The Perfect PokéRap | Unraveled LIVE at PAX East 2019

  • Published: 07 April 2019
  • At PAX East 2019, Brian David Gilbert revealed his magnum opus: the perfect PokéRap. It has every Pokémon, is emotionally vulnerable, and includes interpretive dance. What more could you want?

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  • Polygon
    Polygon   7 months back

    Want to listen to the STUDIO VERSION of The Perfect PokéRap? That’s right here, pal:

  • Necrodeus chan
    Necrodeus chan  5 hours back

    thx for listening to my ted talk

    • God Tier Lee
      God Tier Lee  7 hours back

      Witnessing bdg is a blessing

      • Edd Harr
        Edd Harr  1 days back

        Well, now I know there are at least two people sad that Tangela didn't make it to Sword and Shield.

        • Joshua Logue
          Joshua Logue  1 days back

          Brian goes through the entirety of the Hero's Journey throughout this performance.
          1. The Ordinary World - Brian has heard the original Pokerap
          2. Call to Adventure - Brian gets idea to create the perfect Pokerap/song
          3. Refusal of the Call - There's 812 pokemon, it's impossible to say or the enforcers will thrash Brian
          4. Meeting the Mentor - Richard Wagner and his understanding of the gesamtkunstwerk
          5. Crossing the Threshold - Brian begins the writing of the perfect Pokerap/song
          6. Tests/Trials - Brian struggles to fit all pokemon in anything less than 4 hours
          7. Approach the Innermost Cave - Brian can't figure out how to make this song manageable, even after cutting all of the acts
          8. Ordeal - Brian gets PTSD from Kevin Punt taking Terry away
          9. Seizing the Sword - Brian accepts audience participation
          10. The Road Back - Brian struggles with the performance (as indicated by the few times he had to take a breath)
          11. Resurrection - Brian's performance has immortalized Terry the Tangela and destroyed Kevin Punt for good
          12. Return - It's over, Brian has become more accepting of audience participation, and has come to terms with Terry's unfortunate kidnapping.

          Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk

          • Vincent the goth
            Vincent the goth  1 days back

            I just went through the 4 stages of grief watching this video

            • AzureOctive
              AzureOctive  2 days back

              started watching, was going to skip because it was freaking 30 mins long, never expected to go on that roller coaster of emotion XD thanks!

              • Jade's Okay
                Jade's Okay  2 days back

                I honestly Didn’t plan on watching the whole thing, just wanted to wrap but I stayed yes I did and I’m glad I did.

                • Nishad Francis
                  Nishad Francis  3 days back

                  22:03 did someone yell DUCK HUNT!?!? MY FAVORITE

                  • Dustin Clark
                    Dustin Clark  3 days back

                    This is one of the greatest moments in YouTube history. Scratch that, in world history.

                    • Penguin 123
                      Penguin 123  3 days back

                      Rip terry

                      • Johnson Family
                        Johnson Family  3 days back

                        this was indescribably amazing


                        • Mr. Jodrick
                          Mr. Jodrick  3 days back

                          BDG cut just about as much as gamefreak did in sword and shield 😂

                          • The Draconic Rain
                            The Draconic Rain  3 days back

                            Kevin punt is a c***

                            • K J
                              K J  3 days back

                              I think Jim Sterling might have to fight you on the Arbok point. 😂

                              • Cheyenne Oliver
                                Cheyenne Oliver  3 days back

                                Devious kid me probably would've caught a sacrificial Tangela and named him Terry to trade.

                                • Dreaming In Slow Motion

                                  He should have caught another Tangela, named it Terry, and power leveled it to the same level to trade!

                                  • Wiggly Wong
                                    Wiggly Wong  4 days back

                                    31:21 casually dose a forward role

                                    • Wiggly Wong
                                      Wiggly Wong  4 days back

                                      12:08 BUT THERES 13 CABINETS IN THE PICTURE

                                      • Wiggly Wong
                                        Wiggly Wong  4 days back

                                        If your wondering I already did my homework a gesamtkunstwerk is “something that is good”

                                        • fifinostalgia
                                          fifinostalgia  4 days back

                                          Wow, Brian *sniffs* that was beautiful.

                                          • Shironon
                                            Shironon  4 days back

                                            this is 33 minutes and 23 secondsnof pure Comedy

                                            • Snosm
                                              Snosm  4 days back

                                              this is a TED talk

                                              • Peter Marsella
                                                Peter Marsella  4 days back

                                                You could replace every character in the fnaf franchise with Mr Mime and it would be 10x scarier. Please don't do it, I'm begging you

                                                • Peter Marsella
                                                  Peter Marsella  4 days back

                                                  I'm doing a Pokémon nuzlocke and if I catch either a tangela or skrelp I'm going to name it accordingly:
                                                  Tangela: Terry jr.
                                                  Skrelp: Skrrrrrrrrrrrrrrelp

                                                  • Keller Costa
                                                    Keller Costa  4 days back

                                                    someone please explain why they skipped from 221 to 623?

                                                    • Dapperghast Meowregard

                                                      Good? news, now nobody gets to have Terry.

                                                      • Skidd Mystic
                                                        Skidd Mystic  5 days back

                                                        I don't give a shit about any of this but your just so dam good at this I couldn't stop

                                                        • Salted Fish
                                                          Salted Fish  5 days back

                                                          I don't know if they are gay but i think him and patrik would make a cute couple

                                                          • TrevorBOB
                                                            TrevorBOB  5 days back

                                                            This is literally the perfect E3 presentation

                                                            • noah The tired
                                                              noah The tired  5 days back

                                                              24:25 is when it starts

                                                              • Juan Koeraus
                                                                Juan Koeraus  5 days back

                                                                I feel like i just watched a movie. A good movie.

                                                              • Nate's Party
                                                                Nate's Party  5 days back

                                                                i think this video erases any possibility of anyone thinking that this man is straight

                                                                • wurmsrus
                                                                  wurmsrus  6 days back

                                                                  A Gesamtkunstwerk (German: [gəˈzamtˌkʊnstvɛʁk], translated as "total work of art",[1] "ideal work of art",[2] "universal artwork",[3] "synthesis of the arts", "comprehensive artwork", "all-embracing art form" or "total artwork") is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so. The term is a German word which has come to be accepted in English as a term in aesthetics.

                                                                  The term was first used by the German writer and philosopher K. F. E. Trahndorff in an essay in 1827.[4] The German opera composer Richard Wagner used the term in two 1849 essays, and the word has become particularly associated with his aesthetic ideals.[5] It is unclear whether Wagner knew of Trahndorff's essay.

                                                                  In the twentieth century, some writers applied the term to some forms of architecture, while others have applied it to film and mass media.[6]

                                                                • james w
                                                                  james w  6 days back

                                                                  Can we get a RIP to Terry the pokemon

                                                                  • Operatic Egg
                                                                    Operatic Egg  6 days back

                                                                    Alternate universe Chris Fleming

                                                                    • Spicy Lemon
                                                                      Spicy Lemon  6 days back

                                                                      This is beautiful

                                                                      • Mr Rat !
                                                                        Mr Rat !  6 days back

                                                                        Very cool video, Polygon, however! There is arbok slander within this video; for arbok is not "just a snake", he is a snake with a large beating heart full of love.

                                                                        • Alvina Yuno
                                                                          Alvina Yuno  6 days back


                                                                          • Owen Firth
                                                                            Owen Firth  6 days back

                                                                            I think Terry approves

                                                                            • K Dreemurr
                                                                              K Dreemurr  6 days back

                                                                              The best song indeed

                                                                              • Boo Crimson
                                                                                Boo Crimson  6 days back

                                                                                My nerd heart sings for this.

                                                                                • Carmine Finocchiaro
                                                                                  Carmine Finocchiaro  7 days back

                                                                                  Someone buy this guy a stuffed tangela!!!

                                                                                  • Fabrício Santos
                                                                                    Fabrício Santos  1 weeks back

                                                                                    this is bohemian rhapsody level shit

                                                                                    • Dubalub
                                                                                      Dubalub  1 weeks back

                                                                                      When you look up Charisma in the dictionary, the rest of the book is just pictures of Brian David Gilbert.

                                                                                      • Hammerhead The Seawing
                                                                                        Hammerhead The Seawing  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Discount ted talk

                                                                                        • I am clueless
                                                                                          I am clueless  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I remember this being the first BDG thing that i saw and I've never looked back since

                                                                                          • GoodNeutralEvilChaos
                                                                                            GoodNeutralEvilChaos  1 weeks back