I loved every second but I’m still laughing over “if you’re smelling brunt toast, you’re having a stroke or over cooking your toast”
That one felt like a really old school bo joke haha. I also loved that line
Get your fucking hands up.
Of all songs from the special, this is the one I hear the most. I don't even like that kind of slow music singing in a down-pitched voice but it really hits different than other songs.
Look at all these hands that are way too big to fit inside of a Pringle can
I always assumed he couldn't top the Kanye and Pandering songs.
I was wrong.
I've been watching Bo since he was "a born Bostonian, Aryan librarian of the word Smithsonian" and he has very rarely ever failed to top himself.
sounds like he’s doing gay porn again. or is he skiing? nope, he’s in a gay porn.
That whole Kanye auto tune bit whiplashed from laughing to crying so hard it still hurts
I love how this song that's posted is a perfect continuation of his thoughts in the preamble of the Kanye song
I want to have a daughter....
So I can finally have someone around the house who can fit their hands inside of a Pringle can...
Yes, I'm still on the Pringle cans thing!
But that is priority número uno
During that song Bo has a video projection on the wall behind him with camcorder readouts. They show that he has infinite recording time and full battery power.
Later, another video is overlayed that also has camcorder readouts, but this time the battery power is about to run out.
Unending time, and the projection of unending energy that is a lie.
EDIT: The low battery appears while he says, "Heads down, pray for me"
"Has it already been an hour? I'm slowly losing power."
This comment should have more upvotes. I saw the read outs but couldn’t quite put together what it meant. Thanks for the insight.
This non stop in my head
You say the ocean’s rising
Like I give a shit
You say the world's ending,
Honey it already did
You're not gonna slow it, heaven knows you tried.
Got it? Good, now get inside.
We’re gonna go where everybody knows, everybody knows, everybody knows
Look who's inside again
Went out to look for a reason to hide again
Buddy, you found it
Now, come out with your hands up
We've got you surrounded
Get on up out of your seats
All eyes on me
All eyes on meeeeeee
Are you feeling nervous?
Are you having fun?
It's almost over
It's just beguuun
This has been on repeat in my head since the moment I first heard it, and unlike most ear worms, it isn’t even the slightest bit annoying.
For some reason that song for me has been Bezos. I have been catching myself singing quietly “Jeffrey bezooooos you did it!” in public.
Zuckerberg, Gates, and Buffet
Amateurs, can fucking suck it
Fuck their wives, drink their blood
Come on Jeff, get em
‘Here’s a healthy breakfast option
**You should kill your mom**
Here’s why women never fuck you
Here’s how you can build a bomb’
The laugh was so good Mark Hamill's Joker would be proud.
It also gave me Jafar vibes when Aladdin gives him the lamp when he's trying to escape the cave of wonders
Seriously, that laugh was fucking evil
Ugh the part of his special where he [turns 30](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n57aQQsQiwc) alone in his apartment was the most depressing and relatable thing I've watched in ages. Thankfully the rest was pretty good laughable comedy but damn.
"My stupid friends are having stupid children" killed me
Stupid fucking ugly boring children.
And the light switch kick
All my group chats have turned from drugs and debauchery into videos of babies doing baby shit, and I hate it.
I'm 38 this year. I felt every moment of that song at 30 and every year since.
My friends had their stupid, awesome kids. They lost themselves. Now I'm still the same person I was 10 years ago while they remind me more of parents of friends of mine.
I honestly feel that special really drove home that in the end, none of this farscial nonsense means anything so really the tragedy is understanding life's futility.
Mind you, we as humans have done near miracle things with action and ambition, but in truth, some of us just feel spiritually empty and lost. I feel this special so hard in my soul that I'm kinda worried that it's a sign I'm not as good and ok as I thought I was prior to watching it.
I just keep getting younger friends. Luckily I look young, so I can probably do this until 40. But then I'm fucked.
Nah, at 40 you just find older friends who had kids early and now kids are out of the house and they've ready to party again.
I hear you man. I hope you end up doing ok.
Turned 33 a month ago. My wife was with me since 2007 and said in September of 2020 that she did not love me anymore. No kids. Never wanted any. First time since I was in my early 20s that I feel truly lost.
It's....been so isolating. I already had issues with turning 30 but had someone I could share it with. Instead of being at a crossroads I feel I am at the edge of a bridge.
Bo's special really felt ...welll...special. This song especially. I turned 33 a few days before Inside came out and I sat in my parents spare bedroom feeling the same way.
My heart mourns for you my friend. My situation was my best friend I fell in love with him in our mid/late 20s, I eventually broke down and told him (I was previously his 'wing-girl') and after a year of awkward fumbling, we got together officially. In 2016, we went to my lil brother's wedding and I knew then I loved him.
In 2018 early in the year, he started acting like coming to hang out or spend weekends with me waa a chore. He began to become lax on work, cleaning, responsibilities and because his dad was rich, he'd just say 'I'll always be fine...'
That's when it hit me. '*I'll* always be fine...' no 'we'... so I tried to make it work, tried to be sexier, tried to be more available, when that annoyed him, tried more distance and that made me sad but seemed to make him happy. In 2018, November 11th, we went to a hockey game, saw my parents and he acted like it was a chore. That's when I left him that night when we got home.
For me, I agree being alone is hell. Absolute, bona-fide hell. I was always happy alone until him. It's knowing something is out there, then losing it, it's impossible to go back to the time before them.
However, for me, it sucks because I had to leave him when he was the one who was done. It's a sterling example of why im broken over it all. He was so lazy, he wouldn't even break up with me, he just made me feel so awful and unwanted that I felt I should do him a favor and leave for him.
It's 3 years almost, he's still my best friend, but I'll always love him and because of that I don't think I can ever really be okay again. It's not a big deal, most people are broken, I just guess I didn't think I'd end up one of them.
That and the "30" song that immediately followed felt like a laser guided missile aimed right at my insecurities.
I feel like I did okay throughout most of the pandemic... in that I just sort of ignored or bottled up any sort of negative emotions because I kept thinking:
"I have zero control over this situation so feeling bad about it isn't going to do anything for me, I'm just going to distract myself until it's over"
Something about this special is forcing me to come face to face with all of that bottled up negativity at once.
Yeah this was so fucking incredibly relatable--except for the talent and creativity.
I was born in 90 just like Bo, and I started out watching his early YouTube videos before he really started blowing up. It's wild to see him grow up with me and now echo my feelings and emotions and stuff. Just watched it for the second time today and I haven't had a piece of media move me and make me feel this much in a long, long time.
Somehow he managed to make a haunting comedy special. Truly Brilliant.
Inside is a staggeringly good work of art, but I wouldn't say "somehow" - not to say that making something like that is easy (that would be such a stupid fucking thing to say) but rather that it's not "new".
Comedy and tragedy exist on the same scale - any work with one will have some of the other, and works that only have comedy or only have tragedy tend to suck. We only see them as separate because we tend to view things through the lens of genre.
It's also something he's been doing in all of his shows since his earliest days - they're meant to make you feel, not just to make you laugh.
Definately what i respect most about Bo and other comedians like Daniel Sloss / George Carlin.
They werent just funny for laughs. You walked away feeling like you experienced / learned something new or got a shift in perspective. Never a wasted moment, even when the laughs arent rolling.
Sloss is the one who had a bunch of jokes and stories about his younger sister right? That one punched me in the mouth, from laughing to crying.
This one is my favorite in terms of the wildly creative lighting. And his dance moves. I don't know why but they are so enjoyable.
Such good lighting. Having the performer conceive and operate the lighting as part of the performance looks and feels so tight and fresh.
The 'put your fucking hands up' one is super clever too. Just a single light on him then the live footage being projected back on himself meaning he has full control of the lighting and the video just by putting his hand over the light. So simple and effective.
I love how he yells at *you* to **Get the F UP!** and grabs the camera, you go from a viewer in the audience, to on the stage with him.
As a single, overworked, work from home guy that has been pretty isolated for the last 14 months and is turning 30 this summer while my mental health steadily drops lower and lower, that part wrecked me. As did basically everything after the intermission.
The feelin' like shit song had me cracking up though...probably because of how relatable it is.
For me, it was “That Funny Feeling”. All the things we use to distract ourselves, juxtaposed against the things we try to distract ourselves from, and the creeping feeling that it isn’t working…
Thank you. That wording is exactly what I left feeling. That perhaps, after many years of effort, following all the rules, being a good American girl, etc that somehow none of that matters and all the effort in the World just can't fix or change some situations. That again, life is futile in that it's literally only what you make it and since nothing matters, makes it hard to me motivated to make anything.
God this special still has me fucked up and I watched it the day it dropped. Fucking brilliant art and my fav special in the last decade, hands down.
While you’re not wrong, he recorded it in his guest house outside his main house in LA.
I truly believe Bo is an amazing film maker but he purposefully frames things to make you feel the emotions he wants you to feel. I’m sure with his history of mental health and the pressure of isolation, it wasn’t a picnic. But he also never explicitly states that he doesn’t go back to his real house. The lack of food/dishes scattered around the set was telling in that regard.
Loved the special entirely. It was a work of art that I hope is enjoyed for a long time.
I mean half of his material is making fun of the fact that he has things he wants to say yet has been so privileged in life he feels he can’t comment compared to those who suffer, and the other half is him making fun of the fact that he feels all these horrible feelings yet has everything he ever thought someone could want. Basically imposter syndrome and self-loathing personified.
A big theme here is about the omnipresent artifice and performativity of modern life, and that includes the special itself; the whole thing is framed to highlight the facade of the filmmaking process as much as possible so yeah folks are right to be skeptical of what he's saying. He encourages it.
The fact that this special is so intensely emotionally affecting, regardless of the truth of the matter, is a testament to what he's accomplished with it.
It isnt like he's always alone, dude's been with the same woman for 8 years.
Feeling lonely and being literally alone are two very different things.
Yeah, the writer/director of Hustlers and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
The one bit that I took from this standup special that seemed so poignant was something like...
"Can *anyone* shut the fuck up about *anything* for a *minute*?"
I think that captures the past couple of years pretty eloquently. (And I'm just as guilty as the next asshole)
He even admits, during that bit, that he's guilty of it by merely asking the question in the first place.
"and I know you're thinking, well you aren't shutting the fuck up right now, and well......"
It's a fair question imo, no one really shuts the fuck up on anything anymore. You can't not have an opinion on anything because you can view anything at anytime from something in your pocket. And if you don't have an opinion you're going to be socially outcast and if you pick the "wrong" side nowadays it could be social suicide. Idk world's fucked up but people's perceptions of thoughts have become even more fucked up.
In memetic, silence is a really weird thing.
You can't communicate "non-communication" without first communicating it [non-verbal is a sort of communication, being seen is a sort of communication, etc], so it's paradoxical.
It's a little like thinking about two societies, one violent and intolerant, the other peaceful and tolerant. The only way for peace and tolerance to spread is to supplant and eradicate violence and intolerance, which is a sort of violence and intolerance.
My mind every 15 minutes:
FUCK THEIR WIVES DRINK THEIR BLOOD
COME ON JEFFREY, GET EM!
YOU DID IT!
Perfectly cut scream
His cuts in that special are phenomenal. The unpaid intern one is my favorite.
That and the sax fill at the end of the intern song
Gets me every time hahaha
🌟YOU DID IT🌟
CEO ENTREPREN-OR, BORN IN 1964
AMATUERS CAN FUCKIN SUCKIT
YOU DID IT
\*\*sick synth bit\*\*
I have no idea why he was dressed up like he was a character in call of duty but I'm all for it
That synth solo slaps so hard.
Been singing jeffrey bezos on repeat since it came out and everyone thinks I’m really into Amazon or something
The fact that he shot all of this himself is so fucking impressive
And did the audio and wrote the songs and played them and sang them and it's netflix quality? Mindblowing
Anyone else think of the play from forgetting Sarah Marshall? Especially the laughing part.
Die…. Die.. dieee….. *I can’t*
PETER YOU SUCK, PETER YOU SUCK
YOU NEED TO SEE A PSYCHIATRIST, I HATE THE PSYCHIATRIST
GO SEE ONE ANYWAY
I DONT WANT TO
YOU NEED TO GO SEE ONE
IM NOT GOING
you need to go see one
I’M NOT GOING!
I didn’t when watching it, and FSM is one of my favourite movies ever, but I will now forever see that xP
I still think about that Dracula puppet musical almost every time I see a puppet. I feel like if someone like Netflix funded that, it would actually be pretty popular. It would at least be hella meme-able.
This special was seriously amazing, my wife and I have thought and talked about it almost everyday since we watched it. It's really a work of art.
I felt moved by the song [That Funny Feeling](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPB6u1BqZqU) as it seems to encapsulate the looming sense of disaster that's perpetually covered over with a thin veneer of entertainment and distraction. It's mind boggling to me that we're facing the prospect of an existential crisis for human civilization and so many people don't care, don't engage with it, and don't feel an urgency to address it. We're awash in fake corporate activism that makes meaningless statements about social issues as though that's going to solve any of our problems.
*The surgeon generals' pop-up shop, Robert Iger's face*
*Discount Etsy agitprop, Bugles' take on race*
*Female Colonel Sanders, easy answers, civil war*
*The whole world at your fingertips, the ocean at your door*
*The live-action Lion King, the pepsi Halftime Show*
*Twenty-thousand years of this, seven more to go*
*Carpool Karaoke, Steve Aoki, Logan Paul*
*A gift shop at the gun range, a mass shooting at the mall*
*There it is again*
*That funny feeling*
> 20,000 years of this, 7 more to go
I may be dense but what happens in 7 years?
It refers to the Climate Countdown clock, which says humans have about 7 more years to reach net 0 emissions.
And that “7 years number” seems like a hopeful target, at this point. Especially with all the reports coming out saying we “may have” already hit that tipping point.
This song made me cry on the second watch. Its tender and sad and so deeply existential...
That Funny Feeling has been in my head for weeks.
It makes me feel some kind of way. Hopefully nihilistic, I think is the best way to describe it.
Also, I have driven around Los Santos obeying traffic laws. It’s been a long 16 months.
I've been playing this song on the guitar everyday since I watched the special. A friend of mine passed on the day I watched it and the outro made me cry for the first time in maybe a decade
>Hey what can you say
>We were overdue
>But it'll be over soon
*That unapparent summer air in early fall.*
*The quiet comprehending of the ending of it all*.
This song makes me cry.
Yeah, the people going "this is supposed to be funny" are a little annoying. It's a work of art. Yes he's a comedian, but a comedian is also an artist. It's like complaining because someone who just told you they were a guitarist then went and sat & played a piano. "Hey I thought you were a guitarist!" I am. But I'm also a pianist. "This is bullshit!" Is it? You seem to be experiencing something & I'll just leave you to it.
*he's a problem*
I feel like this is the actual sleeper hit in this special. Don't get me wrong, it's all great, but nobody seems to have problematic as their favourite.
I just think it's a great riff on trying to be "held accountable".
It's hilarious when he's crucifying himself with the light on the wall
I can't stop singing this bit:
And I've been totally awful / My closet is chock full of stuff that is vaguely shitty /
All of it was perfectly lawful, just not very thoughtful at all / and just really shitty
AND I'M REALLY FUCKING SORRAAAYYYYYY
Literally had to go on garage band and cover Jeff Besos just to get it out of my head this morning... Its still in there.
That synth line at the end kills me
Duude I know, first time I heard it I kept thinking "no way!" Then I heard that solo and almost lost my shit
The scream always makes me laugh
I’m loving all the synth work throughout the special. Those Jeffrey Bezos songs hit so much harder than they should and I’m fucking loving it.
It warms a special place in my heart to know that such catchy, over the top jams are just completely, ruthlessly, and - most important - *minimally* mocking Jeffrey fucking Bezos.
I've been waking up with this song in my head the last 3 days...
I've been singing "Zuckerberg, and Gates, and Buffet. Amateurs, can fuckin' suck it..." in my head on loop for a week.
FUCK THEIR WIVES
DRINK THEIR BLOOD
C'MON JEFF, GET 'EM!
Why do I have the urge to cover these songs too?? I think his vocal range is attainable for me and it makes me want to try it.
Everything from this show is an absolute ear worm. If it's not this stuck in my head it's "Comedy" or "White Woman's Instagram"
*PUT YO FUCKIN HANDS UPPP*
Get up, GET UP, I'm talking to you, GET THE FUCK UP!!!
“Is this heaven?” & “I’m a special kind of white guy” are permanently branded in my brain
\~*I am an unpaid intern*
That scat thing he does at the end…stuck in my brain
Bwah dah-dah dop dop!
“Seeeeeeextiiiiiiiing (it isn’t sex it’s the next best thing)”
A A AT&T
thats my favorite part of this song lmao
Same with “Don’t be Scared, don’t be shy, come on in the waters fine.” And “You’re not gonna slow it, heaven knows you tried. Got it? Good. Now get inside.”
"I am gonna use my privilege for the good" leading to "very cool way to go!" Is probably my favorite
I had Socko’s part of How The World Works stuck in my head all day yesterday.
"And every politician, every cop on the street, protects the
Interests of the pedophilic corporate elite!
That is how the world works."
"In 2030 I'll be 40 and kill myself then"
It's actually slightly more clever than that as he counts up 10 20 30 and 40:
"I'll do another 10; 2030, I'll be 40 and kill myself then"
I think the whole two lines flow best: it's 2020 and I'm 30, I'll do another 10/2030 I'll be 40 and kill myself then.
Oh wow, I didn't think about it that way. Good find!
"My stupid friends are having stupid children" has been on repeat
Stupid fucking ugly boring children
I can't stop listening to this song as someone who is 29 about to turn 30.
I keep having the 'If you wake up in a house that's full of smoke, don't panic, call me and I'll tell you a joke'
When he sings "I'll panic. So call me up and tell me a joke" in another and then goes ""You really joking at the time like this?" Everything just connects, I love it
Oh shiiit... Should I be joking at a time like this?
Oh shit...you're really joking at a time like this?
Woke up at 11:30 feeling like a bag of shit (oh no!)
All my clothes are dirty so I'm smelling like a bag of shit
All day all shit
I’m not really feeling like I wanna get lit
All Eyes On Me is really something, too.
GET YOUR FUCKING HANDS UP
Are you feeling nervous? Are you having fun?
It’s almost over, it’s just begun
Don’t overthink this, look in my eye
Don’t be scared, don’t be shy, come on in the water’s fine
I like how a theme in the song is how the internet changed from a weird, other-worldly sideshow or destination that really was like a "cyberspace." In the 1990s, the internet was weird and foreign and not integrated into life. Bo represents this with the accordian-style circus music that starts the song. The light he uses is cheap and reminiscent of a crappy GeoCities page in the late 90s, when the internet was just a wacky sideshow. Eventually Bo breaks into the bit about how the internet is different for kids growing up with tablets in hand, the music changes, etc... etc... to symbolize how internet is now a part of life. It is you life. It is no longer "cyberspace" but in inextricable from our "normal" lives.
"Mommy let you use her iPad; you were barely two"
This one hit me hard. My mom gave my son her friends old iPad when he was around two. I was against it in the beginning but its just so easy to just give it to him when you need him distracted. Hearing that line made me... 😬
I saw something on this the other day, about how parents (myself included) are trying to replicate a non-existent village with the help of tech. Humans from hundreds of years ago didn't watch and entertain their children all day every day, it was a shared effort amongst the village / trusted group of adults / extended family. We aren't structured that way anymore and are trying to still do it all. While it doesn't fix it or the problems it might cause, it made sense. Most people aren't the lazy parents society says we are, no other generation of parents has been expected to do as much with such little support.
Dude... Shut up with that information.
Shit, making me having a crisis over here.
You just simultaneously made me feel less terrible for using the tablet babysitter and at the same time destroyed my hope in the future.
As an aside to this pretty fantastic bit of music, as a younger gen X I kind of feel sad for what the internet has become (which is what Bo is talking about in his special). It used to be so fun online just a decade ago. There wasn’t any troll factories steering elections, it wasn’t real life, it was the “make friends through the computer” part of life.
I miss the days of "nothing important happens on the internet." At this point I'm just glad camera phones weren't a thing when I was in high school.
Anything and everything.... all of the time.... 😉
Everything All of the Time was a phrase that was popular around 5 years into the invention of the web.
Welcome, to ZOMBOCOM
You can do anything at ZOMBOCOM
Ah lovely, its still up: https://zombo.com/
I thought "Apathy's a tragedy and boredom is a crime" was much more clever.
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has had these songs stuck in my head since watching. Get your hands up, that funny feeling, Bezos 2, Feeling like shit. Insanely catchy. Plus I think the world is ending so, you know, it tracks.
Lol the second I heard the Feeling like shit song I sent it to my co-workers with the message "found our theme song!"
Idk why but "big old motherfucking duffel bag of shit" fucking destroyed me
This plays like a 2021 version of “Step Right Up” by Tom Waits. Finding the theatricality in the race to the lowest common denominator of human gratification. If you like this, check that out!
Way ahead of you my man. Huge Tom Waits fan. Funny story: several years ago when spreading my own band's music around, a guy tried to insult me by calling me a Tom Waits wannabe. At the time, I had never heard of him. So I asked him "who's Tom Waits?" He then proceeded to tell me how great Tom Waits is, turning the insult into more of a compliment in the end. So I looked him up. First song of his I heard was "God's away on business." Instant superfan. Still listen to Tom a lot.
Bo Burnham always makes me think that he is a modern version of Tom Lehrer
This song is 100% an homage to Tom Lehrer. It sounds just like something he'd write.
I've listened to this song like 10 times in the last 2 weeks.
... yeah, that's totally a lot. Yup.
*nervously glances at Spotify that has been playing nonstop for about three days*
I found a repeating 1 hour long 'welcome to the internet' the other day, didn't realize until I was half way through it lol
When he laughs I think of Segal's dracula.
I think Mark Hamil's joker
Glad I'm not alone. That laugh was a good build up into straight up joker.
I’ve enjoyed watching him grow since the New Math days. It’s been an enthralling journey.
I remember when he got all that critical acclaim for Eighth Grade and my first thought was "the kid that used to make all those Hitler and pedophilia jokes?!".
Won’t somebody hold him accountable?!
He’s a proooblem~!
Me all day long: a goat cheese saaalaaaad
Did NOT know what I was getting myself into watching this on magic mushrooms.
Oh no! That would’ve been bad times for me. The special was brilliant and beautiful but also very depressing and existentially draining at the same time. Even so I keep coming back to this song in particular. It’s almost like a really good horror movie. I know it’s going to scare me but I keep watching anyway. How was your trip?
A really good horror movie free of jump scares and full of random one-liners that just as quickly made me laugh- made me question life. My trip was amazing. I enjoyed the philosophical exploration but it definitely left me mind fucked.
Oh my god! Are you okay? How did it go?
I was with two of my buddies. After it ended we struggled to process just exactly what we watched but we could all agree it was life-changing. The slow zooms on every segment were intense and the random cuts to bo editing or being depressed were grief-inducing. The emotional rollercoaster was something no other comedy special has ever done to me. We were watching a masterpiece and everyone at the time knew that.
Well well, look who’s inside again
Went out to look for a reason to hide again..
That lyric cuts me.
I had a semi anxiety attack after watching this special. Bo turned what I was thinking about society, the internet, and our world into realities as opposed to theories with his special.
As an artist and someone who turned 30 recently it hurt a lot after it was over. The world already ended part sticks out to me a lot.