The Greatest Hits - #409

Rooster Teeth Podcast: The Greatest Hits - #409

Join Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkelman, and Burnie Burns as they discuss the best moments from 2016, including the apple or the egg, the Lonely Island visit, and more on this week's RT Podcast! This episode originally aired on January 2, 2017, sponsored by Blue Apron (http://cook.ba/29J4MMj) and Casper (http://bit.ly/2bgC0nt)

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  • LexAllan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nyuko

    1 week ago

    I wish I could stop this video being what autoplays every time I watch a different podcast

    • Aselobar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I wonder how many views it has from auto-play

  • Kaisonic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Why does this autoplay after EVERY other podcast I watch??

  • CaptnCraggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Whats with all this dislike business this was hilarious.  

  • Outis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Non Mea Culpa

    1 month ago

    I think this is the first video I've even seen on RT with a negative rating

  • PastyMuffin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The one good thing that did come out of the clip show is I feel like this is a good opportunity to get non-listeners a taste of the podcast and get them interested in it. If I want to show it to my friends, this is the episode Ill send to them.

  • Justin-Wood

    3 months ago

    See, the problem with the clip show for me was that because I've been going back through all the episodes and listening as I work, these moments are still fresh in my mind. XD

  • thelostgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    wait it's weird to eat gooseberries raw?

  • CarlosAOC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Savage Animal Idiot

    3 months ago

    People like HemboHero already make "best of the RT Podcast" compilations (that include way more moments) so that's the reason why this bothered me. 

  • TooFiveFive FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 0 VAC bans on record

    3 months ago

    no more CLIPS

  • eelmcd88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Can anyone link me to the shirt that Barbara is wearing? I'd love to get that for my wife.

    • redcorn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      https://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-Atsume-Sweater-Polyester-Sweatshirt/dp/B01LRMGLT8

  • AxelDrake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    For the record, I loved the clip show, and I for one think the haters are wrong. >.>

  • neopa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Infamous 535

    3 months ago

    I'm happy that they addressed it first thing on this week's podcast. Clip shows defiantly need to be an add-on, not the main product.

    • AlphaHex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I'm not, they said they all thought it was a bad idea. Then why did they make the freaking thing?! Even in this intro none of them want to claim credit or back it up as a good idea. If it was because cast and crew wanted a week of then all the fans would've appreciated the honesty of RT saying "Hey guys, it's pre-recorded this week" or "We're skipping this week to be with our loved ones". If it was a genuine idea then it'd be interesting to know who thought it was a good idea...

  • DABLASTER FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I thought this was great, seeing all the best bits in one video had me cracking up

  • peckpogydah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Peckpogydah

    3 months ago

    I'd much rather them just say. "Hey, we are taking a week off so everyone can spend time with their families". Instead we got something that feels lazy.

  • awildroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    As someone who is regularly very busy and doesn't often have time set aside to watch the podcast every week, there's a fair few episodes I've missed. 

    So while I understand some people are annoyed I guess at the lack of new content, this week let me catch up on a lot of hilarious moments that I missed across the year, and I appreciate it

    • TheDick

      3 months ago

      The RT community basically does this too, search it on Youtube.

  • Shinn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sponsor

    3 months ago

    Shout out to Gavin for standing up for the audience during the intro.

  • Zachary158 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PC enthusiast -- Sony Fa

    3 months ago

    Gavin is the hero of this podcast. He knows it was a bad idea to make this rather than a real episode. This should have been the post show for this episode.

  • HunterK13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Well at -220 they won't make another of these again. 

  • IAmTheSorge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Honestly I would have much rather just not have a podcast this week than this. You guys need to take a break? That's fine, I totally understand. Want to do compilations? I don't have a problem with that. But this is just lazy and really kind of insulting to the fans, sponsors especially.


    First problem was trying to pass this off as another episode of the podcast, it isn't. Just call it a compilation, that's what it is. A compilation of moments with the occasional reaction and banter. This leads to the other problem was that this just seemed like you didn't give a fuck and threw some shit together with little effort or care, which is even worse. Really, if I want to watch a compilation there's a lot of people I could go to who do it so much better, HemboHero in particular.


    I hate to sound like a parent scolding a child who fucked up, but I hope you're reading these and learn something from this. I'm not gonna be mad at you guys forever, I still love your content, but I hope this is a bit of a wake up call.

  • Davidov64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YouTube Wannabe

    3 months ago

    Just clicked on and it has -229 mod??? Why are so many people not liking it?

    • user-5761f47c31089 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Because this isn't a podcast and yet it has #409 on it. Need a week off? Perfectly understandable, there's like 500 different podcasts they have to film, taking a week off isn't an unreasonable thing to do. Want to release a clip-show/compilation for people to hold them over till the next week? That's fine. But don't release the clip-show as the podcast, because it isn't a podcast, it's a clip-show. The 409th podcast airs tomorrow.

    • Davidov64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YouTube Wannabe

      3 months ago

      Yeah having 409 is misleading, I still liked it though.

  • ISwearItWasAnAccident FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Surprised I'm in the minority here, I'm usually a lot more critical. The fact that they did one throwback episode once to end the year just makes me warm and fuzzy remembering the great moments of one of my favorite shows. Thanks RT!

    • AlphaHex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I think a lot of podcast listeners/watchers repeat episodes a lot, myself included. From that point of view this is a wasted podcast, I'm going to hear all the best bits in complete context when I listen back. All this is is a frustrating 3 seconds when it starts to autoplay and I have to skip it.

  • SteeWizzee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    No disrespect to the other RT staff but i think this podcast crew has the best dynamic!

  • Bismarckee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    The first time I've ever agreed with Gavin on anything, it is lazy.

  • capash0023 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    This is the 10th time i've loaded this page to check how the mods and comments are going which although has the unfortunate side effect of giving this poor excuse for a podcast more views, has made me happy to be a part of the community. Although overwhelmingly even amongst sponsors this video is disliked, most of the comments are reasonable and not just hate filled bullshit. Good job RT fans at remaining mostly civil. 10 points to gryffindor.

    • Voobz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Eat my ass with your civil spoon! Those points go to ravenclaw! 

      But that aside, I do agree with you wholeheartedly on the rest of your comment good sir.

  • OceanHymn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I know it'll never happen, especially with the new show, but you should get Sally back for episode #411. She can give us the 411.

    • machetesquad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      We can always hold out hope for it, since they've said she's the most popular guest they've had, and they continue to have special guests on the podcast. Plus, her appearances on the podcast is fairly different from her and Gus's show, its always a little more conversational.

  • srvvlhm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold David Kane

    3 months ago

    The first gav or puke was funny. Barbara also looked smoking hot in that episode. Could be too that she was reading dirty porn.

    • EighthLegacy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      ahahahaha you sir, belong on reddit.

  • TomMcQ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Gavin or Gaggle really needs to make a cum back.

  • SachiiSez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good-Natured Realist

    3 months ago

    OMGosh @Barbara where did you get the NekoAtsume jumper? It is adorable and I would love to purchase one myself ^_^
    Laughter and Sunshine!

    • mistergookey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I think in the original podcast episode she said someone found it on Amazon and linked her to it. I think this is it.

    • SachiiSez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good-Natured Realist

      3 months ago

      @mistergookey you have made my day! Many thanks ^_^
      Laughter and Sunshine!

  • redfalconfox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I'm a first member and I feel insulted by this podcast. Not only have I sponsored Rooster Teeth for over 4 years, but I have been watching their shows since 2006. Even though I love seeing these things as either DVD extras or extra features, I feel that them trying to present this as a legitimate episode is both shallow and a cop-out. If I wanted to see the content from their previous podcasts, I would watch the older podcasts. Plus for this episode I have to listen to ads just to see content that I've already seen, and on top of that I've already heard the ad reads for it.

    • Crimsondrake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      yea and im glad gavin gave them shit for it at the beginning of the podcast

    • Cameyjw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cameron

      3 months ago

      Dude. They release like hundreds of shows. 

  • GawsHawg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I guess this is when "less is more" takes effect. Glad to see most of the "negative" comments are actually constructive criticism and not a bunch of people telling each other to commit suicide.

  • Zyra

    3 months ago

    Ah, yeah, have to agree with the majority unfortunately. I just didn't think this was necessary. While it was nice to see these moments again, I could have found them anywhere. If you guys wanted to give broadcast a break, just take a break. I, at least, would have understood.

  • Robthehorror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I guess I am in the minority on this one but I loved this episode. Constant laughs the whole episode just back to back. Great episode.

  • Zortack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I don't mind this style of the podcast too much, but I think it would've been way better if they'd actually known which clips were shown and comment on them

  • guyguysonx

    3 months ago

    re-seeing what everyone else has already seen first isn't really why I subbed.

  • Canadianwpg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I really don't mind RT doing their own highlights show, nor do I think these were bad highlights. If this show had been regular length and previously announced, I think the majority of the viewers would be atleast satisfied with the episode.


    But for me, the real disappointment was how disjointed it all felt. I could tell Gavin and Barb were surprised to have an ad read in the first 10 minutes of recording, and that nobody had any idea what the clips were going to be. There wasn't any Bernie rage, the first clip of the 'When the parents are away' section had both Gus and Bernie, and I wouldn't call "Gavin or Gaggle 2" a food clip.


    I think in order for a highlights show of this type to succeed, it will need to have the clips picked before hand for less disjointed segment handoffs, an announcement somewhere that it's a recap/highlight show before hand (atleast 2 days ahead), and not make it so obvious that the "live" bit was recorded in only 15 minutes.


    If RT does try this concept again next year, I hope they can improve on atleast some of these points.

  • MartyGras2

    3 months ago

    It was nice to see some of the neat things on the podcast last year.

  • h4w7duhman

    3 months ago

    All of the flavours possible and 99.9% of people choose to be salty. Let it die, let it die, let it shrivel up and... Come on who's with me?

  • RyanMac14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Damn so much hate. 

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

      3 months ago

      Hate? I see a lot of constructive criticism in the comments here. We're all here because we're fans (and a community) and we all want RT to have the best product ever. To get there, they need feedback from the community and it's pretty clear that the majority felt this wasn't their cup of tea. The majority of comments here explain why so-and-so didn't like the format of the podcast. I am hard pressed to find comments explicitly saying something along the lines of "zomg, I can't believe how fucking stupid this is. You should die along with everyone who disagrees with me." That is hate. Constructive criticism is not hate. 

  • stlrnate FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    why is everything so negative they probably spent countless hours putting this together, as a long time RT fan i enjoyed watching

    • saikik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Clearly u havent's seen HemboHero's videos.. Now that's what you call countless hours of putting video together..

  • RieruM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I don't mind the clipshow itself, it was nice to see some things I'd forgotten about, but I wish they'd warned us ahead of the live broadcast, cause it felt like a bit of a kick in the teeth to stay up til 1.30am UK time to watch it live, and then find out it's just a clip show.

  • Ormus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Everyone who says "There are already Best of" 's. I'd like to point out that RT didn't make those Best ofs, and those people are literally freebooting. I fully support the RT staff wanting to point out what they think are the best parts.

    • SKULLY27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold JUMPMASTER

      3 months ago

      All the fan made content I've  watched is not monetized and credits Rooster Teeth for the content with links, also stating that they don't own the footage. Doesn't seem like freebooting. RT still has the right to take all fan made conent down if they want. But if it promotes the company, then why?

    • ne92nfn94ugbw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Fan made stuff including compilations have been some of the best things ever... i.e. RT Animated Adventures 

  • Conf3tti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    This is somehow worse than just not having a podcast.

    • hoffm83n FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      i think everyone of us who disliked this understands that they need time off. i would even be fine with them taking a month away from the podcast,if that is what they wanted to do. My problem with this is it seems creatively dishonest. If gus wants to do a clipshow thats ok, advertise it as a clipshow. If they want to take time off, thats ok. Gavin wants to give us a podcast which is what most of us want... i dont get why we cant have that, put a cell phone in a room and have some people talk for 15 minutes or 3 hours,. be creative, do whatever you want but just tell us as it is

    • Crimsondrake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      props to gavin for calling them out on having a clipshow and trying to make it out as a proper podcast

  • __nderscore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    its mad bratty to be annoyed by this completely serviceable piece of content

    dead ass

    • 13ullseye FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Idiot Savant

      3 months ago

      Completely serviceable piece of content? It's content I've already seen repackaged.

    • Diplo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      RT always makes such wonderful and high-quality content, you can't honestly be surprised that people are disappointed when they take the lazy way out and re-use old content as filler for an actual podcast.


      I'm not saying they don't deserve a break after 400+ podcasts. They more than deserve a break. I'm a-ok with the podcast taking a week off, especially around the holidays. But I'd rather have a 2-3 minute video explaining/apologizing for the lack of podcast this week than a bunch of old clips I've already seen slapped together and called an episode.


      It's even more annoying when it seems like Gavin, Barbara and Burnie kept getting sidetracked and wanting to talk about stuff like a normal podcast, but Gus keeps cutting them off to do ad reads and transition to the old clips. :(

    • ne92nfn94ugbw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      So they put in the effort to entertain fans because they want a week or two off.... how ungrateful

    • __nderscore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      honestly if you can't see it i have no obligation or will to help you

      bratty is the perfect word to use to describe the bulk of the reactions -- wailing on about how "lazy" this is with the sole purpose being to mask their disappointment with not getting something new, it's such a hip-fire reaction with poor thought

      their inability to deal with personal disappointment in a mature way is in plain sight, if it wasn't already obvious there's no convincing language i can fuckin employ to express it

  • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

    3 months ago

    Oh relax you bunch of crybabies. This week's episode was fine and was the first time I remember them ever attempting a "best of" for podcasts. 

    They've done plenty of stuff that was a bit rough around the edges over the years. Strangerhood, PANIC, 1-800-Magic. 


    Still a great podcast. I'm a huge fan but somehow missed the Andy Sandberg one? I'll have to go back now and re-listen to it.

    • iHysteriahd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Well some do actually offer constructive criticism so wouldn't seem the best to lump those people in with the rest that are actually just whining cause they don't like it and or are just mad for no reason, I loved it but would just like to have a heads up or something so I dont get all worked up for a "Live" podcast

    • Triple_S FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Strangerhood, PANICS & 1-800-Magic were all awesome how dare you compare them to this train wreck! >:(

  • PopPunkGarbage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PopPunkGarbage

    3 months ago

    While this was a good concept, they didn't execute it great. Perhaps make this a separate video entity, and not replace an entire weeks podcast with it.

  • TheAsianKid7

    3 months ago

    Not sure what i think of this episode really. I mean its only 1, not up to standard, podcast in 8 years... Hope these dislikes especially on youtube dont affect roosterteeth too much 

  • Boswellox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Well this, clearly, wasn't their best idea.  Would have to agree with everyone.  You guys have been doing this for how long now, two decades?  You all have even mentioned it multiple times that you know a lot of the fans, myself included, listen to the podcasts more than once.  Why would a clip show be needed?  


    Next time you all need a vacation just say there won't be a podcast for the following week, most of us would have preferred that.  It's totally understandable, broadcast especially needs the break.  


    See you all next week!

  • natnap12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Please have Miles on the show more often.

  • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

    3 months ago

    Hi guys. With the exception to RvB, the podcast has been the series I have absolutely kept up with all these long years. This is the first time that I've turned off a podcast after a very short time. I may be in the minority here, but I tend to listen to a podcast once and move on. Having a highlight episode does not appeal to me (and judging by the massive neg modding, it doesn't appeal to others as well). 

    I completely understand that staff and talent are out for the holidays and there is no one else who've earned a break more than the broadcast team. I think outright not having any podcast content this week (and announcing that everyone is on vacation) would have been received better. The highlight podcast just leaves a bad taste. 

  • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Yea a clip show.  Nothing like watching the same content over.  When is RT going to start following tv other great idea's like having a season be 6 episodes.