Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

10 Best Episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 3

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a popular half-hour satirical show broadcasted on HBO since 2014. It takes a humorous look at the week's news, politics and current events. After 11 seasons, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has amassed countless episodes, leaving viewers wondering which ones are the best. We've compiled a list of the top-ranked episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, according to viewers. From the Emmy-winning monologue on the greed of pharmaceutical companies to the hilarious segment on the FCC's net neutrality repeal, these are the best episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver rated by viewers.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jun 24, 2024.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E6

#15 - Border Wall (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?

The episode was rated 7.97 from 755 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E15

#14 - Retirement Plans (Season 3 - Episode 15)

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John Oliver Covers Ins and Outs of Retirement Plans: Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice - Last Week Tonight is here to help.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 909 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E21

#13 - Auto Lending (Season 3 - Episode 21)

Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 964 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E29

#12 - Multilevel Marketing (Season 3 - Episode 29)

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Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seems awfully pyramid shaped, and that's a problem.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 1117 votes.

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#11 - Guantánamo (Season 3 - Episode 25)

John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1026 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E19

#10 - Democratic National Convention (Season 3 - Episode 19)

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John covers the rocky Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Plus, the military coup in Turkey and its aftermath, the voter ID laws targeting the minorities and how are tanning beds still a thing.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 932 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E24

#9 - Police Accountability (Season 3 - Episode 24)

John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 981 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E22

#8 - Charter Schools (Season 3 - Episode 22)

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Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 988 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E5

#7 - Encryption (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 740 votes.

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#6 - Scandals (Season 3 - Episode 23)

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Taking a walk down memory lane, 'Last Week Tonight' assesses Donald Trump's vs. Hillary Clinton's scandals.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1025 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E1

#5 - Voting (Season 3 - Episode 1)

John talks about the late Antonin Scalia's love of the Letter of the Law, Chipotle's food safety problems, how Voter IDs laws should be applied to those who write them, and New Zealand's economic development minister Steven Joyce.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 813 votes.

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#4 - Abortion Laws (Season 3 - Episode 2)

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John talks about the South Carolina Republican primary, the Supreme Court vacancy and abortion, which theoretically is legal in the U.S., but some states make it practically inaccessible. Plus, how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?

The episode was rated 8.15 from 712 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E14

#3 - Debt Buyers (Season 3 - Episode 14)

John Oliver Takes On Debt Buyers: Companies that purchase debt on the cheap will aggressively collect on it. 'Last Week Tonight’ took a hands-on approach to addressing this issue.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 914 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S3E30

#2 - President-Elect Trump (Season 3 - Episode 30)

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The presidential race has been a hell of a ride. ‘Last Week Tonight’ closes out the election and Season 3 with a bang.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 1391 votes.

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#1 - Donald Trump (Season 3 - Episode 3)

John Oliver kicked off this week's episode of Last Week Tonight with a discussion of Egypt's president and the economic crisis that has been plaguing the country. He then moved on to the topic of Guantanamo Bay, and the effort to shut it down. Finally, John Oliver brought viewers to the topic of Donald Trump. He discussed the reasons why people may be drawn to him and the dangers of a Trump presidency. The audience was left with a call to arms to #makedonalddrumpfagain, with a hilarious Chrome extension to make the process even easier. This episode should be mandatory viewing for anyone considering voting for Trump, as Oliver does an excellent job of showing why people likely support him and the issues at stake in a potential Trump presidency.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 754 votes.

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