"Nick, this changes everything!!!"
May 18, 2017 8:50 PM   Subscribe

After 37 episodes of hilarity, existential horror, and good good splosions, Car Boys (previously)--hosted by Nick Robinson and Griffin McElroy of Polygon--has finally come to a close with a thrilling finale.
posted by Lurch (36 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
I haven't seen the finale yet but GOD Car Boys is so good and I'm so sad it's ending
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:52 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


The finale is great. Fitting end.

Y'all, I really enjoyed this YouTube video series about a driving-and-physics simulator video game.
posted by supercres at 8:55 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


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posted by reluctant early bird at 9:01 PM on May 18 [4 favorites]


That was such a great ending to a such a ridiculous film thing.
posted by Uncle at 9:37 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Haven't watched this yet, but all I can hope is that they found a way to defeat the blob. Perhaps Busto came back to save the day and redeem himself.
posted by DoctorFedora at 9:40 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Holy guacamole I did not expect Car Boys to have such a satisfying ending. Well done.
posted by charismatic megafauna at 9:49 PM on May 18


That was kind of magical.
posted by theodolite at 9:57 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Never expected a youtube show about smashing cars together in BeamNG Drive to be the wild ride Car Boys ended up being, but wow. What a journey. See you, space cowcar boys.

Also props to whoever made that map and decided "what this map needs is an INEXPLICABLE WORMHOLE."
posted by yasaman at 10:06 PM on May 18 [4 favorites]


1. SO SAD

2. This is so incredibly precisely what's going on in The Adventure Zone right now that I don't even know if it's a coincidence
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:10 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


That was amazing.
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:31 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


We have borne witness to the Sun Chips Place.
posted by cerulgalactus at 1:21 AM on May 19 [4 favorites]


No spoilers for TAZ please, I haven't listened to the latest episodes yet! :)

This was great. A perfect episode to quit (as episode 27 would have been, but luckily they made more) but I can't help this sense of loss. Car Boys was the franchise that finally made me fall in love with the McElroy universe (I had listened to some MBMBAM episodes over the years before and for some reason that didn't do it) and as such has held always a special position for me.

I'm going to miss it lots.
posted by bigendian at 2:22 AM on May 19


How have I not ever watched this. I regularly visit Polygon and I've never had this pop up on any kind of a feed. This is all I'll be watching after work today. Thanks for sharing this.

Sad that it's ending but I have lots to look forward to it seems.
posted by Fizz at 5:25 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I saw the livestream on twitter and logged on just in time to hear the very last line "Griffin.... Griffin can you hear me?" to the sight of a wrecked car in and gray void and then credits roll.
Of course, I immediately went back and watched the full episode.

Car boys is amazing. I don't know if there is anything like it.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:32 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


(Just in case you/anyone didn't realize, there is a post-credit scene)
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:38 AM on May 19 [2 favorites]


Car Boys was finally what turned me on to Polygon's YouTube channel, which has hundreds of hours of game previews and playthroughs with the least amount of douchebro one could hope for. It's a safe space, inasmuch as I know I can watch whatever's on their playlist and not end up more wound up than when I started watching on grounds of politics, sexism, or whatever else (well, the Touch the Skyrim series was getting kind of sketch, but they apparently realized it and started over in a different direction).

So yeah. It's become my default "my brane is currently a dense little knot of anger and numbness and I need something to unclench it" YouTube channel. Three thumbs up, Joe-Bob says, "Check it out!".

Memorable moment: American Truck Simulator LP
posted by ardgedee at 9:22 AM on May 19


There's also Griffin's wonderful Peacecraft series, which started as a generic pacifist tour of the entire map in World of Warcraft and turned into something entirely different. I'm wary of saying too much and spoiling the sense of discovery, but it's worth noting that Griffin's status as an internet celebrity becomes an integral part of the playthrough.
posted by ardgedee at 9:29 AM on May 19


I wish Justin and Griffin still did Overviews. I'm guessing they just don't have the time anymore. So many amazing moments in American Truck Simulator, Car Mechanic Simulator, Catlateral Damage, etc.
posted by kmz at 12:19 PM on May 19


i've never heard of this "show" but thank you so much for brightening my life with it.
posted by numaner at 12:37 PM on May 19 [2 favorites]


The non-McElroy Polygon videos have been getting better and better, I'm loving Please Retweet right now.
posted by jason_steakums at 2:26 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Please Retweet has been great, but SEO Play is absolutely amazing.

I also enjoyed Pat and Julia Watch The YOUNG SHELDON Trailer for 200 Minutes for the bits I tuned in for. It's like a condensed version of The Worst Idea of All Time or Death Blart.
posted by kmz at 2:54 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


My favorite Car Boys super-cut is every time griffin says "NICK" in car boys

This might be a Berenstein/Berenstain thing, but I think they uploaded a new edit of VR City where they edited out the first merge of Ovo with a wheeled vehicle. I remember a pickup truck before the bus. Griffin says "happy fun truck" as Nick flies the joined thing together.
posted by ASCII Costanza head at 2:59 PM on May 19 [3 favorites]


Shit, Berenstain. It was the next episode and it's magic fun truck.
posted by ASCII Costanza head at 3:02 PM on May 19


A perfect ending to the best anime this season. I'll miss the distilled serendipity of chaos every episode brought.
posted by lucidium at 11:27 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]


BeamNG says a fond goodbye to Car Boys on twitter. To my amusement, they also say that they view the Car Boys as bug reports of things to fix.
posted by yasaman at 11:27 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]


Also speaking of serendipity, the "BeamNG" reveal, my god.
posted by lucidium at 11:34 AM on May 20 [4 favorites]


Thank you, MetaFilter, for introducing me to the joy of Car Boys. What a great ending.

Fuck the Blob. In Busto we trust. May we ride Ovo to meet him in the Sunchips place.
posted by cyclopticgaze at 1:10 PM on May 21 [4 favorites]


I kinda really want Sunchips now. And have two cell phones. Maybe learn to drive a school bus.
posted by numaner at 8:29 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Episode 8, A Tale of Two Bustos. "We are all in Busto now"

Yes, yes we are.
posted by numaner at 11:15 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Welcome to the fold, numaner
posted by showbiz_liz at 11:17 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


so back in 2010, I was hooked on Assassin's Creed 2 for PS3. I had the first generation fat PS3, and it was dying. After about 15 minutes of gameplay, I would start getting those infinite point stretches of the texture, usually on Ezio. Here was my only screenshot of that. Seeing the same thing happening to BeamNG.drive in these videos brings back a lot of nostalgia for me.
posted by numaner at 11:34 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


oh god, the crucified airplane! I want all the things smashed with sledge hammers.
posted by numaner at 1:35 PM on May 23 [2 favorites]


> I'm loving Please Retweet right now.

Finally getting around to watching this. It's got the same deadpan slow-burn humor that I associate with some of the Weird Twitter posters.
posted by ardgedee at 4:13 PM on May 23 [1 favorite]


BeamNG says a fond goodbye to Car Boys on twitter.

a reply: thanks for making beam nick griffin dot drive

* mind blown *
posted by numaner at 11:34 AM on May 24 [1 favorite]


oh yeah I should add: I love that Nick uses Clair de Lune for basically all of the stunt moments. It's just so right. It's one of my favorite piano pieces of all time, shamefully only recently discovered from Ocean's Eleven.
posted by numaner at 11:54 AM on May 25 [1 favorite]


I kinda want a giant blob in real life just to hide under and feel like I belong somewhere.
posted by numaner at 3:01 PM on May 25 [1 favorite]


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