Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a half-hour satirical show that airs on HBO. Hosted by John Oliver, the show first aired in 2014 and is currently in its 11th season. Through witty commentary and comedic sketches, the show covers news, politics and current events.
With so many episodes over the years, viewers have had the opportunity to rank their least favorite episodes. In this article, we will be looking at the worst episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver according to viewers.
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John Oliver explains how PACE, a program meant to pay for environmentally-friendly home renovations, is fundamentally flawed and can put people at risk of losing their homes. Plus, why hosting summer Olympics in Tokyo this year is a bad idea and why dog shows are weird.
The episode was rated 7.35 from 353 votes.
John Oliver discusses the importance of black hair, the ways it can be a target of discrimination, and some ideas to address that.
The episode was rated 7.36 from 392 votes.
John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think. Plus, some truly unique local car dealership ads.
The episode was rated 7.40 from 357 votes.
John Oliver details why people file for bankruptcy, how needlessly difficult the process can be, and the ways we can better serve people struggling with debt.
The episode was rated 7.44 from 415 votes.
John Oliver takes a look at why people of color are routinely excluded from becoming jurors, who their absence impacts, and what we can do to create a fairer system.
The episode was rated 7.45 from 459 votes.
John Oliver discusses TANF – a federal program designed to help families with little to no income – who’s currently receiving these vital funds, who should be receiving them, and what it all has to do with Brett Favre.
The episode was rated 7.48 from 225 votes.
John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it's done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.
The episode was rated 7.49 from 345 votes.
John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term "Asian American", the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.
The episode was rated 7.51 from 373 votes.
Main story: Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo; R.I.P. Yahoo! Answers.
The episode was rated 7.52 from 392 votes.
John Oliver explains how emergency medical services function in the U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.
The episode was rated 7.52 from 353 votes.
Last updated: mar 20, 2023
Lately, I’ve been re-watching a lot of tv shows I used to watch growing up. Even though it makes perfect sense, I was really surprised how different was my point of view now, than it was ten or fifteen years ago. Suddenly, my favorite characters aren’t the favorites anymore. Besides, I’ve forgotten tons of what was happening, that’s why I had so much fun re-watching everything. I highly suggest you do the same thing!
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