So, if you thought Oliver would skip the chance to poke fun at the Redskins’ recent “Take Yo Panties Off” defense after a federal trademark judge ordered the cancellation of the team’s federal trademark registrations for disparaging Native Americans, well, then you underestimate how fun it is to say Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties on TV and/or Oliver’s dislike for Snyder.
In a three-minute segment on Sunday, Oliver rattled off several of the products and companies the Redskins cited in their appeal that feature potentially offensive language but have the support of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Many of them are unprintable here.
Toward the end of the segment, Oliver addresses Snyder.
“Intending to honor something is a lot different than actually honoring it,” Oliver says. “Although, since you seem to feel differently, let me suggest that everyone now honor Dan Snyder by renaming their fantasy football teams, ‘Dan Snyder is a thin-skinned racist whose sunglasses look like something a tacky pedophile might settle for.’ Dan, don’t get upset. Everything is ‘potentially disparaging’ to somebody.”
It’s been a banner week for comedians addressing the Redskins name controversy. Ken Jeong and Rob Riggle sang that the name was ‘soooo racist’ in an Adele parody on Fox’s NFL pregame show on Sunday.
On the fourth episode of his Netflix series “Master of None,” the head of a fake advocacy group shares his mock-up for a new helmet and team name: The Washington Breadsticks.
“It sounds like Redskins,” he says. “Listen closely. Breadsticks, Redskins, Breadsticks, Redskins. It just makes sense.”
But Ansari’s character takes issue with the logo.
“Can I just say something real quick?” Ansari’s character, Dev, says later. “These are baguettes. These are mozzarrella sticks. Where are the [freakin’] breadsticks?”
Still better than changing the logo to a potato.