At one point, Oliver showed a 1994 ad featuring a chirpy DuPont worker who gushes about the company’s nonstick synthetic chemical Teflon ― a PFAS ― and its many uses. The commercial pretty much presents Teflon as “wizardry,” Oliver noted.
So to add some “much needed context,” Oliver recruited a boisterous DeVito for a wicked spoof of the ad.
Said DeVito: “People think of Teflon and they think of frying pans ― big hot plates with smooth long sticks. Teflon is not one thing. It’s disease, sickness and it’s fuckin’ everywhere! That’s DuPont magic. Ta-da!”
There’s more. Watch the original ad at 5:49 and the DeVito sendup at 17:50.