04/23/2014 10:21 am ET | Updated Apr 23, 2014

John Oliver Tells Fallon Why He Got So Emotional On His Last Episode Of 'The Daily Show'

When John Oliver went to file his last story on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," his host and boss surprised him with a whimsical and loving tribute to the Senior British Correspondent's seven and a half years on the show.

And we all remember how that went:

It was a moment that American audiences found touching and sweet. But as we learned on Tuesday's episode of "The Tonight Show," in England showing that kind of emotion brings shame to one's family name.

Watch above as Oliver explains to Jimmy Fallon why he got so emotional that night, and check out the clip below where Oliver laments the lack of graffiti on his subway posters. "Last Week Tonight" debuts on HBO this Sunday.


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