In the end, Oliver takes it upon himself to educate the president ... directly: "As we now know, he watches morning cable news for information. So we've actually created a series of commercials in an attempt to bring him up to speed on some information he may lack" -- on everything from the nuclear triad to female sexuality. Near the end of the segment, Oliver shows the ads -- they're narrated by a folksy old white guy in a cowboy hat -- and notes that "Last Week Tonight" has bought time to place the first of the spots between 8:30 and 9:00 ET today on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC in the Washington, D.C. market.
Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.