John Oliver is a man of his word. The Last Week Tonight host had said he would drink a Bud Lite Lime if the major FIFA sponsors pressured corrupt president Sepp Blatter to resign. So after Blatter officially stepped down from his post last week, Oliver fulfilled his promise.
Oliver first spoke out against FIFA back in June, shortly before the World Cup. But it was not until months later that 14 FIFA officials were finally indicted on corruption charges. Still, Blatter remained defiant that he would not step down. Instead, he won another term as president of the organization. Oliver knew that the only way to get Blatter to cave would be for the main FIFA sponsors to back out. And that’s when his promise came in.
“Please, make Sepp Blatter go away,” John Oliver begged during an anti-FIFA rant on his May 31 episode of Last Week Tonight. “I will do anything. Adidas, I will wear one of your ugly shoes that make me look like the Greek god of aspiring DJs. McDonald’s, I will take a bite out of every item on your dollar menu, which tastes like normal food that was cursed by a vindictive wizard. And I will even make the ultimate sacrifice. Budweiser, if you pull your support and help get rid of Blatter, I will…personally drink one of your disgusting items…It can be a Bud Light. I will even drink a Bud Light Lime, despite the fact that all the lime in the world cannot disguise the fact that this tastes like a puddle beneath a Long John Silver’s dumpster. ”
“But I will do it,” Oliver concluded in this FIFA rant. I will drink one, making eye contact with the camera, and I will say it was delicious. Because if you get rid of the Swiss demon who has ruined the sport I love, this stuff will taste like f–king champagne.”
John Oliver finally got his wish just days later, when Sepp Blatter shockingly announced his resignation from FIFA. As Oliver noted, it’s unknown if FIFA’s sponsors had anything to do with Blatter’s decision.
But that didn’t stop the host from doing what he said he would. After all, as he said, “a promise is a promise.” So Oliver modeled the awful gold Adidas shoes while chowing down on McDonald’s burgers and fries.
“It’s like there’s a party there’s a party in my mouth and my stomach has called the cops to shut it down,” John Oliver said after making good on his FIFA promise.
The real fun began when John Oliver chugged a Bud Light Lime. But he made sure to have a little fun first. While he had promised he would say the drink was “delicious,” he noted that he hadn’t mentioned what he would say before taking a sip. So before fulfilling his promise, he compared the beer’s taste to, “The Jolly Green Giant’s ejaculate” and “a lime Jolly Rancher fished out of Mickey Rourke‘s mouth.”
John Oliver then headed over to a Bud Light Lime-themed beach party set, complete with sexy girls in green bikinis. “Bud Light Lime may taste like your tongue is angry with you but, after seeing Sepp Blatter leaving, to me, it tastes (cue Oliver gulping down an entire bottle) delicious,” he concluded.