How to be a Pirate: Captain Edition 🏴‍☠️🌈

‣ Adapted largely from The Invisible Hook. It's great, go read it:
‣ Grey's 2-hour Director's Commentary:
## Special Thanks
Peter T. Leeson for reviewing a draft of the script. Check out his newest book, "WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird":

## Crowdfunders
Steven Snow, Bob Kunz, John Buchan, Nevin Spoljaric, Donal Botkin, BN-12, Chris Chapin, Richard Jenkins, Phil Gardner, Martin, سليمان العقل, Steven Grimm, Colin Millions, Saki Comandao, Jason Lewandowski, Andrea Di Biagio, David F Watson, Ben Schwab, Elliot Lepley, rictic, Bobby, Marco Arment, Shallon Brown, Shantanu Raj, emptymachine, George Lin, Henry Ng, Jeffrey Podis, Thunda Plum, Awoo, David Tyler, Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Fuesu, iulus, Jordan Earls, Joshua Jamison, Mikko, Nick Fish, Nick Gibson, Orbit_Junkie, Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Tyler Bryant, Zach Whittle, Oliver Steele, Kermit Norlund, Kevin Costello, Ben Delo, Arctic May, Bear, chrysilis, David Palomares, Emil, Erik Parasiuk, Esteban Santana Santana, Freddi Hørlyck, Frederick The Great, John Rogers, ken mcfarlane, Leon, Maarten van der Blij, Peter Lomax, Rhys Parry, ShiroiYami, Tijmen van Dien, Tristan Watts-Willis, Veronica Peshterianu, Dag Viggo Lokøen, John Lee, Maxime Zielony, Bryan McLemore, Elizabeth Keathley, Alex Simonides, Felix Weis, Melvin Sowah, Giulio Bontadini, Paul Alom, Ryan Tripicchio, Scot Melville

## Music
David Rees:


  • CGP Grey
    CGP Grey11 mánuðum síðan

    The Quartermaster's version:

  • Aviel Yamin

    Aviel Yamin

    25 dögum síðan

    your pirate lord is quite charming! ;)

  • GunlockerGlock


    Mánuði síðan

    I like the Quartermaster's version more.

  • European Dude

    European Dude

    Mánuði síðan

    @MarioRavioli Not really. Sometimes.

  • Commander Kittycat65

    Commander Kittycat65

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Which one do I watch first?

  • TPG LogiN

    TPG LogiN

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Help im stuck in a loop

  • Plasma cat games
    Plasma cat games18 klukkustundum síðan

    To this day we are still wandering if he chose to be a pirate

  • Captain AliveBeard
    Captain AliveBeard22 klukkustundum síðan

    I still think this is one of your best videos yet

  • Andrew Watson
    Andrew Watson4 dögum síðan

    My question. What happens when 2 pirates mistakenly atack eachother.

  • A guy which is ???
    A guy which is ???5 dögum síðan

    well ok 1:57

  • Spectatertots
    Spectatertots5 dögum síðan

    Yarr but what be happenin when the pirates be plundered by other pirates

  • BigotGaming
    BigotGaming5 dögum síðan

    remove random crits

  • Meowmeowchinga _
    Meowmeowchinga _12 dögum síðan

    B o o t y

  • tarifonium
    tarifonium12 dögum síðan

    You've convinced me in 2 videos and 12 minutes to become a pirate. Or find a pirate-like job.

  • fazdoll
    fazdoll12 dögum síðan

    3:37 in that cross-section of the ship, the ship is tilted, but the hanging chandelier over the Empire Captain's table is mostly straight. Of course, it's hanging from a chain and responds to gravity.

  • Noriaki Kakyoin
    Noriaki Kakyoin12 dögum síðan

    Luffy could use this

  • Hans
    Hans13 dögum síðan

    I really don’t like the colour of that Jolly Roger.

  • greasycord xyz
    greasycord xyz14 dögum síðan

    So does he join the crew or not ? Saw both videos but just redirects to each other

  • MasterCraft Leo
    MasterCraft Leo16 dögum síðan

    1:57 Literally everyone on r/niceguys

  • Thomasguitarman
    Thomasguitarman16 dögum síðan

    Everybody gangsta till CGP Grey starts speaking pirate

  • John Bouchard
    John Bouchard16 dögum síðan

    "Boop" - Best line in CGP Grey history

  • Steve Bounds
    Steve Bounds16 dögum síðan

    The boop was the best part!

  • 제규형
    제규형17 dögum síðan

    Thanks for such an entertaining and educational video. I'm sure everyone wanted to be a pirate when they were a child. Well it was either that or a robot or a ninja. But I was a pirate guy. I'm glad to finally know how to become one now.

  • fahad999ksa
    fahad999ksa19 dögum síðan

    I'd like to talk to sailors please

    DALYN SNELL19 dögum síðan

    [insert all of your “that’s best pirate I’ve ever seen” comment memes here bellow]

  • kamathon
    kamathon21 degi síðan síðan

    "[...] Knowing this chance corrodes a captain's confidence in command given the crew's critique of his conduct could conclude his career." What a masterpiece of setence :D

  • Chad Broski
    Chad Broski23 dögum síðan

    Everyone talk about the fake gun bit but when he says “we cant have that” ohhh my i, i creamed, wow

  • Kaboom sihal
    Kaboom sihal23 dögum síðan

    That sombra boop, so accurate.

  • The Legacy Show
    The Legacy Show23 dögum síðan

    So you mean to tell me pirate ships were sleepers

  • 1DS18CV114 ignatius thomas
    1DS18CV114 ignatius thomas24 dögum síðan

    I'm high and this is fkin me up lmfao

  • Ramón E. Gómez j.
    Ramón E. Gómez j.25 dögum síðan

    ahhhhh yes, imm be a pirate

  • Lemonade
    Lemonade25 dögum síðan

    Grey has 2 brains

  • Konrad Górka
    Konrad Górka25 dögum síðan

    That's actually pretty convincing - where do I sign up?

  • JoseRomel Manzanero
    JoseRomel Manzanero25 dögum síðan

    Instructions unclear: did too much branding, became a company

  • brokemyarms idkmlitjkmpis
    brokemyarms idkmlitjkmpis25 dögum síðan

    The captain is a freaking sociopath

  • Richard Jeff Tayo
    Richard Jeff Tayo25 dögum síðan

    Did you just make a script that has an poem here

  • Articulate99
    Articulate9926 dögum síðan

    Always interesting, thank you.

  • Blandbread 561
    Blandbread 56126 dögum síðan

    i love the dark humor

  • caliphate
    caliphate26 dögum síðan

    just fly red flag lololo

  • Karpetanoi Druid
    Karpetanoi Druid26 dögum síðan

    stop pretending that being a criminal is cool

  • Furbait
    Furbait26 dögum síðan

    Pirate accent is kinda bad

  • Owethu Tobela
    Owethu Tobela27 dögum síðan

    3:29 Thems is some mf ing bars😭

  • Gamerzera 102
    Gamerzera 10227 dögum síðan

    Him: how to be a pirate My mind: how to get in one piece

  • F-NIX
    F-NIX27 dögum síðan

    its smart im not kiding its brutal but smart =)

  • Thomas Aquinas Wibowo • 420 years ago
    Thomas Aquinas Wibowo • 420 years ago27 dögum síðan

    How to be a pirate in 2019: -get an AK -get a speed wooden boat -rush a container ship -get arrested/killed by the navy when possible

  • Portos Lesteria
    Portos Lesteria28 dögum síðan

    Hell yeah now I can find the one piece

  • Iron Doge
    Iron Doge28 dögum síðan

    *Help me, I’ve been stuck in this loop for almost a year now*

  • LTAC turn1
    LTAC turn128 dögum síðan

    Jake and the neverland pirates don't brand

  • useless
    useless28 dögum síðan

    But... what about finding the one piece? :(

  • slumpgod
    slumpgod28 dögum síðan

    What about becoming the Kings of the Pirates?

  • Rainbow beast 21 The 1
    Rainbow beast 21 The 129 dögum síðan

    0:00 The captain and the quartermaster are looking at quartermaster‘s book

  • Electric Bloxxer
    Electric Bloxxer29 dögum síðan

    The rhymes and casual talk about slaughter make this video hilarious!

  • Stephanie De Guzman
    Stephanie De GuzmanMánuði síðan

    captain is my favourite :D

  • Azazel
    AzazelMánuði síðan

    Well being a pirate ... well all you have to do is steal ISsofts content , and if you wanna be a sea pirate then just steal a ship

  • Potato Bill
    Potato BillMánuði síðan

    Sooo no modern day pirates?

  • -
    -Mánuði síðan

    arrr piracy is democracy

  • Scrill The beast
    Scrill The beastMánuði síðan

    Best part of the videos where definitely the rhymes

  • Mr Picky
    Mr PickyMánuði síðan

    how did i discover this channel only today?

  • Mahir Azim
    Mahir AzimMánuði síðan

    So this is the first step to getting the one piece

  • Enzo Luiz
    Enzo LuizMánuði síðan

    Who did you find first, the "quartermaster's edition" or the "captain's edition"

  • spicykiwi


    Mánuði síðan

    captain’s edition

  • CosmicDig
    CosmicDigMánuði síðan


  • Dollarama
    DollaramaMánuði síðan

    Haha looted treasure goes clink clink

  • Spongebob144
    Spongebob144Mánuði síðan

    Where's the part about hard tack? Unless samonella lied to us.

  • Nick Kayfabe
    Nick KayfabeMánuði síðan

    I love how he’s all jolly-sounding and pirate-sounding when he talks up until he says: And if ye fight, and if ye lose, *we will torture crewmen to death while others watch.*

  • APeachOnAHill
    APeachOnAHillMánuði síðan

    Luffy appreciated this video

  • KayD
    KayDMánuði síðan

    Where are the devil fruits...

  • Jace Smuz
    Jace SmuzMánuði síðan

    Why is the thumbnail different now

  • Samuel Smith
    Samuel SmithMánuði síðan

    I watch pirated movies so...

  • abasdarhon
    abasdarhonMánuði síðan

    That entire alternate scenario with very dark and grim tones at 3:05 ending with an affectionate BOOP! kills me every time.

  • Chappy
    ChappyMánuði síðan

    This is beautiful

  • KV - 06KP 862845 Calderstone MS
    KV - 06KP 862845 Calderstone MSMánuði síðan

    What was that theme i want it.

  • Lauren Hilton
    Lauren HiltonMánuði síðan

    I've watched this so many times lol!

  • Samuel Mbogo
    Samuel MbogoMánuði síðan

    Reminds me of black sails

  • Sunt Zoo
    Sunt ZooMánuði síðan

    HELP! I'm stuck in a loop!!!

  • Eli Lundgreen
    Eli LundgreenMánuði síðan

    Ight you convinced me. Sign me up.

  • Luke Krohn
    Luke KrohnMánuði síðan

    This is some excellent content! Thank you for making great videos!!

  • Tiffany Miner
    Tiffany MinerMánuði síðan

    This is my favorite video of yours. MORE PIRATE STUFF

  • GenFox 1G
    GenFox 1GMánuði síðan

    I recently found out more about pirates and that they arnt what most people think.

  • Megan Is Awesome
    Megan Is AwesomeMánuði síðan

    Hold on, this video had no business being this funny

  • Keter Patrol
    Keter PatrolMánuði síðan

    Me, trying to learn how to be a Somali pirate : 👁👄👁

  • ToxicBlitzX3
    ToxicBlitzX3Mánuði síðan

    1:39 "Cutting our cover, unfurling the flag, ditching the drag, and sullying pantaloons" With the way he said it i was expecting a rhyme but was left disappointed u_u

  • utalan patala
    utalan patalaMánuði síðan

    The tranquil wholesaler sicily kiss because spring methodically press before a jobless software. hurried, colorful french

  • lrwerewolf
    lrwerewolfMánuði síðan

    So I watched the Captain version. It pointed me to the Quartermaster. I watched the quartermaster version. It pointed me to the captain version. So I watched the captain version (again). It pointed me to the Quartermaster (again). I watched the quartermaster version. It pointed me to the captain version (again). So I watched the captain version (again again). WHEN WILL CGP MAKE UP HIS MIND?!

  • KoudeZuurkool
    KoudeZuurkoolMánuði síðan

    Man CGP Grey has such an awesome way with words. Every sentence or block of sentences is so carefully arranged that it takes quite some views to uncover them all.

  • Princess Marlena
    Princess MarlenaMánuði síðan

    🎶🎵”Do what you want ‘cause a pirate is free! You are a pirate!” 🏴‍☠️

  • ze baguette from france
    ze baguette from franceMánuði síðan

    "In a world without money, we would be heroes!" Edward "Black beard" Thatch, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

  • FinDUNE
    FinDUNEMánuði síðan

    If this dude was the captain I I’d join immediately

  • Kirby The pro
    Kirby The proMánuði síðan

    Moral of the lesson: *BRANDING*

  • Edwin
    EdwinMánuði síðan

    holy crap that alliteration

  • Snowleopard 0
    Snowleopard 0Mánuði síðan

    I can rewatch 1:30 so many times also 3:16

  • uncle tookie
    uncle tookieMánuði síðan

    Put that age-of-sail music and wording with any agreement and you multiply the odds I'll sign. It's happy time!

  • H
    HMánuði síðan

    when did we start teaching people this?

  • GameEnderDotEXE
    GameEnderDotEXEMánuði síðan

    People who play Sea Of Theives: *Peace was never an option*

  • Limuel Magbanua
    Limuel MagbanuaMánuði síðan

    Next the KNIGHTS if u want

  • Felicity Chevalier
    Felicity ChevalierMánuði síðan

    I'm in

  • Claire Sinclair
    Claire SinclairMánuði síðan

    The laughable breakfast fifthly bubble because onion notablely separate vice a living hot. thankful, cute doubt

  • AJgaming
    AJgamingMánuði síðan

    what about the crew version

  • Toon_044
    Toon_044Mánuði síðan

    The boop alone earned you a subcription.

    LIM REN JIE MoeMánuði síðan

    I love when grey rhymes

  • Honest Heart
    Honest HeartMánuði síðan

    He said "do it right, and they don't fight" the power of branding

  • Super Jumper
    Super JumperMánuði síðan

    Is this an infinite loop

  • Granite Johnson
    Granite JohnsonMánuði síðan

    Y'all, wanna have a pirate renaissance?

  • Wood Wood
    Wood WoodMánuði síðan


  • Suso
    SusoMánuði síðan


  • Efe Ozan Seyhan
    Efe Ozan SeyhanMánuði síðan

    each videos end sends to other one, I am stuck in this endless loop. SEND HELP.