The Dark Side of Baby Yoda - Wisecrack Edition

21 janv. 2020
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Baby Yoda is so dang cute - but is there something darker behind those big eyes?
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The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda is cute and there's no denying it. But why do you want to bite his adorable little nose off? Let's find out the sinister reason in this Wisecrack Edition on Baby Yoda and the Dark Side of Cuteness.
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Written by: Myles McDonough
Hosted by: Michael Burns
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Motion Graphics by: Jackson Maher
Editing by: Brian M Kim
Produced by: Evan Yee

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  • OMG HE KEEPS SAYING KOWAI INSTEAD OF KAWAII. They mean two different things!!! >_

    LissiLissiIl y a mois
  • That is not a proper reading of Freud or Piaget. In fact, even if these readings were accurate, the argument that we find things that are cute when they're miserable falls on its face. According to Freud and Piaget children are not so much as violent as they are learning how to properly behave to cope with their environment. Plus, violence and misery are two very different constructs so I don't know how this video could make the assertion that violence and misery both contribute to our perception of cuteness? To be truthful, many scientists and their studies have demonstrated cuteness to be a nurturing instinct which we experience upon seeing someone or something who is "VULNERABLE". This is why people love cats and babies and many other things which are small and VULNERABLE - not miserable. Such a poor reading of literature and science in this video.

    Abdullah QureshiAbdullah QureshiIl y a 2 mois
  • "I thought the whole point of having a dog was to feel superior, Jerry. If I were you I wouldn't pull that thread."

    Mr. PtolemyMr. PtolemyIl y a 2 mois
  • See, I don't know about you folks, but it's the goddamn polar opposite to me? For example, I find babies to be creepy and uncanny, and yet bears are cute. On one hand there's the thing that poses literally no threat, and there's the giant death machine that happens to look like it has the face of a dog.

    Vorpal DootVorpal DootIl y a 3 mois
  • Yeah, he's cute now, but wait until we get to rebellious teenage Yoda. He'll be smoking Death Sticks with his friends and blasting Sugaan Essena so loud that the Mandalorian won't be able to hear himself think.

    vsGoliathvsGoliathIl y a 3 mois
  • Holy shit, those critics are cynical--what a shocker. I say this as a cynical asshole myself. But I don't buy it. When I see a tiny adorable thing that is sad or hurt, I don't feel any "desire to be bigger", I see something I could help or heal. I feel empathy and compassion. I can't fix everything, but I can damn sure save that turtle stuck on the road or the bring an abandoned baby squirrel to a shelter (we named him Foamy). I was in a position to help something that needed help and leave the world better than I found it. This is (apparently) sadomasochism, aggression, and violence...(?)

    senselockesenselockeIl y a 4 mois
  • if the japanese got kawai why did germans get hitler after being crushed in ww1

    Marko StričevićMarko StričevićIl y a 4 mois
  • This guy may have a point. I've designed a character named "Makie" (MAH-KEE-AY) A cute 18 year old college student who's had her older brother Yusuke not only take care of her, but fight all her battles for her. I've designed this character to be absolutely dependent on the care and protection of her older brother who'll do anything for her. Tragically, Yusuke falls ill to a rare disease that killed both his and Makie's Mother when they were little children. It is at that moment Makie is approached by a mysterious figure that offers her a chance to earn enough money to pay for her dear big brother's medical treatments. Long story short(ened) Makie is put on a cruse ship in lawless waters to participate in a sadistic gameshow for the amusement of all the male patrons on board. The fact that she's both emotionally and physically vulnerable is what makes this story so tantalizing. That's just a little story I cooked up in my head to amuse myself.

    Dave The BarberDave The BarberIl y a 4 mois
  • like si me lees

    Imarginacion 🇲🇽 MxImarginacion 🇲🇽 MxIl y a 4 mois
  • Very interesting point but I have big reserve toward it. While it seems hardly possible to deny that the most pitiful the thing the cuter it is I think that assigning that to a sort of sadistic tendency we harbour is highly debatable. For me it seems to link with the idea that human are fundamentally bad or something (not all bad, but that our whole behaviours can be assigned to a bad origin like selfishness etc.) when I entirely oppose that. Can't we just deduce from the fact that something NEED to be helpless to be cute to us, that it's because something has to be so, for us to feel like we NEED to help it? It doesn't need to stem from deep seated sadistic tendency but on the contrary to empathy? Japan having been destroyed, disfigured and traumatised by the violence it suffered at the end of WWII was probably more likely to empathize with helpless things as they knew, in their flesh, how it felt to be so. That seem as likely to be true to me, maybe even more so. That's why when a nation discriminate against another or against one of their own minority they don't depict them as cute helpless little thing. I'm thinking particularly of the way Japan was portraying the Chinese in their propaganda during WWII against which they were extremely violent and inhumans.

    Johanna SegardJohanna SegardIl y a 4 mois
  • You read in a little too much these things you're saying aren't really reality man

    Donald PearsonDonald PearsonIl y a 5 mois
  • Dude your logic is cute it's definitely lacking something I think you and your quote" scientist 9 a guilty of a little bit of an intellectual Force

    Donald PearsonDonald PearsonIl y a 5 mois
  • I wonder if the nibbling or cute aggression is an attempt to prove the assumption that the thing is, indead, helpless. The other one might be an attempt to encourage it to safely become less helpless (as the baby, assumedly, does not want to be nibbled on).

    Waitwhat469Waitwhat469Il y a 5 mois
  • Interesting that Wisecrack went so deep on this cuteness theory while displaying a well known issue in media. The 2 Black men shown in a video over 10 minutes long were aggressive. Really? SMH I know they know better

    Arlette AlexisArlette AlexisIl y a 5 mois
  • Key point, but a sort of perfection, even beyond normal proportions, is a huge part of cuteness. Things that are deformed tend to be less cute than perfect things, with the caveat that certain types of imperfections are more perfect than perfect in terms of cuteness. I tend to see cute as a subset of beauty inherently, so I find this an odd take, magnifying the horror of it, but that's the dark side I guess. Still, if something isn't intrinsically beautiful (IE note babies are beautiful, yet not of normal human proportions for beauty!), it isn't going to be terribly cute, and suffering is not beautiful, and thus I don't think it's terribly cute either, though I suppose a certain level of dejection can be contextually interesting, but this isn't so much about cute as it is about any kind of connection. I don't think breeds of dog that can't breathe are 'cute', but I do find many plants very cute that aren't really viable without human intervention, so that is a bit dark I guess!

    Mighty OneMighty OneIl y a 5 mois
  • Idk if this is always true because I find elephants pretty darn cute and they're not helpless or dependent on anyone.

    Neha The JediNeha The JediIl y a 5 mois
  • ... oh my god that's why all the anime girls are bullied or messed with (in a cute way)

    Shuru10Shuru10Il y a 5 mois
  • Um, pretty sure the “children are innocent and nonviolent” is a pretty recent development, at least in the West. Just ask a 1600s Puritan what they think of an unbaptized baby’s soul.

    Kristin MoodyKristin MoodyIl y a 5 mois
  • The little know phrase "It's beautiful! We must kill it!" pretty much exemplifies the theories on cuteness. That strange, terrifying urge that almost no one would act on to smash everything on a desk to the ground, to curb stomp the china on a well laid dinner table, to toss champagne flutes across a room, to down the chandeliers in old building, to throw ragers in a mansion, to throw yourself off a sheer cliff face when staring into it's chasm etc....

    Charity AvaCharity AvaIl y a 5 mois
  • What the hell is that at 8:37?

    Henrique BragaHenrique BragaIl y a 5 mois
  • Is that even a puppet? I assumed pure CGi

    MrMllxMrMllxIl y a 5 mois
  • Okay what about BB-8, I’d die for that droid

    GiselleTheCubanGiselleTheCubanIl y a 5 mois
    • It can't use stairs?

      VoloVoloIl y a 5 mois
  • Perhaps the "cuteness aggression" is triggered mainly in psychopaths that grow up doing bad things to small animals and later graduate to become serial killers.

    FDFdolls Doll Collector/SellerFDFdolls Doll Collector/SellerIl y a 5 mois
  • I like cute things because they can't harm me. Unlike, say, everything else. Never gone the route of thinking I could "care" for them but hey, maybe I'm weird, maybe I'm delusional, maybe that conclusion isn't true for everybody.

    kangourouuu1kangourouuu1Il y a 5 mois
  • you guys fuckin ruin everything for me. I love you guys.

    The Vast ExpanseThe Vast ExpanseIl y a 5 mois
  • Baby yoda can blow himself up

    Kyle DoucetKyle DoucetIl y a 5 mois
  • As a Korean War baby boomer, now living outside the hell hole known as the USA, I am shocked at learning about this bullshit. I adopted my daughter at birth in 1993 making her a millennial. Teaching undergraduates from 1986 to 2013, I watched millennials come of age. I never knew there was the same generation gap as between my war monger father and myself, as between me and my daughter and students. Therefore, this “hating” of boomers appears to be a marketing device to grab headlines. What my daughter and some of my students hate with a passion (as well as all of the retired boomers) is the inequality of wealth that took off with Ronald Ray-gun and continues with the poisonous clown in the WH. Dig a little deeper, wise crackers!

    Geoffrey RothwellGeoffrey RothwellIl y a 5 mois
  • Baby Yoda isn’t even cuter than Baby Sidon.

    Xamry FXamry FIl y a 5 mois
  • Don't forget black children used as alligator bait.

    Jessica CreelJessica CreelIl y a 6 mois
  • We do not find things cute because they’re miserable. It’s anything that looks / has baby features. Nobody finds a crying baby cute, they’re annoying abominations. When they’re non-threatening / docile, they’re cute. When they’re loud (in pain) or unable to care for itself (your ex) it ceases to be cute. It becomes a burden or something you have to fix because of a surge of anger.

    wowalinbiewowalinbieIl y a 6 mois
  • I think this kind of explains the things Japanese idols go through.

    katakatakarakatakatakaraIl y a 6 mois
  • Bravo Wisecrack love this episode. Thanks for making my quarantine more bearable.

    Desiree MicheleDesiree MicheleIl y a 6 mois
  • I didn't thought baby Yoda was cute from the beginning. But I love pandas

    Rameshwari R RRameshwari R RIl y a 6 mois
  • 7:00 I remember Grundel talking about this back in the remake of "The Fly", then he came to the conclusion that he had to teach the Telepod's computer to "Love the Flesh".

    Antony DrossosAntony DrossosIl y a 6 mois
  • That Pooh Donkey isn't popular.

    DaREAL1 Buttercookie CinnaminiDaREAL1 Buttercookie CinnaminiIl y a 6 mois
  • Unconditional adoration is what I feel and I regret NOTHING!

    NNIl y a 6 mois
  • Oh my gosh, this changes everything! I'm new to the channel but I'm definitely staying. What you have been talking about at the end of the bojack/rick nihilism video, about your motivations, now I'm getting it. Keep it up!

    half bondhalf bondIl y a 6 mois
  • Watched this with my GF and watched her face change everytime Alex mentioned a cute example. Like, insta pout when Pika Pika happened

    Tom BerthiaumeTom BerthiaumeIl y a 6 mois
  • Your Sim can buy a Baby Yoda plushie.

    Argo LakeArgo LakeIl y a 6 mois
  • Get a load of this heretic! Come down to your nearest baby yoda church to get educated, not a suggestion btw.

    Stan KolodinStan KolodinIl y a 6 mois
  • Well, this explains my childhood habit of both kissing AND chewing my puppy dolls.

    Sunni BizzleSunni BizzleIl y a 6 mois
  • I think I must be the only one who does not find Baby Yoda cute..., but again I never found Yoda cute or even slightly simpathetic either...he just reminds me a discount Gremlin, after midnight.

    Jaqueline JanosiJaqueline JanosiIl y a 6 mois
  • Ypu guys should do a video on the movie "The Platform"

    The Sun WitchThe Sun WitchIl y a 6 mois
  • Can anybody tell me what exactly is the thing at 8:30? It looks like a mutant lemur.

    Catalina N.Catalina N.Il y a 6 mois
  • Throw up I must.

    Larry BuzbeeLarry BuzbeeIl y a 6 mois
  • How did shipping that toy go?

    the watcherthe watcherIl y a 6 mois
  • This merits a video? ... okay

    Carla MSMCarla MSMIl y a 6 mois
  • each time my 3 yrs old brother gets mad at me he tries to kill me by pressing a pillow on my face, he figured it out himself. that's why I have never thought of kids as righteous harmless creatures

    Rex BlackRex BlackIl y a 6 mois
  • Kawaii = Cute Kawai = Scared For real

    Brandon VuBrandon VuIl y a 6 mois
  • Things are cute when miserable? I must be irresistible

    YASSS KariYASSS KariIl y a 6 mois
  • Yeah, I don't know about all that. Interesting take though.

    Jason WoodJason WoodIl y a 6 mois
  • Your work is SO well done. Thank you for the research that you've obviously done to create it (and this series in general)! Much love & blessings~~

    A Compassionate Heart SchoolA Compassionate Heart SchoolIl y a 6 mois
  • Will someone count how many times he uses the word cute? I bet its like... 150

    Brandon CobbBrandon CobbIl y a 6 mois
  • Then why does Boss Baby looks cute?

    Rahul RaiRahul RaiIl y a 6 mois
  • aaaaaw those earbuds look so cute!!!

    Mauro ArenasMauro ArenasIl y a 6 mois
  • Vsauce is like, "Been there done that!"

    Adhunik ManavAdhunik ManavIl y a 6 mois
  • Do one on NWO covid-19

    Olando FullerOlando FullerIl y a 6 mois
  • While I appreciate this video. This notion of child or lack of it prior to the 18th century is purely from the perspective of Eurocentric cultural narrative. Pretty much the rest of the world from native Americans, Asia Africa, pacific cultures and aborigine and mauri cultures all recognized and regarded children as precious and different from adults. In many unique and compelling ways. It would be helpful to put that disclaimer up that these notions discussed in terms of recognition and reverence of children is coming from one specific cultural perspective of Eurocentric cultural normatives

    Kingsley NdamKingsley NdamIl y a 6 mois
  • I had to watch the video twice cause everytime something cute popped up i couldnt pay attention to anything else

    Fernanda AngélicaFernanda AngélicaIl y a 6 mois
  • Please I dont know where to 0ut this comment but can u review American gods by niel gaiman

    The Boss DatabaseThe Boss DatabaseIl y a 6 mois
  • Nice you reveal more of our basic programming. Now I will write another program to overcome that and of course in the end to save my wallet.

    Ali WardhanaAli WardhanaIl y a 6 mois
  • Shave that thing off your face... lol😜

    Robert HowardRobert HowardIl y a 6 mois
  • I love the content of these videos, congrats guys. But I can`t stand anymore 2 min of nothing & adds in a 14 min long video. it's +14% of this video with nothing at all. Please change that. Thanks. Peace.

    fer lucasfer lucasIl y a 7 mois
  • Where can I learn more about the need that some humans have to keep others small and controlable?

    esmeisme921esmeisme921Il y a 7 mois
  • Hahaha you perfectly messed up people!

    koustavekoustaveIl y a 7 mois
  • I just realized... Baby Yoda is just a reskinned Stitch... Baby Yoda... is a scam T^T

    TheDeathmailTheDeathmailIl y a 7 mois
  • I don't agree with how this is stated - finding something it's most cute when it's at it's most miserable, or saying that we want to control it is the dark side of the feelings helplessness induces. I'd say it's much more fair to say that the altruistic end of finding something cute is you feel the most PROTECTIVE of it when it's at its most miserable. I don't feel like I want to nibble the legs of a crying baby - I want to figure out how to make them not cry. This is however a possibly interesting insight into narcissism. Perhaps if feelings of protecting something and controlling it are similar in our brains, then when you're brain is broken, it heads over to the darker side of control. If the brain is broken it might also harm cute things because when the brain tosses in the violent thought to counter the cute overload, instead of finding a harmless way to indulge, such as playfully nibbling at the cute thing, they DO the violent impulse. I think I'll search for some research to back these thoughts. This has given my brain something to chew on.

    Shawn LyonsShawn LyonsIl y a 7 mois
  • I can think of worse things, Raycon!

    nagi champanagi champaIl y a 7 mois
  • Clickbait

    Doctor RobotnikDoctor RobotnikIl y a 7 mois
  • I will burn baby yoda alive

    PainPainIl y a 7 mois
  • Wouldn't the appearance of toys in a archaeological historical site also suggest the same kind of mindset? especially when you see a prevalence of toys? Those made of soft material simply rotted away

    linguistically oversight 86linguistically oversight 86Il y a 7 mois
  • What is that thing where baby chicks went crazy for a block of wood painted the same color as their mothers beak hyperstimulation or something like it's the same reason we like big fake titties men and women this isn't even debate like all people find large fake titties better super perky to actually increase the overall attractiveness of the person

    linguistically oversight 86linguistically oversight 86Il y a 7 mois
  • I WANNA HAVE YODAS BABY!!!...waaait...that's NOT what I meant! I've calling been calling him: "Yogwai" since I first saw him. (Yoda+Mogwai). Disney gave the world a perfect new messiah in "Yogwai"...

    Brian GrussingBrian GrussingIl y a 7 mois
  • Baby yoda person is the slickest money grab since the televangelist.

    AvEryBadApPLeAvEryBadApPLeIl y a 7 mois
  • We don’t find things “more” cute when they are miserable... we become more empathetic to them.

    AND MEAND MEIl y a 7 mois
  • Holy shit, ARE WE ALL YANDERE?

    Nathaniel heinrichNathaniel heinrichIl y a 7 mois
  • This analysis of cute is one of the most ridiculous I've ever heard. When we see something maimed, disabled, etc our reaction is *_not_* "oh look how cute! let me snuggles" We avoid & feel things we wish we didn't be they make us feel like terrible ppl. We want to protect babies & children, not maim & disable

    Lady DLady DIl y a 7 mois
  • I am numb, can't relate

    Chak CharoenlaiChak CharoenlaiIl y a 7 mois
  • Nice video, but, how come you missed the worst of the worst in abuse of "cuteness", the MSM. The mainstream media today is abusing the image of children in news to despicable levels. You surely have noticed how the news about some war is coming in a form "children died in a ...". I'm sure that plenty remembers how the image of a child was abused in Aleppo. They were showing him for days non stop.

    Keeper WebKeeper WebIl y a 7 mois
  • this explains furrys

    z0uLessz0uLessIl y a 7 mois
  • This video made me so uncomfortable

    Jesse OseafianaJesse OseafianaIl y a 7 mois
  • just tossing it out there, uncle iroh from avatar the last air bender... whats his philosophy?

    russell zhurussell zhuIl y a 7 mois
  • Truly interesting

    Mykilahsen Williams DorseyMykilahsen Williams DorseyIl y a 7 mois
  • "NO !!!!! NOT AGAIN !!!! So ...damn, just need more Yoda and I will be ...happy,........ then I can stop.........O' god...I need help ! "

    Eric LondonEric LondonIl y a 8 mois
  • Please make video on japanese movie "shoplifters". Awesome movie related to different types of people coming together to survive in society and there struggle and depending on each other.

    deadpool fatherdeadpool fatherIl y a 8 mois
  • Can u do one on tron plz

    BackupBackupIl y a 8 mois
  • Best video ever. Must find that anthropomorphic existential burnt bread cartoon.

    D EscaladeD EscaladeIl y a 8 mois
  • Am I as bad as a Stormtrooper if I bought a baby Yoda AFTER watching this, with the sole intent to give him to my kitten. Who will in turn, mangle the defenseless child faced children’s toy with claws, teeth, and super fast bunny kicks of furry fury. All, while looking absolutely adorable to me.

    The Amazing Spider-ManThe Amazing Spider-ManIl y a 8 mois
  • Hey Wisecrack , Nolan got a new movie TENET, a series content please!

    domspandesaldomspandesalIl y a 8 mois
  • I would curb stomp baby yoda I'm finishing the video now and im starting to regret what I have said

    GO FIG 5GO FIG 5Il y a 8 mois

    Бенд КоэнБенд КоэнIl y a 8 mois
  • I see term papers for the next 50 years discussing the nature of the child. I think that our collective reaction to Baby Yoda is much more nuanced than ‘it has big eyes and is miserable.’ By the way, using the word ‘miserable’ falls far from the mark. Misery to me entails soul crushing, long term barely controlled pain and is often caused by another person who wishes me harm or doesn’t care if I am harmed. I’m reminded of the movie, MISERY. Well, anyway. What words would you, dear reader, choose to describe how Baby Yoda makes you feel? What is it about him that attracts you? For myself it goes back to the first scene when the baby is revealed. It is such an incredible, important, unexpected reveal. An instantly Iconic moment. I’ve watched FRworld videos of the reactions of viewers watching The Mandalorian and it appears that we all fell in love at first sight. He is so winsome, so joyful, and so dang little. It is as though the first time he looks at you it makes you feel like he sees the real you. I don’t imagine that there are too many people that really dislike the little womp-rat.

    Elizabeth WohlauerElizabeth WohlauerIl y a 8 mois
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    Filipe Lourenço AffonsoFilipe Lourenço AffonsoIl y a 8 mois
  • haha that bread thing is fucking hilarious im guna get on that

    Ja frostJa frostIl y a 8 mois
  • Is there a Wisecrack theory on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)?

    Lincoln7EchoLincoln7EchoIl y a 8 mois
  • Cinema wins sent me over to check out your channel

    Big hpBig hpIl y a 8 mois
  • This is the way

    donovan rothdonovan rothIl y a 8 mois
  • baby yoda cake viral video incoming

    FenrirboulderFenrirboulderIl y a 8 mois
  • How do I feel about it? Kill it! Kill it with fire! Flat dead black eyes like a shark...

    Craig A. GlesnerCraig A. GlesnerIl y a 8 mois
  • Idc about what you say. Baby Yoda is Life.. Baby Yoda Baby Yoda Baby Yoda... baby baby Yoda.

    Ay CarambaAy CarambaIl y a 8 mois