Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Tucked Up - Buddy System Ep1

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MAN 1: I saw this shirt in SkyMall the other day

that was the length of a tucked-in shirt,

but it was untucked.

MAN 2: Yeah, I saw that. That's in the issue

with the beef jerky yoga mat on the cover, right?

MAN 1: Mm-hmm, yeah, you get the, uh, clean-cut look

of a tuck with the "let it all hang out" feel of an untuck.

MAN 2: I don't know. I'd just be concerned

about midriff exposure during reaching.

I don't like people having access to my soft parts.

Yeah, and I do a lot of reaching.

I can't go to a grocery store

without a-a lady stranger asking me

to get something off a shelf for her.

Well, you should start charging for that.

Rhett the Reacher, at your service.

WOMAN: And we're out.

All right, thanks, everybody.

Have a good weekend.

WOMAN: Guys, we're running behind.

This episode goes live in the morning.

Real life glasses.

You know, my dad tucks his shirt into his underwear.

-Really? -Yeah, he's done it for years.

I always thought it was ridiculous,

but then he sent me this article the other day

that said something like 80% of men

who tuck their shirts into their underwear

feel more confident.

Well, now I'm curious.

-Okay. -(slurping)

Your dad is a genius.

I feel like I've lost the ability

to understand what fear is.

What what is?

(sighs deeply)

Good mythical morning!

Thank you.

We got to do something that requires extreme confidence.

Double-blind, double high five?


-Yes! -Oh, yeah!

I'm gonna use the pencil sharpener.

It's always scared me.



I'm gonna start a sentence and not know where it's going.

Sometimes when I...

freshen my m...ocha,

I live a little!

-(laughs) -You did it!

What else can we do?

You could climb the pole.

♪ ♪

This is gonna be awesome.

I'm not a good pole climber.

I-I don't have pole-climbing arms.

I have napkin-dabbing arms.

Just get on the pole, I'll walk you through it.

Now, put your feet on there.

I'm scared.

Listen are you untucked or are you tucked?

All you got to do is pull with your arms

and hold with your legs.


-I'm doing it! -Okay.

Do that a whole lot more until you get to the top.



-That's it. Yep. -(grunting)

-Pull with my arms. -Keep it up.

Pull with my arms.

Hold with my legs.

Pull with my arms.

Hold with my legs.

Pull with my arms.

Hold with my legs.

I did it! I made it to the top!


This is amazing.

It's almost indescribable.

Well, describe it.

I see a glorious mountain range

with a giant football player peaking over the horizon.

And a woman

with corn, so much corn!

And there's another woman.

And she's handing a child to a half-man, half-tiger hybrid.

It's all so beautiful.

I want to be there!

You know, I think that might be a half-man, half-jaguar hybrid.

LINK: Oh, I think you're right.

♪ ♪

What else can we do?

I still feel tucked up.

Well, I feel like I finally got

the confidence to tell you something.


Remember that summer between third and fourth grade

you spent with your aunt?

-Yeah, worst summer of my life. -Worst summer of your life.

And you were back home by yourself,

-bored out of your mind. -Bored out of my mind.

-Walking in circles around your -Walking in circles around my

-room waiting for me to return. -room waiting for you to return.

Yeah, that's not true.

Well, what kind of shapes were you walking in?


I was at space camp.



-Was it--? -Phenomenal-- yes.

-Did you eat space ice cream? -Every day.

Even got it for breakfast sometimes.

-For breakfast? -On Tuesdays,

we got it for breakfast and breakfast dessert.

-Breakfast dessert? -Yes, it was literally

the best time of my life,

and I'm always thinking about it.

I just don't tell you about it,

because I don't want to upset you.

But now that I have told you,

I feel like I can finally give you


-Space wings. -Cadet Neal?

Welcome to the space camp family.

You finally earned your wings.

Oh, but I didn't go.

I'm kind of just doing this for me.

If you could go along with it, I'd appreciate it.

Okay, I think I'm ready.

In honor of your dedication to NASA's space program,

with this bold commitment to exploring the far reaches

of our galaxy and beyond, which is suffering significantly

thanks to cuts in federal funding and the increased

privatization of space travel by the likes of Elon Musk--

who despite dubious personality traits and a weird name,

does seem to be genuinely interested

in the pursuit of science--

despite all that,

I award you with this pin

that when placed on your lapel or

breast area

if there is no lapel,

officially makes you

a space camper.

-You crying? -Yeah.

-You want to get some boba? -Yes.

Well, it's a good thing we're tucked.

Well, I know it's a choking hazard,

but why do I need extreme confidence to get boba?

Well, we do if we're gonna take the shortcut through the alley.

Scary alley.

♪ ♪

Literally anything could be hiding in the dark.


♪ ♪

I'm not afraid of the dark

I'm afraid of what's in the dark

That I cannot see because it's so dang dark

So dang dark, so dang dark, so dang dark, so dang dark

There might be a ghost in the dark

That's pretty unlikely

But there definitely could be a slippery spot

And that's arguably even more frightening

There might be a sudden level change

Like an unexpected step down

Your foot is still up in the air

When your brain thought it be on the ground by now

There might be some fungus

♪ 'Cause they like it where it's dark and moist

Wait, are we talking about mushrooms? ♪

Athlete's foot, but you make a good point

Some mushrooms are deadly

And in the dark I might be fooled

But it's not like you'd have to eat it

But you know how much I love mushrooms

I'm not afraid of the dark, I'm afraid

Of what's in the dark that I cannot see

Because it's so dang dark, so dang dark

So dang dark, so dang dark, so dang dark

There could be two fractions in the dark

And they need to be added together

But I don't remember how to add fractions

And I don't have a calculator

There might be a jury summons

And it says you got to go in on your birthday

Gonna have to look at murder photos

While I'm trying to enjoy my ice cream cake

There could be a brand-new home

-♪ Congratulations ♪ -♪ But they started fracking

At the edge of my neighborhood

And now my home is depreciating

What if there's a blank canvas? ♪

Where do I even start? ♪

And is it even worth the risk? ♪

Who am I? ♪

Should I go back to law school

I'm not afraid of the dark

I'm afraid of what's in the dark

That I cannot see, because it's so dang dark

So dang dark, so dang dark, so dang dark, so dang dark. ♪

Maybe this isn't such a good idea.

But there's boba on the other side.

We got to ride the tuck.

Ride the tuck for the boba.


I think we should walk different.

-"Walk different"? -Yeah.

Like something's wrong with us so nobody messes with us.



-What was that? -A noise!

I think we should make noises, too.



Sounds like a cow.

(slow roar)

Sounds like a bear that's just coming out of hibernation.

-But that's scary, right? -No.

I think they're really vulnerable at that stage.

-(deep growling) -Oh, yeah.

That's nice.

-(growling) -(moaning)

Hot meal of...

Bath salts!


-(growling) -(moaning)

Freeze, tweakers!

We're not on drugs.

You got your shirts tucked in your underwear.

Uh, it was for confidence.

-Th-there was a study... -Put your hands up!


You're a space camper?

No... (stammers)

Actually, yes.

Yes, I am.

I said hands up!


Dude, all we wanted was some boba...

Come on, man, that's not how it works.

The current travels through the path of least resistance

between the two probes.

That means that you're on the outside of the circuit.

What you're experiencing now

is psychosomatic sympathy convulsions.

-Uh, you're right. -Wait.


And Link?


Oh, oh, oh, oh! I'm sorry, man.

I'm sorry. Ooh, let me get that out of you.

(all slurping)

You know I actually saw that article.

That study was paid for by an underwear company

that wanted free advertising every time people reached.

An unbiased follow-up study

found no link between tucking and confidence.


I didn't know you were in L.A., man.

Oh, yeah, I've been here, what, two months now.

I think graduation was the last time we saw each other.

-Yeah. -Actually,

I saw you at Crabtree Mall, uh,

back home a few Christmases ago.

-And you didn't say hello? -Well,

you seemed really in the zone with your Sbarro.

Plus, I mean, we'd just have had that conversation you have

when you see somebody from high school.

Hey, man. Hey.

How you doing? Good, good.

You seen anybody?

I've seen Trent. He's a gynecologist now.

Really? Yeah.

Makes sense.

(laughs) You're probably right.

That's the conversation we would've had.

Wait, Trent's a gynecologist now?

-Yeah. -Yeah.

Makes sense.

Hey, but you guys.

Oh, you guys are living the dream.

Making YouTube videos-- "Good mythical morning."

-Crazy. -(laughs)

You got something special, man.

Being able to work with your life-long best friend

and making videos

that millions of people watch every day.

Don't take that for granted, man.

-We won't. -Yeah.

Me, you know, I'm just doing this security thing

as my day job-- well, my night job.

But I moved to L.A. to pursue my true passion.

Magic, I do magic.

Magic, cool.

Oh, what kind of tricks?

Oh, no tricks.

Like, actual magic.

I mean, I do a traditional magic act.

But it's not an act. (chuckles)

It's real.

Most magicians

that people are familiar with, you know, they're all

slight of hand, they're just tricksters.

David Blaine's a trickster.

-Copperfield-- trickster. -Criss Angel?

Weirdo, but he is a magician.

You guys should just come see it.

I got a show tomorrow night.

-Okay, yeah, yeah. -Okay, I think I can make that.

All right, sweet.

I don't have my phone.

It probably came out when you were getting tased.

Oh, sorry.

I don't see it.

It's got to be around here somewhere.

Let me call it.

I mean, it's password-protected, right?

Of course.

I mean, it's not like there's somebody out there

who'd want to steal your phone

to hack into all of our social media accounts.

Or God forbid,

the thing that we poured our lives into

for the past five years.

The thing that we find our personal

self-worth and identity in

that we should probably see a counselor about?

The thing that if it was

taken from us would probably ruin our lives,

but make a great plot device.

Good mythical...

It's ringing.

(phone ringing)

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