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Wait, That’s NOT the Joker? | Um, Actually [Full Episode]

September 10, 2019

– From Navi to Navi, nerds
like a lot of things. But there’s something
they love above all else and that is correcting people. This is Um, Actually. (upbeat music) Joining us today we have
Brennan Lee Mulligan. – Good morning. – [Mike] Kirk Damato. – Bling blong. – [Mike] And Marisha Ray. – Hello. – Thank you so much, the three of you for joining us today. – The adrenaline’s starting to kick in. (laughing) – This is your first time. – It is. – [Mike] And this is
returning for the two of you. – Be gentle.
– Brennan, steel-y eyed. One of these days, you’re gonna lose. – I would welcome that
day because it would mean a return to feeling anything. – Well good, maybe today will be that day. (laughing) Well, thank you so much for joining us. If it’s your first time watching this, you have no idea what the
hell we’re doing here. This is a stack of statements. These are incorrect statements of the things you know and love. It’s up to you to correct me. All your corrections must be preceded with the phrase, “Um, Actually”. If you don’t say that, I
won’t give you the point and you can interrupt me at
any point in the question as soon as you see what’s wrong. Those are the only two
rules, fairly simple. – And we can interrupt
you any time we want? – That’s right.
– Hell yeah. – I think you’re gonna kill us. (laughing) – I’m coming for you, Brennan. – Brennan’s already playing mind games. – That’s what I want, that’s
the spirit I wanna see. I just want someone to put me in my place. – That’s what we all want, Brennan. We’ve all been begging for someone to put you in your ——- place. – This is like the classic archetype of the person who’s like, I’ve traveled the land looking for the person who can best me. That’s what I want, I wanna get creamed. Let’s see if it happens today. – Well, all right, let’s go
into our first question then. Water, earth, fire, air. These are the four types of bending featured in the “Avatar: The
Last Airbender” universe. However, there is a fifth
type: Energybending, which is older than all the other forms and can be used to strip a bender of their magical abilities. Taught to Avatar Aang by
an ancient lion turtle, the only known Energybenders are Aang, Amon, and Avatar Korra. (bell chimes)
– Um, actually, to name the fifth type
of bending that there is? – That is not what the question
is but you can if you want. – Metalbending. – No.
(bell chimes) – [Mike] Marisha. – Um, actually, there were other Energybenders in the Legend of Korra, I think. (laughing) – No, that’s not what we’re doing but I like the bush
whacking that we’re doing. Like, maybe we can, we hack away enough bushes, maybe we can
– I’ll find it. – see something in here. (bell chimes) – Um, actually, it wasn’t a
lion turtle who taught this. – Incorrect, incorrect. (bell chimes) – Um, actually, Avatar
Roku could not bend energy, he could just sort of astral
project through reincarnation? – Did you say Avatar Roku? – Yeah. – I did not list that as one
of the things. (laughing) – Wait.
(bell chimes) – Um, actually, Avatar
Roku knows how to do it? (laughing) – Stop talking about Avatar Roku. I never said Roku. – Why are you so dismissive
about Avatar Roku? We are pulling the thread,
we’re gonna unravel this. (laughing) – Amon isn’t an Energybender. He uses bloodbending, which
is a form of waterbending – Oh. – to essentially do the same thing, to block peoples’ chi so
they can’t actually bend. So, in essence, it has a similar effect but he’s not Energybending,
he’s bloodbending. – See, none of this is in the movie, which is what I consider cannon. – Oh, for shame. (laughing) Get out, get out, Kirk. (laughing) – I was talking about
how funny it would be to have a whole episode with just a bunch of Avatar questions. But never reference the show,
only talk about the movie, just to make people just like, whole blood vessels bursting in people. – Yes, it’d be 30 minutes of a nosebleed. – Yeah, well no points for that one. But our next question here is about D&D. Combat strategy is an important
part of fifth edition D&D. For example: a group of adventures
comes across a gathering of goblins about to make a blood sacrifice to the goblin deity of Maglubiyet. The party’s barbarian might
choose to enter a rage and rush right in to the fight. But the party’s rogue might
prefer a stealthier approach to earn a surprise round of actions at the beginning of combat. (bell chimes)
– [Mike] Marisha. – Um, actually, the rogue only
gets sneak attack advantage if he hasn’t been alerted
to the party of goblins? – Incorrect. (bell chimes) – Kirk.
– Um, actually– – (laughing) This is
just to spite Brennan. – The goblin deity is not
Maglubbity, blah, blah, blah. That’s the god of those fish creatures. – That’s incorrect,
Brennan’s very dismissive of even that guess. – Maglubiyet is 100
percent the god of the gobs that can be found on
the planet of Acheron, which is located between
Mechanis and Baytor. – Hmm. (bell chimes) – Um, actually, the rules were changed in fifth edition
concerning surprise rounds. Surprise is now a condition
that affects creatures in the normal first round of combat. – That is correct. – Wow.
– Damn it. I knew it in my heart too.
(laughing) – You both knew that’s
where the situation was. But, yes, surprise rounds
don’t exist in five new rules. Fun that barbarians can
just choose to enter a rage. – [Marisha] Yeah.
– It’s a very hulk-like thing. Just like, I’m always angry. (laughing) They can just choose to do this. – Do you think they have triggers or they have bracelets that
they’re like, ——- Angela. (laughing) I remember her. – Go ahead, get into it,
get into the head space. – Barbarians keep one voicemail
on their phone at all times. They can just be like,
oh yeah, that ——-, oh, you think you’re hot —-. (laughing) – Well, that’s a point for Brennan. (laughing) – Until 2018, the single longest work of literary fiction was a piece of “Harry Potter” fan fiction, known as “The Subspace
Emissary’s World Conquest,” which followed the story
of an original character named Chris who befriended and adventured with a variety of canonical characters. It has since been surpassed
by a piece of fan fiction set in the universe of “Kantai Collection”, a digital card game featuring WWII ships personified as anime girls. – Um, actually, none
of that —- happened. (laughing) Is that right? – The first question where
literally everything’s wrong. A complete work of fiction. Um, actually, incorrect. (bell chimes) – Kirk. – Um, actually, that’s
not a digital card game. I think that one with
the girls being ships, I’ve seen it in Japan
where I used to live. (laughing) – I don’t think it is that. – Hey, I appreciate that
this largely inscrutable. I understand that but that is wrong. (bell chimes)
– [Mike] Marisha. – Um, actually, it wasn’t World War two. It was the Cold War with the Soviet Union because ships? (laughing) – Incorrect, incorrect, look,
it’s clear no one knows this so I’m tempted to just call this. – You don’t want 10
minutes of us taking stabs at all the nouns in there? – We could do 10 minutes of
taking stabs at all the nouns. You know what, I’ll give everyone one more round of guesses, Brennan. – Um, actually, the longest
piece of fan fiction prior to the “Kantai Collection” was not the “Harry Potter” fan
fiction that you mentioned. It was a fan fiction I
wrote about Avatar Roku. (laughing) and his mastery of airbending. – Here’s the thing Brennan,
you’re joking around but you’ve actually stumbled into the thing that is wrong here, (laughing) which is the piece about which it was not “Harry Potter” fan fiction. So, I will give you the point unless someone can tell me
what fan fiction it was. (bell chimes)
– Um, actually, the longest piece of fan fiction
was “Twilight” fan fiction. (bell chimes)
– [Mike] Incorrect, Kirk. – Um, actually, and I
thought because of the title, I was like, subspace, “Harry Potter”? Those don’t go together. – [Mike] Yeah. – So, I would have to guess “Star Trek”? – Good guess but no. Brennan, do you want to venture a guess? I’m gonna give you the point anyway. – Um, actually, the longest
piece of fan fiction was about Babylon 5. – (laughing) Incorrect, I will
give you the point, Brennan, for happening to stumble
into what was wrong at least. The Subspace Emissary’s World Conquest was a “Super Smash Brothers” fan fiction. (cheers) – No way. – Oh my god, but it makes sense. – Honestly, yeah, if you’re
gonna write fan fiction– – There’s so many stories to tell. – Smash Brothers is kind
of already fan fiction in a weird way. Like, we’re gonna put all
these things together. – Wow, that’s brilliant. – Well, against all odds,
Brennan gets that one. – Doesn’t feel good, but I’ll take it. – Very good, hey, you know what, games are won by those
points that don’t feel good. (laughing) This next question is a
fan-submitted question. So, this is from one of
the fans writing in to you. – Thanks, fan. – This question comes from JayDubs. JayDubs says, The TV
show ‘Gotham’ portrays the titular city in its pre-Batman years. Following detective Jim Gordon, we encounter an array of familiar villains including Catwoman, Penguin,
Joker, and the Riddler. (bell chimes) – [Mike] Brennan. – Um, actually, is it
accurate to refer to Catwoman as a villain in the context of this show? – Interesting, we’re going
to though. (laughing) – Okay.
(bell chimes) – Um, actually, I don’t
know if they ever got around to having The Joker in the show. – That’s correct.
– But. – The Joker is not portrayed on the show. There is a Joker-like
character named Jerome Valeska but it’s been confirmed that
he’s a sort of precursor to The Joker and not The Joker himself, making The Joker a joke thief. (laughing) – But there’s a guy on the
show who does a crazy laugh and has a big smile, that’s not The Joker? – It has been confirmed
that is not The Joker. – Is it confirmed like
the way Lost confirmed it wasn’t purgatory and
it ——– was purgatory and they guessed it right away? – Look, I mean, who knows what
the future will hold but– – Is there are a bunch of
fucking writers being like, sorry guys, it’s not The Joker. —-, —-, —-, —-, —-, —-, —-. – Somehow they figured this out. Yep, that is a point for Marisha. – Yes, num-num-num-num-num. – Very tricky one but if
you have an issue with that, take it up with JayDubs. All right, we’re gonna move on to our first shiny question of the game. This is a game called Name That Flora. (upbeat music) On the other side of this, there is a collection of sentient plants from TV, movies, video games. It’ll be up to you to
identify those plants. Whoever can identify the
most will get the point. If you tie for the most,
you’ll both share that point. Let’s go ahead and flip these over. – I’m so excited
– Take a look at these plants. Look at all these fun sentient plants. There’s so many from so many places. (mystical music) – —-, what was the name of this? – Yeah, let’s see what you’ve got here. Brennan, we’ll start with you. Tell us who these flora are. – [Brennan] Okay, starting top left and going reading order,
you got your boy Groot. Gotta know his name, he says it a lot. And I think this should be a two-pointer. You have Fangorn also known as Treebeard. – I’m not gonna give you
two points for having– – If I say his full name in Entish, which does take a couple hours, can I get a point for that? (laughing) Audrey II, Poison Ivy,
going down to the next row, that’s Zhaan from
“Farscape”, ——- rules. Swampthing, you got
Cucey from “VeggieTales”, Boston Rob, you got
Whitney, Old Man Rickers. A real one which is Grandmother Willow and then Dennis Kucinich. And those are my answers. – Well, you started strong and then things kind of tailed
off a little bit at the end. But Kirk, let’s see how you did. – Very similar, knowing Groot, Treebeard, Audrey II, Poision Ivy. I didn’t know Zhaan but I do
not it’s Larry the Cucumber. (groans) Larry the Cucumber. – Did you get Swampthing? – I did get Swampthing, yes. And then on the bottom row, I could only get
Grandmother Willow as well. – Okay. – So, one’s a little
embarrassing of a mess-up. – [Mike] Oh, no.
– So, I had Groot, I had Treebeard and then I wrote Seymour on Audrey II, which I
should’ve known better. Right IP, wrong name. – [Kirk] Yeah. – Poison Ivy, didn’t get
what that is, Swampthing. I did write Cucumber of the
Cloth from “VeggieTales”. (laughing) – Close. – It’s a good description, yeah. – And then the angry
daisy is from “Undertale” and it’s driving me mad that I can’t remember it’s actually name and then Grandmother Willow. – All right, let’s see. This is gonna be very close. One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven for Brennan. Seven for Kirk, five for Marisha. Brennan and Kirk are both
tied for the most there. So you’ll both get a point
there, and we’ll go down here. We’ve got Groot, Treebeard,
Audrey II, Poison Ivy, Zhaan, Swampthing, Larry the Cucumber, and then The Thorian from “Mass Effect”, this is Flowey the
Flower from “Undertale”. – Oh, Flowey, —- you guys. (laughing) Come on. – There’s a chance you
might just guess this if you just guess something
very simple and obvious. Then we have the Deku Tree from “Zelda”, Grandmother Willow from “Pocahontas” and finally, Skytree from “He-Man”. Okay, well we’ll go ahead and
we’ll collect those boards as a point for Brennan and Kirk. Well, we made a couple of
mistakes and you caught them. Here’s some of our favorite corrections from you, the viewers. @Austinch01 says, “Um,
actually, the first world “in “Kingdom Hearts” is technically
the station of awakening “as it was said to be a
separate world in #KH3”. Making this yet another
thing I don’t understand about “Kingdom Hearts”. @ColeBonin1 said, “Um,
actually you mispronounced “the name of sigil, it is
actually pronounced sigil.” And then he goes on to insult me. I may have also mispronounced your name. I don’t know if it’s Bonin or Bonin. And I’m gonna keep doing that. And from our exclusive
Dropout Discord Tsion Benjudah is an EMT and CPR
instructor who has frankly too much information
about the proper methods of administering Asprin
in case of a heart attack. Suffice it say, don’t listen to me. I am not a medical professional. I’m just the host of a nerdy game show. I don’t want your blood on my hands. – We’ll move straight
on to our next question. Back to our normal, everyday regular old Um, Actually questions. This is about “Game of Thrones”. (groans) The Iron Throne was forged at the order of Aegon the Conqueror, the
first of the Targaryen Kings, who conquered all seven
independent kingdoms of Westeros (bell chimes)
and unified them under his rule, yes, Brennan. – Um, actually, he did not conquer Dorne. – That is correct, he
did not conquer Dorne. Dorne joined through a union of marriage.
– Unbound, unbent, unbroken baby.
(laughing) They did you wrong in the show, they did you wrong in the show. I’m not sure how or why
Dorne wasn’t conquered or how that’s explained
militarily or economically. – Well, there was the hero of Dorne, of course, Michael Dorne. He played Worf and the dragons were like, we’re not gonna —- with
him, that guy’s cool. – We love TNG, why would
we fight Michael Dorne? (laughing) – We have some questions for him. (laughing) – [Mike The Fact Checker]
The general answer seems to be they used nontraditional
guerrilla warfare tactics. – That’s always the answer. – Well, sounds like a messy occupation. – Well, they had to get
all the way down there. I get it, I see it. – All right, well, point for Brennan. Dorne remained unconquered,
and we move on. Here’s a questions about “The Simpsons”. Homer Simpson was once
in a Grammy Award winning barbershop quartet called The Be Sharps. The group had four members:
Apu, Seymour Skinner, Homer, and Barney as lead singer. When the group broke up,
its members went back to their jobs, at which
point Homer learned he had been temporarily replaced
at the nuclear power plant by a chicken named Queenie. (bell chimes) – Um, actually, they didn’t
go back to their jobs because Barney’s unemployed? – Incor- I mean.
(bell chimes) (sighs) No, I’m not going to allow it. (laughing) – You know what I’m gonna say,
get in the fucking comments. (laughing) Because I think I’m right. – Um, actually, I would say, I can’t, first, I’m gonna attack you, yeah. – Yeah.
(laughing) – They’ve turned against each other. – For we to go against each other. I think at that point
Barney might’ve been working at the Bowlarama. – Oh.
– He might’ve still had his, he might’ve still been working there maybe because that’s the early eighties. But the um, actually, is it
wasn’t a chicken named Queenie. It was a duck named Stewart. Get back to work, Stewart.
(imitates duck quacking) That’s a scene in The Simpsons. I don’t know if that’s
the right one, it is? Oh, thank, good, good. – No, it is not. – Ah, damn it. – No, very funny that there
have been multiple birds who have taken over for jobs but no, this was a chicken named
Queenie who took over for Homer. (bell chimes)
– [Mike] Marisha. – Um, actually, what’s
his name that you said was the lead singer,
he’s not the lead singer. – Incorrect, Barney. – Barney.
– Barney was the lead. (bell chimes) – Um, actually, the never won a Grammy. – They did, but they didn’t
care that much about it (bell chimes)
because a Grammy, come on. (laughing) – [Mike] Marisha. – Um, actually, he wasn’t
temporarily replaced. It was permanent? – (laughing) Incorrect. – That is much funny. – [Mike] Yeah. From that point onward in “The Simpsons”, he never goes back to the power plant. – No. – I don’t know the answer
but I could sing the song. – I won’t give you a point for that. – Well, then I’m not gonna sing the song. (laughing) – All right, well, I will
reveal the answer and Kirk, you’re gonna throw your hands
up as soon as I say this. – I will. – There was a fifth member at one point. – Oh, well, come on, yeah, sure, sure. But they kicked him out. Chief Wiggum and then he tried to re-audition singing Dr. Doolittle. That’s not Dr. Doolittle at all. Time for this bird to fly, psh! ♪ If I could walk with the animals ♪ ♪ talk with the animals ♪ ♪ Grunts and squeaks and
squawks with the animals ♪ But a barbershop quartet by its
very nature is four members. But, fine, I don’t need the point. (laughing) But I’ll take some moral points. – Of course, they wouldn’t
add the fifth member but in the same way that people will say, oh, there was a fifth Beatle. And obviously they’re mirroring that. – [Kirk] Pete Best. – You could say that he was,
at one point, a Be Sharp. I am tempted to give
it to you a little bit just because I didn’t say who it was once I sort of fed you that fifth member. (inhales) Will I do this? (laughing) – (mumbles) ——–
just groveling out here. – [Mike] Sing for your supper. – ——– top of the ivory tower. Oh, do I feel like giving a point? – Am I entertained? – Envision a world where
we seize our destiny for ourselves and get in the comments. – Look, I just wanna sing,
all I wanna to do is sing. I’m that henchman. (sighs) Cuts to you just
leaning out a window, your big I Want song. You know what, Kirk? I’ll give you the point. I fed you the opening a little bit but you beat me to the specifics and it was perhaps a
little deceptively worded. (bell chimes)
So, I’ll give that to you. I’m in a generous mood this morning. (laughing) – Thank you. – You’re welcome. – You seem pissed. (laughing) – (exhales) I’m gonna remember this. I’m gonna remember for a long time. – Gotta sing a song, that’s it. (laughing) – All right, so next question. It’s about “The Good Place”. Janet, the robotic assistant
in “The Good Place”, is arguably one of the most
powerful beings on the show. She can be instantly summoned (bell chimes)
by saying– – Um, actually, your use of
the pronoun she indicates that she is a girl but she is not. – Damn it. – That is one of two things
wrong with that opening. (bell chimes)
Marisha, do you know the other one?
– Um, actually, she’s not a robot. – That is correct, she is
both not a girl, not a robot. – She’s not a robot. – She repeatedly says both those things, I am not a girl, I am not a robot. – How generous do we feel now Mr. Trap?
– How generous do we feel now indeed? I am tempted not to give it to Brennan. (laughing) but although it is technically true. I do think they use the
pronoun she on Janet even though she does frequently say, “I am not a girl.” However, you did know that bit so I’ll read the rest of the question while I mull over how
generous I feel today. (laughing)
– This is an indignity. (laughing) – I will give you both the point. – Aw, yeah. (exhales) I was gonna say, um, actually, Derek’s genitals are made of wind chimes. It has nothing to do, I just felt like throwing in (bell chimes)
a little fact to it. – As a little extra. Dual point, a shared point there and we will go on to
our next shiny question. (upbeat music) Here’s a shiny called, “What’s
wrong with this picture?” You have a picture in front
of you with something wrong. First person to identify
it will get the point. All right, go ahead and flip those over. Tell me what’s wrong, what’s
wrong with this picture? (dramatic music) (bell chimes)
– Oh my goodness. – [Mike] Brennan, yes. – Um, actually, this is the British cover and the steering wheel’s
on the wrong side. – That’s correct. (grunts) – Yes, this is the British cover and that is an American car. The wheel is on the wrong side
for this to be a British car. Well, that is a point for Brennan for recognizing the crazy wizard car. The wheel on the wrong side. Hey, look, I know I’m not perfect. I’ve probably said something
pretty wrong and you caught it. If you have something
that you wanna correct, you can tweet @UmActuallyShow or go to the exclusive Dropout
Discord and correct us there. If we like it, we might give you a point. What is our point spread
right now, six, two, two? – Wow. Wow, all right. – I’m just happy I’m not
going home empty-handed. (laughing) – There’s some lovely parting gifts. – There’s not a nerd lawyer
that’s gonna be like, we need to talk. – What happened out there?
– What happened about that? – All right, here’s a “Lord
of the Rings” question. The gigantic, sentient
tree people known as Ents are capable of reproduction, but dying off because the only remaining
Ents are all male. The Entwives were destroyed by Sauron, his forces massacring them in (bell chimes)
front of the male, yes. – Um, actually, they were
not destroyed by Sauron, they just ——– left. – Yeah, that’s correct. The Entwives moved away to the Brown Lands even though it’s implied that
those lands were destroyed. Maybe something happened to
them too, maybe they’re dead. It’s not totally confirmed
that they’re all dead and before any of that
destruction ever happened, they just up and left. (laughing) They peace out of here,
we’re done with men for good. – Yeah, I was gonna say, I’d be lying if every woman
hasn’t had that fantasy (laughing) on the face of the planet. Just like, what if we
did just take Australia. Just all of us go on a mass migration. (bell chimes) – I also love the idea of a species of literally bearded tree men
that never ——– shut up and talk forever and they’re like, “They all left and we don’t know why.” (laughing) “I don’t think it could have been us, “harum-ra-rum-ra-rum-ra-rum.” – Toxic mascul-entity, right? (laughing) I’m sorry, I was going for it. It was in my, I don’t know. – So, I wanna cut to a Thelma and Louise with two tree women just
——– taking a car over the– – Over the Grand Canyon. – Driving into the cracks of doom. (laughing) Just limbs wrapped around. – To any of you watching,
can you please make fan art and tag all of us of two lady trees in a fucking Corvette
just, into Mount Doom. – Okay, in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Indiana goes to Marion
Ravenwood to ask for an artifact she collected a long time ago: the headpiece of the staff of Ra. Marion hits Indiana,
confronting him for sleeping with her she was younger,
a reference to the fact that Indiana seduced
her when she was only 15 and he was in his 20’s. (bell chimes) – [Mike] Brennan. – Um, actually, the
headpiece of the staff of Ra was not collected by her but
by her father Abner Ravenwood. – That is correct. – Damn. – Which means that the other fact in this piece is totally true. – Indi, come on, —— up. – Yeah, it’s kinda glossed
over a little bit in the movie, later confirmed in the novelization that she was 15 when– – That’s insane, I did not know that. – Yeah, totally recolors Indiana Jones. – All of our heroes are monsters. – Wow.
– Welcome to Um, Actually. – My hero is a monster and
his name is Frankenstein. (laughing) – Not the monster but the
man who built the monster, who was a monster for doing that. (laughing) And also for being kind of a
—— husband but whatever. – First the Tree Ents,
Indiana Jones, Frankenstein. – Even Frankenstein failed, ugh. – Also, the movie does
start with Indiana Jones attempting to steal a
piece of indigenous art and steal it to a first world country to be hidden in a museum where the people that produced the culture,
that produced that art can never interact with
it or see it again. – It belongs in a museum, it’s like, no, it doesn’t, it belongs here. – You ——– colonialist piece of shit. – Oh no, it belongs in a museum. – Let’s get a reverse Indiana Jones that breaks into ——– museums, brings artifacts back
to there home culture and —– really old women. And that’s the character that you deserve. – Well, this brings us to our last shiny question of the game. (upbeat music) This is a game called Sp’el Ling Bi – Oh no, I know this one. – Ah, yes, spelling in English is hard. Spelling in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
is damn near impossible. And we’ve chosen a
particularly tough one today. We’re gonna give you a name of a character or thing from Sci-Fi or Fantasy. First person who can spell
it right will get the point. Your word is Fflewddur Fflam. – Oh.
(bell chimes) – (laughing) That is the best response you could’ve possibly had at this. You’re familiar with Fflewddur Fflam? – No, no, of course. Yes, I’m familiar with the books. The Lloyd Alexander books, I have never. I didn’t realize it was
“The Black Cauldron”. – [Mike] Yes. – So, I remember reading this. When you’re a kid and you read words and you don’t know what they say. I couldn’t watch “Star
Wars” so I was like, ah, yes, Chewbacca. – Yeah. (laughing) – Good old reading the
novelizations, so, Fflewddur Fflam. – [Mike] Yes, please. – Capital F, F-L-E-W-D-E-R, Space, capital F, F-L-A-M? – Oh, you were so close. – Balls.
– That’s incorrect. (buzzer rings)
(bell chimes) – Loved “The Black Cauldron”. F-F-L-E- U-D-E-R, space, double F, double L, A, double M. – Incorrect. (buzzer rings)
(bell chimes) – I don’t know what we’re talking about. – Great. (laughing) – Double F, L, U with umlauts, T-E-R, space, double F, L-A-M? – Incorrect.
(buzzer rings) Kirk, you were probably the closest. – I think I did it, was
it an M and E at the end? – No, the correct spelling
here is F-F-L-E-W-D and this is where you screwed up, D-U-R, so double D,
U-R and then F-F-L-A-M. Fflewddur Fflam. Shockingly close, though, for a thing with a lot
of double consonants and a lot of things in there. But just a little bit off. I won’t award the point. But yeah, very very close. – He’s no longer feeling generous. – [Brennan] Generosity is out. – Yeah, I don’t deserve it. – Is Fflewddur Fflam only in
the book “The Black Cauldron”? He’s not in the weird– – He’s in the movie, he’s the old bard. – Oh.
– He’s the old man, I don’t know if he’s old in the books because I read them out
of order and I’m like, what’s going on? – You read them out of order? I read them and “Narnia” and John Bellairs’ books
all interchangeably. So to me, they’re all one universe. – That’s so funny. (laughing) – Wow, interesting. – I interpret him as a
bard but with Welsh origin but it’s in another world but I would pronounced
it F-flewddur F-flam. – Oh, just like giving
each consonant its own due. (laughing) It’s own time in the sun. – Yeah.
– Course it was a Welsh pronunciation, you’d probably
write Fflewddur Fflam and it would be like, his name is Thef. – Yeah, his name is Jonathan. – That’s how you pronounce that? – Well, no points for that. And that brings us to our
last question of the game. Which, as always,
concerns real life skills. – Yeah.
– And what is our score right now, six, two, two still? Eight, two, two. – Damn it, Brennan. – Brennan. – Sorry, sorry. – You don’t seem that sorry. I think Brennan’s got this locked up but one of you can take second place here if you get this right. (video game music) In the United States,
eggs are refrigerated in grocery stores
because the USDA requires that eggs not be left unrefrigerated for more than two hours. However, this practice is
over-safe and unnecessary, as evidenced by the many countries where eggs aren’t refrigerated (bell chimes) like England, Ireland, and France. Yes, Brennan? – This is the first real life skill. I’ve played this game a lot and I’ve never gotten a real life skill because I don’t have any. (laughing) Um, actually, the reason
eggs are not refrigerated in other countries versus
being refrigerated here in the United States is
because in the United States, we actually remove, there’s a
waxy outer covering of eggs. It is removed here which
means they do go bad faster in the United States than
they do in other countries. – That is correct. – Whoa. – (yelling) I’m an adult. I don’t just know nerd —-. – (laughing) I know to
refrigerate my eggs. – Woo! – Yes, so you do, in fact, have to refrigerate eggs in the US. You don’t have to refrigerate
eggs in many parts of Europe and other countries in
general because yeah, as part of the egg processing
system here in the US, we remove a protective
coating on the eggs, which lets bacteria get in there faster. And yeah, can make them go bad. – So, wait, they’re waxy? – There’s a waxy outer
covering of these eggs in European countries and
other countries of the world they leave on there which
is why they can store eggs at room temperature. Which, if you think about
it, makes sense because– – Yeah, chickens aren’t
refrigerating their eggs. – Yeah. – Rolling them into cold areas. But it also feels weirdly
hyper-American to be like, wax on my eggs, gross. Get that —- off there. I want them to be more
susceptible to disease. – Yeah. – I was gonna eat the shell
but now I guess I won’t now. Covered in wax. – “Dear Congressmen, I am sick of eating “these disgusting shells. “Please clean the wax off the shells “so I can have a clean, delicious shell. “Thank you very much.” Well, that is our game. Our final score here nine, two, two, meaning Brennan is once again our winner. (claps) Get in the comments. (laughing) – What a soft, defeated,
get in the comments. – Look, one of these days,
we’ll show you humility. (laughing) – You know what, I feel humbled to be in such wonderful company
and play such a fun game. – How dare you. – Oh, you don’t like that? Hey, —- everybody, I’m the bad guy. – Well, that is it for our game. Join us next time for even
more pedantic corrections here on Um, Actually. Thank you for coming on to play everyone. – Thanks, that was so great. – Yeah, it was awesome. – Very fun. – Tiesies. – Tiesies. – Woo.
– Tied for second. – Good job.
– Thank you. – You were —
– Good game. – Good game, I’ll come for you next time.


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  • Reply ElizaGWR August 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Umm Actually It's The Great Deku Tree, not the Deku Tree, do not forget a part of its name.

  • Reply Setho shini August 13, 2019 at 12:02 am

    20:55 is it me or the Weyland Yutani box next to the d20 is upside down?

  • Reply Emi P. August 13, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Um, actually, it’s the GREAT deku tree, not just the deku tree

  • Reply Milo yaboi August 13, 2019 at 2:22 am

    The 'reverse' Indiana Jones Brennan was asking for is literally Milo Thatch lol, after the events of the first Atlantis movie, him, Kida, and his group of pals travel around looking for things they think might be lost Atlantian artifacts. They bring them back to the city and rise it back to the surface (albeit kinda unintentionally) in Atlantis: Milo's return. (Also Kida is over 8000 years old so he fucks old women lol)

    Edit: I will say, he never breaks into a museum to get them though lol

  • Reply Dell Pickle August 13, 2019 at 4:13 am

    I knew the longest piece of fanfic only because I looked it up to prove to a friend that Homestuck was the longest piece of human literature, which it was at the time I read it. I ended up recognizing the mistake because subspace emissary is the SSBB story mode

  • Reply Troupbomber August 13, 2019 at 4:40 am

    When they said Subspace Emissary I just instantly thought "That's not right, that's Super Smash Bros"

  • Reply jneydog2 August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

    I facepalmed when no one blinked at Harry Potter + Subspace Emissary

  • Reply Kevin O August 13, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Um actually, referring to Jim Gordon as Detective is inaccurate as he goes through multiple positions through the show, including being commissioner and being off the force for brief periods.

  • Reply Ketrai BE August 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Brennan is really just the final boss of um actually. You guys should make the shiny questions about him.

  • Reply Eric Assenmacher August 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    It's sad that I knew that the longest work of literature was a Super Smash Brothers Fan Fiction and knew what was wrong before Trapp got to the title

  • Reply Olivier Nadeau August 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I don’t understand the question but I still watch it

  • Reply Elliot Inions August 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Toxic masculinitree

  • Reply Chalice Skol August 13, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    "Howdy! I'm Under…Under the Tale"

  • Reply The Everestt August 13, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Um, actually… Kantai Collection, although it started as a browser-based digital card game, includes an anime, series of manga, a movie, a PS Vita game, and tabletop role-playing game.

  • Reply weckar August 14, 2019 at 12:15 am

    When was this filmed? Before or after Jeremiah was thrown into the acid?

  • Reply Casey August 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Um actually Jerimiah valeska is the joker as confirmed in the series finale

  • Reply Kilgore Trout August 14, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Umm actually I am way over 15 years old and I have never seen ATLAB.

  • Reply Taylor D August 14, 2019 at 1:42 am

    The reason it is not the joker is because they could not get the rights for joker by name

  • Reply insertcleverphrasehere August 14, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Um… Actually, Barney DOES have a job. He works at the bowling alley.

  • Reply The Attic August 14, 2019 at 5:17 am


  • Reply Ian Easton August 14, 2019 at 5:37 am

    I knew the fanfiction one. Im not proud but I knew it.
    Thats the core of being a nerd right?

  • Reply Nick R August 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Can I please have this as a home board game.

  • Reply Hating Mirror August 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Um, actually there's a lot of things in the first statement.
    A) it's very arguable how to call the universe of bending, Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of a few and arguably the worst, but the name highly depends on a country we talk of, the US had just the name "The Last Airbender", while in other countries the name contained Avatar, or The Master of Elements, The Legend of Aang. After Korra's release it's become even more difficult to pinpoint the name of the bending universe. Fans usually refer to it as the Avatar universe, because that movie one is so rarely ever talked about and is usually referred to as James Cameron's Avatar universe or James Cameron's Pandora, don't confuse it with the Borderlands Pandora

    B) Those are the four MAIN types of bending as there are complementary types of bending like the blood bending, metal bending, explosion bending etc.

    C) Calling Energy Bending fifth type is controversial because it's description is too weak to draw conclusions

    D) it's not necessarily older than other forms, again it's controversial, it was only explained once in a very vague manner

    E) It was never taught to Aang, it was given, we don't know if the lion turtle taught him the technique

    F) You referred to Aang as Aang, and Korra as Avatar Korra, it's inconsistent

    G) Avatar Aang and Avatar Korra are the same person

    H) If we go by lion turtle's explanation, Amon actually uses Energy Bending as Water bending is Energy Bending

  • Reply ZiMRA August 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    finally theyre platform failed

  • Reply J.A. Watson August 14, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    When did they start cutting audio on cusses?

  • Reply Leen Lababidi August 14, 2019 at 5:12 pm


  • Reply Caleb Buchanan August 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Umm… actually Wiggum was never in the b sharps. The name was chosen after the group had kicked him out.

  • Reply Bryce Richardson August 14, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    I knew it the second they said subspace

  • Reply Joshua Smith August 15, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Brennan vs Stephen Colbert 🤨

  • Reply Dallas Scott August 15, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I was unreasonably proud knowing the longest fanfic was a smash brothers fanfic. THANK YOU TUMBLR.

  • Reply Nikolai Smolkin August 15, 2019 at 6:39 am

    24:29 Brennan, the character you´re looking for is Killmonger. His first scene in Black Panther is literally him stealing Wakandan artefacts from the museum.

  • Reply Travis McCoy August 15, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Nobody remembering that subspace emissary was smash pissed me off tbh

  • Reply Arcing Phoenix August 15, 2019 at 10:51 am

    The Subspace Emissary question annoyed me so much cuz it’s Super Smash Bros

  • Reply Silver Chicken August 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    i feel like i could have won, but only because im on the internet 24/7 i guessed most of those

  • Reply Fluffy Wolf August 15, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Bottom left is flowy the flower

  • Reply Marius Forsdahl August 15, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Um actually poison ivy is not a sentient plant but a person

  • Reply Kristopher Harper August 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    So dc wouldnt give gotham the rights to the joker so the portrayed him as close as they could

  • Reply Cici Brown August 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Um…actually poison ivy is not a sentient plant but a human with super powers like plants

  • Reply Lauren August 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm


  • Reply Hyrulistic August 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    So disappointed no one got Great Deku Tree right :'(

  • Reply Will Endowed August 16, 2019 at 2:09 am

    OMG, the captions are no longer guessing, but controlled, and they still couldn't spell Na'vi right.

  • Reply Will Endowed August 16, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Um, Actually, sigil is pronounced "si-jul".

  • Reply tazmon122 August 16, 2019 at 4:35 am

    um, actually Brennan…the antithesis to the colonialist ethics of Indiana Jones would be Killmonger from Black Panther.

  • Reply Gizes August 16, 2019 at 8:12 am

    24:30 Isn’t there a Killmonger scene like that in Black Panther?

  • Reply Nero August 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Would've beaten all of em. You think this would bring me joy, instead it brings great shame to me and my family for knowing these things.

  • Reply alexander1485 August 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    he didn't say "um actually" at 25:50

  • Reply Tardis 2001 August 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Never before has a YouTube comment section of all things filled me with such joy.

  • Reply Bookclubish August 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm


  • Reply zozerbee August 17, 2019 at 7:23 am

    i was so upset that they didnt know abt the smash bros fanfic but to be fair i dont know why i know that

  • Reply Kotias Camorra August 17, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I KNEW it was about the first fanfiction title. I was like, "wait, in Harry Potter, the longest fanfiction is Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, THIS CAN'T BE RIGHT"

  • Reply Black Sabbath 1986 August 17, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Isn't the precursor joker's brother the actual joker after he got drugged

  • Reply Hybris Schoch August 18, 2019 at 7:58 am


  • Reply Samantha Bowers August 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    How did no one get Deku tree

  • Reply phantommangagirl August 18, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Me: I'm sure none of them will remember the Thorian, the original Mass Effect was released more than 10 years ago.

  • Reply Elizabeth LovesYT August 19, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Wow. This show SUCKS.

  • Reply Fatima Flores Hernandez August 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I think Carmen Sandiego is kinda like a reverse Indiana Jones

  • Reply Sidney Harris August 20, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I’m so down for this opposite Indiana Jones movie

  • Reply SaltedOwlbear August 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Um actually, the proper title of the “Deku tree” is the GREAT Deku Tree, seeing as every character calls him by this title.

  • Reply Atila Araujo-Taruwona August 20, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    no one knows flowey

  • Reply Bryn Kunkel August 20, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    In the Harry Potter book cover hedwig is the wrong kind of owl. She supposed to be a snowy

  • Reply Kieran .Fitzgerald-Valley August 20, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Um actually, it was perfectly legal for a 20 year old to woo a 15 year old in that time

  • Reply Timothy Wise August 20, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Um, Actually, Brennan will never know humility.

  • Reply Patrick Beswick August 21, 2019 at 3:21 am

    ummmmmm actually, THE JOKER WAS IN GOTHAN!…. do BETTER research, y'all

  • Reply Nicholas O'Sullivan August 21, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Um actually, the coating is removed as part of the cleaning, it ensures that there are no fecal contamination

  • Reply ondank August 21, 2019 at 7:50 am

    um actually, The reason the wax is removed is due to the washing process used to prevent salmonella spreading from parent to egg. In Europe we tend to vaccinate the chicken. Hence no washing process

  • Reply Ari Taylor August 21, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Thought my phone was messing up cause the audio kept stopping. Hate that so many people have to sensor themselves, I’m going back to Dropout

  • Reply TripplExN August 21, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Um, actually, Kirk didn't say "um, actually" at 17:20 when you gave him a point…

  • Reply Mr. Grizz August 21, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Calling it now, that was a smash Bros fan fic

  • Reply Darina Sushkova August 22, 2019 at 5:21 am


  • Reply Joshua Nohra August 22, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Yes, all women should indeed come to Australia. I would enjoy that deeply

  • Reply Pie2Night August 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Dropout needs a comment section. Reading the comments is part of the CH experience

  • Reply Michael McFearin August 22, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Wow Babylon 5 reference, so nice to see I am not the only person that remembers.

  • Reply Todos Locos August 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Um actually, bending isn't magic

  • Reply CerBoris August 25, 2019 at 1:09 am

    They were not the B Sharps until after their first gig with Barney so there was never a 5th member of the B Sharps.

  • Reply Euan Mackay August 25, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I'm actually, avatar the last airbender is a live action remake of the animated series avatar legends of Aang book 1. Energy bending is not in this film as it doesn't appear until book 3 of avatar legend of Aang and this bit of the series was never made into a film.

  • Reply Sam Cooper August 26, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Um actually, Dorne resisted Aegon in the best way ever. Meria Martell, the ruling princess of Dorne at the time, realised she couldn’t beat the dragons in the field, nor could they withstand a siege, see Harren Hoare of Harrenhal for why that’s a bad idea. So instead when they heard a Targaryen was on their way with a dragon they just left. The cities emptied and then they all came back once the dragon had gone. Rinse and repeat till the Targaryens and the Martells came to a truce

  • Reply Lory Alice Bay August 28, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Um Actually, Brennan Lee Mulligan is every nerds wet dream and no one can ever best him in this game.

  • Reply Jenn a August 28, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    "Let's get a reverse Indiana Jones that breaks into museums, brings artifacts back to their home culture…" – You mean Carmen Sandiego? But like, minus the part after that

  • Reply daryl graham August 29, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Um actually the fun fact at the end where Trapp says he wasn't wearing any pants is wrong.

  • Reply Bill Potts August 29, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Um actually Brennan, your life skills is pretty nerdy. 😁

  • Reply tromboner98 August 29, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I have lost all respect for Brennan for not knowing the Great Deku Tree.

  • Reply tromboner98 August 29, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Um actually, Brennan is not undefeated. He lost to Siobhan in Season 1 episode 1.

  • Reply Lara Verdam August 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I want to know what American eggs look like now

  • Reply Frankie Cedeno September 1, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Damn, o thought more people had heard of Subspace Emmisary.

  • Reply Angela Is here September 1, 2019 at 2:01 am


  • Reply TheFrodobaggypants September 1, 2019 at 2:11 am

    um actually Brennan lost to Siobhan Thompson in Season 1 episode 1

  • Reply Jack Cr September 1, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Umm actually, there’s like a ton of different bending types, like metal, mama, lightning, explosion etc

  • Reply quibily September 1, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Um, actually, his name isn't really Flowey. It's Asriel.

  • Reply Cisco Sanchez September 2, 2019 at 6:01 am

    um actually, why does Hedwig have brown coloring on the top of her head? she's supposed to be a snowy full white owl?

  • Reply Elsa G September 3, 2019 at 4:23 am

    SUPER SMASH BROS. IT'S A SUPER SMASHBROS FIC im dying pleeeease get this!!!

  • Reply ELLAYY September 3, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Um actually the world is ending and everything that is alive will all die due to global warming and pollution

  • Reply FlamingoSandwich September 3, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    did telltail come back to make an episode of um actually (Bennan will remmber this!!!)

  • Reply James Brettell September 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    How do these nerds not know who the Deku Tree is?

  • Reply Jace Kassem September 4, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    He spoiled Lost :c

  • Reply Samuel Price September 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    I would guess the egg wax being taken off has to do with how common boiled eggs are here. The wax would have all that bacteria in it, which would be boiled into the eggs. It probably started a long time ago.

  • Reply Blake Rowe September 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    If it is actually Welsh, then Fflewddur Fflam would be pronounced ff-leh-ü-th-eer fflam. Welsh is it's own fucking fantasy language, Tolkien eat your heart out
    (Just to be clear, the u is pronounced like the sound "ee" with just an r on the end, like the American pronunciation of ear)

  • Reply Joel Reid September 6, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Um, Actually eggs in Europe, Australia, etc can be refrigerated, and are in fact usually sold refridgerated… but this just extends the life by months.

  • Reply Toast September 9, 2019 at 7:41 am

    I am upset no one got the thorian

  • Reply Mike Monico September 10, 2019 at 3:40 am

    nobody knew what the thorian was. feels bad man. feels bad.

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