Subway: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses one of the largest franchises in the U.S., how their business model doesn’t always serve franchisees, and what it all has to do with Korean dramas.

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21 May 2022




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acmeopinion factory
As long as John Oliver has a contract, HBO's lawyers will have jobs.
Left Is Best
Left Is Best Gün önce
He's just stating facts.
sailaab 3 gün önce
Augustogabe dot com
Augustogabe dot com 4 gün önce
Christopher Nisco
Christopher Nisco 6 gün önce
@A lesser Gracie because he didn't lie
Brian Spurrier
Brian Spurrier 26 gün önce
I think my favorite recurring joke in this show is “our lawyers say I can’t say ________ … so I won’t”
johnny johnny
johnny johnny 14 gün önce
@Ember Alexander Yeah, news shows, talkback shows, opinion pieces, do it all the time.
Millennial Mari
Millennial Mari 19 gün önce
Brilliant 😂
Ember Alexander
Ember Alexander 22 gün önce
I mean the most classic courtroom trick is to bring up something that the judge rules inadmissible but knowing damn well the jury heard it anyway, they know he gonna say it
nasis18 22 gün önce
But he heavily implies otherwise 😆
Victor V
Victor V 14 gün önce
John Oliver put more effort into finding actors that can speak the language than anyone else in Hollywood ever did.
Kelly Riddell
Kelly Riddell 4 gün önce
I assumed maybe they outsourced the filming of this to a Korean film studio or something. Who knows.
andrewthezeppo 6 gün önce
Koreatown is right next to Hollywood
DaKrawnik420 7 gün önce
If only Hollywood could hire the proper races of actors.
danakscully64 17 gün önce
Anyone who has worked in food service for more than a day knows that "You're family" translates to we're an abusive family that will gaslight you and abuse you.
Probot2000X 5 saatler önce
rohedron 10 saatler önce
hope you are writing, this comment is very good
Augustogabe dot com
Augustogabe dot com 4 gün önce
Daniel D. S.
Daniel D. S. 13 gün önce
They forgot to tell that in Canada, the public broadcaster produced a show where they basically demonstrated that the chicken was not chicken, but instead it was a mix of flour and chicken. Subway sued the broadcaster and lost the pursuit.
GentlemenGhidorah 18 saatler önce
They needed to do a show for that? I could tell with one bite of the stuff!
Answer is 42
Answer is 42 Gün önce
@Theresa Bajorek It went from a brand I trusted to one I went to maybe once or twice a year. It's just weird that they actually found somebody faking meat
Theresa Bajorek
Theresa Bajorek 2 gün önce
I remember that CBC Marketplace episode! My sister and I watched in horror
Answer is 42
Answer is 42 8 gün önce
@Robert T not made up. The show is called CBC Market place. It's probably on TRvid somewhere.
Answer is 42
Answer is 42 8 gün önce
I remember them going to multiple fast food stores and subway has the least by a large margin
midoriya shounen
midoriya shounen 28 gün önce
Major props to the actors in that parody drama. They put way more emotion into those lines than anyone could have expected of them.
Anoop Grewal
Anoop Grewal 3 gün önce
Best kdrama actors
Kevin Jung
Kevin Jung 3 gün önce
And the beats were perfect - it really felt like the cheesy stuff I'd see on tv in Korea.
Augustogabe dot com
Augustogabe dot com 4 gün önce
Andrew Fransen
Andrew Fransen 13 gün önce
Some real sandwich artistry.
Trey Capnerhurst
Trey Capnerhurst 13 gün önce
The villain was perfect!
kirbwarrior K
kirbwarrior K 22 gün önce
"You enter into a family" and other similar statements are always chilling, even beyond any mob family implications.
kirbwarrior K
kirbwarrior K 3 saatler önce
@Kieran Jaegar Good luck.
Kieran Jaegar
Kieran Jaegar 4 saatler önce
That being said, I would legitimately like to enter into a REAL family.
Unknown 12 gün önce
I already don't like my family. I don't want a second one to deal with.
peachybuttercrunch 13 gün önce
it is the subtext for me...you're correct chilling foreshadowing disclaimer
Benjamin Filbert
Benjamin Filbert 20 gün önce
Ya know, I get why she went with steak and cheese instead of veggie sandwich. Veggie sandwich guy always suggested to her something low carb and low calorie. He always suggested that she stay in a shape that pleases him. Steak and cheese guy encourages her to enjoy the pleasures of life, and that he likes her however she wants to be. She chose the guy who let liking him be _her_ choice. In the end, the tuna really does suck.
Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee 16 saatler önce
Food for thought.
Albus Eisenhorn
Albus Eisenhorn 5 gün önce
that.... hits different
Benjamin Filbert
Benjamin Filbert 9 gün önce
@CuCuB1rd Gaming I thank the cannabis. It made the scene make sense to me
CuCuB1rd Gaming
CuCuB1rd Gaming 9 gün önce
I was reading the comments while watching this video and the comment originally seemed like it was a nonsense comment, as it seemed so ridiculously out of place that I was like... There was no way this comment has a correct context within this video And boy was I wrong. It's actually in there. It made full sense
seigeengine 14 gün önce
Or maybe he just likes chubby women, while veggie sandwich guy was just concerned for her health and well-being. 🤔
Planet Wally
Planet Wally 8 gün önce
the korean drama at end soooo good! although i gotta say this whole piece made me want a subway sandwich...
Bloodlyshiva 3 saatler önce
"All advertising is good advertising. Even when it's not."
[georgianhorse] Gün önce
bina nocht
bina nocht 8 gün önce
I ate one once and thought it was disgusting.
Duarte Da Silva
Duarte Da Silva 16 gün önce
How did the researchers of this show miss the “is the chicken, chicken?” report conducted by the CBC?
Wanda Haiche
Wanda Haiche 5 gün önce
I owned a franchise many years ago. I can attest that the tuna truly was canned chunk light tuna. We made big batches at a time using nothing but the tuna and full-fat mayonnaise. Only weird part was the recipe required equal amounts of drained tuna and mayo. That's a LOT of mayo. Poor fish drowned in it.
gar buz
gar buz 12 gün önce
@pandaman1026 I actually auto-read that as BBC... good thing you're here
pandaman1026 13 gün önce
because canada :(
Bi$harp Aylar önce
I imagine HBOs lawyers love Last Week Tonight. Jon provides them a constant stream of job security.
A lesser Gracie
A lesser Gracie 25 gün önce
Bi whatever I don't know about that. I'd say he probably needs someone whose only job is to help John say what he wants to say legally. He's the creative joke lawyer. If the lawyers told John, you can say that. John would say I can and. will, why no anyway? I bet he's a handful.
Charlon Official
Charlon Official 26 gün önce
I feel he tells them "this is what im going to talk about" ahead of time so they can brace for shock
Aleks Rozum
Aleks Rozum 27 gün önce
It's funny. My brother works for a company that was featured on here. Sales jumped after the episode aired. His boss was was like "Shit, Let's treat the employees worst. Maybe they'll make a sequel."
Midnightkitty 16 gün önce
I'm sad to learn that these franchise business owners are being treated so poorly. I hope that things get better for them in the future.
Kieran Jaegar
Kieran Jaegar 4 saatler önce
"Have you dreamed this kitty?"
Kathryn Hedges
Kathryn Hedges 4 gün önce
I can feel for "corporate makes all these decisions that lose me money" as an Etsy seller. Every time Etsy has a Bright New Idea, my artisan friends lose money and only the resellers do better.
Enderlad 13 gün önce
I'm sure the thousands of people no longer going to subway after watching this will help!
Ian Wellinghurst
Ian Wellinghurst 19 gün önce
Jared was doing a promotion for a local Subway some years back and my friends mom, who was working radio PR for the event, and invited me. After the event officially ended Jared and his agent were talking to us privately. My friends mom, after a bit, got him to admit they he didn't lose wait from only eat Subway, but from a healthy diet, going to the gym, and taking care of himself. The whole "I only ate Subway," bit has always been bs. John Oliver's coverage of Subway only confirms in my mind how scuzzy Subway is and always has been.
Julian Day
Julian Day Gün önce
meat-filled buns played only a minor part
Lynette Roggenbuck
Lynette Roggenbuck 26 gün önce
The fun part of this is Subway crying about this episode afterwards. I love giant corporations acting like theyre the victim we'll all feel bad for
Tri Tam Tran
Tri Tam Tran 24 gün önce
Jess Ragan
Jess Ragan 24 gün önce
@The Glow Cloud Frankly I'm shocked they haven't already. I mean, the Jared thing should have sank them like a stone.
Justin Moore
Justin Moore 25 gün önce
Yea, but what about the poor franchisees that got roped into one of these? It's just a bad situation all around.
Night Stick
Night Stick 15 gün önce
Why do I want more of that Korean drama at the end so bad, and why was it SO FUCKING GOOD?!? Goddamn, the writers nailed that shit and the actors should win an award that was so absurdly good.
L Aylar önce
The actors you got for the commercial truly deserve a standing ovation.
Hòmè Ďeçoŕè
Hòmè Ďeçoŕè 28 gün önce
*Use SoundProof Curtains to Stop Outside Noise by 80% (25db)* with The Legend of *EcoCurtains.Online* snowquen's is my idol. Hes the person i aspire to be, hes my light of day.
Olivier L
Olivier L 28 gün önce
Not only the actors, but the whole production team 🥰
AaaaNinja 28 gün önce
@shoutenry You must be fun at parties.
zeusonfire 28 gün önce
​@shoutenry its not at all.
Samba The HusQueen
Samba The HusQueen 26 gün önce
My very first job was at a subway (in rosemead, ca off the 10). They wanted me to serve spoiled meat. They said to just put the veggies on it quick so people didnt notice. It ended with me screaming at the owners, as i threw my uniform shirt at them, and stormed out topless, during the lunch time rush, with the restaurant packed with regulars.
GreetinFace Gün önce
Proper industrial action...
Souten66 11 gün önce
I worked for Mary Brown’s a few years ago and had pretty much the same thing happen. I got in trouble for throwing out expired coleslaw 😳
Cheryl Pettijohn
Cheryl Pettijohn 13 gün önce
my daughter worked at a franchise where the owners always over prepared the vegetables and forward dated the bins so they could use the product longer. She was the only person working that was not family to the owners. I told her to quit because she was clearly the scapegoat if anything went wrong.
Realities in the Raw
Realities in the Raw 12 gün önce
I've seen several ghost Subways. They have the lights on and everything's clean, but they're never open. I guess the owners lose less money staying closed than paying operation costs
Chris R
Chris R 25 gün önce
John Oliver is one of the few people that can routinely make me snort laugh. The writers for this show are brilliant 👌
PJ 9 gün önce
@AK 697 hm, I don't! remember what season that was?
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@AK 697 Lmfao it still is, little better now tho. Slightly
AK 697
AK 697 17 gün önce
remember that season where the writing staff obviously changed and half the "jokes" were bizarrely unfunny & woke? That sucked ass. Good thing that's over with.
onigiri_girl 13 gün önce
I worked for a franchise owner for 10yrs when I was younger. My friends and family would tell me "you should open your own subway" No way. I see the crap my owner had to put up with. I remember they were worried about a subway going in a hospital across the street from our location. They were struggling to bid for that location so they wouldn't loose profits. They opened another new location for the same reason and it was in the negative for over a year. Thank god they had their first store to cover for the losses of the second. Subway Head office is deplorable.
bina nocht
bina nocht 8 gün önce
It also doesn't matter to them if the business makes money for your boss or not .... because they're buying real estate not running a resteraunt.
bina nocht
bina nocht 8 gün önce
Franchises are disgusting
TheDapperDolphin Aylar önce
Never underestimate the lengths that John Oliver will go to for a joke. That ending segment was fantastic.
Alex Thurner
Alex Thurner 23 gün önce
Would have loved to see some joghurt sauce dripping onto that meatball after a couple of seconds
F Flanman
F Flanman 24 gün önce
Yeah that was one of their best in a while 😂
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freakymoejoe2 13 gün önce
This sounds almost exactly like a pyramid scheme, the only thing missing is franchise owners having to sell more franchises
freakymoejoe2 Gün önce
@Mojo Jojo there are elements that are reminiscent yeah: The fact that it seems like subways main income comes from conning people into franchises that they cant get out of, and they have to lie to new prospective victims
Mojo Jojo
Mojo Jojo Gün önce
So it's exactly like a pyramid, except for the pyramid part? OK.
Critical Role Ace
That was exactly what I was thinking.
Captain Doomsday
Captain Doomsday 11 gün önce
Having to lie about everything being good if called is pretty close, though.
UltimateSpinDash 26 gün önce
When John said that anyone can open a Subway, I kind of expected the episode to end with the announcement that he and his team did just that. Although with the associated costs, it also would've been counterproductive. But that korean drama... I need more of it.
A New Hero121
A New Hero121 15 gün önce
Come to think of it, my city’s university has two subways on campus, another one is over near my job, and a new one opened up nearby just recently very close to the university, this makes that make sense in hindsight lol Also, neither here nor there, but there’s something surreal about that Korean drama subway is that my parents met when my dad was working at a subway, which is odd lol
Squee 16 gün önce
"Put sloppy bread cannons into their godbods" is the best sentence humanity has ever created.
Hannah Hickman
Hannah Hickman Aylar önce
You can tell the writers of the show actually watch Kdramas because this was so accurate, especially the acting of the villain
Dave Ottley
Dave Ottley 7 gün önce
and it was funny as fuck too!
Rohan Dasgupta
Rohan Dasgupta 11 gün önce
@Clair de Lune I watched Squid Game, and it was p good. I’ve also heard good things about DP, but other than those, most r p bad
Clair de Lune
Clair de Lune 11 gün önce
@Rohan Dasgupta you must be a typical hater. Watch D.P, Kingdom, Squid game, Hellbound, Skycastle.
Rohan Dasgupta
Rohan Dasgupta 13 gün önce
@Al Lnn kdramas always suck
Jason Howell
Jason Howell 25 gün önce
As a subway employee, I find this hilarious except for one thing at my subway there are about 7 in a 10-mile radius but there all owned by the same person
beezwings 16 gün önce
I never imagined my two worlds of love for John Oliver and love of kdramas could collide in such a beautiful way
MY FAVESTATION 14 gün önce
Literally crying laughing at the meatball scene, that was some great drama - I was so invested in their relationship !!
Mitchell Bland
Mitchell Bland 10 gün önce
To be fair, the community subway product placement was a joke about how crazy product placement is in tv shows. Like IIRC there was a guy who was legally named "subway" for "tax purposes" at one point.
Jorrit _
Jorrit _ Aylar önce
I'd love them to do an episode on Nestle, but that'd get a whole season's worth of content probably
Ciara C
Ciara C Gün önce
I just assume most massive businesses have done evil shit at this point
Spooky Boi
Spooky Boi 7 gün önce
I grew up right around the corner from their U.S Headquarters in Solon Ohio. I had heard many horror stories from former employees.
peachybuttercrunch 13 gün önce
I am sure
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@Angeles Torres what? Lmao no
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@Star maker 75 shitty food? Nah stop the cope
NekoPunch 25 gün önce
As an avid community fan, I love the community call back so much! Also for anyone who watches Korean Soap Operas, you will know how rampant Subway is lol
I'm sad to learn that these franchise business owners are being treated so poorly. I hope that things get better for them in the future.
Randscara 17 saatler önce
My last boss told me, "We're like a family here" without making any eye contact. My irregular stammer kicked in when I was on the phone one day in front of the boss. Next day, I found out (third-hand through an agency) that I was fired. Partly because I "didn't make eye contact with people". I've learned over the years that anyone that uses 'family' in a business context are just trying to tell you that you will be fighting a lot and that they can make you feel terrible about yourself. They never had me sign any documents and didn't put me through induction or any training. That said - 'Toyworld', where I worked for a fortnight before learning there was a staff toilet, and another fortnight before I felt like one.
kitty9tales 22 gün önce
about 10 years ago, Subway forced the closer of a Vegetarian Health food restaurant in Gross PT, MI called the Atomic Cafe for competition. at first, they tried using the law that two similar businesses had to be so many feet apart but it was ruled Atomic Cafe catering to veggie health food sandwiches and soup was a different type of establishment. then it went for doorway heights and counter top heights and it just kept going.
Sam the Magnificent
As a Korean, I am absolutely thrilled by the K-drama of the ending. Accuracy of actors' language, music, impression, chef kiss.
Hyun Woo Shin
Hyun Woo Shin Aylar önce
Living in this galaxy
@Daeseong Kim sorry I ment 'ahjussi'
Daeseong Kim
Daeseong Kim Aylar önce
@Living in this galaxy what
Mauricio Villegas
Mauricio Villegas Aylar önce
I'd watch this show! Where's a Netflix executive when you need one!
Sam Reid
Sam Reid Aylar önce
I am 100% on board with restaurants creating dramas inexplicably centered around their products. I desperately want to hear a hot Korean guy say “you’ve hamburgled my heart”
Josh 25 gün önce
At a subway I had the first real food poisoning in my life. This feels so reassuring to watch 😊
Shelby B
Shelby B 17 gün önce
Why didn't Jon mention that the "two people" meeting at Subway in the first kdrama is actually two grim reapers? Lol would have added nicely to the crazy plot points theme
Brian Battles
Brian Battles 12 gün önce
My daughter worked at a Subway and I once witnessed the owner making her remove olives from a sandwich she was making, saying "too many olives, just put on 6". Six slices of black olives. Six. And right in front of the customer who asked for olives. The customer said "never mind" and walked out.
YEGGERtalk 15 gün önce
Having just simply worked in the fast-food industry for an eon, I can only imagine how worse the stress is for franchisees. Watching this episode, and seeing that Hawaii Five-0 clip in there, just made me tempted to go buy Subway though, their Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki subs are actually tasty...
skylinec83 25 gün önce
Wow I haven’t laughed this hard in a while. The subway skit at the end had me in tears.
Stephen Choi
Stephen Choi 25 gün önce
Ok, this explains why there was a huge influx of Subway product placements in K-Dramas. I didn't realize this movement was so big.
Bad Advertisements
Bad Advertisements 25 gün önce
First time ever seeing this clip (or show in general) I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s similar to a talk show format, but has actual substance and is…dare I say…funny and entertaining? 🤯
Napoléon I Bonaparte
Napoléon I Bonaparte 26 gün önce
I love how the actors didn’t break from this parody.
hawkeye5955 25 gün önce
I think it's safe to bet there's moments where they did break character. I would have liked to see the bloopers.
beeble2003 2 saatler önce
When any business talks about itself being a family, you know the focus is on "You're stuck with us for life, even if you don't like us."
MysterySteve 11 gün önce
I'm just glad to see someone with a big audience giving attention to Community again
Brooklyn	🔴 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛
Major props to the actors in that parody drama. They put way more emotion into those lines than anyone could have expected of them.
Tom Watson
Tom Watson 19 saatler önce
Hey so this was great, and a really important exposé on the treatment of franchisees... but why no mention of workers?? I've worked at a subway in Australia for almost two years, where the company has been successfully taken to court for underpaying workers in many locations. Pretty sure I'm getting underpaid too, but the system is opaque enough that I don't really know. Because of the financial pressures placed on franchisees, and the fact that nobody opens a Subway out of actual passion, but are purely motivated by profit, workers are treated really badly. Judging from what I hear online and from other franchises, this is a universal experience. Staff turnover is massive (I'm the longest-serving employee at my store by a considerable margin) as older employees are replaced by younger, cheaper employees who know less about their rights. Last Week Tonight is right to point out the exploitation of subway franchisees... but these are people who can afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars to start up a new store in the first place. They're hardly clinging on at the margins. But Subway employees on the other hand... Subway employees are either young students who are getting underpaid/mistreated and don't know or don't have the mental bandwidth to care, or older employees who don't have many recognised skills, and so don't have anywhere else to go. That's where exploitation matters most. What about the workers John?
Durkslag Aylar önce
I like how they accidentally nailed the Subway skit more than expected. The mean, corrupt boss keeping the humble, worker main character down is one of the most common trope in Korean dramas. This shit checks out
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@H K lol missing the point honey.
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
lmfao korean drama
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson 16 gün önce
@L Batemon Heh, it would indeed seem. Heck, the Evil Boss showed up with a wooshing sound effect, like he blew in on a fell wind. I'm not familiar with K-drama tropes, but that seems Suspiciously Specific.
Jason Storey
Jason Storey 19 gün önce
@Jason Muchnick Because it quite literally and directly takes credit away from the writers and assumes they don't know anything. Only the OP knows anything about kdramas, how could professional television writers possibly know anything about the subject they're writing about?
Randomly Just There.
Randomly Just There. 25 gün önce
I kind of want to see more Korean dramas written by John Oliver and his team
cim888 Gün önce
My wife is korean so I'm "forced" to watch a lot of their dramas... this was brilliant!
Azunami 18 gün önce
I'm not really a Kdrama fan, but the Subway skit at the end was perfect LOL
gk 15 gün önce
I have had food poisoning twice from eating at subway. My fault 🤦‍♂️ but after eating their tuna sub, I was violently ill and feared for my life no joke.
Indebtfolife Aylar önce
The amount of effort to write and produce a seemingly complete and fully staffed Korean (??) melodrama short is truly chef's kiss.
Reason 28 gün önce
@Rajesh Upadhyay Flagged for spamming under multiple accounts.
Richard Wahl
Richard Wahl 28 gün önce
I just lookup her name online and found her webpage, thanks
investorwest 28 gün önce
@Lezlie Whicker Thank you, Going through her profile in her webpage, she smashed all her state certificate and accreditation
Dr.ervin Galen
Dr.ervin Galen 28 gün önce
Paid off $892000 loan within 7 months thanks to Madam Priscilla! So happy we are finally onto baby step 4, 5 & 6! Amazing! 🇨🇦
David Hudson
David Hudson 28 gün önce
A news host spoke so highly of this💕 woman Priscilla Dearmin-Turner and her loss prevention strategies been trying to get to her ever since
S Dot
S Dot 8 gün önce
This is hilarious and true. I love Subway, it’s entrained in my habits. But they deserved this. I know what it is.
Rajiv Joseph
Rajiv Joseph 24 gün önce
Loved this. More business analysis by John please. This is really educational.
Marth 25 gün önce
I’ll never eat at a Subway ever again, tasteless sandwiches, incompetent employees who can’t make said tasteless sandwiches, and learning about their crooked practices sealed the deal for me.
ChromeDestiny 10 gün önce
Yup, I've noticed for a while a major dip in quality of their product. The last time a went to a Subway nearly a decade ago I thought it was like if a prison tried to make deli food.
Mickael Vest
Mickael Vest 23 gün önce
The moment they mentioned the Korean drama, I knew John could not resist doing one of his own xD
David Leon
David Leon Aylar önce
Subway signing away the identity and rights of a human and enrolling them as a student named “Subway” in Community remains one of my favorite jokes in the entire show.
E. Moonbound
E. Moonbound 17 gün önce
@Billy Nock I despise life
Billy Nock
Billy Nock 17 gün önce
@E. Moonbound they can fry them in animal fat
calmbbaer 24 gün önce
@E. Moonbound - look up the lawsuit against McDonald's
E. Moonbound
E. Moonbound 24 gün önce
Charlie Gonzalez
Charlie Gonzalez 25 gün önce
@calmbbaer A
kv nvk
kv nvk 25 gün önce
Up until recently, before the location in the local Wal-Mart closed about a year ago, there were a total of FOUR Subway shops in my town of approximately 6,500, with two of them roughly a block from each other. Made me wonder how any of them managed to turn a profit and stay in business for as long as they have.
BlueNeon81 18 gün önce
Up until 2020, there were SEVEN Subway shops within 1 km diameter in my hometown (There were totally 13 of them in the whole town). Today, only 2 shops are still operating within that mentioned 1 km diameter (only 6 shops remained in whole town). One shop became, and I'm not kidding, Los Sandwiches. Basically it's like Subway, but some sandwich names were renamed (Subway Melt became Los Melt). It's operated by former Subway franchisee and it uses the same Subway equipment, which stayed in the shop. Even the shop wasn't closed at all, it just became something different in a day. And our national Subway HQ did literally nothing.
Jay Y
Jay Y 22 gün önce
@Boston M. Brand My hometown has Chik Fil As like that. Literally across from one another. Not even the Starbucks are as closely packed
Boston M. Brand
Boston M. Brand 24 gün önce
I remember once going to the airport to pick up some friends and on the way I saw two different gas stations built across from one another (literally across the street) and both had Subways built within them. Eventually one of them closed, but I cannot imagine two of the same restaurants literally being across from one another.
Casey 11 gün önce
I remember realizing a few years back that my hometown had more Subways than Starbucks or McDonald’s or A&Ws or Tim Hortons. 19 in a city of 200k, or in other words one for every 10500 people.
Jordan Aethelric
Jordan Aethelric 10 gün önce
That might be the best parody video yet. Cleverly building off all the elements of the episode and was somehow more ridiculous and believable than the original.
Stuart Martin
Stuart Martin Gün önce
This may well be the fifth glass of wine I've had tonight talking, but thank you for giving Original Loyal Subway Guy a happy ending in your Korean melodrama, John. I needed that.
Brian Dowling
Brian Dowling Aylar önce
The bread issue in Ireland was due to tax purposes. Bread is considered a staple food and has a lower tax rate compared to cake which is a luxury and has a higher rate. Subway bread was found to have much more sugar than bread normally does, so it was argued that it was cake. It's just bad bread.
GreetinFace Gün önce
@Jen Elaina what you just described are technically "confections " ...sweetened dough etc. What subway does is give people an extra buzz and it in turn creates a dependancy, an addiction to the product. The bread/cake controversy was a tax evasion case.
Wanda Haiche
Wanda Haiche 5 gün önce
@whuzzzup Not so. Brioche (French) is sold in the bread section at my store. Bought one once. Too SWEET to EAT, even as cake, let alone bread.
Acrii Nightstalker
Acrii Nightstalker 12 gün önce
@Chris Pirillo Is Eboola Okay? Leave then
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@Acrii Nightstalker lmfao malding. Under a john oliver vid? Yes i will always assume that, turns out to be true 9 out of 10 times
Rachel Knight Online
Rachel Knight Online 24 gün önce
I used to manage a subway, this I can confirm is true in many ways
Tech Explores NYC
Tech Explores NYC 25 gün önce
He forgot the part where subway corporate in an effort to cut costs messed around with grocery deliveries (franchisees must buy ingredients from corporate) and causing the restaurants to have stale lettuce and tomatoes
Kit Vixen
Kit Vixen 24 gün önce
Lmao the lack of exclusivity thing is so true. When I was looking for jobs in a SUBURB, there were 7 subways within TWO MILES of me. And there were more farther out. Who needs that many subways?
J M 15 gün önce
Thanks for making this! really interesting. I've been boycotting my local subway due to the extreme prices, but now I feel bad for them. They probably don't even want to be owners anymore with how subway is run. They probably don't have much of a choice. very sad
Tsukiru Aylar önce
"When you buy a franchise, you enter into a family" I'm reminded of a really good tweet. "if a job hire u on the spot and say welcome to the family you bout to encounter multiple human rights violations"
fiquitoyunque 25 gün önce
Not just a family… a famiglia!
Ed Denoy
Ed Denoy 28 gün önce
@Andrew A Indeed it is.
W 28 gün önce
I have worked over the table with family. They did not welcome me into their family because I wasn't in their immediate family lol. They welcomed me into their place of business so we could both make money. 0 human rights violations encountered.
kome360 28 gün önce
Imma retweet this, thx
Genevieve Tripp
Genevieve Tripp 20 gün önce
I just got very emotionally invested in that last Subway sketch. 😂
Nicola Li
Nicola Li 10 gün önce
I went into a subway at the height of COVID in Vancouver in the middle of the night because I wanted a cup of coffee and this sounds hard to believe but nothing else was open. The guy behind the counter insisted on making a fresh pot which meant I had to wait a good five minutes. He didn't fill my cup from the dispensing coffee machine but waited for the urn to be full first. My desire for coffee was put aside by my desire to be spiteful, he was making coffee as slowly as possible. Once it was ready I told him at least this Subway now has fresh coffee and walked out. I never did find that late night coffee...
Rennis Tora
Rennis Tora 10 gün önce
Subway has always been garbage here in my part of Canada, with the local brand Mr. Sub being far better, though not without their shortcomings. I will say however, they've never given me or my family food poisoning, unlike Subway did to my father, 3 times, each time from a different place...
k patterson
k patterson 7 gün önce
Mr Sub is far superior, love the Canadian Club
AJayy Pollock
AJayy Pollock 23 gün önce
As someone who worked for subway this is all very true. Because of the market they paid me 8.00$ and hour and said that's all they could afford 🤣🤣 you've got me effed up. So I worked for about 6 months and quit because the environment was garbage and toxic. Not a great place in general.
Fusilier7 Aylar önce
Who ever made that K-drama parody, give 'em a raise. The dialogue was the most impressive, the script sounds like a legit K-drama, this really captured the way Koreans speak, but I also like how Subway is depicted as a Chaebol, which I suppose it is.
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
hhahaha epic K Drama hehe
Amber Aylar önce
@Rocket Small The Call was pretty engaging until the very end... where they totally fucked it all up!!
Rocket Small
Rocket Small Aylar önce
im convinced any korean people in a video can make good movie or TV example: train to Busan. that movie was just some tourist documenting his train ride. or the call. that movie was just some girl filming for TikTok or parasite. which was just the backup camera man filming random stuff all dialogue was ad liped
4bibimimi Aylar önce
@Thomas Hughes yes! But as I recall it was Taco Bell who won the great restaurant War and as a result all restaurants are now Taco Bell.
j gom
j gom 23 gün önce
Just beautiful! Thank you John and team for always doing some great reporting. What a Con.
Jordan Anderson
Jordan Anderson 25 gün önce
This is absolutely amazing! I've never laughed so hard in my entire life! I was on the ground crying laughing! Thank you so much for this! You just made my entire week!
Servragh Giorsal
Servragh Giorsal 11 gün önce
I REALLY admire this guy,and he always give us something's to thiñk about!
Regdu Geht
Regdu Geht 4 gün önce
John Oliver is one of the few people that can routinely make me snort laugh. The writers for this show are brilliant 👌
Lonely Sandwich
Lonely Sandwich Aylar önce
Whenever John says "Our lawyers suggested..." you KNOW the funniest bit is coming right up.
Charlon Official
Charlon Official 26 gün önce
The Lawyer: Subway doesn't taste that good... The Other Lawyer: yes, I have an idea for the next show!
Esinam Adzo
Esinam Adzo 26 gün önce
@Kristina Jones I'm sure they will do something along the line but LNT is not really a "focus on the headline now" kinda show
Kristina Jones
Kristina Jones 26 gün önce
@Esinam Adzo I was leaning more towards another right wing extremist, fox news takedown. The kids manifesto was all whiny fox talking points.
Esinam Adzo
Esinam Adzo 26 gün önce
@Kristina Jones like I said, they have covered gun control, but Americans don't seem to want to do anything about that problem that leads to this type of tragedy so how many shows will it take?
Kristina Jones
Kristina Jones 26 gün önce
@Esinam Adzo this will be three weeks.
cyto- 25 gün önce
21:21 This Korean drama skit was real because all the actors actually spoke Korean like how they do in K-Drama and not some fake actors who can't speak Korean.
S S 13 gün önce
😂 That k-drama parody was hilarious. The acting was too good. I was actually getting invested 🤦
Adam Wartski-Ben-Or
I will say this. I worked for Subway for about a year in my early 20s. Its a great job when you have no responsibility and loads of free time. Seriously, I got laid so much and discounts everywhere in my local shopping mall just for an extra meatball here and there!
Tenly2009 14 gün önce
The best closing for this episode would have been for John to reveal that they had pitched this episode idea to Subway - and that they had actually received product placement money from Subway for it!
Living Mythology
Living Mythology Aylar önce
I love when John does stories like this. It’s nice to take a break from the realm of war and politics to do a story mocking a horrible sandwich shop.
Mr. ♜
Mr. ♜ Aylar önce
I like their egg and cheese flatbread sandwich...
G.D. Graham
G.D. Graham Aylar önce
A lesser Gracie
A lesser Gracie Aylar önce
Living myth. Yes I thought so too at first but I think he picked the biggest and worst bc the others will follow in public perception as they are also egregious businesses. However, it's all intertwined. To many world wide this is a livelihood. To just say I'm not going to eat there anymore is not really the answer. there are people stuck in the middle who are hurting and I imagine it isn't limited to Subway. It's a big problem that DOES stem from the Capitalistic idea of owning your own business, being your own boss, and that kind of mythological independence we're taught is so easy to attain.
JAMES C Aylar önce
This is only half the show. He still does those things on a weekly basis.
Ken C
Ken C 23 gün önce
That parody Korean sandwich drama (at the end) was SO funny! [I'm never going to another Subway again--even though the last one I went to was in Southeast Asia/Thailand].
Lindsay Chu
Lindsay Chu 21 gün önce
John Oliver, you're insane for filming that Subway Korean Drama. 10/10 would watch all 5 seasons
Amelia 14 gün önce
There was a subway opened (quickly shut down) in my extremely remote 800 person northern Canadian town. It was a crazy move from them.
Amelia 10 gün önce
@Alexis Caldera Yeah this place doesn't even have a gas station, a bar or a grocery store yet there was a subway lol
Alexis Caldera
Alexis Caldera 11 gün önce
There’s subways in so many small northern towns. Vanderhoof, hazleton, Houston, Kitimat… just a few off the top of my head
Randy Bedford
Randy Bedford 11 gün önce
I would love to see the blooper reel for the Korean skit. "Has that been in your pocket all day?" hahaha
sockety 26 gün önce
when I was at subway, the server asked "is that good", I said "yes that's perfect", and he said "that's what you get when you work at subway for 5 years: perfect sandwiches and depression".
Kieran Jaegar
Kieran Jaegar 4 saatler önce
Oh, sweetie ;_;
Augustogabe dot com
Augustogabe dot com 4 gün önce
Wanda Haiche
Wanda Haiche 5 gün önce
5 years at Subway; my heart aches for him. I owned a franchise for one year and then, boy, sought greener pastures. Found 'em, too.
Cliche Guevara
Cliche Guevara 6 gün önce
Here's a thought: Get a new job.
H. 7 gün önce
@Tresorthas 67 in Croatia! And government is thinking about raising the retirement age to 68.
Dicleon Goldenheart
Dicleon Goldenheart 26 gün önce
the production value in the ending scene has no reason to be this good; like always it's great.
Amber 25 gün önce
They really gave it the full-on K- drama treatment!
Renato Corvaro
Renato Corvaro 16 gün önce
Corporate assholes being corporate assholes? Yeah, sounds right. Thanks for the video John and team. :)
rj smith
rj smith 14 gün önce
The “when you “by” a franchise” and “we don’t “fell” sorry for ourselves” things remind me of a sign I saw once in front of a new shawarma take out place in Toronto. It read , “Ground Opening sale, half price shawarma”. I tried explaining it to the guy, but just gave up, wished him good luck with the new business, and took my shawarma.
Nemo Jose
Nemo Jose 13 saatler önce
The subway themed Korean drama at the end was actually strangely good like wtf why was I so invested in such a short amount of time? It had no business being that good
Sealife Aylar önce
I absolutely love how, because John Oliver has the protection of HBO lawyers, he can rip into to any corporation he wants to tell it like it is. Meanwhile their own employees are scared shitless of retaliation.
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@Sulfen literally. So many people overreacting and showing how ignorant they are. Shits too funny
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@Exeunt Omnes (Ecks-ay-Oont Om-nays) no it doesnt
Edriss Scofield
Edriss Scofield 16 gün önce
@Ihab H. Bouch I was enjoying that :(
DraculaCronqvist 19 gün önce
That's called hypocrisy.
vuong tran van
vuong tran van 19 gün önce
RasTomas Stanford
RasTomas Stanford 26 gün önce
This had me in stitches. Love you John.
cnmmd qiuoo
cnmmd qiuoo 5 gün önce
John Oliver is one of the few people that can routinely make me snort laugh. The writers for this show are brilliant
Cybercity Oedo 808
Cybercity Oedo 808 26 gün önce
I ate subway almost everyday when I used to work at Walmart from 2012-2015... I lost a ton of weight probably because there was no real nutrients in the food to begin with.
ChromeDestiny 10 gün önce
Probably would have had a lot to do with being on your feet most of the day.
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
@Big Papi Churro ermm
Millennial Mari
Millennial Mari 18 gün önce
ctdieselnut 19 gün önce
The bread is just air, pretending to be bread.
Big Papi Churro
Big Papi Churro 22 gün önce
Congrats on becoming another Jared!
Logan K
Logan K 16 gün önce
Man this is just genius , hats off to the whole team as usual, thanks all
tuczyn Aylar önce
The segment at the end was amazing and the people who wrote it (and the actors and everyone else of course) did a brilliant job!
djhero0071 27 gün önce
It is absolutely spam. Just report it and hope to the algorithm god that something gets done about it.
Brian Nelson
Brian Nelson 27 gün önce
@Hòmè Ďeçoŕè is this spam or..?
Hòmè Ďeçoŕè
Hòmè Ďeçoŕè 28 gün önce
*Use SoundProof Curtains to Stop Outside Noise by 80% (25db)* with The Legend of *EcoCurtains.Online* snowquen's is my idol. Hes the person i aspire to be, hes my light of day.
son van
son van 28 gün önce
Thomas W.
Thomas W. 28 gün önce
As usual 😉
Kapalaran Sagisun
Kapalaran Sagisun 26 gün önce
that subway plot had a lot going on .. i would totally keep watching it.
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