Teaching Jake about the Camcorder, Jan '97


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  • brian was always the funny guy from polygon to me, but obviously he’s not just a comedian, he’s an artist. this is an incredible concept and a wonderful execution, great job

    Space KidSpace KidSaatler önce
  • Me as a getting called an adult as a teenager watching this video: Mom come pick me up I'm scared.

    Pokemon fan22Pokemon fan22Gün önce
  • 2:12 when the imposter is sus

    MegaSockyMegaSockyGün önce
  • Holy shit this is amazing

    Liam CmpbllLiam CmpbllGün önce
  • So the mustached gain sentient, and the goateed is going insane due to collateral of the other one gaining sentient? Did one of them invade another? This is such a rabbit hole

  • So, are you gonna start directing horror movies now or what because damn this was brilliant!

    Andrew JonesAndrew JonesGün önce
  • 👇Great videos always 👍🆙

    Musicalm RelaxationMusicalm RelaxationGün önce
  • At 7:09 you can see a shadowy figure in his glasses. Wonder if that’s intentional

    Kitty KatKitty KatGün önce
  • They should have got Brian to direct the new mutants.

    Michael WilsonMichael WilsonGün önce
  • *The "Caillou Ni Hao" meme but it's BDG* "Brian!!" Brian had finally uploaded another video. The fanbase was very happy to see him! ["Caillou! Ni Hao!"] *The video is horror* The fanbase: ":D...what?" (I've just recently realized how good his horror is and it's just as good as his comedy, and I'm not sure how to feel about that lol)

    Chat's MeowChat's MeowGün önce

    ur fav anarcho-communistur fav anarcho-communist2 gün önce
  • The only button you need to worry about is the red one with an arrow on it.

    McFinnaPantsMcFinnaPants2 gün önce
  • At 4:55 for some reason I hear “who were you!?” The subtitles say I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure im not, I doubt that adds anything but I hadn’t seen any comments about it so I thought I’d mention it

    AJ HathawayAJ Hathaway2 gün önce
  • I want a ten hour loop of Brian Dad-Flexing (TM)

    EskalainenEskalainen2 gün önce
  • i was just checkin in to see what happening since you left polygon and what in the fuck

    Neon MonkeyNeon Monkey3 gün önce
  • Haha I hate this!

    David KingDavid King3 gün önce
  • I'm so happy we are able to experience your creativity in every video. Youre amazing

    Henrique de AlmeidaHenrique de Almeida3 gün önce
  • How did you know the month and year I was born?

    Liam Paiva AcostaLiam Paiva Acosta4 gün önce
  • I liked this.

    Cody JeppesenCody Jeppesen4 gün önce
  • you and @alanreznik should chill.

    nom deplorenom deplore4 gün önce
  • Precious memories were made to be destroyed

    John ConnorJohn Connor4 gün önce
  • My sister was my favorite person in the world, it broke my heart that she left so young. She wrote her 4 year old son birthday letters till he is 18. She also recorded a video for him to watch when he is an adult. We, the family along with her husband, have been wondering if we should give him these letters and that video, she herself had doubts about him having them. We are hesitant because he might have a better chance at moving on, this youtube video encapsulates well why we are so hesitant.

    187Cazcrash187Cazcrash4 gün önce
  • ah nice to see you going to make me unravel you now.

    EthanEthan5 gün önce
  • Hey man, this is beautiful

    Thatcher DanielsThatcher Daniels5 gün önce
  • Jesus, dude. I need to go watch "Earn $20k" to unwind from that.

    Clay CrossClay Cross5 gün önce
  • "How did you get in my house, who are you?" "I am Mr Big Shot Director, i thought you were calling"

    Sc4tt3rSc4tt3r5 gün önce

    BlazimationsBlazimations5 gün önce
  • I was constantly holding my hand over my mouth, I don't know what I'm feeling now

    Insert_Name_hereInsert_Name_here5 gün önce
  • Why I wanna but a insurance policy from state farm?

    Sean HamsharSean Hamshar6 gün önce
  • More proof that comedy and horror are so closely related. This is absolutely brilliant, so much nuance - excellent work!

    Brandon RugzieBrandon Rugzie6 gün önce
  • this feels like mgs2 all over again

    dan dondan don6 gün önce
  • "Jake your all grown up" Me **confused**: now wtf is going on in here on this day?? "Who are you?!" Me **terrified**: NOW WTF IS GOING ON IN HERE ON THIS DAY??? 8:05 Me **more scared**: nOw wTf iS gOiNg oN iN HeRe On tHiS dAy???

    AngieAngie6 gün önce
  • The little "you're not-" at 7:12 after the long pause and weird look from the dad. What was that about? He's not what? Jake? Who is it watching the tape then? Idk, am I overthinking. Seems like that part is important, its the only shot not inside the bedroom, but in the hallway.

    TheMadsCTheMadsC6 gün önce
  • any other youtuber with a similar style? specially with a british or australian accent please :(

    Emanuelly de CássiaEmanuelly de Cássia6 gün önce
  • My name is Jake and this fucked me up. I should probably rewind it and watch again, to make sure I didn't miss anything.

    Jacob StrausJacob Straus7 gün önce
  • Hey, Brian. So I randomly had a dream that my parents hired you and your sister to perform stand-up comedy at my birthday party. Idk why I had it, I just thought it was funny. Anyways, are you available any time in September?

    armygameloverarmygamelover7 gün önce
  • Very good video. Thank you

    Medio NautMedio Naut7 gün önce
  • I'm watching this at 4:40pm but this video is so good it feels like I'm watching it at 3:30am, when I get into a headspace that feels like that blue looks.

    QuinnfinityQuinnfinity7 gün önce
  • After rewatching the clip for god knows how many times The shriek in the second last rewind did not go away as the tape rewinded It's not the dad's shriek, it's Jake's

    Jorn TumrongwitJorn Tumrongwit8 gün önce
  • This video is amazing and incredibly unsettling. There is one thing that just won’t leave me alone. Who or what is watching the tape? The scene that started this horrifying thought is 7:10 when the dad slowly realizes he may have been interacting with something beyond his understanding. “Your not-“ and the scene before it where he hyperventilates and disappears. Every scene after the dad is no longer a loving father but instead acts like a frightened animal. His first instinct is fear, then rage, and he finally gives up in the end.

    adel mebratadel mebrat8 gün önce
  • The SCP we talking about today is SCP-....

    RabenkreuzRabenkreuz8 gün önce

    Max StarnesMax Starnes8 gün önce
  • oooh i just realized the hairstyles change too

    miskatemiskate9 gün önce
  • ...this is like WandaVision with More Horror

    NovemberNovember9 gün önce
  • Comment for algorithm dab dab dab dab dab dab

    Crit!Crit!9 gün önce
  • I really really like these cryptic and creepy videos you’ve been putting out recently. They’re absolutely amazing concepts with incredible execution. Can’t see what you do next in the next in your cryptic series, lol

    ZeekZeek9 gün önce
  • for you who are reading this comment I wish you a lot of health and faith in your path always

    Relaxamento AgradávelRelaxamento Agradável9 gün önce
  • Instructions unclear, pressed rewind while recording.

    Epicman590Epicman5909 gün önce
  • This is incredibly well done. Keep it up!

  • ..... Sibiling, siblings, siblings siblings!

    •.༄j a y d e n༄ •.•.༄j a y d e n༄ •.9 gün önce
  • These seem like an almost meditation done by BDG on fans asking him to do more 'Unravels' idk just a theory

    Ayushmaan RanaAyushmaan Rana10 gün önce
  • Personally, I think that Jake's father because of some sort of breathing issue, and this "tape" is Jake's way of replaying his memories with his father, his way of handling the trauma. The reason it gets more and more broken is that his memory is faulty, and he remembers the day his dad died of the breathing problem(the day this tape takes place) differently. The last version is the true one. It wasn't a special day, nothing special happened, no way of knowing what was going to happen. Jake came to terms with that after "seeing" the last version, so he stops replaying.

    Sweekdawg YaSweekdawg Ya10 gün önce
  • Alright theory time: Theory 1: Jake, the child found this tape which happens just before/as a house invader kills his mother and father, since Jake lost his mother and father at such a young age he is obviously gonna be fucked up, so when he watches it it seems he has schizophrenia trying desperately to have his father back but there's no hope for him and he comes to terms with it, I can't explain the shadow on the left with this theory though Theory 2: The home invader is watching the tape that was just recorded and the dad is some sort of spirit that is trying to contact Jake as he thinks it is his him but in reality Jake is dead from the home invader that explains why he says "You're not" as he could be saying you're not Jake and it also explains why in the next bit he is enraged at the home invader and since the home invader has just seen this tape it explains why the dad is so surprised it's a grown up watching it then at the end him walking down the hallway into the mysterious room followed by the character on the side could be the spirit wanting to take revenge

    TimszzeeTimszzee10 gün önce
  • i wonder if this is real

    derp1772derp177210 gün önce
  • Brian: Jake, say something Me: Hello! I'm not Jake but hello Brian: wait, you're not. . .

    sr714jcsr714jc10 gün önce
  • Please do more horror and spooky stuff, it's really good and scary

    Caedmon BradyCaedmon Brady10 gün önce
  • It's broad daylight on a cozy afternoon, I'm just chillin in my room, watching a very casual video on window mode three feet away from the screen and preemptively squirming. I'm fine, it's fine. It's not real, I'm safe, nothing can hurt me 🥲😬

    Rosalie CampeauRosalie Campeau11 gün önce
  • I'm so glad you're doing creepy shit. I've always gotten the impression that you're the exact right type of creative person to scare the shit out of an audience and it's fantastic to see you leaning into that 🖤

    Fin LockhartFin Lockhart11 gün önce
  • I just went from ̶U̶l̶t̶i̶m̶a̶t̶e̶ Perfect Pokerap to Pepcorn to this. BDG is everything. Edit: Shwoopsie

    d'Altagnand'Altagnan11 gün önce
  • BDG: Big Dad enerGy update: im scared AND sad! :)

    VrondiVrondi11 gün önce
  • This was amazing.

    Jimmy MillerJimmy Miller11 gün önce
  • BDG I love this, very fun and dark and mysterious. Killing it out here and you give me motivation to make my stuff too 🔥

    Alex KellyAlex Kelly12 gün önce
  • i hate horror because many times now a days it devolves into gore and jump scares. as unsettling as these horror inspired videos that brian and karen keep making, I find something comforting in the fact that I know there will be nothing like that. its all psychological horror.

    Your Local Stream of ConsciousnessYour Local Stream of Consciousness12 gün önce
  • okay so, what i got from this is there was a home invasion of some kind, a burglary that went horribly wrong. This "tape" is a metaphor for the memory jake has of that day, and i don't remember who told me this or where I'd read it but apparently when you remember something, you're not recounting the actual event, you're thinking of the last time you'd remembered that event. so, of course, every time your remembering something, that gets warped ever so slightly. it's like broken telephone, with one person and the message being the memory itself. as jake remembers the day, the memory of the home invasion (whether or not it happened on the same day) also trickle in, the feeling of terror his father probably felt as it happened and his imagining of it, so it gets warped with each memory, until the memory itself has changed completely from one of happiness to one of horror.

    Tanya MusasiwaTanya Musasiwa12 gün önce
  • Tik Tok when?

    Carlos GarridoCarlos Garrido12 gün önce
  • tf is this

    MARIOMARIO12 gün önce
  • Little did we know BDG would come to unravel us 🥲❤️

    Jacob HackmanJacob Hackman12 gün önce
  • This is AMAZING😄

    Saalo FilmsSaalo Films12 gün önce
  • That's right, because I'm my own boss

    One DayOne Day12 gün önce
  • is this a samsung ad?

    Corey EdeCorey Ede13 gün önce
Teaching Jake about the Camcorder, Jan '97