If you’ve caught any of John Oliver’s new HBO show Last Week Tonight (from last week: Prevent Cable Company Fuckery) — or you watched his hosting stint on The Daily Show — you know he’s basically got two modes: Breathless giddiness and righteous British anger. On last night’s show, Oliver turned in a hell of a rant on FIFA, their handling of the World Cup, and their overall shittiness while bouncing back between those two zones. In the midst of a really great segment you should watch in full if you’ve got time, there was this throwaway joke:
“When South Africa hosted the World Cup four years ago, FIFA forced the creation of the FIFA World Cup Courts, which sound funny ya know, it’s like going to the World Series and being dragged in front of Judge Phillie Phanatic.”
It’s a very small part of a much larger piece, but I’ll be damned if a Judge Phillie Phanatic TV show wouldn’t be infinitely more interesting than anything they play during rain delays. Or the 2014 Phillies, for that matter.