John Oliver surprised his audience by purchasing Russell Crowe's famous jockstrap and then donate it to one of the last Blockbuster stores in America. The TV personality says he's so sick of seeing Blockbuster video stores closing around the USA, that he's hellbent on saving the last store in Alaska. How?
"All of this s*** is yours", Oliver said, addressing the store's manager during the segment, "just call us in the next 48 hours, and we will send it to you".
In fact, Oliver said, they made it worse. He did this as a prelude to an offer he hopes Blockbuster management can't refuse - Russel Crowe's jockstrap from the movie Cindarella Man, free of charge.
Determined not to let the store close down, Oliver has been spending money on random Russell Crowe movie memorabilia for the Blockbuster to keep on display. Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud.
Turns out the late night host actually bought a bunch of Crowe's stuff, including a vest from Les Miserable and a hood from Robin Hood, all of which is destined for that same Alaskan Blockbuster.
John Oliver and Last Week Tonight also bought Russell Crowe's chair from American Gangster as well as the back of co-star Denzel Washington's chair, which Oliver noted was more expensive than Crowe's whole chair.
This follows news in March that one of the state's Blockbuster's few remaining brick and mortar stores is shutting down. "I'm sorry", he said, before a pause.
The actor recently held a "divorce auction" on what would have been he and ex-wife Danielle Spencer's wedding anniversary.
"I put it in the collection as a piece of whimsy and a bit of a gag", Crowe tells Good Morning Britain, according to People.
"People have been calling and coming in, wanting to know when it will all be here ..."