You know him. You tolerate him. In a world view you are dominated by him. He bleeds Red, White, and Blue (mostly red, but he insists the white and blue is there). Please Welcome, THE AMERICAN!!
— Introduction by John Oliver
Every few episodes, a guest known only as 'The American' (voiced by daily show producer and comedian Rory Albanese) will appear on the show. He is portrayed as the stereotypical working-class American; xenophobic, lazy, and ignorant. He is from New Jersey (supposedly- some fans have claimed he is from another part of the US or even from England) and often gets in heated debates with John, each twisting each others' logic in attempts to validate their points. The American hasn't made an appearance in several weeks, with no comment from either host as to a reason for his absence.
The American is a microcosm of American society. As a result the American is the perfect representative of the United States because his physical state, societal and political opinions, and all his activities are shared by all American citizens. This fact has been verified by letters published in the email section of the Bugle by American Buglers. Some consider this to be suspicious and the FBI has launched an investigation.
On December 20, 2010, the American opened a twitter account under the name of BuglersAmerican
On November 30, 2012 (Issue #215), a spin off section was created called "Ask an Indian." Which was a one time interview with an unknown guest held while Andy was in India.
FULL LIST OF APPEARANCES
The American Introduction
When will we leave Iraq?
What is up with the Dollar?
The American Thanksgiving Special
Has God blessed America yet? If not, is he ever going to, you keep asking him to, what's the hold up?
Where exactly in England are you from?
Chicken or ribs?
The American Psyched
When it was when he found out that we have electricity?
If your American was to purchase a British sporting institute, which one would be and what changes would he make to it?
Who do you want to win the Presidential election?
The American Superbowl Special
Superbowl Sunday, what is all that about?
What is your recommendation for watching the game?
Reading the sausage
What do you think of our [European] sports?
Prediction for the 6 Nations Games?
Prediction for the Superbowl?
The American from Mount Rushmore
Will you be voting for Nader?
Is you hate for America so bitter and vitriolic that you must have someone from the putative “Garden State” as your sample American? (asked of the Bugle not the American)
How do you know of the existence of Canada?
The American Super Delegate
Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the United States on a map. Why do think this is?
Can you confirm or deny that you are Eliot Spitzer?
Is Hilary Rocky?
Canada, America's hat?
The American Swimsuit Edition
Cowboy eating a rattlesnake!
The American's rebate check.
Wisconsin vs New Jersey?
The most American alive? (Rev. Wright)
The American's Passport
Will Obama select Hilary for VP?
Who would you choose for VP?
Between the Navy and Army, which is more American?
Have you thought about serving?
How do you feel about gay marriage?
The American Olympic Report
How you found being away?
The American on Democracy
Palin Steals the "Pro-America" talking point.
Are you thinking of running for office?
A British Origin of Baseball?
Is Joe the Plumber a media construct?
The American and American's brother (in Las Vegas)
American's brother, are you a property expert?
Will you be gambling while you're out here?
Does Vegas have its own laws?
That's not a real gun is it?
Thanksgiving... what is that?
Vegas over taken by Macau?
Foreign Snow Invades Britain
First Black Leader
How can we be blamed for screwing the world economy when we are the reason there is a world economy?