The Best ‘Just Add Zebras’ Memes In Response To John Oliver’s Green Screen Challenge

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver closed out last Sunday’s episode with a unique request. Following a story about people in Bolivia wearing Zebra costumes to direct traffic and cheer people up during traffic jams, Oliver asked, “If zebras can make Bolivian traffic jams better, what else could they help with?”

Turns out, the answer is just about anything:

They then uploaded 23 minutes of a zebra dancing in front of a green screen, which had some of us asking “Is this ASMR?” but no, it’s just material for the Internet to play with, and play with it they did. The task was to take stressful situations (like Paul Ryan ruining dabbing forever) and improve them with the zebra, tagging it #JustAddZebras.

We’ve collected some of our favorites, like the zebra preferring to watch a classic Chuck Berry performance (R.I.P.) to watching Toyota Lasagna on The View.

That’s where we’ve seen that zebra before…

Stopping an inauguration? Would that it were so simple.

BBC interview dad Robert E. Kelly just can’t get an uninterrupted moment.

The zebra provides a distraction during Mariah Carey’s absolute trainwreck of a New Year’s Eve performance.

The zebra brings some elegance to the weird Donald Trump, Jr. photoshoot.

The zebra seen here presumably pondering the nature of existence after a very awkward handshake.

The zebra wasn’t having it when Trump ignored requests for a handshake with Angela Merkel.

I would (possibly) watch this version of Beauty And The Beast.

The zebra takes a pensive moment of rest to ponder FBI Director James Comey’s announcement of an investigation into White House ties to Russia:

“The zebra doesn’t want you to shoot that ship, Donald…”

And here’s the Zebra waving the stop sign for Sean Spicer’s attempt to distance Paul Manafort from Trump.

Trump’s weirdass press conference becomes a cautionary tale.

The zebra found a way to make one of the strangest moments in Oscars history even stranger.

BRAAAAAAAAAAAAM. Oliver just got incepted.

And perhaps my favorite of all because of how dryly absurd it is — the zebra provides some levity to FBI Director James Comey’s intel hearing.

(Via The Wrap and #JustAddZebras)