The Disturbing Science of Love

♪ What is love? ♪ Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme song) ♪ Good Mythical Morning! Mythical Beasts, a question is like…
something we answer on Thursdays. That’s it? That’s it. Okay. We asked you to ask us questions
about Valentine’s Day! And our first question comes from Brandon
Martin, who asks, “What do I get that special lady in my life that insists that
‘You don’t have to get me anything, honey.'”
– Oh, man. OK, first of all, we all know that this
is a trick question. -Yes.
-So step one is realizing that this is totally a trap.
-Totally. Now, I fell for the trap
-I have too- and took the request at face value in Valentine’s
past, and it did not go well with me. -It never does.
-But then the next year, anything I did could beat it out.
-That’s a different strategy. That’s the long term approach.
We’re not going to address that today. So step one is realizing that this
is a trap. And you know what?
You’re already there, Brandon, by asking the question, which we’re going to answer.
-Yes. Not answering it. We’re going to
answer it. You ask, we answer. Usually we have an analogy to explain, but we didn’t have one.
So we forgot how it all works. OK, so we actually have a foolproof method for you to make this never happen again. If someone tells you this, if your significant other says, “You don’t have to get me anything”–for Valentine’s Day or any other time–this is what you do. You make a donation to a charity on their
behalf, in their name. Let me explain why this works. -First of all–
-Does it need an explanation? -It does.
-I just thought it was, like, wham. Amazing.
-If they’re a genuinely good person, they’re just going to be, “Oh, that was
the sweetest thing. I love you.” But if they’re just a normal person, what’s going to happen is they’re going to be upset that you didn’t get them
something. -But they ain’t gonna say that. They can’t be upset with you,
because you gave to a charity! You can’t be mad at someone who gives
to a charity. Especially if it’s a charity that has
them in mind. They like animals?
Give to an animal shelter. They’re really tall? Give to Tall Clubs International.
-Not a real charity. It is. I don’t know if it’s actually a
charity, but it is a thing. I’m not a member, maybe I should be. Listen, the next year, they are not going
to say that, and they will be very specific about what they want you to
get them. At least they will drop a hint. -This will work.
-Plus, you’ll know what type of person they are, by their reaction.
-Yes, true. Because if they just get upset, then…
you need to break up. Let’s ask another question. Faith Van Cleeve sends it in, and it’s
“What’s the point of… Send it right in! “What’s the point of Valentine’s Day?” OK, well, the point of Valentine’s Day
is celebrating a little crazy thing that we call love. And the question behind
that question is, “What is love?”
Did you hear me when I sang that at the beginning of this?
-Yes. Contrary to what you may think, love can be boiled down to just science.
Of course, we don’t need to sit here and yammer on about that when we can just
cut to: AMAZINGLY AMAZING SCIENCE [Rhett] What is love? Love is more than a feeling. It’s a cocktail of chemicals. [Link] When you’re falling in love with someone, dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine
turn the pleasure centers in your brain up to 11, while also causing your pain
centers to shut down. This changes the way you see the world,
making everything seem great. Even if it isn’t. [Rhett] In other words, love isn’t something you
can control. It’s something that happens to you. [Link] Think of it this way: Love is a sliding glass door, and your
brain is Melvin. [Rhett] Melvin gets excited when he sees the
pinata at Gary’s annual garden party. So he runs outside. [Link] But, just like love, Melvin doesn’t see
that glass door coming. [Rhett] He smashes into the door face first, breaks his nose, and leaves the party
embarrassed. [Link] As Melvin is riding his bike home that
night, he catches the most wonderful scent he’s ever smelled, and he
starts to follow it. [Rhett] He turns a corner and is surprised to find
that the smell is coming from a garbage truck. It turns out that just like love can
change your perception of reality, breaking his nose on that sliding glass
door turned all bad smells into good smells. [Link] Melvin follows the truck all the way to
the local landfill, where he discovers the most delicious cornucopia of garbage
in the world. [Rhett] He begins rolling around in the trash,
making snow angels in the medical waste, when he comes upon an especially fragrant
pile of dog vomit and smears it all over his body. Because to him, it smells like
a Cinnabon factory. [Link distorted] Little does Melvin know that the vomit
came from a female who was in heat. [Rhett distorted] Local stray dogs catch the scent wafting
off of Melvin and start surrounding him. [Link more distorted] They begin gnawing on his calves, but
Melvin doesn’t care because–just like love–that glass door also numbed his pain
receptors. [Rhett more distorted] The dogs chew his feet off from the ankles
down, forcing Melvin to crawl on all fours. [Link more distorted] The pack sees Melvin hobbling around on
his bloody nubbins, accepts him as one of their own, and drags him back to their den. [Rhett more distorted] As he assimilates into the pack, he grows a nice thick layer of back fur. [Link more distorted] Eventually, Melvin takes a dog wife, and
fathers a litter of beautiful baby werewolves. [Rhett more distorted] So the next time you find yourself rolling
in refuse, clomping around on gooey stumps, living
in the woods with a pack of wild dogs, and raising a pack of baby werewolves, [Rhett normal] that’s when you’ll know–you’re in love. [Rhett & Link] HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! This has been: AMAZINGLY AMAZING SCIENCE. Wow, leave it to science to just give me a
warm and fuzzy feeling. Moving right along to our next question. Swirly Kalen asks–we actually received
a question from Non-Swirly Kalen, but I decided that wasn’t worthy of
responding to. Right. Only swirly is worthy? -That almost rhymed, but it didn’t.
-I know, I was hoping that it would. Swirly Kalen asks, “A song for when I want to say I love you,
but can’t.” Really, she demanded it. She didn’t ask. That’s fine. OK.
-But you know what? Swirly brings up a good point, that those three words, when
put together, they carry a lot of weight. And it’s a big deal when you say that to
someone for the first time. And a lot of us have a lot of difficulty
figuring out how to put those three words together. But this song should help. SONGS FOR WHEN This is a song for when… you want to say “I love you”, but
you can’t. Hey, girl. You know, we’ve been dating for a
long time now. Going on five whole weeks. Now that’s commitment, baby. So we prepared this very special song
for the very special ladies in our lives. Listen up. ♪ It was magic on our first date at the food court in the mall (at the Sbarro) You still won’t let me meet your parents but hey, that’s your call (you’re a strong, independent woman) Remember our first kiss, romantically lit in the Walmart parking lot?
-(always low prices) And then what did we do? We got matching tattoos of our high school mascot (the Charging Chipmunks)
-Now I’m ready to say: I looooo–st my shoe in the park It was a flip-flop, have you seen it? I looooo-tioned my skin with hotel shampoo It was an accident. You nursed me back to health when I
woke up in Mexico (He was missing a kidney) And I drove you to the hospital when you
fell off the hoverboard and broke both elbows
-(all two of them) You shaved my hairy back popped the pimples I can’t reach and you went with me to get my dog spayed
-(Helping control the pet population) I think it’s time to lock this down open my heart, and finally say: I looooo-ng jump on the weekends I’m in a league, you should come watch I looooo-wered my car insurance by 15%
when I switched to Geico (not a sponsor) Those three little words, they’re so hard
to say and even though I can’t say them, I want you to think I’m saying them anyway I’ll make you happy if you just do this Just put it on mute
-(mute it up) and read my lips Olive juice Elephant poo All the shoes On the news I love booze Alligator food Island view Vacuum Pile of poo Dried up glue Buy a zoo Crawl and spew Cows like moo Find Blue’s Clues I lick boots Is that you? All birds flew Eyes like puce Owls can hoot Barbecue ♪♪ So send that song to the person you love. We love you. Thanks for liking, commenting, subscribing
and sharing this video–or we won’t. Just kidding.
-Won’t love them? No, we won’t love ’em. You know what time it is. -I’m Elizabeth.
-And I’m Isabella. We’re from Perth, Australia, and it’s time
to spin the Wheel of Mythicality. If you need more stickers in your life–
first of all, I relate. And second of all, you should go to and get our brand new two–count ’em!–
two sticker packs! Click through to Good Mythical More, or
mobile users, click the i out of convenience, for us to do the
Blind Gum Taste Test. Shout out to Fingerless Gloves. Shout out to you, fingerless gloves. Where did your fingers go? They’re all in a pile somewhere, just a sad big pile of fingertips from gloves. I love to have warm palms, but I want my
fingers to be cold. And that’s why I turn to you. -Corn.
-No, I’m giving you a hint. -Popcorn.
-Popcorn. -Yeah.
-You can’t give a hint that has one of the words in it, Jen. Corn. Other hint, pop.


  1. Lady.Whatever

    January 15, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Baby don't hurt me

  2. Ciel Phantomhive

    January 15, 2018 at 3:55 am

    GMM need to be a band
    Rhett and link main lead singers
    ( And, I mean live band. )

  3. Belis Breckenridge

    January 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm


  4. Jacqueline Locke

    January 25, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Rhett could definitely be a successful country singer

  5. Anselma Gonzalez

    January 26, 2018 at 1:01 am


  6. the squeeky muppet

    January 29, 2018 at 9:51 am

    first of all when a woman sais "you dont have to give me anything" she means it, but keep in mind that she doesnt request anything because its not her bday….its valentines day. so when the man doesnt understand this trick question and doesnt read between the lines……shes just hoping that you would give her a gift anyways because you love her and that you want her to feel special.

  7. Cat Nugget

    February 1, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Elephant poo, hahahaha

  8. Ashley Rayford

    February 8, 2018 at 2:56 am

    New ring tone

  9. TheSkitmen

    February 13, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Iโ€™m traumatized.

  10. Candace Boulin

    February 13, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Great singing guys! Iโ€™m amazed!

  11. Jackyys_

    February 27, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    rheatts voice here lol

  12. Lenne Float

    February 28, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Anyone notice the bobbleheads?

  13. SlowlyDyingMagikarp

    March 9, 2018 at 2:41 am

    I must of never been in love despite dating my crushes over the years. : Now i'm confused if I actually loved them.

  14. Whit Carmichael

    March 11, 2018 at 12:26 am


  15. SixRaven Eight

    March 17, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I love you too.

  16. Natedoge4President 42

    March 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Iโ€™m still listening to this


    April 5, 2018 at 12:14 am

    The shirt!!! I hear that train acomin

  18. Dia

    April 17, 2018 at 1:06 am

    did anyone else notice how Link leaves his mouth open till itโ€™s his part (at the end of the song)?

  19. oxyninjassassin

    April 17, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    The funny part is that there just goofing on this song…and it's really good…. imagine if they really worked at it…..

  20. John Gray

    May 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    When i fall in love the world sure doesnt seem like a better place

  21. Juan Sebastian

    May 22, 2018 at 4:17 am

    Link and rheet are so funny

  22. Crimson Writer

    May 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    The song made me bust out laughing

  23. luna rose

    May 26, 2018 at 9:37 am

    That drawing went to 1-100 really quick lol

  24. Rachel Cat

    June 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Well that was a bop ๐Ÿ˜‚

  25. ScAr LeT

    June 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    And read my liiiiips.
    Literal chills

  26. Mister Jaux

    June 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Omg that science sketch reeaaallyyy scared me!

  27. Marshall Elliott

    June 3, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Yo this song fire!

  28. Andrew Bergmann

    June 27, 2018 at 6:56 pm


  29. Meyaka Brown

    July 2, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Song was ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜

  30. Anika Denwell

    July 12, 2018 at 1:01 am

    More like the disturbing science of that thumbnail

  31. Kratos

    July 17, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Is it weird that I can relate to the little story so much?????, like I became so different because of this one girl๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  32. steggy unfossilized

    July 20, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Rhett and Link are such talented and creative singers!! 6:16!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

  33. Zack Case

    July 20, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I think Rhett and Link should produce an album! They actually sounds better than whats on the radio now.

  34. Laura Wellauer

    July 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Just saw Rhett and Link perform this song tonight!!! In Brisbane (Australia!) #TourofMythicality

  35. j o b i

    August 3, 2018 at 5:34 am

    well that went from 0 to 100 real quick..

  36. Trinatee Cobb

    August 9, 2018 at 9:33 am

    what is love by Twice , anyone?

  37. Sydney Erin

    August 17, 2018 at 10:57 am


  38. NinjaTerd473

    August 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Dude… Link can sing pretty well!

  39. Life With Frank

    August 30, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Where can I get the beat for this song is fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  40. Mister Piggy

    August 30, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I really love the way Rhett says Mexico ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. Sally Otley

    September 6, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Rhett and Link got amazing angelic voices.

  42. Nephilim Heart

    September 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Are they intentionally sounding like brooks n dunn?

  43. Charles Crocker

    September 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    That was… something

  44. Daniel Hof

    September 22, 2018 at 8:24 am

    you guys are so weird because you eat weird stuff but your advise is so normal and poignant. I love it, and I hate it.

  45. Smudged Out

    September 26, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Love that song

  46. Whitney

    September 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Amazingly Amazing Science is slightly disturbing

  47. KaterinaTalantliva

    October 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

    cool voices or it's a program filter?

  48. Ivan Null

    October 26, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    That was an awesome song!!!

  49. Kate James

    October 28, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Sometimes I forget how multi-talented Rhett and Link are. Amazing comedians, musicians, entertainers, actors, conversationalists and writers!

  50. Dawn Netsch

    November 18, 2018 at 7:56 am

    That song was amazing

  51. Sabeth6740

    December 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Linkโ€™s voice in this video is TOP KNOTCH.

  52. Heavenly_H

    December 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Literally replay this ep everyday because I love the song XD

  53. Jazlynn Hinkey

    December 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I got a question for y'all is LOVE real?

  54. Shelby Patton

    January 23, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I swear to god I listened to the song 20 times

  55. Hey It's Spooky

    January 31, 2019 at 1:14 am

    who else knows every word of the song and is still singing along in 2019 ๐Ÿ˜‚

  56. Varun Vishal

    February 7, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    It became creepy real fast.

  57. Davis Long

    February 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    2:43 BTW thatโ€™s my cousin and you should subscribe to her YouTube @ Faith dimensions

  58. XoriRuscuv

    February 15, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Give them a donation to The Human Fund.
    Money for people.


  59. Isaac Rumley

    February 18, 2019 at 5:47 am

    3:58 thought that was something else… ๐Ÿ™„

  60. Sabine O'flynn

    February 18, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Can someone please please upload this song on soundcloud?? please??

  61. Alex AJ

    February 25, 2019 at 1:26 am

    2 years later and this song is still good

  62. Locsley Du Preez

    March 29, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    What did I just watch ( love the song btw ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ)

  63. Alex Paz

    March 31, 2019 at 4:14 am

    What is love let's talk about it๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  64. Goden

    April 4, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    i didn't think rhett and link could sing, but they actually have very good voices

  65. Lurre _

    May 8, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Songs for When ROCK!!

  66. xydoit

    May 11, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Bring it back. The questions.

  67. jared adams

    May 12, 2019 at 9:13 am

    i love you-tube

  68. Luna Tuna00

    May 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I realized i watched this ep 3 yrs ago after listening to the song.. how nostalgic

  69. Stephanie Stoner Carson

    May 18, 2019 at 6:23 am

    They are actually so good at singing love them lol

  70. E's for Ethan

    May 22, 2019 at 4:08 am

    So no one's gonna talk about how Link didn't use some amazing analogy or metaphor to describe questions here.

  71. Angela Asylum

    May 22, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    That song had Usher vibes, damn ๐Ÿ˜‚

  72. Bob The Bone Boy

    May 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Geico would be proud lol

  73. Stephanie Estrada

    June 12, 2019 at 12:31 am

    charging chipmunks LOL

  74. Jonah A

    June 15, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Damn they are GREAT singers

  75. Janan Staples

    June 18, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Best song everโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  76. Qron Lindsay

    July 9, 2019 at 9:51 am

    โ€œAlways low pricesโ€

  77. Catherine Armstrong

    July 19, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Every once in awhile I have a wtf moment for GMM this whole episode is one of those but it make me feel better about almost saying I love you to my friend

  78. XxGolden ShadowxX

    July 26, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    The intro without any song if weird af

  79. Madison Belanger

    August 2, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Dude, the point of Valentineโ€™s Day is my birthday! Srsly itโ€™s my day soooo

  80. Ladii Ink

    August 18, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Baby dont hurt me, no more

  81. Lauren Hisey

    August 22, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Can we please get that on Spotify? Please?

  82. Gen Gg

    August 30, 2019 at 1:39 am

    The song was good I was watching it on my tv and had to go on my phone to comment lol

  83. Rachel Boisvert

    September 7, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Yo the song is really, really good.

  84. Dion Ijeh

    September 8, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Love Rhett and Linkยดs RnB song

  85. Ultimate scammers prank calling

    September 16, 2019 at 7:31 am

    4:39 to 5:19 is absolutely horrifying.

  86. Itz Me

    September 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    They can actually sing, I actually like the song ๐Ÿ’š

  87. ๋ฉ”๋ฆฌ์•”

    September 26, 2019 at 1:08 am


  88. Stupid overlord S

    October 6, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Anyone 2019

  89. Emie Hickman

    October 8, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    can we just take a moment to appreciate how good that singing in the intro was???

  90. Alex Kimball

    October 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    All there songs are so good but so many of them are reliant on their music videos. This might be my favorite song of their's just because it works so well as just a song on its own.

  91. Anissa Griffith

    November 4, 2019 at 4:29 am

    wtf . . . . . .

  92. Jazzy 3120

    November 16, 2019 at 2:33 am


  93. Elizabeth Reyes

    November 24, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Totes digging that song, seriously ๐Ÿ˜ olive juice

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