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Reacting to Buddy System Season 1, EP. 1 (R&L React)

November 25, 2020


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ZZZ on August 8, 2021 at 10:48 pm

Season 1 of Buddy System is my personal favorite of the 2. The story was good, and the music and videos were great. Kept me coming back for each new episode. I think you two may not realize how funny "intentional" moments actually are to the audience. That and "intentionally bad" comedy is hilarious and really resonates with a lot of viewers. It seems like sometimes you are assuming the audience is looking at the material in a way that we actually aren't. But the bottom line is, what you do is comedy- and it is super funny. It sticks out in a good way. As a regular viewer I wish you all would return to doing what you know, because it worked. It was funny. Last bit- the season of gmm that was broken up in segments was a good idea. Though Link has mentioned on Ear Biscuits that blaming the YouTube algorithm was a cop out, he is actually correct. That was the main issue with it. Not the concept or the content. If you watch fan compilation videos on YouTube, scenes from that season constantly pop up. It was so fun to squeeze as many comedy bits as possible. It made instant classic. Anyway, it may be interesting to take 1 episode of gmm a week for 1 season, and pack it full of separate segments like that. Not separate videos, just separate segments in the same video. Like the very popular gmm compilation videos on YouTube. Like the Friday episode. That may be an appealing reinterpretation of the concept. For all of the disappointment that season brought, there were many fans out there that love that season and consider it their favorite. It was so much fun. So much fun.

Erin ONeill on April 4, 2021 at 11:50 pm

I just upgraded to 3rd degree. Mostly for Lionel but also for the reacts. It's a bit of a bummer to know how much they didn't like this series because I have watched it multiple times. It just makes me laugh. I would love more sketch comedy bits from them. Of course I don't know the insider politics of it all but they really give their music, their skits, their blogs all short shrift.

Chi Sol on March 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

It's kinda sad they want to remake so many things. I guess that's how creators will feel about their content. But I really liked Buddy system even better than season 2. Plus the music videos on season 1 are all great! Hope you make more series and even movies :)

Abbie Houston on January 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm


Johanna Inkiläinen on December 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

I really love Season 1! I feel like a lot of pending jokes and thoughts for a series came through that way and they lived a long time you guy's head so obviously, fans loved them too. Unlike season 2 when the whole thing was written in a shorter time. There were some good things but I just.... sorry... I didn't like season 2. At all. There were a few good moments but overall it was terrible. Season 1 was based on basically you both being dumb but friends, in your own way. You made good use of that lifelong relationship here. Everything here was magical unlike season 2... welp... Rhett being an a**hole and Link being a moron and then just trying to make them click in some way the whole time was painful to watch. There we some good moments in season 2 but after watching it, I was left feeling disappointed. Season 1 tho... I've watched that like 30 times and I still love it. ^^

Daria Akulova on December 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Buddy system is absolutely great and i rewatch it every once in a while when i go on a R&L deep dive. especially after i've had a busy month with no time to watch anything, i spend one entire weekend catchig up on all R&L content everywhere. but its never enough so i go back to buddy system and usually binge both seasons in one sitting.

also, So Dang Dark is one of your best songs! was sad i couldn't get it on my phone when it came out (i don't even remember why, mb it wasnt on apple music?), but we finally got spotify this year n my country, so the song lives on my mail playlist now lol

Wolf on December 14, 2020 at 9:59 pm

Season 1 will always be my favorite. Sure it had more advances with the production. But with more people on board it meant also less raw R&L charm that made season one so wonderful. Buddy System is basically what kicked me from being a casual into being a true fan (after some resistance since I hated it being on Red before I realized better)

Season 1 will always be better in my opinion. Production quality doesn’t equal a better product despite what they seem to think. S2 was amazing but S1 was more genuine, witty, and purely funny.

My dad who isn’t even a fan of R&L had been pulled into more episodes of S1 then S2. Again not to say it’s bad, It’s still better then anything else on YouTube, just thst S1 had a charm that S2 was lacking and I really with R&L would recognize this.

Spectra Shine on December 10, 2020 at 5:54 am

I am still obsessed with Buddy System. So Dang Dark is my theme song. I’ve been known to bust it out when my boyfriend and I go for walks at night. I also have a tendency to force guests to watch it when they come over. At least 4 of my friends love it now.

Jody Jorge on December 8, 2020 at 4:32 am

l LOVE Buddy System 1 and 2!! I really miss R&L’s musical performances... they are the best!

Ashleigh Dyer on December 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Buddy System season 1 is my absolute favourite. I think you guys did a great job for your first series ❤️

Alexis hemphill on December 1, 2020 at 4:12 am

my mythical quarterly item still hadn’t come in for the robe

Margaret aldridge on December 16, 2020 at 12:30 am

depending on the country you live in will depend on when you get it as each country quorenteens each package for a certain amount of time if its coming from a country that has many covid cases i live in Australia mine was quietened for a month befor it arrived

Micheal DeHart II on December 4, 2020 at 3:04 pm

many haven't, they should be shipping this week for those that are left

jacquelin Davis on November 30, 2020 at 8:55 am

I've always wondered what became of Buddy System? I tried to look online and found an old post on some tv site that said it was a shoe in for a third season. But, there wasn't a third season. Did the guys just get tired of doing it?

Krie Tuminello on November 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

Can you do a preview for The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek as if you were going to make a movie?

Margaret aldridge on December 16, 2020 at 12:32 am

or they could actually make it a movie 😀😀😀😀

Krie Tuminello on November 30, 2020 at 4:42 am

I love all of your content thank you for making me smile.

Joy Steinmiller on November 29, 2020 at 4:36 am

I loved both seasons of Buddy System. The first season actually came out shortly after I started following GMM. Also, So Dang Dark, one of my favorite songs from BOTH seasons.

Charlotte Newling on November 29, 2020 at 8:53 am

Loved this so much! Please do more commentary, especially with season 2! I remember watching both seasons of Buddy System in one day. Loved it all! 💙

Ben Sloma on November 29, 2020 at 12:45 am

loved it! will you do the rest of the show this way? would love a commentary

Donna Samudio (DonnaYWT) on November 28, 2020 at 11:37 am

I remember going back and watching the So Dang Dark video a bunch of times. It's one of the best music tracks y'all have done, I think.

Guru Shabd Khalsa on November 28, 2020 at 3:25 pm

I love this!!! buddy system was great, I’d watch them react to the whole series, but especially the second season!!!

Dianna L Gay on November 29, 2020 at 5:57 am

Another vote for a full commentary!

Hala Almaymoni on November 28, 2020 at 8:44 am


Holly on November 28, 2020 at 2:55 pm

I loooove “so dang dark”. it was so good! listen y’all, I know it’s easy to watch stuff back and pick it apart, but Season one of Buddy System was really cool to watch as a fan. The references aren’t as cringey as you believe them to be. It made sense.

Jennifer Rudolph on November 28, 2020 at 6:37 am

So Dang Dark is my favorite Rhett and Link song, followed closely by My OCD, Sleep Tight, Pour Some Coffee On Me, BFF and I’m on Vacation.

Somer Flowers on November 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm

I love getting to see you guys react to these! Buddy System is still watched and loved in our house! Thats something we all will agree to watch as a family. ❤️❤️

Emelyn Rivas on November 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Season 2 is my favorite but Season 1s songs are just SO GOOD

Amy Carter on November 28, 2020 at 2:09 am

The song in the first episode of BS is my absolute favorite!!

Erica Darnell on November 28, 2020 at 12:25 am

It...it’s bad to laugh at your own jokes? Well, dang. Whoops...😂
I love Buddy System. I especially like how the intro animation looks like it could’ve come straight outta The Electric Company or something. I like the songs too, so much! I think my favorite from season 1 is the Exercise Bike song. I even created a Gorillaz playlist on Spotify and called it Gorillagy⚡️ because of that song. Plus, the late 60s/early 70s aesthetic in the video is just gorgeous. It’s funny how much of y’all has ended up seeping into so many little areas of my life. 🥰

Charles Hall on November 27, 2020 at 10:27 am

So Dang Dark is one of mine and my family's favorite songs. We loved when you performed at the live show. If you ever do another tour please include more songs from Buddy System!

Natalie Carrier on November 27, 2020 at 7:30 am

Season 1 was my favorite - (I still sing So Dang Dark and My Exercise Bike randomly.) I love this idea, I want a react for the entire season.

Erica Darnell on November 28, 2020 at 12:09 am

Oh my gosh, I love the Exercise Bike song, too! It’s one of my favorites! My son loves Power Nap. 😂

Stephanie Cunningham on November 27, 2020 at 5:48 am

I was still a new Mythical Beast when Season 1 came out. I was watching GMM and More and listening to all the old Ear Biscuits, but I hadn't really paid attention to any of the music. When "So Dang Dark" started I was legit stunned at how good it was. I listened to the soundtrack over and over for weeks. Season 2 was really, really good...but Season 1 made me fall in love with Rhett and Link in a whole new way. Please do a React for all the episodes! This was super fun.

Carrie Simpson on November 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Love Buddy System 1 & 2. think Series one is actually my fave but its hard to choose. have watched both series 3 times coz its just fun and easy to watch.

Kyle Staples on November 30, 2020 at 2:17 pm

See I'm the opposite. I prefer Season 2 but I still enjoy Season 1 as well.

Jolanda on November 26, 2020 at 11:46 am

Im always so excited when I see a react video! And agree, both seasons are great, but season 1 will stay my favourite. Would love to see Rhett react to the episode without his beard 😂. And a react video to season 2, because current Rhett looks just like BS2 Rhett.

Katrina Conrad on November 25, 2020 at 7:52 pm

This is literally the first time I've watched buddy system. Where have I been lol

Jessica Mueller on November 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm

Of course you can always find things you would do differently when you look back on previous work, that's just the nature of growing as an artist, isn't it? But Buddy System 1 stands on it's own and was far and away the best thing you had done at that point. I remember loving every single second when it came out and eagerly awaiting each subsequent episode. And I still love the songs and music videos and am still sad there was never any merch. Where is my glow-in-the-dark 'So Dang Dark' hoodie? My 'People Without Wheel Are Buttholes' t-shirt and key chain? My 'Ride the Tuck For the Boba' boxer shorts? My 'Exercise Bike' tank top? My 'Power Nap' pajamas? My 'Brell Lyfe' tote bag? My Cinnamon Dusted Basketball?!?!?!😂
No, but for real, can we get Aimee herself on this maybe? I would still buy all of those things (maybe not the basketball).

Trinity Wheeler on November 25, 2020 at 7:09 pm

I really want them to react to "Sleep Tight" next! It's one of my favourite songs of theirs and not only is the video great and really creative but all my favourite R&L characters are in that video.

Ripley Morgan on November 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Here's hoping this continues . . .

Joseph C Siemann on November 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Agreed! I'd happily watch them watch them for hours!

Athena Olivarez on November 25, 2020 at 3:10 pm

I personally preferred season 1 of Buddy System. I loved the variety, the music videos and the different characters. So dang dark is one of my favorites. And then the making of BS Season 1, especially when Rhett shaves his beard.

Jacob Rosof on November 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

They should do season 2 because thy had already done the season 1 livestream. Enjoyed the react video!

Rennie-Mae Rangel on November 25, 2020 at 9:26 pm

Aw, I miss S1 of Buddy System. It was an amazing time to be in the fandom, and for a change, particularly so as an international Mythical Beast. I remember waking up at 4am each Wednesday (I think it was) just to watch the latest ep, and then I'd freak out about it with everyone else online. It was also the first time, I think, I'd experienced a totally different R&L creative endeavour, so it was even more magical to be around for.

I can't believe this was 4 years ago. What a time.

(Also, unpopular opinion probably, but I personally like S1 more than S2. That's not to say I don't enjoy S2 at all - but I think I enjoyed the humour in S1 a lot more. To be fair as well, I think the excitement surrounding S1 compared to S2 also plays a part in that nostalgia for me.)

Wolf on December 14, 2020 at 10:04 pm

S1 is by fav my favorite. It felt more like them. S2 was amazing but it felt much more like multiple people making the finish product. which is great for their point of view but as someone who likes pure, raw R&L it’s not as enjoyable overall to me. Season 1 felt like R&L truly making their own project from scratch and it’s humor was just more on the mark for me. S2 has production quality and nice stories but S1 made me have to pause from laughing so hard at times.

Adam Temple on November 26, 2020 at 6:58 am

I also agree. Season 2 was good, but season 1 was far better in my opinion.

Kelly Webster on November 26, 2020 at 3:12 am

I agree! they always say they think 2 is better but the first is my favorite by a long shot. particularly the music. I have played that music over and over!. power nap!

Abigayle Cosenze on November 25, 2020 at 1:08 pm

Yes this is the content I pay to see! Love the reacts. Also buddy system is the best. But I agree with Rhetts critiques.

MICHAEL DEVITO on November 25, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Anyone else gutted that they don't like buddy system as much as you do?

Just me?


Linda Kinney on November 25, 2020 at 8:53 pm

I really enjoyed watching Buddy System 1 & 2. Enjoyed all the music videos, too..

Heather L Hogan on November 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm

When they said Safest Way to Walk was probably one of our favorite episodes they were talking directly to me. I remember watching that one when it came out and it was the first time I ever laughed so hard I thought "I have to share this". Rhett's walk still makes me laugh out loud.

l love Buddy System. It brings up so many memories from 2016, which was very much a roller coaster of a year for me, but I had made a real-life friend from the fandom and we watched every episode together and bonded so tightly. Good memories.

Timothy Weldon on November 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm

I wish this app offered options to like posts and stuff

Mythical Society on November 25, 2020 at 12:26 pm

We love this suggestion! Have it down as something we'd like to include in a future app update :)

Timothy Weldon on November 25, 2020 at 8:27 pm

awesome thanks

Allison Young on November 25, 2020 at 11:52 am

So Dang Dark is one of my absolute favorite songs.

Timothy Weldon on November 25, 2020 at 7:57 pm


Elizabeth on November 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm

I do wish I was able to afford membership for this but I'm unfortunately unable to.