Can you tell what someone’s doing by
looking at an extreme closeup – of their face?
– Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Good Mythical Morning!
– If eyes are the window to the soul, then the face is the front of the house.
And facial expressions are the paint on the house that constantly changes
color to show you what the house is feeling. – I understand. Yeah.
– Yeah, are you with me? – The question is…
– Like a house with paint that changes. You can tell what someone’s feeling by
looking at their face, but can you tell what they’re doing by only looking
at their face? That is the question we’re gonna
ask tokay. I think I’m gonna be pretty good that
this, because sometimes I just look at people’s faces and don’t look at any
other parts of their body, and I – know what they’re doing.
– Well, dates like that. I’ve devised a game where it’s an extreme
closeup, and then you decide – what it is they’re doing.
– Yep. Are you read to play…
“What the Heck Are They Doing?” A.K.A. “What’s That Face’s Body Doing?” Okay, Rhett, so each round is worth
one million points. If you get seven million points, you get the prize,
which is a luxurious spa treatment for your face: instantaneously, right here
on the set. – Really?
– If you don’t hit the seven million mark, you get a much less desirable
spa treatment for your face. – Not excited about that one.
– But I’ve got some back-pocket – lifelines, if you will, to help you here.
– (Rhett offscreen) Yeah. – The first option is a “zoom out”.
– Ah. I’ll zoom out and give you more
information to work with. That seems like it will definitely
be helpful. Second one is “show me something else.”
I’ll give you a different part of image. – Okay, great.
– The third one is “let me hear it.” – Let me hear it.
– When I make the sound that I think the person is doing in the wider picture.
Are you ready? The sound that they would be making with
their mouth, or the sound that they would be making with whatever object they’re
messing with or whatever? – Yes. Both.
– B? Either. Okay. – All right, go to your first one there.
– I’m there. – Check out this guy.
– ♪ (dramatic drums) ♪ (Link) What’s that face’s body doing? Is he A: Delivering a groin kick at an
indoor soccer match… – Eugh.
– …B: Painting something intricate… – Ah!
– …C: Slamming a ping pong ball… – Hm.
– …or D: Reacting to a public insult – that really pinpointed his insecurities.
– Mm. Ah, okay. The last one is gonna be a joke every time, huh? (forced, evil laughter) – Well…
– (Link offscreen) That really pinpointed – my insecurities when you [did that].
– You know what? I didn’t even need the choices for this
one. I was gonna say that he was – playing regular tennis, because he…
– That’s not a choice, Rhett. …he feels like he’s got a forearm thing
goin’. But now I can see the background. He’s indoors. This guy is definitely
playing table tennis, otherwise known as – ping pong! (correct ding)
– That’s right, Rhett. – (Link) Here, I’ll let you see.
– (Rhett) Woo! Look at that guy. – (Rhett) Boy, he’s into it.
– (Link) You’re off to a good start. – Yeah.
– (Link) You may have a sixth sense… – …about this.
– Yeah, I do look at people’s faces a lot. – Okay, next picture. Here she is.
– ♪ (dramatic drums) ♪ (Link) What the heck is she doing?
Is she A: Winning a staring contest, – B: Performing a barbell squat…
– Hm. – …C: Returning a volleyball serve…
– Ha ha! – …or D: Bracing for a rabid hawk attack.
– Ho ho ho ho ho! (inhales) – (tries to contain a laugh)
– (crew laughing offscreen) – Have you ever been attacked by a hawk?
– No, I’ve thought about it though. – That’s what you look like right before.
– Wow, you know… – Is this one difficult?
– (Rhett) She’s in the proper posture for weightlifting, without a doubt.
This is a high-res image, though. Somebody zoomed in on the face.
Who zooms in like that? (stammering) I know it’s not a zoom. That’s the whole point.
It’s a full-body thing. – It’s a cropped image.
– But this is a really high-quality camera. Nobody takes pictures of weightlifters
with high-quality cameras. (laughing) – Except maybe today they do.
– Where are you going with this? I’m going with weightlifter!
Deadlift. You sure it’s not volleyball serve? This girl has not played volleyball. I thought she looked like a volleyball
player, but you’re right! Check it out. (correct ding) (Link) She’s hoistin’ it
up there. (Rhett) That’s… what in the world?
She’s a model. She’s not a weightlifter. – Oh, she’s a model, huh?
– Yep. She’s sellin’ weights. Let’s move right along. You’re doing
great. You have two million points already. What the heck is he doing? Is this guy
A: Tacking a bull, B: Riding a bucking bronco, C: Getting a brand seared on
his butt, or D: Scrambling for positon in the corn dog stand line.
Looks like a corn dog lover. (Rhett clicking his mouth)
Uh, I’m gonna use a lifeline here, ’cause I feel like he could be riding, and
he also could be, like, wrangling a bull. So I want to have a zoom out
so I can see what he’s actually doing. Okay, and that is available on your screen
there. – ♪ (twinlke) ♪
– (Link) It’s a 1% zoom out. – I did zoom out.
– I probably should have asked what the asterisk was for. The asterisk would
have said (both Rhett & Link) A 1% zoom out. So use that additional information and
make a decision. He’s got quite a gap between his teeth,
and what do you call that? A diastema? – Yep.
– People with diastemas are more likely to ride bulls, so I’m gonna go with
bull riding. That’s not a choice. Tacking a bull,
riding a bucking bronco. Riding a bucking bronco. I’m sorry, Rhett. He is tacking a bull.
(incorrect buzzer) – (Rhett) Agh!
– ♪ (descending chromatic scale) ♪ See? You have two lifelines left, and
you have two million points. (Link) What the heck is she doing?
Is she A: Having her toes licked by a dog, – Mm.
– …B: Getting a full arm sleeve tattoo, – C: Aiming a Nerf blaster…
– Ugh. …or D: Responding to her right eye
falling out for the fifth time today. (exhales) Glass eye, huh? Boy. Keeps falling out, that why she’s
making that face. She doesn’t look like she’s being
licked by dogs. I would know that face. Uh… – I’m not gonna ask why.
– She is either getting a tattoo, or she’s aiming a gun. She doesn’t look
like a Nerf girl, though. Oh, man. (stammering) Psh.
Nerf. She’s aiming a Nerf gun. Hm, I got you with this one.
She’s gettin’ a full sleeve tattoo. – (Rhett) Dang!
– (Link) Ugh. (Rhett) I knew she was gettin’
a tattoo, man. I gotta get all of ’em right now. Just keep going. Don’t give up. You’ve got
some handy dandy helping hands, here, you can use. What the heck is
this guy doing? Is he A: Performing the “snatch” portion
of a power clean, – B: Chunking a shot put…
– Ah. …C: Celebrating an MMA victory,
or D: Spotting an ice-cold Gatorade after surviving three days without water. Looks thirsty, doesn’t he?
You ever been that thirsty? – Nope. Never been that thirsty.
– (everyone on and offscreen laughing) – I’m gonna need, uh…
– You ever seen anyone that thirsty? I want you to show me something else. – Okay, pull that up right over there.
– ♪ (twinkle) ♪ (Link) There you go. That’s a little
somethin’ else for ya. – Okay. This is a shoulder strap…
– Ooh! …of a uniform. Not a uniform that
someone would wear in weightlifting, but this is a uniform that someone would
wear if they were throwing a shot put. – (Link) Ding ding ding-a-ling!
– (Rhett) Yeah! (Rhett) Yeah, that’s right!
That helped me. (Link) You’re up to three million,
Rhett. Let’s press on. (Link) What the heck is this dude doing?
Is he A: Falling off the edge of a roof, B: Admiring a a cute baby skunk,
C: Flying in the air with a cat on his back or D: Feeling embarrassed
over how pixelated this image is. He doesn’t look like he’s admiring
a skunk. – I think he does.
– I think the pixelation comes from… …the motion. I think there’s motion in
the ocean here. He’s not outside ’cause there’s a
shadow behind his left ear. If he was outside… If he was on a roof,
he would be outside. There’s like a wall shadow behind him. This man is flying through the air with
a cat on his back, ladies and gentlemen. – I bet my life on it.
– Pff. You’re right. (Rhett) Ha, see look!
Look at the shadow! (Rhett) See, I didn’t even have to zoom
out and there’s a little shadow next to his… I told y’all I was good
at this. – I can’t believe you got that one, but…
– (ding) (Link) Movin’ right along, what the heck
is this guy doing? Is he A: Coughing up a guitar pick,
B: Shredding a guitar solo, C: Slapping the bass… (laughs)
Or “bass” (rhymes with mass) D: Reacting to the news that his wife just
burned his entire Pokémon collection in order to roast the kids
some s’mores. – Well, he definitely…
– (Link) Happens a lot. …he definitely has a guitar pick.
I doubt he’s coughing it up. It looks like spittle is coming out
of his mouth. That looks like a bass guitar pick.
It looks thick. It looks the the kind of pick you put in your mouth when you’re
rippin’ it up with your fingers on the bass. (laughs) I don’t know.
This guy looks like a bass-slapper to me. – (Link) All right. You’re right.
– (Both Rhett & Link) Look at that! (Rhett) Look at him; he’s just slappin’ it. – (Link) He’s really into that, isn’t he?
– (Rhett) Yeah, he’s got the pick in his – mouth and everything.
– All right, so you’ve got five million. (Link) You’ve gotta get two more million
to seal the deal. (Link) What the heck is this guy doing?
Is he A: Dodging a rogue firework, B: Sneaking up on a toucan,
C: Walking two dogs wearing saddles with cowboy monkeys riding on top,
or D: His taxes. Is he doing his taxes. He doesn’t look panicked enough to be
dodging a firework. He looks like the kind of guy that would be into birds. You know, he’s got, like, a hat on of
some kind, he’s at a place that’s got toucans on display. Can I hear it?
Lemme hear it. – You wanna hear this one?
– (Rhett) You told me you’d let me hear it. If there’s a toucan there, I’d
appreciate that sound. (low growling) (whispering) That was my sound. Those are dogs with monkeys on their back. You know when to ask the right question. I’m gonna go with dogs with monkeys
on their back. (Link) I gave that one to you, man.
I could’ve just made any sound. – (Link) I made it easy for ya.
– (Rhett) Well, I mean, you did! (Link) All right, it comes down to this
last million to get the instant, awesome spa treatment. What the heck
is this guy doing? Is he A: Experiencing an atomic wedgie,
B: Racing bareback on a cow, – C: Watching a gazelle give birth…
– (exhales) …or D: Publicly berating his sweet dog,
Sparky, while his neighbors helplessly watch, because he is a bad person. Gazelles giving birth… They do it very
peacefully. I’ve watched it many times. – Really?
– it’s not anything to get worked up about. – (both laughing)
– What if something’s going wrong? The kind of outfit that this guy has on doesn’t allow the underwear to be
exposed. (stammering) – It’s like a folk dress of some kind.
– Folk dress? But I am gonna go with — against my
instinct — I am gonna say that he – is getting a wedgie. Final answer.
– (inhaling) No, he’s riding bareback on a cow at
a race. He’s wearing lederhosen, – or something, dude.
– Yeah, he’s probably gettin’ a wedgie! I tried to help you out, Rhett. I made
all the sounds you needed, and there you go. With six million points,
you didn’t quite get it. – I gotta look at people’s faces better.
– Yep, you know. There’s an art to this. Thanks for liking and commenting
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But that’s okay. We started it for the people who think
video is too much data. (laughing) Click through to Good Mythical
more, where you get the less than desirable spa treatment on your face. – “Shout out to Bees!”
– Shout out to you, bees. – (Rhett) To make one pound of honey,
– ♪ (solemn trumpet) ♪ you travel over 55,000 miles. (Link) You are the only insect that
produces food for humans, that’s not yourself. Because humans
sometimes eat insects. (Rhett) And according to the New York
Times, you recognize faces the same way we do. you take parts like eyebrows, lips,
and ears and cobble them together to make out the whole face. It’s called
configural processing, and it just might help computer scientists
improve facial recognition technology. (Both Rhett & Link) Bees. [Captioned by Kevin:
GMM Captioning Team]