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John Oliver's show bid on and won five wax Gettysburg presidents

Written by Hafiz Rashid/The York Daily Record | Jul 4, 2017 12:00 PM
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FILE PHOTO: In this Feb. 28, 2015, file photo, John Oliver speaks in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

(Undated) -- When the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies in Gettysburg auctioned off their wax figures of U.S. Presidents in January, some of the bidders were famous. 

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, comedian Jon Stewart and late night talk show host Stephen Colbert were among them. 

Now, we can add John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, to the list. He bid on and won not one, but five replica statues: Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, William Henry Harrison and Warren G. Harding. 

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A wax figure of former President Bill Clinton is one of hundreds of presidential themed memorabilia to be sold at auction at the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg. (Photo: Dan Rainville, The Evening Sun)

 

Regarding Harding, Oliver and his show decided to make a fake movie trailer about the life and presidency of the 29th President of the United States, starring Anna Kendrick, James Cromwell, Laura Linney and of course, the wax replica of Warren Harding. 

The trailer is played for laughs, with the wax replica treated like a real person despite being motionless. It gets a bit graphic at times, too. 

Watch it below (warning: language and some adult scenes): 

 


This story is part of a partnership between WITF and the York Daily Record.

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