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

  • Publicado el 20 may 2019
  • 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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Comentarios • 5 886

  • james88
    james88 Hace un día

    USA truly is the best country ever

  • Fleurs Sv
    Fleurs Sv Hace un día

    Lmao the USC line

  • h7opolo
    h7opolo Hace un día

    people with authority are scum. they abuse their power for personal gain.

  • h7opolo
    h7opolo Hace un día

  • Tanu Hudson
    Tanu Hudson Hace un día

    Searched how to become a coroner in Australia because I have a health-related degree thought would be a good job. You need to be a Magistrate Judge and most have a double degree in the topic. Should probably go to America

  • gretchen baker
    gretchen baker Hace un día

    He’s got to keep them warm

  • gretchen baker
    gretchen baker Hace un día

    I almost became Angelia Jolie

  • EFantasic
    EFantasic Hace un día

    Huh. I'm a little ashamed I thought coroners where medicaal doctors. 😦

  • Sushant Saklani
    Sushant Saklani Hace un día


  • emily young
    emily young Hace un día

    squirt is delicious

  • moonmoonbirdcpt
    moonmoonbirdcpt Hace 2 días

    I only have TREE-FIFY

  • a d
    a d Hace 2 días

    trump 2020

  • Poker Face
    Poker Face Hace 2 días

    9:30 poor Dr. Harlan. His dog ate the body's spleen and kidney, while the cat got his tongue!

  • Benda Allan
    Benda Allan Hace 2 días

    I like to get high to this

  • Anaphriel
    Anaphriel Hace 2 días

    I had my heard set on being a forensic pathologist when I finally decided to up and go to college. Then, spent some time looking at the roadmap. Almost 12 years of schooling. So, I got my Journalism degree instead...shit, me and John have a lot in common.

  • Ankou
    Ankou Hace 2 días +2

    jon should do a video on chiropractic

  • Sam Sipe
    Sam Sipe Hace 2 días

    Dont come at squirt

  • Inmate Harley
    Inmate Harley Hace 2 días

    I live in the UK and this is literally my dream job. I can only hope they're better about it over here

    • Inmate Harley
      Inmate Harley Hace 2 días

      @Mark Walker Little bit.. more geek tbf

    • Mark Walker
      Mark Walker Hace 2 días +1

      Jessica Chubb your dream job? You must be a bit of a goth!

  • Joy Augustina Petinrin
    Joy Augustina Petinrin Hace 2 días

    5:30 those romantic stories about the small town sheriff also being the ME now makes sense!

  • Scribonius Thursday
    Scribonius Thursday Hace 3 días +1

    What does "almost became a doctor" _mean_ if you didn't at least flunk out of medical school? hahahaha

  • Scribonius Thursday
    Scribonius Thursday Hace 3 días

    Even 1,000 wouldn't seem like enough for over 300,000,000 people. There are 10,000 working philosophers associated with an academic body in the US. _Philosophers._

  • MarkEdwardRom
    MarkEdwardRom Hace 3 días +1


  • Dean
    Dean Hace 3 días

    love this guy! =D

  • virusguy5611
    virusguy5611 Hace 3 días

    So... who immediately googled Hugh Grant's name to make sure John wasn't just making things up?

    And then promptly had a laugh?

  • Jacqueline White
    Jacqueline White Hace 3 días

    If you read novels by Kathy Reichs or Patrica Cornwell you will know that coroners are elected and can be anybody, it’s pretty scary.

  • Ryan T
    Ryan T Hace 3 días

    Looks like another problem related to too many people and not enough money spread around. I guess that makes the solutions being spread more money around somehow, or having people just die and do less to prevent that? I guess we know what the decision was.

    OWLofATHENS Hace 3 días +1

    America is a joke of a country

  • Nick Lamb
    Nick Lamb Hace 3 días +1

    One reason to have coroners, by the way, is to separate out the problem of "Why did this person die and what should we do about that?" from the question a forensic pathologist is best equipped to answer which is "How did this person die?". For example the answer to the second question might be "They were crushed to death when a cement truck fell on top of the railway train they were travelling in". That's interesting, thanks Ms Forensic Pathologist, but now I want other answers your medical knowledge isn't relevant to. A coroner, like a judge (so let's hire _lawyers_ to do this job) can hold a court and have witnesses talk about the events surrounding the death and come to conclusions like "Hey, we should have a rule that says a road bridge over the railway needs proper walls not a stupid wooden fence".
    The UK has coroners, but it also has forensic pathologists to tell the coroner how people died.

    • MK Piatkowski
      MK Piatkowski Hace un día

      I think Canada runs on the same system.

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    Hey John you thank you know I know this is an important story to but maybe you could talk about 9/11 Justice, the Society of Jesus in America and abroad and maybe the illegal Central Banking Mafia? Maybe we could tie the thoughts to the Federal Reserve illegal Central Bank in America? Could you talk about the definition of fascism? And how our USA / Vatican foot fits right in the shoe? Think you could mention about how fascism all comes from the Vatican and the royal families of the Vatican which is the Society of Jesus from which all tribulation on Earth is man-made? Hey are you controlled opposition also? let's connect the dots please throughout the stories because Armageddon is coming fast at the hands of the Jesuits , and we're out of time and Jimmy Dore blocked me from his live chat room so he's controlled opposition also! Here in America we need one celebrity to stand up and show us they're not indoctrinated and use the proper terminology. Have you noticed no one has not even Jon Stewart to an empty Congress? I'd have been all over that. Which one of our candidates I mean the Dems of course... Maybe they're not your candidate I won't assume. You know Jesuit Stephen Colbert and all that controlled opposition crap. Anyway which one of our Democratic candidates of the whole grotesque lot is banging their fist on the table every day for 9/11 Justice and to expose the Jesuits as the source fascist regime here? What's that I hear crickets? it's up to us! Remember the Carnation revolution in Portugal 1974 they expelled fascism without a shot fired, by raising Collective Consciousness to a critical mass. The parallels are perfect and this is our time! Get with it or be condemned as controlled opposition amusement. Bread & circus for a coward and lazy citizenry. Oh yeah then there's the woefully willfully ignorant root of all evil Jesuits, almost left them out.

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    Thank you thank you thank you for connecting the link to the life insurance people. More f****** Jesuits. What would prevent life insurance agencies from buying these Corners to give them a certain amount of suicides especially if the policies are big?

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    Shawn Parcells looks like an obvious Jesuit assassin. Did you find a Guy Fawkes mask anywhere? You know Guy Fawkes was a Jesuit assassin also and he was probably a coroner since he founded the Spanish Inquisition? Abraham Lincoln warned us and the Jesuits are goofy and they are here and they are in control and we need to get the country back at all levels thank you for showing the dirty underworld of the Jesuit coroner

  • Caniche Enrage
    Caniche Enrage Hace 3 días

    In France, we have had a corps of civil servant doctors specialised in "legal medicine" working in close cooperation with the judiciary since the 1600s. Of course, for that, as for public transports, healthcare and so on we have to "suffer" imposition, or as you'd call it, "theft".

    • Poker Face
      Poker Face Hace 2 días

      What do you mean imposition and theft

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    Abraham Lincoln tried to warn us about the Jesuits Google and read what he wrote and he wasn't afraid to call them out by name. Seriously people it's time to clean house and the election is not going to be the answer. Remember the Carnation revolution in Portugal 1974. They expelled fascism and the stupid Goofy. Jesuits like these.

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    These people are all Jesuits lying their asses off that's what they do

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    So if your number comes up with the Society of Jesus you can be sure that there won't be a good autopsy. No justice besides being dead

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    Now I know why I don't bother with hairdressers! Creepy

  • William MARDER
    William MARDER Hace 3 días

    Welcome to America, the vatican's death and Corruption machine.

  • Paul Sorensen
    Paul Sorensen Hace 3 días


  • Christopher Freeman
    Christopher Freeman Hace 3 días

    "Playing dead" is a perfect triple entendre

  • Roland Berger
    Roland Berger Hace 3 días

    9:25 did he just say "2020 Interview"? I thought the guy would run for president :D :D

  • WhichDoctor1
    WhichDoctor1 Hace 3 días

    What is it with the USA and electing random people to positions that require training, qualifications and impartiality? You elect judges, sheriffs, medical examiners, probably a bunch of other things I haven't even heard of. I know you're all "America = democracy" but you have to draw a line somewhere.

  • Gilly Mac
    Gilly Mac Hace 3 días

    "That is, quite frankly, too spooky." 😆

  • Monty Parata
    Monty Parata Hace 3 días +18

    Always wondered where my dog runs off to... turns out he's an Arkansas coroner.

  • Omar Alor
    Omar Alor Hace 4 días

    This show is kind of like Adam Ruins Everything.

  • Caitlin Jrerve
    Caitlin Jrerve Hace 4 días

    Glenn Close!!!!!

  • Riasat202
    Riasat202 Hace 4 días +1

    Sigh... the US is one depressing cesspool!

  • TheRedRaccoonDog
    TheRedRaccoonDog Hace 4 días +3

    Why are coroners elected? WHY?!

  • Gareth Elmslie
    Gareth Elmslie Hace 4 días

    @giraffeneckmark usc roast

  • Alexander Bouraad
    Alexander Bouraad Hace 4 días +1

    Lots of people use their middle name instead of first name, actually. Famous people too. Brad Pitt is actually WILLIAM Brad Pitt. Ashton Kutcher is actually CHRIS Ashton Kutcher. The middle name just sounds better than the first name.

  • DeMause
    DeMause Hace 4 días +4

    I think that is him suppressing a smirk at 9:43

  • Luna Emerson
    Luna Emerson Hace 4 días +3

    How does it get so bad? In Canada we have coroners, and you don't need to be a physician neccessarily, but at the very least you need to attend university and take courses in embalming, examination and biology and complete a program in order to be qualified.

  • Illyia Svara
    Illyia Svara Hace 4 días +1

    Ah the USA the only place that pretends to be developed and free but is quite honestly one of the least free and least developed countries.

  • Asch Hast
    Asch Hast Hace 4 días

    John Oliver sucks. Biggest cuck ever.

  • poida66
    poida66 Hace 4 días +8

    I seem to say this every time I watch a Last Week Tonight video, but I’ll say it again. Why is America completely incompetent at everything?

  • Finwaell
    Finwaell Hace 4 días +11

    "Greatest country on earth" indeed😂

    • TheFleeingPhoenix
      TheFleeingPhoenix Hace un día

      @A literal flap of cheese I agree on both points and am pleasantly surprised to find you so reasonable after such a malicious opening comment. I did not mean "they do it too" as an excuse, just reality and context. Evils unseen are incurable. Discussions like this are a sign of a healthy nation, not the opposite.

    • A literal flap of cheese
      A literal flap of cheese Hace un día

      @TheFleeingPhoenix If the improvement actually happens, that is.
      "They also do it" is not an excuse.

    • TheFleeingPhoenix
      TheFleeingPhoenix Hace 2 días

      Are you really so naive that you think these things don't happen elsewhere? There's no coroner's dungeon in Russia? The difference is that we self-assess and improve. Indeed we are the greatest.

  • Mad Mar
    Mad Mar Hace 4 días +83

    Old Guy: There is no way to tell how he died.
    Me: Personally, my money's on 'burned in a car behind a police station'

    • Mad Mar
      Mad Mar Hace un día

      @Mentally Awakened This is from the video.

    • Mentally Awakened
      Mentally Awakened Hace un día

      (Is that a reference to a bad death I should be researching?)

  • Craig Lopresto
    Craig Lopresto Hace 4 días +1

    Fun fact!! The only person who can arrest a Georgia Sheriff is the coroner....this goes for many other states as well. How does that make any fucking sense?!

  • Ed Ireland
    Ed Ireland Hace 4 días

    Forever had so much potential and it got axed :(

  • Anton van Boxtel
    Anton van Boxtel Hace 4 días +1

    So, wait... The ingredients "Glenn Close" and "dogs" were available, and no references to 101 Dalmatians?

  • Amber Kelly
    Amber Kelly Hace 4 días

    Law enforcement and forensic/medical positions should never be allowed by an amateur. There are thousands of cases all over America of murders, missing persons and other crimes that are completely solvable but have been screwed over again and again by sloppy investigations. That comes as no surprise when you can vote a member of the public to be your sheriff and your coroner. It’s a joke. It’s the sort of thing you expect in a third world country not one of the richest most powerful places in the world. This should be a huge issue with Americans

  • BelieveInMatter
    BelieveInMatter Hace 4 días +11

    I really liked Forever haha, it was a pretty good show

  • Kelp Farming
    Kelp Farming Hace 5 días

    This limey DODGES TAXES on his New York Mansion apartment...and now lectures about QUOTAS for Female Equality? Pathetic

  • ZT1ST
    ZT1ST Hace 5 días +2

    Given the reference to Game of Thrones, I kind of wished they had Sean Bean do the "We need good death investigation fundings".

    Something like:

    Sean Bean: "Look; we're all going to die at some point in life - hopefully later than soon. And when that happens, we need people to look at the body and determine the cause of death.

    Now, I die in a lot of films, as you may know, so I would formally like to ask that if I die, I do not get sent to a guy who was *almost* a neurosurgeon who does contracting out, and find out that my death certificate was mixed up with one of my movie deaths.

    You know, like gun shots being mixed up with the many arrow wounds as Boromir.

    Or the multiple times I died as double-o six.

    Or that German soldier who got stabbed with a rifle in War Requiem.

    Or that time I got pushed off a cliff by cows.

    Or have the death certificate say I didn't die because they mixed me up with Odysseus.

    The point is, if there comes I time where I die in real life, we need good death investigators with actual valid doctor credentials, and we need them for everyone."

    I mean, I know Ned Stark's been dead seven seasons now, but it would've made an interesting callback.

  • Captain Phoenix
    Captain Phoenix Hace 5 días +2

    New John Oliver video! I liked before I even watched it.

  • Megan Cutler
    Megan Cutler Hace 5 días +9

    It seems absolutely insane to me that anyone in this field could be elected into that position.

  • Stewy
    Stewy Hace 5 días +9

    Parcell looks like the antagonist from the first season of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

  • vaevictusdeus
    vaevictusdeus Hace 5 días +1

    Shawn Parcellys(...Parcelease, Parceloochi?) looks, and fucking SOUNDS, like a lost Bruce McCulloch sketch from Kids in the Hall come to life. How the fuck is he real? It's like Jiminy Cricket got wasted and granted a "real boy" wish on an old gym bag full of sweaty tracksuits, axe body spray, and a 7-11 ham sandwich.

  • Juwangsang
    Juwangsang Hace 5 días

    There is a reason why grant dont go by mongo, and his name is hough mongous

  • Poppy Kneegrow
    Poppy Kneegrow Hace 5 días

    We need 🦆y

  • Allison Hart
    Allison Hart Hace 6 días +1

    0:43 I immediately recognized his voice as The Inquisitor from Dragon Age: Inquisition...only to find out i was totally wrong. wtf

  • TheStigma
    TheStigma Hace 6 días +1

    Dr. Harlon at that moment (inside his own head):
    "If you don't shut your mouth boy, I'mma eat your spleen too..."
    Goddamn, that was more chilling than Hannibal - and the guy is real and at large. The US is one seriously fucked up place...

  • manwiththestar
    manwiththestar Hace 7 días

    2:14 "dick in a box" assuming gender, transphobia, santaphobia, hate speech?

  • Minitaur
    Minitaur Hace 7 días +4

    Coroners make anywhere from 48k and 72k... might need to rethink my career choices.

  • Carter Rendon
    Carter Rendon Hace 7 días +1

    *whispers* Caitlin Doughty

  • Marik Ishtar
    Marik Ishtar Hace 7 días

    no one has that any more

  • henry turner
    henry turner Hace 7 días

    Surgeon General should make decisions. Mediacal doctors give opinion so if that's all I'm getting I need it from Chief Executive official.

  • x1101126
    x1101126 Hace 7 días

    Really? Is that all true? I really can't believe it.

  • maithili pokle
    maithili pokle Hace 7 días

    Hey can I get an email id to contact your show? I don't want to write what I want to write over here or on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Adam Kidwell
    Adam Kidwell Hace 8 días

    $3.75 per capita is $1,227,000,000 dollars...

  • drmadjdsadjadi
    drmadjdsadjadi Hace 8 días

    By definition, a degree from USC must be worth something (in fact, it must be worth quite a lot). If that were not the case, people would not have paid so much to try to get it through illegal means.

  • Caroline W
    Caroline W Hace 8 días

    9 months for a death certificate in LA county 🤯

  • StoreWTF
    StoreWTF Hace 8 días

    Taxes are for businesses to pay the “easy to not be part of life, when you’re not a business

  • josh656
    josh656 Hace 8 días

    If you want to know the meaning of horrific death investigations, look up Japanese Unit 731.

  • Ali Elamin
    Ali Elamin Hace 9 días

    lol USC got fleeced 😂😂😂

  • niller
    niller Hace 9 días

    Only in america...

  • Nicole Bush
    Nicole Bush Hace 9 días

    My dad died 7 months ago and I never realized how much we needed his death certificate. Anything that pertained to my dad, we had to whip out his death certificate. Utilities, mortgage, car insurance, cellphone, life insurance, pension, social security... the faster you get it, the sooner everything runs smoother for an easier grieving process. I couldnt imagine waiting 6 months for a death certificate. :(

  • InformationIsTheEdge
    InformationIsTheEdge Hace 10 días +1

    I was almost a Samurai, almost a Pirate and almost a Ninja all at the same time! I could have settled a LOT of bets.

  • InformationIsTheEdge
    InformationIsTheEdge Hace 10 días +1

    Glenn Close AND Tracy Morgan in the same episode! John Oliver is coming up in the world!

  • Danny Big D
    Danny Big D Hace 10 días

    Listening to some that are SO far left and about to fall over. Its not different then those that ONLY listen to Fox. You watched for over 2 years about pres Trump and RUSSIA.. then oops ALL of that was lie. John here we can play past clips and find he out right LIED..and its OK! Now.. we have impeach... ok great.. if Trump did something GET HIM! But what crime?.. you know what trump is covering up.... ok covering up what? You know.. hes covering up pffft We listen to a DEM for two years had PROOF TRUMP AND RUSSIA. DEM's.. out right lied and.. its OK! Wait till Trump wins 2020.. IMPEACH PART 2.

    Am I the only one that LISTENED to what the DEMS were going to do if they won the house? They've done nothing and its OK! We hear a leading DEM say "he should be in prison".. great.. for what?

    Here you are making sure that COP JUDGE looks at YOU as innocent 1st. Yet Pres Trump.. we dont. We find Obama year ago said "Americas dream is to be like Trump"..strange how that never got talked about much haha

  • Callthemonster
    Callthemonster Hace 10 días +1

    This makes me sick. I am from Kansas City, MO and I even almost went to the same college as that moron. I have had relatives and friends that have died there. I cannot believe they allow these conditions.

  • Anssi_Ilari
    Anssi_Ilari Hace 10 días +1

    What 3rd world nation was this from?

    • Anssi_Ilari
      Anssi_Ilari Hace un día +1

      @Poker Face well after watching this i think anyone who has a freezer might have a better forensic lab. But US also has the best in the world, there's just not enough of them. there was this murder case in Finland some years ago where they sent 112 (911) call to the FBI for analyzis cause it was such an important case and US has the best audio tech in western world, that's what they said on the news at least. Well it didn't work out that well, innocent woman was sent to prison for 2 years and was later set free and the murderer is still free.

    • Poker Face
      Poker Face Hace 2 días

      The funny thing is many 3rd world nations are much better as far as the availability of forensic pathologists and labs

  • Brotherhood of Steel
    Brotherhood of Steel Hace 10 días +1

    14:27 That lady has an ass for days.

  • Cathryn Petryk
    Cathryn Petryk Hace 11 días

    2020 technology shall regress to the technology if 2010, except for the ability to send interviews back in time to Last Week Tonight

  • D
    D Hace 11 días

    Ducky!!! Wassup man.

  • Vincent Ciccone
    Vincent Ciccone Hace 12 días

    Most county funds, (75%) go to government workers, worthless lazy government workers.

  • Caroline Morris
    Caroline Morris Hace 13 días

    I am in the wrong line of work. I can make more in something completely unrelated to my job and get a good job doing something I am totally unqualified for. It's like a bankrupt casino owner thinking he can be president.

  • casey clark
    casey clark Hace 13 días

    I need a judge to say who's to say if they did it or not🙄

  • Anita Leary
    Anita Leary Hace 13 días

    OMG, this is scary.

  • EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 Hace 13 días +18

    "Look to your left, and look to your right, those people can be, and ARE, coroners in Arkansas."

    So a lamp and a bookbag, the world is a strange one.

    • Cgi Dude
      Cgi Dude Hace 2 días

      That state produced Sarah Huckasanders, so no huge surprise I guess 😐

    • Some One
      Some One Hace 7 días +1

      They're as, if not more, eligible as real people.

  • A Serr
    A Serr Hace 13 días

    My grandmother died 5 weeks ago and we are still waiting on the death certificate. America