Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

10 Best Episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 6

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 - S6E18

#15 - Boris Johnson (Season 6 - Episode 18)

John Oliver explains how Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded – not despite his bumbling persona, but often because of it.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 547 votes.

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#14 - Mobile Homes (Season 6 - Episode 7)

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Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 674 votes.

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#13 - Trump & Syria (Season 6 - Episode 27)

John Oliver discusses the alarming decision to pull U.S. troops away from the border between Turkey and Syria.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 577 votes.

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#12 - Legal Immigration (Season 6 - Episode 23)

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Legal immigration is a term which was repeated throughout the Trump presidency. But John Oliver explains its absurdity as well as why people resort to illegal means to enter the country. He breaks down all the four ways a person can enter USA legally: Family, Employment, Good Luck (Visa Lottery), Bad Luck (Refugee).

The episode was rated 7.82 from 586 votes.

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#11 - Opioids II (Season 6 - Episode 8)

Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 682 votes.

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#10 - Automation (Season 6 - Episode 3)

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Automation often seems like a scary new problem, but it’s neither entirely scary nor entirely new.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 670 votes.

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#9 - WWE (Season 6 - Episode 6)

John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 709 votes.

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#8 - Lethal Injections (Season 6 - Episode 10)

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John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 655 votes.

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#7 - The Census (Season 6 - Episode 30)

Main story: 2020 United States Census; plus, the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and Chiitan.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 555 votes.

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#6 - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (Season 6 - Episode 20)

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John Oliver takes a look at the president of Turkmenistan, a dangerous autocrat with some notably strange obsessions.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 590 votes.

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#5 - Green New Deal (Season 6 - Episode 11)

With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 554 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S6E1

#4 - Brexit III (Season 6 - Episode 1)

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The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 725 votes.

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#3 - Robocalls (Season 6 - Episode 4)

Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 693 votes.

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#2 - Public Shaming (Season 6 - Episode 5)

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John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 695 votes.

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#1 - SLAPP Suits (Season 6 - Episode 29)

In the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode, SLAPP Suits, John Oliver takes a humorous approach to a serious issue. After a humorous legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, Oliver dives into the issue of SLAPP suits; a type of lawsuit used to discourage and silence public criticism. Through his comedic approach, Oliver explains how SLAPP suits are used to stifle dissent and how citizens can fight back. The episode culminates with a stirring conclusion that encapsulates the message of the show: the power of the people to fight against corporate overreach. Fans of the show were thrilled with the perfect ending, praising the show for its accuracy and humor. It's no wonder why Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is so beloved by its audience.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 629 votes.

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