Immersion – Warthog Flip in Real Life | Rooster Teeth

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[rock music playing in the background] SIMMONS: Slow down, what’s the hurry?! GRIF: I can’t slow down, there’s no time! SARGE: Grif, I want an explanation for this reckless driving this instant! Why is the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car? SIMMONS: Wait.. You mean you don’t know where we’re going either? SARGE: I merely assumed a bomb had been planted inside the warthog, and that said: “explosive would detonate if we drop below fifty miles per hour.” Makes sense to me and Lopez. GRIF: Will all of you shut up?! I’m trying to focus! SIMMONS: Focus on what? Where are you taking us? CABOOSE [on radio]: Ah, yeah. Hey, uh, red guys? Yeah, I just wanted to let you know that the power is still out at your base, and your ice cream is getting pretty melty. GRIF: Nooooo! SIMMONS: Ice cream? You’re driving like a lunatic to get to fucking ice cream? GRIF: It’s not just ice cream, it’s rocky road, Simmons. SARGE: Red base doesn’t have power? That means we’re completely defenseless! Step on it, dirtbag! SIMMONS: What about Donut? SARGE: Oh, good. I sent him to the store to get some me parts to fix the warthog’s power steering. GRIF: Uh… Speaking of rocky road, um… SIMMONS: Crap, we’re going to crash, do something! GRIF: I don’t know what to do! The steering’s not working! SARGE Then this car bomb could go off at any second. SIMMONS: Uh, all in favor of abandoning ship say “aye.” [ALL]: Aye! SARGE: Tuck and roll, Lopez! SARGE: Aw, dang nabbit. BURNIE: Welcome to a very special Red vs. Blue Immersion. We’ve come out here to our Rooster Teeth test canyon to run an experiment with one of the most iconic and beloved video game vehicles of all time: the Halo Warthog. Now, if you’ve ever played the game Halo before, the players can often drive the jeep in such a way that it ends up on its roof. To get it back on its wheels, all the player needs to do is press a button, and it’ll turn itself over in less than three seconds. As you can see behind me, we have placed a real life Warthog very delicately on its roof, and we’re going to find out what it takes to flip a Warthog in real life. And to help me conduct this experiment, I have recruited a very special lab rat: Mr. Miles Luna. MILES: Y’know, I can’t help but feel like I was a little more forced than recruited. BURNIE: Well, forcing is a very important part of the Immersion recruitment process, Miles. You should know that by now. MILES: Yeah… BURNIE: So, would you say you are familiar with the Halo franchise? MILES: I would say that I’m mildly to moderately familiar with Halo. BURNIE: Okay, well then I’m sure you’ve seen this scenario before, then? MILES: Oh yeah, a thousand times! BURNIE: Okay, how would you handle this in the game? MILES: Oh, well, I’d, y’know, just walk up hit that little X button, and then we’d be right as rain. BURNIE: Alright, well, since we can’t do that in real life… Our control today, and every good experiment has a control, is that Miles is going to attempt to flip the warthog back over using just his brute strength. MILES: Just me? BURNIE: Just you. MILES: Really? BURNIE: Yep. MILES: And ya think that might work? Burnie: Oh yeah, I think it will be great. MILES: We’re going to go through that whole song and dance where, “ohhh, he might do it, who knows?” BURNIE: Why do I care? I’m not the one wearing the armor. I’m going to go work on my tan. MILES: Great. BURNIE: Alright, Miles. You ready? Want you to flip it in… Three… Two – I don’t know why I’m timing this. Just flip it! Go! BURNIE: Miles, lift with your back, not with your legs! Come on! MILES: Whooooooooooo’s your daddy? God damnit! Spartans never die! They’re just missing in action or on their back. Get in with the hips. Be forceful with it, just be forceful! Don’t be afraid, there you go, good hustle! BURNIE: Alright, well, that’s disappointing, but predictable. Alright, come over here! C’mere, c’mere, c’mere. Get in here. But clearly that didn’t go very well. MILES: What did you expect? BURNIE: Well, I don’t know, I thought maybe you’d flip it over, or you’d get hurt and that’d be funny or something. I had heard you’d been working out, what happened with that? MILES: Not enough to lift two tons! BURNIE: Alright. Well, clearly since one person cannot flip the Warthog on his own… We don’t want to give up, what would be the fun in that? Why don’t we head back into the shop and figure out what it’s going to take to flip this bad boy over? We’ve come out to the Rooster Teeth workshop to show you exactly how we’re going to get this enormous beast back on its wheels. In order for us to do that, we brought in our newest scientist, Mr. Marcus Laporte. Marcus, what are our challenges in getting this bad boy back on its wheels? MARCUS: Okay, well first and foremost, we had to make this thing structural. When we first got it, it was really more decorative. First, the Rooster Teeth effects team will use steel plates to reinforce the truck frame so the Warthog can actually sit upside down, essentially creating a roll cage. We will also weld large metal rings to the body of the truck, which will then be connected by cable to pneumatic ram. The pneumatic ram will use compressed nitrogen to pull our vehicle back onto its wheels. BURNIE: In Halo, players flip the Warthog in mere seconds. To do that in real life, [it] will require between a thousand and fifteen hundred PSI. That’s more than thirty-seven thousand pounds of force. BURNIE: Okay, so if this goes according to plan, we should go from this to that! MILES: Yeah, no, I get it. BURNIE: I know, I just wanted to show you the model. So, Marcus, how are we going to set this thing off? MARCUS: Alright, so here is… BURNIE: Oh ho oh! We have an X button, that’s awesome! MILES: Why does he get an X button? BURNIE: Because I’m a scientist. What do you care? Alright, I’m afraid to touch it… So I hit this, and then that Warthog flips? MARCUS: That’s what we’re hoping for. BURNIE: Alright, let’s count it down. Three… Two… One… MILES: Oh, shit! BURNIE: Hey, congratulations! That was awesome! MILES: That was fucking cool. BURNIE: Wow, that worked a lot better than you did, Miles. No offense. MILES: Thanks, no. Yeah, thank you. BURNIE: Well, since Miles obviously could not flip it over on his own but science could our winner for today is science. And Marcus. MILES: What do I get? BURNIE: You get to keep the suit of armor. You get to wear it home. GRIF: Jesus! Could you guys have taken any longer? There’s going to be nothing left at the base but ice cream soup! Which… I guess I’m actually okay with when I say it out loud. SIMMONS: You’re fucking disgusting. SARGE: Heh heh heh. Well, I never thought I’d say this, but that was the best damn episode of Red vs. Blue I’ve ever seen. The only way they could possibly make it better would be a larger than life completely unnecessary gratuitous explosion. SIMMONS: Yeah, but there’s no real need for anything to explode. It would be just like shoe-horning it in for a spectacle at this point. SARGE: Well, what about that bomb in the jeep? SIMMONS: Huh. Guess there was a bomb in the jeep. SARGE: Told ya. If you loved that episode of Red vs. Blue Immersion – and let’s be honest, who didn’t? – then click here to become a sponsor and watch the behind the scenes footage. Youll see more of this, and some of that… I can see it, I can see behind the scenes right now, it’s incredible.

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