Heartwarming / Real Time with Bill Maher

  • October 4, 2013: In the New Rule "Slob Rule", Bill criticizes what he calls America's "Slob Culture", where Americans have become too casual or indifferent about their personal appearance and and how it's affecting our self-esteem. He then cites the "Broken Windows theory" by discussing how New York City gradually stopped being The Big Rotten Apple because of numerous improvements to itself in The '90s. He tells the audience "Don't be a broken window."
  • November 22, 2013: For the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, Bill uses the New Rule "Myth America" to ponder whether John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan was much cooler, with him picking JFK. During the monologue, Bill talks about his father, who was similar to JFK, and how both influenced his political views.
    • And on the other side of the coin, he admits that he understands why conservatives like Reagan so much, as he was their Kennedy. While he thinks JFK and his era was a lot cooler than Reagan's, it's still a really nice thing to say.
  • November 20, 2015: On the last show of 2015, Bill does something he's been wanting to do for weeks, but had no time to.
    Bill: Our friend Jimmy Carter, who is a hero to me, I think the only American president who never fired a shot. In the summer when he got sick he had a press conference and they asked him what he would like to happen before his time on Earth was over and he said "I want the last guinea worm to die before I do." Three and a half million people in Africa used to die from the guinea worm, I'm not sure what that worm does but it's not good. Water filters that Jimmy Carter and his people put in there reduced that to 126 people. I just think this is a better way to handle it than bombing people.
  • March 25, 2016: Bill starts the show with a tribute to Garry Shandling.
  • Bill's honest plea to his audience, on the eve of his 60th birthday, to sign a White House petition to get President Obama on his show before he leaves the White House.
    • And then, after months of not knowing, Bill announced on his October 28th, 2016 show that Obama would appear the next week. Happy birthday, Bill.