You know election night is strange when a man called Lord Buckethead standing on stage with the Prime Minister isn't even the most surreal event of the night. The friendly overlord who ran against Theresa May in her constituency of Maidenhead.
With the election resulting in a hung parliament and no indication of what the f**k that means for Brexit, the state of UK politics was ripe pickings for late night comedy show host John Oliver.
"In eight days, the UK is set to walk into a negotiation with no real leverage, no significant political mandate, and no coherent plan," Oliver stated.
"I don't really have a solution to that, but I do have a proposal for Theresa May, because at this point you have basically fucked everything up and your only real chance here is to utilize the element of surprise," he added.
"So how about instead of sending a career negotiator, why not send someone that there is no way they would expect?" he said. "I'm talking about someone bold, unafraid to call it how it is. Someone with a firm, leather-clad grasp of the issues. Someone with a bucket-list of demands and an honest, slightly muffled voice. That's right, I'm talking about the intergalactic space lord himself."
And then, of course, on to the stage, emerging through smoke and lights, came Lord Buckethead. The last hope the country has, though it looks like he'll only work on his own terms.