The Illuminati, the Freemasons, and ... Cadbury Creme chocolate eggs? It looks like John Oliver went all Alex Jones from InfoWars on us for a Last Week Tonight web exclusive released just in time for Easter.
OK ... not really. Not that Oliver didn't release a web exclusive in lieu of a full episode for the Easter holiday, but that he believes that the Birmingham, U.K.-based chocolate maker and producer Cadbury actually has anything to do with any other Illuminati-related conspiracy theory that's likely to crop up as an Internet meme — like Katy Perry being JonBenet Ramsey.
Nope, the comedian just wanted to get in on the YouTube conspiracy video junket — or, as he calls it, "science fiction for people who don't understand they're watching science fiction" — and much to our delight, now we have one from the Last Week Tonight host himself. And if you haven't guessed it, the subject of his own conspiracy vid is the Cadbury egg, a popular chocolate-and-cream filled Easter treat — though Oliver describes it otherwise.
"Cadbury Creme egg is a terrible candy that tastes like mermaid placenta covered in candle wax. Every year these eggs show up in January. But ... why?" said Oliver in a Last Week Tonight web exclusive released on March 27, just in time for this year's Easter celebrations. "The reason is simple if you just follow the money."
While we won't go completely into Oliver's reasoning here — to do so would probably spoil the joke — we can say that we definitely learned a new fun fact about the palm-sized chocolate only available in the U.S. for less than half the year (unless you believe that they're available year-round — to which Oliver says that it's too late, and the omnipresent "they" has already sunk their claws into you). It turns out that before Cadbury eggs were called Cadbury, they were known as "Fry" eggs.
"F-R-Y," Oliver spells out for viewers at home. "Three letters, like a triangle. Now, take a cream egg, cut it in half, put it in that triangle. What does that look like? The Illuminati eye of Providence pyramid."
Watch John Oliver expound upon his Cadbury Creme conspiracy theory in the video clip below.