Death Investigations: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.
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  • i think epstein had help faking his death and escaping!

    Lisa Marie BarkerLisa Marie Barker4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't think it was the dog.

    Victor OrtizVictor Ortiz2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 👀👀 that reporter got a ass on her fr Also...I'd sooo bang tf out of glen close👅👅🤫

    Reginald McFappington EsquireReginald McFappington Esquire2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now I can’t stop thinking about iZombie.

    AnnMarie KerrAnnMarie Kerr3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can say a degree from usc doesn’t mean anything but they still are one of the top 20 schools in the country, top 10 business schools in the world, and top 10 among ivies in producing Americans with net worths of at least 1 million. I get it, people scammed, it’s hilarious, but if you wanna check that it’s a real school, just apply. Most people get rejected and it’s acceptance rate is around 16%. These jokes are so tired and annoying because 98% of the kids there are insanely hard working. Maybe 2% used money and alumni to get there, but there’s a reason it’s ranked so high every year.

    Brooke W.Brooke W.4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think you should be fair and acknowledge that most people wouldn’t pay this, unless it’s done through sales tax. So, how much would it cost the average person WHO WOULD pay this? $20?

    MetzyMetzy5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pretty messed up and insensitive to say, "all it takes is 3.75. Who doesnt have 3.75?" Not everyone has money for things like this, even as little as 3.75. As an example, for years every day my neighbor was always asking me 3.50. Every. Single. Day. And one day I had some extra cash and I thought to myself, "you know what I can finally help my neighbor out." Then I realized he was a giant prehistoric water lizard in a red wig. That god damn lochness monster has been hounding me for tree fiddy for years! He doesnt have 3.75 for this.

    whiteninja 1024whiteninja 10245 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The coroner in my local district was well-known to be an alcoholic in legal circles.

    Zappa WenchZappa Wench5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6 months is normal. 1 year is possible. It's the one field that's always hiring.

    noahnoah7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought he was going to talk about the company that offered to perform autopsy on the body of an old woman, but instead she was sold to the military to be used for explosives testing. Investigators found other horrors when searching the place, including a corpse of a woman hanging on the wall for "decoration" and a body of a large man that had its head cut off and replaced with the head of a small woman. I'm not joking, this actualy happened. The company charged money for its "services" as well

    Exantius EExantius E9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is absolutely my ideal career. I'm in second year med school, but the student debt problem in this country might keep many of us from our dreams. Many others, like me, are over 1,000,000 in debt and when it comes to residency searching we may have to choose rural med for some sort of repayment plan. It sucks. It really does. @LastWeekTonight solve our education system too? K thanks :)

    Emily JonesEmily Jones10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1. It is important to remember, especially as an audience member of a show that brings to light the dysfunction in our society, that our society on the whole is one of the most functional societies on the planet. Don't feel too cynical. 2. Having said that, there is always a need to bring to light dysfunction, and that's where this show exists. Just remember that it isn't all dysfunction, in fact it mostly functions.

    Anil PalanAnil Palan10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • that flash drive shit is

    Malcolm AntonioMalcolm Antonio12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dead people can't pay taxes. Therefore no one cares in the government about the dead.

    Inalienable RightsInalienable Rights12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "To you this is much more than a piece of paper?" SMACKS THE PAPER WITH A PEN LIKE SHE WANTS TO STAB IT THROUGH

    Michael-Paul ThompsonMichael-Paul Thompson12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • While I ordinarily agree with what John says on the show, I think the coroner who was interviewed about the burned out car had a somewhat valid point. I'm going to do some more research to see where the coroner's responsibility is supposed to start and stop in the process but I think it's a problem that we ridicule that statement - "there's no way to say". To me, it sounds like what he's saying is, yes, if you consider all the evidence - where the car was in relation to the police station, possibly whether the car was tampered with or accelerants were used (don't know the case, just an example) then you can form a picture overall as to whether something is a crime or not. But that shouldn't be his job as a criminal investigator - it should be to examine the body and determine a cause of death - in this case, was it the fire, or was the body already dead when the car burned? Why did the car burn? Was it an accident? A faulty car? A homicide? An investigation will have to be done and I am not saying that it shouldn't - and it's wrong that the whole decision as to whether that happens or not is based on the cause of death the coroner identifies. But that doesn't change the fact that I think the coroner is correct to say that he cannot and should not be making any of those decisions based on the evidence he can see an examine: the corpse. Anything else would be nothing more than speculation.

    Alex GallegosAlex Gallegos13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Glenn Close and Tracy Morgan...Add Meryl Streep and you'd have a Trifecta!

    WeedWhacker2010WeedWhacker201015 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That forever joke is too soon 😭

    magnus nielsenmagnus nielsen15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As a fan of Daniel O’Brien I can totally hear his writing in this and I love it.

    Caitlyn FordCaitlyn Ford17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's with USC?

    Theodore ManthovaniTheodore Manthovani17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You just know all those embarrassing dodgy fucks are Republicans.

    Nobby BarnesNobby Barnes17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • America is appalling.

    Nobby BarnesNobby Barnes17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10:00 “What would you do if the person your interviewing for negligence of a corpse just stops talking and stares at you with out so much as a peep?”

    RaringYapper14RaringYapper1417 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ed Sheeran has a better story than Bran the useless.

    She FainShe Fain18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who else sees John Merrick in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man" as an analogy for mental illness? Perhaps, the illness is of the undiagnosed nature, not necessarily schizophrenia but a misrepresented psychopathy, or even one of a contagious sort. Who else thinks there is a Vasilius running body parts for Renaissance pharmacy on the black market?

    FranzmusAusus PuffgrinkerFranzmusAusus Puffgrinker19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know Shawn was fucking those dead women.

    End-GamerEnd-Gamer19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this is one of my favorite episodes. i showed it to my friend while we were high and we binged half of your show while stoned as fuck.

    Isabel KalestiantzIsabel Kalestiantz20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As horrifying as it is, that clip of Charles Harlan being questioned about a dog eating a spleen just kills me. I'm 98 percent sure the interviewer was in danger of being eaten alive

    Corey WeltonCorey Welton21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not American, but I really do appreciate the topics John Oliver and his show sheds some light on and my conclusion is that the USA has some serious issues about a lot of important matters.

    Daniel SvendsenDaniel Svendsen22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's my dick in a box!🎶 - Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake.

    Rutwik sakhareRutwik sakhare22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • just goes to show, people show no respect to you, even in death.

    Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • America is more and more 3rd world every day.

    jimmy wranglesjimmy wrangles28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looks to left and right. I guess Psyduck and a Shark are coroners

    Happy Abby ArtsHappy Abby Arts29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “Put some respect on her spleen!” Nice Birdman allusion Mr. Oliver.

    Dalton GraggDalton Gragg29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • being angry at Donald trump saying things in a truck is like being angry that the popcorn doesn't taste good from the dumpster fire behind the grocery store

    Lenny the burgerLenny the burgerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Good Ol' Boys. Eeewwwwww! At least they don't talk much, or at all.

    FO BigglesFO Bigglesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Glenn Close killed it.... Spleeen

    Prasanna SurangePrasanna Surangeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The fuck is wrong with the USA. In Greece to become a coroner you have to finish med school and then have 3 years of "residency" on being a coroner. And then you become one, and you get paid more than doctors, who have been residents for more years (4-6 unlike coroners)

    Idontknow WhoIamIdontknow WhoIamหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Forever was an amazing show!

  • _A death certificate isn't like a degree from USC. It actually means something._ OUCH.

    Chien YangChien Yangหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The more I watch these, the more I realize that EVERYTHING is f@#$%

  • NRA should pay for all autopsy' in the hole country. If We believe in the blasferml of saying " trusting in God", when it is guns and killings and preachers, who makes God's seeds for sale in a greedy capitalism, that is destroying, my sweet America. .Thank you for Your enlightening & amusing show. May our Lord bless you & yours ;)

    WeirdWild WeedWeirdWild Weedหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Terrifying episode. Almost unbelievable. I was born in a third world country, and the way this is handled there is different. In natural deaths medical doctors sign the death certificate after external examination of the body and medical records, if there is indication of violence involved (homicide, suicide, car accident, poisoning, unknown origin) there is a report filed by authorities and autopsy is mandated before the family can get the body for burial or cremation. In big cities the autopsy is performed in by pathologists, and in rural areas it is performed in a section of the public cementery, by one of the medical doctors in town who works for the public hospital. Usually that responsibility is rotated or assigned to the newest one in the mandatory Social Service Year. And because it is expected from them all the MD's, they had spent at least six months from the whole career devoted to what is called Medicina Legal, learning the procedures and skills to determine how a person died.

    Martha HMartha Hหลายเดือนก่อน
  • First rule of working in a lab, no food or drink.

    Bella’s MomBella’s Momหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Ok men, forward to 14:28 and tell me that isn’t the best ass you’ve seen in your life holy shit does ANYONE know this woman’s name,?

  • I imagine that a good many felons might be more than qualified for the job. They’d know the ins and outs... and Ins again of... oh, now I’m getting nauseous, but you get the point.

  • Oh come on, its the bible belt... Low standards of education... Thats too easy of a job for you to poke fun at... do something harder.. Moral of the story. Avoid those states like the plague. If you enjoy low cost of living, its a easy place to retire in; and if you wonder why it has low cost of living...

    koila maohkoila maohหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i swear to god real life is just a motherfucking cartoon with shit writing

    Tucker BowenTucker Bowenหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I live in Georgia and can confirm the coroner is elected. I was shocked when I first learned this. I was far more shocked when I learned that a close family member had actually been a coroner in the past, despite a complete lack of medical training. They're family, but... they really shouldn't have been doing something like that. They've portrayed it as not much more than being someone who had to declare a person dead and what was to be done. Granted, they also had to follow rules about what happened to the body, especially concerning when an autopsy must be performed. They say that they'd been hounded by families wanting the remains of a loved one returned immediately that were enraged when told that the situation required, by nature of the scenario, an autopsy. I'd like to think they did well in the position, but you can't substitute proper training...

  • 18:31 Still better than GOT’s actual ending.

    Zach GoffZach Goffหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I am sorry, but how is USA such a cesspool and yet it's people continually claim that it's the best country in the world?

    Živa SmodišŽiva Smodišหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yes, the subject matter is serious and often appalling, but this is one of LWT's funniest segments, along with Alex Jones and Brexit II. "It. Will be. A Shitshow."

  • America, the richest country in africa.

  • The main take away I took from This is small town southerners are crooked and borderline retarded

    Spencer DicksonSpencer Dicksonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The US is transforming into a third world country

    Ricky BoiiRicky Boiiหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Willy BeamishWilly Beamishหลายเดือนก่อน
  • anyone else notice the guy at 4:00 and 11:18 are the same, despite listing two different positions in two different states?

    Andrew GelmanAndrew Gelmanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • When my little brother died, we knew why- he died in the throes of a status grande mal seizure. But as he was on several experimental meds and his brain damage was the result of a malpractice, he had to have a full autopsy. We got his remains less than 2 weeks later, in time for the funeral, but it was *18 MONTHS* before the autopsy results were released. After hearing the woman’s story of struggling due to not getting life insurance funds in a timely fashion, I wonder if my parents also had to wait and thus pay for those massive hospital bills on their own- I’m betting they did.

    The Crafty CyborgThe Crafty Cyborgหลายเดือนก่อน
  • "#godisgood" BURN!

    Nathan MatusekNathan Matusekหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You should probably feed your dog better dog food or at least "some" dog food so he doesn't eat the organs of people like Hannibal Lecter! Next your dog will demand fava beans!

  • Disappointing economics. Life expectancy is 70+ years. We're looking at $200-$300 per capita over a normal lifetime, to investigate a small fractions of deaths. Not huge, but not insignificant, either.

    Allan StokesAllan Stokesหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Govt spends trillions on making people dead, least they could do is set a bit more aside for peeps after they dead

      Gnome de PlumeGnome de Plumeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I thought he was going to say "moist" not "molest" and it would have been so much better. "Yay! Daddy brought home a new moist!"

    Allan StokesAllan Stokesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • As a fan of the show Forever that joke is one I've made myself :p

  • Hugh Mungo Grant! lol The other person who should definitely publicize his middle name is former special counsel Robert Mueller

  • In our county the coroner is one of the local undertakers. He actually does a surprisingly good job at it.

    Jeff BristowJeff Bristowหลายเดือนก่อน
  • That ending, though. Brilliant.

    SystemsOverSymptoms VisionWithVentureSystemsOverSymptoms VisionWithVentureหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Parcels is clearly mentally challenged. Doesn't excuse anything he's done but that guy is straight-up retarded.

    Jess C.Jess C.หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just bring in Olivia Moore am I right?

    Jadzia LightowlerJadzia Lightowlerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wow. This guy is in Johnson County, KS? And they call us in Wyandotte ghetto?!? I call bullshit...

    Annie JohnsonAnnie Johnsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i think in the American south the system is basically a trailer with a floor-drain in it. Whenever they get a body the Sherif/mayor/treasurer/beet farmer/coroner just goes in there and pins a post-it note to the body that says "some nigger did it".

Death Investigations: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)