John Oliver Created Video Montage To Air Right Before World Ends — And It’s As Bizarrely Awesome As You Imagined

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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If the end of the world finally comes, at least we will be treated to some pretty awesome entertainment before we are all incinerated.

Soon after CNN launched, the network’s founder, Ted Turner, had a video produced to be aired in the moments before the world ended. According to a report, CNN employees were instructed to hold the video for release “till end of the world confirmed.”

Earlier this year, someone leaked the video, even though the world appears not yet to have ended. Not satisfied with product CNN created, HBO’s John Oliver decided to make a video of his own to air right before we are all destroyed.

Oliver aired the video Sunday on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” Naturally, the montage stars Martin Sheen.

“Hello, I’m Martin Sheen,” the video begins, “and I’m afraid if you are watching this the End Times are upon us.”

“Whether because of war, disease, or a genetically modified dinosaur, our world is now only moments away from total annihilation,” Sheen continues, “so let’s take these last few moments to celebrate the greatest things about humanity’s time on Earth.”

Watch the video for yourself. It’s as bizarrely amazing as you might expect.

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