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

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight

"There has been some speculation out there that we were the ones who bought that jockstrap, and I will admit that it does sound like something we would do", Oliver said.

John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, is known for preforming elaborate stunts on the show, and last Sunday he featured KTUU's reporting on the closure of multiple Blockbusters in Alaska.

The British star, who said he'd got a bit carried away with the online shopping, later admitted that he was going to give the entire collection to the last remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage. The internet speculated that the bidder was none other than Oliver himself, fueled by his earlier reference on the show lampooning the odd nature of the auction, and that item itself.

Oliver then paused, barely containing his excitement. He also successfully bid on Crowe's vest from "Les Mierables", his hood from "Robin Hood", and the set chairs used by Crowe and Denzel Washington in "American Gangster".

Come on: Are you not entertained?

See what else Oliver bought in the clip above. Yes, that really happened - and it was only the start of their late-night spending spree. Three of them are in Alaska, where data streaming is still relatively expensive and has limited the dominance of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Oliver addressed "the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage", saying, "Just call us in the next 48 hours, and we will send it to you". "I'm sorry it wasn't us, we didn't buy it..." before he immediately added: "We did, we absolutely did!"

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