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This “Feature” Is the Funniest Way to Watch YouTube Videos

Dave LeClair 06-07-2016

YouTube is an absolute treasure trove of free entertainment The Most Disliked YouTube Videos of All Time (And Why You Hate Them) These are the most disliked YouTube videos of all time, and we explain why people hate them so much. Read More . It’s a place where anyone can create content 10 Most Popular YouTube Videos You Can Make Today If you want to start a YouTube channel today, these are the most popular types of video you can make. Read More that’s meant to make us laugh, cry, smile, and feel every other emotion you can fathom.

But one of the most entertaining and hilarious things on YouTube isn’t meant to be funny at all — it was intended to be a useful feature for the hearing impaired How to Create & Burn Your Own Video Subtitles for Free Here we cover how to create and sync your own "soft" subtitles for any video, and how to burn those subtitles directly into any video to create "hard" subtitles. Read More . Somewhere along the way, though, things went sideways and Google created something else.

I’m talking, of course, about Google’s auto-generated captioning. Most YouTube videos with speech have a little CC button. Click it when you’re watching something that has the option, kick back, and get ready to take in an absolutely joyous experience.


For some videos, there are captions built in. If this is the case, click the gear icon, then subtitles, then change it to Auto-Generated.

Try it on the following videos, which are a couple of my favorites with captioning. It tends to be funnier on videos where the person is speaking quickly or with an accent. (Warning: Some are NSFW!)

This one is kind of cheating as PewDiePie We Watched Scare PewDiePie So You Don't Have To Are these YouTube Red Originals worth the price tag? We watched the first batch so, well, you don't have to. Here's what we thought... Read More is unintelligible by anyone or anything.

A classic!

It’s just a movie trailer… how funny can it be.

Have any funny videos you’d recommend with YouTube’s auto generated captions? Share in the comments!

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  1. Ray B.
    January 19, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Yea, that's how I want to waist my time! Really?