Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???


FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER, ALMOST 1 IN 4 AMERICANS HAS NOT READ A BOOK IN THE PAST YEAR. THAT ACTUALLY SEEMS HIGH TO ME. I BET IT’S EVEN FEWER THAN THAT. SO TO FIND OUT, THIS AFTERNOON WE SENT A TEAM OUT TO THE STREET TO ASK PEDESTRIANS TO NAME A BOOK. ANY BOOK. COULD BE THE BIBLE. COULD BE “FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY.” ALL WE WANTED TO KNOW IS CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? HERE’S HOW THAT WENT.>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>OH, YES. UH — UH — I DON’T READ, BUT — BUT — WHAT’S IT CALLED?>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>UH — NO.>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>UM — UH — I DON’T READ BOOKS.>>A BOOK? “THE LION KING.”>>THE MOVIE?>>THE BOOK. >>YOU READ THE BOOK “THE LION KING”?>>YEAH.>>LET ME JUST THINK. UH — HEY, HOLD ON, MAN. HOLD ON, LET ME THINK, HOLD ON. CAN WE CUT THIS AND DO IT AGAIN?>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>A BOOK? ANY BOOK? UM — “THE JUNGLE BOOK.” IT’S NOT A BOOK, IS IT? IT’S A MOVIE. “THE JUNGLE BOOK.” SURE. IS IT? BOTH? ARE YOU SURE? NO. >>DOES — DO MAGAZINES COUNT?>>NO, THOSE WOULDN’T BE BOOKS. >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>I CAN NAME “MOBY DICK.” THAT’S A ARTIST. HE WROTE A BOOK CALLED “HORSE.”>>MOBY DICK WAS THE AUTHOR?>>YES. >>THE BOOK WAS “HORSE”?>>YES. THAT’S WHAT I SAID.>>WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?>>UM — PROBABLY DR. SEUSS.>>DR. SEUSS.>>DR. SEUSS.>>DR. SEUSS, MAYBE.>>I HAVEN’T READ A BOOK IN LIKE 12 YEARS.>>I’M DRAWING A BLANK. GEEZ. I NEED BOOKS. SORRY. I AM TOTALLY BLANKING OUT ON BOOKS. >>WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?>>I WAS A LIBRARIAN.>>ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP A BOOK. WHEN YOU KNOW HOW TO READ, ADVENTURES COME TO YOU.>>Jimmy: THAT’S RIGHT. THANK YOU, SHAQ.

100 Comments

  1. Laura Weihe

    August 28, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Women: I can’t remember a book

    Man: What do you do for a living?

    Woman: Well I was a librarian

  2. sunset flower

    August 28, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I would have been there for an hour saying all kind of books

  3. Lena Perlic

    August 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Wow….I could name 10 books on the top of my mind and I haven't read one in like a year,how dumb do you need to be not to know a single book

  4. lara Alhumaidah

    August 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Sigh I’m so disappointed 😔 I believe this where the human race ends.

  5. Hope Rose

    August 29, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Harry Potter, hunger games, maze runner, the mortal instruments, the selection series’s and divergent are the ones the first came to mind.

  6. Saru Oack

    August 29, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Jimmy Kimmel showing us how dumb Americans are

  7. spiccypeaches

    August 29, 2019 at 12:55 am

    i thought of harry potter at first and then changed it to trials and tribulations for some reason

  8. Nevaeh Walker

    August 29, 2019 at 1:55 am

    I know tons of books but honestly I couldn’t think of one my mind just went blank lol

  9. kaylee emmaline

    August 29, 2019 at 2:02 am

    the librarian couldn’t name a book????

  10. GhostCallOut 22

    August 29, 2019 at 2:12 am

    A song of ice and fire (Game of thrones)
    Harry potted
    The lion the witch and the wardrobe
    Among the hidden
    Damn even the bible. I have not read a book since the last game of thrones book came out and even I can name alot. These people are just retarded

  11. Joaquim Santana

    August 29, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Dude, they couldn't name even a simple book that everyone already heard of, like Alice in Wonderland for instance

  12. Christian Valdez

    August 29, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Pride and Prejudice, Tuesday’s with Morrie, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter, Twilight, Five Feet Apart…. come on people.

  13. Merry Berry

    August 29, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Oh my gods people I can't take it anymore, you know this isn't a candid take of a random sample size in New York right??? Even if it is "real people" not actors they're taking from the streets, they're probably telling them what to say/to pretend they don't know. "Best" case scenario they film for hours until they get a reasonable amount of the dumb people that do exist and compile them. The fact that some people believe this to be a standard representation of the average random New Yorker makes you all seem as dumb as you think the people in this clip are. Stop using this to justify your hatred for the younger generation and go ahead and admit that you're bitter about getting old.

  14. Sharon Pastran

    August 29, 2019 at 5:18 am

    SIR SIR!!!!
    FOR A DOLLAR!
    NAME A BOOK!!!

  15. perrie 06

    August 29, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Ok but how can they forget these

    Les miserables
    Jane eyre
    Ana karenina
    Secret garden
    Winter girls
    The firm
    Pride and prejudice
    Agatha kristti (book series)
    me before you
    The woman in cabin 10

    Even if you don't know these which is rare you should know harry potter I don't understand this people

  16. RicTV - Apk and Gameplays

    August 29, 2019 at 6:39 am

    This book loves you

  17. Nicky Nichols

    August 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

    lmao stop eating fast food and start reading America!

  18. Ola Rozkrut

    August 29, 2019 at 10:49 am

    This actually made me so depressed and sad. Lol bye I am going to read a BoOk

  19. tee ;

    August 29, 2019 at 10:52 am

    why are americans like this

  20. Maria Elliott

    August 29, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I would’ve said my textbook

  21. Satyendra N Doni Banerjee

    August 29, 2019 at 11:20 am

    You guys do realize this was probably staged right ?

  22. ZAP attack

    August 29, 2019 at 11:22 am

    The very hungry caterpillar

  23. Mindaugas MM

    August 29, 2019 at 11:52 am

    i`ve read ssome books in my life but in all honesty i couldn`t remember their names if i was asked like that

  24. TaeToxic_Kpop B

    August 29, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Come on man you have
    City of bones (any book from that trilogy)
    Shatter me (any boom from that trilogy)
    Divergent
    Insurgent
    Allegiance
    Four
    I’m watching you
    Close to home
    The sisters
    Sister sister
    Love me , love me not
    Thug
    Ready player one

    And many many more!

  25. • chimjoongie •

    August 29, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    everyone be thinking Harry Potter when I’m here like…

    warrior cats

  26. Lilly Salvo

    August 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t try to read books
    I read comics

  27. Alisa 03

    August 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    We shouldn't even laugh at this!! This is really what our generation have become!

  28. Michelle Swifty

    August 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    My little bookish heart is broken!

  29. Johanna Hartmann

    August 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    How can you not know the name of ONE book? Just ONE!

    Harry Potter
    Hunger Games
    Divergent, Allegiant and Insurgent
    13 Reasons why
    The fault in our stars
    To all the boys I've loved before

    And much more, but I'm too lazy to write them all down

  30. Maxime Benevento

    August 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Wow americans man thats sad

  31. -Esmée -

    August 29, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Americans kinda dumb tbh

  32. PainBarrier

    August 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    "Bible" was the first thing that came to my mind

  33. eranda xhanari

    August 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I'm sure the pay them to act dumb

  34. ocho nueve

    August 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    2:10 gold digger

  35. Shilpa Thomas

    August 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    The first book that came to my mind was Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. Don't even ask why.

  36. Hadas Ninanina

    August 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Wow… our generation sucks

  37. DanyManuPlays

    August 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    WHY IS THERE NO HARRY POTTER BOOKS COME ON HARRY POTTER IS THE BEST

  38. Lukas

    August 29, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    That's the saddest thing I've ever seen

  39. OhManHolyShit JK

    August 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I panicked and thought mein Kampf please disown me

  40. Ana Alvarenga

    August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Harry potter hellooooo come on now are you serious?

  41. Mrs Fahrenheit

    August 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    lol this has to be scripted 😂 you cannot be that stupid😂

  42. Victoria Dicken

    August 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    The jungle book is a book

  43. Sasha Nicolaas

    August 29, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    So stupid .. i know books and im on my phone everyday . Those people are just dumb

  44. Sherry Burns

    August 30, 2019 at 12:45 am

    What the hell city is this in ??
    Oh what difference does it make.
    In the US, people have flouride for brains.

  45. HatsSmellBad

    August 30, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Dr sues and Harry Potter is all I got

  46. CUI CENTO

    August 30, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I wish if this question was asked to me 🙂💓

  47. Suyash LoneWolf

    August 30, 2019 at 4:02 am

    If he asked me I would not stop recommend books to him.. I would not stop until half an hour

  48. Suyash LoneWolf

    August 30, 2019 at 4:07 am

    OK here we go (me naming books I read this year)
    Rich dad
    Lean startup
    Hp all 8 parts and cursed child
    Sherlock Holmes 60 stories
    Percy Jackson
    Horrid Henry
    Mud swet and tears
    Jungle book
    Win friends and influence people
    Stop worrying and start living
    Public speaking
    Steve Jobs
    Relativity made relatively simple
    Sapiens a brief history of mankind
    A brief history of time
    Emerald planet
    Karma yoga
    Mindfulness in simple English
    Zen yoga
    ..
    .
    Want more reply, these were all books I read in last 6 months

  49. Jimins lost Jams

    August 30, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Thinks of 35 recent books

  50. Lennia Butterfly

    August 30, 2019 at 6:05 am

    If they asked me this I would start listing hundreds. I read a lot lol.

  51. Yhyh Yhyh

    August 30, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Harry Potter

  52. Rebecca Loves Bread

    August 30, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Books that come to my mind:
    13 treasures – Michelle Harrison
    When we were warriors – Emma Carroll
    Harry Potter (any of them) – JK Rowling

  53. 9tailjeza

    August 30, 2019 at 9:52 am

    there are so many movies based on books they could’ve picked… and they picked those two

  54. Freya summerx

    August 30, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Literally any movie is a book Harry Potter…..

  55. Nataša Stanišić

    August 30, 2019 at 10:15 am

    This is shame… its just sad. Its not even funny

  56. Redmungus

    August 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

    If youre not smart enough, most people probably named a book… they just cut them out

  57. Hanin Fadel

    August 30, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I read a lot of books but can't remember their names

  58. Neamhdhlisteanach

    August 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    The only book I can think of is “of mice and men” also roald dahl books like Danny champion of the world and James and the giant peach or Matilda..

  59. Aliya Khan

    August 30, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    After, the mortal instruments, the vampire diaries, uhm uhm how do u not know any books i-

  60. Sophie 1701

    August 30, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    they don't even know harry potter or what

  61. zainey tee vee

    August 30, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Currently reading a book lmao. I love to read
    And ill just put a few of my fav books here
    40 rules of love by elif shafak
    The bastard of istanbul by elif shafak
    10 minutes and 38 seconds in this world by elif shafak
    The alchemist by paolo cohelo
    The kite runner by khaled housseni
    And the mountains echoed by khaled housseni
    A thousand splendid suns

    Lmao i dont even know why i listed all of these but they are really worth reading

  62. Akshitha P

    August 30, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    THEY SHOULD HAVE COME UP TO ME.

  63. Mrseasy143

    August 30, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I wish they would have put at least one person who would have said a looong list of books

  64. ChaiSpicedD

    August 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Jungle book dude looked like John Krasinski and Channing Tatum

  65. ChaiSpicedD

    August 30, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I mean… This seems unbelievable tbh. I know everyone is all about tv/phone/computer screens nowadays but they couldnt remember a SINGLE book title? Then when they get asked what was their last book they just say an author they remember? "Dr.seuss" I doubt they even read that. Momma probably read it for them.

  66. Alejandra Marquez

    August 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    They're put under pressure. This doesn't prove anything

  67. Teresa Herrero

    August 30, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    dummie dums

  68. Xxx Yyy

    August 30, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Harry Potter
    Percy Jackson
    Divergent
    Maze runner
    Hunger games
    Mortal instruments
    Twilight
    Infernal devices
    Dark artifices
    Artemis fowl
    Jurassic park
    Ready player one
    Life of pi
    Da Vinci code
    Angel's and demons
    Want me to name more?

  69. Dead Inside Kid

    August 30, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Les Miserables
    Harry Potter
    Divergent trilogy
    Cursed child
    Six of Crows
    Crooked Kingdom
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Circe
    The song of achilles
    Captive Prince trilogy
    It
    Miss peregrine home for peculiar children
    And I darken
    The Egyptian
    1984
    Animal Farm

    Choose your pick

  70. Cakes dont lie ?

    August 31, 2019 at 12:16 am

    The Bible?

  71. Neworlderr

    August 31, 2019 at 12:32 am

    0:33
    But you know how to put your tits out. That's something.

  72. Nixu Tree

    August 31, 2019 at 12:58 am

    has entire list of books which one?

  73. Hufflepuff Book Nerd

    August 31, 2019 at 3:04 am

    IF THEY STOPPED ME I WOULD BE LIKE “HOLD ON HONEY. LET ME NAME A WHOLE LIST OF THE BOOKS I READ IN THIS SUMMER ALONE (btw I read 8 books over the summer and 1 already this school year and working on another. And yes I did it for fun)

  74. Mansi

    August 31, 2019 at 4:26 am

    The more pedestrian questions I watch, the more I realize that North American public is so dumb😂😆 . You ask these questions to kids in India, they will name 10 books in 1 minute, or less. Also, what I learnt from the comments section is people only remember books through Hollywood movies🤣🤣🤣 oh damn!

  75. McKenna Williams

    August 31, 2019 at 5:47 am

    The Giver

  76. marvel096

    August 31, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I don’t think this is real no way

  77. Michael The Loneliest Boy In Town

    August 31, 2019 at 5:49 am

    This is so fake.

  78. As Told By A Cherry

    August 31, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Man just say “It” not that hard

  79. Kristina 1

    August 31, 2019 at 8:11 am

    So sad…

  80. Anjo Española

    August 31, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Anatomy and physiology by Seeley lol

  81. Celestial Marvel

    August 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    This month I’m reading:
    Harry Potter
    Diversion
    City of Bones
    Hunger Games

    Yet these peeps can’t even name a book XD I’m proud of myself for once

  82. Pro Kganyago

    August 31, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Ita ridiculous

  83. crazy indie hacks

    August 31, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Common these videos are fake the editors edit the ones who said a book name and they put these dumb people to make it look like a funny video .i mean everybody can name a book.

  84. Bonnie Johnson

    August 31, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    PERCY JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Jinyoung's Savage

    August 31, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I read really much, but I bet if someone suddenly asked me on the street I would forget every single book I’ve ever read lmao

  86. Savannah Chism

    August 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    This literally makes me so sad because I'm huge Bookworm and if I were asked that on the street I would have been able to name easily like 5 right off the top of my head first thing that came into my mind was the cabinet of Wonders

  87. bean 22

    August 31, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I can name like 50 of the top of my head….
    The sun is also a star
    Black beauty
    Anne of Green Gables
    Romanov
    ALL THE HARRY POTER BOOKS 📖
    Twilight
    Fawks
    The thing with feathers
    The Librarian of Auschwitz
    Salt to the sea
    An ember in the ashes
    The hobbit
    The lord of the rings
    Love,life,and the list
    Ps I like you
    Serious moonlight
    Everything, Everything
    Second chance summer
    The Distance between us
    Turtles all the way down
    Paper towns
    The Hazel wood
    Lucky in love
    The fire on high
    Tell me three things
    The book Thief
    Save the date
    By your side
    If I’m being honest
    Again, but better
    The out of time series (that includes 3 books)
    Looking for Alaska
    To all the boys I’ve loved before
    Sycthe
    Five feet apart
    The nightingale
    The German girl
    Heidi
    The Secret garden
    Maybe this time
    The unexpected everything
    Raven boys
    A Clockwork angel
    Divergent
    Blue lily, lily blue
    Alice in wonderland
    Beast of extraordinary -circumstances
    Restore me
    Educated
    Between shades of gray
    Fifty Shades of Grey
    Out of the easy
    Split second
    Game of Thrones
    Starry eyes
    Amy and Rogers epic detour
    Since you’ve been gone
    Geography of lost things
    The fault in our stars

    I obviously love books 📚 😂😂😂

  88. Aracely Sep

    August 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    As a book lover, this is very painful to see

  89. Tharwat Aljamal

    August 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    We read daily..
    This is a sad video 😔

  90. TheBananaBoater

    August 31, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    This is staged.

  91. Mkaloyui M

    August 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    man i've read a lot of books but they just don't come to mind they are in different languages so I guess thats a downpoint for quick thinking

  92. Izi Ulaj

    August 31, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The 2:23 got me DEADDDDD🤣🤣🤣

  93. Elizabeth Reyes

    August 31, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I’m surprised no one mentioned the Bible

  94. Hughi show

    August 31, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    This can't be real…These have to be paid actors! Are americans so dumb?

  95. Life Of Helen

    August 31, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I thought about “ I am Malala “ or “Milk and Honey “

  96. Caroline Prumer

    August 31, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    This is sad not funny

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