How to be a Pirate: Captain Edition 🏴‍☠️🌈

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‣ Adapted largely from The Invisible Hook. It's great, go read it:
‣ Grey's 2-hour Director's Commentary:
## Special Thanks
Peter T. Leeson for reviewing a draft of the script. Check out his newest book, "WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird":

## Crowdfunders
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## Music
David Rees:
Runtime: 04:48


CGP Grey
CGP Grey - 7 måneder siden
The Quartermaster's version:
James Mast
James Mast - 9 dager siden
White Darkne22
White Darkne22 - 11 dager siden
@MarioRavioli probably not
White Darkne22
White Darkne22 - 11 dager siden
How dare you inf loop us between these 2
Jan Aidann R. Dela Cruz
Jan Aidann R. Dela Cruz - 3 måneder siden
I know the this 'you dont anything ''. Hhahahahahah
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIA Central Intelligence Agency - 3 måneder siden
Jan Aidann R. Dela Cruz you saw nothing child carry on
BIG QUAZZ - Time siden
After watching both this and the Quartermaster's vid, I can honestly say I'd consider joining a pirate crew if I was alive in the time
fangorn23 - 7 timer siden
holy crap. I just realized all DnD adventurers are basically running a pirate ship. You build a brand (fame) and you uh get your pay from those you service directly. And your character is far more likely to die than to retire in luxury with the wealth from his many adventures.
Max Anklowitz
Max Anklowitz - Dag siden
I know this might seem dumb, but is the captain gay?
Daniela Gentile
Daniela Gentile - Dag siden
2:00 me when when i forget something important
Aidan King
Aidan King - 2 dager siden
We will torture crewmen to death, while others watch.

That’s not jolly. That’s not jolly at all!
Café com spoilers
Café com spoilers - 2 dager siden
Ok... I subscribed because of the hexagon vídeo... This one os going to make me click the bell
Reanetse Moleleki
Reanetse Moleleki - 2 dager siden
I misinterpreted the rainbow.
Bogfinken - 3 dager siden
Are they still hiring?
(Asking for a friend)
Qardo - 5 dager siden
Pirate's favorite song? "Booty Man" by Tim Wilson.
Quirkyhndl - 5 dager siden
I need CPG to run a DnD campaign...
Theo Pouroumalis
Theo Pouroumalis - 5 dager siden
Why seize the means of production when you can seize the booty?
*InsertCreativeUsernameHere *
This makes me want a fully fledged out pirate game where you live like a pirate with a similar style to rdr2
pumpkin gamer epic
pumpkin gamer epic - 7 dager siden
My only question now after watching both is did he choose treasures of great or work of cruel
Mr Mediocre
Mr Mediocre - 8 dager siden
Thanks! Im going to go try this :D
void&virtues - 8 dager siden
New challenge: Take a shot for every time he says anything "Booty" related
Morthos Talisint
Morthos Talisint - 8 dager siden
I've now been in this loop for 226 days. Help me.
Big Meek
Big Meek - 9 dager siden
The little "Yarr" of the captian defending his canvas gets me every time. Just like "Hey bro, that aint cool".
Helpers - 10 dager siden
Milk Manson
Milk Manson - 11 dager siden
Q: What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday?
A: Aye Matey
White Darkne22
White Darkne22 - 11 dager siden
lemme join this crew
Gabriel Ian Naguit
Gabriel Ian Naguit - 11 dager siden
Salmonella diss agree
Sean Fan
Sean Fan - 12 dager siden
the barrels. THE BARRELS.
Irish Countryball
Irish Countryball - 13 dager siden
How to be a pirate: crewmate edition
Joe H.S
Joe H.S - 14 dager siden
I swear Grey is the Dr. Seuss of social studies
Kerry Christensen
Kerry Christensen - 14 dager siden
Reminds me of Hondo Ohnaka
1Am_ blank
1Am_ blank - 16 dager siden
One piece
1Am_ blank
1Am_ blank - 16 dager siden
One piece
DulyamMobile - 17 dager siden
Luxurious ✔️
That Political Guy
That Political Guy - 17 dager siden
Call me immature but: 0:29 0:38 1:57
Oren Keoviengxay
Oren Keoviengxay - 17 dager siden
Ha try watching Sam o nella’s pirate video
Buck73 - 18 dager siden
“booty be licious” “please present your booty”
i think grey had too much fun with the script
Tomas Mezera
Tomas Mezera - 18 dager siden
One of the best poems.
Caden Sauerbrey
Caden Sauerbrey - 19 dager siden
CGP Grey's alliterations are the only thing on this planet worth living for.
DutchBlackMantha - 19 dager siden
2:03-2:20 Pay attention to the music. You probably didn't notice the first time you watched it, but touches like that really help with the atmosphere.
Carlos Morbini
Carlos Morbini - 20 dager siden
The torturer's real power was always not to be the torturer, but to be the person that can mercifully end the torture once the secrets are not secrets anymore.
TheFinalHero - 21 dag siden
1:32 the little slap is perfect
Z - 22 dager siden
ngl i vikings were a lot better
Adam - 22 dager siden
Pirate: look there be a British ship. Put on the disguise 
**Gets close**
Pirate: ha har we were actually pirates the whole time, give us all your money.
Other ship: ha har we were actually pirates the whole time, give us all your money.

*Breaking news: police disguised as drug buyers raid police disguised as drug dealers:* first time?
True Ωmega
True Ωmega - 23 dager siden
Suprize, Pirates, present yer booty
Ash Patel
Ash Patel - 26 dager siden
did you know there is a book called —how to be a pirate in 10 easy stages—
Chrispycoop - 26 dager siden
Dr. A
Dr. A - 27 dager siden
There was a whole lot of booty in that video of stick figures.
And alliteration.
Merciful Arts
Merciful Arts - 27 dager siden
What a clever way to link both videos
Smee Self
Smee Self - 28 dager siden
THAT, my friend is a master work.
Nhật Anh Bùi
Nhật Anh Bùi - 28 dager siden
Pirate: Show me your sword!
USA Navy: Show us your white flag.
Nhật Anh Bùi
Nhật Anh Bùi - 28 dager siden
1:41 Basically trashing the ocean in the mean time :/
Aaron Long
Aaron Long - 28 dager siden
So he is offended when the camouflage is insulted, but smiles gleefully when people are being tortured?
Jinku Gekkougga
Jinku Gekkougga - 28 dager siden
Can we get a how to be a samurai cause that be dope
Arief Budi
Arief Budi - 29 dager siden
Is there an instance when a pirate accidentally target another pirate bcs of the flag
Henrayiii The 3rd
Henrayiii The 3rd - 29 dager siden
How much fun did you have writing this video
cp gaming
cp gaming - Måned siden
Im pretty sure there were one for them empire version
Mads Kofod
Mads Kofod - Måned siden
So i can report this for misleading headline? "How to be a pirate" but it doesn't tell me where to apply? This only tells you HOW it is to be a pirate. :(
SuperKaka - Måned siden
My favourite line?
In the last and longest moments of your life......boop!"
Nocturn Gaming
Nocturn Gaming - Måned siden
Boop 😆
-_ - Måned siden
i love this
Amrita Roy
Amrita Roy - Måned siden
Sullying pantaloons
Kamanashis Kar
Kamanashis Kar - Måned siden
Well, the Royal Navy eventually ended the Golden Age of Piracy with the Divide and Rule system.
Nerf Shooter
Nerf Shooter - Måned siden
3:16 *the boop of death*
Franzo Loranzo
Franzo Loranzo - Måned siden
Ok how is this pirate crew so fucking sympathetic?
goodguy 630
goodguy 630 - Måned siden
Say booty again.
Raphael Gueraiche
Raphael Gueraiche - Måned siden
its all fun until the fake cannons are real and the merchant ships are actually battleships
Suzanne Tan
Suzanne Tan - Måned siden
Grey's subtle voice acting in these videos is GOLDEN
David Constantin
David Constantin - Måned siden
*''That man is a fool. And probably cruel, Treating his men like a mule. Feeding them cruel, while admiring a jewel. the whole crew sick of his rule.''*
The most poetic speech. xD
dino nuggies guy
dino nuggies guy - Måned siden
This is just CGP Gray trying so hard to mimic ye pirate style
Summer Depression
Summer Depression - Måned siden
drew - Måned siden
PaulsonAndBrauberg - Måned siden
Love it
Parv Sehgal
Parv Sehgal - Måned siden
time to grab my straw hat
An123Observer - Måned siden
Lol... This should be called "how to be a politician"
Wayne Smiles
Wayne Smiles - Måned siden
Mmm booty. Please present the booty.
Alex Besogonov
Alex Besogonov - Måned siden
Alas, author advanced attempts at all-encompassing alluring alliterations are altogether appalling.
JayJay - Måned siden
Don't know if you tried to draw havana but if you did, it worked realy well! 👌❤️
Jazmin Collier
Jazmin Collier - Måned siden
Is this about our government? Am I slow?
Mugdha Devnani
Mugdha Devnani - Måned siden
Am I the only one who has watched this video more than a 100 times and still laughs on the word booty?
Tpez Gaming
Tpez Gaming - Måned siden
The boop wow
「 Heaphilian 」
「 Heaphilian 」 - Måned siden
1:15 offended CGP Gray pirate voice was everything I needed today
CompactRacerBoi - Måned siden
My teacher: I hope you'll like this story...
Also my teacher: *tells Babycakes by Neil Gaiman*
Me: 2:13
D L - Måned siden
its the "Boop" that made me spit milk out my nose.
jake sheldon
jake sheldon - Måned siden
More often than not the pirates would just kill the crew of the the ship they were pirating anyway, regardless if they gave up whatever goods they had on board or not. Leaving any survivors would increase the amount of people to testify against piracy and specific crews of pirates, increasing the likelihood of them getting caught and hung.
Jose Antonio Medel
Jose Antonio Medel - Måned siden
help I'm stuck on a loop
What's in a name?
What's in a name? - Måned siden
The alliteration and rhymes in this script, man... There's a whole lot of work that you put in these vids!
Mighel do PUBG
Mighel do PUBG - Måned siden
Now give me the likes
Yankee with no brim
Yankee with no brim - Måned siden
I wanna be a Pirat now
Blake The Polar Bear
Blake The Polar Bear - Måned siden
How to apply this info to Sea of Thieves:
An alliance flag is a great way of deceiving friendlies
Alternatively, making an alliance may eventually lead to greater profit.
If you do not have resources for a battle, don't do it. (I know that is common sense, but common sense is always laking)
If all ships in a battle run dry on recourses, negotiating for a few chests or an Alliance may be the best choice
Desel - Måned siden
i was waiting for the other guy to say something at the end...
Demircan Demirbağ
Demircan Demirbağ - Måned siden
Michael Levario
Michael Levario - 2 måneder siden
Please do more crew positions!
Nikolas Grace
Nikolas Grace - 2 måneder siden
Imagine getting killed by pirates and the crew
Robdc - 2 måneder siden
Tell me Gray, were you a pirate captain in your previous life?
Asdra animation l
Asdra animation l - 2 måneder siden
What if 2 pirates end up doing the same thing at the same time whit each other?
DAEDKANNE - 2 måneder siden
I think Don Krieg is the most accurate pirate to reallity in One Piece!
Ryan John Hernandez
Ryan John Hernandez - 2 måneder siden
My fav parts
SKEEDOOPSTER - 2 måneder siden
very nice jolly theme when it's to do with pirates of the 1700s. I'd like to see the one on mexican drug cartels next.
Filipe Goncalves
Filipe Goncalves - 2 måneder siden
Its the wrong voice, but I could imagine trevor (gta5) talking like this
Pluto The Dwarf Planet
Pluto The Dwarf Planet - 2 måneder siden
I wish I have water on me
Pluto The Dwarf Planet
Pluto The Dwarf Planet - 2 måneder siden
Oh thank you! I didn't know that! I'm made out of a mixture of frozen nitrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide ices
TailsFx - 2 måneder siden
You are 30% ice
MasterCraft Leo
MasterCraft Leo - 2 måneder siden
🏳️‍🌈 is great
Dark Eye
Dark Eye - 2 måneder siden
It... It's just an endless loop... Noooooooo
Grbl_ yt
Grbl_ yt - 2 måneder siden