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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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May 20, 2019

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Megan Cutler
Megan Cutler Hour ago
It seems absolutely insane to me that anyone in this field could be elected into that position.
Stewy
Stewy 2 hours ago
Parcell looks like the antagonist from the first season of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
vaevictusdeus
vaevictusdeus 3 hours ago
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 5 hours ago
There is a reason why grant dont go by mongo, and his name is hough mongous
Poppy Kneegrow
Poppy Kneegrow 17 hours ago
We need 🦆y
Allison Hart
Allison Hart Day ago
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 Day ago
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
2:14 "dick in a box" assuming gender, transphobia, santaphobia, hate speech?
Minitaur
Minitaur 2 days ago
Coroners make anywhere from 48k and 72k... might need to rethink my career choices.
Carter Rendon
Carter Rendon 2 days ago
*whispers* Caitlin Doughty
Marik Ishtar
Marik Ishtar 2 days ago
no one has that any more
henry turner
henry turner 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Really? Is that all true? I really can't believe it.
maithili pokle
maithili pokle 2 days ago
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.
Reidthebigcheese
maithili pokle no.
Adam Kidwell
Adam Kidwell 3 days ago
$3.75 per capita is $1,227,000,000 dollars...
drmadjdsadjadi
drmadjdsadjadi 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
9 months for a death certificate in LA county 🤯
StoreWTF
StoreWTF 3 days ago
Taxes are for businesses to pay the “easy to not be part of life, when you’re not a business
josh656
josh656 3 days ago
If you want to know the meaning of horrific death investigations, look up Japanese Unit 731.
Ali Elamin
Ali Elamin 3 days ago
lol USC got fleeced 😂😂😂
niller
niller 3 days ago
Only in america...
Nicole Bush
Nicole Bush 4 days ago
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
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
Glenn Close AND Tracy Morgan in the same episode! John Oliver is coming up in the world!
Danny Big D
Danny Big D 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
What 3rd world nation was this from?
Brotherhood of Steel
14:27 That lady has an ass for days.
Cathryn Petryk
Cathryn Petryk 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Ducky!!! Wassup man.
Vincent Ciccone
Vincent Ciccone 6 days ago
Most county funds, (75%) go to government workers, worthless lazy government workers.
Caroline Morris
Caroline Morris 7 days ago
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 8 days ago
I need a judge to say who's to say if they did it or not🙄
Anita Leary
Anita Leary 8 days ago
OMG, this is scary.
EveryThingGirl238
"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.
Some One
Some One 2 days ago
They're as, if not more, eligible as real people.
A Serr
A Serr 8 days ago
My grandmother died 5 weeks ago and we are still waiting on the death certificate. America
Lisa Hart
Lisa Hart 8 days ago
Every time I watch this show, it makes me Crack up while simultaneously pissing me off at the stupidity of the human race... LOL
Natnael Demil
Natnael Demil 9 days ago
A Conservatives, by definition, loves their country. They want to preserve the political, economic and cultural systems that make it what it is. Leftists, by definition, hate their country. They hate the governmental, economic and cultural systems that make it what it is. Leftists are like someone saying they love a person whose appearance, habits and personality they dislike. It makes literally no sense. Oliver looks at a few abuses and excoriates an entire system- one which works well far more than the isolated exceptions he chose to appeal, well, to idiots like you incapable of research or logic. It's the one thing he knows how to do to ve funny. What Oliver knows, being of British birth, is that coroners go back a very long way. What he also knows, being an intelligent if profoundly dishonest man, is that entrenched systems usually are workable if only because they've been in place serving a necesary function a very long time. People simply wouldn't put up with incompetence here past viability
Jason Reed
Jason Reed 9 days ago
Today I learned that my cat on my left, and my cat on my right, are in fact coroners
FireOccator
FireOccator 9 days ago
Is there something in America that isn't fucked?
Tanja Van Abel
Tanja Van Abel 9 days ago
This is the real face of american CSI. No fancy ME labs and evidence labs. The various CSI series probably have more money to through around, than the real ME and evidence labs in the USA.
Victoria Victoria
8:25 more examples of terrorist police slop polluting the world ....
Tenshi NoAkuma
Tenshi NoAkuma 9 days ago
Man I liked forever. Too bad it got canned but atleast it had an ending
Ying D
Ying D 9 days ago
John, can you do an episode about new california free health care for the illegals? How do you spin this far left action?
Matthew Trevett
Matthew Trevett 10 days ago
The funding mentioned at the end of the video works out to roughly $375-$400 per *dead* person per year. Seems like a pretty reasonable amount of funding?
Ted Dernekxis
Ted Dernekxis 10 days ago
Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney
Ted Dernekxis
Ted Dernekxis 10 days ago
Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney
Jan Sitkowski
Jan Sitkowski 10 days ago
Well, O.J. Simpson investigation was botched, exactly because of this problem to be honest...
Jan Sitkowski
Jan Sitkowski 10 days ago
To be honest, I don't care, because I'm cynical, and I say if my body won't rise from the dead and kill the man, it means I don't care. Also I don't care because I don't live in USA. So good luck, USA'ians...
Zabeer Farid
Zabeer Farid 10 days ago
I did not expect Tracy Morgan to appear
AFox739
AFox739 10 days ago
Cliff Steele Robotman voice: THE FUCK?! *It's all in your head...all in your head...*
Z T
Z T 10 days ago
Oh hi.
vanessa perez
vanessa perez 10 days ago
🤢🤢🤢
S HH
S HH 11 days ago
On my left is a bush and my right is a dog
Youtube University
Arkansas Coroners
George Costarica
George Costarica 11 days ago
You're nobody till some body kills you.
Austin Anderson
Austin Anderson 11 days ago
to be fair, 3.75 doesn't sound like a lot individually but 1 billion can give lawmakers sticker shock
Finn Joey
Finn Joey 11 days ago
How is the US still a thing?
Dolph Youngin
Dolph Youngin 11 days ago
The US is as fucked up as all those countries we think we're better than.
Sunny Ling
Sunny Ling 11 days ago
ha
Petitio Principii
Petitio Principii 11 days ago
I wonder how it compares with other developed countries.
TrueMetis
TrueMetis 11 days ago
America, why does your solution to "how to we find specialists" always seem to be "elect them"? Between judges, sheriffs, and coroners I'm really quite worried about you.
Patrick Baker-Evens
The USA, the 1st world developing country.
rejvaik
rejvaik 12 days ago
This is why professional criminals prefer to not leave bodies behind for death investigators and forensic autopsies
iNvRG
iNvRG 12 days ago
Coroners are needed when the state needs to cover up a death or two or a few. I mean some high ranking politicians have come from Arkansas who have shady death trails behind them.
JCD
JCD 12 days ago
sorry man, you should have used Michael C. Hall for that last bit... just sayin'
Heather Wade
Heather Wade 12 days ago
Just wait until someone you love dies and you want answers. The process will crush your soul.
Viktor Engelmann
Viktor Engelmann 13 days ago
Is there any - ANY job that the US government doesn't delegate to the private sector without quality-requirements?
happyswedme
happyswedme 13 days ago
Here is a fun thing that happend This past may i was accepting votes in the eu elections when someone showed up with both their and their parents voting card stating that their parent had died and this should not have received a voting card for this election Turned out this was a standing problem since they died in the us during early 2000 and there was still no official death certificates the electoral authority still cannot count the as dead and strike them from the voter roll Since the voting age is 18 people born in May of 2001 had the right to vote in this election people who died before some voters were even born still can be used to commit voter fraud in Europe because the us administration is so massively inefficient
Bryce Adams
Bryce Adams 13 days ago
" please write down whatever is killing you on a Post-It note." That's a law in lovecraftian literature.
JamesCPotter13
JamesCPotter13 13 days ago
Thank you for depressing me, John. I had buried my feelings about FOREVER long ago.
ArachCobra
ArachCobra 13 days ago
I just knew the moment you said they were outsourcing to private contractors that this was gonna get a whole lot worse. This shit is definitely not helping your ratio of solved to unsolved cases.
Chris Honard
Chris Honard 13 days ago
Dear Mr. Grant, two words...Mungo Jerry.
Stephen Hodge
Stephen Hodge 14 days ago
Once again how is that possible, coroners not medically qualified, goes with house inspectors in SC not certified? Why is the United States not united!!!!!!
zerolosi
zerolosi 14 days ago
Anyone ever added up the amount of money it would take to solve all the problems John brings up? Very curious to see the actual figure
Wilmer Henao
Wilmer Henao 14 days ago
Hey John Oliver. Why don't you talk about the homelessness in california. Oh! I forgot!. It's a democrat state.
Srirra Cha
Srirra Cha 14 days ago
The format of the show is such that they tackle one topic at a time. Maybe he will talk about your subject who’s to say? I mean “yes, he didnt talk about all the possible subjects in the world yet?”
Mel The Mom
Mel The Mom 14 days ago
I love the Marlon Bindi reference...I'm mentally clinging to it, while trying not to cry about all the other things he talked about, like the poor man burned in the car, and the medical examiner just like 🤷‍♂️
Scott Jewett
Scott Jewett 14 days ago
Forever was a good show, damn it!!!
DesertDaisy Marie
DesertDaisy Marie 14 days ago
America is not a civilised country 😡
fishballchikuwa
fishballchikuwa 14 days ago
tree fiddy and 25 cents
ACoolDragon
ACoolDragon 14 days ago
I thought I had a strong stomach for this stuff but even with all the jokes it took me 3 WEEKS to finish this episode. Jon Oliver some topics are too heavy for the argument that this is a comedy show to be valid lol
Kayleigh
Kayleigh 14 days ago
I miss the show Forever :’(
Bryant Moore
Bryant Moore 15 days ago
Squirt is the best!
Bald Arrow
Bald Arrow 15 days ago
Seeing so many U.S. citizens in the comments angrily responding to non US citizens when the latter point out how problematic things in US seem to be,is the very reason why this,and every other country in this world,is going to CONTINUE to be run by assholes,incompetents and greedy people,and progress will come slowly and at great cost. Instead of throwing the good,ol' ''well,your country sucks too,so...'' bullshit rant,maybe try and focus on becoming a BETTER country? Crazy idea,right? But I guess you'd be content on living in hell on earth,as long as everyone else lived the same way,too. Exactly how far removed are you from middle ages simpletons and peasants? Think about it.
Vangundy
Vangundy 15 days ago
“New Orleans coroner his name is frank minyard fuck with me wrong you’ll be waking up in his yard”- Run this town remix Lil Wayne.
Richard Bastuck
Richard Bastuck 15 days ago
So he's just one dangling light bulb... OVER HIS DEAD BODY
Mike Fincher
Mike Fincher 15 days ago
Robot examiners on the way! 🤖
Karthik Rajendran
Karthik Rajendran 15 days ago
Does the 'gift horse in the mouth' expression really apply in this case? 🤔 usvid.net/video/video-hnoMsftQPY8.html
Simone Scuderi
Simone Scuderi 16 days ago
Forever was a great show, too bad it was a badly copied plot.
feito_de_poeira_estelar_original_[TM]
The private, profit-oriented US prison industry is apparently leaving large profit margins on the sidelines. I need to set up a shell company in Delaware quickly and skim off big profits. See you, MAGAs ;)
Acrii Nightstalker
Acrii Nightstalker 16 days ago
HUGH MUNGO WHA?
heywannaexo
heywannaexo 16 days ago
This really makes me think about Sandra Bland.
Amin Negm-Awad
Amin Negm-Awad 16 days ago
Saying no word in an interview: usvid.net/video/video-iv07IUcOEB0.html
TinyMessyKitchen
TinyMessyKitchen 16 days ago
Happy to say my coroner is a primary care physician, so she is legit. Whew!
TreueApostel
TreueApostel 16 days ago
I love him really - greetings from Germany :-)
Savanna Violets
Savanna Violets 16 days ago
wow, this is actually SUCH a big deal, this is not okay. It’s disguisting and we need to take it very seriously. The fact that there was an uncovered and unrefrigerated body in the corner that there was no big deal about. These are people’s bodies for fuck sake! We have to have proper doctors, facilities, and autopsies.
Varga Olivér - Iparbűvész
Only tree fiddy!
hefeelslikeivan
hefeelslikeivan 16 days ago
I thought medical examiners were doctors ???
Robert Richardson
Robert Richardson 13 days ago
They are by definition, coroner's are elected and require no medical training
Hans K
Hans K 16 days ago
What the fuck America?!? So ugly Johny English is telling us that in the USA the murderer can be also the coroner of the deceased OR you can end up in Jeffrey Dahmer Jr.s hobby shed???
t brown
t brown 16 days ago
Dog ate his homework too
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