Good Mythical Morning

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Good Mythical Morning
Good Mythical Morning Season 15 title card.png
Season fifteen title of Good Mythical Morning
GenreComedy
Talk show
Variety
Created by
  • Rhett McLaughlin
  • Link Neal
Written by
  • Kevin Kostelnik
  • Matt Carney
Directed byMorgan Locke
Presented byRhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
Starring
  • Rhett McLaughlin
  • Link Neal
Theme music composerJeff Zeigler, Sarah Schimeneck
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons
  • 16 (regular)
  • 2 (Good Mythical Summer)
No. of episodes1622 (as of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Stevie Wynne Levine
Producer(s)
  • Stevie Wynne Levine
  • Chase Hilt
  • Davin Tjen
  • Chris Fancher
Production location(s)Burbank, California
Editor(s)
  • Matthew Dwyer
  • Casey Nimmer
Running time9-30 minutes
Production company(s)Mythical Entertainment
DistributorMythical Entertainment
Release
Original networkYouTube
Picture format16:9
First shown inUnited States
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2012 (2012-01-09) –
present
Chronology
Followed byGood Mythical More
Related showsLet's Talk About That
External links
Official website

Good Mythical Morning (also known as Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link and abbreviated as GMM) is an American comedy, talk and variety YouTube series created by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal. The show first aired on YouTube on January 9, 2012, and continues to be uploaded every weekday. As of January 2019, the show has fifteen regular seasons and two summer seasons, one being part of season 11 and one being a standalone season.[1][2][3] The YouTube channel has over 15 million subscribers and more than 5.6 billion total video views as of September 2019.[4]

The show has featured many celebrities and Internet personalities, including Daniel Radcliffe, Felix Kjellberg, Hank Green and Linkin Park.

History and premise[edit]

Rhett and Link aired the first episode of Good Mythical Morning on January 9, 2012, to their YouTube channel of the same name. The series' crew only consisted of one member during season 1,[5] but has since grown to have twenty-eight members, as a part of Mythical Entertainment. The show was originally going to be called Mega Cool Morning; later they felt it was not as cool as they originally thought it sounded and changed the name of the show to Good Mythical Morning.[6] Fan reactions to their behind-the-scenes crew led to the creation of the YouTube channel "Mythical", which focuses on the antics of their crew and other skits.[7] The show focuses on Rhett and Link as they tell stories, sing songs, do challenges, and more. On November 6, 2017, Good Mythical Morning became a YouTube Original series. Shortly after, they lost this partnership and reverted to their classic format.

Format[edit]

Good Mythical Morning is uploaded to YouTube every weekday morning, at approximately 6:00 AM Eastern Time. Each episode usually consists of Rhett and Link doing antics, playing food-related games, and answering often absurd questions.

On the 12th Season of GMM, from the 53rd episode, they followed the 4-episode-per-day format, where they upload 4 GMM episodes and make them public at the same time. In the regular 15-minute episodes they made it into 30 minutes of Good Mythical Morning. They continued the 4-episode format until the end of Season 12, as when the 13th season was launched, they reduced it to 3 episodes per day.

At the announcement of the 14th season, they cut off the 3-episode format and switched back to making only one episode per day, followed by their weekly Saturday morning show, Let's Talk About That (abbreviated to LTAT) hosted by their executive producer, Stevie Wynne Levine.

At the end of every episode, Rhett and Link spin the "Wheel of Mythicality", which can land on categories such as "6 Degrees of Bacon," "Winface," and "Gifticality." The contents of the wheel often change between seasons. Finally, Good Mythical More is the after-show for Good Mythical Morning, hosted on a separate channel, where Rhett and Link relax after an episode and talk about anything.[8]

Let's Talk About That (LTAT)[edit]

LTAT is a Saturday show that airs at 6:00 Eastern Time hosted by Stevie Wynne Levine. Before LTAT, they had a few other Friday morning shows, including Ear Biscuits (which is still airing), and Good Mythical Crew, continuing.

LTAT is a discussion of main show's episodes that week (hence the slogan, "the show about the show"). The show begins with a "rejected GMM food", which is usually a food that was not selected for a video that week for various reasons, but is saved for Rhett, Link, and Stevie to try during LTAT. Chef Josh often appears to describe the food. The show originally began with the "beverage of the week", where they drink an odd beverage and talk about how it tastes and then use a segue to transition to the LTAT's main topic.

Episodes[edit]

The third season of Good Mythical Morning introduced the "Taste Test" series which include episodes where the hosts guess the food in blindfolds, challenge themselves to eat something often spicy and disgusting, and compare a particular type of food across different brands. Some of the most popular videos from this series are the "Bug War Challenge", the "Ghost Pepper Challenge", the "Carolina Reaper Challenge" and the "Sriracha Challenge". The fifth season brought the "Will It" series, in which the hosts try and invent different varieties of a famous type of food with unusual and increasingly disgusting ingredients. The first episode of "Will It" was aired on May 5, 2014 on Cinco De Mayo titled "Will it Taco" where Rhett and Link tried tacos made of pine needles, baby shampoo, and congealed pork blood.

Many Internet and other personalities have appeared in the show. The Gregory Brothers starred in a season one episode. Chuck Testa starred in two season 2 episodes. The fifth season featured Taryn Southern, Craig Benzine ("WheezyWaiter") and Meghan Camarena ("Strawburry17"). Season 6 featured Hannah Hart, Daniel Radcliffe, Felix Kjellberg, Jamie Spafford and Barry Taylor from Sorted Food and Lilly Singh ("IISuperwomanII"). Season 7 featured Lady Antebellum, Rosanna Pansino, Kaelem, Lindsey Stirling, Joseph Garrett, Barry Taylor and Ben Ebbrell from Sorted Food, Mamrie Hart, Zach King, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Season 8 featured Smosh, Shay Mitchell, Grace Helbig, Chester See, Colleen Ballinger, Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson from Game Grumps, Steve Zaragoza and Lee Newton. Season 9 featured Jenn McAllister, Kevin Smith, Redfoo, Hank Green and Tony Hale. Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart also appeared in the tenth and eleventh season. The eleventh season featured Michael Stevens, Mayim Bialik, comedy duo Jake and Amir, Linkin Park, Jake Roper, Chachi Gonzales, Gabbie Hanna, Dan Avidan, Arin Hanson, Rosanna Pansino, iJustine, Hank Green and his brother John Green, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Pete Holmes and Becky Lynch.

Reception[edit]

The show has become very popular on YouTube, with the Good Mythical Morning channel having more than 15 million subscribers and over 5 billion video views as of April 2019. Each episode generally gains over 1 million views.[9] The show has also won Best Variety Series at the International Academy of Web Television Awards, Best Web Series at the Shorty Awards, Best Comedy Series and Best Non-Fiction Channel, Series or Show at the Streamy Awards, among many others.[10][11][12] The series was also featured in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with episodes of "Will It Tea,"[13] "Will It S'more,"[14] "Will It Hot Dog,"[15] and "Will It Hummus?"[16]

While the fan response to the series has been mostly positive, the relaunched format starting November 6, 2017, was met with a negative reaction from many fans. Several viewers criticized the new format, targeting the show for losing its charm, suddenly focusing on guest stars, and making the new episodes felt forced and rushed. Many fans also reacted negatively to the decision to split each episode into four parts. While the show addressed these complaints in a video response,[17] the number of views for newer episodes steadily declined in the following weeks, with only a handful of episodes surpassing one million views[citation needed]. Despite this, the show currently has retained over fifteen million subscribers to their YouTube channel.

In July 2018, the show reverted to the older format, and complaints by fans became much less pronounced.[18] The show once again regularly surpasses a million views per episode.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Good Mythical Morning". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. ^ "Good Mythical Morning: Series Info". thetvdb.com. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  3. ^ "List of Good Mythical Morning episodes", Wikipedia, 2019-01-07, retrieved 2019-01-08
  4. ^ "Good Mythical Morning - About". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  5. ^ Good Mythical Morning (2012-01-09), Extremely OCD Morning Routine, retrieved 2017-08-30
  6. ^ Good Mythical MORE (2016-05-02), Playing Wet Head (GAME), retrieved 2019-06-06
  7. ^ "This Is Mythical". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  8. ^ "Good Mythical MORE". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  9. ^ "Good Mythical Morning - Videos". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  10. ^ Good Mythical Morning, retrieved 2017-08-30
  11. ^ Spangler, Todd (2016-10-05). "Streamy Awards 2016: Full Winners List". Variety. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  12. ^ "Good Mythical Morning - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  13. ^ "Will it Tea with Jimmy Fallon".
  14. ^ "Will it S'more with Jimmy Fallon".
  15. ^ "Will it Hot Dog with Jimmy Fallon".
  16. ^ "Will It Hummus? with Jimmy Fallon".
  17. ^ ["A Candid Response to Your Comments" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dZxjSNp8rM]
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/goodmythicalmorning

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