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YouTubers vs Kpop Engrish

November 9, 2013

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A bunch of YouTubers came over to Korea, including Mystery Guitar Man, Final Cut King, the VFX Bro, Just Kidding Films, David Choi, indymogul, and callus, and they were all here to help promote the YouTube Music Awards! To which you might say “that’s all gravy, baby, but why is this video after the YouTube Music Awards?” and the answer to that is…wait? What? Spudgy! Let me save you from Dr. Meemersworth! Hold on.

Where was I? I forget. I could look at the paragraph above and find out where I left off but true lyrical geniuses on the mics can just freestyle stuff, so I’ll do that. Anyhow! Let’s talk more about this fun segment!

One of the main issues we have with Kpop is the awful English. We’ve heard the argument time and time again: “it’s not for English speakers, it’s for a Korean audience! Random English in songs is cool. It doesn’t matter if it’s correct.” We understand that. So our argument is this: it DOES matter to an English speaking audience, especially one not initiated in the world of Kpop. If someone who doesn’t know Kpop hears and awesome song, if there’s one Engrish line in it they’ll laugh, and won’t appreciate the song how they should. It’s a deterrent. It’s gotten in the way of them liking the song. So, if it doesn’t matter to a Korean audience if the English is right or wrong, but it does matter to an English speaking audience, what harm would it do to use proper English? It’s win-win! STOP USING BAD ENGRISH! YOU HAVE NO REASON TO!

So, we picked a bunch of songs in which the English of the song was…questionable. Here are how some of the non-initiated into the Kpop world reacted to it. We hope you liked it :D

We also did a bunch of other tests for them, including the Gender Bender test, the WTF Korea item test, and a True/False questionnaire. You can check them out on everyone’s channels linked to here, or you can view them in the playlist above. Or if you’re on a phone and it won’t play playlists, we’ve embedded all of the videos here. Yeah!

Yeah! And I know there were a bunch of songs we totally should have done, but forgot to do. If we ever do this kind of game again, we’d love a list of songs to make people decipher :D

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  1. guys you have to expect thy unexpected when it comes to Koreans. Also I am very happy Ren was used even thought everyone thinks he looks like a girl when he clearly isn’t. I don’t know why people see him as one actually i don’t know why people see any of these people as the oppisite sex. I am not saying this because i love k-pop i am saying this because these people clearly look like the gender

    3 years ago
  2. This was amazing!!! I want them to come back again and do another round!!! XD

    3 years ago
  3. s n m have clarified their stance on engrish many many times before, they have NO problem with wonky conversational english, they have absolutely no requirement of people in everyday life to speak perfect english, similarly to how their korean is also wonky, they have also stated its not the kpop stars they have a problem with, having spoken behind the scenes to many stars like ukiss who agree and have told s n m that they have no power to change the lyrics even though they can see its wrong, its the COMPANIES that manage them that are problematic, they are well within financial means to hire an english speaking lyric checker, they are marketing to a global audience(kmusic being for koreans only is a moot point, what company is seriously considering ignoring the global kpop market at this point), if theyre gonna use english, english speaking listeners are going to hear and be weirded out by the bad english!(personally i have no problem with it now but i have to say back in 2005 when kpop started gaining ground in singapore, i was totally and absolutely turned off by the horrendous random spats of english, it was just plain tacky and stupid sounding, it only took me till 2009 and the hilarity of suju before i could get over it and become a kpop fan, which is exactly the situation s n m describe in the description below the video here, that english speaking listeners will be turned away from potentially liking the music because of the single line of awful english)

    another context giver from eyk:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWka9heXHY
    tldr how korea has changed me, just 2 minutes, please watch it

    minutes 3.12 to 5.13

    they express themselves really well here and explain very clearly their stance on gender perception and how its changed from exposure, those 2 minutes very obviously show they would NEVER make fun of someones gender appearance, if anything they love how the stereotypes they grew up with have been blown out of the water to give them a greater world view, if anything this video is aimed at educating people that gender perception is a socially constructed stereotype that varies greatly from culture to culture. maybe for a new viewer or someone who hasnt watched every single one of their uploads like me it wouldv been better if s n m had included a little disclaimer in the video about their point of view but if they did that for every video that concerned something similar that would make for alot of repetitive boring videos…

    i just hope this has cleared it up for you, keep on being a nasty! its such a great community to be in!

    3 years ago
  4. lol. almost died at ‘I lika likda baguette… they love the french pastry here.’ !!! >.<

    3 years ago
  5. I got all correct on the gender bender! Wait, that’s because I knew who they all were… Who cares, woo!
    Haha, this was really funny, and I also learned about the blowing your nose rule.

    3 years ago
  6. 9/10
    In the gender bender I only got 7 wrong. who is that?

    3 years ago
  7. Who is #9 in the gender bender list? Is that YooChun? I can’t tell.

    3 years ago
  8. I played along with the gender bender game and got 8 out of 10 right. And, I got such a high score because I knew who those 8 people were. HEE.
    This was really funny. I like that the competitor head band has become a thing for eyk studio. So dorky.

    3 years ago
  9. i loved the WTF challenge…. warning: do not put light up q-tips in mouth

    3 years ago
  10. I didn’t know that it was supposed to be roca in the shinee song… i feel ashamed…

    3 years ago
  11. Man those videos were hilarious!!!! Poor Youtubers, you sure got them confused for life!!!! LOL

    But I LOVED the collaboration!! Great job you guise!!! HWAITING!!! Hehehe… XD

    3 years ago
  12. This is awesome! I laughed so hard.

    3 years ago
  13. Wow…Umm, you would think that if you were a long-time fan, that you would totally understand Simon and Martina. I have NEVER detected any malice or making fun of the K-pop artists directly. Finding humor in the way the English is pronounced is not making fun of the artists. Simon and Martina do not have a mean bone in their body. They are one of the nicest couples ever. Just take a deep breathe and step back for a bit. Look for the good in people.

    3 years ago
  14. MG

    Fun stuff, I even got messed up a little during gender bender . Thank for making us laugh Youtubers.

    3 years ago
  15. ahahaha i liked how you guys were really dancing at RDD!!! this was an awesome game!! you should do it some more!!!
    hehe i was a little surprised to see Simon in the next video!!
    hey~~ i guessed the double eyelid tape correct!! i already knew some cos i remembered them from the WTF vids!!
    bwahahahaha i loved the Gender Bender game!!!!

    3 years ago
  16. OMG on the gender bender vid when he said “ITS HAS A MILKY AFTERBIRTH” I friggin died laughing, I was pouring tears and laughed so hard I fell over in my chair.

    3 years ago
    • Guys I literally watched that one part like 15 times because it just kept getting funnier every time i watched it O_0′

      3 years ago
  17. Lol this reminds me of something that a friend told me last night. She said that when she went to Europe, she found out that most Europeans were actually embarrassed of Eurovision, and it was nowhere near as popular there as, say, in Australia. A bit like how Kpop actually isn’t that popular amongst everyday Koreans? Compared to OST ballads and trot perhaps? Or how most Japanese really look down on the anime/manga culture, saying it’s only for losers and social recluses. So yeah…it’s usually foreigners who get the most emotional and defensive of these things, funnily enough.

    Lastly…I just want to mention that both my sister and I speak 4 languages each, my parents speak about 10 (no kidding) – yeah pretty much my entire family are linguists and translators and interpreters. And in learning all those languages, about 70% of it was just laughing at each other’s mistakes. I mean…it’s just part of the experience! If it’s funny; we laugh at them, and they laugh at us. Till this day my mom still laughs at us if we don’t pronounce Thai words correctly (and it has 5 tones godammit! Don’t get me started on Cantonese). If people always got offended about those things, they’d never be able to speak any languages properly ^^;

    3 years ago
    • Haha yeah, I wonder if some Koreans think the same way about Kpop?

      Eurovision is pretty popular here in Australia! I look forward to it every year :p

      Wiki: “Eurovision has also been broadcast outside Europe to such places as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela despite the fact that they do not compete.”

      3 years ago
    • Oh, there are some things that are considered more mainstream, like Studio Ghibli I guess. But there’s some stigma with hardcore ‘otakus’. When I first went to Japan, when I was…17? I think? I went there all gungho cos I was a massive manga fan; and I was finally entering the ‘homeland’. But when I said I liked anime and manga, they had this look that said..oh…you’re one of ‘those’…

      ._.

      I asked my Japanese cousins, and they were all ‘oh we haven’t watched anime since primary school’. Lol. Manga and anime is a bit like watching Saturday morning cartoons on tv, I guess? Although there’s a lot of…’adult’…manga/anime out there too >.>

      You should check out Densha Otoko!! I think that demonstrates the whole stigma with ‘otaku’s pretty well.

      Ah, or this video lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha5lzDm9evc

      3 years ago
    • Eurovision is embarrassing. >.< I dunno about anywhere else, but in the UK nobody takes it seriously. It's all 80's rejects or the silliest acts possible that we end up voting to represent us. It's more like a bizarre political freak show than a singing contest :P

      3 years ago
      • Wow…so it’s true ._.

        I actually really love it, it seems really popular here, maybe because there are lots of Australians of European descent, and it’s their chance to get in touch with their home country once a year, on local TV. Loreen who won last year is one of my favourite singers. But Europeans themselves don’t like it! Lol…this is so bizarre xD

        3 years ago
  18. Jaejoong comes up… “is clearly a bit of both” hahaha

    This was fantastic xD I loved all the segments :DD

    3 years ago
  19. The gender bender game was really hard! (Not for me because I recognized almost everyone). After showing Ren I think no one was sure anymore. :D

    3 years ago
  20. On the plus side…hasn’t this video in fact educated its viewers that you can’t guess someone’s gender just from their looks?

    3 years ago
  21. The gender bender one was so funny !

    I had so no problem with it… In this case, I knew who it was before the question about the gender came.
    But after a few years of watching korean dramas and movies, listening to the music and watching the MV’s , varity shows, etc. I can tell guys and girls apart ( or if a guy dresses as a girl and vice-versa ).

    3 years ago
  22. agreed. I felt uncomfortable watching the first three sections … too many stereotypes and judgement being thrown around by all parties.

    3 years ago
  23. You’re being a little uptight. They weren’t making fun of it at all. What they were portraying is true. I love kpop but their english sucks. Bad engrish can ruin a song for me. also, many of the guys look like girls. My mom always says why do so many of the guys look feminine? b/c guess what they do. That’s just the way some of them look or are portrayed.

    3 years ago
  24. It actually did not come across to me as mockery. It came more as an expansion of one’s view of what is considered to look male/female. It kind of breaks down those barriers especially for those outside of the ‘k-popverse’ (in particular to this video). Take for example the simple earring = female assumption. We forget that some cultures/regions or even simply individuals see this as so. And there’ s noting wrong with it but it clearly shows that they have yet to experience a mass surge of guys with said style. It’s what we do – attempt to make sense of things, to fit what you see to a word or category that you’re familiar with (female/male)

    Instead of being all hush hush or having a serious presidential debate on it, I think this creates a more accessible way of learning more about kpop and being open/informed about thing that are not so present in your day to day lives.

    Simply put sometimes kpop is a whole bunch of tl;dr’s (too long didn’t read) and this sums up some of the stuff that you’ll need to get you started.

    Of course if you feel this way, it’s understandable but I still think S&M pulled this off with a positive spin. (aka they did some fine line dancing)

    3 years ago
  25. EXO’s MAMA, giving people a hard time with ENgrish

    3 years ago
  26. I think it might be a stock sound effect you get with certain editing software. I’ve noticed Ramona Champion uses it on her two channels, too. She’s Korean-American and does a lot of basic tutorials on Korean culture. It would be great if Simon & Martina could shoot with her next time they’re in the states.

    3 years ago
  27. Poor Aaron just could not catch a break at all, especially in Gender Bender. “They’re all drag queens!” LoL. I’d hate to think how much more the confusion level would rise if he went to a place like Lucky Cheng’s in NYC

    3 years ago
  28. I now have a new song and motivation to go into the crazy Christmas shopping season…”Shopping list, shopping list- we need to get the shopping list” Let’s go!!!

    3 years ago
  29. All of these videos are SPECTACULARLY entertaining. SPECTACULARLY.

    3 years ago
  30. SHINee!!! I LOVE THIS!! Good job and this was awesome XD

    3 years ago
  31. I was waiting for Ren and Amber during the Gender Bender challenge. The results were hilarious. Awesome job guys!

    3 years ago
  32. These tests were absolutely hilarious! “I think I see peach fuzz” for Amber on the Gender Bender had me cracking up! I probably shouldn’t have watched the Engrish one on the bus…I think people thought I was insane because I was silently laughing my head off! I really wanted to see more of the Engrish and Gender Bender ones! Please do this again with more non Kpop visitors! OOH! like your families!! YES!!!! Live chat with your families on Skype and you can play this game with them for your fans to watch!!!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    3 years ago
    • OMG OMG!!! My first ever reply from THE Simon and Martina! OMG OMG OMG OMG! Can’t..breath….too excited!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! -dies-

      3 years ago
  33. Their faces during MAMA… Oh my Lawd, their faces. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNEH!!!!

    3 years ago
    • “Shopping list! SHOPPING LIST! We need the shopping list….TODAY!” Will NEVER be able to hear that song the same again!

      3 years ago
      • I can’t even process 90% of what they’re saying besides “careless”, “anonymous”, and “no one care about me”, so to hear what it actually is beside what they guessed… Dear Lawd, I had to quiet myself XD

        3 years ago
        • I actually thought it WAS Latin (or at least Latin like gibberish) so this was both hilarious AND informative!

          3 years ago
        • I actually study latin and I thought they were saying ‘Caelum, Caelum’ which means ‘Sky, Sky’ haha

          3 years ago
        • Best Kpop Engrish fail…EVER!

          3 years ago
        • Seriously? I certainly don’t blame you

          3 years ago
  34. these videos made my day, So awesomely hilarious. Great job you guys

    3 years ago
  35. Ha! These were awesomely hilarious! Kudos on also using the graphics to spice up the “behind a desk” scene, it helped LOADS. The record one was super effective! ;)

    Cyber_3 – goes to play some vinyl……..

    3 years ago
    • Thank you! We were worried that it’s a bit too visually boring just sitting at a desk, so we did our best to spruce it up. Glad you appreciated it :D

      3 years ago
      • Heh, I really did give you a hard time about those desk scenes…….I am glad that you don’t mind my comments. A while back in one of the blogs Simon mentioned that he was frustrated that people were complaining so much about what the videos weren’t as opposed to what they were, that if people wanted to complain, then at least let it be constructive or about the video itself (I am paraphrasing here). After that I watched the comments for a while and did a little digging and realized that there while you got lots of “love it!”, or “hilarious!” or “not what I wanted!” comments, no one was really giving you helpful feedback about specifics of the videos themselves or constructive criticism. Your stats can tell you the “when” or “what” but not always the “why”. Even if I’m no expert, I have some experience so I thought that if I was going to bother to comment at all, at least I could say one (or more) things that might help you improve your videos or get an idea of what parts of the videos that people liked. I’m trying to reign in my “over-helpfulness” :P but I thought I would just let you know why my comments are as they are. I generally love all your videos and I don’t want to get into a “critic” kind of role, I just wanted to give you more than just my adoration for all the hard work that goes into the videos BESIDES the content.

        Cyber_3 – really likes those extra little bits at the ends of the videos lately, I hope everyone else does too

        3 years ago
  36. These videos are pure gold. GOLD I TELL YOU. GOLD!

    3 years ago
  37. He should have gotten another half a point for EXO, he got anonymous and no one who care about me.

    Pretty entertaining vids tho.

    3 years ago
  38. Just have them listen and try to explain the narration at the beginning of Mama by exo, it makes no sense.
    Or Block B’s Nalina with the “I’m so hot/hard, you know what I mean” part.

    I haven’t laughed so hard in awhile so thank you for making my crappy week better with these amazing videos.

    3 years ago
  39. okay who is aaron and why is he so cute

    3 years ago
  40. Forget that “There’s no f’us in this song.” There’s no cola in Ring Ding Dong?! O_O! How have I never known this?

    BTW MysteryGuitarMan gave some of the best answers. Never did I think of The Louvre is in fire XD

    3 years ago
    • Cola is there… incognito. They won’t fool me with some “rocka”.

      3 years ago
  41. LMAO the gender bender one!! I’m really good at telling the difference I got them all right. With that said I knew who they all were except the first one but hes obviously a guy. You think Koreans are hard, try Japanese androgyny… I had to deal with that first haha.
    Engrish is fun to make fun of and its a part of kpop, however it also ruins a potentially perfect song too. I have a love-hate relationship with it heh.
    I really enjoyed this, those guys were funny ^^

    3 years ago
  42. I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO POST THIS SO I’LL POST THIS HERE: I really really like this set up of the website. The fact the culture and music aspects are now one page is AWESOME. And the way every “topic” sort of switches around is awesome. I know I mentioned this a while ago, but I just want to reinforce how awesome your website is. I hope you keep this set up for a while.

    3 years ago
    • Thank you! We’re constantly trying to think of ways of sprucing up the website, and we’re open for suggestions, too!

      3 years ago
    • Simon and Martina regularly read comments on their recent posts so I am sure they will see it. I like the change as well.

      3 years ago
  43. No one understands my country… Even I don’t understand my own country

    3 years ago
  44. “Hee-nim pops up-That is a girl. There is no doubt …. wait.” PERFECT!

    3 years ago
  45. Engrish irritates me too sometimes. It’s fine when the song is light-hearted and funny anyway. (*cough joom-joom-my-heart-like-a-locket*)
    But it’s when it pops up in songs that I want to take seriously…then it bugs me.
    e.g. Day by Day by T-ara is one of my favourite songs. I love the mood, the sombre rapping, the tune, the production ( & the mv :P). Over all it’s a great, serious song.
    BUT THAT ONE DAMN LINE
    ‘Kiss me baby I’ll must be stay here day by day’
    WHAT?!
    HOW can I take a song seriously if it has a sentence like that in it!!? it slightly ruins it for me (still love it tho)

    Also, I think the longer you’ve listened to Kpop for, the more desensitised you get to the bad Engrish. 4 years ago when I got into K-pop I couldn’t listen to it without cringing but a lot of the time now I barely even notice it most of the time (except when it’s glaringly obvious)

    3 years ago
  46. The gender bender one was the best! I totally lost it when everyone would pick the wrong gender! Kpop does wonders to make you question your sexuality :D

    3 years ago
  47. That moment you realize it’s a BIGsmall world out there <3 Zach is from the same homeland of Portland as yours truly ~

    3 years ago
  48. The power you have over me! “I’m going to catch up on Big Bang Theory and not turn my computer on tonight. Wait new EYK video…more videos. Damn it my TV doesn’t do playlist mode!” *turns computer on*

    These games were hilarious. The engrish and gender bender ones have me hacking a lung. Especially poor Aaron’s “The one time!” Taemin, our lovely 70’s girl. I’d love to know Kevin and Amber’s thoughts after seeing this XD

    3 years ago
    • lol similar situation here.
      Mine was ”ok i’m switching the computer off and going to bed. It’s 2.30am. Wait! EYK new videos!” *stays on computer forevaaar*

      3 years ago
  49. Oh man, I’ve become such a part of kpop I forgot it wasn’t normal for guys to wear earrings, to have long hair, and to look feminine overall. And i forgot some Engrish is actually not normal.

    3 years ago
    • I thought it was funny how they used it as a reason for them to be girls, but Aaron had earrings in both ears too

      3 years ago
      • That and make-up. When I asked my mom she was like “Well they have extensions and makeup on to make themselves look more like girls” and I was like “No. That’s just K-pop. Everyone wears makeup. It’s not a very good mechanism for telling whether someone’s a girl or guy.”

        3 years ago
        • Male celebs wear it all the time. I remember watching some Olly Murs bio and his mother was saying something about how all the make-up that rubbed off onto his white shirt collar annoyed her all the time.

          3 years ago
    • Me too! Every time they mentioned “well this one is wearing earrings” I felt really confused why they would bring that up. It wasn’t actually until your comment that I remembered, most guys (where I’m from anyway) don’t wear earrings. Especially not in both ears. I’ve gotten so used to the kpop world now, I don’t even see the guys as looking that feminine, haha.

      3 years ago
      • Yeah! i used to think Jaejoong looked like a girl and a bunch more. I remember a few things about my pre-kpop era, most of them were about how feminine some people looked. Now, I acknowledge Jaejoong as “hot”. The only person I will never get over is Ren. Holy smokes, I still see him as a girl.

        3 years ago
        • Jaejoong is actually one who I never mistook for a woman, which is odd given what I’ve heard from most other people, including my non-kpop friends. Though, when I look at pics from when he was younger, I can see it more. Sungjong from Infinite was the first one where I was really confused. My first thought upon seeing Nothing’s Over was “oh I didn’t know they had co-ed groups in kpop, how neat!” O_o And agreed on Ren. He’s just… too damn pretty. I’m not even sure he’s real…

          3 years ago
      • Where I am from guys where earrings it is just usually not extremely common. Plugs for guys are a bit more common.

        3 years ago
  50. The gender bender was so funny, and I’m loving Simon’s sarcasm in the game show. I died when Taemin’s pic showed up and mystery guitar man was like ” that’s a beautiful girl” LOL

    3 years ago
    • That gender bender one was hilarious, but also the one I personally whiffed on the most. I think I may just need to become bi-sexual so I can say “screw it, it doesn’t matter which one it is.”

      3 years ago
    • My mom called me one day asking if I wanted Big Bang socks. I said yes then she asked if I wanted a pair of Shinee socks and that there’s a girl on them…

      Me: That’s a dude…

      Mom: That’s a guy??

      It’s Onew…

      3 years ago
    • yea but you know Taemin is used to such comments by now, poor thing. TAEMIN WHY YOU SO BEAUTIFUL WITH THE SILKY SMOOTH HAIR!!!!!

      3 years ago
    • It was the funniest challenge! LMAO
      I knew Heechul, Amber, Ren & Taemin would be there for sure but when they put that old old pic of Kevin with Simon looking “apologesticaly” into the camera… *dead*

      3 years ago
    • When Hyoyeon’s pic showed up, I was like wtf ._.
      A badly taken screen-cap = boyish/manly??
      Ouch

      3 years ago
      • Right! Unfair to us Hyoyeon worshippers – and your guests – to pick such a unflattering photo of her. I’m so sad now. You have to make it up to her and us. :D

        3 years ago
      • We did this at the very end of their test, after we thoroughly confused them. Hyoyeon is clearly a girl, but I wanted the contestants to second guess themselves. Like “wait: Ren was clearly a girl, but was a guy. This is clearly a girl. OH GOD! WHAT DO?”

        3 years ago
      • No no no, the point of Hyo was to confuse them. Hyo is my favourite SNSD member! She’s gorgeous! I thought that pic was pretty.

        But the thing is; after seeing so many beautiful guys, when they see a photo of a beautiful girl, they’re just not sure anymore…..y’know? :)

        Oh right, S&M posted this on YouTube:
        For those who are upset that we put in Hyoyeon, she was last on the list, after everyone had their realities shattered. It’s obvious she’s a girl, but we wanted them to second guess themselves :D

        So, it’s not that she’s manly or anything ^^;

        3 years ago
  51. I’m annoyed I missed two of the gender benders, although my instincts told me the right answer I second guessed myself. I even recognized one and knew it was a girl. Although Amber really looks like a girl with short hair, seriously.

    3 years ago
    • I missed two as well, the same way you did! I basically got it right, but talked myself out of the right answer at the last second >.< — I think I did pretty well though, since I only knew a couple of them beforehand

      3 years ago
  52. Aww you didn’t use the ‘don’t deny my r squared pi’
    somewhere out there AJ is crying…

    3 years ago
  53. Am I the only one that loves the Engrish? I personally think that is part of the Kpop charm. My all time favourite Kpop song line is “Everyday I shock shock!”

    3 years ago
    • Omg I’ve been singing that non stop for the last week. I’m studying for my exams, and it’s super boring, all about hypovolaemic shock, cardiogenic shock, mechanical shock, septic shock, etc….and everytime ‘shock’ comes up in my notes, I yell;

      EVERYDAY I SHOCK SHOCK! EVERYNIGHT I SHOCK SHOCK!!

      Wakes me up instantly xD

      3 years ago
    • Technically that one isn’t wrong except for the repetition.

      3 years ago
      • I guess technically ‘shock’ can be used as a verb but it still doesn’t make any sense.
        If you actually read the lyrics of the rest of the song, it seems like what they ought to be saying is ‘Everyday I’m shocked’ and still that makes very little sense within the context of the Korean lyrics.

        The important thing to remember is to sneak up on people while whispering ‘everyday I shock’ and then shout ‘SHOCK!’ loudly in their ears. That’s what me and my friends learnt from this song and that is the moral of the story.

        3 years ago
      • To me it sounds like a sentence fragment. I’m not entirely sure what “Everyday I shock” means.

        3 years ago
  54. Aaaahhhhh the gender bender… i feel so sad… i was like yeah i’m gonna nail this woot woot… first one… yes totally easy… 2nd ohhh… that was harder, but got it right (lucky guess)… 3rd… right!!… 4th… right!!… 5th… right… wrong… wrong… right… right… wrong… i thought with all my drama watching and kpop videos would have gotten more right… 7/10 at least i beat them… yes i will look at the bright side… atleast i beat them… *insert Napoleon Dynamite quiet fist pump “yesss”*

    3 years ago
  55. You guys don’t understand how much I laughed while watching all of these challenge videos!! Thank you so much for the laughs guys!!!

    “obelisk, obelisk” … I can’t

    3 years ago
  56. when Bilasa came on…Martina’s face was all trolololol :P

    3 years ago
  57. I was slightly disappointed that Purple line by TVXQ wasn’t in there. That clearly has some wonderful and extremly questionable engrish.

    3 years ago
  58. I feel obligated to tell you that you are keeping me from doing my very boring homework for English 2000, and I would like to express my gratitude. Thanks!

    3 years ago
  59. Oh my gosh, that was like a year’s worth of hilarity contained in four videos. The Engrish and genderbend games…. I lost it laughing. And then I coughed a lot because I have a cold. :P

    3 years ago
  60. The VFX Bro. Damn, I pity him.

    3 years ago
  61. lol wow all of these look like so much fun ..

    PS….I might be procrastinating
    ~(≖ ‿ ≖~) ~(≖ ‿ ≖)~ (~≖ ‿ ≖)~

    3 years ago
  62. Love this, you forget how messed up the Engrish is until you listen to another song for the first time. I still say joom joom my heart like a locket. This is super smart and oh god starting the other two. The gender bender one is gonna be horrible and it is. You two put Kevin and Amber in their on purpose didn’t you?

    3 years ago
  63. I LOST MY MIND AT THE BEGINNING OF ‘MAMA’ Oh my god. PRICELESS REACTIONS! I am so mad now I didn’t record my friends reactions when they stumbled upon this while we were having lunch one day.

    3 years ago
  64. Oh my god this just nearly killed me xD SO funny^^

    And seriously I just can’t seem to remember the freaking words of the ‘Mama’ intro^^ (though I always google them because it irritates me every single time and still I forget them :P)
    The Gender Bender was great and I think I got all of them correct to which I say YAY^^ (yes I still get confused some times :P)

    3 years ago
  65. Wow, that was fantastic. My mom actually stopped her work to come watch because she was laughing so much. They both said that’s the best game show they’ve seen in ages.

    Because the English is soooo obvious for us, but for people who aren’t used to it – LMAO xD
    My dad tried to guess the genders too, but got most of them wrong :p

    I feel sorry for Aaron, was it? He lost everything :p He was a good sport though. Took all those punishments Like A Man!! ^^b

    3 years ago
    • obvious? what are you talking about? I have to look up lyrics all the time lol

      3 years ago
    • I felt sorry for Aaron to but I was laughing too hard because of it by the third game show challenge.

      3 years ago
  66. I LOVE that you guys are know the Talk to me in Korean people! I love them!

    3 years ago
  67. Okay, loved the Gender game! I let out an evil laugh when I saw Martina coming with the barley soda. Muwahaha!

    3 years ago
  68. ‘How do you laugh?’
    ‘Ha ha ha’
    ‘Death death death?’

    I’m finished. I can’t take anymore…

    3 years ago
  69. omg that was the funniest thing ever! the whole time i was like “come on guys THIS one is SOOOO easy”. i guess i am too use to engrish. poor guys

    3 years ago
  70. Yay! They used the mustache shot glasses that I sent a few month ago! Really funny videos! I really like Joe!

    3 years ago
  71. haha Awesome. “Shopping list… Shopping list, We need to get the Shopping list.”

    3 years ago
  72. ‘Are you sure that’s not latin?’

    I AM WEAK!!!

    OH GAWD! SHOPPING LIST!! MAKE IT STAHPPPPPPPPP!!! I AM DYING!!!

    3 years ago
    • I knew no one would get Ren. My older brother is forever confused about his sexual orientation because of him.

      3 years ago
  73. FIRST!! :D Hah! You haven’t even tweeted it yet! Epic win! Yeah!

    ……….okay I’ll stop now

    3 years ago