TV Banned

  • Aired:  07/16/12
  •  | Views: 97,877

DirecTV and Viacom fail to reach an agreement on programming fees, so John Oliver brings the show to affected customers in Montclair, NJ. (5:08)

>> WELCOME BACK.

ALL OF OUR VIEWERS ARE SO HAPPY TO BE BACK.

WE'RE SO HAPPY TO BE BACK,

WE WELCOME ALL OUR VIEWER,

WELL, NOT ALL.

FUNNY STORY.

>> DIRECTV AND VIACOM COULD HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT ON PROGRAMMING FEES SO CHANNELS

LIKE NICKELODEON, MTV AND COMEDY CENTRAL WENT AWAY AT MIDNIGHT.

>> THE KIND OF TELEVISION BLACKOUT FOR 20 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

>> Jon: SO IF YOU ARE A DIRECTV CUSTOMER NOT WATCHING TONIGHT, IT'S NOT

BECAUSE OF RAIN CLOUDS PASSED IN FRONT OF THE SATELLITE.

[BLEEP] IT IS DARK.

VIACOM, DIRECTV WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

YOU GOT AD CAMPAIGNS BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR TAKING THE SHOWS AWAY.

TELLING PEOPLE TO RISE UP AND DEMAND IT LIKE IT'S SOME KIND OF BASIC CABLE ARAB SPRING.

I GOT NEWS FOR YOU.

IT'S NOT.

NONE OF THIS MATTERS.

NONE OF THIS IS INDISPENSABLE, DO YOU UNDER-- DO YOU REMEMBER OPRAH?

EXACTLY.

SHE WENT OFF THE AIR AND THREE DAYS MILLIONS OF VIEWERS ARE LIKE OH NO WHAT ARE WE GOING DO.

AFTER DAY FOUR PEOPLE ARE LIKE WHO IS THIS-- I LIKE THE CUT OF HER SHOE.

AND THEN THERE'S THIS.

>> VIACOM IS PULLING THE PLUG ON FREE ON-LINE EPISODES OF SHOWS LIKE THE

DAILY SHOW AND SPONGEBOB SQUARE PANTS UPPING THE ANTE IN ITS FIGHT WITH DIRECTV.

>> Jon: YOU'RE PULLING THE SHOWS FROM THE INTERNET?

VIACOM, WHAT ARE YOU CHINA?

(LAUGHTER) AND BY THE WAY, YOU DON'T THINK THE KIDS DON'T ALREADY HAVE A WORK AROUND THIS

MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP MY 8-YEAR-OLD SON WAS WATCHING DARK KNIGHT RISES IN 3-D.

THEY'RE ALREADY FIGURING IT OUT.

SO BASICALLY YOU'RE BLOCKING THE OLD PEOPLE FROM WATCHING THE SHOW.

AND JUST GIVING I PEOPLE A CHANCE TO DISCOVER THAT THERE'S OTHER ENTERTAINING

[BLEEP] IN THE WORLD, SHOWS,

SPORTS GAME, THE BIBLE,

MASTURBATION.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) HERE'S ONE, THERE WAS A GUY I SAW AT THE BEACH THIS

WEEKEND WITH A DEVICE, IT WAS LIKE AN iPAD, I BROUGHT IT, ONLY THICKER, IT

ENTERTAINS YOU FOR HOURS.

IT'S LIKE INDIVIDUAL SCREENS WITH WORDS ON IT, LIKE A MOVIE YOU CAN DIRECT IN YOUR OWN HEAD.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DISCOVER THIS [BLEEP] AND THEN THE WHOLE THING IS BLOWN.

BUT DON'T WORRY WE'RE DOING ALL WE CAN TO GET OUR CONTENT, TO AUGUST OF OUR

VIEWERS SOME OF YOU DIRECTV VIEWERS CAN'T SEE IT WE WILL GO TO YOU.

JOHN OLIVER IS WITH A DIRECTV CUSTOMER, REWRITING THE SHOW TO THEM.

JOHN, HOW ARE YOU.

>> JON, I'M HERE WITH BETH AND HER MUSS MIKE-- HER HUSBAND MIKE, SAY HI, GUYS.

>> HI.

>> Jon: GREAT, NICE TO SEE YOU.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

JOHN, HOW IS IT GOING.

>> HOLD ON I'M JUST FINISHING UP WITH ACT ONE SO THEN THERE IS A CLIP WHERE

ROMNEY SAYS, TELL THEM TO VOTE FOR THE OTHER GUY FOR MORE FREE STUFF AND JON

MAKES THAT FACE, YOU KNOW,

LIKE HE'S NEVER SEEN THE CLIP BEFORE LIKE-- YOU KNOW,

YOU KNOW THE ONE.

AND HE SAYS THE HORSE IS IN BLACK TIE MOTHER [BLEEP],

BECAUSE OF THE DRESSAGE THING THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT-- TOUGH ROOM, JON.

WE JUST GOT BACK,.

>> ARE THEY GLAD TO HAVE US BACK.

>> YEAH, SURE, YEAH, BUT TO BE HONEST THEY DID ACTUALLY CHANGE THE CHANNEL FOR A

COUPLE OF MINUTES IN THE MIDDLE AND MAY ME DO A BIT OF MTV'S TEEN MOM.

>> DAMMIT JERRY YOU [BLEEP]

I'M A GOOD MOTHER, GARY, I'M A GOOD MOTHER.

>> Jon: YOU ARE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES BEHIND.

>> YEAH, WELL DON'T WORRY.

HEY, GUYS, NO, NO, WHAT'S GOING ON.

>> WE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM HERE.

BETH AND MIKE ARE NOT EVEN PAYING ATTENTION TO ME ANY MORE.

THEY'RE HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH EACH OTHER.

>> Jon: WHAT, NO!

YOU PUT A STOP TO THAT RIGHT NOW.

TELL THEM TV IS ON.

>> MIKE, YOU TALK ABOUT BETH'S DAY, BETH IS TELLING HIM ABOUT THE-- THEY'RE

COMMUNE KAINGT.

THEY'RE DISCOVERING TOGETHER THE POWER OF HUMAN INSTANCE.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE TO STOCK THEM, STOP THEM RIGHT NOW,

DO SOMETHING!

>> I WILL SKIP AHEAD TO THE INTERVIEW.

>> Jon: GREAT, GREAT.

>> WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT SEASON OF LOUIS AIRING ON FX MY FRIEND COMEDIAN LOUIS C.K. IS HERE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) LOUIS, LOUIS WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER A LONG TIME.

>> YEAH, I GUESS.

>> REMEMBER ALL THOSE TIMES THAT WE USED TO HANG OUT TOGETHER IN THOSE COMEDY CLUBS.

>> KIND OF, I GUESS.

>> HEY, MIKE, BETH, THE TV IS ON.

PAY ATTENTION.

OKAY, THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW.

SO HEY, LOUIS K YOU STICK AROUND SO WE CAN GO TO THE WEB AND-- EACH OTHER FOR 10 MINUTES.

>> OKAY, OKAY, LOUIS C.K.,

EVERYONE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: THANK YOU, JOHN OLVER, THANK YOU.

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