John Oliver Shows the Supreme Court How to Make Their Boring Recordings Way More Adorable


The Supreme Court bars cameras from televising its oral arguments, with the only window into the minds of justices being lame audio recordings paired with awkward illustrations. No one wants to watch that.

John Oliver has a brilliant alternative: Dogs. Cats. Real adorable animals with fake moving paws.

“The visual makes it irresistible. Why? Because a cat’s paws are doing things you wouldn’t expect them to do. And if it works for shitty piano music it can work for the Supreme Court.”

Consider us sold.

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