Last Week Tonight is on a bit of a break (new episodes return to HBO on July 24), but that didn’t stop John Oliver from recording a web exclusive in honor of Independence Day. This year, John took a look at all the things that Americans missed out on by winning that whole Revolutionary War thing (the original Brexit! We know we’re not first ones to make that joke, but it’s just so easy). John’s list of British things that Americans didn’t inherit included accents, hats, meat pies, and most of all, pessimism. Of course, in the end, we’d wager most people are fine with the trade-off.
Happy Independence Day!