Cereal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive)

Published on May 30, 2021
John Oliver explains why we need a fun new cereal, and makes a proposition for Cheerios.

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Comments

  • 100% sure he's smoking weed!.. Cereal, The Smokers Choice.

  • 2:16 basically shaq dates tony the tiger and Tony Fucks Shaq in a nutshell, fanfict I'm ok with knowing how annoying those getting Shaq betting app adds are

  • I have been mixing my own cereal from other cereals for years. Oliver is right on the money

  • GUSHERS CEREAL IM HERE FOR IT

  • Candy for breakfast wasn’t legal in my house. My step mother once bought the Oreo cereal as a threat to anyone in the house that would choose such an unhealthy cereal for breakfast instead of a healthy one. Everyone was aware that eating that cereal was an death sentence and not because of the sugar. The box sat on the shelf for YEARS while no one touched it. Fear of a step mother is a powerful thing.

  • WHERE ARE THE NEW CEREALS!?!?

  • I love John Oliver.... but your trashing my cereal... I love my human scabs of powdered sugars ;P

  • X and O with a little stick so we know shitty games before.Work

  • yoooo imagine being one of the 6k people who didnt like this .

  • Shaquille: King of the junk food commercials and fat camp visits.

  • Two words: Little Debbie

  • Even though we all know cereal isn't the healthiest food, BIG THANKS, John for not telling us that. Love mixing Cap'n Crunch, Rice Krispies and Chereos together with banana and cold, cold, cold milk!😎

  • funny, i'm suddenly inspired to create cereal commercials with this new concept I'm thinking of.

  • TIM HORTONS CAFE MOCHA CEREAL BY POST THE COFFEE BITS ARE MARSHMALLOWS AND THE REST IS NESQUIK CHOCOLATE PUFFS!!!!!! THE ULTIMATE MILLENIAL CEREAL!!!!

  • WTF ever happened to Cookie Crisp, the be-all end-all of nothing you need and everything you want?

  • Ngl, that cereal where the pieces are little guys with marshmallow dogs sounds freaking amazing

  • Ok but Dunkin’s Caramel macchiato cereal is bomb

  • Life Cereal 🥣 is my all time favorite

  • Cap'n Crunch was great just the way it was. Who the hell wanted Crunch Berries? But they were great! And then Crunch Berries cereal without ANY Cap'n Crunch?! Sacrilege! But it was great! Lucky Charms added new marshmallow shapes ten, twenty years ago. What have you done for me lately?

  • I mean “Lil’ Vaxxes” would be very topical and the vaccine cicada would get to do something at least! I’m thinking tiny syringes and marshmallow masks…

  • they crushed this all those ideas were money makers. He did 10 years worth of cereal ideas in 6 minutes.

  • Great show eva

  • I eat cereal only at night. Nice carbs to lull you to sleep.

  • Had to down vote because the blasphemy about Frosted Flakes Thereeeeere GREAT!

  • YOOOO!!! John, I’m with you on 99% of topics. But you wildin talm bout Frosted Flakes like that. Put some respect on the OG cereal 🥣 sir

  • Growing up we couldn’t even ask my mom for cereal with more than 9 grams of sugar in it. Had to go to my Aunt Cathy for a lucky charms fix! She would hook me up with cotton candy too. God that woman is a saint!!!!

  • You know that all the writers on this show were born after 1990 when your topic is about needing new cereal. That 90s nostalgia hits hard and rings true

  • Come on John, there are more important things you could be covering. You know this was just a filler. Don't tell you are getting sensored.

  • Not gonna lie. A nighttime cereal, even more of a thinly veiled dessert, would be amazing. But then, I'd also love for a caramel flavored addition to the Count Chocula/Boo-Berry/Frankenberry lineup. But then, I still want them to bring Count Chocula back year round so I'm not filling the back of a freaking pickup truck with the stuff in october to last me year round. Why? Because I have access to adult money and that was a mistake nobody has seen fit to correct yet.

  • Actually, I think an insect shaped cereal would be a great idea. Actually, have several different insect shapes and make them all different flavors. (I'd have to think more about what insects get what flavors. But it's after 2 in the morning, so I don't think I can do that right now.)

  • Fuck you about the Marvel joke…rude

  • Sour Patch Kids cereal? That's a recent innovation that seems to be a real moonshot

  • Of course, cereal has a higher glycemic index than even sugar, do don't eat if you are one of the 88% of Americans who are metabolically unwell (U of N. Carolina research), or you will hasten your demise. The human body does not require carbohydrates.

  • Cheerios responded saying they could not drop an F-Bomb but are donating $50,000 to No Kid Hungry and would donate $50,000 to a charity of John Oliver's choice if John tweets, "Family make good go round." Fucking savage. They quadrupled his offer.

  • Would a Mr. Nutter Butter cereal be peanut butter crunch with almond slices?

  • Try mixing your cereal--opens up so many great combinations! (Wasn't expecting the language from John Oliver because I've only seen him on TV and the cute video with Cookie Monster.)

  • I am a cereal scientist and I approve this message.

  • Finally a topic the people can give a shit about.

  • I like wheat puffs

  • Cereal are chemical/sugar/hormon shit...stop being lazy and cook somthing.

  • Bowl of muesli never looked so tragic.

  • Did nobody show John "Luci-o's" based off the Overwatch character?

  • It’s time to bring back Filboid Studge.

  • I works but the shit out of Chiijohn cereal!

  • Mr nutter butter nutting better cereal

  • I Love Crunch Berries!

  • I like a boiled egg myself...

  • You grew up in UK - we had 2 cereals. Such a fake American.

  • John Oliver for president.

  • fucking genius video

  • The spoonful of humor/humour the whole foo-king World needed, seriously and not so seriously.

  • John Oliver is Awesome Who else agrees

  • Goth kids don't like chocolate? I think I'm finally understanding them.

  • Wondering how much the bet was..."I bet I can get people to watch a video about cereal"

  • Hi

  • We need more distracting cereal-induced outrage. Excellent way to start my day... And I mean with humorous outrage, not cereal 🥣.

  • Did cheerios do it?

  • Soooo, what about the milk of the cereal? There are only 2 kinds of people in the world, those who drink there cereal milk and those who dont ! 20 yrs.ago I came up with the idea of bottling cereal flavor milk. Think about it you could have Boo-beery milk anytime you wanted or any favorite flavor you want. All them flavors "They would be Great" Hey John Oliver the best cereal ever made,you should try(but you have to order it from the maker,not sold in stores any more that I know of.) QUISP cereal by Quaker enjoy and keep up the great work you do. -Cereal Lover

  • If the term "cereal scientist" would have been dropped within a 1km radius around me in the first twenty years of my life my future would be set

    • Yeah, I caught that too... it's a pity.

  • Clearly you guys are unaware of the old “Oatmeal Crisp” commercials

  • 🥰🥰🥰🥰love it

  • My winning idea for a new cereal: pre-soaked cereal. It comes in a bottle. Milk mixed with the cereal. Just open the bottle, pour out the mixture, and eat that mushy, cold mixture of grain and milk that you so hate. Why mix the cereal with milk yourself and wait for it to turn into a weak porrige? Buy it pre-made. It'll be equally disgusting as the home-made version, but you'll save time by buying it ready-made.

  • Just let the national Danish TV station, resposible for John Dillermand, work their magic. I cannot guarantee you that it won't involve cereal shaped like sex organs, but it will be innovative!

    • I can already picture the commercial: the cereal on a plate, Dillerman grabbing his you-know-what, and oozing his milk on the cereal. A couple of kids eating the cereal, looking into the camera and saying how good it tastes, both with a milk moustache on their faces.

  • Sailor Pig aboard a schooner headed into harbor, where they disembark to a bazar. A voice interjects the scene, "Timmy time for breakfast!" *Zoom out from am imagination bubble* Timmy puts down his book and runs to the table for a bowl of INSERT CATCHY CEREAL. "YUM! Thanks mom." *partofacompletebreakfastbswehavetosay* Fin.

  • Have you forgotten about _Batman vs. Superman cereal_? HAVE YOU, JOHN OLIVER?!

  • This made me cry giggle tears for days. Ruh roh! It’s gushers might be the god

  • Goth cereal: headstone-shaped black cereal chunks that taste like coffee (and basically make iced frap when they soak in milk).

    • Sounds delicious. Maybe too delicious for goths. How about making the cereal out of charcoal instead.

  • what if the next Count Chocula commercial is with the John Oliver's voice? I mean, they're look-alikes

  • This might be the best thing John Oliver has done on this show yet

  • Someone should have told him about MAGIC SPOON cereals. Look it up viewers. REALLY Tasty and HEALTHY cereals without refined sugars or artificial sweet chemicals.

  • Does anyone remember a cereal called concept, contact oh, no no I believe it was Kellogg's Concentrate? Somewhere between wheat germ and grape nuts or bran flakes. Small maybe 10 - 12 oz box with a metal pull out spout. More of a flake like Special K but much smaller and more dense. It was around for years. Syracuse New York may have been a test Market. " Healthy" breakfast cereal yum yum. I loved it how about you?

  • Oops All Marshmallows was the funniest thing I’ve heard all month

  • Chii jon should be a cerial mascot

  • Fighting the good fight

  • What about the 'Sour Patch Kids Cereal'? Jolly Rancher Cereal? Peep Cereal? Chicken & Waffle Cereal?

  • great as everything

  • Is Cheerios like 100 years old? I ate them 60 years ago.

  • Cinnamon toast crunch. Golden Grahams. Fruity Pebbles.

  • market it for adults who just grab a handful of it every now and then

  • John clearly hasn’t tried pop tarts cereal

  • You're so silly, John

  • Remember the got to have my pops commercials?

  • yes

  • Cereal Update: I have seen grocery stores cereal isles lately, the cereal flavors & gimmicks have become undeniable wacky insanity in a bowl.

  • Its fun to read all the comments talking about cereal and no one acknowledging the layers of metaphor. I'm 90% sure this entire thing is about our 2 Party political system

  • Honestly, John Oliver should just watch this italian cereal commercial then, it's brilliant! usdos.info/border/video/m3yIqX-q3qh-mWg

  • Very true, Goths, Góticos y Góticas... we need our own cereal! And screw chocolate, a lot of us are vegan, vegana, vegano.

  • Um... He’s on meth..., right?

  • Most cereals are just candy for breakfast.

  • Amazing segment

  • Space frog is cool. I don't remember seeing him, before.

  • What the world needs is a cereal based on the Cadbury Crunchie. This American believes that it so handily won the candy wars that its penultimate victory in the cereal wars is assured.

  • Cereal for goth kids "Razor 'O's"

  • Who still eats cereal except little kids who don't watch cartoons anymore - because no kids watch cartoons anymore. You want a cereal for cereal eaters? Make a USdos cereal since all kids watch USdos. Or maybe a Roblox cereal.

  • Excuse me goth kids _love_ chocolate. We just like it _dark._

  • Wtf is he on about with the Marvel joke.....

  • Has he not seen the Timbits cereal?

  • *No Way.*

    • I Love You More, Jon🌬️🦊🚬

  • Mr nutterbutter already sounds like a cereal mascot

  • There used to be so many promotional cereals and promotions tied to familiar cereals! I loved the hell out of the Addams Family cereal when it came out in the 90s in connection with the movies, and I still have the goofy little flashlights that either came in the box or had to be mail-ordered. But yeah, now the marketing focus has shifted to trying to seem really healthy. They're afraid of being perceived as fattening or otherwise unhealthy, but they still sell these sugary concoctions and they obviously do sell. It's like they're speak-easy cereals now.