks Zack!

  24. Dominique Lavigne
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    It’s definitely on the summer islands, close to the statue of the sixteen-tweeted* goddess.

    *: that’s such a great autocorrect, I’m leaving it in!

  25. Zack
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I love John Oliver on HBO. I only wish the show ran an hour instead of thirty minutes as consolation for it only being once a week. Maybe if it proves successful enough? *fingers crossed*

    Thanks for pointing out this neat little bit of cross-promotion!

  26. Hexonx
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury:
    For some reason, I don’t think the arctic temperatures of the land beyond the Wall would be suitable for the forest of dongs.

    You’re right. That would be the forest of shrunken dongs.

  27. MRR
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    I appreciate a subtle comedic reference like this (Dragonstone appearing among real-world landmarks on a “news show” backdrop) at least as much as the full-blown parodies I’ve seen elsewhere.

  28. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    wizardeyes,

    I was just about to say that.

    I’ve started to watch the show (as a fan of Ian Duncan from community – fav character) but I can’t be the only one to think its a blatant copy of Russell Howard’s good news?

  29. Rhys
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    Fuck you, Chris!

    (I wonder if anyone here will get that)

  30. jentario
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    A post dedicated to dongs and no sign of Rygar? Hmm…

    Anyway, I’ve just figured out that my phone’s Internet was on private this whole time. Explains a lot.

  31. randyll tarly's minivan
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    The forest of dongs? Is that anywhere near the King’s Wood? Or the Garden Of Boners? “Every time khaleesi shuts her doors on me, the garden grows……”

  32. Jan Fennick
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    The Forest of Dongs is obviously on Dorne, as part of the lands of House Manwoody.

    *rim shot*

  33. Hear Me Roar
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    You guys are hilarious :)

  34. jentario
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Jan Fennick,

    randyll tarly’s minivan,

    The forest of dongs is actually in the Lands of Always Boner

  35. Deathdreams
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    I thought it was near the boneway

  36. Shock Me
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    I’m going with either the King’s Wood in Westeros or the Garden of Boners on the other side of Qarth. Although, their is a distinct possibility it can be found somewhre near the God’s Eye and the “Twins”.

  37. wizardeyes
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    Nah there are loads of shows like it – its like an entire genre really. Russel Howard didn’t invent the format – ‘person mocks the news of the past week’ has been around for ages. The host just depends of personal taste. I think John Oliver is better than Russel Howard but the best ever has to be Charlie Brooker.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCOja6Er-Ck

  38. King Stannis
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Deathdreams:
    jentario,

    I thought it was near the boneway

    Is that where lord of bones came from?

  39. jentario
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    One thing is certain, the Tower of Joy is in that forest

  40. jentario
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Oh my! My oh my! Show Spoilers is working on mobile! Yessssssss!

    Test

  41. Jen@House Stark
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    jentario:
    One thing is certain, the Tower of Joy is in that forest

    Oh, it’s def. near TOJ, Jentario :highfive:

  42. Deathdreams
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    another possibility for the location of the forest of dongs is near castle Hornwood, no wonder the Bolltons wanted lady Hornwood’s Lands so bad, she was keeping those dongs all to herself, the saucy minx.


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