The comedian then donated the jockstrap to the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in America. But Oliver also wound up with the winning bids on Crowe's director chair from American Gangster, the vest he wore in Les Miserables, and a hood he wore in Robin Hood.
"It was a simple goal it was just three words long, that goal ... a koala chlamydia ward".
John Oliver gave his fans a scare on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" by packing up his desk and declaring that his show was over. He tweeted that he was so touched by Oliver's "random act of kindness" that wanted to use the money earned from the sale to do something nice for the world. Well, the Australia Zoo bestowed an honor upon Oliver that, as he said at the end of his show, was a lifelong goal of his: The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward.
In fact, Oliver was so overjoyed that he tore down the set of 'Last Week Tonight, ' saying that he'd achieved everything that he'd set out to do on the program.
Chlamydia poses a massive problem to the world's koala population, which is already vulnerable to extinction because of the loss of their habitat to land development in Australia.
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Fortunately, Oliver isn't going anywhere for many years at least.
Oliver's show is scheduled to return next week. probably.
In the video Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin thanked Mr Crowe for his donation to the zoo - which they said would be going towards a koala chlamydia ward. The crew then began to tear down the set.
While Crowe shared that video late last week, the Last Week Tonight episode celebrating that massive victory only went to air today.
To any viewers who might want to ask the obvious question: "Wasn't making four and a half seasons of aggressively researched comedy a fairly inefficiently way of getting get a Koala Chlamydia Ward named after you?"