– Today we take jump rope to the extreme. – Let’s talk about that. (fun theme music) (fire blazing) – Good Mythical Summer! – Yes, welcome to our Summer
series where we’re gonna be bringing you episodes every
Monday and Wednesday from us and then a very special Friday
episode every week featuring a guest host that we know you’re
gonna love and give a nice warm mythical welcome to. – Mhm, because that enables us to work on Buddy System Season two
– Right. – For you. – Yes.
– Filming that over the Summer, Rhett. Today we’re gonna be testing the
– Thanks. – Limits, I will say, of
our jump roping skills. – Yeah. – And then maybe get injured,
maybe learn some stuff, – Hopefully. – Maybe put your whole life
in perspective as it relates to jump roping. – Right. But first we wanna let you
know about something that we bringing the mythical beasts
this fall and that is our Tour of Mythicality. In conjunction with the release
of Rhett and Link’s Book of Mythicality we’re going to be
going all across this great country, the United States
of America, and bringing you a show. – This is not like a book tour. – Yeah.
– This is not like, (blowing). – We’re not going to libraries
and bookstores and just signing the book. We’re going to theaters and
we are putting on a show. – Yeah, this might include music. I can guarantee it. – It might, it will. – This might include bringing
aspects of the Book of Mythicality to life in front
of your very eyes, I can guarantee it will. – Yes. – It might include magic. – It won’t. – Probably not. – Unless we learn some magic tricks between now and then.
– Yeah, we gotta work on that. – You can go to TourofMythicality.com
to see where we’re going but we’ll let you know right now. We’re gonna go to New York,
Austin, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles,
Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis,
Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta, and have a little homecoming
in Durham, North Cackalacky. – What? TourofMythicality.com. You’ll be able to order tickets soon. – Well, the tickets will go
on sale this Friday but if you’re a subscriber to the
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sign up for that newsletter and be one of the
first people to get access to the tickets. – Make sure you get those seats, people. – Okay, we ready to push some
jump roping to the extreme? – Let’s do it. – It’s time for Jumpman,
Jumpman, Jumpman, Them Tricks Really Somethin’
Uh Uh Uh, I Think I Need Some Rope Discussin’. – Okay, so Stevie is going
to describe jump rope moves. – Yeah.
– To us. – Which are a thing apparently. – That we are not privy to and
then we’re gonna each attempt them based on the steps she has given us. Then we’re gonna come back
to the desk and we’re gonna analyze each of our
jump rope performances. – Yeah. – And give each other a score. – Yeah. – After a few rounds we will
determine the jump rope king of the playground. Let’s do it. – To the Jump Rope Zone. The Jump Rope Zone comes
with its own wardrobe. – Yeah it does. Okay, now listen, before we
start the first round, can we just do some jump roping as a baseline? Because literally yesterday
was the first day that I ever jumped a rope successfully.
– What? How did you avoid this? – Well, I tried it and I
wasn’t good at it, so then I avoided it.
– Okay, warm up a little bit. (crew laughs) – I’m telling you I’m bad at jump rope.
– It doesn’t sound good over there. – Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Alright, I’m killin’ it. (rope whooshing)
(crew laughs) – What’s that noise? – That was when you go
around twice in one jump. – [Link] Are you kidding me? (crew laughs) – I’m ready. – [Stevie] Okay guys, this
first one’s called Heel to Toe and here we go.
– Heel to Toe. – [Stevie] Start by jumping
lightly without your rope. As you land, lift your toes
on your left foot up so your heel hits the floor. The next time you jump place
your left foot flat on the ground as you lift the
toes of your right foot when you land. Keep alternating. Get comfortable with the movement. Pick up your rope and continue the movement
jumping with the rope. (laughs) – Oh, my goodness. – That’s hard. – [Stevie] Once you think that
you’ve got it let me know. – (laughs) I’m already as
close as I’m gonna get. – [Stevie] Alright, Rhett? – That’s me. – I’m listening to your
rhythm, it’s not gonna help me. Okay. – Sounds good over there. (crew laughs) – Alright, I think that was it. – [Rhett] Alright, let’s
go check out the results. Oh, man. (laughs) – Okay. Off to a stellar start. Maybe we should look at yours first. – Oh, really? – (laughs) Yeah let’s take a
– Okay. – Look at what you did. – Yeah.
– Oh, man. Look at you. – [Rhett] Nice! – Dang, Rhett.
– Yeah, heel toe, heel toe!
– Heel toe. I’m rather intimidated. – Okay, let’s see what you got. – Oh.
Oh, yeah. (crew laughs) – [Rhett] Okay. (laughs)
Alright. You look happy. Your shorts look great. – [Link] I look so wide. – Yeah, I don’t see any heel
toe action but let’s look at the real thing.
– I was trying. Okay, there he is. First of all his outfit sucks. – [Rhett] He’s doing a little
skip-a-rooney that I’m missing but actually what I’m doing is
harder than what he’s doing. – [Link] (laughing) Yeah. – What I will give you though
is that there’s a one little kick in there that lines
up with what he does. – Yes.
– But you’re not actually ever hitting the heel, you’re
just doing a little kick. I’m gonna give you two points
for the kick and one point for the shorts. I’m giving you three points. – (laughs) Alright, I’ll take it. And you know what, I’m really
impressed with what you did. The things that are different
between you and that guy, I think yours were better. I’m giving you a solid eight. – Oh! Alright, let’s keep going. Okay. Not everybody has it. (crew laughs) – Yet. I’m about to have it. – [Stevie] Okay, are you ready? This is called Wounded Duck. – I did that last time. (crew laughs) – [Stevie] Start with
your feet in parallel. Begin jumping normally. On your next jump, turn you
knees and toes in towards each other, keeping your
heels apart as you land. On your next jump, turn your
knees and toes away from each other, bringing your heels
towards each other as you land. – I tell you, if it wasn’t
for the rope part I’d be good at this. – [Stevie] Keep alternating
back and forth between these two moves as you continue jumping. (crew laughs) – Okay, that was mine. – Oh, you already got it? – Yeah, I wounded that duck real fast. – Alright, here we go. (crew laughs) – It always sounds like a horse. – Or a wounded horse maybe? – Yeah. – Alright, I think that was it. It was in there. – Okay, let’s see. – Yeah. I’m really getting into the rhythm now. – Okay. – Or something. – Alright, let’s check mine out. Okay. – [Link] A little herky jerky there. – [Rhett] In and out. – [Link] In, out, – [Both] In, out. In, out. – There you go. – Okay, that’s pretty much what I did. Let’s see what you did. – Ooo.
– Okay. – [Link] A lot more in and a lot more out. – [Rhett] Yeah but you’re
kinda missing the point of the toes. You get the point of the
toes a couple of times. Okay. You look a lot happier than me. – Let’s see what the standard is here. – [Rhett] Okay, pretty much what I did. – [Link] Look at that ponytail. Well, neither one of us
have that working for us. Now, I’m just gonna say, you
know what, you’re pretty much doing what she’s doing. Your rhythm is a little
off if I’m gonna be picky. I’ll give you a seven. It’s still a decent effort. – [Rhett] Okay. I think you put a lot of effort into it. It’s a little bit of
an unnecessary crouch. – [Link] I just didn’t want the rope to hit me on the head.
– There’s an extra bounce in there but I think you make
up the difference with the wideness of your stance. You’re more wounded. – Yeah. – [Rhett] So, I’m gonna
give you a seven as well. (laughs) – Alright, we’ll tie up. – All you needed was a
little practice, Link. – I’m getting there. I’m improving. It’s happening right before your eyes. – [Stevie] How ’bout this next one? It’s called The Wrap. Begin by jumping normally. As the rope is coming over
your head, extend your right arm out straight. Keep your left arm across your
body and close to your chest. Use your left arm to guide the
rope so that it wraps around your right arm. – What? – [Stevie] Move both arms
across your body to the left. – What? – [Stevie] Swing them to unravel the rope. As soon as the rope has
cleared your arm, begin jumping again normally. – Okay. (crew laughs) Okay. I think I got the first part. – I know what I’m supposed to do. I got this. (crew laughs) – Okay. I don’t know what happened over there. – Oh, it’s ’cause I’m going backwards. – Arm goes out, this arm
comes in, comes around this. Unwrap it. – Here we go, here we go, yo. – Okay. – So what’s my jump rope, yo. – Here we go. – Got this. And for my dismount. Oh. (crew laughs) (crew applauds)
– Alright, let’s go see. – Woo. Wrap it up. – I’m pretty sure I did
not do that one correctly. – Well, let’s take a look. – [Rhett] I mean that’s not
even jump at that point. – [Link] Well, you are still
jumping and I will say that I think you and I were thinking
the exact same thing. – I mean it looks cool. I’d be cool on the playground. Okay, let’s see what you got. That’s basically what I had. Same thing.
– Ooo. Except my head’s bobbing more. – [Rhett] Basically we did… Oh, then you went to the other side. Okay. – [Link] Oh, I’mma make it look sexy. Yeah. Look at that jump rope. – But we basically did
the exact same thing. Oh, and you grabbed your hat. – Yeah, I lassoed my hat.
– How did you grab your hat? Okay, you get an extra point for that. – [Link] That’s cowboy moves, man. – [Rhett] Let’s see what she did. Oh, oh. – [Link] She did it a lot quicker. I don’t think she’s doing it right. – [Rhett] I think ours is significantly better.
– I think we were both doing it right. – I think I’m gonna give you
a seven but I’m gonna give you an extra point for grabbing the hat. You get an eight. – [Link] I’ll just give you
a seven ’cause your hat never let your head. – (laughs) Okay. Okay, Link. You’re proving to be
a formidable opponent. – [Stevie] Okay, guys. For this round I’m just gonna
give you the title of the move but I’m not gonna give you the
steps in order to complete it because you have to decide
what the move looks like. – That’ll be helpful. – But we’re still comparing
it to an actual thing. – [Stevie] True, yes. – Think that doesn’t give
me a distinct advantage. – [Stevie] This move is called The Kruger. – As in Freddy? – What did he do? He was like… – I’ve never watched a Freddy
Kruger movie, Rhett’s just told me about them. – He had sort of a motion that
he would do on the posters. But I don’t understand how
you would incorporate that into a jump. – Freddy made it scary
so he went backwards. – [Rhett] Can I hold that? – Oh, I’m better at this. Those are my claws. Sounds like you’re doing the
same thing as me, brother. – Okay. I’m getting some style points in there. You know what? I’ll give you a little side
action so you can see the arch in my back. (grunting) (hisses) – Oh. That was it. That’s all I got. – Yeah, I’m done. (crew laughs) Okay. – It’s anybody’s game at this point. – I’m very curious. – Wide open. Let’s see what you did. Your face looks very Kruger-ish. – [Rhett] I’m doing a little crouch. – [Link] Oh, I see that
you’ve got the claws comin’ out.
– Yeah, I’m holding on. That’s what I remember about Freddy. My face is cool. – See what you think about me. – [Rhett] Okay, going backwards. – [Link] Going backwards
’cause you know Freddy. – Oh, and you did that.
(crew laughs) Okay, you did that after. I don’t know how to count that. – Well you know once Freddy
jumps out of the ground to kill somebody then he’s like ah. – Okay.
– He doesn’t need a rope at that point. – Let’s see what she does. She’s going forwards. Okay, it’s all in the legs. – [Link] Good gracious. – [Rhett] Oh, does Kruger do that? – [Link] Freddy got
nothin’ to do with this. Freddy about to jump out and kill her? – I mean we both lifted our knees. We both had instinct to lift
our knees but I gotta point out she is jump roping forwards. – Well she went the easy route. That’s her problem. – [Rhett] I’m gonna give you a
full extra two points for the post Kruger thing because
I think that that was a nice touch. For a total of five. – [Link] Well, in order to
win I would have to only give you one point but I don’t want
you to beat me by too much so I’mma give you two points. – That’s all I need to be Lord of the Ju– (laughing) Lord of the Jungle. – The jump rope jungle.
– Lord of the Jump Rope Jungle or King of the Playground. – Alright, we will see you on Wednesday. Thank you for liking,
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