Swedish Stereotypes ft. PewDiePie

Everything you thought
you knew about Sweden is wrong! Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ Good Mythical Morning. One of the privileges of doing this show is that we get to do it
for an international audience. – Like you.
– That means there’s people all over the world who watch
Good Mythical Morning, and that is a beautiful thing.
But here’s something that we have noticed. A lot of times we talk
about other cultures and we comment on other countries
outside of the United States of America. And you know what happens?
We get things wrong. And you people out in the comments land
let us know how wrong we are. You get things wrong.
I’ve never gotten anything wrong. I got to say we both get things wrong. And there’s this interesting thing, that
when you have an international audience, there are these cultural sensitivities. You get things wrong,
you get blasted for it. We want that to end now! At least as far as Sweden is concerned. So we have brought in
a Swedish expert to clear things up about misconceptions that we have
and Americans have about Sweden. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome
to the show Mr. Felix PewDiePie. (Rhett) Whoo woo hoo! Oh, hey, I was just hanging out here. Yeah, you’re just hiding behind Rhett. (Rhett) Take a seat. So you’re, like, right in the middle. – Okay.
– This is your seat. This is an honor. Thank you so much. This is an honor? Really? Well, I’m the Swedish expert.
That’s like my goal with YouTube. Well, you brought… I’ve been trying to be
the Swedish expert all along. – Go ahead and belly up to the bar.
– Sorry. That’s how we do it in this country. We get close to the microphone. – And, like, totally shoulder to shoulder.
– Okay. I don’t think we have to touch shoulders. That’s a little weird.
I want to relax a little bit. Yeah, we want this to be… We don’t get this close in Sweden, but
I’ll make an exception, ’cause you know… Okay, so we’ve already learned something. -Don’t use spoilers here.
-Personal space fear in Sweden is… – Larger.
– We’re in it right now. You’re way beyond the line, man. – We shouldn’t be touching, like, arms?
– No, that’s not okay. Really? My knee was
touching your knee too. Making eye contact in the subway–
that’s just, like, the biggest no-no ever. What do you look at? You just pretend that there’s no people. Like, do you look up? Or down?
Or anywhere but anyone’s eyes? Yeah, exactly. Anywhere but the eyes–
nipples, genitals, whatever just– – I’m just sayin’.
– Like my own? – Yeah, that’s probably better, yeah.
– Others. – Okay.
– Yeah. – Thanks for clearing that up.
– You’re very welcome. Now, I’m assuming you’re an expert
on everything Swedish. – Pretty much everything, yeah.
– Because you have so many subscribers. That’s how it goes, I think. – There’s an algorithm for that.
– That’s the logic. And I think one of the things that
you’re an expert on is, for instance, Swedish things are not Swiss. That’s
something that a lot of Americans say. – Yeah, that’s very offensive.
– They’re like, you speak Swiss? – That’s stupid.
– Thank you. Haven’t you heard it?
Haven’t you heard that? – All the time.
– All the time! It’s not Swiss. That’s Switzerland. I say like– oh, they’re like,
oh, you’re from Sweden. So you like chocolate or whatever?
‘Cause Swisses like chocolate. – We don’t even know what chocolate is.
– No, no, no, we’ve got our – wrong stereotypes correct today.
– Good. That’s good. And we’re going to start with IKEA. Is all the furniture in Sweden
in everyone’s home from IKEA? Absolutely. Absolutely. – That’s what I thought.
– All of it, 100%. – 110%.
– I wouldn’t go that far. But, I mean, people will raise some
eyebrows if you don’t have IKEA furniture. ‘Cause here’s my theory. My theory is that
here in the United States IKEA is like, Oh, I got this thing from IKEA.
Isn’t that awesome? But in Sweden it’s like,
oh, you got that from Walmart? It’s like… is not IKEA
the Walmart of Sweden? Or it like still kind of
like, no, we like it? – Seriously.
– That’s a good point. Like, do you have IKEA furniture?
Well, you don’t live in Sweden anymore. – Mm-hmm. I used to have IKEA furniture.
– You live in London, right? – Uh, U.K.
– Okay. Well that’s London, but Brighton.
I live in Brighton now. Um, but you lived how many years in Sweden? – You own Sweden, right? I mean, you…
– I own Sweden? Not financially. I mean, you’ve lived
there long enough to own knowledge of it. Yeah, yeah, I’m the Swedish expert.
I thought we talked about this. – Yeah, yeah, so IKEA– is it…
– I’m backtracking at this point. high class or low class? – Or just like middle of the road?
– Oh, that’s low class. -Oh, it is?
-Yeah, it is, yeah, sorry. See? I knew that. I knew that was right. – See, but the–
– It’s like students go to IKEA or new young couples or I don’t know. – So same as here?
– Yeah. Only people who are desperate
for something to sit on go to IKEA. We love meatballs. We go there for that.
You guys like meatballs? – I do.
– Specially IKEA meatballs. We don’t put horse in them. – (laughs) Well…
– That happened. We pretend that that’s not a thing. What horse? I heard about there was some horse
in the meatballs over there. Have you ever eaten horse? I mean, I guess I have,
because I eat IKEA meatballs. – Right?
– Yeah, see? -But the largest IKEA in the world is–
– I mean, no, I haven’t. – I would never.
– Okay. – For the record.
– For the record, yeah. – It’s in Kungens Kurva in Skärholmen.
– Wait, what? – Please say that again.
– Which is south Kungens Kurva. – (laughing) What the heck?
– It’s the largest IKEA in the world. – I can’t even tell what you just said.
– Really? – I’m reading it off of my notes here.
– It’s so far off. – Wait, can I please see it?
– How would you say that? – Oh… oh my god.
– Read that Kungens Kurva. In Skärholmen It’s, like, only funny to me.
I’m sorry. Uh, Kungens Kurva, yeah. Yeah, what is that? That’s Kings Curve. Kings Curve. And the largest IKEA in the world
is there 594,000 square feet. – Oh (beep)
– (Link) Has four floors. – (PewDiePie) (Beep)
– You’ve never been there? – That’s legit. No, I haven’t.
– That’s the picture right there. I feel like I’m less Swedish
now for not going there. Well, you should go there. Now what about
the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show? You love him? Right? You as a people. I feel– (laughs) I feel like
I should be offended, but I’m really not. Yeah, I mean this is
very cultural insensitive. – But that’s the whole point.
– Yeah. It’s to just get it all out of
our systems and correct it at least as far as Sweden is concerned. Okay. Are we watching this? (speaking gibberish) – Have you seen this guy before?
– I have a couple times. I imagine this how the Swedish
sound to you guys pretty much. As a kid, I was taught
through this guy this is Sweden. (chuckles) I mean, it’s not
that far off, I would say. You can confirm that is an accurate
portrayal of Swedish chefs? Of a Swedish chef, yes, I would say that. That makes horse meatballs? – But you know…
– Yes. But was there an awareness
of this guy on The Muppets growing up in Sweden? Like, when did you find about this guy? – From Americans.
– Okay. They want to know about it. I actually– Like in YouTube comments, that was
the first time you heard about it? – I think so, yeah.
– Really? I…I’m terrified of Muppets.
It’s a long story. Yeah, I stay away. – But do you…
– We’ll save that for ear biscuits. But do the Swedish people, do they
have a disdain for the Swedish chef? Are they like, oh man, that Swedish chef. That stereotypical Swedish chef.
We hate him and what he represents. Or are they like, no, that’s pretty much… yeah. We don’t really get offended in Sweden. – Period
– No. – Ever
– That’s good. You can try to offend me, whatever. What about this five-week vacation? Oh that’s a– that’s amazing. – (laughs)
– That’s for real? Yeah, that’s for real. Everybody gets a five-week vacation? I think it’s six. – Really?
– Yeah. – It’s moved to six already.
– You bumped it up. And if you… you get a lot of
pregnancy hours too– no, days. I mean, months. Yeah, you get,
like, nine months, you know? You get a lot of time
to get pregnant, huh? They give you time to get pregnant. (laughs) Well… no, no. – Take some time off.
– You have six hours… – Come back– when you’re pregnant.
– …to procreate. – No, when– that’s maternity leave.
– Maternity leave. – Whatever.
– Yeah. Many business close down
for the month of July. Everyone takes some or all of their five
weeks of their entitled annual holiday. – ‘Cause here–
– Wait, I’m so lost. Wait. Here, it’s like, okay,
you got holidays you can take. You’ve got time you can take.
But people don’t take all of it. – In two weeks, if you’re lucky.
– Really? But my notes tell me
the entire month of July is when the five week thing– – It’s like Sweden shuts down in July.
– Yeah. It’s just people are getting pregnant. – Not working.
– Exactly. Yeah, I would say so, yeah.
That’s when most people– ‘Cause we– Sweden kind of sucks. – The weather is awful.
– Really? Yeah, it’s terrible.
And it’s only good in July. So people take time off in July. – Why should we be working now?
– Exactly. But have you taken five weeks? You’re a YouTuber. That means
you don’t take any vacations. (chuckling) Right. No, I never had, like,
a full-time job like that. So no, I never got to do that. – Okay, but do your friends quit working?
– I usually work that month actually. – Yeah. Yeah, they do.
– Okay, and finally– Is that weird? Well, it’s just– I mean,
we work a little bit harder. That’s all. That’s all that is. – (laughter)
– We’re pretty amazing. – We try. We have to try harder.
– No, I wish– We could learn from you definitely.
We shouldn’t work as much. We should take a five-week
vacation; I’m all for it. Last thing– waffles. We love waffles here. You guys seem
to really love waffles there. So much so that apparently
there is a waffle day. – It’s a holiday?
– Yes. Is this something that everybody
knows about and celebrates? – Yeah, it is. It is.
– Tell us about it. Well, my grandma always reminds me,
and she always cooks waffles for me. – Felix, it’s Waffle Day.
– It’s amazing. What is that is Sweden? Swedish? What is that in Swiss? Not funny. – Oh, I’m sorry.
– Not funny. I’m going to do it anymore. Felix, det är svammel dag. Sounds like you said the waffle dog. It’s not the same thing. Felix, the waffle dog is here. That means it’s Waffle Day. That sounds pretty good, actually.
I’ll have some of that. Remember that culturally insensitive
stuff you were saying at the top? You’re like stepping right in that. I told you I’m just getting it out of system. But I told you we don’t
get offended, so it’s okay. – Yeah, he can’t offended.
– Yeah, so just go nuts. – My notes tell me that’s
March 25th. Am I right? – I think so, yeah.
– Okay, and– I told you my grandma reminds me
so I don’t keep that right. And you have candy that imitates waffles. – It’s not even that you just eat waffles.
– Wait, what? – You have candy that’s like waffles.
– Stroopwafel, right? – What?
– I don’t know. I saw it one time. -We’ve had it shipped
to us before, stroopwafel. What? What the hell? It looks like a waffle,
but it’s, like, wafery candy stuff. – Hmmmm.
– Like you go into a gas station and it’s like, oh, that’s a waffle. Nope,
it’s candy that’s shaped like waffle. – It must be Switzerland.
– I want to see this. Yeah, it must be Switzerland.
Those damn Swiss. Um, okay. But there is a Waffle Day. – Again, something we…
– I did eat them all. I’m sorry. Were they good? – Something we could learn from you.
– Yeah. We need to undervalue IKEA furniture, we need to celebrate Waffle Day,
and we need to have five-week vacations. I think we’ve learned a lot here. – We accomplished quite a bit.
– Yeah, I think so. – I’m glad you feel like that.
– I definitely do. Thanks for liking and
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Lynda.com/rhettandlink. You say, “You know what time it is.” You know what time it is. Hi, I’m Simon at Stockholm University. It’s time to spin the centrifuge and also the Wheel of Mythicality. We don’t have a Waffle Day
in this country, but we do have Waffle Wednesday
on the Rhett and Link Instagram. So make sure you follow that. And if you’re one of
the very few people on earth who’s not subscribed to PewDiePie yet, you can make that happen
by going to his channel and hitting the subscribe button. More world domination. Also click through to Good Mythical More. – What is this?
– Oh god. No. Swedish tasties. We’re going
to be eating these. How did you get these? From Sweden, we have
mythical beasts there. – We’ll thank them later.
– That should be interesting. Link narrates everything Rhett does. As you can see, the Rhett creature has moved the wheel,
and he’s tasting the most famous person on YouTube. Delicious. He’s, uh, he’s tasting him
and finding that he indeed tastes like waffles. [Captioned by GMM Captioning Team]

100 thoughts on “Swedish Stereotypes ft. PewDiePie

  1. Is it me or doe Link look extra big in this episode? Are swedes super small or is the average American really BIG?

  2. I’m Swedish by blood so me and flex are distantly probably by 10 generations give or take. So there for were cousins.

  3. I was so confused bc I know felix is like 5’10”-11” so I googled how tall Rhett and link are and Link is 6‘ and RHETT IS ALMOST 6’7” AND THEN WITH HIS HAIR IT’S LIKE 6’9”

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