Oh, you thought that movie about the basketball-playing dog was something you’d always look back on fondly?
Well think again. In the Last Week Tonight web exclusive above, John Oliver breaks down the many insufficiencies of the 1997 hit movie Air Bud in painful detail, from the disappointing reality of Buddy’s basketball stats (only four field goals) to the deeply troubling ethical questions the movie raises.
“Does Buddy only deserve a better home if he’s good at basketball?” asks Oliver at one point. “And if the answer to that is yes, what does that say about us as a society?”
Makes you think, doesn’t it?