Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has become one of our favorite shows to watch during the quarantine era. Oliver always seems to have the right take on things, which is very reassuring at the moment. He also takes the time to poke fun at things that we would not normally think about. For example, he recently took a certain famous mascot to task in a truly hilarious way.
After a particularly frustrating news interview, Oliver decided to crack a joke about Julius Pringles. He is the Pringles mascot and Oliver correctly surmised that we have never seen what he looks like from the neck down. Oliver was only making this joke in passing but it led to a much larger conversation after the show on social media. His little joke had a very big impact.
We will donate $10k to @FeedingAmerica if @Pringles finally tells us what the Pringles guy's body looks like. The people need to know! pic.twitter.com/C3L5B2CORi
— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) December 7, 2020
Twitter users decided to offer up their artistic interpretations of what they think Julius Pringles’ lower body looks like. When Oliver returned to his show, he was a bit overwhelmed by the responses. However, this did not stop him from issuing a very important challenge. He wants to find out more about Julius Pringles and let the world know about it.
Challenge accepted @iamjohnoliver. It's been a hot minute since Mr. P has made a public appearance and he’s actually got a new look. He'll be ready for his full body debut tomorrow. https://t.co/orHchjaIuc
— Pringles (@Pringles) December 7, 2020
Oliver is even putting his money where his mouth is. If Pringles is willing to answer his question, he promises to donate $10,000 to Feeding America. According to The Wrap, he said:
“I know so much useless information about Pringles but not the one thing that I really want to know, which is what is Julius Pringles working with from the neck down. Do I need to know this? No, I don’t. Do I want to? Yes very badly so much so that I’m willing to give ten thousand dollars to Feeding America if Pringles answers my question.”
The moment @IamJohnOliver and @LastWeekTonight have been waiting for. In honor of every second John has thought of Mr. P's body, we are donating $1 to @feedingamerica, which happens to be $10K. pic.twitter.com/Ori2jKJ8fz
— Pringles (@Pringles) December 8, 2020
Pringles issued an immediate response. “Challenge accepted @iamjohnoliver. It’s been a hot minute since Mr. P has made a public appearance and he’s actually got a new look. He’ll be ready for his full body debut tomorrow,” they tweeted.
This created a great deal of buzz in the meantime, as people waited to check out the big reveal for themselves. Pringles is also planning on matching the donation that is being offered by Oliver once the reveal. Now that Mr. P’s makeover has been shared on Twitter and Instagram, it is time to turn the conversation over to the readers. What do you think of Julius Pringles’ look? Is it everything that you had hoped for? Let us know!SKM: below-content placeholder