To show the risks of eschewing the Oxford comma, here’s another party game—you can make up your own lists from the template:
I’d like to thank my parents, Mother Teresa and the pope
I love my parents, Lady Gaga and Humpty Dumpty
I dedicate this book to my parents, Martin Amis and JK Rowling
I have been inspired by my parents, Donald Trump and Barbara Cartland.
See, punctuation rules OK. Or is that punctuation rules, OK?