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Netizen 24 AUS: This is why John Oliver put 'NCIS' star Wilmer Valderrama in a parrot suit

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This is why John Oliver put 'NCIS' star Wilmer Valderrama in a parrot suit

This is why John Oliver put 'NCIS' star Wilmer Valderrama in a parrot suit

When Last Week Tonight host John Oliver wanted to send Fox News fan President Trump a message about the Iran nuclear deal, he delivered his message by buying ads on his favorite shows featuring the Catheter Cowboy.

On Sunday, when he sought to get a message through to authoritarian-leaning Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, he put Wilmer Valderrama in a parrot suit.

Wait, why is he involving Fez in international diplomacy? And why, exactly, is he in a bird suit?

First, the star of That '70s Show, who currently stars on NCIS, is half-Venezuelan and spent his childhood in the Latin-American country.

Secondly, Oliver noted that the country's last president, the massively popular Hugo Chávez (who died of cancer in 2013), apparently believe d that when powerful leaders die, they become birds. And Maduro, his hand-picked successor, has said that Chávez's spirit has visited him in the form of a little bird.

Unfortunately for Maduro, he lacks Chávez's charisma not to mention, the good fortune of continually rising oil prices. Thousands of people are fleeing the South American country and multinational companies may not be fair behind. In fact, desperate Venezuelans have taken to protesting in the form of flinging feces â€" or poopotov cocktails, as Oliver called them â€" ahead of their country's May 20th elections.

"It's not a good sign when people are throwing their poop at you," Valderrama, clad in a bright-green parrot costume topped with a red beret, told Maduro. "I should know. I'm a bird. Come on, man, I invented the poopotov cocktail. Every ti me a bird poops on you, you should know it was a political statement. Maduro, the whole world can see what a mess you're making."

Pointing to Oliver, he added, "Even TV hosts in America, like that idiot. But the point is, Maduro, you need to accept humanitarian aid and cool it with the dictator stuff. Or I've got a poopotov cocktail with your name on it right here."

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The networks are starting to roll out their plans for their new fall shows, including a reboot of the classic comedy "Murphy Brown" on CBS. The show will welcome back returning cast members including Candice Bergen and Grant Shaud. Check out a few more shows that have the chance to become your new favorites during the 2018-19 TV season. Fullscreen "Schooled" (ABC): Bryan Callen, AJ Michalka and Tim Meadows lead this "Goldbergs" spin-off, which follows a group of teachers in the 1990s. Fullscreen "Single Parents" (ABC): The comedy follows a network of single parents who help each other's kids and each other. The cast, headlined by Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond," center rear) Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl," right rear) and Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live," front center) also includes Devin Trey Campbell, Kimrie Lewis, Sadie Hazelett, Grace Hazelett, Marlow Barkley, Jake Choi and Tyler Wladis. Fullscreen "The Rookie" (ABC): After a life-changing incident, John Nolan (Nathan Fillion, 'Castle') decides to leave his small town and pursue his dream of becoming an LAPD officer. Fullscreen "A Million Little Things" (ABC): Allison Miller, Stephanie Szostak and Christina Moses play friends who make changes in their lives when someone they're close to dies. Fullscreen "Grand Hotel" (ABC): Demián Bichir ("The Hateful Eight") plays Santiago Mendoza, the owner of a Miami Beach hotel and husband to Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez, "Devious Maids"). Eva Longoria is an executive producer on the show. Fullscreen "Whiskey Cavalier" (ABC): CIA operative Francesca Trowbridge (Lauren Cohan, "The Walking Dead") and FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley, "Scandal") team up on inter-office assignments. Fullscreen "The Kids Are Alright" (ABC): The comedy tells the story of an Irish-Catholic family in 1970s Los Angeles. 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