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Popping Hydrants

AH Animated: Popping Hydrants

Geoff and Michael try to explain the foreign concept of the mystical fire hydrant to Gavin. Animation by Jaime Aguilar. Video this came from

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  • 408612 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Tbh, I've just always thought they only did this in movies, and TV.

  • karamatsu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    This was absolutely beautiful, especially the Ace Attorney references. Bravo!!!

  • sparkbears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mong

    7 months ago

    Ayyyyyy, Jamie did another video for them! Awesome!

    I still don't know if Geoff and Michael are bullshitting about hydrant-popping...as in, if they actually experienced that as kids, or if they're quoting Always Sunny, or what. Whatever the case, it's still funny!

  • NeoSchmeo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    What the fuuuuck America

  • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

    7 months ago

    Has anyone here actually witnessed a recreational fire hydrant popping? I've only seen and heard of it in movies and TV...

  • ktgcake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I live in australia and i cannot imagine what it would be like to waste THAT much water, holy shit. I feel like if that happened here someone would go to jail or at least get a ginormous fine.

  • P4r4dox86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I have to agree with Gavin. As an Aussie, living on the driest populated continent on the planet (in terms of access to fresh water) and having to live most of my life with severe water restrictions, the idea of 'popping a hydrant' makes my eye twitch.

    • RedTheThinker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold My Little Corner

      7 months ago

      While yes, it can be seen as a waste of water, for the most part Michael was right in that it just goes down the drain and into the sewers and is cycled back through. It's not really done in rich areas either, but in poorer areas such as like the southside of Chicago or other inner city areas. It's a bright spot for kids on a hot day and most of the time causes an impromptu sort of block party where the kids get to play and cool off and the parents can relax and grill out knowing their kids arent gonna get heat stroke inside

  • Ironlordthemad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I appreciate the Lil J-udge joke! Nicely done!

  • MoonStealer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I love how Lil J is the judge.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Awesome video and very true about popping hydrants. 

  • Jazzstinson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

     A good reason for fire hydrants is so fire trucks can see them in the snow and access them without having to shovel them out of the snow.

  • RAGEgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold r00kie

    7 months ago

    Love that the video was done like they're having this discussion while being arrested, etc.


    A+

  • ABKkerser225 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Geoff's Fuckboy

    7 months ago

    does anyone have a problem were the last part of the video wont load?

    • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

      7 months ago

      Yeah every now and then the last 9 seconds don't load. probably happens once every two weeks but its always consistent with the video it happens on. just skip ahead by a second and it'll sort itself out

    • ABKkerser225 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Geoff's Fuckboy

      7 months ago

      thanks man :)

  • RemyLeBro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Lived in Buttfuck, South Texas my whole life. Never popped a hydrant. That's what the manguera is for.

  • MathewWest19 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Who's here from rtx sydney?

  • ZeusBaxter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THAT Guy

    7 months ago

    Fuckin great.

  • JUSBLZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    This was great!

  • CCrazydog FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    i just watched the video this came from the other day lol

  • pumkinmuffin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I love how far back they are going to get the audio for these. As someone whos been watching since almost the beginning Im hyped.

  • Mattyice50 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I absolutely love these. Please make these more frequently. This was a great episode. 

  • Ghostgurlgamer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I love these animations! Excellent art style, not to mention hilarious! 

  • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

    7 months ago

    England looks weird without the other bits of Britain. 

    • MonkeyBrad91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      That was actually Great Britain -- England, Scotland, Wales. :)

    • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      7 months ago

      Nope, that was just England.

  • LoneSerenade FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    i JUST finished re-watching this episode 2 days ago!! HAHAHAHA!! so epic

  • Jpalivoda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    love it

  • TristanEwing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I love Gavin as Miles Edgeworth

  • Glyphwright FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hipster of Masochism

    7 months ago

    I'm pretty sure Jeremy wasn't even born when that video was recorded, but other than that - great job!

  • ProfEyebrow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Love the sneaky Jeremys

  • Portable_HB FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Ever Crafter

    7 months ago

    This AH Animated stuff just keeps getting better! Congrats on getting yourselves another incredibly talented person to add to the 'family'. That's some sweet shit.  caboose

  • Rallion2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I didn't find this one particularly funny, but the visuals were so great I couldn't stop watching! You've found one heck of an animator there, AH.

    • LoneSerenade FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      you gotta listen to all of it. also get the feel of the video it came from. it felt like a sunday driving episode before it was a thing

    • Rallion2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      I did watch the original video when it came out and I did watch (and listen to) the entire video. :/

  • anieLMFAO FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Okay, so why do the descriptions on the site link to the youtube page? why not keep it on the site. I don't wanna go to youtube and watch ads, I'm  good.

  • Carnegie-senpai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Shout out to Jeremy as the judge, lol

  • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

    7 months ago

    Really great animation. Particularly love that instead of just doing the RTAA thing of focusing purely on the story, it also tells it's own tale. Also great to see reminders from content that I haven't watched in years. Makes me want to go back and watch old episodes of stuff again.....

  • koolkellen09 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    What stops cars from parking on/in front of the hole in the ground? It seems like the UK way wouldn't be bad if it weren't for the fact that I can't think of anything to mark it as a "Don't fucking park here" spot, except for paint on the road. And if parking lines are any indication, paint on the road is easily overlooked...

    • Eddie4510 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      What stops cars from parking in front of the hydrant on the sidewalk? Oh I don't know the fact that all curbs near hydrants are red and we know to avoid them. 


      I am sure the british can easily identify an underground hydrant and there are likely paint markings just like in America. If they did park on a hydrant I'm sure they'd just get towed.

    • Eddie4510 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Also they aren't in the middle of the road. You'd have to park on the sidewalk to cover one.

    • koolkellen09 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      No need to be rude...

      All I meant was the fire hydrant itself helps to deter (notice I didn't say prevent) people from parking in front of it, whereas simply paint is easily overlooked. I personally would think it's easier to see something that is sticking 2 feet above the ground as opposed to something painted on the street. By the same logic stop signs aren't painted on the road where needed, but held up in the air.

    • Draginator FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      They have signs next to them just like they do in the US because it is illegal to park within so many feet of one, plus they are clearly marked on the ground. You have to be an idiot to miss it.

    • Rotwik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Also If you do park in some way that blocks them and an emergency is happening. The firetruck has full legal right to ram your car out of the way.

    • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      In the UK, they do paint the curb, just like the US does with red zones.
      They also paint the spot that covers the spot where they attach the hoses.
      Think of a metal cover that they lift open, then attach their hoses to.

      It's not a hard concept. Not everything has to be above ground to work. Some things work underground just fine, like power lines.

      Some places don't want their fire fighting hydrant above ground because of things like the risk of a big vehicle knocking it over, or a person bumping themselves into it. There's many other reasons, but I'm not stating them here because you won't care

  • Fionntastic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    The reason they don't do that in England is because it's never that fucking hot. 

    • isbelldl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      I just think it's funny that 85F is what Michael considers hot. He lives in TX now, anything below 95F should no longer be an issue.

    • sataness FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      We have the English kind of hydrants in Australia -- and it does get that hot here (actually, far hotter relatively frequently).

    • RedTheThinker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold My Little Corner

      7 months ago

      @isbelldl i think it just depends on personal tolerance. I live in the midwest where we get both extreme heat and cold, and I have friends that hate weather over 70 and others that hate weather under 50 because its "too hot" or "too cold". that being said the only reason i hate hot weather is I'm the palest red head on earth and look like a lobster for most of summer

  • Lethonai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That Brown Canadian

    7 months ago

    This animation style is so charming! Love the way this shit was executed. Props to the animator!

  • godzylla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    they cut off the block party bit. i wonder if that was an RTX exclusive?

  • REXXltm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crimson Rex

    7 months ago

    wtf they cut the part about the block party

  • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

    7 months ago

    In South Africa we basically have giant fucking taps for fire hydrants but if you open one of those you'll get arrested or fined.

    • RedRose84 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      You'll get in very big trouble for doing it in the US as well. It's definitely not legal.

    • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      The thing that Geoff was mentioning where you open the hydrant to "cool off", it's technically not legal. They only do that crap in the movies.
      With droughts happening all around the US, people would not tolerate that.
      If someone is using the hydrant to cool themselves off, the police would need to be called, and they'll send someone to shut it down. That's misuse of a firefighting tool.

  • trishachen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Incredible animation! Love the style.

  • twister666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    jailvision!!! best part!!!

  • Cotter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OneMorePelican

    7 months ago

    I love the fact that these animations do a really good job of keeping an ongoing visual/background gag running that works with what they're talking about while still being ridiculous enough to be funny.

  • eatmarth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    this is so good! I loved the honorable Lil' J presiding

  • MajoPeaches FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I'm a dragon.

    7 months ago

    "You just need a look out."

    Thanks Michael. 

  • Countryen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold German Geeky Fan

    7 months ago

    This is from 2013 - the conversation really deserved this animation :))

    I hope it's followed by the cereal conversation in helicopters :D

    Good job :))


    • NebL0rd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Man, now I'm gonna have to go watch the Action News LPs again. 

  • jayman211 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    they didn't have the best part when Michael and Geoff bring up hopscotch at the same time

  • BambiHasNoMom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bambi

    7 months ago

    This has got to be one of my favorite animation styles.

  • Phade860 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Took Over a Year to Edit

    7 months ago

    Love this animator, the lineless art is so cute >w<

  • astarcloud FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold not a nebula

    7 months ago

    Lil J cameos in these animations are priceless

  • Khronos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whisk(e)y Adept

    7 months ago

    LIL JUUUUUUDGE!!!

  • Fujy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nope

    7 months ago

    I particularly enjoyed the Ace Attorney scenes.