Whoa! Its more than a year that I posted anything after the last one where I stated that list type videos have taken over the internet. It appears that I was abducted and taken hostage by those damn lists. Now that I am a recovering list addict, I’ll have to move on to find some better content to hook on to. By the same time I was held hostage by the list videos, I came to know about Rhett and Link. They’ve been on YouTube for a while but I only found out about them in 2014 and I don’t know what drew me to their videos. Maybe I was bored and maybe I was feeling nerdy or probably missing my engineering college friends. These guys named Rhett and Link who are both ex-techies and originally from small town mid west appeal to my sensibilities and their silly jokes make me smile for a bit. For about a year now, I’ve been following their channel Good Mythical Morning where these dude (who live in Los Angeles now) just chirp about something they discovered or found fascinating. A good idea for a mellow morning talk show where they dare themselves with all sorts of foolish things like tasting baby foods and acting like two whales. They engage the audience (who they call mythical beasts) with their giant mythical boulder or the wheel of mythicality. They even have a channel for the after show segment which is usually an extended discussion about the topics discussed on the main show. Began in 2011 as an experiment, the Good Mythical Morning have become a fan favourite and definitely Rhett and Link have found the perfect YouTube format. No surprise to say that they are a multi award winning duo and have gone on to create a 30 minute variety show called The Mythical Show that features multiple segments. Good Mythical Morning has crossed 700 episodes and has featured guests like Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Hader. Watch it and you’ll become a mythical beast too.
The latest Episode of GMM:
An early episode
An Episode of The Mythical Show with Smosh
Just had a realization. Maybe this is the Seinfeld of YouTube. Everything is eventually pointless or “mythical” as you say it.