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    The Puppies Go To The Beach
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    The Puppies Go To The Beach

    December 3, 2019


    (light cheerful music) – [Narrator] The service dogs in training from Doggy Do Good have a big day ahead of them. It’s beach day! The sun, the surf, and boundless distractions that could cause any of these dogs to flunk out of Service Dog School. This is Puppy Prep. ^(light cheerful music) None of the pups are more excited to smell that ocean air ^than eight-month-old Golden Retriever, Luke. He’s been hanging out by the beach since he was only a couple months old. ^His half-sister, Remmy, is also excited, maybe too excited. It’s all right for her to take a second and adjust to the new sights and smells, but when it comes time for work, Remmy’s going to need to focus. For these puppies, the first order of business at any new location is to sample the local grass. While they’re not supposed to chew on the foliage, it’s easy for the pups to sneak a bite when the trainers have their backs turned. And the trainers turn their back frequently. Having this many puppies around draws attention, and people are excited to learn about the service dogs. But Nelly and Remmy are taking this chance to mess around. (dogs barking) The dogs aren’t supposed to go on the sand after 10:00, and while special exception can be made for service animals, there’s no shortage of other activities by the ocean, like the playground. The playground offers a multitude of different surfaces, sounds, and experiences. All of this builds confidence, getting the puppies ready for anything. ^First one up, six-month-old Chocolate Lab, Benelli. Climbing on rocks and walking on sand may appear simple, but it’s actually building the puppy’s comfort on a variety of surfaces. Wherever Benelli goes, she needs to be focused not on where she’s standing but on what her owner may need. – Good girl. – [Narrator] After breezing through the different surfaces, it’s time for something that will really disorient her. – Good girl. – [Narrator] The slide. While Benelli’s future owners may never actually take her down a slide, it’s important she has confidence to handle all kinds of new experiences. At first, she’s nervous, but with some coaxing and the promise of treat… – Good girl! – [Narrator] …even a puppy like Benelli can find her courage. Now back on firm land, the trainer is sure to praise Benelli up, building a connection in the puppy’s mind between bravery and reward. Fresh off the excitement of the slide, Trainer Paul tosses his keys to ensure Benelli still knows it’s work time. – Good, get it. – [Narrator] And she happily does her job. – Benelli, great, get it. Benelli, get it. Good girl. – [Narrator] There’s still one more slide for Benelli to attempt. (dramatic drumbeats) The spiral slide. That is, if she can get up to it. With a bit of a running start… – Benelli, jump. – [Narrator] …she makes the leap. – Good girl. – [Narrator] Her lesson from the other slide has her excited to try this one. Having never seen them before five minutes ago, slides are now simple for the six-month-old Chocolate Lab. – Woo hoo hoo! Good girl!
    Good girl. – [Narrator] Back with the dogs in down stay, ^Karen tries to refocus Remmy. She tries to get the Golden to heel, and focus in, but the eight-month-old won’t settle down. This isn’t good. Remmy’s future owner will count on her, day in and day out. And, it looks like Remmy’s lack of focus is starting to spread. Luke, get back! Come on, Karen’s trying to focus on Remmy. Kaya, are you serious? Come on! – Kaya, no! – [Narrator] All three Goldens have the sillies now, even usually dependable Luke. Kaya has to refocus, and quick. It’s her turn to walk the playground. ^The eight-month-old enjoys jumping on different surfaces. – Good girl! Good girl. Come on, let’s go. – [Narrator] The straight slide. – Good girl! Good girl, Kaya! Good girl! – [Narrator] And when it’s time for the spiral slide, what was a tough jump for Benelli is an easy hop for Kaya. But, what goes up must come down, and Kaya’s confused how that’s supposed to happen. When Sandy, the owner of Doggie Do Good, leads the way, Kaya eventually figures it out. She’s immediately praised for her bravery. – Good girl! Good girl! – [Narrator] A second attempt down the slide… (laughs) Oh, look at you. Oh, no. Good try, Kaya.
    Good try. – Good girl. Good girl, Kaya. – [Narrator] But, what’s important is that Kaya’s conquered her fear, and admirably so. Back in the down stay, it looks like Remy has finally calmed… Oh. Relax, Remmy.
    It’s just a bird. All right.
    Good girl, Remmy. Thank goodness you’re finally starting to show some self-control, otherwise today could have been the day you failed at… Oh no. – [Trainer] Remmy! – [Narrator] Breaking from a down stay to this degree is a bad sign. With Karen working with Kaya, Paul has to leave the dogs to find where Remmy ran off. Even though they’re unsupervised, they don’t dare to break; no one wants the fate that’s about to befall Remmy. Lockdown. Remmy now has to think about what she’s done, and hope it doesn’t mean expulsion. ^Now, it’s Luke’s turn to take a lap around the playground. – Good boy. – [Narrator] His first challenge is the rocking horse. Karen is trying to get Luke to jump over it, in preparation for future awkward spaces. – Stay. – [Narrator] Luke is not having it. – Good boy.
    Jump over it. – [Narrator] He hasn’t had problems of bravery in the past, so this is a new issue. – Over it.
    Nope. Over it.
    Good boy, come on. – [Narrator] Eventually, our hero figures it out. – Good, good! Good boy! – [Narrator] And Karen is sure to reward his courage. – Good job! Good boy, let’s go! – [Narrator] If Luke shows the same hesitation on the slide, then… – Good boy! – [Narrator] …well, nevermind. – Good job, Luke! Good boy! – [Narrator] Looks like after only a couple attempts, he’s already a pro. – Good job!
    Good boy! – [Narrator] Good job, buddy. – Good job. – [Narrator] When Luke returns to down stay, he finds Deacon is still getting used to his harness. He’s not quite sure why he can’t flip all the way over on his back. Paul straightens him out, and it’s back to down stay. ^Okay, Remmy. ^You’ve had a tough day so far, so time to redeem yourself on the playground. First up is the rocking horse that Luke struggled with. – Come on.
    Good girl. Over it. – [Narrator] Just like with her half-brother, it’s a matter of confidence. – Let’s go. – [Narrator] And it suddenly looks like Remmy’s lost most of hers. The culprit? The pirate ship steering wheel. – Just need a second. – [Narrator] Notice how her tail is tucked between her legs? So do the trainers. They’re hyper-aware of the pup’s attitude, and this is a huge signal from Remmy. Karen gets down on Remmy’s level and starts feeding her treats. She pets her and praises her, trying to show Remmy she’s safe. Remmy then has to pass by the wheel several more times, ensuring the dog has confronted her fear. – [Karen] Good girl. – [Narrator] If Karen can get Remmy to sniff the wheel or be still next to it, that’s going to be a great indication that Remmy’s making progress. – Good girl! – [Narrator] Eventually, a sniff. – [Karen] Good job! – [Narrator] And after a few more laps, her tail starts to wag again. Remmy’s done extremely well, and with so much excitement already had on the playground, the slide can wait for another day. ^Back on the grass, the undeniable Mr. Pip ^finds himself in an embarrassing situation. – [Trainer] Mr. Pip. – [Narrator] Because he is by far the worst at down stay, Mr. Pip has to be tied up, to the other dogs. Luke seems confused why he has to babysit, but he doesn’t mind. It gives him something to watch as he snacks on the grass. – [Trainer] Luke, leave it. Luke, release. – [Narrator] Finally, some respect. Unbelievable. Chin up, Mr. Pip. You’re still a hero in our hearts. (Mr. Pip whines) ^Another hero from Doggie Do Good is recent graduate Sammy. Sammy transitioned to his forever family only five months ago, but his bond with handler Bryce has been immediate. Sammy helps Bryce with several diagnoses, including generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, inflammatory bowel disease, and bipolar disorder. One way Sammy aids Bryce is during Bryce’s regular blood draws. Before going into an appointment, Sammy gives Bryce hugs and pressure, helping to prepare the boy for the anxiety the needles cause. During the draws, Sammy gives Bryce constant pressure to help him feel more comfortable. Sammy knows Bryce isn’t in distress now, but the 18-month-old lab checks in constantly, making sure, if Bryce ever needs him, he’s there. While Bryce’s family had always had animals, at first, they weren’t sure about adding a service dog. The support that Sammy’s provided in only his first few months, however, has made it all worth it. Someday, the puppies in training will have similar bonds with their owners and be just as important to a family as Sammy is. Back with the student pups, it’s time for a long walk on the beach. ^Or at least next to it. ^Remmy’s had a big day, so trainer Paul takes this walk very slow. Whenever Remmy begins to pull away or move in a different direction, the trainer stops. This teaches Remmy to stay focused. During a heel, the puppies need to be paying attention to the handler constantly, not drifting away on their own line. – [Paul] Good girl. – [Narrator] Eventually, Remmy starts to do better. On the stairs, heel is even more difficult for these pups. Dogs want to be on even ground, and prefer bolting up and down steps. The people they’ll someday aid, however, may need help with stairs, so it’s important the puppies learn patience. To end her day, Paul works with Remmy on one of her special abilities: hug. As difficult as the day has been for the young Golden, it’s important to remember that someday she’ll be a huge comfort to a lucky family. It’s going to take work and patience, but it’s clear it’ll be worth it. – Release. Good. – [Narrator] Some dogs can become nervous on the pier, as the spaces between the uneven surfaces can be uncomfortable under their paws. ^Not our Mr. Pip, though. ^He even finds the time to get in some of his best down stay work to date. Good boy, Mr. Pip. As the day winds down, Paul begins ^to test a special skill with Kaya: steady. Steady allows people with mobility issues to put pressure on a dog, to sit down, stand up, or just regain their balance. It’s one of Deacon’s specialties, and might someday be Kaya’s as well. Knowing her eight-month-old joints are still developing, Paul puts only the lightest of pressure over her legs. Once she’s grown, she’ll be able to take much more weight, and may even wear a harness like Deacon. At the end of the day, some dogs took steps forward, while others, steps back. For all these puppies, though, it’s still too soon to tell who will flunk out, and who will graduate Puppy Prep. (light cheerful music)

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    PAW Patrol: Mission PAW (Sweetie’s Theme Song) | Nick Jr.

    November 6, 2019


    NARRATOR 1: Friday, March 24th– Ha, ha ha SINGER: (Singing)
    They call her Sweetie, she’s the pup with
    the sneakiest plan. A pie in her chopper,
    seems no one can stop her. After her! SINGER: (Singing) No one
    except the Paw Patrol can. She’s Sweetie. NARRATOR 1: Paw
    Patrol, mission paw, the brand new special,
    premiering Friday, March 24th on Nick. NARRATOR 2: You can
    watch more of Paw Patrol in the free Nick Jr. app.

    PAW Patrol’s Mighty Pups 🐾 Theme Song Music Video | Nick Jr.
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    PAW Patrol’s Mighty Pups 🐾 Theme Song Music Video | Nick Jr.

    November 6, 2019


    ♪ Mighty pups, mighty pups
    Are here to save the world ♪ ♪ Whenever they are needed
    When things are looking tough ♪ ♪ Ryder and the mighty pups
    Have the mighty stuff ♪ Chase! Skye! Rubble! Zuma! Everest! Rocky! Marshall! ♪ No job’s too big
    No pup’s too small ♪ ♪ Mighty pups, they’re on a roll ♪ ♪ So here we go mighty pups ♪ [music playing] ♪ Mighty Pups ♪ You can find more PAW Patrol
    weekday mornings on Nickelodeon, and everywhere you find Nick Jr.

    PAW Patrol: How to Make Marshall & Rubble Surprise Toys 🐶 | DIY Crafts | Nick Jr.
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    PAW Patrol: How to Make Marshall & Rubble Surprise Toys 🐶 | DIY Crafts | Nick Jr.

    November 4, 2019


    [music playing] [whistling] [music playing] [whistling] [barking] Water cannon! [spraying] Great work, Marshall! [music playing] [scratching] [bouncing] [electric whirring] [splashing] [music playing] What this road needs is a little TLR,
    Tender Loving Rubble! [laughing] Crane! Come on, come to Rubble! – Make a pile over there!
    – Roger, Ryder! [beeping] [crashing] Last one! Great work, Rubble! Now we can get on with the rescue! You can watch more Paw Patrol
    in the free Nick Jr. app.

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    PAW Patrol | ‘Sea Patrol: The Next Wave’ Official Trailer | Full Episode Sept. 8 on Nickelodeon

    October 4, 2019


    The Sea Patrol is diving back in! – Cannonball!
    – Cannonball! [splashing] For a whale of an adventure! Make that shark! [meowing] Everyone, get out of the water! Join them on a new underwater mission
    to save the beach! The shark is heading right for you! Sea Patrol, The Next Wave,
    an all new Paw Patrol event! Premièring Friday, September 8th,
    on Nick. You can watch more Paw Patrol
    in the free Nick Junior app.

    Cliff Diving Gymnast | Big Time at the Lake | Whitney & Blakely
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    Cliff Diving Gymnast | Big Time at the Lake | Whitney & Blakely

    September 1, 2019


    (men laughing) – [Dad] Oh, there’s a tug of war. – [Man] Grandpa’s t-shirt got wet. – [Woman] He doesn’t have a swimsuit on. Nice Blakeley! (dog barking) – [Whitney] Did you get the dog? – [Dad] Fire Whitty! – [Blakeley] I got Braxton’s head! – [Dad] Good job Lexi! – [Blakeley] I got Braxton’s head! – [Dad] Oh that’s hot
    water, that feels good. – [Woman] Give Houston it. – [Dad] Let’s see your best shot Blakers! – [Blakeley] Okay! One, two, three! I got Braxton! Load up. – [Man] Okay, you got
    to help her, Sterling, you have to help her. – [Blakeley] I hit Braxton! – [Dad] Nice shooting. Careful, he’s armed though. – [Man] Want to send them to the stairs? Okay, here they come. – [Woman] She’s so cute. (water splashing) – [Mom] Not right now, Blakeley. Oh my gosh, Sterling. – [Man] A little too much. – [Woman] Yes, it’s a really bad scratch. Alright, I’ll get you
    some in just a second. – [Braxton] It’s a water war! – [Woman] Show Daddy what you just did. – [Man] Are you ready? Whoa! Floating angel, floating angel. – [Blakeley] Ah, my butt’s slipping. (knocking) ♫ Do you want to build a snowman? ♫ Come on let’s go and play ♫ I think some company is overdue – Oh wait, sorry. – Start over. – I have the hiccups, I can’t. – I messed it up. – You ruined it. – Okay. (knocking) ♫ Do you want to build a snowman? ♫ Come on let’s go and play ♫ I think some company Ah, you keep on messing up, wait. It’s, it’s, do you want
    to build a snowman, come on let’s go and play. I never see you anymore. – Okay. (knocking) ♫ Do you want to build a snowman ♫ Come on let’s go and play ♫ I never see you anymore ♫ Come out the door ♫ It’s like you’ve gone away ♫ We used to be best buddies ♫ And now we’re not ♫ I wish you would tell me why ♫ Do you want to build a snowman ♫ It doesn’t have to build a snowman (knocking) – [Blakeley] Go away, Anna. ♫ Okay bye (knocking) ♫ Do you want to build a snowman ♫ Or ride our bikes around the halls ♫ I think some company is overdue ♫ I started talking to
    the pictures on the wall – [Girls] Hang in there, Joan. ♫ It gets a little lonely ♫ All these empty rooms ♫ Just watching the hours tick by (clicking) ♫ Do you want to build a snowman ♫ It doesn’t have to be a snowman – Oh my gosh, they’re getting stronger. – No, don’t touch me. (humming) (knocking) ♫ Elsa I know you’re in there – I forgot the rest. – [Dad] Ready?
    – Yes. (Whihtney screaming) – [Sterling] What’s it doing? Pull it back down! (Sterling screaming) – [Whitney] I got on it! Yes! (kids playing) – [Sterling] You can’t do it! Oh! – [Dad] Girl! That was cruel and I have it on tape. (water splashing) – [Dad] 8.7 – [Whitney] What? – [Dad] Good one. – [Sterling] Cannon ball! Cannon ball. – Ready?
    – Yeah. (water splashing) – [Whitney] I’m going to see how far I can go that way, in a dive. Ready? Two, three. (water splashing) – [Whitney] You always beat me. Ah, you kicked! – [Braxton] You’re just joking aren’t you? – You do it first! – [Dad] Then how am I going to video you? – [Whitney] Oh. – [Dad] I just want to shoot you jumping off a boat from here. – [Sterling] What’s the
    worst that could happen? – [Whitney] Can’t we jump off from here? – [Dad] When mom’s not here. – [Whitney] What? – [Sterling] So we can’t? – [Dad] You probably can, Sterl. – [Whitney] Why not me? – [Dad] Well let’s see if
    Sterling survives first. Alright, everyone away.
    – Go Sterling! – [Dad] So what you need to do. – [Sterling] Suddenly I’m
    not so sure about this. – [Dad] You want to get on this one. That’s the farthest from those docks. And then you climb over, and you stand with your heels in here and you hang on, and you stand there ’till
    you get the gumption to go and then you go. – On second thought, I’m
    just gonna head down there. – [Whitney] What, you’re a chicken! Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk! – [Sterling] I’d like to see you do it! – [Whitney] Daddy won’t let me. – He won’t?
    – No. – [Dad] Go ahead. – Really? – [Dad] I don’t think you’ll do it. – [Whitney] I will. What if I slip? – [Dad] You don’t want to slip. – [Sterling] Then you’ll die. – [Dad] But remember, I
    want you to do this one. The one that Braxton’s on. Braxton, get away form
    the one that you’re on. – [Whitney] That’s the
    closest to that boat. (mumbles) – [Whitney] I’m gonna slip. – [Dad] No, no, where you going? You gotta jump off of that thing. – Really?
    – Yeah. That’s the tough part. – [Sterling] That’s
    what makes it dangerous. – [Dad] And you should get probably a little closer to this because
    that’s more stable there. And then just make sure you
    get out there far enough. – [Whitney] How do you
    jump off of this thing? – [Dad] You just jump. Lean forward and jump. – [Whitney] I’m scared. – [Dad] Okay, you can come back. – [Whitney] I didn’t know
    we had to jump off of that. – [Dad] Yeah. – Why do we have to jump off of that? – [Dad] Because you can’t
    jump off anything else. – [Sterling] If Braxton
    does it and Whitney, then I’ll do it. Whitney, you’re bending it. – [Dad] It’s okay. Any famous last words? – [Sterling] Guys, watch this! – [Whitney] One. Countdown from five. – [Sterling] Five, four. – No, slowly! – [Dad] Five, four, three, two, one. Geronimo! (water splashing) She’s up! – That was awesome! Aw suckers, I was not a scaredy cat! – [Sterling] I’ll do it last. – [Dad] Quote her in the hospital. – [Braxton] Daddy I don’t know if I. – [Dad] You don’t have to, bud. – [Braxton] I don’t know
    if I’m good to go over. – [Dad] Want me to hold on to you while you get over? – [Sterling] I suggest you
    do that with both of us, dad. – [Dad] And it’s fine if you
    decide you don’t want to go. Make sure, Whitney’s gone. Whitney, get out of there. – [Whitney] I’m out of the water. – [Dad] You can bail if you want buddy or you can live forever in infamy. (boy screaming) (laughing) – [Braxton] I am doing that again! – [Sterling] Now I have to, don’t I? – [Dad] You have no choice, buddy. Yep, let’s wait ’till. Moving targets are gone. (laughing) – [Dad] Alright, here goes Sterling. – [Sterling] Alright, hold on. – [Dad] I got you. – [Mom] There’s no running. Let’s not jump up there. – [Dad] Okay, I’m gonna let go of you. – [Sterling] Okay. – [Braxton] Is he gonna go? – [Dad] There’s no shame in coming back. Well, a little shame. – [Braxton] Yeah! (water splashing) – [Whitney] My turn! – [Sterling] That was totally sick! – [Braxton] I know! – [Whitney] It’s awesome. – [Dad] Wait, wait ’till
    he gets on the dock before you start climbing. – [Sterling] Love you mommy! – [Whitney] Go faster! (mumbles) – [Whitney] It’s not
    higher than diving rock. – [Dad] Sometimes it is. – [Sterling] Depending
    on high the water is. – [Whitney] Right now it’s high. – [Dad] Make sure it’s clear. – [Whitney] It’s clear, I can see. – [Braxton] I can see. I kinda didn’t know what was happening. Kind of. – [Whitney] Cannon ball! – [Dad] Oh, bad idea. – [Whitney] Ow my foot! – [Braxton] Daddy, hold me. – [Dad] Wait, not ’till she’s clear. – [Braxton] Okay. – [Mom] That was like a belly flop. – [Whitney] It was a
    belly flop to my foot. – [Braxton] Belly foot. – [Sterling] Braxton,
    let’s show off those guys. You can do it! (cheering) (screaming) – Is he out?
    – Yeah. (screaming) (water splashing) – [Mom] I love you. – [Whitney] Did the sea-doo fall over? – [Dad] Yeah. – It did? – [Dad] It dumped its pilot and co-pilot. – [Man] Yeah. We had to bail out. Yes, no it didn’t go upside down because Daddy and I jumped off
    just at the last moment before it would have tipped. – [Whitney] Can you fall in with this? – [Dad] Yeah. – [Dad] You can fall on anything. – [Dad] Get off! (water splashing) – [Whitney] It’s slippery. I kicked a rock and
    now my foot’s bleeding! – [Dad] Stop kicking the rocks. – Ready?
    – Yep. (water splashing) – [Sterling] I can do that too! – [Man] Don’t hurt yourself. – [Sterling] I can do that too. – [Dad] Alright, touch your toes. (water splashing) – [Dad] Buddy, it’s up to you. (kids talking) – [Sterling] Come on, Braxton. – [Braxton] Okay, what should I do? – [Dad] Double flip! (laughing) How about a pencil dive? (water splashing) – [Man] Wow. Finally gave us a spin-around. – [Dad] Cut his line. – Can I do a flip? – [Dad] Yeah, two! – [Man] Ah, nice one Whitney! – It’s cold, hurry up. – [Dad] Alright, I’m ready. – [Whitney] Ready? – [Sterling] I’ll be right up, Dad! – [Whitney] Wait. – [Sterling] On my way up! Happy birthday, Braxton! – [Sterling] Incoming! – [Man] Death charge! (water splashing) – [Whitney] Cannon ball. – [Whitney] Ready? – [Sterling] Cannon ball. – [Dad] Yeah I’ve jumped off before. Ready, buddy, impress. Say something to me. – I’m going to do a death charge. And it’s my birthday celebration day. Here I go. (laughter) – [Whitney] That was a huge splash. I want to try a cannon ball. Or I’m gonna jump as
    far as I can in a ball. Oh my butt hurts! Ouch! (water splashing) – [Braxton] And the next
    we’ll salute, and back. (water splashing) – I’m freezing! – [Sterling] I’ll say nice
    things at your funeral! – Okay! See you in heaven. – [Braxton] You’re going to die. – Oh my God. (boat motor accelerating) – [Dad] Whoa! That was good! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Alright! (kids screaming) – [Whitney] He’s still on! He’s still on! He stayed on! He stayed on! – [Dad] Good grips buddy! (cheering) – It went all the way back. – [Braxton] I know! – [Dad] Here comes the rough! (ball bouncing) – [Dad] Uh oh. – [Whitney] Lexi’s mean! Did you see what Lexi did to Houston? – [Dad] Mmm hmm. Game over.
    – Hey dogs! – [Whitney] Doggies, look at me! Look at me! – [Dad] Oh yeah, get that ball. – [Whitney] Doggies, look what I’ve got! Look what I’ve got! – [Dad] Pass. – What?
    – Nothing. Chuck it over there. Uh oh, game over. – [Whitney] Get out of the
    bushes, out of the bushes. – [Dad] Run! – [Whitney] He’s going for the touchdown! – [Dad] Yeah there’s
    some older cheesy ones. – [Whitney] It’s like I saw
    one and the guy didn’t go, “I’m king of the world!” – [Dad] Then it wasn’t real. – I’m the king of the world! – [Dad] Your turn Whitty. Don’t fall of the front. – I’m the king of the world! – [Dad] Your turn Lexi. (laughter) – [Whitney] I’m king of the world! – [Dad] Blakeley, let me see your muscle. (laughter) – [Whitney] That looks like
    a pretty good (mumbles). – Good girl, good girl. Well done. Don’t worry about jet skis,
    they get out of your way. – [Woman] Go Whit! – [Dad] That was a 180! – [Whitney] Remember Mr. Basketball. – [Braxton] You didn’t want to name him Mr. Basketball though. – [Dad] Do you have to load that thing or is it already loaded? – [Man] That one’s ready
    to go, you just light it. (kids talking) – [Man] Yep, surprise! – [Sterling] I’m backing
    up an extra ten feet when he does it. – [Braxton] I’d go twenty. – [Girl] What is it? – [Girl] Firecrackers. – [Boy] Run! (firecrackers) (cheering) – [Boy] Boo-yah! – [Whitney] I think something bit me. – [Dad] Whoa! – [Sterling] And now, the grand finale! – [Dad] This is it, Pops, goodnight! (fireworks going off) (whistling) (cheering) (acoustic guitar)

    Brian Regan – Boo Sailboat – This Is Not Happening
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    Brian Regan – Boo Sailboat – This Is Not Happening

    August 17, 2019


    – Now they’re all booing. Now it’s unanimous. It’s the loudest thing
    I’d ever heard. It was… “Boo!
    Boo!”[percussive music]– [screaming][dark electronic music][crashing] [all screaming][screaming]– [growling][cheers and applause] – One of the best comics
    of all time– I’m super stoked
    he’s on the show– please give it up for
    Mr. Brian Regan, everybody. Let him hear it.[cheers and applause]– Years ago I was a campaign
    manager for a dog. [laughter] I’m not lying.
    I was a campaign manager for a dog.
    I’m not making this up. You guys know… remember Bud Light
    had Spuds MacKenzie? crowd: Yeah.
    – Yeah? Well, I wasn’t qualified
    to be his campaign manager, but I was the campaign manager
    for Alex the Dog from the Stroh’s beer
    commercials. Now, Stroh’s beer used to be one of the most popular beers
    in the country. And then I got involved. The Stroh’s ads,
    they would have– Alex would go get beers
    for his owner, and everybody loved the ad,
    so they thought, “Let’s capitalize on this. Let’s have him run for
    president of the United States.” So…yeah. So Alex can’t talk
    ’cause he’s a dog, so they thought, “Let’s get,
    like, a funny campaign manager,” and that’s where
    I failed miserably. [laughter] And what they would do is,
    they wanted us to go around to different cities,
    and we had to do, like, six, seven, eight events a day
    with this dog, and I had to do
    this campaign speech to get this dog elected. I’m not exaggerating
    when I say that every single one of these events was worse than any hell gig I’ve ever done before or since. And I had like, eight a day. We would have do radio stations. We wouldn’t bring Alex,
    ’cause he’s a dog… [laughter] And can’t talk. And we’d show up and they’d go,
    “Where’s Alex?” And I’m like, “Well,
    I don’t know if they told you, “but Alex is a dog. He ain’t got no vocal cords
    or nothing.” I don’t know if that’s true,
    but… [laughter] He can’t talk.
    And then– I said, “I’m Brian.
    I’m his campaign manager. I’m gonna do all the talking.” They go, “Oh!” I’m like, “Damn.” We go into the studio,
    and they would have a microphone on the floor, with a bowl of water, and they would say,
    “We were hoping we’d get him to bark
    into the microphone.” And I’m like, I gotta get
    a manager or something ’cause I’m getting upstaged
    by a dog that ain’t here. We would have to go malls,
    supermarkets, and I had to, like, try to get the dog
    elected, and… [laughs] I would say,
    “Man, he’s a great dog. “You really–
    look at him, man. “You should vote for him. He’s got great ideas.” And the handler for the dog
    would sometimes just say, “Alex needs a break,” and he’d just tug on his leash and he’d just leave for like,
    20 minutes to a half an hour. I needed a guy with a leash tugging on me,
    “Brian needs a break.” I was getting no breaks. So I would tell
    the Stroh’s people, “What do you want me to do
    while Alex is gone?” And they would say, “Well, just
    do the campaign speech anyway.” And I’m like,
    “There’s no dog here.” [laughter] They say, “Do it anyway.” So as people are walking by,
    I’d go, “Man, he’s a fantastic dog. You really got to hear
    his ideas.” People are looking, going, “What–what is this guy
    talking about? “There’s no dog. Somebody should get
    a straightjacket for this guy.” It was horrible.
    Every– I was having nightmares
    at night. I was literally
    having nightmares. I would wake up
    in the middle of the night go, “Aah! Aah!
    Oh…oh.” And then I didn’t know
    whether it was better to go back to sleep or to stay awake, because both of them were
    hell on Earth. It ended up–
    we were in Minneapolis. This is true. I get in the car in the morning
    and they said, “All right, here’s the deal,
    Brian. “You’re gonna bomb
    in the morning on the radio, “and then you’re gonna bomb
    at the supermarket, “then you’re gonna bomb
    on local TV, “then you’re gonna bomb
    at a pub, “and then tonight we’re going
    to an NHL hockey game. “It’s between
    the Minnesota North Stars against the Chicago Blackhawks.” And I said, “Great.
    So when we’re done, we get to, like,
    enjoy a hockey game?” And he said,
    “We’re not gonna be done. “You’re gonna go on center ice
    between second and third period, “and you’re gonna
    do the campaign speech to get this dog elected.” Now, at this point,
    we were in the car going about 60 miles an hour. If I’d been smart,
    I would have opened the door and just taken my chances
    with the roadside gravel. We get to the hockey arena
    that night. My heart is pounding.
    I’m from Miami, Florida. I’ve never been
    to a hockey match. I’d never seen ice. [laughter] I don’t want to do this. I don’t want anything to do
    with this. During second period,
    there’s a fight, an NHL fight. Gloves off, blood,
    teeth all over the place, and I’m thinking,
    “Wow, this is cool. I’ve never seen a hockey fight.” And then I went,
    “Wait. I have to follow
    a hockey fight.” [laughter] Buzzer ended. Stroh’s people came up and said,
    “We’re gonna do something “a little different, Brian. “What we’re gonna do is we’re
    gonna put Alex on the Zamboni, “and we’re gonna
    drive him around and just let him circle around
    the arena on the Zamboni.” I said, “Fantastic.
    So you don’t need me.” They said,
    “Oh, no. “You’re still going out
    there to center ice “to do the campaign speech, but we thought
    it would be nice if Alex”… [laughter] “Is circling you
    on the Zamboni.” I’m like, “Can’t you think of
    any more obstacles? “Why don’t we get an NHL guy to fire some slapshots at me?” So they get on the voice of God. “Ladies and gentlemen,
    please welcome from the Stroh’s beer
    commercials, Alex the Dog.” And the Zamboni comes out. Alex is, like, confused. [laughter] He’s sitting next to the driver. The crowd is going berserk. They just saw a hockey fight. Now they’re seeing a dog
    on a Zamboni. [laughter] They’re plenty entertained. They don’t need to see
    what is about to happen. [laughter] “And now please welcome
    the campaign manager: Brian Regan.” They don’t explain
    that I’m his campaign manager. They don’t say
    he’s running for president. There’s no context whatsoever. Just, “Please welcome
    the campaign manager: Brian Regan.” So I walk out. I’d never been on ice,
    so I don’t want to go fast. I’m just walking slow
    to 12,000 people going, “Who the hell is this guy?” I slowly walk out to center ice
    and I’m thinking, who–who am I? Wh–why am I–
    and I’m looking around, I’m seeing just Alex going by
    on the Zamboni. And I keep turning
    the opposite direction and I just keep seeing him. And I’m like,
    “What happened to me and my life “that I’m here now? What choices have I made
    to be here now?” 12,000 completely confused
    people. I’m not smart enough to reset
    and go, “Hey, he didn’t tell you Alex is running for pre”–
    I don’t say nothing. I just go, “Hey, how about
    that election, huh?” [laughter] 12,000,
    “Huh? What’s this guy talking about?” And I said, “You know,
    a lot of people think this election
    is going to the dogs.” [laughter] “We might as well vote for
    somebody who’s qualified.” People start booing. I start hearing this low,
    “Boo. Boo.” And I’m like,
    “What the hell is going on?” And I just keep turning around,
    and everywhere I look I just see round lips. “Boo. Boo.” I see Alex going by, “What the heck’s going on?” “Boo.” So I figure, “Well, maybe I’ll
    get them with the next joke. “Bush and Dukakis. “Dukakis, that sounds like
    something Alex might do in a bush.” [laughter] Now they’re all booing. [laughter] Now it’s unanimous. It’s the loudest thing
    I’d ever heard. It was louder
    than any jet engine. It was… “Boo! Boo!” And I–and I just–I thought,
    “Well, it’s not smart “to face the boos.
    I’ll turn around,” like over here it’s gonna be
    people throwing roses. [laughter] Over here, “Boo!” Everywhere, round lips. Kids, “Boo!” Little old ladies, “Boo!” The Zamboni driver was booing. [laughter] Alex was booing.
    “Boo!” So I’m thinking, “This ain’t
    doing nobody no good.” I said, “Well…
    you guys have been great!” [laughter] “I’m gonna get out of here. “I just wanted to come out
    and have a good time with you, so good day!” “Boo!” With all the circling,
    I couldn’t remember what direction I had come from,
    so I’m just walking going, “I don’t think
    this is the right way.” [laughter] “Boo!” And I see this guy
    with a security vest going… So I have to turn. “Boo! Boo!” And from the fight there were
    blood and teeth all over. I had to move–
    I didn’t want to go fast, ’cause I didn’t want this
    to be the end. And I look at the exit
    and it’s this little square rectangle and it looks like
    it’s a million miles away, and the closer I get,
    the smaller the rectangle gets. It’s, like,
    mathematically impossible. So I realized with the boos,
    I didn’t even need to walk. “Boo!” All I had to do was stop, and the force of the boos was push–it was like
    a boo sailboat. I just put my arms out. “Boo!” And it literally pushed me
    through the little hole, and the next day,
    Stroh’s filed for bankruptcy. [laughter] You guys are great, man.
    Thank you.