Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.
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  1. BermuAlex


    11 uur geleden

    I do not like that man Ted Cruz

  2. 1340


    12 uur geleden

    You love it when it's for you but hate it when it's against you.

  3. Scott Etter

    Scott Etter

    12 uur geleden

    Gonna be a lot of slavery in that Dutch pirate film

  4. Rebecca Sikes

    Rebecca Sikes

    12 uur geleden

    lmao the guy in the back during the filibuster is my favorite person

  5. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin

    12 uur geleden

    notice the people against the civil rights act were democrats.

  6. SBaccoli


    13 uur geleden

    What if the filibuster was changed every time the ratio of seats change (which we would need to factor in Democrats, Republicans, and Independents) so that a bill would need to show bipartisan support. There would be some set percentage, like if there are 50 republicans and 50 democrats, then if a party wanted a bill passed, they would need a couple people from the other party to vote (ex. 10%: need 55 votes). This would probably still have some flaws, but I just wanted to get it out.

  7. Shai Yastrab

    Shai Yastrab

    13 uur geleden

    4:35 notice she doesn't mention filibuster once.

  8. Christopher Cooper

    Christopher Cooper

    13 uur geleden

    Your Dutch accent is more Swedish than Dutch.. However I agree with you the Filibuster is BS

  9. Castle


    13 uur geleden

    *Is that Ben Affleck behind John?*

  10. Unstable Genius

    Unstable Genius

    13 uur geleden

    My grandparents always "saucered" their coffee. (yes, it was a verb!)

  11. Greenchrysopsaro


    14 uur geleden

    I always thought the girl in chasing Amy bi and because of issues she had in the past stayed away from men until she met Ben....... Sexuality is such a difficult thing to get around... I mean if we weren't taught that being gay was such a bad thing then we may be more like the ancient Greeks that didn't for the most part care what you were as long as you had a free hole

  12. DeadwoodHero


    14 uur geleden

    2,7k Republicans and trumpthumper hate this

  13. Joey Clemenza

    Joey Clemenza

    14 uur geleden

    She doesn’t really turn straight in Chasing Amy. Rather Holden is revealed to be a toxic, controlling, jealous dickbag who was convinced he’d be Amy’s saving grace when in reality, Amy never knew enough about herself to begin with... and as such, was lead to be manipulated by Holden....arrogantly thinking he could save her. There’s elements of that movie that have not aged at all... but Banky’s take on their relationship turns out to be spot on the whole time. It’s not as bad a movie as everyone says it is. It’s also not the classic everyone remembers it to be.

  14. George Cartright

    George Cartright

    15 uur geleden

    John oliver calling jimmy Stewart a bad actor is so WRONG

  15. TheRockstarr33


    16 uur geleden


  16. Thomas Joosten

    Thomas Joosten

    16 uur geleden

    2:47 For the record, that's not a Dutch accent. A Dutch accent is much worse.

    • Rock girl

      Rock girl

      15 uur geleden

      what'sh up guysh? it'sh Zylush.

  17. Julia Giles

    Julia Giles

    16 uur geleden

    Hey John Oliver, random obscure fact: when I was a kid, old people were STILL pouring their coffee (or tea) into their saucers to cool, and then drinking from the saucer. I remember being befuddled by the practice when I saw it as a child, and asking my mother about it. And yes, it does look weird.

    • Rock girl

      Rock girl

      15 uur geleden

      Who came back just to hear the Ted Cruz poem????

  18. CoLD MeTaL

    CoLD MeTaL

    17 uur geleden

    Was that a serious Dis for Jimmy Stewart?

    • Immanuel Chioco

      Immanuel Chioco

      13 uur geleden

      CoLD MeTaL I think it was a joke. Jimmy Stewart is a national treasure.

  19. Viscera Trocar

    Viscera Trocar

    18 uur geleden

    I call bullshit, John Oliver! You didn't really pee in that bucket! You're a liar! Liar, I say!

  20. LowlandV12US


    18 uur geleden

    What, you guys never heard of Orangebeard the Terrifying?

  21. MrManerd


    19 uur geleden

    I'm glad John Oliver took this one. I really believe we should get rid of the Filibuster, even if that means letting Trumps agenda run through.

  22. Audrey Delphia

    Audrey Delphia

    19 uur geleden

    I thought the cooling saucer thing was English in origin. Like so many of the founding fathers. If I'm screwy let me know.

  23. Jessica Earnhardt

    Jessica Earnhardt

    19 uur geleden

    Maybe it’s just me, but when you say filibuster, I immediately think of fireworks..... Dr Filibusters fabulous wet-start, no heat fireworks

  24. Jeff Bezos

    Jeff Bezos

    19 uur geleden

    simply the us politics: A democratic body whom acts like a dictator.

  25. Tiia Mannix

    Tiia Mannix

    19 uur geleden

    6:25 Holy shit my grandpa did that, rest his soul. I always found it kinda funny and I probably would have continued the tradition if I wasn't so bloody clumsy that I'd have the coffee all over my lap

  26. Glenn Goryl

    Glenn Goryl

    19 uur geleden

    Why do you flippantly tout thomas jefferson as an icon? thomas jefferson enslaved other human beings. Venerating him is tantamount to saying adolf hitler saved the German economy from ruin in the 1930's (and left it at that). (IMO), it would be best to asterisk: *thomas jefferson said this "____", but we must remember he and his family enslaved __________ human beings.

  27. ScottieS


    19 uur geleden

    Republican Filibusters.....John Oliver makes an entire segment. Democrat filibusters.......silence.

  28. Phil Wegrzyn

    Phil Wegrzyn

    20 uur geleden

    The bigger problem is the fact that we still have 2 senators from each state. When the US was founded, the largest state was 10 times larger populationwise than the smallest state. Today, the largest state is almost 80 TIMES the population of the smallest state. This is why there is such a nightmare in the senate. You have a tiny amount of people whose political preference is overruling the vast majority of the population. That is a problem that is only getting worse as the disparity between the smallest and largest states is only getting worse. And to anyone who thinks that the better (yet still unequal) proportioning of house members evens this it doesn't, as since the senate can kill anything, the house proportionality basically becomes worthless, made even worse by the extreme gerrymandering.

  29. JoelJames2


    20 uur geleden

    17:44 That guys "not bad" face XD

  30. Sergio Ascencio

    Sergio Ascencio

    21 uur geleden

    He had me at “if you’re watching this on NLplayer, good morning” lmfao I’m in a car seeing the sun come up

  31. Indrani Munshi

    Indrani Munshi

    21 uur geleden

    Who came back just to hear the Ted Cruz poem????

  32. The Jack of All Trades

    The Jack of All Trades

    22 uur geleden

    what'sh up guysh? it'sh Zylush.

  33. Ja Kooistra

    Ja Kooistra

    22 uur geleden


  34. Keiya


    22 uur geleden

    Honestly, requiring them to talk endlessly, not repeat themselves, *and stay on topic* seems like the best compromise. If you can come up with a hundred hours of debate over a bill, well, fine. If you're just going to read Dr Seuss then you should be physically dragged off the Senate floor so the adults can talk.

  35. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    22 uur geleden

    Jimmy Stewart was a fantastic actor. Vertigo, It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, Philadelphia? Come on dude, don't do Jimmy like that

  36. J T

    J T

    23 uur geleden

    Who in their right mind would vote for ted Cruz?

  37. J T

    J T

    23 uur geleden

    There is no such thing as analyzing something indefinitely. The filibuster should not exist.

  38. Bridgett Leigh

    Bridgett Leigh

    Dag geleden

    Basically we pay people to not work.

    • Ptao Tom

      Ptao Tom

      22 uur geleden

      You didn't know there were Dutch pirates? Enter Flying Dutchman

  39. Joshua Moore

    Joshua Moore

    Dag geleden

    As a European American, I'd vote for this guy. For whatever, really.

  40. El Mundo Suave

    El Mundo Suave

    Dag geleden

    Woah, wait, hold the phone. Didn't Alexander Bell simply patent the telephone, not invent it?

  41. Exterioris-vallem


    Dag geleden

    11% overrule everyone else. Democracy??

  42. HinduHillbilly


    Dag geleden

    My great grandfather used to drink his coffee out of his saucer like that. But he didn't lap at it like a cat; he tilted the saucer and drank the coffee over the edge. As kid I thought it was odd but then he had the excuse of being born in 1876. And he drank his coffee from a saucer until he passed away a few days short of his 103rd birthday..

  43. Jeffrey Gismondo

    Jeffrey Gismondo

    Dag geleden

    Repeal the filibuster

  44. IT'S ME FROM 713

    IT'S ME FROM 713

    Dag geleden

    The fuck is a "cooling saucer"?

  45. j g

    j g

    Dag geleden

    McConnell is the Moron Reaper. Socialism is already in the US, Moron, has been since FDR's day. Social Security, Minimum wage, Medicaid, Pensions, Food Stamps, Commodities subsidies for farmers, Glass-Steagall act to control banksters (repealed in 1997 by Clinton, the citizens' enemy). You think Santa Claus brought all those last Xmas, you scumbag sponger. The Ignorance and mendacity of US "leaders" is appalling. Is this the best the "Greatest country in History" can manage. 3/10. Stay after school, Mitch, behind the wood shed...gonna beat your ass off.

  46. farrenzoroqueez


    Dag geleden

    The only way to have made this more perfect is to have him emerge from the podium but with a pixelated crotch cause he forgot to put his dick back in his pants after pissing.

  47. rom usa

    rom usa

    Dag geleden

    had to show that snake McCain hopefully in hell

  48. Puppet lover

    Puppet lover

    Dag geleden

    I was literally sipping tea from my saucer while watching this segment.😂😂😂😂 It's pretty common in India though

  49. Harald Griefbacon

    Harald Griefbacon

    Dag geleden

    I wish that people would quit making ridiculous claims that the filibuster and Electoral College were created by the founders to protect the interests of the small states (all states were small states in the 18th century). The founders were not psychics who could fortell Wyoming and North Dakota. The EC was created as the only way to get the slave states to ratify the Constitution. The slave states had fewer white people than the free states, and were afraid of being outvoted. Therefore, slaves were counted as 3/5ths of a free man for the purpose of assigning electors, although, of course, slaves couldn't vote.

  50. BrainXTC


    Dag geleden

    Republicans are corrupt.

    • Puppet lover

      Puppet lover

      Dag geleden

      Perfect episode to fall asleep to. Thanks. Finally a new one that works. I'm sick of listening to the beauty pageant one every night. Keep up the good work!

  51. RamCam Media

    RamCam Media

    Dag geleden

    God bless this man John Oliver

  52. Jesse Smith24

    Jesse Smith24

    Dag geleden

    Ya know they called this nation the “Great Experiment” not the great answer or the great result. The founding fathers knew that this nation might fail but it should at least serve as an example for future republics. I would say we should make reforms and make a new nation but then you come to realize, it’s better to go through a safer and painfully slow process rather than a radical revolution and end up having a dictatorship rather than a better new republic. So I say to our youth, don’t do revolutions, you might end up worse than you started with and Trump might be the emperor then, rather get more people enlightened and work to make a more perfect union through amendments and caution reforms. Good luck and God help us we don’t fuck up.

  53. Riley L

    Riley L

    Dag geleden

    You didn't know there were Dutch pirates? Enter Flying Dutchman

  54. Irondog 1026

    Irondog 1026

    Dag geleden

    I appreciate the Kevin Smith reference in this piece 😂

  55. Sod Oscarfono

    Sod Oscarfono

    Dag geleden

    It's totally fucking deplorable that these @LastWeekTonight episodes are now geo-blocked in NZ because SKY TELEVISION has them on NEON, their entirely shite subscription service! I hate having to change my VPN endpoint because some greedy fucktard thinks this practice is acceptable!

  56. tekbarrier


    Dag geleden

    The Founding Fathers looking at what American government has become is like Alexander Graham Bell trying to figure out a damaged iPhone

  57. Piikachu


    Dag geleden

    why does John Oliver look like an olive and olive pit at the same time?

    • I'm Very Angry It's Not Butter

      I'm Very Angry It's Not Butter

      21 uur geleden

      [squints] Hmm... no, I don't see it.

  58. Guan Cho Li

    Guan Cho Li

    Dag geleden

    Like a f***ing cat, I say!

  59. valhoundmom


    Dag geleden

    They would hold a sugar cube between their teeth while they sipped from the saucer...just so you have the complete mental picture.

  60. Rae C.E

    Rae C.E

    Dag geleden

    17:43 watch yellow tie guy