What Makes a Puppet a Muppet? - #446

Rooster Teeth Podcast: What Makes a Puppet a Muppet? - #446

Join Miles Luna, Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkelman, and Burnie Burns as they discuss The Emoji Movie, internet outrage, context in emails, and more on this week's RT Podcast! This episode originally aired on July 31, 2017, sponsored by Epic Games’ Fortnite (http://bit.ly/2wf0jvd), Jersey Mike’s (http://bit.ly/2uP5moE), MeUndies (http://bit.ly/2aGm9yg)

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

    19 hours ago

    Loved the tune for the credits!

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

    1 day ago

    how is this not called "wet as an otters pocket"

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    1 week ago

    "What,.. We're not doing phrasing any more?" - Archer

     metal satisfied metal




    (Let 'Bones' evolve Miles, It hasn't been a year. Keep  in   mind,.. The most famous are not known.)

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

    1 week ago

    Few things from a resident Aggie.


    Reveille is a Purebred Collie. This doesn't mean they're bred with each other, especially because the dog must always be female, so you know, that's kinda impossible. Also, any purebred animal is most likely inbred, as the line between breeds is getting more blurred as time goes on.


    Now, to address the whole mascot stealing thing, yeah, that was most definitely an overreaction. Texas A&M acted like a bunch of tools when it occurred, and it sucks they addressed it like that. But, w/e water under the bridge now, lose a little salt, will ya burns?


    Now, Reveille was originally a mutt that was found by some students traveling down some Texas highway back in the day (I'm not going into specifics, so fellow ags, don't kill me), and pretty much every time a new Reveille is getting selected, a portion of students try to make the next one be a mutt. 


    The position of Mascot Corporal is a highly honorable position and extremely competitive. It is always a sophomore in the Corps, company E-2. You must take Reveille with you, pretty much everywhere, and legend is that if she barks in class, she finds it boring and it must be dismissed, although that never happened when I was on campus. The Mascot Corporal she was stolen from back then was a pretty crappy corporal for letting that happen.


    True, A&M's fight song the, "Aggie War Hymn," does directly reference Texas a lot, but it was also written during WWI, so you know there were only like, 3 schools that would even play back then, and Texas was the closest and most visible rival. Just so we're clear though, The Texas Fight song, "Texas Fight," also has a line specifically mentioning A&M, but more interestingly was written in direct response to an early A&M...song/chant of singing the words, "Farmer's Fight," to the tune of taps during games. http://lhb.music.utexas.edu/history/songs/


    There's a LOT more history than they recognize here, but hey, hope that clears it up. I can go on and on as I just love college football and all it's wacky traditions, but being from A&M, I felt like I should address some of the inaccuracies, TYLER. ;-)


    Thanks and Gig 'em y'all. <3


    P.S. When is SportsBall coming back :.(   

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

    2 weeks ago

    Miles is a Team Rocket Grunt that stole Sonic's shoes!

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

    2 weeks ago

    What makes a puppet a muppet? Jim Henson when he lived and now Disney.

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

    2 weeks ago

    Tasha Yar replaced with Worf in Star Trek: TNG? Head of Security went female to male.

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

    2 weeks ago

    The segue directly from oral sex to Jersey Mike's was absolutely brilliant...

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

    2 weeks ago

    i remember this electrocution conversation from last year lmao (edit: it was actually the choking vs strangulation)

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

    2 weeks ago

    43:45 OFFICIALLY THE BEST AD SEGWAY EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE RT PODCAST. 

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Ashley is awesome.

    Nice job Gavin.  Good for you.

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

    2 weeks ago

    Give me a percentage .....

    "69." 

  • magicman111 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    i dont know about the US, but in canada, most all places CANNOT refuse a service dog entry

  • TeamKilled

    2 weeks ago

    Burnie's friends should've sold the dog, waited a few months until the university offers a reward, then rat out the dude out and collect the rewards

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

    2 weeks ago

    In the Game of Thrones books Greyworm does not have shaft or balls! It was told that Unsullied have neither the shaft or balls when Daenarys is asking the Slavers about the Unsullied before she has bought them. Missandei is the one who told her!!! It is so that they have no "urges" as Eunuch's with a shaft could still experience pleasure from intercourse.  

  • Notbatman13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Please please turn the conversation about electrocution and execution into an animation. That was wonderful.

  • rchris48 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold "Burgertime" Chef

    2 weeks ago

    Great podcast..no offence but... (jk). 

    Thanx for making me smile.  burnie barbara gavin jaune

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    2 weeks ago

    60 fps broadcast looks great!

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    2 weeks ago


    My brother is an electrician. Someone forgot to turn off a breaker. He grabbed a wire and got zapped, don't know the voltage but I do know it was pretty high. That was 2 years ago and he's still alive with (as far as we know) no physical problems from it.

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

    2 weeks ago

    "Blaine's always been kind of a bitch."

    Yeah, but he's OUR bitch.

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

    2 weeks ago

    If you need food, you're hungry. If you need water, you're thirsty. If you need to go to the bathroom, you're Full of Shit.

  • Rookerchu

    2 weeks ago

    So when I saw the picture Miles tweeted after he shaved his beard, I noticed the band-aid before I noticed the distinct lack of facial hair and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that fact.

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

    2 weeks ago

    burnie the master of segues 

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

      2 weeks ago

      I was just thinking that... best segue to Jersey Mike's!

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

      2 weeks ago

      Holy shit. Is that really how you spell segue?!?

      My whole world has been turned upside down. Segways are now only a two-wheeled abomination of a vehicle for old people

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

    2 weeks ago

    people are so dumb. miles and ashley are right. the doctor has no rules on what he/she comes back as

  • callybarbs12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    From as young as a kid ive always used and heard the term "busting" for needing to use the toilet

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

    2 weeks ago

    Dang, Gavin... first thought was to "silence" the dog? LOL *facepalm*

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

    2 weeks ago

    sooooo can we wait until the season is over to talk tgot?

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

      2 weeks ago

      The title is Game of Thrones, shorted to GOT.

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    2 weeks ago

    "Be pretty strange to have a live action show with a voice actor"

    Wow Burnie, shit all over 80's kung fu movies why dont yah

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    2 weeks ago

    #NoMoreBarbara #ReplaceBarbara #MakeRTPodcastGreatAgain

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

    2 weeks ago

    you are like 95% .........OTHER PEOPLE ASHLEY

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

    2 weeks ago

    All these side guests are awesome

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

    2 weeks ago

    I love that Ashley responds to Bernie bringing up her 'infidelity' with "which one?" Sure, it could be read as she wasn't sure what he was referring to, but I find it more amusing the other way. 

  • Rookerchu

    2 weeks ago

    I think I figured it out, if you say 'next' as a modifier it means next week. Like for example it's Wednesday now and if I say next Saturday it means Saturday of next week.

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

    2 weeks ago

    is it just me or is barbaras voice gradually just turning into Nerris's.

    • Johny3Tears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      I thought so, too! She sounded very Nerris-y^^

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

    2 weeks ago

    We have invented a word for needing to use the bathroom. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bio

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

    2 weeks ago

    whenever they talk about Day 5, i get really sleepy and that probably isn't a good thing

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

    2 weeks ago

    What makes a puppet a muppet?


    Well, they're not quite a mop, and not quite a puppet...

    so to answer your question I don't know.

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

    2 weeks ago

    As much as I love Gus, I would be completely okay if this was the podcast cast every week.

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

    2 weeks ago

    30:45 Barbra dropping some knowledge.

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

    2 weeks ago

    Gavin is correct, the word electrocution means death. At least originally. In dictionaries now they have changed it because people didn't know correctly. Kinda how "literally" means both literally and figuratively according to the dictionary.

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

    2 weeks ago

    I get why Gavin doesn't want fluff in the conversation. The thing that bugs me is that in my experience fluff is largely the societal norm, or at least the expectation to some degree. Expecting everyone else to disregard those norms and expectations to match what how you want things to work is unreasonable and can easily come off as rude as a result even if that isn't the intent or reason behind it.

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    2 weeks ago

    Miles on the podcast? Yes please.

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

    2 weeks ago

    The whole "tense" conversation reminded me of the "My this this way, or this way" but from RvB seasons 7 & 8.

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    2 weeks ago

    Best podcast in a while

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

    2 weeks ago

    miles' 69% joke killed me

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

    2 weeks ago

    Im sorry, but no fuckin sympathy for people who steal an animal. Im surprised actually that burnie would have sympathy for like "Lul were such rambunctious college kids hahaha pranked yaa stole your dog haha look how cool we are lol college right?" idiot kids. You stole a dog, a prized dog. Of course you should be punished. Absolutely no sympathy at all.

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

      2 weeks ago

      The context is a bit different, I think. People stealing mascots is kind of a typical thing, and most importantly I'm pretty fucking sure they were planning to give the dog back. If they had legitimately stolen it and planned to never give it back, I doubt Burnie would have forgiven it.

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

      2 weeks ago

      The issue here isn't just that they stole an animal, it's that, in the past, the university turned a blind eye to its own students stealing other college mascots but when the shoe is on the other foot, they throw a temper tantrum and threaten to ruin a few people lives over a harmless prank. It's an issue of hypocrisy and in-group favoritism.

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

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      I dont really care how typical it is. Its a living thing thats being dragged around so some stupid young morons can make a "Youtube prank video" its just pointless rambunctious thug behavior. Im sorry i dont buy into the "hahaaa college amirite" i hated the whole mentality when i was a preteen, a teenager and then ehn iw as the same age as people doing it. If the school turned a blind eye to its own students then shame on them they should deal with it. But i dont excuse or sympathize. If nothing else even if you dont care about the actual animal, the net worth of living animal mascots can be int he millions, therefore its grand theft even if only on principal. People who do shit like this do not beleive nor care about consequences most of their lives, and going to an elite school where they think they are better than other people makes it even worse and then someone like burnie who, i respect very much and tbh if i was ever to be a father i would hope to be like a mix of my own father, my grandfather, and him, i am disappointed by his dismissal of consequences whether its his own alumni or not. Not that i want him to apologize, but, its hard for me to believe a man like him that i hold in high regard would just skirt off this kind of behavior. Its the "kid will be kids" bullshit that ive hated my entire life. I just dont get, and tbh i dont need to understand the minds of bored idiots who wanna cause problems just out of spite. If burnies point was that the school is suddenyl making it a felony after not punishing it before, then, fine cal out the school for it. But callt hem out for not always doing it like that.

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

    2 weeks ago

    It looked like Ashley and Tyler were wearing the same tank top.

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

    2 weeks ago

    I had the opposite experience to the new female doctor. I thought everyone was going to be excited about the announcement but went I went on Twitter all I saw was negativity. I do agree the controversy was blown out of proportion but it still really bummed me out. 

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    2 weeks ago

    Holy crud, those ad read transitions!!!! GREAT WORK TEAM!! I laughed too hard!

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    2 weeks ago

    I really like different colored hair, I enjoyed it when Barbara had dyed her hair.