Are you ready for some animals to speak to
you in your own native tongue? Yes, let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Good Mythical Morning!
– Remember that scene in the movie “Up,” not the part with the balloons,
but after that when they land and there’s the dog that they meet for the
first time and they realize that the dog can talk, “My name is Dug.
I just met you, and I love you.” I remember that.
It was a better in the movie than – your moment here, but I mean–
– I worked really hard on that. – You’re doing your best.
– And then it turned out that, okay, that was just a magical mechanical collar
that allowed his thoughts to be translated into human speak; to English,
but wouldn’t it be cool if there were actual, for reals animals that we could
talk to in human? – Link?
– In your language? It is real. Narnia has come to Earth and
the animals are talking. – Maybe.
– What we’re going to do is there are some cases of animals that sound
an awful lot like people. You may have seen some of these videos,
maybe we’ll introduce some of them to you for the first time,
but we’re going to experience them together in conjecture.
Are they really talking? – Or not?
– And I have a lot of hope here. Alright. First one, viral sensation back
in two-thousand oh-eight, Mishka the talking Siberian Husky.
(pronounces funny) Siberian Husky. (normal voice) Can say several words.
Let’s watch this. – (cameraman) I love you. Mishka.
– (woman and cameraman) I love you. – (howling sounds like ‘I love you’)
– (woman) I love you! – (howling sounds like ‘I love you’)
– (woman) I love you. – (howling sounds like ‘I love you’)
– (gasps in surprise) – (woman) Good girl.
– (howling sounds like ‘I love you’) – (woman) I love you.
– (howling sounds like ‘I love you’) (pretending to be like dog) I love you!
(normal voice) Well, you know, that’s pretty amazing.
I mean, you don’t get to be… – That dog!
– …a viral sensation in 2008 unless – you can really say I love you, right?
– That dog loves those people, Link. – It’s so clear to me.
– Now– Look at it sitting there on their bed,
telling them it loves them. – Mishka. I love you too, doggie.
– I’ve made farts that sound more human… – What? Oh, come on!
– …than this dog. – No! Are you crazy?
– Whoa! What was that? – Somebody just spoke to me!
– You can’t fart like “I love you.” If you can fart “I love you,” I will give
you one million dollars. – That’s pretty good.
– And I don’t even have that! Once they had the viral hook, they said,
“Alright, we gotta capitalize on this,” and they got Mishka to say other things
like Facebook. (cameraman) Mishka say Facebook!
Facebook! (howling sounds similar to ‘Facebook’) – That sounded a lot like–
– Maybe. – Could have been LinkedIn for all I know.
– (both laugh) – It was two syllables, but she–
– Okay, okay. – The dog is really trying to do what the–
– Mimicking. It’s mimicking the human.
That’s impressive though. – It’s pretty cool, yeah.
– Is it as impressive as a Siberian Cat? The ‘no, no, no’ cat?
This was also an internaut– internet– – Internaut.
– Innernaut phenomenon in Russia. – (meowing sounds like ‘No, no, no, no!’)
– This is scary. – (meowing sounds like ‘No, no, no, no!’)
– Oh no you didn’t! – (lip-syncs the cat)
– (higher pitched meowing) (high pitched) Oh, no, no, no, no, no,
no, no, no you didn’t! (normal voice) If it could
have said, “No you didn’t,” that would be next-level.
I need this around for my children – when they ask for something or…
– (laughs) – …whining and I hold the cat up like,
– (both and high pitched) No, no, no, no, – no, no, no, no, no.
– (normal voice) Yeah. That’s not– That’s not what I would want a cat to say.
I want a cat be like, “Yeah! What’s up?” – or something like that.
– Whatever? – Whatever.
– I don’t think this cat– – A little more sass.
– This cat is obviously saying– It’s making a noise that we’re
interpreting as no. This isn’t like the Mishka.
It’s not even imitating. – Or–
– (laughing) I was going to say – intimidating.
– It is kind of intimidating. I got another one for you.
Koshik the Indian Elephant made headlines in September of 2006 by putting his trunk
in his mouth and shaking it while exhaling. He can say Korean words for yes,
no, sit, lie down, good, and elephant. – I can’t even do that.
– (elephant talks in Korean) That ‘Huah!’ was the elephant. – It sounds like–
– Al Pacino? – (both laugh)
– Yeah, it’s the elephant. – (elephant talks in Korean)
– He’s speaking Korean. – So he puts his trunk into his mouth.
– Yeah. And listen, you can do whatever you want to.
If you can talk like a human and you’re an elephant,
you’re going to go viral. So, to me, that’s pretty cool.
I mean, the inventiveness associated with – being able to take his facilities and–
– His trunk. His trunk, and make it sound like a Korean
dude in a bucket. – Facilities.
– (while laughing) It’s pretty amazing. Now, elephants are super smart,
we already knew that. They got huge brains,
they got a long memory. I think that this is an example of them
trying to connect with the people that they’re interacting with,
and I think another example of that is this Beluga Whale, Knock.
This thing was captured– Unfortunately captured by
Inuit hunters in 1977. – It lived in captivity for 22 years.
– Okay. In 1984 it started making some
human-like noises, and then it stopped four years later when
it became six and mature. It went through puberty and was like,
“I ain’t talking to y’all no more.” – (laughs) I got better things to do.
– We got four good years of vocalizations. – (squeaky whale song)
– Sounds like a kid with a party favor. – It sounds like a kazoo.
– (squeaky whale song continues) Well, it sounds like static.
Radio static of someone talking. It sounds like a whale that’s really
trying to be inf– – (whale continues singing)
– Oh. Here he goes again. It sounds like he’s really going
(sings NFL song with mouth). – (laughs)
– That song? – (continues singing NFL song)
– (laughs) It’s the– It’s the ESPN Beluga Whale
doing the intro. No– That’s NFL football.
Anyway, I think this is probably more impressive if you’re in the tank with it
because it just sounds like – (makes trumpet sound).
– Yeah. To me, which is something I didn’t know a
whale could do, or a– – Yeah a Beluga Whale.
– That’s pretty cool, but this is my favorite.
Now there are minutes upon minutes of video of Einstein the Talking Parrot,
and I’ve been mesmerized by this. I’m only going to show you a few clips,
but this is a Congo African Gray Parrot. It can speak 137 words, 106 phrases,
28 different sounds. (parrot speaking like a human)
You’re all wet! Look at you! You’re all wet! Go take a shower! – Let’s go take a shower.
– He takes a shower with a bird? – (laughs) I don’t know.
– You’re all wet. – (copying bird) You’re all wet!
– Look at you! You’re all wet!
Look at you! I just thought that was in cartoons,
I didn’t know this really happened. Sadly, I think that’s exactly what his
master sounds like. (laughs) (pretends to be bird)
Look at you! You’re all wet! (high pitched voice)
You wanna take a shower? – (inaudible)
– It’s like, that’s how she probably – speaks to her parrot.
– I’m worried about this person taking a – shower with a bird.
– (laughs) I mean, a bird does not need to be in a
shower with you. – Well, and then, this is after the shower.
– (parrot) Let’s go get dressed. – That’s not a bird!
– Ready? We’ll go fly. Whee! (surprised voice)
This is the smartest bird in the world! You wanna go fly? Whee!
You wanna go get dressed? You wanna take a shower?
(makes bird sound) You’re all wet! – (laughs)
– (crew laughs) Shake.
Cool computer. – Cool computer.
– Aw, sweet. Drink of water? (makes water sound) – The parrot–
– It made the noise, Link! It made a water noise.
That is– That’s genius! This parrot is smarter than both of us. – His name is Einstein!
– Do you know this? Of course I know that!
You make a water sound. – This parrot can get into Stafford!
– Make a water sound! You can’t do it! – (gurgles)
– (makes a sipping sound) (talking like Einstein) You’re all wet! – We’re using water.
– He doesn’t even– First of all, he doesn’t use water,
he uses his bird tongue. Do they have a tongue?
Yeah. They got a tongue. – Bird tongue.
– Shake, shake, shake. Shake your booty! I mean, the maintenance required to
keep one of these parrots happy is so crazy that you don’t want dive
in the deep in one of these things, but you can be tempted when you start to
be entertained, so you gotta be careful. I want one,
what do you mean the maintenance? – A lot of maintenance.
– You don’t have to shave it or anything. – A lot of showers.
– (laughs) Gotta give it a lot of showers.
Why do you think it’s always talking – about a shower?
– Yeah, it’s gotta shower a lot. – I’m not into bathing those birds.
– Lot of parrot dust, – but that’s pretty amazing, right guys?
– Okay, absolutely amazing, did not expect that. I will say though,
I don’t think any animals so far are – actually communicating with humans.
– More of a– – Just mimicking.
– Mimicking. – Right?
– Right, right. When it comes to the great apes,
they do have the ability to communicate. You may have heard of Koko,
who sign language back in the ’80s. – Yes.
– But now we’ve got– – Gorilla.
– Yeah, she was a gorilla. We’ve got the Bonobos.
Check this out. (woman) You want Juicy Juice?
Alright. Would you give a bite of your hot dog to
the doggie please? – Would you give him some of your hot dog?
– Nope. – (woman) You can have more.
– That was– – (both laugh)
– That was me. (woman) Please give the doggie a bite of
your hot dog. – One bite.
– Look. – The Bonobo understood.
– (woman) Thank you very very much. – Alright, reluctantly.
– (woman) Even though you didn’t want to – do that, that was really nice.
– (funny voice) That’s really nice. (woman) Now, if you know how to teach
Panbanisha a sentence like that, you find yourself in kind of a quagmire
because dog is used in many different ways. – Oh, this is a human.
– It’s used in the word.. – Right.
– …hot dog… – This is a human woman.
– Yes. …and it’s used in the word dog,
and if you think about the word hot, well the dog could be hot,
or the hot dog itself could be hot, or the hot dog could be cold,
but still called a hot dog. – (makes explosion sound)
– (makes hissing sound) – (laughs)
– She has made a very compelling argument. Who knew– (laughs)
Who knew all of a sudden we’d be talking – about hot dogs at length?
– Man, I’m never going to think about… – (laughs)
– …hot dogs the same way. – Is it cold? Is it an actual dog?
– (both laugh) – Panbanisha knows…
– Okay. – …because Panbanisha can speak human!
– Panbanisha goes one step further. (woman) Can you put out the toy snake on
your hand? Now, you see what she’s doing.
She’s using a combination of – little pictures–
– Icons. Icons, and she’s speaking,
so it’s a combination of speaking and the icons.
This thing’s smarter than our children. (woman) Can you put the gorilla
mask on? – Okay.
– (woman) Go ahead, put it on your head. – Don’t do it!
– (woman) Oh, can you scare Paula? – (laughs)
– Can you scare Paula? Yeah, you can scare me. – That Bonobo just turned into a gorilla!
– (screams) Woah! – Wow!
– That– – Who knew it could get crazier than hot dogs
– That’s the coolest thing. – and a Bonobo became a gorilla.
– Coolest thing I’ve ever seen. A chimpanzee putting on a gorilla mask. – But, Panbanisha did not speak…
– No– – …and that’s really what I want.
– She can’t speak… – (deep voice) Hello, there.
– …because she can’t vocalize, but she understands specifically
what you’re telling her to do, which I can’t get my kids to listen
to me either. (laughs) That’s a good point.
Maybe cut them some slack because they – don’t have a gorilla mask.
– (laughs) Okay. (laughs) Thanks for liking and
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– (laughs) Um, just give them a chance.
I’m not – Search for it.
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(professional voice) Hey mister. – Hey.
– Uh, swallow for me. (yells) Whoa!
You can put somebody’s eye out with that. – Have you ever though about–
– My Adam’s apple? You’re goozle, yeah.
Goozle insurance? You can injure yourself,
you can injure, uh, a patron of yourself. – (laughs) I can’t–
– Well, I just want to make sure it’s not damaged because this is–
this is what I’m known for. (yells) No! It’s completely normal
because people like you should be in the market for goozle insurance.
My wife had a really big goozle. – Well, she was a man at one point.
– (both laugh) – And, uh–
– Did she loose it? She kept injuring me with it,
and then she removed the goozle – and now she’s a woman.
– And did the insurance pay out – because–
– Well that’s why I went into the business. Uh– to capitalize on situations like that.
You interested? (laughs) Sorry. [Captioned by Hayleigh:
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