Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

10 Best Episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 4

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 - S4E5

#15 - American Health Care Act (Season 4 - Episode 5)

The Republican health care bill could leave many Americans without affordable coverage. Last Week Tonight's catheter cowboy returns to morning cable news to explain that to Donald Trump.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1442 votes.

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#14 - Corporate Consolidation (Season 4 - Episode 24)

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Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. John Oliver explains why that could make you want to physically destroy your cable box.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1173 votes.

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#13 - Vaccines (Season 4 - Episode 17)

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. John Oliver discusses why some people may still feel uncertainty about childhood vaccinations.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1265 votes.

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#12 - Coal (Season 4 - Episode 16)

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We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1296 votes.

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#11 - Sinclair Broadcast Group (Season 4 - Episode 18)

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of local TV stations in the country. That's alarming considering that they often inject political views into local news.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1348 votes.

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#10 - Federal Budget (Season 4 - Episode 6)

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Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1534 votes.

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#9 - French Elections (Season 4 - Episode 9)

The presidential election in France could determine the political future of Europe. John Oliver visits an excessively French bistro to deliver an urgent message to voters.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1423 votes.

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#8 - Confederacy (Season 4 - Episode 26)

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Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. John Oliver suggests some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1164 votes.

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#7 - Putin (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Vladimir Putin is known as a ruthless leader and master manipulator. John Oliver enlists a group of singing dancers to explain that to Donald Trump.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 1510 votes.

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#6 - Brexit II (Season 4 - Episode 15)

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In the wake of a divisive election, the UK will begin the process of leaving the European Union. John Oliver and an intergalactic space lord propose a plan.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1308 votes.

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#5 - Dalai Lama (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Tibetan Buddhists have suffered deep persecution by the Chinese government. John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama to discuss China, the conditions in Tibet, and horse milk.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1475 votes.

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#4 - Alex Jones (Season 4 - Episode 19)

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Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 1284 votes.

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#3 - The Trump Presidency (Season 4 - Episode 30)

One year after the presidential election, John Oliver discusses what we've learned so far and enlists our catheter cowboy to teach Donald Trump what he hasn't.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1016 votes.

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#2 - Net Neutrality II (Season 4 - Episode 11)

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Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 1417 votes.

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#1 - Trump vs. Truth (Season 4 - Episode 1)

John Oliver is back with a new episode of Last Week Tonight and this time he's taking on the Trump vs. Truth battle. As always, Oliver takes a thoughtful approach to the topic by exploring where the president gets his information and what he does with it. Oliver maintains that bashing Trump is easy, but what he did with fervor and intelligence was to delve into how Trump does not think. His approach has viewers cheering him on, as it's a much needed voice of reason in these trying times.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 1642 votes.

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