John Oliver's HBO Show Bought Russell Crowe's 'Cinderella Man' Jockstrap for $7000

John Oliver's HBO Show Bought Russell Crowe's 'Cinderella Man' Jockstrap for $7000

Clearly, the budget over at "Last Week Tonight" could use an audit.

In addition to the jockstrap from Cinderella Man, the show also bought a robe and shorts from the same film.

"So, on Tuesday, as you scrape together your taxes and like Cardi B, wonder what Uncle Sam is doing with your motherf--ing money, rest assured that Donald Trump's tax reform continues to let companies engage in sophisticated tax avoidance schemes", Oliver said.

Oliver discussed the threat to the last Blockbuster store on the show before revealing his purchases.

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As has been previously reported, Alaska is home to over 50% of the country's final Blockbuster stores. "Just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send this to you".

Kevin Daymude, the longtime general manager of the DeBarr Road Blockbuster, said he would take the offered memorabilia. The internet speculated that the bidder was none other than Oliver himself, fueled by his earlier reference on the show lampooning the unusual nature of the auction, and that item itself.

"Yes, I'd display it", said Daymude, who first heard about Oliver's offer when his Facebook page "blew up" with messages Sunday night. He did this as a prelude to an offer he hopes Blockbuster management can't refuse - Russel Crowe's jockstrap from the movie Cindarella Man, free of charge. The Blockbuster in tiny North Pole, Alaska just closed its doors this month and another in Anchorage closed in February.

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