RuPaul Helps John Oliver Spread the Word on How Important Postal Inspectors Are

RuPaul Helps John Oliver Spread the Word on How Important Postal Inspectors Are

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Last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver had two main stories. The first was an excellent piece about economic development. You should watch it — but we’re not here to talk about that one. The second segment was about the US Postal Service. In particular, a strange Saturday morning CBS kids’ show called The Inspectors, a USPS-funded show about postal inspectors.

Oliver points out that, despite its time slot and being directed at kids and teens, its main audience is in the 55-and-over demographic. So, he jokingly pitched a way to promote the USPS — and in particular, the inspectors — to younger groups. He enlisted friends from three of our favorite TV shows.

First up was RuPaul’s Drag Race. Laila McQueen and Naysha Lopez are on the chopping block and RuPaul has to decide who to send home. Unfortunately, it’s not Naysha’s lucky day — she’s sent home:

Even though you are a truly fierce tigress, I noticed you forgot to check for watermarks on postal money orders and failed to turn on two-step verification. The postal inspection service can help you avoid scams. But if you can’t love yourself, how are you going to be truly safe from identity theft? Now, sashay away.

Next was This Is Us, where Jack and Rebecca (played by Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore) discuss the safety of the US mail. Playing off the storyline of Jack’s mysterious death, he says:

Wow, it’s a good thing we have a postal inspection service or I could be killed by a mail bomb one day. A mail bomb is definitely not how I die one day […] I’m going to live forever. I’m a fucking invincible god.

Finally, we see a clip of Orange Is the New Black where Taystee, Crazy Eyes and Cindy (played by Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba and Adrienne C. Moore) sit at a cafeteria table discussing postal inspectors. When Cindy complains about postal inspectors, Crazy Eyes gets upset. It ends with a compromise, where Taystee gets Cindy to agree to call 1-877-876-2455 to learn more about what postal inspectors do.

So far, this segment hasn’t appeared on YouTube yet — but we’re sure it’s coming. Just keep an eye on the official Last Week Tonight YouTube channel. And, as always, if you’ve got HBOGo or HBONow, you can watch the full episode there.

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