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Velma Pitch Meeting

  • Published on Feb 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
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    HBO Max decided to dive into the adult animation arena with VELMA, the Scooby Doo spinoff from Mindy Kaling. Despite negative reviews from pretty much everyone, the show seems to be the talk of the Internet. Or maybe that’s because of them…
    Velma definitely raises some questions. Like where’s Scooby Doo in the Scooby Doo show? Why is every single character just a completely different person than the character they’re based on? Why is everyone so mean? Why does everyone love Velma? Why are they trying so hard to be snarky and meta?
    To answer all these questions, check out the pitch meeting that led to Velma.
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Comments • 10 369

  • Kerning
    Kerning Month ago +22153

    Watching a pitch meeting instead of the product being pitched is TIGHT!

    • skarpethinn
      skarpethinn Day ago

      The 4'56'' of this Pitch Meeting is the ONLY "Velma" i will EVER be watching!! That, and the 7'29" "Honest Trailer" for it!! 😁

    • jfrsnjhnsn
      jfrsnjhnsn 2 days ago

      Definitely in this case

    • Daymaster1
      Daymaster1 9 days ago

      It's super easy, barely an inconvenience.

    • Branko Miskov
      Branko Miskov 9 days ago

      Nice 👍 cool 😎 wow wow wow woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow it amazing 🤩

    • Improv
      Improv 10 days ago

      Wow, it's going to be hard to make fun of Velma if we only watch the Pitch Meeting for it.
      Actually, it'll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.

  • Bite Me
    Bite Me Month ago +2468

    The moral of this story: Don’t hate watch shows, cause then they’ll be more likely to continue.

    • Femaiden
      Femaiden 2 days ago

      meanwhile, the shows we love, get canceled. . .

    • Bite Me
      Bite Me 6 days ago

      @Boosh McFadden Well, let's hope hate watching won't greenlight season 3

    • Boosh McFadden
      Boosh McFadden 7 days ago +1

      Season 2 was already greenlit and paid for before season 1 aired.

    • AlphaOmega1237
      AlphaOmega1237 10 days ago

      Season 2 was gonna happen regardless.
      However, if someone subbed to HBOMax specifically to hate watch Velma, that was a very foolish decision.

    • Seeking Origin
      Seeking Origin 12 days ago

      lol Velma had a pre-authorized number of episodes that were then deemed to be split across multiple seasons. season 2 wasn't authorized after publishing the first season. i only learned this about a week ago. it's okay to hate-watch.

  • Chaos.
    Chaos. Month ago +1013

    You breaking the fourth wall was genuinely more unexpected and funny than every attempt of it in Velma. Also I like how the guy getting pitched to doesn't even fully seem onboard.

    • Spiral
      Spiral 11 days ago +3

      I love how he stepped toward the camera😂

    • CorePathway
      CorePathway 15 days ago +5

      Ryan’s contempt for this show was super-obvious, barely any concealment.

    • Grim Ø
      Grim Ø Month ago +43

      Notice how this one didn't have the producer change anything or get all the way on the script writers back like usual. It's basically every bad decision from an overzealous "creative" director left unchecked.

  • James
    James Month ago +1675

    Mindy Kaling has done a good job showing everyone she has one note as a writer, literally all of her shows since the office have everyone being in love with her including this one

    • Raskolnikov
      Raskolnikov 3 days ago

      @Nateinthewild Dude no one cared about Ryan or Kelly..trust me no one

    • Raskolnikov
      Raskolnikov 3 days ago

      @JAE719 Dwight literally saved the show after Micheal left....

      ROBLOX VIDS 2 9 days ago

      Her and Ryan were the worst 2 main characters on the show, too.

    • CaliMeatWagon
      CaliMeatWagon 15 days ago

      @Grim Ø You are so superior. Just reading your comments made me rock hard.

  • Chuck Solutions
    Chuck Solutions Month ago +258

    Daphne was hot and sweet, Fred was cool, athletic and kind; Velma was smart and kind; and shaggy was goofy, lucky and … KIND!!!
    That’s what make the show great, they were all KIND!

    • stretchdude4
      stretchdude4 Day ago +1

      And Scooby-Doo was there

    • Chuck Solutions
      Chuck Solutions 9 days ago +3

      @Art HOW DID YOU KNOW?!?!🐶

    • Art
      Art 9 days ago +2

      Don't forget Scrappy doo, your favorite character

    • Mr ClassicMetal
      Mr ClassicMetal 14 days ago +6

      @Chuck Solutions Well, not anymore. They changed every character into a m 0 r 0 n. And if Scooby was in it they'd probably turn him into a sassy, non-binary chihuahua.

    • Chuck Solutions
      Chuck Solutions 16 days ago +1

      @2 Corinthians 4:7-11
      I’ve gone through and read your two comments twice and I agree that we are in a similar place to 1930’s Germany, however I think the multigenerational psyop and generational moral decay combined with multiculturalism will prevent the disgust reaction that occurred in Germany.

  • Hayden K
    Hayden K Month ago +800

    “Scooby doo isn’t in the scooby doo show?”
    This show got approved by what I assume are humans. Incredible

    • Leaona Jarrett
      Leaona Jarrett 13 days ago


    • Johner MacTavish
      Johner MacTavish Month ago +1

      CEO: Is it woke?
      Writer: Disgustingly so

    • 1984
      1984 Month ago +1

      It's like he said it's for the person who produced/came up with the concept. It's just a gross self insert vanity project.

    • nanO.bytez
      nanO.bytez Month ago +2

      ​@Overly Positive Fanboy You mean like Covid-19 worked out brilliantly if you happened to be looking forward to that inheritance but didn't know how to work patricide into your schedule?

  • 𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒔 𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒔

    For a show that generally attempted to fight against stereotypes, they did a great job of turning every character into pure stereotype.

    • रोज
      रोज 21 day ago

      ​@Justin Maxwell Dude got spit roasted by like 5 different comments - now what kind of meta irony is that?!

    • Erik Karlsson
      Erik Karlsson Month ago

      @Justin Maxwell u just made like 200 people try to convince YOU that YOUR type of humor is wrong, that’s kinda cool

    • Justin Maxwell
      Justin Maxwell Month ago +1

      I just have to thank y'all for the most giggles I've had in a long time! I'm nobody special, but you really made me feel quite smug and superior these past 500 comments. Don't worry, I'll get over it soon by myself, but thanks for the ego boost!

    • J_G
      J_G Month ago

      @john smith You’re joking, right... RIGHT?!?

  • Joseph Fitzgerald
    Joseph Fitzgerald Month ago +449

    Mindy Kahling (spelling?) made the show because she found Velma to be extremely relatable. She immediately changed everything about the character.

    • EllaRose
      EllaRose 18 hours ago

      “I’m making a show about Velma because I relate to her” *proceeds to make Velma the most unlikable character in existence and also nothing like Velma*

    • Blisterdude123
      Blisterdude123 16 days ago +9

      She loved to brag about how much she identified with Velma, and how Velma wasn't tied to her whiteness as a character...so she raceswapped her and mutated the character into the same, tired, boring, appalling self-insert Mindy always plays in every role she's ever had.
      Disclaimer: I don't object to raceswapping out of hand, but when Mindy out and out admits as above there wasn't really a reason to do it beyond an utterly superficial selfish choice because Mindy is that colour and Mindy is more important than Velma...why do it?

    • ThorsShadow
      ThorsShadow Month ago +10

      @R H Grimdark/corrupted Velma.

  • Rootiga Root
    Rootiga Root Month ago +327

    I love how he managed to fit in "actually it's gonna be super easy, barely an inconvenience"

    • Book of Worms
      Book of Worms Month ago +1

      Is it bad I spent most of the video wondering where it was going to be? Hah! But our man Ryan never disappoints

    • JoshSavage007
      JoshSavage007 Month ago +3

      Oh really?

    • Doctor Evil
      Doctor Evil Month ago +6

      Yes I was thinking this will a difficult one.

  • Eric Mailer
    Eric Mailer Month ago +209

    This pitch meeting was more entertaining that the actual show 🙂 It also has more viewers!

  • madmanga64
    madmanga64 Month ago +190

    I was laughing at the beginning of this video but it’s so spot on that I just got sad halfway through, Velma, modern entertainment in a nutshell, mock the source material, hate the fans, self insert then make all the characters love you
    This was a much needed video 😂

    • steve
      steve 6 days ago

      @Tom Battraw I'm not being any more ridiculous than your comments. When I said "over represented" the first time, that was clearly exaggerative for a point. Most media isn't over representing nonwhites just because they're in every show/movie. They would be if you no longer saw white people in anything at all.

    • Tom Battraw
      Tom Battraw 6 days ago

      @steve Don't be ridiculous. There are obviously reasons to choose one over another that aren't discrimination, such as capability, but deliberately seeking overrepresentation of minorities is blatant discrimination, just as much as deliberately selecting largely white people.

    • steve
      steve 6 days ago

      @Tom Battraw ​ Plus, you're just saying that choosing any character ever is automatically discriminating against the other options you didn't chose. You know there's no magic Christmas land of perfect choices right? If more people now want to choose a mix a character traits, so be it. Trends swing in all directions over time.

    • steve
      steve 6 days ago +1

      @Tom Battraw Is it bananas!?

  • Salad Chickfood
    Salad Chickfood Month ago +107

    I thought the pitch meetings were supposed to be over exaggerated. This one is too real

  • Dr. Shrimps Puerto Rico
    Dr. Shrimps Puerto Rico Month ago +11471

    Let's take a moment to appreciate Ryan's decision to watch this show.

  • Abram Francis Black
    Abram Francis Black Month ago +89

    Velma feels like a webcomic artist from 2005 time traveled here and is _absolutely convinced_ no one else has heard of referential meta humor before.

  • EvenKiel
    EvenKiel Month ago +199

    The part about the race swap had me lmao.
    Race shouldn't matter just the character
    so we're gonna bring it up all the time and make it a big deal
    I can really appreciate his ability to not seem as spiteful as others and providing valid concerns in the creation of these projects

    • Aaron Dumas
      Aaron Dumas 23 days ago

      ​@Francisco Ramirez Let's think about old TV and its shows...
      Maybe at the time of your parents or grandparents childhood people sat in front of their big-furniture-small-screen devices to watch to their shows in an almost color blunt - if not "black and white" - valved bubbled glass display with bad signal full of interference coming only from air antenas (which most of the time consisted in two alloy sticks "glued" to a wire attached into the ancient audio & video hardware - guess we aren't breaking any electronics rule calling that "hardware" - inside the same room where the TV was).
      The intro scene of "Blankman" with Damon Wayans where he and the other kid try to watch an episode of a classic Batman show depicts it partially for who needs a more explicit example (that shit happened a lot, boys)...
      People with less money used to watch to P&B TV until a much reccent present than most millenials can think. I myself lived a bit of the drama i'm trying to describe here, with my grand mother having an old P&B CRT in her living room to watch journal, cooking shows and local soap operas until some point in the mid of 90ies.
      Back at these days content producers needed to be very picky with their works. Even a white actor/actress could be just a stain on some screens since theres absolutelly no deffinition at the time, even if compared to what SD TVs was in the late 90ies. I remember to think the pop queen Madonna had took a bath with bleach cause saw her so white (skin and hair) than YT classic layout BG sometimes.
      Things got even worse with black people, and worser when they tried to put a black guy besides of a white guy in the same cut as happens in "MIB" or "Rush Hour" movies (and these are pretty reccent examples in a time where things was already working MUCH better).
      If you was running a movie with black people, light and makeup needed to be adjusted to that skin tone; Michael Jackson, that still had a dark toned skin when performed the "Moonwalker" movie, looked more white at the time due to movie production. Same goes fot whities as said in the Madonna case. Both usually turns to be a big mess and more costy work - Stallone's "Demolition Man"? Snipes looked a pit black shadow with yellow hair on most of his scenes first time i saw that (true to the villaneous character he was doing, but not so right or even intended for the ocasion).
      Enough examples and going back to our old favourites 70ies cartoons: were William Hanna e Joseph Barbera racists, so made so much cartoons full of light skinned characters and little to no representativitie of other human races scattered around the globe? Who am i to say it is or not; but as Stan Lee and CIA with Marvel Comics, Hannah-Barbera's looks just to be practical with the resourses they had at that time.
      As stated before, theres no such thing as "High Definition Resolution" even at master copies of big budget movies for theatrical exhibitions and, speaking about TV. when people even had colors at home, it looked blunt, flat, blurry and meshed.
      Mesh was a technique used until reccently BTW. Still present into pretty recent multimedia players and video game consoles as "Xbox 360" and "PlayStation 3", making them able to output the best image in the not so best displays available through the "interlaced" format - as in "480i", which consists of two frames formed by 240 vertical lines of pixels alternating to form a single 480 lines of vertical pixels image; same for "1080i", that even some latter PS2 games could nativelly achieve if supplied with the neccessary hardware, which is the meshing of 2 frames of about 640 lines interlacing to provide more smooth and defined frames.
      So, at some point in 69 - or before since things used to took more time to release back in the day - a genious came with this idea of a cartoon show starring a scared dog and his human friends solvind misteries in a kinda spooky theme environment (for the time).
      Did you realized that any of the original 5 members of the Scooby gang has a unique shape and "wears" contrast color? Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred are respectively brown, green, purple, orange and white. being, besides the dog, a "sloppy"(?) young guy, a "pretty girl", a shorty nerdish girl and an athletic guy. No repeating shapes and tones there other than human skins. That has to do with visual identity and easy recognition of the characters on screen, even if spectators was watching with that so common bad signal in their ol'blurry TVs.
      Today most of it could be easily forgot due to our tech being able to show every single fiber in the character cloth, like was done in the reccent "Scooby!" movie, where Shaggy comment about Blue Falcon "scales" in the hero's new suit (before he reveal that he is just the son of the original Falcon), but in a simpler times, this matters A LOT.
      But you should be screaming "you still babbling about anything other than all medling kinds in the show being depicted as white", right? Guess we already settled the floor for this now - and if you are smart enough, you already catch what will be said in the air at this point.
      People used to be white in these cartoons - "Scooby-Doo" show included - because the color spectrum that most displays were able to show back in the day was... TAN DAN DAHN! (dramatic pause)... limited! So they couldn't depict Daphne as a gorgeous dark toned model or even Fred as rough blackened football player without giving them a color too much similar as the one used on animal characters as Sooby itself or even Yogi Bear and other ones.
      Just think about the messy thing would be Shaggy, with all the "stoner" fame the character got in the bad mouths with time, depicted similar to the mascot of the series... THAT would be REALLY wrong!
      "But, uncle Aaron, it's clear that one is a dog and other a person"
      Maybe it's clear FOR US today, but don't forget about the bad signals full of interference in the less-than-SD displays as depicted in the baldy's movie i have mentioned before; old TV shows needed to stablish a few standards to not mess with its audience perception - due to VERY low resolutions too - and believe, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Everybody Hates Chris" after that was in another level if compared to a not so older show like "Diff'rent Strokes" when all of them are watched even in a late 90ies CRT (Arnold and Willis where so black than "Addam's Family"' Wednesday's dress in my memories of this show that i never would knew their face acting jokes if wasn't for streaming reprises we can do today with internet in HD displays), plus: Scooby could be the only pet in most episodes of his show, but theres others like the aforementioned Yogi Bear, Atom Ant or even Disney and WB cartoons with Mickey's troop and Bugs Bunny crew, where almost anthropomorfic animals runs their looney adventures, being them from all colors but the cream tone used in the few human-like characters present almost every time in these shows (with very little exceptions), but these humans where never colored with a different color like blue if not to depict something specific, like a monster or something.
      So that (all of that maybe) should explain "a little" for who spend the time talking about "whitey only shows" here and "social racism" there without ANY substance.

    • Okay ImSorry
      Okay ImSorry Month ago +1

      @Francisco Ramirez You make a valid point. It does work better there. It was a weak analogy. I also agree that it differentiates itself by being the Velma show, even granting that I still feel that the respect for the characters isn't there. Scooby Doo isn't there because whoever owns the rights didn't allow for the character of Scooby-Doo to be associated with this project. Also, in making "The Velma Show" they've offered a new take on Velma that isn't just inconsistent with the original Velma, it's completely different. The original Velma was stoic but intelligent. She was the one who came in at the end of the show and let us know who was actually guilty, which clues led to the conclusion, and the motive that led to the crime. The new Velma attempts to do the same thing, but lacks all the stoicism and clarity of mind that defined the character. Fred and Daphne have been reduced to parodies of rich and entitled white people, whether it's Fred the spoiled manlet or Daphne the drug dealing valley girl. Shaggy got race swapped too, because he's also supposed to be likable in the context of the show.
      The show doesn't try to remain consistent in any identifiable way. Not caring is fine, but irrelevant. I'm here to explain why I feel that they've taken something I appreciated, cared about, and learned from. The only reason I'm willing to argue on this with someone who doesn't care is that you may not care about this specific issue, but the mentality behind this situation predicts a future where nothing is sacred and eventually someone does touch on something that matters to you. Eventually this attitude will be applied to a piece of art that you consider sacred.

    • Francisco Ramirez
      Francisco Ramirez Month ago

      @Okay ImSorry I don't know if the Mona Lisa is the original or not but if you create a new one with a different race the one in the museum should remain like it is, youe comparison would work better if for example Scooby Doo Where are you? Becames lost media because Warner fully got rid of it, but then they released a new versión of the show with the characters gender swap.
      In Velma's case it is just the Velma show, SD WAY?, Mistery Inc, etc will remain the same, you can go watch them if they are available, I don't get why people act as if the present erased the past...

    • Okay ImSorry
      Okay ImSorry Month ago +3

      @Francisco Ramirez Again, "I don't care so it's not a problem" does not address the arguments people are making here. Not only that, but if you have no stake in the argument than your participation can only serve to frustrate those who do.
      The problem with your logic is built into what you're saying. If the characters and the show itself have no value to you, than you are the last person on earth (next to mindy kaling, apparently) who should play a role in defining the future of the show. Whether or not you may have appreciated parts of it here or there, its unlikely you have the respect or appreciation for the I.P, themes, and characters that the people who love it do.
      Another point on this issue is if we apply this to a different medium. I might think the Mona Lisa would be better if Mona Lisa was depicted as an asian woman, so why don't they just let me go into the louvre and clumsily alter the color of her skin? We can copy the original painting and have been able to do so for years. So if nothing is sacred about the original art, than why shouldn't anyone with a box of crayons be set loose on it? Does it matter if not everyone cares?

  • beastness501
    beastness501 Month ago +76

    So who’s the show for? “-me” I imagine this is exactly what went through Mindys mind when making this show. Dude hit the nail right on the head with that one

  • Mirukururun
    Mirukururun Month ago +1451

    "So, who's this show for?"
    "Well, I'll tell ya, sir. ME."
    Truly the Mindy Kaling pitch meeting of all time.

    • Han Rockabrand
      Han Rockabrand 27 days ago

      @lil chris tuten Next time, on Cooking with Hannibal: learn what it takes to make a perfect Gary Stew that will keep your guests guessing about the ingredients - and where their friend Gary went!

    • ChaDonkey
      ChaDonkey 27 days ago +1

      @Han Rockabrand You have the wisdom to write about you, you only have to be confident enough and truthful enough in your writing to get that wisdom.

    • Han Rockabrand
      Han Rockabrand 27 days ago +1

      @ChaDonkey Good point. But who among us has the wisdom to be realistic while representing ourselves to others? Makeup, clothing, social media... Entire industries have developed around the pursuit of lying about ourselves.

    • ChaDonkey
      ChaDonkey 27 days ago +1

      ​@Han Rockabrand nope, if you write yourself realistically then you may make something interesting. Unless you claim to be absolutely perfect with no flaws.

    • PicThis
      PicThis Month ago

      @chaosmastermind I really didn’t know. Thank you for the clarification.

  • HeiKira
    HeiKira Month ago +57

    I really felt Producer Guy's appreciation for their audience when he broke the 4th wall.
    Appreciating your audience is tight!

  • Jim Eagle
    Jim Eagle Month ago +2504

    The fact that Ryan actually subjected himself to watching the Velma in order to do a pitch meeting shows the dedication of his work.

    • Anoneemus Noename
      Anoneemus Noename 21 day ago

      @aerozub Ppl are stupid if they are hate-watching this on the actual streaming service or paying for it. Pirate this crap if you gotta see how bad it gets lol. I don't care about scooby doo enough to bother but i definitely pirate Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar movies now before paying to watch them in theaters or streaming or buying physical media.

    • Thatitalianlameguy
      Thatitalianlameguy Month ago

      @aerozub no the second season was already planned, they split the episodes into two to drive attention towards it. You believe it's successful because it already has a second season announced.

    • Thatitalianlameguy
      Thatitalianlameguy Month ago

      @armacham he mentioned the parents which few people do

    • Mallory Carpinski
      Mallory Carpinski Month ago

      @armacham That's what I was thinking. But also, relieved for him.

  • Apocalypse Tedium
    Apocalypse Tedium 24 days ago +10

    The scary thing is, there had to be some kind of actual pitch meeting to sell the concept of the show. And it probably wasn't too different from this.

  • Reid Bronson
    Reid Bronson Month ago +23

    Some time ago, I watched a video of yours. It was hilarious. After really enjoying it, I noticed you had few subscribers. I was surprised that someone as talented and funny as you had so few subscribers. Watching this video, I see now you're over a million subscribers. CONGRATULATIONS !!!
    I now realize that you must have just started your channel when I first watched your video. I'm really glad you've done so well. Your videos are wonderful. I'm sure everyone is happy for your well-deserved success.

  • Farah Ahmed
    Farah Ahmed Month ago +18

    i love the progression of the exec becoming more concerned than the writer throughout all your episodes 😂

  • Syed Ehtasham Hasan
    Syed Ehtasham Hasan Month ago +114

    "Have you of something called HATE WATCHING?"
    So true! This is the reason why so many bad shows and movies get a huge following. We are responsible for promoting bad content.

    • Herdi Ansyah
      Herdi Ansyah Month ago +4

      I think velma and she hulk had enough. We already know their scheme. So it's kinda dumb if we fell for multiple time

    • Gavin Jenkins
      Gavin Jenkins Month ago +3

      I've watched about as many minutes as the actual series in people dumping on it on youtube, but have not watched any portion of one episode.

    • YTY
      YTY Month ago +3

      @MST3Killa I don't know, ask we the people

    • MST3Killa
      MST3Killa Month ago +13

      What's this 'we' crap? I didn't spend one second watching the show.

  • Lioness
    Lioness Month ago +13

    "Hate Watching" has to be the most perverse and yet the most genius way to promote your product. I mean, it works so damn well! And not just with Velma, think of the whole "After", "50 Shades" and at some point even the "Twilight" franchises, they are super relevant because people love to hate on them! And the more people shit on them, more inclined other people are to watch so they can do the same!

    • Chinua Achebe
      Chinua Achebe Month ago

      This is so true. I watched Rings of Power and She Hulk just to rage about how shit they were

  • VariousMan
    VariousMan Month ago +3709

    Let's applaud this man for not only providing another quality video, but also sitting through Velma to do it.

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago

      @Mlw That's what I'm saying. It's why I said "in a vacuum". If this were a company or business I knew absolutely nothing about, and someone showed me work they've done for decades and the work they've done in recent years that was comparable to Hollywoods work, I would absolutely assume either the company was trying to fail, or that they have some of the least qualified people in existence in every important position in the company.
      The fact I know the former isn't true (they like money too much) and the latter is, at best, only somewhat true, leaves me without any possible explanation.

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago

      @Mlw While I fully agree it goes back that far, at least Twilight makes sense...I could wrap my head around how it would be a low-effort cash cow for the studios to rake in the adolescent girl dollars. Starting around 2015 is when decisions started making absolutely no sense in any metric.
      In a vacuum, if I didn't know anything about the industry and was shown the change in the type of product they started releasing around that time, I'd 100% have said they were looking to sabotage their studios and the industry in general, because that's the only thing that would make sense.
      It's like if a local bakery decided to start using salt instead of sugar in everything they made, there would only be one reason to do that; to ruin their name and drive people away. Maybe the IRS was about to seize control of their bakery and they wanted to ensure it was in bad a shape as possible prior to that, who knows, but the fact they were looking to drive people away would be obvious.
      That's been Hollywould in recent years.

    • Mlw
      Mlw Month ago

      @The Rotten💯 well actually I’ve actually been aware of the crap Hollywood has been turning out since like 08 w Twilight. That for me was the beginning of the end. Nothing nowadays is “amazing” (obviously there are outliers HOTD, most of GOT, BB just to name a few) but w most shows I set my expectations to nothing and when you do that nothing is truly terrible. Like w the Velma show I just finished it and it was fine I haven’t thought about it since. It “just was” if that makes sense

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago

      @Mlw You're absolutely right. Some of us have taste and minimal standards. If I'm being completely honest, I'm jealous in a way that you don't seem to. It would surely have made the last 5-10 years of the lowest common denominator garbage from Hollywood at least bearable if not enjoyable.
      I want to ask if there's a trick to it, but I realize you probably already think I'm patronizing and insincere.

  • ZyroDemon
    ZyroDemon Month ago +16

    Ryan George gets better comments on his skits then the whole Velma show

  • MamaMOB
    MamaMOB 24 days ago +4

    We love Ryan too!
    Velma got a second season because of the way that they order cartoons. Cartoons are ordered in batches of 20 something. This was an 11 episode season. They have stuff sitting there waiting. They already paid for it!

  • tombocai
    tombocai Month ago +7

    seeing this video made me wonder how the real pitch meeting for the show went, sometimes it's really hard to imagine how a team of people get to some decisions.

  • James Knight
    James Knight Month ago +12

    This pitch meeting has definitely prevented/saved me from watching the show, and for that I thank you.

  • Rude Dude
    Rude Dude Month ago +15

    Pitch Meeting is one of the few channels that makes videos that are watched by more people than are actually subscribed to the channel..and does it periodically. Ryan you're a freaking genius :)

    • Grim Ø
      Grim Ø Month ago +1

      That usually happens with bite sized content that you can easily rewatch and show to your friends and convince to watch since is so short and sweet. Plus, it being a former Screen Rant series helps.

  • Will Pyle
    Will Pyle Month ago +3577

    Funny how a lot more thought and passion was put into a 5 minute sketch than a multiple episode show.

    • Omega0850
      Omega0850 Month ago +2

      @Tone Rivera Considering that a lot more people agree with him that with you, i would say that his opinion is quite common, while you seem to be the special boy...

    • Views
      Views Month ago

      @Tone Rivera velma? Is that you?

    • alex paul
      alex paul Month ago

      the 5 minute sketch will make more money too

    • LegendStormcrow
      LegendStormcrow Month ago

      @Tone Rivera Other than Clip-Sharers getting ad revenue, none of us are getting paid to tell the truth. Velma is a self insert, and Fred went from the "woke" stereotype against white people to being a stereotypical woke white person.
      And Shaggy is still most of the negative black stereotypes, save "ebonics" and being abusive to women, and they race swapped him to black. Why not do it to Fred? Making Fred black wouldn't be racist (though I wouldn't do the Wesley Snipes blind thing) but they do that instead.

  • Chris Albert
    Chris Albert Month ago +6

    One of the great things about Pitch Meeting is that they know how to lay criticism on a production without sounding mean at all. Actually poking fun at the thought process that _should've_ happened among the producers and showrunners.

  • The Mitch Zone
    The Mitch Zone Month ago +34

    That _"So, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so"_ was the best part for me. I love this guy so much. I'm gonna be binging people's reactions of this. 🤣😭💀👏👏👏👏

    • The Mitch Zone
      The Mitch Zone Month ago +3

      *Fun Fact:* The number of "so's" in my original comment, are the exact amount of times Ryan said "so" at this particular moment in the video. I counted his "so's" by slowing down the video playback speed and replaying it a lot of times. He said "so" exactly 9 times in a row. _(Rhyme not intended)_
      I know nobody asked, but I gave it to you anyway... so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so here ya go!

  • kireta21
    kireta21 Month ago +3

    Problem with relying on hatewatching is, while on 1st episode you indeed get lots of people wanting to see if it's really that bad, once they realise show is as bad as they heard, there's no one around left to watch 2nd episode. And because you already declared success and did victory lap, you can't just sweep it under the rug.

  • AlexofAllTrades
    AlexofAllTrades Month ago +4

    I love how absolutely real you were when you thanked your audience!

  • M P
    M P Month ago +10

    “A new show based on a beloved IP? It should be near impossible to screw that up.”
    “Actually, it’ll be super easy. Barely an inconvenience.”

  • Kyle Wilki
    Kyle Wilki Month ago +1866

    When he apologized to the audience directly I lost it 😂 👍🏻

    • AnointedWolf
      AnointedWolf Month ago

      @The Lone Stick Figure you right

    • The Lone Stick Figure
      The Lone Stick Figure Month ago +2

      @AnointedWolf Technically the She-Hulk pitch meeting did that first

    • Captain Chrispy
      Captain Chrispy Month ago +8

      And before he apologized, I cried a little bit

    • AnointedWolf
      AnointedWolf Month ago +19

      Same, i think its the first pitch meeting where he broke character before the end card lol

    • Jerry Okazaki
      Jerry Okazaki Month ago +11

      And me too

  • Silver Gamer Player 2002

    The fact this has a lot of viewership over the Wednesday pitch meeting really says something

  • CrazyNachos 42
    CrazyNachos 42 Month ago +11

    This was so accurate I actually felt the same pain I would have felt watching the show!

  • John Selden
    John Selden Month ago +4

    In 5 minutes flat you roasted this thing better than anyone. Gotta hand it to you on this one.

  • Anil Benedict
    Anil Benedict 9 days ago

    I've watched this at least three times now and it's getting funnier with each viewing. No idea how that's possible but it's so good! 🤣

  • James D
    James D Month ago +2

    Is it just me or does the day get just a little brighter when you see a new pitch meeting upload?

  • RoCu
    RoCu Month ago +1123

    I’m speechless. Ryan actually bit the bullet and watched this dumpster fire in full for us. Respect.

    • MaGuffintop
      MaGuffintop Month ago +2

      Imdb 1.3 nuff said.

    • Adrian Chatman
      Adrian Chatman Month ago +4

      @James Knapp he's like The Incredible Hulk of TV and movie reviewers lol🤣

    • Adroit ws
      Adroit ws Month ago +2


    • James Knapp
      James Knapp Month ago +28

      The worse the show, the greater Ryan's Pitch Meeting

    • Chris Holloman
      Chris Holloman Month ago +19

      Not all heros wear capes

  • Levi White
    Levi White Month ago +5

    So, I have loved watching these for years, but when you broke the fourth wall to thank us for watching, I clicked like just because of how epic that was.

  • Actually Ted Kaczynski

    watched this channel right when they were blowing up the first time, they had like 10k subs when i watched the first videos. insane how consistent and well written they are. dude is just telling it how it is with quality comedy and it's great! great channel.

  • Somewhat Uninterested

    Ryan is hilarious, it’s been a minute since I’ve watched him, but I’m 100% gonna binge the videos I haven’t watched

  • ScoobyAddicts
    ScoobyAddicts Month ago +1

    I have watched this video so many times. It's so funny! And you really put things into perspective, making it all just seem so ridiculous! 🤘

  • Rhys Knight
    Rhys Knight Month ago +7

    "so so so so so so" was definitely a character break 🤣

  • Crisdean Mackinnon
    Crisdean Mackinnon Month ago +1670

    The show that brought the whole internet together, and shared their hatred for something they could all agree on.

    • Devin O
      Devin O Month ago +2

      Well it is the first time it brought people together in all agreeing this show is super racist so yes I would agree.

    • Elephant
      Elephant Month ago +1

      This was some atrocious 💩💩💩!!! 😳 I can’t even with the race shyte!!! And I’m black!! These writers and producers should be banned from Hollywood for a decade at least!!! Maybe for life!!! 😢

    • Irradiated Ice
      Irradiated Ice Month ago

      @Taybrook true, I don't understand how people can enjoy it but there are people like that

  • randy lahey
    randy lahey Month ago +2

    It is rare that I get so excited to watch a video and have it go that far past my expectations. Bravo good sir, absolute gold..

  • SI
    SI Month ago +1

    This guy never disappoints.

  • Foxheim Studos
    Foxheim Studos Month ago +5

    There’s more emotion displayed in the whole video the Mindy’s voice acting for Velma at any point.

  • STDynamite
    STDynamite Month ago +2

    This is next level meta. True meta. Like genuinely enjoyed this and all this guy's content I've seen but this is more than just comedy here. What a perfect outline of all the BS that goes on in Hollywood these days, It's been said before but this hits the nail right on the head

  • jypsumfantastic
    jypsumfantastic Month ago +2

    I love these videos but on this occasion I think seeing the actual pitch meeting would be even funnier

  • Blimbus Blombo
    Blimbus Blombo Month ago +1034

    Once again Ryan made something more entertaining than the actual show 😂

    • Blimbus Blombo
      Blimbus Blombo Month ago

      @justin justinb HAHA yeah yeah yeah!

    • Blimbus Blombo
      Blimbus Blombo Month ago

      @nosuchthing8 yes except for the two episodes released today.

    • nosuchthing8
      nosuchthing8 Month ago +1

      @Everett Johnson no that movie was amazing. I can't wait to watch it again.
      And in point of fact. Watched it with a friend that knows nothing about comics. She loved it

    • Everett Johnson
      Everett Johnson Month ago +1

      You should see his take on the Snyder cut 😂😂 that movie was barely watchable and all you'd need to understand it was his video

    • nosuchthing8
      nosuchthing8 Month ago +1

      Have you seen it

  • Alex Bowman
    Alex Bowman Month ago

    Wow.... This is way more entertaining than Velma could ever hope to be. I actually laughed while watching this.

  • Think for yourself
    Think for yourself Month ago

    I wish to thank you sir for watching all those horrible shows so we don't have to -- and making it funny. Velma is one I would never see but I enjoyed your critique of it immensely. Yours is one of the funniest channels on youtube.

  • Sean Beebe
    Sean Beebe Month ago +2

    BINGO! Spot on! This is the best pitch meeting I've watched which is saying something since the others are great. Keep this content up! :-)

  • Cat Skull
    Cat Skull Month ago +3

    I laughed more at this four min video than two entire episodes of Velma.

  • Michael Fields
    Michael Fields Month ago +7

    I'm crying because I just told my family that I may not live through the week. Thank you, Ryan George. Binge watching helps someone through their biggest nightmares. Never stop.

  • Pickleless
    Pickleless Month ago +1365

    The fact that Ryan encouraged us twice to watch a therapeutic video after this pitch meeting probably says a lot on his mental energy levels.

    • Dark_Eternal
      Dark_Eternal Month ago +4

      @Ok lol His recent "Avatar Pitch Meeting - Revisited!" video on this channel.
      Basically, pitch meetings every other week, and revisiting old pitch meetings (with commentary!) during the off weeks

    • KnuckleHunkybuck
      KnuckleHunkybuck Month ago +11

      Try watching enough episodes of Velma to write a comedy sketch about it and you'll understand why.

    • Kenneth N Webb
      Kenneth N Webb Month ago +2

      @Dusk Legend well after becoming a success through all that hard work ....I mean yeah...he has alot of content too....remember right after the Avengers trailer..they had him do a pitch meeting immediately....I swore he was predicting the future ...cause I saw the pitch meeting before the trailer...haha

    • Kenneth N Webb
      Kenneth N Webb Month ago +3

      @Ok lol the Avatar re pitch meeting

  • Jordan Roths
    Jordan Roths Month ago +1

    I sincerely doubt you'd ever do it, but I would LOVE to see a pitch meeting for The Pest.

  • offkeychris
    offkeychris Month ago +1

    You've really got this down to a T. Even the bit where the writers sit there with a blank piece of paper. To make it look like they know what there doing.

  • Dustin Congello
    Dustin Congello Month ago +3

    Pitch meeting is the best review channel there is.. I was so sick of the same old review routine. Someone just sitting there and talking about the movie over explaining every feeling they had about it....pitch meeting explains the movie in a unique way.and you can tell is he thinks it was good or bad by how sarcastic and how harsh the jokes are but always light hearted and funny.

  • Ebuka Obiezekpazu
    Ebuka Obiezekpazu Month ago

    So many funny parts in this episode but the funniest part for me is at 2:19 - 2:30 because it’s the absolute truth 😂😂😂😂😂

  • FritzTheCat
    FritzTheCat Month ago

    And yet, this still sounds more appealing than the actual show.

  • Michael Anderson
    Michael Anderson Month ago +842

    It was super wholesome seeing Ryan talking to us through Producer Guy, saying how much he appreciates us for watching. We appreciate you too, Ryan! Thanks for constantly making us laugh.

    • Paul
      Paul Month ago +2

      right before that, i was thinking "it really never works when people try to be meta in tv / film does it?" ... and then it did

    • Artists Aliens
      Artists Aliens Month ago +5

      So that is Ryan. I'm never sure which one of them is Ryan and which one is George.

    • SeventeenGhost
      SeventeenGhost Month ago +7

      The caking on the ice is in the ending when he tells us to go watch otters holding hands. That's something only someone who care about you would tell you to do.

    • Pscyon
      Pscyon Month ago +7

      Ryan going meta was tight! And yes, thanks for the countless laughs!

    • creepy koala
      creepy koala Month ago +20

      Wait that was Ryan!?
      I thought that was Producer Guy!

  • DFNS
    DFNS Month ago

    honestly how do Pitch Meetings just keep getting better

  • YouFoundBen
    YouFoundBen 18 days ago

    This is far funnier than any of the jokes in Velma

  • Ashton King
    Ashton King Month ago +1

    1:28 was the best execution of a 4th wall breaking meta joke I've ever witnessed 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Dan Clark
    Dan Clark Month ago +1

    Lmao, pretty good that he can take the meta joke that is flat with velma and then land it himself. Got an actual laugh from me

  • Richard Brunette
    Richard Brunette Month ago

    My love of Pitch Meetings was stronger than my desire to completely ignore this show

  • Jason Patterson
    Jason Patterson Month ago +2017

    "Sir, you can't be meta and wholesome, you've got to be meta and cynical! What are you doing?"
    Amazing line and perfect response to the entire premise of that style of show.

    • Jason Patterson
      Jason Patterson Month ago

      @Tone Rivera You're a special person. I hope you take your pills today. You know the rule: If you don't take your medication you don't get a banana sticker for the day!

    • Austin Trousdale
      Austin Trousdale Month ago +2

      @Tone Rivera Don’t care now, won’t care then. Apparently you didn’t get my comparison to Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.

    • Austin Trousdale
      Austin Trousdale Month ago +1

      @Tone Rivera Don’t care now, won’t care then. Apparently you didn’t get my joke.

    • Tone Rivera
      Tone Rivera Month ago

      It's wild how you think for others, without being able to demonstrate ability to think for yourself @Hunter Kirkland

  • Tranquil thoughts
    Tranquil thoughts 20 days ago +1

    Yes, some otter species hold hands when they sleep to avoid drifting away from each other. However, Otter are also little psychopaths that will attack you just for the crime of existing too close to them.

  • redKheld
    redKheld Month ago

    Holy crap, a meta joke that actually worked really well! lol

  • The Terbear
    The Terbear Month ago +1

    Never has a show been universally hated by everyone. And the producer guy broke the 4th wall. He knows.

  • binkyboy448
    binkyboy448 Month ago

    I love how the "super easy, barely an inconvenience" bit is part of the whole punchline.

  • Hunting
    Hunting Month ago +2

    Top notch as always. Love these videos so much.

  • joseph fuentes
    joseph fuentes Month ago +3175

    This is the most attention I want to give this show, good job.

    • RestfulOri
      RestfulOri Month ago

      @fishbot Thats just a waste of bandwidth and hard-drive space.

    • Keith Riley
      Keith Riley Month ago +1

      My thoughts EXACTLY.

    • Sarah Imperial
      Sarah Imperial Month ago

      @fishbot das what I meant bro. Free streaming bc I don't need it in my storage

    • fishbot
      fishbot Month ago +2

      @Sarah Imperial or OR! you could do something sneaky... like pirating the show 🏴‍☠️

    • Goraiders75
      Goraiders75 Month ago +1

      I concur

  • CKing
    CKing Month ago +2

    I still can't believe they made the main character insufferable and then another character that would give his organs for her. Reeeeally drives home the self insert

  • Deadest of Hats
    Deadest of Hats Month ago

    This is better than the entire season of Velma combined.

  • Bill W
    Bill W 21 day ago

    Actually, it's gonna be super easy, barely an inconvenience! I love that line!

  • Nick Georgopoulos
    Nick Georgopoulos Month ago +1

    Your love for your audience compels me to watch more of your stuff

  • Just some random anime fan 1

    I love how everyone can come together to universally hate on this show

  • Rodrigo Girão
    Rodrigo Girão Month ago +2088

    Velma is groundbreaking. In over five decades of Scooby-Doo cartoons, movies, comics, games, and other derivatives... I don't think any character was ever demeaned on the basis of its sex or race. Until now.

    • James Lazaridis
      James Lazaridis Month ago

      @maxcloud753 HBO: mindy you fired

    • Balmung
      Balmung Month ago

      @Wintermute You can't just say that and don't give the sauce

    • Cherry_demon💖🛼
      Cherry_demon💖🛼 Month ago

      Wowowwow wow

    • FilthyCasual
      FilthyCasual Month ago +8

      Pointing out or validly asking why a character's race was switched from their original is not demeaning or derogatory, especially when no one can deliver a valid answer. Velma's character is demeaned because of her abrasive and selfish personality, especially when you compare her to the original character. Taking a classic show with wholesome messages and values for our youth and transforming it into the god forsaken excrement that Hollywood's released from the inner depth of its bowels says a lot about how today's screenwriters feel our youth should think and act.

  • McIrish
    McIrish Month ago +1

    He hit on my favorite theory about the show. The theory being this was probably written as a completely original show that a group of executives looked at and were like “yeah no one will watch this, the only way we’ll get people to watch this is if we put it inside the skin of a well loved cartoon” and so they spun a wheel and landed on Mystery Inc, haphazardly mixed the original pitch with Mystery Inc and released this shit show of a product.

  • Jacks_arts
    Jacks_arts Month ago

    Thanks Ryan, I appreciate you making these videos for me, I owe you one.

  • Duross
    Duross Month ago

    This was a better watch then the whole first season, and I haven't even watched it.

  • Randy Micallef
    Randy Micallef Month ago

    Always good for a laugh. Keep on doing that thing you do.

  • Benjamin Priest
    Benjamin Priest Month ago

    This was the catharsis I needed after having read so much, eh, antithesis of love for a show I grew up watching on Saturday mornings. This show is the silver lining to every terrible big budget and/or big name Hollywood decision making.

  • Mys_Mistree
    Mys_Mistree Month ago +2138

    I was enjoying the satire a lot but then
    "Who is this show for?"
    "Well, me"
    I completely died. Loved this.

    • Matty Walters
      Matty Walters Month ago

      "So so so so so so so so whoooo is this show for?"
      I'm seeing visions of audiences zapping in his head and his mind is saying, "Nope, not that or that or that or that or that or that one." LOL.

    • BNuts
      BNuts Month ago +4

      "Who's this for?"
      "Mindy Kaling."
      "Who's this about?"
      "Mindy Kaling."
      "Who's this by?"
      "Mindy Kaling."
      "Wait... who're y--"
      "Mindy Kaling."
      "So aren't people going to be angry about the whole not being _Scooby Doo_ thing?"
      "Oh yeah, they're gonna hate-watch it, and it's not as if we're lying to them anyway."
      "Oh yeah? How's that?"
      "Because we're gonna put 'Mindy Kaling is Velma' in big letters on the promotional material."
      "Oh, gotcha."
      "And people are gonna watch this?"
      "Oh, a decent portion of them will check out before the pilot's cold open ends. A bunch more will drop it during the excessively long shower scene. But a bunch of Clip-Share people will force themselves to watch it to review it for others."
      "And that's our target audience?"
      "Well, yes and no."
      "Then why --"
      "Mindy Kaling."

    • im calling the police
      im calling the police Month ago

      @SpongeBob SquarePants ok

    • SpongeBob SquarePants
      SpongeBob SquarePants Month ago

      @Martin Gray ok...

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      SpongeBob SquarePants Month ago


  • 1ammemeking
    1ammemeking Month ago +1

    I actually unironically like this show, because it makes me roll around on the floor laughing every episode.

  • Asger Høyer
    Asger Høyer Month ago

    Love your comedy style Ryan :)

  • Day Zero Gaming
    Day Zero Gaming Month ago +1

    I like how Velma makes a meta joke about Romcomms, which pitch meetings then jokes about which the audience then jokes about, which then the aliens joke about how the funny 3d beings make bad jokes

  • mecra
    mecra Month ago +1

    I was waiting for this and the episode gave it all it needed.

  • Adrian Emanuel
    Adrian Emanuel Month ago +1

    A very well placed "Super easy, barely an inconvenience" for this one 😂👌🏿.

  • V E
    V E Month ago +1276

    Ryan is usually so neutral and doesn’t overly criticize anything, keeps it playful. So he gets huge props for not pulling any punches on this horrible, horrible show.

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks Month ago

      @Noway Later Yeah, the 2016 Ghostbusters movie showed that you can produce a turd of a movie, delete youtube comments that have valid critisism and then point to the misogynist comments you didn't delete and claim that all the haters are bigots. I wish they'd just spend that money on a better script instead...

    • Noway Later
      Noway Later Month ago

      @Korgan Rocks It's also their tactic to get out from criticism so they can blame it on -ist, -ism, -phobe, and bigotry.

    • Cen Ciende
      Cen Ciende Month ago +1

      Considering half of what he does videos for is good/great (the point is playful ribbing, nothing he does is cynical/toxic, though you can tell when he legit doesn't like something bad), I'd say he never pulls any punches.

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks Month ago +6

      @carsandsports123 Nah, it's just corporations trying to get woke points without actually putting any effort in, no need to make it sound more dramatic than that.

    • carsandsports123
      carsandsports123 Month ago +4

      @Kevin L Race swapping is just modern day *face. Just this way it's harder to criticize.

  • David D
    David D Month ago +1

    That was an exceptionally good use of a 4th wall break. 🤣

  • tealvampyre
    tealvampyre Month ago +1

    If a lot of people "hate watching" season one is what prompted them to do season 2, then we need to try "not watching" instead. That's what I did after the first episode. It was only meant to be someone's narcissistic passion project. They think hate is like, so by hating on what we loved as kids, they believe that we'll love what they love instead. These projects needed to have been shot down as pitch ideas. Not made in full. This is what happens when they don't appreciate the source material like Willow, Rings of Power, and soon The Witcher.

  • RandoTopical
    RandoTopical Month ago +4

    Ryan felt so bad making a Velma style joke that he had to immediately break character and apologize to us.