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  • Опубліковано 4 бер 2024
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  • @LOL-cringe
    @LOL-cringe 5 місяців тому +2695

    Jack Stauber, the only man who can write a sad song about expired milk

    • @Ax0_1t01
      @Ax0_1t01 4 місяці тому +86

      Okay, but Milk is unironically one of my favorite songs EVER, and it's a minute long. And about milk. Kinda. How does Jack get away with with this?

    • @DrFumiya
      @DrFumiya 3 місяці тому


    • @J.jones229
      @J.jones229 3 місяці тому +5


    • @_wvamp
      @_wvamp 3 місяці тому +3

      @@ItsRavenTheBirdthat’s actually clever. 😓😓

    • @BellisMyCat
      @BellisMyCat 3 місяці тому +10

      ​@@Ax0_1t01Yeah he could write a song about air and make it sad and depressing but so FIRE

  • @urmom-ey7pr
    @urmom-ey7pr 11 місяців тому +837

    okay but the “was your dog artisanally bred” joke made me giggle

    • @N0remacsketch
      @N0remacsketch 2 місяці тому +7

      Same, lol

    • @Different0001
      @Different0001 Місяць тому +2

      I didn't understand 😔, would you mind explaining please?

    • @N0remacsketch
      @N0remacsketch Місяць тому +14

      @@Different0001 dogs can be “bred” to make different breeds, it’s a play on words. :)

    • @bayxlr
      @bayxlr 28 днів тому +1


    • @leonineKelter
      @leonineKelter День тому

      Homestuck spotted

  • @LOL-cringe
    @LOL-cringe 5 місяців тому +1191

    I swear jack voicing all his characters is so impressive

    • @aplastician_
      @aplastician_ 3 місяці тому +1

      He sounds like Steven Yeun

    • @J.jones229
      @J.jones229 3 місяці тому +5

      Stolen comment.

    • @P3arlDrawzCats
      @P3arlDrawzCats 3 місяці тому +1

      why are you here

    • @Vanillakatty
      @Vanillakatty 3 місяці тому +7

      Especially the coffee lady

    • @riordankneale3573
      @riordankneale3573 2 місяці тому +7

      I mean listen to the music his vocal range is wider than the pacific

  • @lewstre8121
    @lewstre8121 10 місяців тому +319

    This entire pop opera is about **choosing** to make better choices in your life, and building trust in your choices to cater to your own life.
    In the beginning, the main character struggles with choosing a sample of yogurt, and chooses to come back to it later.
    Each character he meets triggers a fear or obstacle that he has in his life. When triggered, he fixates on a specific word each character says, and goes through an episode of fear and questioning. After the episode, he instead **chooses** a different item from the shelf that's healthier than each character he meets. (EX. the coffee is decaf to avoid caffeine addiction, the oatmeal is a mystery to improve variety)
    During the "Cheese" stage of the pop opera, the main character goes through the 7 stages of grief, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. He then looks away and allows the universe choose a cheese, or another healthier item for him.
    When he allowed the universe to choose a healthier item for him, he was left with not what he wanted, but then realizes that he's been choosing his own healthier item this entire time. The main character learns that he has the power to choose better things for himself.
    In the end, he practices the trust he has in his own choice, and chooses an amazing yogurt sample.
    I think the message in this story is to make your own good choices based on your lifestyle.

    • @Cloud_hair
      @Cloud_hair 3 місяці тому +4

      bro underatted comment

    • @MrNothing0101
      @MrNothing0101 3 місяці тому +5


    • @MrNothing0101
      @MrNothing0101 3 місяці тому

      ​@jackieclouse9039 shut up hes.teaching a lesson

    • @stormm69
      @stormm69 23 дні тому +2

      *5 stages of grief but really good comment

    • @T_E_G
      @T_E_G 19 днів тому +2

      A little error. You said "7" but theres five stages 😅

  • @RobotPilots
    @RobotPilots Рік тому +1845

    i like how jacks stuff can be both meaningful and thought provoking while at the same time being funny and surreal

    • @nami_nayeon1213
      @nami_nayeon1213 10 місяців тому +10


    • @OttrPopAnimations
      @OttrPopAnimations 6 місяців тому +10

      Ralsei! :D

    • @TheVoidManager
      @TheVoidManager 6 місяців тому +7

      hey, somebody else with a ralsei profile picture. i think mine is cooler tho.

    • @m.m.m681
      @m.m.m681 6 місяців тому +2


    • @TheVoidManager
      @TheVoidManager 6 місяців тому +1

      @@m.m.m681 my ralsei pfp's neutral special is a *gun.*

  • @Tresnut
    @Tresnut 11 місяців тому +745

    I am absolutely obsessed with Jack’s animation style. It reminds me of my mom’s old animations.

    • @bunnened...2913
      @bunnened...2913 11 місяців тому +69

      u have a cool mom

    • @asparagus447
      @asparagus447 7 місяців тому +34

      Show us em

    • @panchifloriteciadupetalonica
      @panchifloriteciadupetalonica 6 місяців тому +21

      Why don't you publish them on UA-cam?

    • @user-ibm785
      @user-ibm785 2 місяці тому +4

      Wow! I'm not the only one! My parents used to play plasticine cartoons for me on cassettes. I swear, they look a lot like Jack's work!

    • @virg0_lem0nade
      @virg0_lem0nade Місяць тому +3

      whoa that's super cool! Was your mom a professional animator or a hobbyist? Either way, that is awesome.

  • @keglodude
    @keglodude 3 роки тому +8545

    “I’m not deaf.”
    “I said I’m not deaf.”
    “Nice to meet you, Jeff”
    is a really good bit

  • @killer_moon1983
    @killer_moon1983 8 місяців тому +254

    I think all of the songs represent different anxieties:
    - Milk: Anxiety surrounding living a fulfilling life and making life choices to make the most of your life
    - Bread: Anxiety about getting too caught up in how others perceive you
    - Towels: Anxiety about dealing with the consequences of choices (and about how life in general is pretty "messy")
    - Oatmeal: Anxiety about having too monotonous a life, and being unprepared for change
    - Coffee: Anxiety about not being in control of your life + not living in the moment
    - Cheese: Anxiety about choosing things (definetly the most obvious one)

    • @kyong-jae
      @kyong-jae 7 місяців тому

      Signs up the whole video!

    • @bunkerofclarence
      @bunkerofclarence 7 місяців тому +5

      The cheese one is also about grieving.

    • @jarnold
      @jarnold 6 місяців тому

      thats dumb. at least explain the last song bro

    • @killer_moon1983
      @killer_moon1983 6 місяців тому +1

      @jarnold last one's about escaping from anxiety/having an epiphany about why all the anxiety is irrational and how you just need to go with the flow.

    • @jarnold
      @jarnold 6 місяців тому +2

      @@killer_moon1983 its really not. Its about choice, and I genuinely don't see how you could come to that conclusion lmao
      Here, I'll give you a "translation" that you can read as you follow along with the song
      You have a choice. You're gonna die one day, so don't do the same thing constantly, change it up and have fun. Everything in moderation, life is messy (this one's a given), and the things you own don't determine your worth.
      The conflict of the short is the main character not knowing which sample to try, but after cheese and realizing he HAS a choice to live how he wants, he is ready to choose a sample

  • @user-ck6ft3om6i
    @user-ck6ft3om6i 7 місяців тому +116

    The coffee lady with the “are you deaf?….I gotta skedadle but I’ll pray for your ears.” It gets me every time😂😂😂

  • @Bob_ACNH
    @Bob_ACNH 11 місяців тому +1114

    *These songs represent different messages.*
    Milk 🥛 - *Everyone will expire/die soon so live life to the fullest*
    Bread 🍞 - *It's okay to be yourself*
    Paper towels 🧻 - *Messes/mistakes are irreversible*
    Oatmeal 🥣 - *Do things differently and be more spontaneous*
    Coffee ☕ - *Have self control and avoid addiction*
    Cheese 🧀 - *Don't be afraid to make decisions*

    • @Floofy_Fox_Gal
      @Floofy_Fox_Gal 6 місяців тому +132

      I think bread is more “live for yourself and not your possessions”

    • @asiah1396
      @asiah1396 6 місяців тому +51

      Yeah, pretty much but I also love how each item was also about balance. The bread brand he got is a parody of a real brand, and it's slightly expensive but not excessive. So it's okay to treat yourself and get nice things here and there, but don't let it consume you.

    • @bethannygailquimpo4920
      @bethannygailquimpo4920 5 місяців тому +2

      but my friends don't like my crazy personality@@asiah1396

    • @Beefstudios_official
      @Beefstudios_official 4 місяці тому +3

      I feel like him being called death 3 times are some kind of metaphorical

    • @Reichhater
      @Reichhater 4 місяці тому +13

      ​@@Beefstudios_officialit's deaf

  • @alphawolfnanabusiness1687
    @alphawolfnanabusiness1687 10 місяців тому +217

    I love how all the characters look like the thing he's looking for and sing about their shared problems. Even he looked like the samples with the pink skin and little swoop in his hair.

  • @LOL-cringe
    @LOL-cringe 5 місяців тому +609

    just leaving these here for myself.
    Milk (Dairy Beloved): 1:40
    Bread (Artisanal Me): 3:33
    Paper Towels (Irreversible): 5:22
    Oatmeal (Oatmeal Routine): 7:19
    Coffee (Better to Check): 9:35
    Cheese (Five Aisles of Grief): 10:55
    Finale (My Choice): 11:37

    • @polysided1
      @polysided1 4 місяці тому +4


    • @polysided1
      @polysided1 4 місяці тому +4

      thanks for the timestamps

    • @saadgamer2004
      @saadgamer2004 4 місяці тому +1

      Smash next

    • @klemowon
      @klemowon 4 місяці тому

      Checked this like a dozen times, thanks for the time stamps

    • @J.jones229
      @J.jones229 3 місяці тому +5

      This is a stolen comment.

  • @wyd_marco4107
    @wyd_marco4107 3 роки тому +7381

    "Oh this milk's expired"
    *has an existential crisis*

  • @MadVrr
    @MadVrr Рік тому +442

    This is about different Anxiety's. The milk is about the anxiety of dying without being remembered by anyone. The bread is about the anxiety of looking good to people. The paper towels is about mess and the anxiety of not being able to control the mess. The oatmeal is about seeing food as a daily routine than something to enjoy. Coffee is pretty self explanatory, it's about a addiction of caffeine. The cheese I have no idea. And the ending song is self explanatory.

    • @basillo3805
      @basillo3805 Рік тому +38

      yeah i think your right except i think the coffee ones about addiction in general not just caffeine :)

    • @data1279
      @data1279 Рік тому +25

      The cheese is about the stages of grief

    • @urfav_ana3mic398
      @urfav_ana3mic398 11 місяців тому +56

      I think cheese is about anxiety with making decisions

    • @Hiushisan
      @Hiushisan 7 місяців тому +20

      Cheese is about Choice. It ties it back to the initial problem, as Shop began with him unable to choose which sample to try. And Choice helped him fight every other problem he encountered, so that pretty much makes it the most important lesson.

    • @jarnold
      @jarnold 6 місяців тому +1

      no the ending song really isnt. at least not under the idea its about fears.
      id like you to actually explain lyric by lyric how the ending song is self explanatory under this idea because not a single person who genuinely believes thats what this short is about is able to do that. (because its not)

  • @mezzomae_1
    @mezzomae_1 8 місяців тому +158

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate how fire these lyrics are?
    "Dairy beloved...
    your days are gone,
    the grocery list goes on..."
    Bravo, Jack!🔥👏

    • @olliver-el3ui
      @olliver-el3ui 2 місяці тому +6

      A song about expired milk has no business being that good

  • @yukithehamster0456
    @yukithehamster0456 11 місяців тому +244

    I like how some character have the same trait as the food
    Old milk - old lady
    Exotic bread - exotic man
    Not to mention the fact that they have similar physical traits. The bread man is shaped like bread, the woman’s head is shaped like a mug and the oatmeal dude is shaped like a bowl of oatmeal

    • @erenjeager5290
      @erenjeager5290 11 місяців тому +32

      The main character is the little yogurt sample

    • @LittleWitches
      @LittleWitches 5 місяців тому +17

      A cool detail is that the bangs on the coffee girl was a cartoony kind of steam.
      Oh and the emo kid is shaped like a paper towel.

    • @Maxx_hihi
      @Maxx_hihi 4 місяці тому +5

      @@erenjeager5290OMG I NEVER NOTICEDDD

    • @Low_and_alone
      @Low_and_alone 3 місяці тому +2


    • @jamellahernandez9270
      @jamellahernandez9270 Місяць тому

      the old lady's head is also shaped like a milk carton ^^

  • @gabrielcorrea4462
    @gabrielcorrea4462 Рік тому +261

    Back when i was addicted to a certain white substance, i would listen to the coffee Song on repeat and cry it perfectly encapsulates how i felt at the time trying to kick an addiction, im now almost 2 years clean, Jack has really helped me through some dark times in life

    • @watsonwrote
      @watsonwrote 8 місяців тому +30

      That's so awesome to hear. So glad you're in a better place now.
      It's amazing how art, especially music, can help us overcome things. Sometimes I think musicians should be up there with doctors and therapists lol

    • @pixelzebra8440
      @pixelzebra8440 8 місяців тому +14

      I’m so sorry but “a certain white substance” can also mean something else 😭

    • @crazybot1125
      @crazybot1125 7 місяців тому +2


    • @take-you-bi-surprise
      @take-you-bi-surprise 7 місяців тому +11

      @@crazybot1125probably c*m

    • @cactus9822
      @cactus9822 4 місяці тому +2

      That's awesome. I'm glad you're doing better 😊

  • @matcha._.000
    @matcha._.000 8 місяців тому +58

    i like how a lot of the characters share the same traits as the things mentioned in the grocery list, like how the guy in the artisanal bread part looks like the loaf of artisanal bread, the guy’s head in the oatmeal part looks like a bowl of oatmeal, even the main character looks like the little yogurt sample

    • @JohnMcSpringle
      @JohnMcSpringle 6 місяців тому +2

      They all do. The old woman looks like a carton of milk (the hair shaped like a carton and the IV) the paper towels guy is shaped like a roll of paper towels, you can even see the line where one tissue ends at the side of his face. The coffee woman looks like a mug of coffee, her head is the mug, her ear is the handle and she has lines in her hair like heat lines.

  • @HarperNell
    @HarperNell 3 роки тому +4625

    People are mentioning how every character looks like the food they represent, but the main character has the same swirl in his hair as the yogurt he ends up picking

  • @vicenteisaaclopezvaldez2450
    @vicenteisaaclopezvaldez2450 11 місяців тому +19

    The photo of the milk standing on the door just hits me as so nostalgic, like, it's not overtly sentimental, not inherently profound, or even memorable, but it's the fact this represents those minimal moments in life, just getting across the door, a transient state, something you won't ever get to do again once you're gone, captured in a spontaneous moment by someone who considers it'd warrant getting preserved, truly, a photo to capture life as what it is, a beautiful, tiny, temporary thing that's worth holding onto with nails and teeth.

  • @snipppetskittle2803
    @snipppetskittle2803 9 місяців тому +54

    1:01 “Are you deaf?”
    “No im not deaf.”
    “Oh nice to meet you jeff!”
    Comedy gold

  • @claireschweizer4765
    @claireschweizer4765 11 місяців тому +66

    This is beautiful... same quality as Opal honestly...he manages to be so poignant and meaningful and unique and in the end still wrap up everything in a neat little bow...Jack Stauber you Mad, wild genius, I love you so.🤩❤️

    • @mielthebee
      @mielthebee 9 місяців тому +7

      I read “pregnant” and lost my soul for a moment

    • @Cloud_hair
      @Cloud_hair 3 місяці тому

      @@mielthebee lol

  • @rasati
    @rasati 6 місяців тому +53

    out of everything jack has ever made, being able to make cheese look that disgusting is the most impressive

    • @madiii3279
      @madiii3279 4 місяці тому +1


    • @calibricalypso
      @calibricalypso 11 днів тому

      Spoken like someone who's never heard of Casu Martzu before

  • @W1th1nTh3A1r
    @W1th1nTh3A1r 4 місяці тому +23

    I love how Jack is so good at his voice acting. I know he’s voicing all the different people but the voices he does for them really shows their personality and helps my mind process that their all very different people. I don’t know if that makes sense but yeah.

  • @ColToons
    @ColToons 3 роки тому +4581

    Coffee: I’m a song about caffeine addiction
    Cheese: There is a lot of cheese

    • @existentbperson5344
      @existentbperson5344 3 роки тому +71

      That's how Jack goes.

    • @cindycrouch3839
      @cindycrouch3839 3 роки тому +100

      Milk: is it all worth it in the end?
      Bread: I'm all fancy and poo poo
      The accident: I don't know what to put here
      The last song: I'm everything

    • @M4Xine-Gamer
      @M4Xine-Gamer 3 роки тому +4

      :') I luv cheze

    • @CatInAPartyHat
      @CatInAPartyHat 3 роки тому +9

      I’m allergic to cheese
      Why does I’m auto correct to ok!

    • @howdareyoudissmycheese9249
      @howdareyoudissmycheese9249 3 роки тому +20

      Probably about grief, considering the five stages being shown in the aisle signs behind him.

  • @HamilYes
    @HamilYes 11 місяців тому +38

    I really like how the cheese song is made because
    1 you can see the 5 stages of greif on the aisles
    2 the lyrics fit with the aisle he's under
    3 on anger and depression you can see a slight change in the tint
    4 cheese puns.

  • @semaj35
    @semaj35 10 місяців тому +13

    here are my interpretations of each grocery item, the character associated with them, and the products our protagonist buys at the end:
    MILK: death and our perception of our own life's value. milk is easily replaceable, so [Protagonist] just picks up a new one. the replaceability of people when they die is a frightening topic. i wonder how the old woman from earlier relates to this...
    BREAD: if we let our fancy materialism speak for us, what will we say when we have nothing left? the eccentric from earlier obsesses about his possessions, as though they represent his whole life instead of speaking for himself. after mulling it over, [Protagonist] chooses cheap not-wonder bread because he understands that it's better for him to speak for himself than letting his high-value products do it for him.
    PAPER TOWELS: the anxiety of making messes and the fear that our mistakes are permanent. the emo employee seems to be so used to messes that he's indifferent to them, even when his finger bleeds. like he's so callous towards mistakes that he doesn't feel like he needs to learn from them or avoid them. after pondering the value that failure has in his life, [Protagonist] picks up an indestructible wash rag so he can always clean up the messes he makes without stressing about them. also, the gag about mass-producing them made me laugh.
    OATMEAL: having a fully-thought-out, formulaic life vs. living a life of wonder and discovery, at the cost of having to deal with accidents and the aforementioned messes. the rushing man has his whole life in order, but if something as much as a greeting or a slip gets in the way, he sacrifices valuable parts of his life to make up for it, in the effort of keeping his life as tidy and neat as possible. after fantasizing about an oatmeal-filled world, [Protagonist] chooses mystery-flavor oatmeal, to add some variety to his life.
    COFFEE: the fear of becoming obsessed with something you're trying for the first time. the woman only makes [Protagonist] more anxious about his choice of drinking coffee, because if he does end up getting hooked on it, will he end up like her? he chooses decaf to test the waters and strike a compromise.
    CHEESE: the fear of choice. this ties all the way back to the beginning, where [Protagonist] just can't decide which food sample to try. in the aisles of grief, he sings a very cheesy song to himself, eventually coming to the conclusion that he should let the universe decide for him... which leads to something he really doesn't want. so, taking charge of his own life, he instead keeps searching for what he truly wants. this inspires him to return to the sample stand and finally decide which one he wants to eat... and he loves it. he realizes that his choices are important to who he is, even if they aren't who he is. also, the final song is a very quick summary of every single lesson he's learned.
    jack stauber is one of the greatest absurdist artists i've seen. his methods of introducing thoughtful meaning through the strange and mundane are truly inspiring. in a truly wonderful piece of art, every detail counts... and stauber has exhibited his fine eye for detail many times here and in his other works, like opal. can't wait to see what he ends up doing next!!

  • @Hiushisan
    @Hiushisan 8 місяців тому +22

    In a world with much shallow art, Jack is a True Artist.
    The strangeness captivates you while the deep meaning sneaks up from behind and startles you with its clever implementation. All bundled in fun, catchy music.

  • @Mylenapony
    @Mylenapony 11 місяців тому +33

    Jack Stauber always makes some of the best, most thought provoking things.
    Even if there isn’t a deeper meaning to anything, it still has you think.

  • @stepski3589
    @stepski3589 3 роки тому +8801

    i hope a kid out there fell asleep watching cartoon network and woke up to this

    • @cubic8335
      @cubic8335 3 роки тому +838

      It would be way better than being scarred for life seeing robo chicken

    • @somnodaur8064
      @somnodaur8064 3 роки тому +253

      @@cubic8335 that one video where they ate the girl on the moon haunts me

    • @pwetf
      @pwetf 3 роки тому +233

      @@cubic8335 lmaooo i hate when i would wake up and hear "its alive!!" like nope nope going back to sleep

    • @pertmang197
      @pertmang197 3 роки тому +25

      @@somnodaur8064 what one is that? The Oxygen video?

    • @michaellight9586
      @michaellight9586 3 роки тому +10

      XDD just take the upvote

  • @thesplendidredengine05
    @thesplendidredengine05 11 місяців тому +20

    I take Coffee being the most replayed scene as an absolute win.

  • @sackyhackMxO
    @sackyhackMxO Рік тому +25

    I can’t believe how many voices jack can speak he can go from the coffee addicted lady to the artisanal bread man.
    Also this is my favorite part of this short 4:38

  • @kagannagak276
    @kagannagak276 11 місяців тому +8

    "What kind of milk were you?"
    "I'm lactose intolerant"

    @DEVILMACHINE31 Рік тому +28

    How does this man makes life lessons 10 times more interesting
    Some of these are told better than some adult shows out there
    Like good job

  • @esmejane1409
    @esmejane1409 25 днів тому +2

    An existential supermarket journey. I'm here for it! Also the ending is so hopeful, I needed that today. NEVER delete this from UA-cam

  • @goblaneofficial9972
    @goblaneofficial9972 3 роки тому +2831

    I like how whenever he grabs something on his list it’s just like “*ITEM ACQUIRED*”

  • @deacontomanthony3642
    @deacontomanthony3642 8 місяців тому +4

    what i think the items represent:
    milk: death/passing or being forgotten and distancing from everyone
    bread: relying on material objects to become your personality, what happens when you lose it and you're left alone.
    paper towels: the constant need to control everything and feeling helpless when your life spirals out of control
    oatmeal: needing to control everything and mindlessly follow a plan out of crippling anxiety, fear of change
    coffee: addiction and how it can both minorly and majorly affect you and others around you because of it and how it changes your everyday life, inability to break out of a harmful habit and loss of control.
    cheese: coming face to face with all your challenges and making a desicion regardless of how you feel about it because you dont really have a choice, stages of grief.

  • @goofygoober-nq7bw
    @goofygoober-nq7bw 9 місяців тому +9

    I love how all the customers and other shoppers design is like the food/drink that pops up.

  • @SCP_1471_TTV
    @SCP_1471_TTV 11 місяців тому +28

    8:43 Coffee Christian has stopped working, please reboot

  • @spacecherryuvu2520
    @spacecherryuvu2520 8 місяців тому +11

    The meaning of each produce song to me:
    Milk: Living a depressing life, then die, but life continues around you
    Bread: Being the same as everyone else
    Paper Towels: When you make a mistake and it ruins you as a person
    Oatmeal: OCD
    Coffee: Addiction
    Cheese: 5 stages of grief

    • @DEADEYERONIN-rc9rk
      @DEADEYERONIN-rc9rk 8 місяців тому

      Milk: People around you dying, but it doesn't effect the way life goes on
      Bread: feeling the need to be organized and better than everyone
      Paper towel: One second can ruin everything
      Oatmeal: planning everything out
      Coffee: also addiction
      Cheese: also the same

  • @1borleau
    @1borleau 7 місяців тому +9

    did any one else notice how the heads and the people he met are like the things he is buying like oatmeal guys head looks like a bowl of oatmeal and emo worker fr looks like a papertawaol

  • @PieNumber4
    @PieNumber4 Рік тому +2922

    "Was your dog artisanally bred?"
    that's incredible

  • @44qc
    @44qc 9 місяців тому +10

    man jackstauber really knows how to make things feel really alone
    but the music is so good
    and this whole thing is so artistic and creative
    i love it

  • @themangomanjuice
    @themangomanjuice 9 місяців тому +11

    Love revisiting this. I was excited for it when it was coming out in 2019, some of Jack’s best work. The song at the end when he realizes to take life one day at a time in stride and enjoy it always makes me smile. I also love Opal and Future.

  • @Czar_Moss
    @Czar_Moss 10 місяців тому +18

    6:10 I would love to play a game like undertale with an OST by Jack, feels so fun

  • @TheeCoolKid
    @TheeCoolKid 5 місяців тому +7

    I think something to mention here is the journey the protagonist went on, learning all of these lesons form the shoppers around him he then culminates that knowledge to overcome his own issues of choice paralisis show in the begining... very cool that all the life lessons are culminated into the final message that personal growth and change is always a choice we can take and its not to late to go back and make the right decisions

  • @paulmccartneysson9118
    @paulmccartneysson9118 7 місяців тому +7

    no one mentions the fact that every character is designed to look like the main object of each segment, it’s SO much attention to detail in this short film and i LOVE IT SO MUCH

  • @ironwingartist5578
    @ironwingartist5578 2 роки тому +4841

    “You’re bleeding”
    “Don’t worry it’s just mine”

    • @psti_
      @psti_ 2 роки тому +21

      @@saraelnaggar739 I think it's about blood but I'm not sure, I don't get it either

    • @zacharee2428
      @zacharee2428 2 роки тому +65

      I heard “it’s just fine” but I can’t hear that well to begin with 😂

    • @ironwingartist5578
      @ironwingartist5578 2 роки тому +85

      It’s the worker being like stereotypically emo??? Like it doesn’t matter that I’m hurt because I don’t matter at least that’s how I read it

    • @saraelnaggar739
      @saraelnaggar739 2 роки тому +5

      @@ironwingartist5578 oh HEGRUEJHRR

    • @patricksfriendbobthesponge8256
      @patricksfriendbobthesponge8256 2 роки тому +65

      @@zacharee2428 What are you? Deaf?

  • @TheFangirlOtaku
    @TheFangirlOtaku Рік тому +20

    Hilarious, meaningful, and weird. The ultimate Jack Stauber skit. Bravo 👏

  • @JokerKiller215
    @JokerKiller215 6 місяців тому +11

    Coffee is still my favorite after all these years☕️

  • @TheVoidManager
    @TheVoidManager 5 місяців тому +4

    I love how the "vegan hot dog buns" guy bonked his head on a shelf that doesn't exist and the previous and following frames. absolutely love this video.

  • @lazy_fofing179
    @lazy_fofing179 3 місяці тому +6

    Anyone else noticed that all the people that the guy walks into look exactly like the food item that comes after, for example
    Pecan woman looks like a milk carton (the hair)
    The cut guy looks like paper towels (his head)
    Stress-head guy looks like a bowl of oatmeal (head shape and hair)
    Coffe addict person looks like a coffee mug (the ear is the handle)
    The guy with exquisite taste looks like a grain

  • @LOL-cringe
    @LOL-cringe 5 місяців тому +1

    I love how the protagonist is not mean while still being realistic. He deals with sarcastic remarks and being called deaf but still makes conversation with these people, even helped coffee lady get another sip. We love a model citizen

  • @Honed-
    @Honed- 3 роки тому +1974

    "was your dog artisanal bread?" best dad joke ever.

    • @deplizz7859
      @deplizz7859 3 роки тому +115

      Isn't it "Artisinally bred"?

    • @veryv718
      @veryv718 3 роки тому +25

      @BlooMonkee Toons you know when the breed dogs?

    • @gray9914
      @gray9914 3 роки тому +51

      don’t forget “Dairy Beloved”

    • @zacherylucas356
      @zacherylucas356 3 роки тому +18

      @@gray9914 or the cheese puns

    • @daviceconelo5275
      @daviceconelo5275 3 роки тому +11

      Are you deaf?

  • @idknicknamelol
    @idknicknamelol 26 днів тому +3

    It takes a second to realize just how many people in this call him deaf. He takes so long to process and overthink things that people don’t think he heard them.

  • @Drae44music
    @Drae44music 6 місяців тому +7

    Brooo the fact that he actually shows the 5 stages of grief in his lyrics is amazing 🔥🔥

  • @hatechm
    @hatechm 4 місяці тому +4

    I love this so much, I come back every few months to watch this with a huge smile on my face

  • @LOL-cringe
    @LOL-cringe 5 місяців тому +3

    I love how everyone just asks him “ what are ya deaf” 😂

  • @robloxplayer7969
    @robloxplayer7969 8 місяців тому +22

    Milk unlocked

  • @mksterfire7396
    @mksterfire7396 3 роки тому +8670

    I really hope Adult Swim sees that we absolutely love when they work with Jack, and continue to make awesome stuff with him.
    edit: Ive seen opal.

    • @yusupath
      @yusupath 3 роки тому +20

      Tru bro

    • @bruhimvibing2401
      @bruhimvibing2401 3 роки тому +84

      Have you seen the short opal? It was the most recent adult swim did with jack stauber

    • @stupid-idiot-555
      @stupid-idiot-555 3 роки тому +35

      @@bruhimvibing2401 that’s what he was talking about

    • @masonbean8136
      @masonbean8136 3 роки тому +4


    • @pabloflores5031
      @pabloflores5031 3 роки тому +4

      Which jack.......jack black, jackied Chan, or Wesley’s snipes lmao

  • @user-qb4qi5gd5s
    @user-qb4qi5gd5s Місяць тому +1

    I really love this weirdcore, nostalgia, comedy style of Jack Stauber’s. It’s really interesting and admirable. Funny yet unsettling. Keep up the great work

  • @goodwillfidgetspinner
    @goodwillfidgetspinner 8 місяців тому +5

    i cant believe Mr Stauber managed to make a 12 minute diatribe on the self, want vs need, life, death and choice all through the symbolism of a grocery list. i am going to throw myself into the sea no art can top this

  • @mochann1133
    @mochann1133 10 місяців тому +3

    I love listening to the coffee lady talk

  • @Bwabwabwaaaaaaaltaccount-ws7br
    @Bwabwabwaaaaaaaltaccount-ws7br 6 місяців тому +6

    Jack's music is so... his. You can tell from just the first 3-15 seconds of any song that, yes, this is a song by jack stauber. No doubt about it. Some of my favorite musicians work like that, and jack is no exception.

  • @UnWeyRandom...
    @UnWeyRandom... 3 місяці тому +8

    8:09 You Get:Oatmeal With A Mystery Flavor

  • @nickherbeck9794
    @nickherbeck9794 2 роки тому +7259

    Each person he meets before each song is emblematic of someone who suffers from the line of existential thinking that each song is about.
    *Milk:* the old lady refuses to try new things because she can always try them later, but then ‘dies’ by disappearing at the end
    *Bread:* the nut man smugly uses material possessions to justify his existence and make himself feel superior to others, despite shopping at the same store as everyone else.
    *Paper Towels:* the worker was so hung up on the concept of irreversibly changing, that he never got around to actually handling messes in any meaningful way.
    *Oatmeal:* the bowl man was obsessed with planning out every moment of life and failed to account for or accept the spontaneity of life.
    *Coffee:* the mom was addicted to coffee and used it as an unhealthy coping mechanism to get herself through every aspect of life.
    *Cheese:* the main character himself was suffering from this which was choice paralysis in the face of the possibilities of life. Unlike the others, he actually overcame his existential crisis by realizing that by simply making a choice, you automatically get some form of control and meaning out of your existence that the randomness of the universe cannot provide.

    • @banana_luv2258
      @banana_luv2258 2 роки тому +154

      Underrated comment

    • @sobree9743
      @sobree9743 2 роки тому +208

      And finally, sometimes the universe will smack you upside the head if you look for or say something stupid. Case and point, vegan hotdogs

    • @BurntFoxProductions
      @BurntFoxProductions 2 роки тому +14

      Thank you

    • @rebrandedidiot
      @rebrandedidiot 2 роки тому +56

      @@sobree9743 Don't forget- they were vegan hotdog *buns*

    • @beweluher714
      @beweluher714 2 роки тому +12

      i was wondering why he was acting like that in the beginning of the episode

  • @harlanlewis1999
    @harlanlewis1999 11 місяців тому +7

    i know everyone interprets the characters differently, for me this is what each one seemed to represent:
    milk - death, forgetting & being forgotten
    bread - vanity/narcissism, materialism
    paper towels - entropy, dread
    oatmeal - anxiety, obsession, the effects of living under capitalism
    coffee - addiction, consumerism
    cheese - choice paralysis, free will

  • @frozen_dinnerWCUE
    @frozen_dinnerWCUE Рік тому +6

    Bro imagine seeing this dude in the store just staring at a carton of milk for like 2 minutes without moving.

  • @turk4082
    @turk4082 Місяць тому +1

    These songs might be the perfect form of pop. Catchy, good lyrics, hidden meanings, quick and short, and the best replayability of any song ever. Really a work of art, Jack just understands music better. It is like a math to him, another language he speaks fluently in

  • @itscory4970
    @itscory4970 11 місяців тому +10

    The people the main character meets before all the songs go along with what the meanings of the songs. For example, before the milk song(symbolizing death), he met a older women and when he reached up for the cookies, she was gone. Symbolizing that you can be alive one second and “expired” in another.
    I also feel like there is a meaning to the people calling him deaf, but I’m not sure.

    • @wesluviez
      @wesluviez 7 місяців тому +3

      I think the meaning behind the "are you deaf" is that the characters who ask this aren't usually heard. The milk lady is literally misheard, the bread man brags a lot (which due to misinterest in others, he could have not been heard), and the coffee lady could be wanting to quit her addiction, but no one listens to her because she's an addict, and therefore isn't trusted.
      I'm not sure if that makes sense or not, so i'm sorry if it doesn't.

  • @Oncelersgirl
    @Oncelersgirl 3 місяці тому +4

    3:01 BRO WAS MaTeRiAl gWoRL 💅✨️

  • @nurpo.
    @nurpo. 2 роки тому +5143

    Can we all appreciate that he voiced every character?
    Jack Stauber is a legend.

    • @vickylarrs8536
      @vickylarrs8536 2 роки тому +158

      Dang even that coffee lady?

    • @nurpo.
      @nurpo. 2 роки тому +132

      @@vickylarrs8536 Yeah, it's very impressive.

    • @vickylarrs8536
      @vickylarrs8536 2 роки тому +113

      @@nurpo. I swear, more people need to know the legend that is Jack Stauber.

    • @nurpo.
      @nurpo. 2 роки тому +27

      @@vickylarrs8536 True.

    • @truffeltroll6668
      @truffeltroll6668 2 роки тому +15

      Imagine a collab with Zach Hadel

  • @cool6833
    @cool6833 7 місяців тому +3

    I just noticed that each of the characters looks like the item correspondent to their section. Every time I rewatch this I see another fun detail.

  • @Pit_Winder
    @Pit_Winder 11 місяців тому +4

    this might be jacks most lighthearted videos.

  • @Vanillakatty
    @Vanillakatty 3 місяці тому +3

    My favorite of the side characters is the coffee lady because of how much effort Jack must have put into making that character and she genuinely sounds like a high pitched hyper woman

    • @Vanillakatty
      @Vanillakatty 3 місяці тому

      Tell me which one is whoever’s reading this favorite side person

    • @zubatgang799
      @zubatgang799 Місяць тому

      ​@@Vanillakatty Big fan of her, but love the bread and oatmeal men too honestly

    • @Vanillakatty
      @Vanillakatty Місяць тому

      Fr fr

  • @bleachntoasters
    @bleachntoasters 11 місяців тому

    Thanks for the wrap up at the end lol needed that

  • @ihavebedbugs
    @ihavebedbugs 10 днів тому +2

    I like how each person he runs into in each song explains the meaning of the song

  • @bloopdeboop1707
    @bloopdeboop1707 3 роки тому +3796

    Everyone is saying how they loved the milk song, I see absolutely no one talking about what a bop the artisanal song was

  • @Sleepy.q
    @Sleepy.q 5 місяців тому +1

    everytime i keep coming back to this it just makes me feel understood so thank you i especially love the coffee and milk song there my favorites!

  • @Spky_Ghst
    @Spky_Ghst 5 місяців тому +4

    Dude, I love how all the characters are shaped like the groceries.
    Main guy: the strawberry stuff?
    Old lady: milk carton
    Artisanal guy: bread
    Emo: paper towels
    Routine guy: oatmeal
    Coffee addict: coffee mug
    It's so subtle but I love it!

  • @Silly_Ham
    @Silly_Ham 4 місяці тому +2

    This video has become extremely comforting to me and idek why

  • @abdulhakamthangal4343
    @abdulhakamthangal4343 6 місяців тому +7

    0:03 Shop a pop opera
    1:40 Expired milk
    3:33 Artisanal bread
    5:23 Mess
    7:19 Oatmeal routine
    9:35 Coffee
    10:55 Endless cheese
    11:37 Pick something better

  • @GenLossNoia
    @GenLossNoia 6 місяців тому +12

    It took me this long to realize that *_each person's head is designed like the product they're in the aisle for._*
    The main character has the curled piece of hair like the sample
    The old lady's hair was styled like the milk carton's top
    The artisanal man's head is shaped like the 12 nut vitamin bread, with the piece on top being the tied-off opening
    The employee is shaped like a roll of paper towels
    The meal planner's head looks like a bowl of oatmeal
    The coffee lady's head is like a coffee cup, with her ear as a handle and the 3 hair strands like steam

  • @richardizt3689
    @richardizt3689 3 роки тому +2542

    “What kind of milk were you?” Should win a Grammy tbh

    • @fishboi7425
      @fishboi7425 3 роки тому +53

      Coffe should win an Oscar

    • @MatthewNeathery
      @MatthewNeathery 3 роки тому +27

      The whole bits concept is genius.

    • @lelo1297
      @lelo1297 3 роки тому +35

      the old lady was shaped like an milk cartoon
      she didn't disappear
      she E X P I R E D

    • @Coolmanjohn445
      @Coolmanjohn445 3 роки тому +1

      I like mess more

    • @OrionFallsUp
      @OrionFallsUp 3 роки тому +7

      You’re wrong, all of these songs should.

  • @MouseTheGoblin
    @MouseTheGoblin Рік тому +4

    I love how with jack stauner music you can be the main singer AND the background singer in every song

  • @okamocha102
    @okamocha102 7 місяців тому +2

    Each sequence has such good message, I love it!

  • @ethantarpley
    @ethantarpley 7 місяців тому

    As simple and absurd as it is, this is one of my favorite pieces of media and I think it's truly brilliant. Every time I watch it, I seem to notice and appreciate something new, like the characters' heads resemble their foods, how everyone seems to call the main character deaf due to their own inability to listen, or how, for instance, the pretentious bread guy says "Thank you" when the main character compliments something he's associated with, taking these things as a stand-in for his own identity instead of having an identity of his own.
    Jack Stauber has a way of making music and stories that I think everyone can relate to on a surprisingly deep level. We all ask ourselves at some point if we're depending too much on the substances we use, or if we're letting our possessions speak for us. We all stress about staying on our routine, the unexpected imperfections of everyday life, and whether we're doing what we need to before our time comes to die, and Stauber gives us the simple answer we need to hear: Don't overthink it, because we won't be around forever, and in the end, it doesn't matter that much. There's hardly an ending to another piece of media that has uplifted me more than the ending to this, which simply says, "Make a decision! It's better than doing nothing. Go out and live life, make mistakes, and experience the world. You won't always have this opportunity." I can't believe that watching such a silly video made me cry.

  • @yoloodevil4170
    @yoloodevil4170 3 місяці тому +1

    Milk - How did you serve life and how has it served you, what will you be remembered for?
    Bread - Do you live life needing to represent yourself with material wealth and status?
    Paper towels - When you screw up in life you will leave damage that can't be swept away fully but you can help clean up and prevent your mistakes.
    Oatmeal - Living life by the same routines and habits, not branching out. For me personally excess of my same habits everyday has led me to find little pleasure in it.
    Coffee - We prefer to cling onto easy pleasures to get by which we may indulge in leaving us feeling improper without such substance. For those aware of their habit and keep reflecting on bad habits will need to find the urge in the feeling of wanting self-control.
    Cheese - Becoming self responsible for your choices.

  • @PsychicSploob
    @PsychicSploob 3 місяці тому +1

    This is one of those videos I always come back to watch again. It's so iconic c:

  • @shaneskebab856
    @shaneskebab856 3 роки тому +1752

    Jack Stauber fans: Yeah, that's him. Look at him go
    Adult Swim fans: WHAT WAS THAT

    • @j82200
      @j82200 3 роки тому +112

      Honestly isn't the weirdest thing they've put here.

    • @youraunt
      @youraunt 3 роки тому +64

      @@j82200 yeah, in fact, it's quite normal compared to the other stuff on it

    • @zooparty1257
      @zooparty1257 3 роки тому +54

      Its more like
      Adult Swim fans: oh ok sweet and cool

    • @isabellab.1875
      @isabellab.1875 3 роки тому +24

      I feel like it's so mundane compared to the stuff on Adult Swim that it becomes its own type of weird.

    • @zooparty1257
      @zooparty1257 3 роки тому +20

      @@isabellab.1875 kinda like how Joe Pera's stuff was the weirdest on Adult Swim because it wasn't weird at all

  • @jelese21
    @jelese21 5 місяців тому +1

    This is GOLDEN ! The claymation, the music, the storyline. So dumb, so funny.

  • @user-rr8qs5fq4k
    @user-rr8qs5fq4k 6 днів тому +1

    I think this video is very interesting because somehow Jack Stauber manages to capture the important things he values in life using... a shopping list. Of random stuff. The main character gets each item, spontaneously contemplating about his life each time he chooses.
    The milk song was about a 'life' lived, and how after you die the world just moves on('your days are gone, the grocery list goes on').
    The artisan bread part was about how people try to act like they are 'artisanal', like they live a luxurious life. But at some point they start getting obsessed with it(" what is an artisanal me, where do my clothes end? Which ones are my artisanal friends?"), to the point where you only try to be the version of yourself that looks artisanal, and only befriend people who are artisanal. Your clothes(a metaphor for who you look like on the outside) are what determines YOU.
    The paper towels is more about a 'mess' than the item itself. The mess is a metaphor for how life keeps going on and doesn't heed your needs when you want to stop things from happening, or have time to think. And at some point inevitably you must die.
    The oatmeal entails a silly conversation with a person who lives a preposterous life, planning everything on a rigid schedule("I just sacrificed getting peas for standing here, bagels for explaining a body's like a clock to you and..."). Then the main character wonders to himself if everything can be planned, like accidents? What about death(symbolized by the car crash scene)?
    The coffee part is about starting drinking coffee because YOU decided you want to use it to control yourself, bit then getting controlled by COFFEE. It can be anything other than coffee, I just think the caffeine is a metaphorical example.
    In "Cheese", the main character is antagonized by the fact that he is supposed to choose one product out of so many different ones, wondering if someone else can choose it for him instead. But choosing the cheese(and making important choices in his life) is completely up to him; nobody can live his life instead, can they?
    And then he suddenly realizes something. "I trust I would pick something better... It's a decision I make to be a good go-getter. Milk will expire so toss your oatmeal and eat something new. Coffee moderation, life is messy and your bread isn't you." Basically: "Your living days are limited, so don't be obsessed with schedules and rules and seize unexpected opportunities, embrace the new. You depend on other things to try and moderate your life, but life doesn't wait for you. Also don't get obsessed by what others think, because what you are to them aren't necessarily your identity."
    After this declaration he rushes... to the sample corner and decides he wants the strawberry flavor. I was particularly tickled by this ending. Like so many of us, even when he finds some deep meaning in life and decides to live his best version, the things he's capable of changing and choosing are so petty and little. Like which flavor to sample?

    • @troysgaming529
      @troysgaming529 5 днів тому

      I might be the only person to read and see this

  • @lumiiberry1311
    @lumiiberry1311 9 місяців тому +3

    All the people he meets look like the grocery list items:
    1. The old woman’s hair looks like the top of a milk carton.
    2. The bread guy’s hair looks like a twist tie.
    3. The store clerk has marks on his face that look like perforations.
    4. Oatmeal guy’s head looks like a bowl of oatmeal.
    5. Coffee lady’s ear looks like a handle to a coffee mug.
    Just thought that was interesting.

  • @WelcomeVisitors
    @WelcomeVisitors 9 місяців тому +2

    Not much of a clue of what this one reflects or represents but it's the most relatable in every way for me from what I can understand and interpret.

  • @LeafClownver
    @LeafClownver 15 днів тому +1

    I really like that the people that were talking to the mc had the same shape as the things on the aisle.
    Idk how to word this properly but here's some observations I made:
    The old lady has her hair on a triangle shape while her face is a square, looking like a carton of milk
    The emo employee has a rectangular head with an unclear (but noticeable) pointed line, looking like a towel.
    The girl with a coffee addiction has a rectangular head, the ear looking like the handle of a mug and the individual black hair strands on her forehead looks like the steam.

  • @alexaclawsister
    @alexaclawsister 3 роки тому +28728

    My man had an existential Crisis every time he picked up something

    • @asplitpea2087
      @asplitpea2087 3 роки тому +408

      Is me

    • @noahtheeditor8650
      @noahtheeditor8650 3 роки тому +511

      Don't you?

    • @MuffinGuns
      @MuffinGuns 3 роки тому +411

      Wait- you’re telling me you don’t?

    • @LikesGamePlays
      @LikesGamePlays 3 роки тому +200

      Fuck this guy.... Now i have a little existential crisis too...
      I love it :D

    • @sierraveg8799
      @sierraveg8799 3 роки тому +239

      If you don’t consider which loaf of bread u pick because you don’t want to hurt the other breads feelings ... idk man

  • @Fauxipaliscoolio
    @Fauxipaliscoolio 6 місяців тому +1

    i genuinely believe this is set up like a video game
    Animated scenes = cutscenes
    song parts = boss fights
    idk how to describe it but moments like 4:29 = new item acquired!

  • @tobiaszszulia407
    @tobiaszszulia407 5 місяців тому +1

    the conversation at 1:00 has a subtle (maybe unintentional) joke where the lady misunderstands what jack is saying. when she misunderstands jack's "i'm not deaf" she responds with "nice to meet you jeff".
    so if she misundstood jack as saying his name was jeff, the closest resemblens to what she heard him is "my name is jeff"

  • @JosRocks410
    @JosRocks410 Місяць тому +2


  • @retroactive_continuity
    @retroactive_continuity 7 місяців тому +2

    people come and leave this world quickly, the quality of your life matters.
    Having a life that is "all natural", or being rich and having a good life and seeing how other people (who might be in a worse situation) would react to it.
    Paper Towels:
    mistakes are irreversible
    everything needs to be planned, there is no room for mistakes
    self-control- some things you don't or do need; such as coffee (or just the addiction to coffee)
    the 5 stages of grief;
    Denial (Denying the person you know or you love did not die, and its just a sick joke or its a dream.)
    Anger (Angry that you didn't get to say goodbye or that you could of prevented it)
    Bargaining (Making deals with yourself or god if your religious that if we act a special way than we will feel better)
    Depression (Sad that the person you knew or the one you love is gone)
    Acceptance (Accepting that the person has passed and coming to terms with it)
    Another theory for cheese is just having a hard time making choices, and then being mad later about what you chose.
    sometimes you only have one choice, so pick wisely.
    I would love to hear everyone else theories! have fun!