Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Published on:  Monday, November 7, 2016
  • Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.

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  • Marc


     7 hours ago

    These people are morons. I don've believe in humanity.

  • MeatyTickle


     12 hours ago

    What's with the weird popping/clicking noise that invades my ear holes throughout this video?

  • Generic friend #256

    Generic friend #256

     14 hours ago

    "Mr Geico Leezard, I want to save fifteen percent on Car eensurance, but how can I when you're sleeping with mah waife?"

    This is why I binge these at 2 AM

  • Andrei Taran

    Andrei Taran


    I once applies for CutCo, and I was accepted! While some of the people in the room got rejected. I never started that bullshit job, thank god! Something just seemed off. I was 15 at the time.

  • Richard Dreiving

    Richard Dreiving


    I don't know but MLM actually had an incredible influence on my life. I did a huge personal development, was able to travel alot, make decent money, learn skills and build knowledge. Now I'm doing it fulltime and I couldn't imagine a nicer lifestyle but I have to say that it wasn't easy at all.

  • ThejollyFrenchman


     2 days ago +1

    "It's a really good product, made by really good people". Could that not be a testimonial for literally any product ever?

  • ThejollyFrenchman


     2 days ago

    Is it just me, or has the American Dream morphed from a fantasy about working hard and earning a future, into a fantasy about becoming a con artist making millions by exploiting gullible people?

  • Crystal P

    Crystal P

     3 days ago +1

    Has anyone seen the series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”? It’s all about people getting sucked into an MLM scheme, run by a Warren Jeffs-like figure named Obie Garbeau (who is played by Ted Levine...yes, the same guy who played Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs) who indoctrinates people into his scheme by selling cassette tapes of himself talking about everything and anything (the products sold in his MLM are mostly cleaning products). The main character Krystal (played by Kirsten Dunst) loses her husband (who was deep into the scheme) in a freak accident (he drove into a pond while listening to one of Obie’s tapes; he managed to escape the car, only to be eaten by an alligator), leaving her fend for herself and their infant daughter while deeply in debt. Her husband’s business partner, Cody, pressures her to take part in the scheme to make money to pay off her debts. It’s an incredibly interesting show. It’s not on HBO (it’s on Showtime), but is still worth watching. And John does a great job of explaining how these schemes work, which gives even better context to “On Becoming a God...” (although the fictional MLM featured in the show, F.A.M., also has a bit of a cultish aspect to it as well).

  • IMustBe Crazy

    IMustBe Crazy

     4 days ago

    Tim Gunn is a pedophile.
    So is John Oliver?

  • Eric Zhu

    Eric Zhu

     4 days ago

    we have a TV channel in China, talking about laws in real-life cases, during the years when M&M was at its worst, they pushed a lot of shows on this, so people are aware of this. Other parts of the world should really do the same, the spread the news so that no one gets fooled anymore.

  • Hip-Hop Highlights

    Hip-Hop Highlights

     4 days ago +3

    Bruh that sound in the background. I agree with the message but the production of this video is garbage solely due to the sound.

  • Monica Ailyn

    Monica Ailyn

     4 days ago


  • Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez

     4 days ago +4

    It late 2019 it finally reach me the last person on earth

  • Hendrick Ziegler

    Hendrick Ziegler

     4 days ago +1

    A more in depth production on this topic, that goes way under your skin is the Podcast "The Dream"... for free on several platforms

  • Loverleezack


     4 days ago +1

    If it seems to be too good to be true, than it probably is.
    I started my own company and its hard. There is no miracle get rich quick solution. There's hard work and limited growth with reasonable profit, if you're lucky.

  • Tamara Andersson

    Tamara Andersson

     5 days ago

    Denice Chenault seems 100% sloshed at her presentation.

  • Zak Kizer

    Zak Kizer

     5 days ago +6

    John's Lion King 2 joke is even funnier in 2019

  • Dieguismama


     5 days ago

    Yup, we all have a Tia whose tried to sell us an almost expired protein bar from Herbalife.

  • junipa


     5 days ago

    Brilliant. No matter how good a product may be, I won't buy it if it's an MLM. Apart from the immorality, as I see it, of the whole structure, the product itself is hugely overpriced because of all the people up the chain who want to grab their share.

  • danwat1234


     5 days ago

    Amco, similar to Herbalife.