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

  • Published on Nov 11, 2019
  • 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.
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Comments • 25 039

  • Amanda Valente
    Amanda Valente 3 hours ago

    I love this! I love you John Oliver!

  • Austin Cox
    Austin Cox 5 hours ago

    Bet Bob wishes he had just let it go now.

  • Robert Heinen
    Robert Heinen 5 hours ago

    Ein Genuss

  • BLAM
    BLAM 6 hours ago

    God damn, this show is so fuckin good!


  • Zanele Valverde
    Zanele Valverde 7 hours ago

    I see being in the lion king has really affected John

  • Alex W
    Alex W 8 hours ago

    John, you are my hero.

  • Adlea13
    Adlea13 8 hours ago

    I guess Brian 'really hates Murray'.

  • Man 0 all Js
    Man 0 all Js 9 hours ago

    Bob Murray did 9/11

  • Not Important
    Not Important 13 hours ago +1

    Jon Oliver and all of HBO are my heroes after this episode

  • lunavixen015
    lunavixen015 17 hours ago

    I’ve never been huge on musicals, but I loved that.

  • captsparks1
    captsparks1 20 hours ago +1


  • jdog
    jdog 20 hours ago

    So is the court going ro have to watch this as evidence???

  • bobrox12346
    bobrox12346 21 hour ago

    For people on computers: Hit 8 to go to the song, it works out perfectly

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith Day ago

    I....I love you.

  • Daniel Amen
    Daniel Amen Day ago

    Honestly, from the heart -- Fuck you Bob, you're some of the worst trash society has to offer.

  • Casey Morgan
    Casey Morgan Day ago +1

    A big thank you to HBO for standing behind freedom of speech

  • Onyx Rose
    Onyx Rose Day ago +2

    John has an amazing singing voice.
    Also, don’t mess with John.

  • kz_111
    kz_111 Day ago


  • TigerHawX 1987
    TigerHawX 1987 Day ago

    Wow this is quite possibly the greatest episode ever.

  • Bozzemoggel
    Bozzemoggel Day ago

    Eat Shit, Bob ^^

  • Marie Keith Bleuste

    The saddest thing about this? When it wins Oliver his next Emmy, they won't be able to show a single clip from the song on network television. :(

  • Shinbu1128
    Shinbu1128 Day ago

    This is a massive power move on HBO's part. "We don't care about the money you costs us. Look at how much money we are willing to spend, just to tell you to eat shit."

  • Priscilla Chapman

    Wow- what a stellar production!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂

  • DoctorWeeTodd
    DoctorWeeTodd Day ago

    Bob Murray is responsible for odd shaped and oversized plugs so we can never use all our outlets.

  • kerningandleading
    kerningandleading Day ago +1

    That ending might be the greatest thing I have ever witnessed.

  • Shill for Science
    Shill for Science Day ago +1

    I heard Bob Murray is the guy who posts as Qanon.

  • J Jakobson
    J Jakobson Day ago +1

    Bob Murray really picked the wrong people to fuck with huh

  • Donika691
    Donika691 Day ago +6

    That's our John, sparing no expense and going all out to stand up to bullies.

  • Andrew Whittle
    Andrew Whittle Day ago +1

    Eat shit Bob! I love this show!

  • Tiernan Wilkinson

    Slapp suits are like America's hate-speech laws.

  • Tiernan Wilkinson

    Honestly these happen on both sides; Trump doing that would be a huge mistake because media corps and such would wind up suing people for criticism just like he would sue them; eye for an eye makes the world lacking in depth-perception.

  • vazqal10
    vazqal10 Day ago

    this is incredible. that ending! just lovely.

  • Amanda Appels
    Amanda Appels Day ago

    How do I nominate this for a Tony??

  • christoph lieding
    christoph lieding Day ago +1

    We all know Trump is worse a 1000 times then Bob M. Vindictive eats the heart but some dont have one. Thanks John O.

  • Ninja 0808
    Ninja 0808 Day ago

    I love trump BUT... I also love John Oliver.

  • 1wildwackywoman
    1wildwackywoman Day ago

    I love you John Oliver! Have a nice break, enjoy the Christmas spirit and keep on doing what you do!

  • Kathryn McConaughy
    Kathryn McConaughy Day ago +1

    This is, bar none, the best thing I've ever seen. Eat shit, Bob! You can't sue us all, squirrel fucker!

  • Shinbu1128
    Shinbu1128 Day ago

    Wasn't Bob Murray the one that blew up the Hindenburg?

  • maxnicks
    maxnicks Day ago +1

    Oliver is still the best.

  • Michael Quinn
    Michael Quinn Day ago › awards › nominees-winners

  • Pure Gaming Loco

    I think criticism is good, but ad hominem is bad. Love people, but love people enough to call them out on corruption or negative actions. You not only help them achieve Justice, but you help their victims achieve Justice too. If they're too corrupted to listen, don't ask them for their authority. Their authority means nothing if they aren't willing to use authority for a moral purpose.

  • DustRaptor
    DustRaptor 2 days ago

    Blocked in canada but I got a vpn boi

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  • Lizard
    Lizard 2 days ago

    PLEASE make this into an actual broadway musical!!!! This was a masterpiece of cinematic quality, a comedic triumph, and a beautifully and intricately choreographed musical for the ages. You can use my comment as the first review. Also, eat shit Bob Murray.

  • Gil T. Mann
    Gil T. Mann 2 days ago +1

    I KNEW Tonya Harding didn't do it. (22:00)
    (Ya know, Bob does look like the chubby idjit henchman from that Kerrigan event.)

  • James Malone
    James Malone 2 days ago

    Eat shit, Bob!

  • 2 days ago +1

    Brilliantly done!!!!

  • 2 days ago +1

    Freedom of speech doesn't exist in the US, it's a lie they sell you.

  • Steven Myers
    Steven Myers 2 days ago +1

    OMG! That was the best thing I've seen this Year!! Awesome J.O.!

  • Max F
    Max F 2 days ago

    Eat shit Bob!

  • Biniam Gaming
    Biniam Gaming 2 days ago

    Why don’t you slapp him back then :/

  • Taunya W
    Taunya W 2 days ago +1

    This is awesome!

  • Quackers 8809
    Quackers 8809 2 days ago

    First ammendment at work love the USA

  • ZhangtheGreat
    ZhangtheGreat 2 days ago +2

    Bob Murray killed Mufasa, took over Agrabah, and set off an eternal winter in Arendelle #EatShitBob

  • L
    L 2 days ago

    My Hero

  • DC's Drive
    DC's Drive 2 days ago +5

    Imagine them reading the transcript in court.

  • LV223
    LV223 2 days ago +2

    Oh John, this is god damn work of art.

  • Mike Hoon
    Mike Hoon 2 days ago

    Simple thing would fix this... implement a Loser Pays system by default. If a party loses a case, it should pay for reasonable fees on the other side. Do that, and SLAPP goes away, period. no ned to worry about which state has which law, do it at the federal level and profit!

  • solenzara
    solenzara 2 days ago

    I am really torn on this, because as artistically as you crafted those insults, you are stooping soo low here, hitler-cosby kind of low. Aren't you kind of making Murray's case, that he is being villified? And you made the point clear, that it is protected speech, but just because it is legal to say something, doesn't mean it is the right thing to do, that is important! On the other hand I get how important it is, to show the big guys, that intimidation doesn't always work

  • Cassandra Morrison
    Cassandra Morrison 3 days ago