John Oliver’s Breakdown Of The 1997 Classic ‘Air Bud’ Is An All-Time Internet Video

This is one of those rare-long form videos on the Internet where it is entirely worth the 15 minutes to watch. John Oliver swerves so far out of its lane to take a blowtorch to the 1997 classic Air Bud and everything about it. It’s rightfully so. I’ve had a take for a few years now that I debuted on my old podcast, The Show, that the entire premise of Air Bud being based on the fact that there “ain’t no rule that says a dog can’t play basketball” is the most absurd premise of all time.

Finally, someone from the mainstream media sees my point and is bringing it – and much more – to light. Also, RIP in peace to Josh’s dead dad.

P.S. We’re still working on re-uploading all of the old archived episodes of The Show back online after fighting them away from a previous employer. To check out the old episodes (and fun interviews), check it out here or wherever podcasts are found.


Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter (which he apparently thought was important enough to share here). He also wears pants everyday.