John Oliver May Have Created The Coolest TV Moment Ever

June 6, 2016
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John Oliver is one clever man.

Over the weekend, Last Week Tonight did a very real expose on the business of medical debt collection. He started his own debt collection company called Central Asset Recover Professionals and instead of calling and harassing the people suffering from the debt, with a push of a giant red button, he cleared it. Some lucky 9,000 Texas residents just got their medical debt paid off. 

How? The show bought $60 million dollars of debt for $60,000 . In the end, roughly 9,000 people are walking away from their debt. 

Oliver called the giveaway the "largest one-time giveaway in television history" and he's not wrong. The episode doubled the value of Oprah Winfrey's famous "You get a car! You get a car!" episode in 2004.

Way to go "Last Week Tonight" crew! Amazingness.
 
-Mike Draup

Photo: USA Today