Over the years, the Last week tonight The host called took several photos of HBO’s parent company AT&T, which he patronized as “Business Daddy” and frequently made fun of what he called his “terrible” service.
He also took hits at AT&T during a segment on robocalls and ranted about the company’s support for “white nationalist” Steve King.
Last week AT&T and Discovery Inc. unveiled their plan to merge their media and entertainment assets in a deal that will bring together cable networks such as CNN, TBS, TNT, HGTV, Food Network and Discovery Channel; the Warner Bros. film studio and HBO Max and Discovery + streaming services. Discovery CEO David Zaslav will lead the merged company as CEO.
And on Sunday, Oliver took a hit to his new (and old) business leaders. At the end of his opening credits, Oliver still has a little mention of this week’s big news that he doesn’t address on the show.
This week, the credits showed the AT&T logo exploding into a fireball, with the words, “Hope the new various rich idiots don’t fuck that” and “Corporate Parent” underneath.
He didn’t mention the merger on the show, focusing his main segment on sponsored content in local news.