07/07/2014 10:56 am ET

John Oliver Knows Exactly How Your Fourth Of July Fireworks Went Down

Although there wasn't a new episode of "Last Week Tonight" this Sunday, John Oliver paid tribute to the Fourth of July (or, "The day of colonial aggression") with a video about pretty much every fireworks display you've ever seen.

Basically, Oliver knows exactly how your Friday night went, from the bad parking to the predictable red, white and blue sequences set to classical music. But the fact that Americans keep going to see fireworks year after year might just say something about what makes this country great.

Watch the web exclusive above to hear Oliver's theory on why America can't quit fireworks, or, as we will now be calling them, "sparkly guns you can shoot at the sky."