Last Week Tonight's John Oliver wants everyone to abandon April Fools' Day once and for all.
"Anyone who claims to be excited for April Fools' Day is probably a sociopath, because what they're really saying is, 'I cannot wait to hurt the people close to me,'" he said.
April 1 is a popular excuse each year to play pranks and practical jokes on friends and family. But Oliver wants people to swear the day off with his No-Prank Pledge:
I solemnly swear that on this April Fools' Day, I will not post a fake engagement photo on Facebook like some kind of asshole, nor will I perpetuate a celebrity death hoax, because that makes people sad. In fact, I will not play any practical jokes. And if I see someone planning a prank, I will say to them, "Hey, you're being a dick right now. Stop being a dick. Stop being a dick. Seriously, stop being a dick."