Retractions: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive)

  • Published on Aug 27, 2018
  • John Oliver sets the record straight about some dubious claims he’s made in the past.
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Comments • 2 496

  • Ashley Coker
    Ashley Coker 28 days ago

    I am shitting fire

  • TimesNewLogan
    TimesNewLogan Month ago

    That goldfish is the grim result of the pet industry’s breeding practices. It’s pretty tragic, when you learn the details.

  • Aku_Hyuu AZOTH
    Aku_Hyuu AZOTH Month ago


  • Beven Spangenberg
    Beven Spangenberg 2 months ago

    who else hates this prick...

  • Brett S.
    Brett S. 3 months ago

    Damn, I thought this was about Mick Mulvane

  • Marcel Moreau
    Marcel Moreau 3 months ago

    Trains: the bus caterpillars/centipedes.

  • jaybrumbaugh777
    jaybrumbaugh777 5 months ago

    This was a waste of time
    Show is good though

  • Black Tim Howard
    Black Tim Howard 6 months ago

    *alaska has left the chat*

  • Josny13
    Josny13 6 months ago

    Point taken. You are a comedy show after all, what you research and show is shallow enough to allow for jokes before sounding like proper news with someone trying to be funny while bored. xD

  • Aurtisan Miner
    Aurtisan Miner 6 months ago

    The boundaries separating moose and man in Alaska are in fact nonexistent. You were completely correct about that one in the first place. I just left a moose-human orgy a few hours ago myself.

    • Aurtisan Miner
      Aurtisan Miner 6 months ago

      Fun fact: moose use those dumbass fish as dildos.

  • Beven Spangenberg
    Beven Spangenberg 6 months ago

    You such and noone like you...

  • Swan W.
    Swan W. 6 months ago

    Holy shit.Barney must've had an incredibly huge cock

  • nolenper
    nolenper 7 months ago


  • enzmondo
    enzmondo 7 months ago

    This is apparently one of the first .av1 coded videos ever to be uploaded to TVclip.

  • drifter13
    drifter13 7 months ago

    This is one of the first AV1 codec videos out there on the internet...peeps, do you feel any difference? The ones with slower internet will definitely feel it.

  • Andrew Gray
    Andrew Gray 8 months ago


  • Christian Lee
    Christian Lee 8 months ago

    144p smother but too blur.

  • enzmondo
    enzmondo 9 months ago +1

    I heard this is one of the first videos to be transcoded into AV1 format. I’m excited.

  • SuperGamer5
    SuperGamer5 9 months ago

    Okay, but you've actually said shit that is just straight up wrong. You could at least actually own it instead of making a joke about propagating falsehood.

  • Robert Gough
    Robert Gough 10 months ago

    I don't know why but John saying the words "That's right you slimy dipshits" always cracks me up :P

  • ToyKnives
    ToyKnives 10 months ago +1

    I was actually hoping for real retractions ...

  • Sensaii Tutz
    Sensaii Tutz 11 months ago

    the goldfish in the lower right on the end looks just like my gold fish in the end
    it had cancer apparently and the swelling on the eyes were just the tumors (as i later learned)
    but no sad feelings, fish sticks (that was its name) had a great life

  • hoodoo2001
    hoodoo2001 11 months ago

    POS. When was he ever funny? Going to write another check to Trump for running in 2020?

  • Snurgum Wurgum
    Snurgum Wurgum 11 months ago

    Fucking puppet, talking head piece of shit. Fuck you.

  • Jerry McFletcher
    Jerry McFletcher 11 months ago

    1:25 Of course not, that's Minnesota.

  • TheLunarLegend
    TheLunarLegend Year ago

    Forgot the biggest mistake of him being a comedian and this being a legit source of news lol

  • Tony Oliver
    Tony Oliver Year ago

    Barneys penis is green and there is a drawing of it behind him

  • RacingAtHome
    RacingAtHome Year ago

    John Oliver retracts things therefore he is obviously fake news.

  • Danielle Wilson
    Danielle Wilson Year ago

    There are fish that can remember mazes for months

  • LeafHuntress
    LeafHuntress Year ago

    John, in the case of pacers, your comment about trains might actually be true.
    But seeing as this only affects an infamous region Oop North, nobody really cares.

  • Karl P
    Karl P Year ago

    Oliver is an utter waste of space. He only works about 4 months a year, the little prick, because he's always "on a break".

  • Bassil Syed
    Bassil Syed Year ago

    "A wasteland devoid of morality where the boundaries between human and moose are blurry at best, and in many cases all-together non-existent"

  • Natalie Kendel
    Natalie Kendel Year ago +3

    Thank you for keeping us sane, Jolliver.

  • Michael Flack
    Michael Flack Year ago

    correction: trains are the result of the bus centipede gone wrong!

  • Ginnie M
    Ginnie M Year ago

    2:15 How are trains buses that "f**k?" or "planes that p**s sitting down?" I don't get the joke.

  • Joseph Sadler
    Joseph Sadler Year ago

    You have ashasmed our country taking the piss out of us for the great USD - FOAD, stop the abuse language you MF.

  • Joseph Sadler
    Joseph Sadler Year ago

    FOAD you total and complete tool.

  • Milubee
    Milubee Year ago

    Man, I wish Trump did a retractions video.

  • Chrys W
    Chrys W Year ago

    You’re pretty accurate about Alaska. Love from this sad wasteland!

  • Jay Foren
    Jay Foren Year ago +2

    every single big corporation that has ever been fucked over by John Oliver had so much hope when they saw this video title

  • Natalee  Steele
    Natalee Steele Year ago

    Hi hereby proclaim that it is in fact, tom time motherfuckers

  • Meep Merp
    Meep Merp Year ago

    retract your entire series on net neutrality

  • Greg Gilbert
    Greg Gilbert Year ago

    He incorrectly labeled ISIS a net neutrality networking issue when it was a security software issue between Google and the WISPs. Started a movement of people thinking government management over complicated network issues is a better idea than less evasive transparency.

  • Sean
    Sean Year ago +4

    Anyone else here testing out the new AV1 codec? Working great on my 8700K/GTX 1080. Only ~8% CPU usage.

  • Paige Crimp
    Paige Crimp Year ago

    "Trains are buses that fuck" killed me

  • slipperyh
    slipperyh Year ago

    How did the Salmon Cannon not make an appearance at the end of this video?

  • LegendaryKing
    LegendaryKing Year ago +1

    Omfg I haven't laughed so hard in a while, sad really. But this was funny af 🤣😂🤣

  • Milkman69ner
    Milkman69ner Year ago

    You’re full of shit. People’s reputation shouldn’t be ruined because of allegations. An allegation is NOT a fact. Which you keep pushing out along with other liberal morons (I don’t subscribe to the conservatives beliefs beforehand anyone starts). Also there is no Muslim hate speech, the hate is from Islam and other religions. I’d say atheists are the most likely to follow a peaceful way of life. You’re not funny

  • Callum Arnold
    Callum Arnold Year ago

    Sooo, believe everything John Oliver says without a scrap a scrutiny... Right.

  • Breno Xavier
    Breno Xavier Year ago

    Piece of shit. don’t say anything that you don’t know about Brasil. You lost with TRUMP and Brasil will win with BOLSONARO. We don’t need your shit opinion. YOURE FAKE NEWS!

  • cmakelky37
    cmakelky37 Year ago

    Please do some real retractions.

  • Ryan P
    Ryan P Year ago

    Last week tonight what the fuck? I’ve waited for over 6 months for you to release those other episodes and you still haven’t released them. I mean come on release them.

  • kingbobthepimp
    kingbobthepimp Year ago

    why do i always get notifications for videos but when i go to them they are deleted...

  • J G
    J G Year ago +2

    Who are the trolls who downvote these things? This show is what keeps me going week after week after week. Especially during this four-year nightmare of a news cycle.

  • Mikael Andersson
    Mikael Andersson Year ago

    I so disappointed. He has made mistakes and i was hoping he would own up.

  • Dangler
    Dangler Year ago

    Is this filmed at all in front of a studio audience? I'm kind of hoping that it isn't just a laughtrack. :P

  • warren oreilly
    warren oreilly Year ago

    John Oliver you are an absolute joke and worse than CNN, no wonder your on after midnight

  • RicB1976
    RicB1976 Year ago +1

    Wish Oliver had been around for the Kavanaugh hearings. He'd have ripped it apart! 😂

  • Joe Irvine
    Joe Irvine Year ago

    This guy is a comedian? I find this very boring.

  • sumtin easy
    sumtin easy Year ago

    Hi john in s05e23 u said trump was "sort of implying that her parents dont love her" in regards to the tweet about dr ford. but i dont think thats the case at all, hes just trying to downplay dr fords claims.