Potatoes ain’t just for eating. (laughs) Let’s talk about that. ♪(intro music)♪ Good Mythical Morning. Mashed, fried, baked, twice baked,
Au gratin. You can do all types of things
with potatoes, if you’re gonna stuff them in your mouth, but what if you remove the stuffing
in you– in my face hole– – Oh. Oh my goodness.
– criteria? (laughs) What if you removed that criteria? Please remove it.
Please remove whatever– What are you gonna do with potatoes
if you’re not gonna stuff them – in your face hole?
– Lots of interesting things, and we’re gonna do that for you today,
in another installment of, – ♪(harp music)♪
– (Rhett) Let’s get weird with it! Potatoes. Here’s a riddle,
how many internetainers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how many potatoes
they have. ♪(harp music)♪ I’ve heard of this one,
but I’ve never tried it. Until right now. First, you gotta have a pan, and then you gotta have a light bulb. Really you just need to have
a light bulb, and you don’t need a pan, – but we’re gonna have this for safety.
– And goggles. We’re gonna have these for safety. We’re assuming that you have
a broken light bulb in your house already. Not, that you’re going
to break light bulbs like we’re about to do. But it’s fun (laughs). But, the only thing more dangerous
than breaking a light bulb right in front of your friend,
is then trying to unscrew the light bulb with your bare hands. That’s where the tater comes in. – But first you gotta break the bulb.
– Break them together? Like, shall we break them down? You break your first
and I’ll see how it goes. (exhales) Wish me luck, man. Good luck, man. Three, two, one. – (crew laughs)
– Okay, hold on. You didn’t give me enough luck, man. Better luck, man. Three, two, one. Okay. (laughs) – It’s a good bulb.
– Can I try? – Problem solved.
– Yeah. Don’t break the bulb. Get an unbreakable bulb. – (laughs)
– That thing’s gonna… This is how I typically break bulbs. (shouts) Why am I the only one
in this house that turns off all the lights? I’m always turning off the lights
after everybody. Look, I broke the bulb but I didn’t–
I broke the actual fixture. Okay, listen.
This is for the next thing, but I’ll go ahead and break it out. Now, easy, easy, like an egg. (Rhett) Woah! Oh! Gas!
Gas. Don’t breathe it. (Link) That’s going to be tough. – Oh!
– Oh, gosh. Well, we’ve at least got mine. Here we go. Woowee!
We’re having fun today. – Okay.
– Yeehaa! Now, you get a knife. (laughs) And there’s a tater
that’s already cut over there. But I want to do it the right way, man. Yeah, cut it in half;
we’ll each take a half. (Link) So, what you do, is you cut
the potato in half. And then we don’t–
We don’t really need this part any more. Let’s get rid of this. You might want a bigger potato,
but this is the size – of potato that I have.
– And then– And just to be extra safe. We’re gonna wear a glove. Only wear Blue Hawk gloves. – And then you just grab this–
– (Rhett) Not a sponsor. – Just, that’s what’s on there.
– And it’s– See, if you had, like, some glass shards,
which there are some shards down in there, but we kinda de-sharded it
for the most part. You’ve taken–
I mean, yours is pointless, (Rhett) because it’s already
completely out of the thing. Mine is a bit more
of a typical situation over here. (Rhett) Look at that.
It’s totally working. I just put it right there on top,
and then you just turn the potato. I usually unscrew with my right hand. (crew laughs) – You think I’m left handed.
– (Rhett) Even as a left hander, you unscrew with the right hand? – I screw with the–
– Yours is sort of pointless all together, though,
because– You understand what I’m saying? – Like– Yeah.
– (crew laughs) There you go.
Great job. I usually throw tantrums
when I have to do household chores. But look how easily that works. You did great, Rhett. We got right on there,
and then, of course, now you can light this up. ♪(harp music)♪ I wasn’t joking about
turning this into a light. Let’s do it. So, put one hand here,
and the other hand. And then, just like this,
and then we rub these hands. (both laugh) What if it worked, man?
What if that worked? We’d change the world. Well, I’m glad we’re taping. – That’s not what’s gonna happen.
– We do use tapes still. We’re gonna use the power of a potato
like a battery. Yes. And we’re going to make a flashlight. And, what we mean by that,
is not that you– You can’t just use potatoes
as a battery, ’cause I tried that here. (laughs)
And that doesn’t work. Now, this is a very large flashlight
that may seem a little impractical, but the way this works is– We wanted to make a huge
honking Maglite. – Yeah, we wanted to get–
– Powered by potatoes. We wanted to get
the brightest light possible, and when you put this many potatoes
together, the potential for the brightness of the light just goes sky-high. So the way this works is basically,
we have a series of potatoes, (Rhett) we’re showing you a diagram
on the screen right now, (Rhett) so you can understand
what I’m saying. (Rhett) But you do a series of potatoes
that have a copper nail (Rhett) and a zinc coated nail,
and there is an electric reaction (Rhett) that happens between those two,
with an exchange of electrons, (Rhett) which is what electricity is.
And it actually goes through (Rhett) the liquid, or the acid
inside the potatoes, (Rhett) so the potatoes are sort of like
the housing of a battery. But, if you do enough of these,
you can get some serious power. Check this out. Alright, so let’s aim it–
Let’s aim it towards them, and you’re gonna turn it on. Okay, so cut the lights off. And then we’re–
Brace yourself. (Link) Here we go. – (Link) Hmm, you might want to squint.
– (Rhett) There is it. (Link) Oh! It was on? – (Rhett) That is the power of potatoes.
– (crew laughs) – (Link) It’s on?
– (Rhett) Yeah, it’s on. (Rhett) Don’t insult our light, man. (Rhett) Don’t insult our light.
Look at that. (Rhett) It’s like a freaking robot face
in there. (Link) (robotic voice) Hello.
I live in this light. (Link) I am a potato. (Rhett) Now, let me show you what
that looks like on the inside, (Rhett) ’cause I know you’re impressed. – (Rhett) Now, I got to be careful–
– (Link) Lights, please. Back on. Gotta be careful not to shock myself
when I take this off. But this is a series of taters. (Link) Never look down the barrel
of a flashlight. – (simulating being shocked) Bzz. Bzz.
– (laughs) That’s a dad joke
if I’ve ever seen one. Man, this thing is constipated. – Whoops.
– Well, okay. You broke it. (crew laughs) We’re never gonna get out of here
alive now. (Rhett) Our torch is dead. (both) There we go. Oh, sometimes it does look like that. – It’s like a tater snake.
– (crew laughs) That was a healthy bowel movement
that thing just had. – Gosh.
– So, as you can see, this is just series of potatoes,
and we’ve got the different nails on each side.
There’s one that’s been exposed. So, as you can see there,
we’ve got the copper nail, and the zinc nail,
and the electric exchange between the two of those. Yes, and if you want to know
how to make one of these amazing devices, just watch Good Mythical Crew
this Saturday morning. You may think
this isn’t a lot of light, but when the apocalypse comes,
you’re going to appreciate (both) every last bit of light
you can get. ♪(harp music)♪ Another great use for potato
is as a little caddy. – (Link) Look at that.
– (Rhett) I have a bathroom caddy, that– I’ve have this for years,
I just haven’t told you about it. It’s where I keep my toothbrush,
my tweezers, my razor, my lipstick, – (Rhett) and my beard oil.
– Your lipstick? Yeah and I just– See.
Just right in there, it’s just perfect. Made for all of that,
and I keep it right in there. I keep my tater caddy in the car,
because that’s where I need, my sunglasses, my phone,
my other sunglasses, (Link) and, it’s got a built-in
cup holder right there. That’s a little–
It’s like a swish cup. Portion control. – Portion control for water.
– (crew laughs) But, the most practical use
for a potato caddy, – is a potato potato caddy.
– Boom. – (Link) Look at that.
– (Rhett) And these are just– (Rhett) Pop them right in your mouth. – Isn’t–
– Do that while driving. – Isn’t that cute?
– Or while sitting. And then, after you finish
all your potatoes, – it’s potato knuckles.
– Bam. For bar fights. ♪(harp music)♪ I had one of these Mr. Potato Heads
as a kid, which provided me with minutes
of entertainment. I mean, look, you can put
stuff on it, and then you can–
Oh look, his ear the other way. And the original Mr. Potato Head was
actually, legitimately, not making this up, just a potato, until they realized
that wasn’t very sanitary when it rotted, but, you know, it’s the same principle
as a Mr. Potato Head. (Link) Put that on there. (Rhett) It was even more fun,
’cause you got to eat the dude, – after it was done.
– Yeah. I’m hungry for some tater man. Kids can feel like cannibals. Hm mm, but listen,
why stop there, when you can go full-blown human size,
real life Mr. Potato Heads? Let’s become Potato Heads. (Link) ♪(holds long note)♪ (Link) Hello. (Rhett) Oh my goodness. (Link) My eye holes, I can barely see. I got one good eye hole. I got two, but–
I got, like, a nose already. You’re a little stumpy. (Link) You’re tall, man. – Okay, well, let’s do this, Link.
– (Link) I gotta hold my shoulders up. (Rhett) I just realized my nose itches,
and I just went like this. – (crew laughs)
– You want me to put an ear on you? (Rhett) I’ll put some eyes on you. – (Rhett) (yelps)
– (Link) What? – It went right in my ear.
– (Link) Oh, really? – (Link) That’s the right spot then.
– (Rhett) Just kidding. – (Rhett) (strained sounds)
– (Link) Got one. – (Rhett) Okay, look straight at me.
– (Link) Give me some ears. (strained sounds) (crew laughs) – Oh! Ow!
– crew laughs) That’s right on my forehead. – (Link) Alright, what else do you need?
– (crew laughs) Give me some eyes, man. Where are the eyes? – (Link) Over here?
– (Rhett) Right here. – (Link) Alright, I’m going–
– (Rhett) Oh. (Link) Oh, yeah. There we go. (crew laughs) I got a tongue for you. I’m gonna put a mouth on you,
you put a tongue on me. – (crew laughs)
– (Link) There you go. And, uh… I need some ears, homie. Where’s ears?
Oh! (Link) Did you give me a nose? (Rhett) Ears, here we go. Oh! Hold on.
I can’t see when you do that. (Rhett) Okay,
and a nose for you. (Rhett) Oh, a nose and a mustache.
Turn. What’s this? (yells) (Link) Let me give you a… (Link) I give up on that. (crew laughs) (Link) How do we look? (Rhett) This is more fun
than the original, man. Yeah, pretty great. I went kind of low with your mouth. (Link) I recommend trying
this at home. (Rhett) Thanks for liking,
commenting, and subscribing. (Link) You know what time it is. What’s up, everybody,
my name is Desmond, I’m from (unintelligible), Illinois,
and it’s time for Rhett and Link to spin
the Wheel of Mythicality. Are you ready? Episode five of Buddy System
comes out today, on this channel. – Yes!
– It may, or may not, include – (Rhett) A power nap rap.
– (Link) What? Click through to Good Mythical More,
where we’re gonna do (posh voice) the potato theater challenge. If you haven’t heard of it,
you will. Link’s hands are cats. – (repeats) Hey, hey, hey.
– (meowing sounds) I don’t know how to break this to you,
but, well, that’s weird. You got cat hands,
but they’re petting each other like human hands. – They’re also my hands.
– But your mouth is making the noise. This is really weird.
It wasn’t weird at first, when you just had cat hands,
but it got weird when they started petting each other,
and you started making the noises. Now it just makes me think
that this is all an act. – (purring sounds)
– It makes me just think it’s all an act, and you actually just have real hands. And I’m disappointed.
Oh, but it is soft. [Captioned by Jack
GMM Captioning Team]