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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  • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

    1 day ago

    Instead of responding to all the comments manually - @OtherwiseSix @TheSidewaysfish @ssjvash @bluesmurph @Durnzans @SJDestroyer @SNPmarty009 @Agentgrif117 @CashBanks @AlphaHex

    If you haven't already (Or maybe didn't know) - you can turn off Binge Mode, it's at the bottom right of the description box, this feature was added quite some time ago, and unless it actually leads you anywhere good (I.e Binging RvB or RWBY and it actually takes you to the next episode) then you'd probably be better off unticking it, so this problem doesn't occur again

    (Sorry about the mass tagging, but you were the ones having the problem, as evidenced below)

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

      1 day ago

      I like binge mode though? I just think it would be smart to work something in where if someone has disliked a video it doesn't get replayed regularly on their binge mode. Even more so when this video got dumped on so much, you'd figure they'd remove it from the feature completely...

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

      1 day ago

      Yeahhh I don't mind binge mode usually, I just don't get why they chose this episode to cue up next in the autoplay for every podcast. Why not go to the previous weeks ep. I can only imagine they're doing it just to troll us now for mass disliking it when it came out.

    • SNPmarty009 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 hours ago

      I feel like I could be attacked from either angle by replying to this but Imma do it anyway. This was an episode to cover the Christmas break and to give everyone a week off the podcast. That's a great idea. If it became a big deal internally, whether from people like Gavin thinking that it's lazy or a cop out episode, that's neither here nor there for the community. Most people aren't terribly helpless over the holidays anyway. But someone obviously has it pushed to the top of the queue for binge mode. I have to assume that the company as a whole is okay with that, regardless of the fact that nothing I've ever seen from Gus would make me think he would want this episode to get any traction at all. This being a flagship show for Rooster Teeth I have no idea why they are exposing the users like me to this pigeon hole. I have the show on in the background while I work on other stuff, and I constantly shut this down when I see this podcast pop up. It drives me crazy. I hate the video, I hate the walking on eggshells vibe from the cast, I hate the seemingly backhanded vibe I get that it IS pushed to the top of the binge mode, and I hate feeling like I'm being purposefully disenfranchised. I don't understand it from that side of things, however I understand if someone just wants to make sure it gets lots of views seeing as if the episode tanked they might not do it again, therefore making someone work harder over the holidays. But this video is both driving me crazy and ruining this site for me. At least communicate with your fanbase.

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

      8 hours ago

      It wasn't a complaint about binge mode.  It was an observation about that video specifically.  I actually prefer to leave binge mode on in most circumstances since I like having videos on in the background while I'm working.  Thank you for the suggestion anyways though.  I'm sure not everyone knows this.

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

    1 week ago

    I actually didn't hate this episode, but this is like the 100th goddamn time I've been taken here as the "Next Video". This is really, REALLY aggravating. Please stop this.

    • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

      1 day ago

      Just turn off "Binge Mode" (Or if you use it, only turn it on when you need it)

  • TheSidewaysfish TheSidewaysfish

    1 week ago

    Why is this always the "next up" video when I watch the podcast? Just keeping bad memories alive :P

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

    2 weeks ago

    Why is it that auto play will always without a doubt load this specific video....  Its getting ridiculous!  I was one of the few people who didn't mind this particular show, but I've had it pop up like a hundred times now!

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

      3 days ago

      I thought I was the only one. Half these comments are about the auto play XD

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

    2 weeks ago

    Auto-play shouldn't bring me to videos I've downvoted

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

    2 weeks ago

    Please remove from auto-play, or fix its priority system so this is not the next played episode after anything I watch.

    • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

      1 day ago

      Turn off Binge Mode - that feature was added a few months ago to resolve the exact thing you are complaining about

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

    2 weeks ago

    delete this from the autoplay pleaseeeee lol

  • SNPmarty009 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Gus, would you kindly tell whoever is pushing this to autoplay that they should be burned at the stake. Thank you.

  • Agentgrif117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Damn autoplay

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

    1 month ago

    Yep still getting brought here on autoplay

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

    1 month ago

    If I can only mod this down once, the stupid auto play set up has got to quit taking me here!!

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

    3 months 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

      3 months 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

    3 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    5 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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 0 VAC bans on record

    6 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

    6 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

      5 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

    6 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

    6 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

      6 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

    6 months ago

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

  • peckpogydah Peckpogydah

    6 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

    6 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

      6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

      6 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

      6 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

    6 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

      6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

      6 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

    6 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

      6 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

    6 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

      6 months ago

      ahahahaha you sir, belong on reddit.

  • TomMcQ

    6 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

    6 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

      6 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

      6 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

    6 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

      6 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

      6 months ago

      Dude. They release like hundreds of shows. 

  • GawsHawg

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 months ago

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

  • h4w7duhman

    6 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

    6 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

      6 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

    6 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

      6 months ago

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