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

Опубликовано: 20 май 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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  • 6 months is normal. 1 year is possible. It's the one field that's always hiring.

  • 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

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • that flash drive shit is true...lol

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • That forever joke is too soon 😭

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

  • What's with USC?

  • You just know all those embarrassing dodgy fucks are Republicans.

  • America is appalling.

  • 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?”

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

  • 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?

  • You know Shawn was fucking those dead women.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • just goes to show, people show no respect to you, even in death.

  • America is more and more 3rd world every day.

  • Looks to left and right. I guess Psyduck and a Shark are coroners

  • “Put some respect on her spleen!” Nice Birdman allusion Mr. Oliver.

  • 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

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

  • Glenn Close killed it.... Spleeen

  • 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)

  • Forever was an amazing show!

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

  • 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 ;)

  • 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.

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • The US is transforming into a third world country

  • #godisgood LOL

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

  • 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.

  • "#godisgood" BURN!

  • 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.

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

  • 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!"

  • 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.

  • That ending, though. Brilliant.

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

  • Just bring in Olivia Moore am I right?