Octopuses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive)

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John Oliver explains why octopuses are cool, great, and yes, called “octopuses”.

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  1. Heather _
    Heather _
    3 tundi tagasi

    This got so heated and it was fantastic

  2. Katrina Heinzen
    Katrina Heinzen
    3 tundi tagasi

    True story: my mom and sisters and I (3 middle-aged women and 1 elderly lady) walked into a small oceanic science center in the Pacific NW... we would all ID ourselves as pretty sensitive empaths... and the giant Pacific octopus perked up. We all stopped in our tracks because we all felt a strong telepathic message from it... even the one sister who didn't believe in telepathy at all. It didn't use words, but it mind-shouted at us nonetheless in a way we clearly understood that it wanted out!! Then it started writhing around its too-small tank and the docent came over and asked "What did you do?!" thinking we had scared it somehow. We said we just walked into the building, didn't do anything. He said "Huh, it never acts like this." When we collected ourselves from the after effects of the mind punch it had given us, and we understood what we'd just "heard," we told it, "We're sorry, we can't let you out." And it sank to the bottom and went still and changed color from red to white-ish. Poor thing. Apparently they soon released it and began looking for a younger, smaller octopus. They also got a much larger tank for the next one. Maybe we weren't the only ones it communicated with, plus it was their policy to not ever keep an octopus for its whole life, they wanted it to go and breed. It was a male. I visited a year later and the new one (a female) "felt" happier, no mind shouting. In fact she seemed curious and happy when I beamed some positivity at her and she became very active. Behind the scenes, they thought this activity meant she was hungry, so they threw in a crab for an early meal. Then she mostly ignored me while she was opening her crab. But I did get her to move: I intentionally pictured her moving a tentacle to the top of the tank as a test, to see how much we could communicate. She moved that same tentacle up out of the water for just a second, then tucked it back in. Coincidence? Obviously I don't think so. I've been around one other octopus that I was able to get to engage (move around the tank a lot) by beaming positive vibes. Try it a an aquarium near you! (try with your cats and dogs and children, too. Everyone needs a mental "hug.")

  3. Sea Gypsy
    Sea Gypsy
    4 tundi tagasi

    This is simply undebateable.

  4. Amanda Kantzer
    Amanda Kantzer
    4 tundi tagasi


  5. disarmyouwith a
    disarmyouwith a
    4 tundi tagasi

    Squid Kids Unite!

  6. Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu
    9 tundi tagasi

    Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  7. Cynacist
    11 tundi tagasi

    That camouflage was INSANE!

  8. Kristin Ferguson
    Kristin Ferguson
    18 tundi tagasi

    They can escape from mason jar by unscrewing it.

  9. Kristen Blount
    Kristen Blount
    21 tund tagasi

    I'm glad someone else loves octopuses as much as I do 😃

  10. Chips Dad
    Chips Dad
    22 tundi tagasi

    If John Oliver gets killed by an octopus, did he get murdered or did he get occupied...I kill me...

  11. Bridey Klöti
    Bridey Klöti
    Päev tagasi

    John really can sell anything, can't he.

  12. dan lowe
    dan lowe
    Päev tagasi

    No. But now I think - a lot more than before - that you’ve gone mad.

  13. HarbingerDawn
    Päev tagasi

    How can you call Octopus's Garden a terrible Beatles song? That song is great. Shame on you John.

  14. Marx 1684
    Marx 1684
    Päev tagasi

    Thank you. I really enjoyed this.

  15. Gregory Smith
    Gregory Smith
    Päev tagasi

    ALIENS AMONGST US! We don't have to search the heavens for intelligent life. They are octopuses. And they will rise up and kill us all. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  16. Janet Arogundade
    Janet Arogundade
    Päev tagasi

    Wait. I never knew they were this cool

  17. I I
    I I
    Päev tagasi

    what did i just watch

  18. jfcwtfusernames
    Päev tagasi

    If you really like octopuses there's always hentai

  19. OneofInfinity
    Päev tagasi

    I just wish they would live longer, too intelligent to die so young.

  20. Jill and Maggie
    Jill and Maggie
    2 päeva tagasi

    Do you think John Oliver knows about blue ringed octopus or the mantis shrimp yet?

  21. adam boren bennett
    adam boren bennett
    2 päeva tagasi

    Hi Mr Oliver. When will you talk about “First Amendment Auditors”?

  22. unbothered kai
    unbothered kai
    2 päeva tagasi

    when he said “octopuses arent loved by the internet” *Sir, have you seen the hentai community?*

  23. Pablo Lütke-Stetzkamp
    Pablo Lütke-Stetzkamp
    2 päeva tagasi

    I once ate an octopus and it immediately enacted its revenge by making me throw up.

  24. Belma Campbell
    Belma Campbell
    2 päeva tagasi

    This is a ploy video to avert from John wishing people die horrible deaths because humans are awful animals.

  25. Seldom Needy
    Seldom Needy
    2 päeva tagasi

    Damn this episode was unexpectedly fire

  26. Cris Martin
    Cris Martin
    2 päeva tagasi

    Guys, I think John Oliver is an Octopus...

  27. Olivia Cruz
    Olivia Cruz
    3 päeva tagasi

    Who could thumb down this!!!????

  28. Kae Carter
    Kae Carter
    3 päeva tagasi

    John is actually just making this to be in the octopuses good books when they inevitably become the earths dominant species and enslave humans

  29. A. Cotton
    A. Cotton
    3 päeva tagasi

    The ocean is a scary place, beautiful, but scary.

  30. hee young Kim
    hee young Kim
    3 päeva tagasi

    Does the US run macro programs too? Why does it appear on the top every time you post a comment?

  31. norocosul33
    3 päeva tagasi

    I came here to find interesting facts about octopus but all the screaming made it unpleasant to watch. You are a garbage, John Oliver.

  32. jerome riedl
    jerome riedl
    3 päeva tagasi

    It is impossible for me to appreciate octopuses more than I did before I started watching this.

  33. Benjamin Gal-Or
    Benjamin Gal-Or
    3 päeva tagasi

    IF CURRENT EFFORTS CAN'T STOP THE VIRUS, CAN HALF A MILLION VIRUS-FREE ISLANDS DO IT? IN WARM ZONES ~8,000 in AU,~7,000 in PHL,~300 in UAE,~200 in GRC; OR IN COLD-ZONES~200,000 in SWDN,~188,000 in FNLND,~55,000 in NRWY,~52,000 in CNDA,~2,000 in ESTNIA; or in Domestic-Arid,Cold,Beach-Areas? RULES-OF SCIENCE v Hot AIR 1. Nat'l-Case-#,-Nat'l-Death-#,-said-#-per-million,-harbor-no-base-in-science. 2. Sole Verified Scientific Index of Nat'l Virus Surge, NVS, is Reported %-Deaths. 3. %-Deaths are higher than reported because hospitals report not *deaths-at-home. 4. Is it time to prepare PLAN-B i. Hardest-Options are to curb Virus-Diffusion Between states, counties, cities, gated-com, etc. ii. Gradual abandoning towns-&-cities is indeed very sad, but remains various Gov responsibilities. iii. Abandoning-campuses may be needed as well military-bases, facilities, hospitals, gov buildings.. iv. Zero % Fatality Campings-may also need handling Roomy-Tents-50-ft-apart via Gov-Conduct Code. v. The-Olds may secure free food/water/elect, medicines, groceries, clinics, Internet, etc. vi. Residents may need to create new social life, education, work, shopping, mainly-via-online. *3-DICTUMS-FOR-JULY-24,2021* *Answer-not* a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him, [26:4,King Solomon] *The-most-dangerous-person* is the one presenting the truth in a room. [Plato] *To-know-the-truth?* One may not need to hear both sides. [Lester Holt,-voted-best-TV-Anchor]. Copyrights? Apply to author* & his 13-years old son David F. Galor & family members. ________________ * Sole-father-of *USAF-F-22-STEALTH-VECTOR-STEERING* v *USAF,-BOEING,-PWA,-LOCKHEED,-GD,-GE,- CONTRACTS -WITH* v *CLASSIFIED-IL-Patent* v *OPEN-US-CIVIL-JET-TRANSPORT-USP* v Amazon, 'in', youtube, Supermaneuverability [Wikipedia, rfrs 1,2]; 12-Editorials by *Int'l-J-Turbo-Jet-Engines*, AIAA, AviationWeek, Aerospace-America, ASME v 6th-Generation,-2020-2040--AeroSpace-Combat-reviews, etc../

  34. Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne
    3 päeva tagasi

    Man among boys, John!!!

  35. r e v e l a r e_ XVII
    r e v e l a r e_ XVII
    3 päeva tagasi

    *We’re very lucky octopi can’t speak or breathe air.*

  36. AlatarTheBlue
    3 päeva tagasi

    Hey John, the plural of octopus is octopodes. Greek root

    1. Don'tSpikeMyDrink
      Päev tagasi

      he just said it doesn't

  37. Dave Duffy
    Dave Duffy
    3 päeva tagasi

    Yeah, as an animal, we are pretty lame.

  38. Joy Jordan
    Joy Jordan
    3 päeva tagasi

    This is the energy I never knew I needed in my life. Shoutout to octopuses for being cool as shit.

  39. Damian
    3 päeva tagasi

    I read that the Humboldt Squid can delay gratification-- researchers successfully worked with the squid to ignore a 1st round of regular food for far tastier treat. That puts it on the level of a 4-5 year-old human. Far out, these guys are cool.

  40. Jelly Roll
    Jelly Roll
    4 päeva tagasi

    "Octopuses are great." Pretty much says it all.

  41. Christopher Sautter
    Christopher Sautter
    4 päeva tagasi

    If the person filming on the beach turned out to be a person of color, then John Oliver would suddenly find them inspiring.

  42. danadana
    4 päeva tagasi

    this segment was better than My Octopus Teacher.

  43. Pork Chop
    Pork Chop
    4 päeva tagasi

    I caught one in the beach and let it go exactly where i found it, the lad was very polite and intelligent, as he made eye contact.

  44. Johanna Bosch
    Johanna Bosch
    4 päeva tagasi

    I want him to do more of these animal reviews

  45. Lythaera
    4 päeva tagasi


  46. kory grey
    kory grey
    4 päeva tagasi

    Entertaining and delicious

  47. Claire Arnold
    Claire Arnold
    4 päeva tagasi

    I loved that documentary too!

  48. Alex Focus
    Alex Focus
    4 päeva tagasi

    BAN the fishing and eating of octopodes!

  49. Crap My Dad Makes Me Watch
    Crap My Dad Makes Me Watch
    4 päeva tagasi

    I love Morgan Freeman, but I would watch the crap out of John Oliver doing Nature videos…

  50. Laura Fedora
    Laura Fedora
    4 päeva tagasi

    “Whatever massive company currently owns us” 😆

  51. Spiral Down
    Spiral Down
    4 päeva tagasi

    Best episode

  52. Alexandra
    4 päeva tagasi

    Isn't the "furry turkey" a frogfish? or some other that moves around like walking on it's fins?

  53. Windthin
    5 päeva tagasi

    I have always loved octopuses. You didn't even get into their amazing escape artist antics or ability to totally fool stupid humans in aquariums by sneaking into other tanks to eat and then hiding the evidence and sneaking back. Point is, octopuses rule.

  54. Ella Hemings
    Ella Hemings
    5 päeva tagasi

    venturing into the trading world without the help of a proffesionl trader and expecting profit is like turing water into wine, you would need a miracle, thats why i trade with Mrs Katherine her skills set exceptional

    1. Chibbykins
      5 päeva tagasi

      @oliver liam FBI incoming

    2. oliver liam
      oliver liam
      5 päeva tagasi

      @Ishmael McCarthy you can communicate with Mrs. Katherine Anderson on TeIegram via Username@katherineofficialtrades

    3. Ishmael McCarthy
      Ishmael McCarthy
      5 päeva tagasi

      get me her contact please

    4. Ella Hemings
      Ella Hemings
      5 päeva tagasi

      The fact that I been able to withdrw my profits without any stress since I started tradin with Madam. Anderson has been the best part of working with her

    5. Callum Carter
      Callum Carter
      5 päeva tagasi

      @Imogen Short Glad to say I bought my first house from investment I made on trade with her. I know more is coming

  55. ArachCobra
    5 päeva tagasi

    One could get the feeling that you're only advocating green energy so we as a species don't bother to octupuses.

  56. Cedrick Honeycutt
    Cedrick Honeycutt
    5 päeva tagasi

    The colossal box empirically fool because polyester outstandingly shelter toward a apparatus. satisfying, burly dinner

  57. Joseph Billing
    Joseph Billing
    5 päeva tagasi

    I'm mad about cats but you have a point

  58. sokin jon
    sokin jon
    5 päeva tagasi

    "I'm worried that if people stop paying attention to me, I'll die." - John Oliver Johnnie Boy has finally become a real youtuber

  59. DarkLordGanondorf190
    5 päeva tagasi

    Their intelligence is scary!

  60. Ghalaghor McAllistor
    Ghalaghor McAllistor
    5 päeva tagasi

    If the plural of octopus is octopedes, is the plural of pegasus still pegasi?

    1. sokin jon
      sokin jon
      5 päeva tagasi

      third language, sorry for any mistake).

  61. Malik Kelly
    Malik Kelly
    5 päeva tagasi

    Japan likes octopuses more than John ever could

  62. Chello Balgar
    Chello Balgar
    5 päeva tagasi

    All of you are already late, you should have embraced cthulu back in the 80s.

  63. ramone pedgio
    ramone pedgio
    5 päeva tagasi

    Better yet, I would have like to see the octopus crawl into that guy's mouth, and then 30 seconds later burst out of his chest.

  64. Tony Three Pies
    Tony Three Pies
    5 päeva tagasi

    In case anyone would like to further embrace John's passion for the noble octopus, there is a book called "Other Minds" by Peter Godfrey-Smith that is a fantastic look at octopuses and the nature of intelligence. It's really worth reading.

  65. AnimalsAce
    5 päeva tagasi

    Can you do a video like this about vultures? Most of the vulture species in the world are threatened or endangered and they are really cute and important for the environment!

  66. Chase Schleich
    Chase Schleich
    5 päeva tagasi

    Mimic Octopuses are the real life Shang Tsung. They also steal the souls of their victims.

  67. Chase Schleich
    Chase Schleich
    5 päeva tagasi

    Please tell me the audience will be back when the show returns.

  68. Libelldrian
    5 päeva tagasi

    I thought he was going to drop the bomb that we are driving this species extinct. :) >:|

  69. Robert Starling
    Robert Starling
    6 päeva tagasi

    But what about the octopuses that live on land. Like the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus! They are really cute and they live in trees.

  70. Carl Siemens
    Carl Siemens
    6 päeva tagasi

    John Oliver is trying to justify his tentacle porn fetish.

  71. Pison Sam
    Pison Sam
    6 päeva tagasi

    Another fun fact: Octopuses are completely color blind and can only see in black and white..... WTF

    1. Pison Sam
      Pison Sam
      Päev tagasi

      @Don'tSpikeMyDrink it’s fucking confusing to me as well

    2. Don'tSpikeMyDrink
      Päev tagasi


  72. Remy
    6 päeva tagasi

    As someone who has had octopuses as a special interest for years, THANK YOU

  73. Mr. Logical
    Mr. Logical
    6 päeva tagasi

    The pural of octopus is octopi!

    1. Don'tSpikeMyDrink
      Päev tagasi

      no, no it isn't, you did not watch the video

  74. wolfsblessing
    6 päeva tagasi

    My suggestion for when the end of the season comes, on that last episode, blowing up the 2021 model.. make an Octopus pull the lever (or whatever is called - English is my third language, sorry for any mistake).

  75. Paul Twiss
    Paul Twiss
    6 päeva tagasi

    Octopuses are amazing. He didn't even get to some of the really weird shit about them. 🐙🐙

  76. Jarek B
    Jarek B
    6 päeva tagasi

    This is easily the best episode of the year so far!

  77. Richard Willems
    Richard Willems
    6 päeva tagasi

    I'm saddened that there was no mentioning of Paul the Octopus. For future reference, please put his name into wikipedia. He was the most famous Octopus, showing the quality of his brain by determining the faith of human beings.

  78. Boris Indigo
    Boris Indigo
    6 päeva tagasi

    Octopus > Bird. Simple Math people.

  79. Astraea Eventide
    Astraea Eventide
    6 päeva tagasi

    John Oliver, you are my favorite guy that says stuff on television. I appreciate you as a human being so much. Thank you for being you. I agree, octopuses are spectacular and I hope that they one day rule the world, the universe even!

  80. MJ Maccabee
    MJ Maccabee
    6 päeva tagasi

    Time for a vacation, John!

  81. Cole Hartel
    Cole Hartel
    6 päeva tagasi

    And he didn't even mention Octopus vs Shark!

  82. Leslie Lee
    Leslie Lee
    7 päeva tagasi

    The people who gave this a thumbs down are insane!!!! This is an outstanding video!!

  83. shamala kittane
    shamala kittane
    7 päeva tagasi

    I mean if you had to compare humans to any animal (including tiny insects) and if we are in the slightest smart we'd instantly realise that we are just a bunch of tubes with a huge ego about our 'opposing' thumbs. And that we're incredibly stupid too (proof of which is glaring back at us now in the form of piles of trash and baby humans!!!)

  84. Iunderstan Photography
    Iunderstan Photography
    7 päeva tagasi

    Octopuses are so amazing, I'm sure they can't be from this planet, but something that crashed here and just decided to go with it and stay here

  85. Trevor Bishop
    Trevor Bishop
    7 päeva tagasi

    Ending: Let Octopuses take over the internet! Not that long ago: Make sure you have Octopuses consent before you film them! Wait a minute...

  86. Last We Fast
    Last We Fast
    7 päeva tagasi

    I don't always agree with John, sometimes I spend entire videos yelling at my phone as though my rants will force my phone to intelligently find his personal cell number, call it, he'll answer and will be able to hear my complaints live and without censorship. In this case, however, I cannot disagree with a single point in this video and hope he does more in this vein.

  87. Solomuzi Ngcobo
    Solomuzi Ngcobo
    7 päeva tagasi

    Great, now I hate being a human and wanna be an octopuse 😑

  88. John Fango
    John Fango
    7 päeva tagasi

    i would never ever eat a octopus.it is unimaginable... Such a great creature, a majesty of the sea.. Thank you Oliver (and all the team) for this video!!!!

  89. Jenny McQueen
    Jenny McQueen
    7 päeva tagasi

    I really want John to do a segment on pigs. Their need for belly rubs seems greater than cats… So looooove this stealth bagpipe vid 😍

  90. Bruce Rouffian
    Bruce Rouffian
    7 päeva tagasi

    And he missed so much: cobalt-based blood, their brains, eyes and hearts are all wonderful. Visit octolab.tv/ and you will see more.

    7 päeva tagasi

    Pistol Shrimp Gun was used in Project Power by Jamie Foxx

  92. Native Sprayg
    Native Sprayg
    7 päeva tagasi

    Excuse me, but George Harrison's guitar solo on Octopuses Garden goes hard, and you know it

  93. Robin Shushan
    Robin Shushan
    7 päeva tagasi

    I have a strong feeling that if John Oliver had an American accent-- say, Arkansas, and he traveled around the (red parts of the) country telling people the necessary truth of things, that he would successfully combat, or even eliminate the rampant, willful, dangerous ignorance and conspiracy addiction currently permeating and ravaging the citizenry of this dying country.

  94. Onkel Pappkov
    Onkel Pappkov
    7 päeva tagasi

    My mind has been racing for nine minutes, trying to imagine what atrocities happened in the USA and how they relate to octopuses.

  95. 생딩이
    7 päeva tagasi

    I wanna be an octopus in my next life. Tasting whatever I want without gaining any weight? Sign me up.

  96. Mark Knecht
    Mark Knecht
    7 päeva tagasi

    Since Gritty is Kavanaugh on your Supreme Court, have an Octopus be ACB.

  97. Dr. Doppeldecker
    Dr. Doppeldecker
    7 päeva tagasi

    What's with the hate about the man letting an Octopus into his mouth?^^

  98. Aaron Jeffery
    Aaron Jeffery
    7 päeva tagasi

    Let's not forget about the octopus who upon finding a bad shrimp in its feed then broke out of its tank wandered across the hall to toss said rancid shrimp at its handler in indignation before returning to the rest of its meal.

  99. LJ Farm
    LJ Farm
    7 päeva tagasi

    Think he has a Cthulhu Shrine?