The first season finale of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired last night on HBO, wrapping up a fantastic debut run of John Oliver’s comedic news program. While I was initially a tad skeptical of The Daily Show alum Oliver striking out on his own with an HBO series in the vein of The Daily Show, I think he did a wonderful job of carving out his own kind of series that proved to be both incredibly funny and also enlightening. Instead of just riffing on the week’s news stories, Oliver’s Last Week Tonight went one better and ventured into a kind of investigative journalism that saw his team doing in-depth research on topics ranging from payday loans to the suspect “non-profit” nature of the Miss America program.
During last night’s finale episode, Oliver ended things with a bit on a salmon shooter (a real thing) that was featured on CBS. Oliver and the Last Week Tonight team put together their own “salmon shooter”, resulting in a glorious series of cameos from faces both familiar and unexpected—including a certain Star Wars appearance. Watch the Last Week Tonight salmon shooter clip after the jump, and if you’ve never seen the show, I highly suggest checking it out on HBO Go.