True Facts: BatFishes

  • Published on May 13, 2020
  • True Facts Poster!
    Alex Brett
    Alex inspired this episode with his amazing Batfish footage. He just launched his channel in earnest - go and sub!
    Barrett Christie
    Barrett shared his knowledge with me, and is an expert on fish husbandry. His spawning footage is very rare and shows that batfish spawn in a similar way to some other anglerfish.
    Javi has some really amazing videos on his Vimeo account. There is a pretty amazing aquatic collection over on Vimeo!
    Ariane Dimitris
    It took me a while to track Ariane down but her longnosed Batfish clip in so good!
    LiquidGuru is a pro. Just gets such beautiful views into Aquatic life! His juvenile Orbicular Batfish is so well done.
    Raymond Powers
    Raymond came through with the feeding footage at the last second. It is very rare to see them eat, especially in captivity!
    Thanks also to the NOAA, Barry Peters, Nico Michiels,
    and Gilles San Martin for the use of their images.
    Additional footage under license from Shutterstock.
  • Pets & AnimalsPets & Animals

Comments • 4 970

  • DarkDoughnutsVids
    DarkDoughnutsVids 2 years ago +4377

    He doesn't post very often, but when he does, it's a masterpiece.

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Year ago +751

    “Matthew is highly adapted to a benthic lifestyle, meaning he lives on the floor of the ocean, not on the roof like a duck do.”
    That line killed me.

    • Matthew Wu
      Matthew Wu 11 months ago +1

      me too

    • Takimolori
      Takimolori 11 months ago +5

      My name is Matthew...

    • Jonathan Berry
      Jonathan Berry Year ago +3

      I wonder if this is somehow connected to the Benthic Explorer in the Abyss movie.

  • Neon9856
    Neon9856 Year ago +686

    "The bottom half of a kangaroo that has been flattened by a truck" Pure art.

  • Thatonekid
    Thatonekid Year ago +154

    I got really obessed with all of these different species for a moment in my life. I wouldn’t stop talking about them, drawing them, babbling on about how they’re all different and don’t even look like bats, or even really fish. My family got tired of it, my friends too. They told me I was acting obsessive and that it wasn’t healthy.
    One could say I went... batfish crazy

  • Annaelise Prinkki
    Annaelise Prinkki Year ago +735

    "Even little Wendy's pissed off. She weighed herself on the scale then had a good toilet then weighed herself again. No change. How does that even happen?" 😂

    • Helen L
      Helen L Month ago +1

      I once WEIGHED MORE after. How the hell!?!

    • Dawn Has Broken
      Dawn Has Broken 10 months ago +6

      His humor is beyond...😃😁😀

    • SwedenTheHedgehog
      SwedenTheHedgehog Year ago +27

      Ahahah, that got me so good, I had to check the comments for if someone else had the same experience 😂

  • Zak LeClaire
    Zak LeClaire 2 years ago +2673

    Zefrank: "Scientists, stop getting drunk and naming fish."
    Scientists: "Ever been on a boat for months at a time? If you want cool fish videos, we get to get be drunk as hell when we name the fish."

    • Fly
      Fly 8 months ago +1

      *There are many benefits for being a marine biologist*

    • Sean Raines
      Sean Raines 10 months ago +1

      @pLanetstarBerry that's how a scientist do

    • Sean Raines
      Sean Raines 10 months ago

      @Doxie Lain lol that's not professional of a scientist but i can believe it since almost everyone likes to drink

    • Anne Price
      Anne Price Year ago +4

      Can we now discuss ornithologists?

    • falseprophet141
      falseprophet141 Year ago +1

      That actually makes a whole lot more sense now.....

  • Dylan Wagner
    Dylan Wagner 2 years ago +129

    @zefrank1 have you considered doing the ossifrage (bearded vulture)?
    They’re a bird that subsists almost entirely on bones. And paint their feathers. They’re insane.
    Prime. Material.

  • HorseGirlb
    HorseGirlb 2 years ago +510

    _"The sea robins are called gurnards - think 'Bernard' but not as chilly, and a little more mad"_
    I see what you did there

    • Sean Raines
      Sean Raines 10 months ago +3

      @Semaj_502 same

    • Mato Suhalj
      Mato Suhalj 11 months ago +27

      @Infinite Tacocats grrr and brr.What do you say when you are angry and what do you say when you are cold?

    • Infinite Tacocats
      Infinite Tacocats 11 months ago +1

      @Gorgeous Goon i don't get it am dum

    • Gorgeous Goon
      Gorgeous Goon 11 months ago +2

      he’s a genius

    • Allison James
      Allison James Year ago +6

      Lol. That’s actually very clever

  • Harley
    Harley Year ago +22

    the phrase "stupid clams" has been a standing joke between me and my friend for more than a decade. hearing zefrank say it is surreal

  • David Keith
    David Keith 2 years ago +69

    Have you ever heard of the Stargazer Fish. They have been called “The meanest fish in creation” and would be an awesome subject for a future video!

  • Howard Stark
    Howard Stark 2 years ago +2954

    "if you're just following someone around, eating their crap all day; get out of that relationship. You're better than that."
    ZeFrank is so motivational.

    • Sam Prada
      Sam Prada Year ago +1

      I really needed to hear this..

    • 395PRS
      395PRS Year ago

      So this is where the term came from, literally.
      If i only i could have watched this in 2002...

    • Howard Stark
      Howard Stark Year ago +3

      @Biologically AWPtimized You'll never know where you'll find a little pearl of wisdom, though there is a tiny chance it could be in the crap you've been eating, too.

    • Biologically AWPtimized
      Biologically AWPtimized Year ago +3

      This bit of advice helped me personally and it changed my life.

    • Howard Stark
      Howard Stark Year ago +1

      @Cookie I doubt that you look like The Grinch, so it must be one the BatFishes that looks like it. 👍🏻

  • suejean!!
    suejean!! Year ago +6

    Zefrank, I know you probably won’t see this; But I just wanted to say that your videos make me very happy and laugh a lot even though everything kind of sucks right now!!
    So, thanks for uploading all these videos for all these years 💜💖💜

  • Daniel Spencer
    Daniel Spencer Year ago +20

    "Scientists, you need to stop getting drunk when you name fish."

  • Summer Baby
    Summer Baby 4 months ago +1

    I absolutely love how excited the guys are at the very end about the mucus raft. It is too effin cute!

  • Seaweeed
    Seaweeed Year ago +2

    3:53 Wow, for once he’s actually not kidding about something that literally sounds like something he’d come up with.

  • mariofan1ish
    mariofan1ish 2 years ago +2487

    My favorite thing about this series is that, while comical and silly, this can still count as educational since everything said here regarding the animal in question is actually true.

    • Dominic Manester
      Dominic Manester Year ago +4

      Too many biologists take themselves too seriously. My old professor wouldn't crack a smile, even as he explained his 'breakthrough' work on measuring animal testicles.

    • Janet Boyle
      Janet Boyle Year ago +4

      Ze gave a TED talk several years ago, and he does other public speaking in addition to writing and narrating True Facts. Look him up. He's a genius!

    • Hercules Balls
      Hercules Balls Year ago +4

      It's not true that batfishes are always angry. They just have 'resting batfish face'.

    • shaun griffith
      shaun griffith Year ago +2

      The subject matter is presented in an ideal manner for keeping people engaged while learning.

    • charlesleflamand
      charlesleflamand Year ago +1

      and what you just said is true as well

  • Wanda Bosworth
    Wanda Bosworth Year ago +12

    I love the guy that narratives this. He makes me laugh. I love to watch true things about animals and he makes it more interesting.

  • The Almighty Kaiser
    The Almighty Kaiser Year ago +43

    Why isn’t this on Netflix.this would be a great info show

    • The Almighty Kaiser
      The Almighty Kaiser 2 months ago +1

      @C S ~ [Duke of Ramble] Rip lol

    • C S ~ [Duke of Ramble]
      C S ~ [Duke of Ramble] 2 months ago

      @The Almighty Kaiser lol Naw I knew what'cha meant. I'm... just sour because I live in an area that corporate America neglects, and won't run 2022-grade -- or even 1998-grade if I'm honest -- internet to, so I'm incapable of partaking in quality streaming services (for multiple reasons) 🥴😭
      I do agree though, more of these _WOULD_ be great!

    • The Almighty Kaiser
      The Almighty Kaiser 2 months ago

      @C S ~ [Duke of Ramble] I’m saying it would be dope if there’s a whole show commited to goody stuff like this so we can see more and longer videos

    • C S ~ [Duke of Ramble]
      C S ~ [Duke of Ramble] 2 months ago

      **raises hand**
      Heir Kaiser... Because it is already on TheXvid, where it's free, so that people like me are able to enjoy it as well? ☺️😊

  • Dream Haynes
    Dream Haynes Year ago +296

    I like wen he says “BEBE”😂😂😂

    • Shooby
      Shooby 7 months ago

      Or any of the '-y' words that he says twice.
      "Bendy bendy"
      "Grabby grabby"

    • Lakshman
      Lakshman 8 months ago

      I notice him saying bebe in every video and I love it. 😂❤️

    • JD Savage
      JD Savage 11 months ago +1

      Me too!!😂🤣😂🤣

    • Derek Syroka
      Derek Syroka Year ago +14

      Or beeyurds

  • Jessica Sellers
    Jessica Sellers Year ago +2

    lol "It's not perfect." That was actually fascinating. Been following you since the old school website, Ze Frank! So glad the content keeps flowing!

  • Maarek Aabmets
    Maarek Aabmets 2 years ago +1899

    Jesus christ, if all nature documentaries were narrated like that, then I'd watch a whole lot more of them.

    • Korey
      Korey 15 days ago

      Muhammad ibn Abdullah! These are funny videos and educational to boot!

    • Connor Lang
      Connor Lang Year ago

      @Blessed Bees Np

    • Blessed Bees
      Blessed Bees Year ago

      @Connor Lang Excellent, thank you so much for getting back so quickly ! Cheers !

    • Connor Lang
      Connor Lang Year ago +1

      @Blessed Bees It's on Amazon or Netflix I think, it's like True Facts but with a British narrator

    • Blessed Bees
      Blessed Bees Year ago

      @Connor Lang What is Round Planet and where can I watch it ?

  • Shane M
    Shane M 2 years ago +1

    So i just realized this channel is still around. I use to watch it in high-school all the time and just kinda forgot about it but the other day a friend said something that reminded about the true facts about a duck video. Came here and saw this video and got more excited then i probably should have and it definitely didnt disappoint.

  • Michael Nguyen
    Michael Nguyen Year ago

    I had one of these Batfish in my home aquarium. He was very interesting for a few days he was alive. I think the depth he lived in was much different than a home aquarium.

  • Dean Sings!
    Dean Sings! Year ago

    This entertains me so much during quarantine, but also educates! I’d love an actual series by this man- Netflix is slacking by not having him on it

  • Melly Maussy
    Melly Maussy Year ago +1

    Now THIS! Is the style of teaching I would learn so much from. Also your videos are perfect to watch while in a down mood.

  • Grim, the
    Grim, the 2 years ago +1469

    The fact that this man is still uploading 7 years later is quite impressive.

    • Bacon Bitz
      Bacon Bitz Year ago

      Hes been gone quite a while

    • Candace Torres
      Candace Torres Year ago

      Yes and I love him!!

    • Jessica Sellers
      Jessica Sellers Year ago +1

      Oh he goes way back, before TheXvid.

    • Skadisonn
      Skadisonn Year ago

      You mean resumed uploading 7 years later?

    • D.Kryptic.J _
      D.Kryptic.J _ Year ago

      I mean no shit he would all he has to do is talk. Lmao his voice is hilarious

  • XSevenSonata
    XSevenSonata Year ago +1

    As a fisherman, I appreciate that uses proper fish names. Too many fisherman out their get the names wrong. Either slang, or, confusing it with a very similar looking fish. Yet, they still believe that they know what they're talking about and nothing can be done to correct them. So, I just keep quiet and let them believe what they choose.

  • Christine Derby
    Christine Derby Year ago

    You are the absolute best at explaining the functions of sea creatures. Thank you

  • Jhon Willy
    Jhon Willy 2 months ago

    He is the greatest combination of Oratation, education and perfect humor! I love this guy!

  • Steven Louton
    Steven Louton 2 years ago

    I don’t see how you could not get excited when another one of these video come out. They are always so great.

  • manx77
    manx77 2 years ago +448

    As someone who has studied marine biology, zoology and ethology, I really enjoy these clips. Also I appreciate the scientific accuracy of the terminology. Great job Zefrank!

    • manx77
      manx77 2 years ago

      @Moizzuddin Rizwan Just get out in nature, and start making observations. The closer you look, the more amazing things you will discover.

    • Durratul Aishah
      Durratul Aishah 2 years ago

      I wanna know, is the batfishes related to gurnard because they come from the same family?

    • Moizzuddin Rizwan
      Moizzuddin Rizwan 2 years ago

      @manx77 That's awesome! I'm also looking forward to being a zoologist when I'm older. Got any tips?

    • A1 Marine
      A1 Marine 2 years ago +1

      I study biology and marine biology to what's your favorite land animal and whats your favorite Marine animal mines would be a orgre face spider or a death stalker Scorpio and for marine I would say black top reef shark

  • Beth Weinberg
    Beth Weinberg Year ago

    His work is so entertaining , interesting and funny. I’ve watched them all.

  • wafflecakepans
    wafflecakepans Year ago +115

    Formal request for "True Facts: Platypus"

    • Goku-san
      Goku-san 9 months ago +2

      @Nathaniel Windsor As recently discovered, also glow under UV light.

    • Nathaniel Windsor
      Nathaniel Windsor 10 months ago +3

      The platypus: an egg laying mammal with an electrosensitive beak, a beaver tail, no stomach, and venomous spines that deliver the most painful sting of any animal in existence
      No, none of that is a joke

    • Constance Miller
      Constance Miller 10 months ago

      Agent P needs Z.

    • Giganius Chadler III
      Giganius Chadler III Year ago +5

      I second that

    • Katie Jensen
      Katie Jensen Year ago +4


  • pzever
    pzever Year ago

    I wanna thank you for hours and hours of such enjoying videos. Your comments are so witty, sagacious and funny that I can't wait for your next video to be uploaded. You should make a collection of them in one Blue-Ray and sell them! A fan from Italy

  • Patricia Nepa
    Patricia Nepa 7 months ago

    I had never heard of BatFishes. I loved that I learned something and I got a good laugh. Priceless.

  • Darrin law
    Darrin law 2 years ago +274

    One day, we will finally get our hour long zefrank1 documentary on his favorite animals.

  • Moon Bear
    Moon Bear Year ago

    3:43 That is one of the coolest fish I've ever seen! Imagine a tank full of those under a black light! Cool!

  • Yash Kshirsagar
    Yash Kshirsagar Year ago

    this channel is absolute genius - thank you for making these!

  • Laura Levitan
    Laura Levitan Year ago

    So unique every time. Thanks again for putting a smile on my face with all the seriousness around me

  • Bennu
    Bennu 10 months ago

    I love it when he drops great advice in the midst of the jokes and the learning. You don’t expect it. Not following around people you have to take crap from isn’t good for your mentality. You are better then that. Narcissists and other toxic people are not worst making happy. The truth is they never will be no matter what you do because to them you are nothing. So get out of that relationship

  • First Last
    First Last 2 years ago +246

    "If you're just following someone around and eating their crap all day, you get out of that relationship. You're better than that."
    Top tier advice, right there.

  • Daniel Campbell
    Daniel Campbell 11 months ago

    I'm a comedy writer and I love these. At least once a video I exclaim how furious your channel makes me. I have to point at my screen and shout how "I'll never write anything that good. I might as well pack it in." :-)
    4:30 This was "that point" in this video for me.

  • Alexander Talbott

    I love biology with all my heart. So whenever I watch your videos, it gives me a big smile 😊

  • Taylez
    Taylez Year ago +1

    0:40 he said exactly what i was thinking xDD Just found this guy and love his humor xD

  • Piyush_D
    Piyush_D Year ago

    That last relationship advice 😂😂
    We can learn lot of things from the nature and from this channel

  • Atria Wulf
    Atria Wulf 2 years ago +453

    I love how this show is a parody of most documentaries but at the same time they are actually interested in the animals so they actually get good info and footage

    • Lisa Bowers
      Lisa Bowers 2 years ago

      @Ruslan Abu Sneineh I still have nightmares about that teddy bear surgery video.

    • neuralmute
      neuralmute 2 years ago +5

      @TheFunwichHorror Maybe if David Attenborough was some sort of hilarious alien being with ideosyncratic pronunciations of the English language, who had been raised entirely on snarky pop culture references, pornography, and documentaries narrated by Morgan Freeman.

    • TheFunwichHorror
      TheFunwichHorror 2 years ago +4

      True Facts is like if David Attenborough went in a recording studio and was handed a script he's never read before while watching the animal footage for the very first time.

    • Rane dae
      Rane dae 2 years ago +4

      @Ruslan Abu Sneineh the way he says "Teddy" gets me every time! Still one of my favorites!

    • Ruslan Abu Sneineh
      Ruslan Abu Sneineh 2 years ago +12

      Looks like you are new to True Facts.
      I've been there since before The Great Drought 😅
      (when hardly any videos were released. I still remember when he uploaded the creepy Teddy Bear surgery. Was that 7 years ago? Don't remember)

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchell Year ago

    Keep them coming, you and yours are more fun! Wonderful minds and well done, just fun and appreciated!

  • Gunder
    Gunder Year ago +1

    I love how mid-discussion of the fact hes about to tell us he actually reacts to what he sees😂

  • John Santana
    John Santana Year ago +1

    Its amazing that a youtube channel has this level of creativity and humor wile at the same time teaching you something.

  • 🌸Corrie🌸
    🌸Corrie🌸 3 months ago

    I couldn't be more happier that I accidentally found this channel and can't stop laughing. Pure comedy gold🤣🤣🤣

  • Johann Mabao
    Johann Mabao 2 years ago +1292

    Zefrank: Even Wendy is pissed off
    I love how he just gives names to these creatures.

    • Abundant Harmony
      Abundant Harmony 2 years ago

      Wendy is pissed off because her name is actually Karen, and people just keep calling her Wendy.

    • Jesse McFarlane
      Jesse McFarlane 2 years ago

      Wendy Williams?

    • OneWhoDreamsAwake
      OneWhoDreamsAwake 2 years ago +1

      And I love the names too. It’s the same feeling I get when pets get people names. Like that French Bulldog on TheXvid named Walter.

    • your right I'm sooo sorry
      your right I'm sooo sorry 2 years ago +2

      I bet you didn't spot Sebastian! He's a sneaky little fella.

    • XX Slendermom XX
      XX Slendermom XX 2 years ago +2

      I was gonna comment the same thing!! I wonder how he picks which ones get what names lol

  • Cosmic Chris
    Cosmic Chris Year ago

    man your analogies are truly amazing and spot on. true poetry gold

  • Something Pretentious, Probably

    I'm positive that the sea robin was the inspiration for Gyo, written by Junji ito. I would've been very unsettled by seeing a fish with insect legs under normal circumstances, but after reading that story, I can say that I hate it even more.

  • Cælestis
    Cælestis Year ago

    No matter how many times I watch Zefrank's videos, I cannot get tired of them. You can tell he has fun making these videos. He makes learning fun and enjoyable. I love that nugget of advice near the end of the video.

  • topekaflash
    topekaflash Year ago

    I love all your videos. Your turn of phrase is amazing!!! I learn so much and laugh so hard all at the same time.

  • Savannah Lauren
    Savannah Lauren 2 years ago +750

    “If you’re just following someone around and eating their crap all day, you get out of that relationship!” Honestly that’s very good advice

    • E K Daufin
      E K Daufin 2 years ago +1


    • OneWhoDreamsAwake
      OneWhoDreamsAwake 2 years ago +11

      He honestly does a good job of it most of the time. Good advice hidden in batfish crazy euphemism.

    • chez moi
      chez moi 2 years ago +14

      I believe Ze's wife is a psychologist.

  • InShane Inda Membrane
    InShane Inda Membrane Year ago +26

    I love how it goes off the rails but is still on said rail, going off was just part of the rail

    • C JvR
      C JvR Year ago

      Two-wheeling it off to the one side of the rail

  • Dipstikk
    Dipstikk Year ago +15

    Imagine my shock that not only is my name also Matthew, but every fact about it is also true of me

  • Atom Reus
    Atom Reus Year ago +51

    04:59 "if you're just following someone around and eating their crap all day, you get out of that're better than that!"

  • Joseph Soule
    Joseph Soule Year ago

    I need an entire episode on the sea robins. I have never seen anything quite that immediately distressing.

  • Kevin Hernandez
    Kevin Hernandez 2 years ago +238

    "If you're just following someone around and eating their crap all day, you get out of that relationship"
    Thanks for the advice Zefrank.

    • J B
      J B 2 years ago +2

      I came here for the fish, I left with a life lesson

    • Mike LeBoeuf
      Mike LeBoeuf 2 years ago +3

      "Ze, where were you when I was a freshman in college? That advice could have saved me from Fionna and my 'Douchebag Semester'.

  • Stories by Irish
    Stories by Irish 2 years ago +28

    "Batfish aren't the best swimmers..."
    Me: "Omg I don't doggy paddle, I batfish paddle!"

  • alejandra piccione
    alejandra piccione 2 years ago

    Your videos should be mandatory homework for school, you are so awesome! Thank you for putting a smile on me each time! 💕

  • TinLizzie Studios
    TinLizzie Studios Year ago +1

    The fact that ZeFrank is really crunching on something when he mimics chewing on, well you know, shows dedication. Or deep psychological issues. Who cares., I’m off, gotta to meet a turtle for lunch.

  • Ginny Jolly
    Ginny Jolly Year ago +3

    The bat fish with the "lipstick" looks like a Peter Max character in _Yellow Submarine's_ "Sea of Monsters."

  • King Mercado
    King Mercado Year ago +44

    2:02 ”like worms and snails and stupid clams"
    He really hate clams

    • Kyuubi V.
      Kyuubi V. Year ago +7

      Other video: “I told you. Clams are stupid.”

  • wego4ever
    wego4ever Year ago +1

    Great combo of funny & informative, bravo!

  • Chaucer
    Chaucer Year ago

    I was so excited for this when it first dropped! However, I have pretty bad trypophobia soo couldn't make it through the first couple minutes. Been trying to get better though, so here we go for try #2!
    Edit: okay 'couple minutes' wasn't accurate. Practically jumped out of my skin st 0:27. Damn.

  • Abel Teniente
    Abel Teniente Year ago

    Zefrank ur hilarious and yet brilliant!! Keep them coming buddy thanx for the entertainment!!👍👍👍

  • JulienMakesStuff
    JulienMakesStuff Year ago

    I love this video so very much. I'm just trying not to wake the whole neighborhood by laughing 😂

  • Stardustmcphee Tea

    You Sr. Are amazing, always makes me laugh. And its educational! Lol love it!

  • Colt Sheffield
    Colt Sheffield 10 months ago

    You have a new subscriber I've been watching three of your videos now and can't stop laughing. Definitely way more entertaining than all those elementary videos on VHS.

  • John Sikes
    John Sikes Year ago +1

    "Helps Mathew disguise himself like a harmless piece of sea garbage...that can walk"..."It's not perfect"

  • Raging_Frog
    Raging_Frog 2 years ago +3180

    This is going to be great, because that is how the Zefrank do

    • TC
      TC 2 years ago +1

      Yes yes yes 🙌🤣🤣🤣

    • Scorpionstrike7
      Scorpionstrike7 2 years ago +1


    • W Five
      W Five 2 years ago +8

      Today I learned...
      Never binge watch Ze Frank’s “True Facts” just before betime. He’ll endup as the voiceover for your dreams. Very disturbing.

    • Andrew Leger
      Andrew Leger 2 years ago +2


  • Jeremy Ayers
    Jeremy Ayers 11 months ago +12

    I’m surprised he didn’t say “bat-fish crazy” lol

  • Simte
    Simte 2 years ago +716

    No one:
    My trypophobia: "Are you having a good time?"

    • GustSergeant
      GustSergeant Month ago

      @Bädz I looked at pictures, and I didn't acquire the phobia. I must not be atypical...

    • luv lols
      luv lols Month ago

      it's perfectly normal to be repulsed by lots of things but a phobia is a fear so intense that it interferes with your quality of life. we're really over using that word these days.

    • Rizwa Nasir
      Rizwa Nasir 8 months ago

      Thought I was the only one
      Edit: I did not finish the video I left after a few seconds and now I am having my sister watch it for me to tell me the jokes . I can't handle it

    • Allison James
      Allison James Year ago +2

      @Josiah Galicia Or maybe scrape them?

    • Josiah Galicia
      Josiah Galicia Year ago +2

      No. Im not having a good time, lol. :( Makes me wanna scrap my eyes out

  • haris ally
    haris ally Year ago

    his narration makes the documentary about the animals so interesting. i never so felt excited and laughing to a documentation before. a good way to attract people watch documentary.

  • Cathe Jones
    Cathe Jones 7 months ago


  • steve whitacre
    steve whitacre 7 months ago

    I don't remember when I laughed this much watching science. Thanks!

  • Who's That Pokemon!
    Who's That Pokemon! 2 years ago +84

    “And scientists you need stop getting drunk when Naming fish” Facts😂👌🏼

  • William Waugh
    William Waugh 2 years ago

    These videos are so funny. Thank you so much for making me laugh. I really enjoy your videos.

  • David Howard
    David Howard Year ago

    "If you're just following someone around and eating their crap all day; you get out of that relationship! You're better than that!"
    Best advice I ever got!

  • Anthony Freeman
    Anthony Freeman 2 years ago +620

    "Two feelings, same time."
    Accurately describing me graduating and having to look for a job during the pandemic

    • Haunted Mushrooms ASMR
      Haunted Mushrooms ASMR 2 years ago

      @AmbientCreativity dude I'm in the same boat and I am about to cry.

    • 100GTAGUY
      100GTAGUY 2 years ago

      Lots of fast food joints are still hiring atm, if you're looking to at least secure some income during these times I'd give em a try. Save up for a bit and you can move onto other industries/trades if you want

    • Tim Satov
      Tim Satov 2 years ago

      Not as bad as 2008 recession but up there

    • Kim Subaki
      Kim Subaki 2 years ago +1

      same man, same
      hope everything will be fine for us

    • Vince M
      Vince M 2 years ago

      405th like! This decreases the likelihood of your finding a Job Not Found error.
      You're welcome

  • Matthew McCray
    Matthew McCray 2 years ago

    Awesome videos!! Really enjoy them.. can't wait to see whats next!

  • Shama Grey
    Shama Grey 2 years ago!!!! The red-lipped batfish has been my profile picture for almost everything for years. Seriously, for like six years. I am so excited about this.

  • Lilith Person
    Lilith Person 3 months ago

    can't believe ze frank is still doing things.. i remember the old ze frank blog/website with weird little animations and stuff being one of my first experiences of human expression through the medium of the internet. luckily i was looking up fish sounds today

  • Katindabox
    Katindabox 2 years ago

    I’ve seen a Sea Robin only once and it was as a middle schooler fishing in St. Augustine, FL on a field trip. I was the only kid to catch anything and that was the only thing I caught. We debated taking it back to shore and cooking it but decided it’s little fingers were just too creepy

  • John Oliver Santiago
    John Oliver Santiago 2 years ago +290

    I’m gonna need a whole episode on just the sea robins and their freaky tentacle-esque appendages. straight out of a spooky alien movie

    • cannibalbananas
      cannibalbananas 2 years ago +1

      Agreed. And crabfish might have been a better name for them

    • LandAhoy
      LandAhoy 2 years ago

      @BlackPhoenixNight Oh gosh... Not Gyo...

    • FloridaSam*45
      FloridaSam*45 2 years ago +1

      YES!!! I fukin KNOW RIGHT!?!? Lol that thing is freaky as hell n I want, nay I NEED to know more and I prefer that information to be delivered via Zefrank!!

    • Popcultureguy3000
      Popcultureguy3000 2 years ago

      BlackPhoenixNight I love the comedy dubs of the Gyo OVA where they give the land shark lines from the Land Shark sketches from the first three seasons of SNL. “Telegram.” “Candy gram.”

    • Ryodraco
      Ryodraco 2 years ago +3

      They actually look surprisingly normal when swimming, as they tuck the "legs" up against the body. Said legs are part of their fins, just without the webbing that covers the rest of the fin.

  • DeadlyDanDaMan
    DeadlyDanDaMan Year ago +6

    The amount of diversity of life in the oceans is fucking mind boggling.

  • boda cea
    boda cea Year ago

    Ze frank, you're the best! I post you on social media all the time (everyone thinks I'm weird and I'm ok with that). Anyway, can you do one on the black black rain frog? A squeaky toy that looks like an angry avocado.

  • kelley janssen
    kelley janssen Year ago

    I love this guy! He needs to make a video about the fish that lives in a butt 😂🤣 if he hasn't already, if so I need to see it!

  • Apollo Mars
    Apollo Mars 2 years ago +28

    nightmares: "stop taking our plots, nature!"
    nature: "NO!"

  • giggityguy
    giggityguy 2 years ago +47

    I honestly had to stop and reflect for a minute when he said that ducks live on the roof of the water

  • Houdini's road
    Houdini's road 2 years ago

    Freaking awesome! I love this fish! Great video!

  • Ishaan Vatsa
    Ishaan Vatsa Year ago

    Why is this channel so underrated I love the man who is dubbing 💙

  • Nameless Grace
    Nameless Grace 2 years ago

    This was great! Laughed the whole time. Thanks!

  • P C
    P C Year ago

    Your narration style brings me much joy, keep it up

  • Purple 42
    Purple 42 2 years ago +165

    "You want a good partner in crime someone who can handle the tickling or Swim up and fart out a mucous a raft with you. If you're just following someone around and eating their crap all day, you need to get out of that relationship. You're better than that."
    Can we all just admit that this is a really good quote that everyone should follow?

    • DarkFoxKirin !
      DarkFoxKirin ! 2 years ago +1

      We're talking to you Jaskier...

    • Miss Moose
      Miss Moose 2 years ago

      @TheFunwichHorror 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Katie Kane
      Katie Kane 2 years ago +6

      Solid relationship advice, another Zefrank quote for living.

    • TheFunwichHorror
      TheFunwichHorror 2 years ago +10

      Of course. First thing I look for in a partner is whether or not they're willing to fart out a mucus raft every once in a while.

  • Colin Meyerowitz
    Colin Meyerowitz 2 years ago

    What a fantastic series!

  • Jamie
    Jamie Year ago +45

    "And most look like the bottom half of a kangaroo that was flattened by a truck" :")