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John Oliver Went To Australia And Spotted Something Crazy

America's hottest (British) chat show host went to Oz and was all like: WTF?!

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A sketch with Last Week Tonight's John Oliver has surfaced online and it makes a very good point.

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George III may have been a bit mental.

National Portrait Gallery

Australia was founded in 1788 as a penal colony.

State Library of New South Wales

1,373 people, including approximately 800 convicts, landed at Sydney Cove in January 1788 aboard the First Fleet.

E. Le Bihan / State Library of NSW

Having seen Australia for himself, Oliver is baffled...

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National Gallery

...and bewildered.

Tourism Queensland

You know, he's got a point.

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Australia. Convict Colony.

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Tourism Australia

Mr John Oliver ladies and gentlemen.

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Teller of Truths.

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Americans can watch the clip here. Sorry Australia!

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