Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: History Lies (Web Exclusive)

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Published on August 30, 2015

John Oliver shares some of his favorite completely made-up history facts.

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99 comments

  • Aaron Burg 2 years ago

    Well damn…I was looking forward to buying that fucking book…

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  • ahmed9707 2 years ago

    So no episode ? ):

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  • Cynical Man 2 years ago

    @LastWeekTonight You should make an episode on the situation with the
    Ukrainian schools (what ‘history’ they teach their kids). It is a real case
    for your new “book”. It would have been funny, if it wasn’t actually true.

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  • Azimov Valinor 2 years ago

    Oh he’s a right fucker that John Oliver.

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  • Nicholas Browne 2 years ago

    Totally would buy the book

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  • sriontube 2 years ago

    i liked and I unliked this video. i lied to you.

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  • NextDoorFangirl 2 years ago

    The whole time I was like “Don’t get your hopes up, there is no book.” But
    you know John, there really should be a book. And all proceeds can go to
    Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption.

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  • theWesternzoo 2 years ago

    I want that book soooo much now!!

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  • koeneee01 2 years ago

    fuck you

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  • Erik Roberts 2 years ago

    So, come on…. When’s the show really coming back on. I can’t trust you
    anymore.

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  • Bryan Chia 2 years ago

    JOHNNN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PUBLISH THE BOOK! Even if it’s not about lies!
    IM HONESTLY WILLING TO BUY THAT BOOK ABOUT LIES!!!! (Wait that’s not a lie)
    Or you could publish your own RELIGIOUS BOOK for our lady of perpetual
    exemption HAHAHAHAHA full support from me in SG (halfway round the globe)!
    Oh and congratulations in advance for your first Emmy for the show 😀 have
    full confidence you’ll win it

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  • Daikenki 2 years ago

    Wait, what if the show is not coming back September the 13th and that was
    just another lie? CURSE YOU JOHN IF THAT REALLY IS YOUR NAME!

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  • Nonya Biddness (Blackfell) 2 years ago

    Didn’t John Hodgman do a series of books of made up history?

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  • Mint Berry 2 years ago

    Trump lies and people want to vote for him. John lies and people want to
    buy his imaginary book. Lying is good. Role models of the year.

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  • Ectowaffle 2 years ago

    I would totally buy a bool like this if he made it.

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  • Trent Sanders 2 years ago

    I’m actually……ha…….haha….hmm little annoyed….mmmmm..

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  • bangythebrav 2 years ago

    Let me put it this way. If that book were to be published. I would 100% buy
    it. MAKE THIS REAL!!!!

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  • Gabrielle Vega 2 years ago

    I was ready to pre order that book. Damn you, John Oliver!

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  • Saaransh Kulkarni 2 years ago

    Goddammit

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  • Salil Shukla 2 years ago

    Was that John Oliver, or someone else?

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  • MaObi007 2 years ago

    Is John writing history books for The Texas School Board?

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  • Sebastian Sprengers 2 years ago

    Fuck, I wanted to buy that, now I’m not sure if it exsists

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  • Mister Gunsen 2 years ago

    “To be or not to be, there is no try.” ~ Gandalf

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  • Chauncer 2 years ago

    I’d like to read that book. Sounded rather entertaining.

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  • hemmingwayfan 2 years ago

    Limey bastard. If I can’t trust a talking head on the internet, I can’t
    trust anyone

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  • Colin R 2 years ago

    Damit!!! John!!!

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  • In_a_Trance Studios 2 years ago

    He’s slowly teaching the world to look up information for themselves and
    gather info from multiple sources to form an opinion. Instead of trusting a
    single source. BRAVO

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  • luce armstrong 2 years ago

    I was so excited to buy that book…

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  • SillyWillySandoon 2 years ago

    I was really looking forward to that book. God dammit

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  • Pennman9000 2 years ago

    I would have actually bought the book

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  • Denki Wolf 2 years ago

    damn it! I’d buy the shit out of that book!

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  • PutThatThingBackWhereItCameFrom 2 years ago

    GODDAMMIT JOHN

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  • Ibrahim M 2 years ago

    Well, at least he didn’t lie about Saddam Hussein giving a key to Detroit
    at 1980

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  • david bush 2 years ago

    Trust me John after this video I will be unsubscribing and writing a
    strongly word letter to the heads of HBO

    ..
    .
    I was lying the whole time.

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  • The Prophet Smiled تبسم الرسول‎ 2 years ago

    check out our page

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  • andres pulgarin 2 years ago

    Lol

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  • John Durvin 2 years ago

    Okay, so it’s not coming out for actual purchase; what can I get for a
    donation to Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption equivalent to the probable
    purchase price?

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  • Austin Lay 2 years ago

    GODDAMMIT! NOTHING IS REAL!

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  • boy638 2 years ago

    can’t trust him, so i assume new episodes returns next week as usual

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  • Ronald Chua 2 years ago

    So… Kickstarter to actually make the book?)

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  • burningwings136 2 years ago

    I know John Oliver’s most likely probably never going to see this comment
    but just for the record, I would have bought that book.

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  • Andrew Wallwork 2 years ago

    So there is no book?

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  • Ginger Ed 2 years ago

    His non-existent book is literally a load of bollocks. Much like this
    video. Hoo John, I want your piss take on true things. And there’s plenty
    of topics to do it. “Just the facts man. Just the facts.”

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  • Shifters Unite 2 years ago

    so… no episode of LWT on the 13th?

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  • Late to the game 2 years ago

    I’m just saying, I’d by that book.

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  • animeman1000 2 years ago

    Can’t watch it on TV because:
    A. DirecTV is out. Getting it fixed…eventually.
    and
    B. I don’t even have HBO!

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  • Rodrigo Giust 2 years ago

    This is why I have trust issues

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  • Kidlike101 2 years ago

    We love you Oliver!

    Well… we do now since Steward retired ;P

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  • ZackWester 2 years ago

    Ohhh Oliver Count on that book getting printed one way or another… That
    if 4chan, Reddit or any other Hiveminds don´t fall asleep mid work.
    Trust me if they can get two fanfic “Fallout Equestria” and “Past Sins”
    Printed in Hardcover I think that books is no problem.
    //PS Fallout Equestria is several books thick.

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  • Robert Simmons (Simmr001) 2 years ago

    you are going to release the book anyway aren’t you?

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  • Mike Hermida 2 years ago

    I could tell the book was a lie from the beginning

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  • Mike Hermida 2 years ago

    I could tell the book was a lie from the beginning

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  • Gego/XAREN ゲゴザレン 2 years ago

    FUCK YOU JOHN OLIVER!

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  • Simon Öhman 2 years ago

    Please make this book

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  • DrTechnoNightmare 2 years ago

    Dang it! I knew this was coming when he said regain people’s trust and lie
    to them again. But still… Aughh!

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  • fightingmink 2 years ago

    I will buy this. I am lying. No I’m not… I will buy. Not. OK, I will.

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  • Ferris Farmer 2 years ago

    That’s so mean I told my dad to get it for me xD

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  • Parker Verboom 2 years ago

    I want the actual book

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  • drnekodr 2 years ago

    I want the audiobook of this.. read by John himself.

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  • EigramGn 2 years ago

    Trust nobody, especially John Oliver? So does that mean the show’s not
    coming back on 13 September?

    WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

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  • Cwize1 2 years ago

    It should be 101 history lies and facts, with the answers in the back. The
    challenge is to see how many you can get correct.

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  • Anthony Nachor 2 years ago

    Can we have a Republican response to this one? They surely are masters of
    lying and manipulating things, especially when they talk about military
    spending and taxation.

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  • Adam Johnson 2 years ago

    That’s okay. I can get the same effect as reading your book from going to
    public school.

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  • Stefan Malbasic 2 years ago

    Wow. Lieception.

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  • Sofiee Gamez 2 years ago

    Oh my god I love this!

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  • panneler0san 2 years ago

    I would buy that book, tho

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  • Vasileski88 2 years ago

    I love this guy!

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  • phillip hunt 2 years ago

    Damn you

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  • WordyNerd 2 years ago

    Too bad, I would actually read that book.

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  • killerm12 2 years ago

    I’d buy that book

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  • Matthew Miller 2 years ago

    Hopefully the “there is no book” is a lie. I’d totally buy the book.

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  • genola 2 years ago

    The Resistance: Lying to someone, then regaining their trust, and then
    lying to them again.

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  • nerdatheart94 2 years ago

    Aw, I was really looking forward to reading it, too XD

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  • Juan Hurtado 2 years ago

    cant buy this book I will start to believe the lies.

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  • nova 2 years ago

    B-but… I want that book. <.<

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  • WarpRulez 2 years ago

    Everything I know is a lie!

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  • Nick Marszalek 2 years ago

    There should be a book

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  • Neal X 2 years ago

    Yes everyone, this video is full of lies. But to borrow a phrase from the
    late great Leonard Nimoy:

    “They’re entertaining lies, and in the end, isn’t that the *real* truth?

    The answer, is no.”

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  • Eugene Glukh 2 years ago

    I actually want the book haha

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  • TheGhostComputer 2 years ago

    This is why I don’t bother with his show.

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  • Christian Ludwig Hansen 2 years ago

    Î would have bought it too

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  • waffle maker 2 years ago

    damn it was looking for my monday fix :(… john you scouse troll? love
    this show

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  • jayinla310 2 years ago

    If you have ever watched Fox news you have begun to disbelieve everything
    anyway. Sadly I get more factual and relvent information from you, BBC and
    Al Jazer than I get from American news media. How about another show on
    that? And I would totally buy that book. No, wait. that is a lie. Or is it?

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  • Fábio Monteiro 2 years ago

    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

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  • AuroraS 92 2 years ago

    I was genuinely interested to buy that book. Come on John Oliver, that was
    upsetting!! :(

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  • Bryan Greene 2 years ago

    So am i going to be able to get this not, not book that isn’t not coming
    out on kindle?

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  • Luchezar Tsvetanov 2 years ago

    yea internet
    :D

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  • Deez Nuts 2 years ago

    Deez nuts

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  • Chase Brown 2 years ago

    Try listening to a modern-day scientist explain anything & you’ll end up
    feeling almost the same as John Oliver messing with us here. Just turn on a
    science documentary or lecture & try listening to an explanation of
    gravity…or dark matter & energy…or string theory…or accretion-disc
    solar system formation…or dirty-snowball comets…or Hubble’s
    red-shift…or DNA formation…or Einstein’s space-time…or Hawking’s
    black holes. (Today’s science works only mathematically, can’t be proven in
    a lab, can’t be explained with words, only numbers, & can’t be questioned
    without losing jobs, tenure, lab-time, or reputation.)

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  • S. Costa 2 years ago

    I believe you, John. Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking
    her clothes off.

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  • Lay “Z” Chords 2 years ago

    I would buy that book to put in my parents bathroom. It would be hilarious
    to hear them tell people the “fact of the day” they learned.

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  • subbed2xcal 2 years ago

    Please make the book

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  • haredeenee 2 years ago

    as soon as he said he went with the same publisher as Oz I knew he was
    BSing

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  • TheCraigy111 2 years ago

    Who needs research when you can just make it up.

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  • ImperatorZor 2 years ago

    Then in 2016 they actually make the book and the circle is complete.

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  • Alexandra Williams 2 years ago

    I was gonna buy that book…

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  • Tom³ 2 years ago

    Damn, you really got my hopes up

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  • jhian clavio 2 years ago

    i didn’t finished the video but i’m excited to buy that book!

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  • Fredrick Everson 2 years ago

    ‘Twas a ruse!

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