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.
And then came the kicker.
All the Anchorage Blockbuster has to do is contact Last Week Tonight within 48 hours to claim the items!
The vest that Crowe wore as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables as well as his hood from Robin Hood and the satin robe and shorts Crowe wore in Cinderella Man were all purchased by the hit HBO show. Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud.
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As it turned out, Oliver and his team bought more than just the jockstrap.
"You know what happens when you start online shopping late at night".
"This was very much one of those times". Oliver also said the show didn't buy any other items, before again reneging, and showing that Last Week Tonight actually obtained multiple other Crowe-based items at the celebratory divorce auction.
His plan? To give it all to an Alaskan Blockbuster, hopefully transforming it into a tourist destination.
Despite this, there are still four privately owned Blockbuster's alive and kicking today, Three of those were in Alaska and Oliver decided that he wanted to help bring in business to their store. The auction, which Crowe called "The Art of Divorce", was as one might imagine, a cleaning house sale in the aftermath of his divorce.