Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Gepubliceerd op 11 mrt. 2019
Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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  • Hahaha.. Johns expressions are pure gold and that robo laugh was some spooky shit..

  • I'd love to have the FCC place hefty fines on all of these telecommunication providers that allows Robocalls access on consumer's landlines and cell phones limitless 24/7. Force them to foot the bill since they use my phone more than I do!!!

  • 13:09 perfect reaction

  • This dude has te biggest nuts of the internet! :D

  • “(Laughs) There is a live person here” is prime uncanny valley **shivers**

  • Uff I'm sorry americans have to deal with this, I can't imagine how annoying these must be. The 30 years I lived in EU, the number of sales calls I received are in the single digits and even those I hated getting ( ´ ▽ ` )

  • Install youmail, set blocking to maximum or non-contacts and don't allow private numbers. Sure, I have to add people to my contacts if I want them to be able to call me, but that is a minor distraction when I meet new people vs the daily distraction of robocalls.

  • o'rielly: Phone: 1-888-225-5322; et al

  • This is not a robo comment. Haha. Bet you didn't know that was a thing....

  • 348 W 57th. Street #301 New York, NY 10019 You don't even have to be autistic to find it..

  • This show always brings up interesting issues, but the host is painfully unfunny.

  • Shit weasels 😂😂😂

  • Got a robo call while watching.

  • Woah! @7:12 That's crazy! My SSN is FUCK SHIT FUCK - COCK TWAT - TAINT JIZZ SHIT COCK! What are the odds?

  • Ajit Pai is such a fucking loser. The type that actually tries to pick up women at the bar with corny dad jokes.

  • What a wasteful episode

  • Oh, there are no words to fully express how much I love that he gave the FCC a big dose of this plague. Way to go, John Oliver! You rock!

  • Please do a piece on the upcoming Indian elections. PLEASE! 🙏

  • Bloody brilliant

  • You are the GREATEST!!! I have thought about doing the same thing to the companies that call me just so I can tie up there lines. But I don't think that works anymore since it's a computer calling you, they can probably have 10,000 calls going at once.

  • I wish I had Thanos' glove and all the infinity stones...i'd throw the moon at Ajit pai's face.

  • I’m Ajit pai I like penis in my mouth yeah

  • "Slang for when magicians shoot heroin" amazing.

  • I'd like the FCC to post the business phone numbers of every scammer that they've ever received a protest for. ;)

  • the hero we need, truly

  • What pisses me off if not that I could get scammed, but when fake companies are calling people who don’t know any better and scamming them into thinking they are going to be deported, arrested for IRS discrepancies, or visa issues. I can’t fathom how many people have been scammed into giving these scammers money, their SSN, or their personal info. Breaks my heart.

  • 13:08

  • Finally something I can watch without throwing up and actually laugh about our current horror show cum reality TV reality ...

  • The FCC must really hate John Oliver XD

  • I can’t be the only person who thinks ajit pai has the face of a simpleton. He looks like a cross eyed cousin fucker.

  • I’m a cantalouper man myself 😉

  • It's crazy, i learn more from John Oliver, a comedian than the news journalist!

  • You should make an episode about the adpocalypse and the NL-tv algorithm

  • love that FFC chairman spin...like any of the O-DUMBbutt guys or gals did any better...and they had 8 whole years of NO one talking shit to them each day

  • Used the wrong finger on that giant hand to press the button.

  • Please tell me they actually did it....

  • Haha pee pee poo poo jokes. Plus he said "fuck"

  • I got three robocalls during this video.

  • Dear john: I get it, America sucks. Go the fuck home!

    • Btw, if Wells Fargo calls you about an unpaid bill... pay the bill deadbeat.

  • So that's how the " I Am Not a Robot" popup works. Never realized how effective it was.

  • John Oliver: "Can you just say: 'I am not a dingo'? It would really mean a lot to me." Tom Wheeler: (laughs) "I am a real person!"

  • 2:05, didn't know that NBC's phone screens stayed when they were faking a robocall?

  • Omg that was an amazing ending! youre an american hero :)

  • I found the address😂😂

  • I was robocalled while watching this video. smh

  • is this only a US thing? ive never gotten one idk

  • Please do another segment on China! In California our housing is becoming completely unaffordable because Chinese buyers want to own 3 homes each and buy here as investment and don’t even occupy. It creates a bubble and empty ghost neighborhoods. Your show does the best in deep hilarious analysis, with action orientated viewers. Please help California so our cities aren’t all ghost unoccupied homes owned by Chinese investors!!!

  • The funniest part is 50% of the Robo-calls I get in NEW YORK CITY of all places are from Donald Trump’s administration...

  • Did he just have the nerve to paraphrase President Kennedy to make his point

  • Wait, could we go back and talk more about the watermeloning thing

  • John Oliver and that whole staff (writers, producers, and directors) have special pants to hold their massive balls... In fact the women have reinforced ones because this could all be career suicide if this show every pisses off the wrong person or company, even maybe just go to far on one stunt. I can imagine a woman after that struggling more to find employment within that industry. There aren't very many women in that industry let alone in place of power... But I love all of these things that are done to show or huge lack of oversight, inequalities, and general laziness within our over bureaucratic system. They don't just use this platform to talk about things. They go out develop a cause to get behind and slowly but surely build a base and attack. During that attack the base share and spread this thought or belief, through this is gains attention and support from a much larger population and once that train starts it doesn't stop until it is given the correct attention and recognition.

  • Wouldn’t it have been delicious if the phone numbers for those FCC commissioners were displayed on air? I think we could have broken their phones! The “goober” reference to Ajit Pai is priceless! Oliver’s correct in saying that the American public will elect almost any type of lowlife (such as the most recent holder of the title of president), but a goober? No way. Thanks, Mr. Oliver, I needed this.

  • Got a robocall in the middle of this video

  • LOL!! hell yes!

  • a) Robot lady at 10:33 has a nice laugh b) Why *did* she refuse to say she wasn't a robot?

  • So the free call blocking system that USA don't have (according to Oliver), is that the same as India's DND service? Cuz I just activated it on my numbers and automated calls of "hellooooo I'm calling from the bank" and "bhaijaan Salman ki latest filmi gaane suniye" have vanished. Can someone clarify if these are the same kind of system?

  • my friend starting watching this guy with his girlfriend, now he's an insufferable tool who over quotes these statistics, he speaks with such douche overtones it's getting to be intolerable to be around him , he tries to pass this shit off as his thought, hes so much smarter and more progressive than everyone else lol

  • 11:36 is the actual law in Germany. I have to give consent to get called by companies, unless the call is really to solve an actual issue (like a missed payment or they send me something and it got returned with "address unknown"). And even if i gave consent, one single "Stop calling me please" is enough that they are not allowed to do so in the future.

  • Wells Fargo are criminals

  • Not living in the US: Ive literally never heard about this. Sounds fucked up

  • nl-tv.com/tv/video-b51VPpMwWdI.html

  • That's so disturbing!

  • Idjit Pai's such a transparent mealy mouthed lil shit weasel who I've no doubt would sell his own grandma if the price was right. I'm betting it wouldn't even be triple digits.

  • If there's one thing I can agree with John with, it's that Ajit Pai is a goober.

  • Tell your love ones to get the app hiya it is free and it works for scams god bless

  • "What's the point of calling someone 20 times a day?" - it's like texting my lover 20 times in a row, out of desperation for a booty call.

  • Should've used this for the bagpipe music: nl-tv.com/tv/video-awfKesorGyo.html

  • Omg..I LOVE JOHN!!😮😮😮😘😘😘😊😮😮

  • LMAO, dat ending

  • So you mean to say my social security was not hacked? And I did not have to give them $5000. And Ajit got a cut in it? O! Darn Oliver, why did you not tell me that sooner? And what about all the Hilton free bookings I got? Nooooooo!

  • I Love John So Much

  • for some reason giant body parts give me nightmares, but otherwise great show!

  • It should be said that I have no fucking idea how to mail things. No joke, im in high school and i've never had to mail anything in my life. how tf

  • I got a robocall while watching this

  • 16:56 the address is 348 W 57th Street, #301 New York, NY 10019. You're welcome.

  • Remember in the Corporate Consolidation bit (nl-tv.com/tv/video-00wQYmvfhn4.html) where you said that pressing a button on TV is dangerous, because you could put anything underneath/in response to it? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  • He’s now a national hero😂

  • I f@#$ing love that guy!

  • 348 W. 57th Street, #301, New York, NY 10019

  • I get calls to get an extended warranty for my vehicle.... I drive a old beat up 1968 Ford pickup. Sounds great to me!!

  • John Oliver is an American GEM!

  • I was very excited to get a call saying that my bank could lower my mortgage payment. Except for the fact I’m in middle school.

  • I get so many of these that I don't answer numbers I don't know. I've missed actual calls before because I won't answer if I don't recognize a number or the location it is from. It's always "Katie on a recorded line" or something about my Medicare health benefits that I don't have. I'm on the Do Not Call list and it doesn't matter. I also get calls from spoofed numbers usually with the same first three digits. Called back a couple of times. One lady cursed me out, called me a bitch and hung up. Another was really understanding and I explained that someone probably spoofed her number because she hadn't actually called.

  • That dance he does while he says Johnny acting up again at 7:50 kills me

  • Literally got one watching this

  • I got a robocall while watching this.

  • If you simply made every caller pay a nickel to every person called, non-targeted calls would be dramatically reduced. White lists could be institute so you didn't have to pay your mother to call... likewise businesses could opt out.

  • CRYSIS much nl-tv.com/tv/video-2QuphwIuL48.html

  • Haha it's the current year guy!

  • Ajit Pai's face. Oh my god. It literally spells 'PUNCH ME WITH THE POWER OF A THOUSAND SUNS'

  • Dude, you can buy stamps online and they'll be delivered to your house. If you didn't buy some of the Mr. Rogers stamps, shame on you.

  • I literally started crying laughing so hard!! John's face after the robot call with the reporter had me dying!!!LMAO!

  • One of my favorite episodes!! Maybe it should have been a middle finger!!

  • My girlfriend's brother got a robocall telling him that she and I had been abducted threatening to kill us.

  • America needs more people with John Oliver’s balls and ability to not gaf

  • Wasn't Tom Wheeler the original Wolf in the Henhouse on this show?

    • He is a dingo. Well, not anymore since he doesn't work there anymore but just the same...

  • Tip: If you get a robocall, try pressing 2 on the keypad. I did that to all the ones I was getting and they have let up quite a bit

  • If you have T-mobile and type in #662# it will automatically block calls that would show up as "Scam Likely". It isn't perfect but it helps. Oh and it's free.

  • The guy asking if the caller was a robot was real aggrivating because I've worked in a lot of call centers and have had a lot of people assume I'm a robot. Normally I just laugh it off and assume that just means I sound professional but let me tell you it gets real aggrivating when someone won't drop it.

  • This is why I don’t answer numbers not in my contacts