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by Kevin Coupe

I think I've pretty much established here that I think John Oliver is a national treasure, casting a jaundiced, perceptive eye on issues both big and small, finding humor in unexpected places.

Yesterday, as his "Last Week Tonight" returned to HBO for a new season, that place was Chipotle ... or, as he described it last night, "America's preferred over the counter laxative." It is a funny and eviscerating look at the company's food safety troubles, which lands on an essential truth about its fundamental appeal: "What are you gonna do? Go to Taco Bell?"

It is worth a look, with the usual caveat that some of the language is on the raw side.

Enjoy. As usual, John Oliver is an Eye-Opener.

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