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SLAPP Suits: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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After winning a legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, John Oliver explains how SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/lastweektonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: www.facebook.com/lastweektonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: www.twitter.com/lastweektonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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gothicanimegirl44 (2 hours ago)
This diss track fire
Ben Bauer (3 hours ago)
One of the smallest, quietest details in this video is the photoshop of Trump holding Tiffany's present - the one with a tag on it saying Tiffany, with an arrow pointing to a picture of her. I see that small detail. And I am very happy for it.
Werner Hamilton (6 hours ago)
Fantastic job John! This episode is epic! It's hard to imagine a more insightful, brave, humorous, or grand bit than the closing musical.
Kids Goggans (6 hours ago)
Love Trump but why in God's green earth would you open liable laws when there is still a wall to be built.
Robert Heinrich (7 hours ago)
I really wonder what it must be, being that one coal miner, who thought, it was a good idea to write "eat shot bob" onto a check about US$ 3.22..Just that idea, that it would blow up to a musical on times square :D that's pure madness :D
Wild Torterra (11 hours ago)
I like to think that the amount of money they spent on this musical is the same amount that Murray's lawsuit did...just to give him another middle finger.
byron p (11 hours ago)
If John manages to get more awesomely silly, he's going to kill me.
Lauren Pau (11 hours ago)
In my country, when you suie someone in court and lose the case, you're expected to pay for the other party's justice expenses. That should be a thing in the US too!
Admiral Tilt (12 hours ago)
So glad there are people like John Oliver fighting the good fight! Also on another note, Bob Murray, the guy who assassinated Martin Luther King?
Marco c (13 hours ago)
If everyone that saw this donated 20 cents then as of now (7.1M) they would have around 1.5M$ for a higher defense budget if they are suited by Bob
Emily Talerman (4 hours ago)
What about when Bob Murray sexually harrassed Peppa Pig? Punched Winston Churchill in the face?
Phil Rennie (22 hours ago)
3k people who don't like this simply MUST be eating shit about now.
xXiloveXx (22 hours ago)
Everyone should sue him
tibetsfinest (1 day ago)
I can’t believe bob Murray fucks squirrels
Ronald Shackelford (1 day ago)
For those of you who haven't forgotten about Australia's John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward, how do you think those poor adorable were infected with a STD in the first place? Eat shit Bob, you koala raping monster!
jawtek82 (1 day ago)
Blah, blah, blah.
Ely M. (1 day ago)
24:45 “Hey Bob is this as bad as you feared?” 🤣
Joel Schwartz (1 day ago)
what a masterpiece
Tom Sky (1 day ago)
Never piss off John Oliver!
TidalWave Dan (1 day ago)
Brilliant. Absolutely. fucking. BRILLIANT!!!
dplocksmith91 (1 day ago)
I hope Bob Murray, Donald Trump and everyone who voted for Trump goes broke and goes to Hell.
3000Tonnen Koala (1 day ago)
I couldn´t help but laugh hard when I just went to Stillontheinternetbigtime.com ... well its actually really there... still and bigtime :D
kevin cope (1 day ago)
That was amazing
Karatebat (1 day ago)
Moral of the story don't fuck with John Oliver
Andres zabala (1 day ago)
I love it when things get personal.
Gary Sinnott (1 day ago)
My only regret is that I have but one thumbs up to give. Excellent work.
Sarah D (1 day ago)
i aspire to this level of petty
Carlos Dias (1 day ago)
this must have been cathartic for them, even the lawyer got in on it. Just dumping 2 years worth of hate and frustration.
Miika Warsell (1 day ago)
*a gadzillion rocket emojis*
TheLassHouse Standing (1 day ago)
Fuck Bob Murry
Alexis Joy (1 day ago)
4:27 nobody gonna talk about how he let one rip on live TV? Or am I just hearing things?
Connor Murphy (1 day ago)
Hand him another Emmy!
Caden Bass (1 day ago)
Imagine the guy who originally wrote "Eat Shit Bob!" on his cheque seeing this. I highly doubt he expected to be the inspiration for a musical number.
Chang Liu (1 day ago)
A masterpiece about shit eating.
Aly Mashek (2 days ago)
How could Bob Murray sue from WV if both don't live there? (ELI5)
Shawn Elliott (2 days ago)
I see HBO's new legal strategy is to make the Justices of the Supreme Court piss themselves laughing when they see this evidence.
Justin H (2 days ago)
Love the work they did in this episode
Francisco Millan (2 days ago)
That final mints was a Masterpiece
rob clarke (2 days ago)
FUCKING EH!!!!!!
Philodox Xiph (2 days ago)
This has to be the greatest dis song ever mad, NAS eat your heart out.
Alchroniel (2 days ago)
Bob Murray sank the Titanic
Chantal Bellmont (2 days ago)
😂
Chantal Bellmont (2 days ago)
Can you believe Bob Murray spray-tans Trump's Ass weekly?
Timothy Ball (2 days ago)
I noticed that -John's- the lawyers language included things like "may" and he "denies the allegations". I also notice he had to dig into the thesaurus to come up with "pee pebble" and "cock rock". Gold.
dom free (2 days ago)
食屎了你,Bob
Mana Montana (2 days ago)
I think John Oliver is a hack and a fucktard. but this was golld.
Tommy Thomas (2 days ago)
ty for bailing the trump hate train, now ur back to the guy i loved....funny and smart.
Tommy Thomas (1 hour ago)
@Stephen2462 wasnt hate, was fact and funny, learn words.
Stephen2462 (13 hours ago)
7:30
inlimboxyu (2 days ago)
This was legit amazing
ninjakirby777 (2 days ago)
Thank you john
Journey Into Coco (2 days ago)
"He masturbates to Schinder's List"!!
Helena (1 day ago)
And was Jeffrey Epstein's prison guard.🎶
Pascal (3 days ago)
The best
ImperatorZor (3 days ago)
This is base slander! How dare you compare innocent furries to Bill Murray!
CanadaTruth (3 days ago)
Brilliant
Broke and Caffeinated (3 days ago)
@4:11 I swear he looks like a guy wearing a Bob Murray mask. Just very unsettling
Nathan L (3 days ago)
HBO: John we just spent 200,000 defending your show and you want to do what? John Oliver: I want to do an elaborate choreographed song and dance number ending in Times Square with fireworks that spell out Eat Shit Bob HBO: Will another 200k cover it?
John Smith (3 days ago)
This might be the greatest video ever
Lesbian Thespian (3 days ago)
John Oliver’s forte is buying relevant URLs to piss off politicians and I think that’s incredible.
Rhianna Tanner (3 days ago)
Who the fuck disliked this?
Chantal Bellmont (2 days ago)
Bob did
XavierMarik (3 days ago)
I wonder what the original coal miner who wrote "Eat shit bob" to void his check from Bob Murray thinks of seeing those words in fireworks after a victory dance by John Oliver in time square; how he was the butterfly's wing flap that caused this legal hurricane.
Adnan Khalifeh (3 days ago)
Now if children had to do huge disses like this against bullies....... ..... ..... ..... Or students to their bad teachers and principals.
Ashna Shajahan (3 days ago)
This has to be the greatest thing that has ever happened on television! stuff of legends.
VG F (3 days ago)
Brilliant
Fred Kruse (3 days ago)
Sue you like you never been sued before
Emik Zotic (3 days ago)
http://stillontheinternetbigtime.com/ redirects you to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw6RsUhw1Q8 its a last night week last week tonight's video about the coal industry
Gopi Dugan-Henriksen (3 days ago)
That moment a tv news anchor doesn’t know how to properly say the name of your tv show
zorohibiki (4 days ago)
at least one lawyer must have to be part of the lyrics writing staff to be sure it isnt suing material i wonder if that lawyer when was in law school thought that one day he would be a song writter
guy saunders (4 days ago)
I would make that coal goblin lick dog shit from my boot. I'd tear his belt off and beat him with it until his pants fell down and then I'd point and laugh at his junk. Just sayin.
Potato Patato (4 days ago)
Jesus Christ. This coal goblin is a disgusting creature.
AlexTox (4 days ago)
21:09 Start Of Song!
Jonathan Downs (4 days ago)
If Murray is hiring lawyers to file baseless lawsuits, then there are other avenues of attack than anti-SLAPP laws. Filing a grievance against the lawyers who signed off on a baseless lawsuit might have some chance of success. That said I am not a lawyer. Doing a little further digging, and with no relevant experience it appears that (in my opinion) the lawyer representing Murray breached 3.1 of the West Virginia code of professional conduct.
MegaChickenfish (4 days ago)
It's specially ironic that, if this dumbass hadn't sued HBO, *I would've never known about the story* , the original "Eat Shit Bob" clip was from way before I learned about this Youtube channel. In classic backfiring effect, trying to silence the mockery has doubled down on the amount of mockery. Eat shit, Bob.
MegaChickenfish (4 days ago)
"This is a tragedy" -Man talking about being badmouthed by a comedian, notably *not* referring to the deaths of 9 coal miners due to his complete disregard for the safety of his workers.
Werner Hamilton (9 hours ago)
Oh and I forgot.... that same rich SOB that has everything done for him, whom our tax dollars continue to enrich, is responsible for thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico and among the Kurds. And yet he whines endlessly about "mean" things said about him! .... This is the man that evangelical Christians have blessed, thereby abandoning any claims of moral superiority they once claimed.
Werner Hamilton (9 hours ago)
Indeed! His complaint ranks right up there with the rich guy occupying the Oval Office (who lost the popular vote by a wide margin, but still got the presidency thanks to the injustice of the electoral college), who despite all of his undeserved privileges, whines about every exposure of him. That fat bastard has money and power and whines like a little toddler about being impeached for the "perfect phonecalll". And everyone knows he'll still be president after the jury (mostly Republicans) which is colluding and even taking direction from that criminal, fails to declare him guilty.
McDubbin337 (4 days ago)
If i could up vote this episode a million times I would. Eat poop Bob
Gerard Kean (4 days ago)
Why would anyone down vote this?
Jeffrow Ryan (4 days ago)
Just give him the Emmy already 😂😂😂
Highle Welt (4 days ago)
Bob's cock rock
Chantal Bellmont (2 days ago)
Bob's Piss-Pebble
Ethan Kalisher (4 days ago)
Eat Shit Bob
Richard Marín (4 days ago)
I think John has redefined what "the american way to protest" truly is.
A Dumbo Octopus (4 days ago)
Can someone type the lyrics please?
A Dumbo Octopus (4 days ago)
@Quentin Shock you are a fucking legend
Quentin Shock (4 days ago)
We went to court Against the world's worst sport And learned important lessons on the way We spoke with perfect candor And got accused of slander 'Cause Bob Murray wants to make us pay So even though he'll threaten Legal armageddon We have just one tiny thing to say: Bob Murray can go fuck himself today! Ladies and gentlemen, to help me better respond to Bob Murray's complete bullshit, please welcome to the show The Suck My Balls, Bob Dancers! Murray, Murray, Murray, Murray Hey, Bob! Watch this! He went to the Louvre and spit in Mona Lisa's face Filled a rocket with puppies and he shot it into space He bludgeoned Nancy Kerrigan and watched her cry for fun (Why?) He murdered Archduke Ferdinand and started World War One! That's right, if we discuss Bob Murray in a way no reasonable person could construe as factual, we can say whatever the fuck we like! So come on everyone, let's head to the streets! Ahhh Murray, Wow! He'll stroll into a stranger's home and jizz right in their Wheaties He watches “Steel Magnolias” and roots for diabetes He wrote the Macarena And he dots his I's with hearts And even worse, he likes to blame Malala for his farts! Hey! What's the big idea? We're using protected speech to tell Bob Murray to eat shit! Bob Murray?! Is that the guy who dipped his balls in my hot dog water? That's exactly who I'm talking about! Can I bring my cart? It's not ideal It'll be fine if I leave it here, right? I DON'T KNOW! Murray, Murray He doesn't like Tom Hanks He cut off Van Gogh's ear Told Hitler to quit painting and to find a new career He masturbates to Schindler's List Old Yeller makes him hard He was Cosby's drug supplier Jeffrey Epstein's prison guard! Stop! Everybody, please! Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! John, as HBO's legal counsel, please stop. I have something very important to say One day at the M&M Store Bob Murray walked through the door He wasn't wearing pants that day His dick and balls on full display (Full display!) He grabbed M&M's from a bowl And crammed them up his (Anal Hole!) He spread his buttcheeks far and wide He told the tourists to look inside! (Look inside?) He said "My rectum's full of treats! Reach in there and grab some sweets!" (Grab some sweets!) These are all real things Bob Murray did! See you in court, fuckface! Look! It's Mr. Nutterbutter! We're singing about Bob Murray! I believe you've heard of him? You mean the Zodiac Killer? That's the one! Well, my friends and I have a little something to say about him! Bob Bob Murray Is A furry Putting aside our personal quarrel The man fucks Squirrels! The man fucks squirrels! Eat Shit, Bob Eat Shit, Bob Hey! I know where we should go! Ooooh, Aaaah Murray, Murray Eat shit, Bob and... Hey, Bob! Is this is as bad as you feared? It doesn't count as slander! 'Cause it's way too weird We made up these anecdotes They're silly and insane We could go on and on and on And on and on and on and on But we will stop this song Who knows, we may have fried your brains SO EAT! SHIT! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB! YOW!
Vishen Naidoo (4 days ago)
slapp like, epico
ashleeedb (5 days ago)
Bob: Now that we've massively inconvenienced you, bled you of $200,000 in legal fees, raised the cost of your legal insurance... you have learned your lesson, and we will let this go. John/HBO: Let this go?! This isn't even our final form! SUMMON THE DANCERS!
ceicli se-i-sl-i (5 days ago)
Sad subject, funny song! :D
ronin ronan (5 days ago)
Murray going after John is like a toddler challenging Eminem to a rap battle
Adrian (5 days ago)
So glad this is now available in Australia :) I was getting so sick of watching this 2x Zoom on 1/9 Speed
Hinarf Narfy (5 days ago)
That murray guy looks like the bad guy from kung fu hustle.
Phil42 Playsgames (5 days ago)
I just keep coming back to this video because this song is FIRE!
Marianne Brouillette (5 days ago)
Thank you John Oliver for talking about this! I hope you make fun of this scumbag piece of shit every show :)
Rory Blessington (5 days ago)
@finn.lad.legend watch it from 20:58 the last moments is the best
John Dey (5 days ago)
stillontheinternetbigtime.com
Adrian Cline-Bailey (5 days ago)
Oh my god, that is the BEST thing I've ever seen, the EFFORT of that. AMAZING. I can't stop writing in FULL STOPS, lol, LOVED IT!
onx99 (5 days ago)
The Laws in America are designed to screw poor people.
fg12222 (5 days ago)
FUCK YE!
Andy Higs (5 days ago)
I wonder why bob and trumptard are buddies.
SnBergamo (5 days ago)
Bob Murray is a cancerous tumor in the shape of a human
MyGloriaLife (5 days ago)
I rewatch the ending dance scene anytime I need a pick-me-up. It puts a smile on my face every time.
Ryguy (5 days ago)
I love that he gets hbo to buy all of these random URLs 😄 This really is the only place to get news
Haruka Deimos (5 days ago)
🤣🤣 oh my god absolutely love this song. Eat Shit Bob! Love it
kairos (5 days ago)
WHY CAN I ONLY LIKE THIS ONCE???
itay matalon (5 days ago)
22:48 John looks so happy
Christine Still (5 days ago)
As if....Trump ever wins a lawsuit .....This is too clever & worth every dime it cost!
LeaPhiline (5 days ago)
It’s been two months but I still get goosebumps when they cut to the scene at Times Square!!