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WATCH: ‘Last Week Tonight’s’ Salmon Cannon Attack on ‘Y&R’s’ Sharon Newman During Dramatic Scene

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“Last Week Tonight with ” has been entertaining millions of late night talk show fans since debuting earlier this year as an escape from late night talk shows. The premise of the HBO series is that host John Oliver takes a closer look at the happenings of the past week in terms of news, politics and social media, and culls it altogether into one half hour of entertainment that seeks to empower and inform its viewers. In a segment highlighting a “CBS This Morning” report on a device known as the Salmon Cannon, Oliver, who was so in awe of the Salmon Cannon concept, gives viewers insight into the purpose (it helps push the Salmon that typically get caught in hydroelectric dams over said dams) and decided to make his own, which resulted in the flying fish hitting several of television’s biggest stars including “'” (Sharon Newman) during a made up “Y&R” scene featuring co-star (Nicholas Newman) as the two fight over Sharon’s hidden secrets.

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Additional people hit with the fish at the end of the tube include: (host, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”), (host, “”), NBA Basketball player (Houston Rockets), sportscaster Michelle Beadle (ESPN2’s “SportsNation”), (“”), (“”), actor Tom Hanks, Homer Simpson (“”), (“”), comedian , (host, “The Late Show with David Letterman”), (co-host, “”), (host, “Let’s Make a Deal”),  (host, “The Meredith Vieira Show”), R2-D2 (robot, “Star Wars”), writer and director J.J. Abrams, and many more.

The Salmon Cannon was created by Whooshh Innovations, which Oliver noted composed a music video set to classical music to provide an example of how their product works.