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The Lifeguard - Giant Bombcast Animated

Jeff Bakalar's demoralizing lifeguard story takes on its true animated form. (Story from The Giant Bombcast, Episode 694)

Giant Bomb gets animated! Monthly cartoons sourced from the Giant Bomb universe each month!

Aug. 27 2021

Posted by: JERF

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This is just great. Always loved the fan made ones from back in the day.

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Oh man, Im a new sub and all but are these new? I love when podcasts do good animated shorts (i.e. Kinda Funny)

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"How do I draw this guy so its clear that he's Irish?"

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I fucking love this so much!

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This is too good.

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I love animated segments of podcasts! Great addition

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This is delightful

It's cool that you credit the animator in the youtube description, but it might be nice to also include their name on the video description above. Nice work, Duncan!

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Fucking amazing

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This was so good! The story was good alone, but the animation made it 150% more funny.

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This is great!

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Hell yeah!

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Holy fuck this is amazing! If GiantBomb did more of these animations I would totally sign back on premium. Reminds me of the Bat vs Knife animation.

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dope content

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Yessssss loving this!

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This was a funny video and I'm glad I watched it. Kinda has a Home Movies (the cartoon) vibe to it, though I think their mouths moved a little more in that show.

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The anthropomorphic ball was a great touch. Loved this story when Bakalar told it, love this animation even more.

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What a great story Jeff! I loved the animation too.

If I could suggest just a little more movement on the mouths when they are talking I think would put it over the top. Really hope we get more in the future!

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These could do with some background atmos (water wave noise, seagul squawks, beach people noise etc) and some music behind it to elevate it to greatness.

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Awesome!

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That was great.

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@yyninja: more to come every month or so! if you ever want the sale price let me know.

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This is a great idea! Hope to see way more in the near future

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I've really enjoyed the animations that GB fans have made over the years. Really stoked to see a series done officially. Good job, Duncan.

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Gold. Just gold.

I hope it's the same guy who did 'em back in the day getting his due. I kinda feel bad for not knowing who it was. But, to be fair, Giant Bomb has some of the best fan content around.

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This is good stuff and I am stoked for more.

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Amazing! The great content keeps on coming!

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This needs some Dr. Katz-esque “wiggle vision” ;)

(the actual squigglevision is patented… apparently.)

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Omg brilliant

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@rorie: I missed some of UPF, was it mentioned who the animator(s) behind this and future instalments will be?

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I hope there are more of these. So much material to pull from.

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baby bakalar

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Delightful!

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These clips are a great way to get tied to a podcast. I remember watching a bunch of Karl Pilkington clips on youtube like this.

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This was so dang delightful

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@onemanarmyy: it is very Karl Pilkington-esque and I am all for it!

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I'm with Bakalar. That lifeguard can keep his whale poop-inhaling lifestyle.

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Amazing story and animation, love it!

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It's fucked up that Bakalar was just gonna leave his trash in the ocean if not for that life guard.

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Giant Bomb could totally make a whole series out of this. A bit like what Ricky Gervais did with his famous podcast. And they have so much content they can use. This is genius!

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This was fantastic!

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So this is a new on going thing right because this is really great.

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Beautiful. :) Well played, sir. I doff my boater.

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Yes, this is brilliant. Glad to see animated Giant Bomb actually become official

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This is amazing. I had seen the Giant Bombcast episode before when they talked about the incident. And thanks to the animation it got me to crack up again.

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The ball glaring at Jeff as he says "Thank God it wasn't a person" is a wonderful little detail.

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@dryker: I think the ones from back in the day were done by Jack Saint (lackingSaint on YouTube). This appears to be done by a different person.

While this was great, I'd love to see a new one from Jack as well!

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Really great. Made me laugh all over again.