This is the greatest video essay of All Time




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    penguinz0penguinz08 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Very intense animated emotions. It's take a but to get used to but I like it.

      Samson5erb RocksSamson5erb Rocks3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Do more of these

      PetRock151PetRock1513 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Bro ur gatekeeping literally everyone knows what blockbuster is

      GuarrGuarr4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Not buying Netflix is just a big question on why they didnt get bought out and they could have changed things if they started the redbox

      kobra6660kobra66604 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I miss video rental stores...

      HentaiHistorianHentaiHistorian5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So many feels with this video. Blockbuster was my first job. And besides only making 5.15 an hour, it was by far my favorite job of all time. Rest easy my friend, you will always be in our hearts and our memories.

  • News flash, Redbox killed Blockbuster not Netflix

    TYL3RZ999TYL3RZ9992 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • i loved the animation collab

    Michelle RMichelle R3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I wouldn't mind if this became more of your channel

    the juiced goose manthe juiced goose man3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I live 30 minutes outside of bend T I M E T O G E T M E A G A M E A N D M O V I E

    SvinjaSvinja3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:41 GEEZ that's uh, that's some imagery for me...

    ᅲᅧᅮᅮᅣ쳐ᅵᄆBunniculaᅲᅧᅮᅮᅣ쳐ᅵᄆBunnicula4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Charlie grows an inch of hair every time he says "turbo" holy cow his hair is long

    SharkoticSharkotic4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Blockbuster? nah family home video my guy. Pretty much Blockbuster but all the DVDs are scratched and all the employees were shit, and the video games weree 10 generations late.

    Nerk DurgenNerk Durgen5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I didn’t need this information, but thanks anyways

    matatomatato5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Blockbuster should expand in africa or somewhere

    RixOnYoutubeRixOnYoutube5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I think the problem is in the late 90s the infrastructure wasn’t there for what Enron wanted, fiber is expensive to run...

    David RothDavid Roth5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought it was redbox that killed them I remember getting cardboard ads for dvds at a closing blockbuster when I was little ;-;

    ShinyRayquaza9ShinyRayquaza96 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Just want you to know, I really fucking enjoyed this video.

    SonnivateSonnivate6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • i had the same dream like two months ago

    Serpents TongueSerpents Tongue10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Haha nice

    Landen MejiaLanden Mejia11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Blockbuster was the king. How about Hollywood video though, another lost relic.

    Clifford ChaosClifford Chaos12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Its easier and faster to pirate a movie/game then go out of your house and rent one thats a factor too

    BlueSubaruBlueSubaru13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Netflix didn’t kill Blockbuster. The late fees bullshit did the trick

    CritiasCritias14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I think maybe Charlie doesn't know what happened to Enron hahaha

    Intelligence ParadigmIntelligence Paradigm15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • In all Seriousness, i would love more of these, semi serious interesting discussion type things. Keep it up man, and great video. :)

    sonic3zesonic3ze16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • You should talk about the failure of toys r us, it both made me happy and broke my heart.

    Parminder SinghParminder Singh19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Considering the current oversaturation of streaming services, platform exclusive content, and the rise in piracy because of that, do you think we could benefit from a revival of the video rental system? The closest thing that really exists is dvd collections in libraries, which are free, but often incomplete (series wise).

    Kirsty Bolomey-HumbleyKirsty Bolomey-Humbley20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • "They just dipped the tip of their dick in the water" Uh Cr1t, there are better ways to check your bath water, mate.

    Trollin4n00bzTrollin4n00bz20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Step 1. Go to Google Step 2. Search this keyword: 123moviesdailypro Step 3. Enjoy! Blockbuster When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending. Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong. Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money.

    Paul LPaul L22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • R.I.P. Blockbuster. It was because of you that my mom went and rented me Metal Gear Solid for the playstation. Since that time MGS has become my favorite franchise. Thank you, Blockbuster. 😞😌

    gh0stykinsgh0stykins23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • blockbuster was a huge part of my childhood, the smell alone is pretty rad

  • 7:12 "they partnered with Enron" OH! NO WONDER! XD

  • wow companyman is PG13 now, hmm wasn't expecting that

    CD PoulosCD Poulosวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bro I really dont want gamestop to go because I've had so many nice conversations at gamestop and I love physical games because I want to actually hold the games I buy.

    Orange JoeOrange Joeวันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Slowly getting thanos snapped away" Then it's not a snap

  • Netflix is trash

    Rene LópezRene Lópezวันที่ผ่านมา
  • That blockbuster is actually permanently closed according to google maps in Oregon

    Konnar WatsonKonnar Watsonวันที่ผ่านมา
    • It doesn't say that. It's open right now. It says "Hours: Closes soon: 9PM ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Wed"

  • U should do this animation more often

    Druscilla MorlanDruscilla Morlanวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember riding my 10 speed down to the Blockbuster to rent Alien 3. I was 13 years old.

    ( ͡°ᴥ ͡° ʋ) Marian.( ͡°ᴥ ͡° ʋ) Marian.วันที่ผ่านมา
  • At least Oregon got recognized for something

  • It didn't fail. Blockbuster was extremely successful.

    • But it could have ruled the world by now.

  • 6:02 Oh my God, it's Paul Finch..

    The JanitorThe Janitorวันที่ผ่านมา
  • When people give this video a dislike its cause they lost their jobs when blockbuster went bankrupt. Kind of sad

    Unknown PsycoUnknown Psycoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was an awesome video, Charlie. Please post more like these.

    John FiteJohn Fiteวันที่ผ่านมา
  • If only CBD was around then. It's the only thing Family Video sells now.

  • I unfortunately wasn't able to witness the downfall of Blockbuster cuz I was in Germany during that time (mum got stationed at an air base). The only thing we could rely on for movie rentals was Netflix, so, yeah. Hit me hard going back to the U.S. and finding out Blockbuster was dead thanks in part to Netflix lol.

  • When was the last time anyone has even SEEN a BlockBuster? The absolute last time I saw one was all the way back in 2004. Speaking of companies that were popular in the '90s and early 2000s, you ought to cover Sears, Toys R Us, Hollywood Home Video, and Circuit City next.

    HERP derpHERP derpวันที่ผ่านมา
  • You’re bald under that hat, aren’t you?

    FuckFuckmcgee69 Fuckfuckmcgee96FuckFuckmcgee69 Fuckfuckmcgee96วันที่ผ่านมา
    • you talking about faze banks ? he is

      Ryuugu KomachiRyuugu Komachi13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Blockbuster?! More like WALLERbuster!

  • *Company* *man* *wants* *to* *know* *your* *location*

    Excali BirBExcali BirBวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The only thing keeping that last blockbuster afloat is the hipsters who watch vhs in portland

    Edward YanesEdward Yanesวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Check out a podcast called Business Wars. They had a whole 6 episode series about Blockbuster vs. Netflix.

    Oluwatobi fadeyiOluwatobi fadeyiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember going to blockbuster when I was young. I still have sum blockbuster movies

    Official OldssoalOfficial Oldssoalวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh man... When did they have 1 store left? I thought it was 12... Now I'm sad.

    Lasky LabsLasky Labsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Take a shot every time he says a variation of “they knew change was coming, they just underestimated how fast it would be”

    • Every 20 seconds😂

      Gabriel MeirelesGabriel Meireles10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • physical > digital

    Remdey FoxRemdey Foxวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Simple answer. They didn't adapt. Should have went online.

  • I worked for one of the last Blockbusters in Oregon for a few years until they closed down. It was a great place to work right up until Dish Network brought them out before closing and the whole focus went from trying to talk to people about movies to trying to sell them TV while they're there for something completely different. Sad times, but yeah a lack of foresight really killed them in the end. Also, thank you for pronouncing Oregon correctly.

    Durga SynDurga Synวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Didnt they have Blockbuster On Demand kiosks outside of other retailers? I remember there was a war between them and Redbox which I always thought killed Blockbuster for good. There was just more Redboxes and now thats all we have for renting purposes anymore.

    David CoutureDavid Couture2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    CTSSTCCTSSTC2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10:37 Oh you're not going to animate this part Mr Animator 🔥🐐🍩

    CTSSTCCTSSTC2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:16 TMW just the tip is weird lookin

    CTSSTCCTSSTC2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks for putting us on the map fam™ -- Bend, OR

    CTSSTCCTSSTC2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • big rips to enron

    Droskee 214Droskee 2142 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fuck Blockbuster!!! They would refuse to rent certain movies at all. I don't take lightly to censorship! Rumor had it that Blockbuster would edit some of the movies they had on their shelves. This simply was not true. However, they would receive special cuts of movies from the studios . . . basically, pre-edited versions for all of the "family-friendly" stores, and to make that bullshit even worse, nowhere was there any kind of notification that their version of the movie had been altered from the original theatrical release! I firmly believe one should spend their money in local businesses whenever possible. Spending your money locally, rather than handing it over to some big corporation, will ensure that more of your money stays within your community. Keeping more of your money within your community benefits not only yourself, but everyone else in the community. Even though you may no longer have that money, having spent it locally means somebody else in your community has more money now to spend. Eventually, this money will come back to you. One can think of it as a method to avoid creating a trade deficit, and all of the problems associated with it. When it comes to renting physical copies of movies, I always preferred the local businesses . . . no matter which city I was residing in at that moment. Many of the businesses had free popcorn to snack upon while perusing their selection. Most of these businesses also had unique decors or even themes which were much more stimulating and comforting than the plain, dull industrial look of Blockbuster! I recall one store which had refrigerators from the 1950s which were utilized to display some of the movies. All of these local, indie businesses had a much better (not always larger) selection than Blockbuster, some of them even specialized in specific genres of film. Fuck Blockbuster, they got exactly what they deserved!!!

    ThinkerOnTheBusThinkerOnTheBus2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Enron did some illegal shit

    super not best friends dont playsuper not best friends dont play2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They partnered with Enron heh my accounting class gave me a heads up with were this is going

    super not best friends dont playsuper not best friends dont play2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Only thing is, physical game’s install faster somehow.

    CmdrRyker05 GamingCmdrRyker05 Gaming2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ThinkerOnTheBusThinkerOnTheBus2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Charlie: has random dream about blockbuster Also Charlie: *need to tell the world why they failed and I need to do it now*

    Keen star KillerKeen star Killer2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lets play a game! What did your local Blockbuster corpse get turned into? Mine's a mattress store.

    KoleXJericho4evaKoleXJericho4eva2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • KoleXJericho4eva a dollar store

      Miguel CastellanosMiguel Castellanos21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Mine is a Precision Tune.

      AnduinX BYMAnduinX BYMวันที่ผ่านมา
  • brine

    Pumpy BaiPumpy Bai2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • fun video

    thiccthicc2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I miss renting games

    Kal SizzleKal Sizzle2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Were you the one who animated this

    Ambrose MagatAmbrose Magat2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Netflix happened it doesn't take a genius to figure that out. What a stupid video

    GOD'S SINNERGOD'S SINNER2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • indeed, it's really stupid when some idiot commenting without watching or understanding the video eh? netflix did have part on it but that's not the whole case, the main reason they fail are because Blockbuster higher-up just gave up and taking the money away rather than changing their practice and business model (it's around $4 Billion i believe).

      Ryuugu KomachiRyuugu Komachi13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @Maul they didnt put too much focus on it. No ads for the new movie streams it shouldve been huge news but i never heard about it until now. Netflix and redbox outsourced block buster. Plus you got hulu and THproject.

      GOD'S SINNERGOD'S SINNER23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • The video points out that Blockbuster had a Netflix-like streaming service in the early 2000s, before Netflix, with Enron as a partner so it's still interesting.

  • I participated in both blockbuster AND netflix

    domosRAGEdomosRAGE2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Blockbuster should've done this: rent a movie on the DVD subscription and if you return the DVD to a local blockbuster you can rent two movies free. So that way you get more customers in your stores and on your subscription. Plus double the late fee income :)

    SexySenpai UwUSexySenpai UwU2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • fuckin family video sells cbd products

    nachosNapplesnachosNapples2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember renting n64 games from blockbuster. Fuck

    Tyler OdellTyler Odell2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • best part of this video 14:47

    o0s4eed0oo0s4eed0o2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This will be GameStop I’m 5-10 years. 😞

    Phantom AlphaPhantom Alpha2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m at the ripe old age of 36 and can remember when Blockbuster exploded into the Midwest, in particular Metro Detroit because everything was all Mom and Pop places (which were just as good). I remember feeling like Blockbuster was the Kmart of movies, so much bigger with so many copies of the new movies you wanted and Family Video still exists by me and even sell CBD oil which is pretty odd but if that’s what it take’s for them to stay in business then have at it. Go and support your video stores if u have any!! They’re like noble Monks preserving a interactive time capsule and they need your $$$!!!

    Phantom AlphaPhantom Alpha2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what's with grade a animations

    Noah McKinleyNoah McKinley2 วันที่ผ่านมา