Double Standards

RT Shorts: Double Standards

What's the difference between living in a trailer and living on a boat?

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  • MJB328 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blue Team RULES!!!!!!!!!

    3 months ago

    trailer park jon has 283k and sam still aint into him. where as blaine has a yacht but is fricken broke. can't believe i didnt notice this the first time i saw it.

  • VVilhelm

    3 months ago

    On the critique side, 3 out of 5 stars. I didn't find it that funny. The acting was great (maybe not flawless in the eyes of an expert, but I couldn't find any faults), your props and settings were well-executed, I even liked the camera angles. I just didn't laugh very much :P I might have enjoyed this more if at least one side of your double standards were even slightly relatable to modern society's standards, but most people don't live in trailers or on a yacht. Most people are employed. Most people understand that that's a problem. See where I'm going with this? I think it's more an issue of what I went in to this video expecting. I thought this was gonna be scenarios from every-day life and you'd leave me saying, "that's so true though!" So there's my bias, if you were wondering. All that aside, it was a good video with good quality, but, in comparison to your other videos, this one wasn't up to par.

  • VVilhelm

    3 months ago

    John made me cry. Wtf. I had actual tears in my actual eyes. WTF!?

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

    4 months ago

      Loved this short, it was funny and showed that while the two guys were good looking if you don't have money you will still have a hard time getting a girlfriend. But also good idea to be clean and employed at least.


      As for the complaints that the trailer and the yacht were totally different i thin the only difference was the money. The rich guy just had to pay people to clean his yacht. But if he was broke he'd be in the same position as Jon.  

  • xiii-Dex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ferret not disappointed

    4 months ago

    Interesting concept, but I don't think the difference in perception is entirely about wheels vs. water. There was some pretty apparent difference in cleanliness, as well as the quality of the boat vs. the quality of the trailer. There can be some crummy houseboats, and some much more high-end trailers.


    I just think it would have been more effective if they'd either gone with a more true comparison, or if they'd focused less on the double standard and more on the comedy. This fell in an odd in-between.

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

    4 months ago

    Ok... It can't just be me hearing concerto for two violins by bach right????

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

    4 months ago

    This was fantastic. the way people perceive each other can be so skewed.

  • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Ooooohhh Blaine you better run; Ren's going to be pissed.

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

    4 months ago

    This hit me right in the feels. My dad converted an old school bus to an RV style van thing, but he's Eco green, can do his job from anywhere (he's a prgrammer) and I can't wait to inherit it (I should probably learn to drive, natch). His last three 'residences' were beachside bungalows that we could only dream to retire to. 

  • hydra38811 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    This short was an interesting concept.  The fact that Blaine was on a houseboat, and not a yacht threw me off, but I thought it would have made a better short if they just rolled with that.  I did crack up at the last scene.

  • Triarch

    4 months ago

    Fun fact, some of the richest people live like anyone else. It is why they can keep their money, and don't get corrupted by it before losing it.

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

    4 months ago

    One of my new favorites! Love the editing/structure, very interesting.

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

    4 months ago

    Jesus fuck! haha What the hell?

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

    4 months ago

    Jon: "-and I may not be the most handsome guy in the room-"


    me: hahahahah you're kidding right. literally the most attractive person ever in every room you enter

  • LCPeter

    4 months ago

    Jon's so pretty though......

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

    4 months ago

    Well, I hope she learned her lesson.

    • Charblasaur

      4 months ago

      A short lived one at best

  • Alexdykes1

    4 months ago

    This better not be a teaser at what will happen to Nora.

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

    4 months ago

    I think this was a good one, made you think while being kinda funny with a surprising ending

    • Triarch

      4 months ago

      They did leave hints. Always pay attention to the wording; According to tv, people trying to kill you can't help but imply everything that will happen.

    • RiverRunning

      4 months ago

      Not a surprise ending... she was asking for trouble; if only she'd paid attention...

  • almyki

    4 months ago

    Wow this was weird.  First time watching an RT short and I can't say I'm a fan.  The short coupled with the title of the video does seem to make some unfortunate implications, as in, "double standards (women have about men [between living in a boat or trailer])".  But I really don't think this is a common or relatable double standard.  Especially since the boat was clearly an immaculate rich person's 'boat' and the trailer was a mess?  

    Putting that detail aside, rather than being about double standards, it seemed more like a video about a weirdly judgmental, uneducated woman's questionable life choices.  But with the title, it can't help but seem to want to apply itself to not just this character, but many women as a 'common double standard'.  

    I'll note that I'm assuming this is a double standard that we're applying to men from women in terms of perceived success, and that the opposite is not a perfect equivalent (there is no double standard men have towards women between living in boats as opposed to trailers).

    I know it's supposed to be a dumb joke video, but for this kind of joke, I've got to feel like I'm resonating with the stereotype to find it funny, not like my demographic is being stereotyped badly.  The joke by it's nature is calling on social standards and expectations, so it's not like it can pretend it's not there either.


    Eh, probably the Shorts just aren't gonna' by my type of humor.  I mainly come here for RVB, but this queued for me automatically, so here I am.  Sorry to be a downer, it's fine if others enjoyed it, I just wanted to share why it wasn't for me. 

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

      4 months ago

      The dude murdered her in cold blood. If there's a statement here its don't date assassins, just don't no matter how they look or how rich they are.

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

      4 months ago

      Personally I think the fact that the third person in the short was a woman played absolutely no part in the story. It could've been their mutual friend, their cousin or whoever they both knew. For me the short was more about the double standards of living uncommonly either on a yacht or in a trailer.


      Have a great week!

    • Findlay89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      This actually to me had a very different feel to most of the shorts. If I were you I'd check out a few others before giving up on them.

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

      4 months ago

      ......

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

      4 months ago

      Tldr

    • lazer_meme

      4 months ago

      Yeah, you're completely right. My demographic, for example, was portrayed as a group of stalkers who are either desperately supplicating and dirt poor, or morally bankrupt serial killers. If I hadn't been born with a sense of humour, I might have even been triggered. Time to cancel my first membership. 



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    • qtilley44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      *Triggered*

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

      4 months ago

      You really shouldn't make an assessment of an entire series based upon one off-ball episode of it. The RT shorts have been directed and written by many different people throughout the years and the older ones are definitely different than the newer ones. The style of comedy in the shorts however is typically more undertoned, using stereotypes and relatable humor. This one was a lot less relatable than Shorts typically tend to be. Also, seriously don't bring sex into it. This video wasn't about a woman's point of view towards men, nor the opposite. It was just a double standard put into a much rarer form.

    • Triarch

      4 months ago

      Would you not assume that someone living in a trailer is poor and has a messy life? And that someone living on a yacht is living the dream? 

      This short makes great parallels and has an interesting commentary on our views.

      That and the ending was hilarious.

    • almyki

      4 months ago

      Definitely am not surprised by the votes, but surprised there are so many actual replies to this.  That's cool.



      @kalsu Hm, I guess that is possible too.  It'd be interesting to consider how the short would be different if it was a friend or cousin, and maybe more palateable to me.  I feel the 'romantic' angle from the short played too strongly for me to ignore it though.  Thanks for sharing your opinion, and you have a great week too =) .



      @Findlay89 Really?  Maybe I'll try a couple more then first.  I think RVB has made unfair standards for the rest of Rooster Teeth, maybe; I think that's one of the most hilarious shows, so I feel like I expect the same level of comedy despite knowing most things on the site have almost no relation.



      @lazer_meme I know you're trying to be cute here and aren't actually interested in thoughtful discourse, but I think you would make a better strawman if you at least were more faithful to the video you're trying to defend.  Mr. Trailer was quite financially successful and the short was obviously compelling the viewers to see him as a sincere and endearing man regardless of his unique lifestyle choices, not a 'supplicating dirt poor stalker'.  There are of course many other flaws in your rude attempt at refuting my subjective opinion, but I'd rather not spend more time to point them out.  



      @Mr_Charles_Casey Perhaps you're right and I should watch a few more before crossing them off like that.  Thanks for letting me know; this video was also very unappealing due to the gore-shock factor at the end.  I really don't tend to like those kinds of punchlines =( .

      But as for 'bringing sex into it', I don't see why I can't.  I'm sorry if it bothers you, but that's just my opinion and what I took from it.  There seemed to be too much focus on the the mens' perceived romantic appeal for me to discard it.  I'm sure the makers didn't mean anything malicious by making the video at all, but it just didn't sit well with me.  But your opinion that sex isn't a relevant issue here is just as valid, of course.  



      @Triarch I guess that's true. But I think 'rich-looking yacht' as pictured in the video compared to a 'run-down-looking trailer' would, in reality, usually correspond with perceptions as well.  If you walked into a spotless, fancy-looking trailer interior and a messy, random little boat, wouldn't the effect likely be reversed? 


      I think I would have liked it more if they used two different women for the different scenarios. That way, I wouldn't be focusing on how incredibly shallow and narrow-minded she seemed when I was comparing her reactions to both men.  I guess the punchline wouldn't be as strong though!  Oh well.  



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

      4 months ago

      My only issue with the sex thing is that, by bringing it up, you're calling more attention to gender and sex standards and are aiding in sexism by attempting to bring sex into it. Would the short have played out any differently if it were a man deciding between two women? Probably. Does that mean that it's sexist? That it's saying that women are more susceptible to higher class partners? No. It's a double standard that would apply to both genders. For example, would the short have played out differently if there were 3 homosexual men instead? Probably as well. But the ending would have likely have been the same for all paths. A person who lives on a yacht gives off a higher class essence and a false sense of security, while someone living in a trailer would give off a poorer vibe and would be less trustworthy again. The situation is the same for all of them, and there isn't 3 genders, so one gender would have been outweighed by the other in any instance if it were not a situation occurring between homosexual/bisexual partners.

      Sorry for the journal, but I hate to see someone bringing sex and sexism in itself to issues that have nothing to do with it. It only further aids discrimination and stereotypes.

    • Triarch

      4 months ago

      Thank you. Most of the Internet would have begun raging after the response you got, but you were understanding and kept a thoughtful discussion. 

      More internet users need to be like you 

    • shameron

      4 months ago

      triggered much? there a chicks like this out there. Stereotypes are true for some, the short was giving a fictional humorous ironic example of that and they did it perfectly.

  • Enigmatic_Eagle Commenting Extraordinair

    4 months ago

    These writers are fucking ingenious!

  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    4 months ago

    "We'll break his le"- oh, there goes your leg...

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

    4 months ago

    Maybe it was the smell in the trailer that finally set her off. 

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

      4 months ago

      Ah hah! Because it's not like Jon could smell it. LOL.

  • 1000MCHIEF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Follow @AH_Michael_dick

    4 months ago

    So... was going to make a funny but the brain is struggling to type this, tomorrow I guess.

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

    4 months ago

    I saw that coming but the hard cut still made it really funny.

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

    4 months ago

    huh, i thought the ending wouldve been slightly different

  • K9unittp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    The Billionaire next Door at the end was a great reference. For those wondering google "the millionaire next door" they probably had to change the title for legal reasons

  • Rook13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    John can never win. Not on his own game show, and not in a short.

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

    4 months ago

    OH GOD


    Seriously, that was brilliant

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

    4 months ago

    What you don't know is that the two are in cahoots. 

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

    4 months ago

    That was funny, but a little fucked up at the end. Still, she was a bitch.

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

    4 months ago

    fucking love it XD

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

    4 months ago

    I'm happy she died...

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

    4 months ago

    That ending was top

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

    4 months ago

    Brilliant. I saw the ending coming and yet it still surprised me. Just brilliant. 

    • TheRTV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Round Peg in Square Hole

      4 months ago

      I think the giant shredder surprised everyone LoL

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

    4 months ago

    Aaaaaaaaaand there's the Rooster Teeth ending I was waiting for.

  • TubaMatt Musician

    4 months ago

    Do wood chippers typically come in handy at marinas?  (Aside from use in hits, of course)

  • creatingshelby Shelby

    4 months ago

    I didn't realize who he was cutting up at the end until I read the comments. 

  • ZaqMan65 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Insert Title

    4 months ago

    seeing Jon in this was great!

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

    4 months ago

    And suddenly: Fargo.

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

    4 months ago

    Is that mug full a twenties?

  • greenmage128 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    So, that's how 50 Shades of Gray ended.

  • Kr1sp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    That cut at the end was legitimately shocking.

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

      4 months ago

      There was a lot of cuts at the end it's a wood chipper.

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

    4 months ago

    can't say I didn't see it coming, but not quite like that

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

    4 months ago

    Jon: The one that got away

    Blaine: Ehhh well, about that...

  • g4mefre4k123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer-ish

    4 months ago

    Well you gotta admit, she kinda deserved it.

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

      4 months ago

      yeah women totally deserve to die for choosing one guy over another right?

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

      4 months ago

      I'm sure @g4mefre4k123 really believes women deserve to die for rejecting a guy. It couldn't be, you know, that he made a less-than-serious joke that you deliberately tried to be offended by to make him into a bad person (thereby making yourself look like a hero for saying something that everyone already agrees with). 

    • Cole2999 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      @SpleeSpree Preach, brother!

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

      4 months ago

      SpleeSpree, Um, you realize you just did exactly what you accused Spacetimeandlove of, right?

      Like, literally, all they did was make a snarky comment in response to someone else's snarky comment. Nothing they did implied they were actually offended or taking the comment seriously, and were just continuing the snark-train. You're the one who came off as over-reacting so you can be offended here.

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

      4 months ago

      Well, considering that they were down voting game freak, it didn't seem like a joke to me. 

  • KelliferReds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT accepted my Blood $

    4 months ago

    oh my god. gavin-32.png I mean... he really really did tell her. 

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

    4 months ago

    Jon is still Bae

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

    4 months ago

    Brilliant short.

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

    4 months ago

    It's the implication.

  • AMK972 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Alex

    4 months ago

    That took a turn.