John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe's Jockstrap for Alaska's Last Blockbuster Video

John Oliver spends $7K on Russell Crowe’s leather jockstrap

First, an update on the once-ubiquitous Blockbuster chain: there are still four operating Blockbuster stores in the United States.

One is in Bend, Oregon, which became the last Blockbuster in the lower 48 when the Blockbuster in Sandy, Oregon closed shop at the end of 2018.

After airing a clip showing a telephone bidder paying a whopping $7,000 for Crowe's jockstrap, Oliver then insisted, "The bad news is we didn't do it". Have a look at the video below, if you're not scrambling to complete your own taxes before they're due on April 17. "Last Week Tonight" airs Sunday nights at 11pm ET on HBO. Because streaming services are extra expensive in Alaska, Blockbuster still reigns there, and Oliver promised that if Alaska's remaining Blockbuster contacted the show, they'd be able to display Crowe's memorabilia there.

A few weeks ago on his show, Oliver had noted the actor was about to hold an The Art of Divorce auction to celebrate the end of his marriage, putting up for bidding various artifacts from his movie career.

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Come on: Are you not entertained? Oliver bought Crowe's memorabilia so that it can be featured in Blockbuster's Anchorage, Alaska location as a "fun, movie-themed way to draw people in" and keep its doors open.

"To the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska, all of this s-- is yours", Oliver said.

Watch the Last Week Tonight segment below.

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