Eel Be Sorry I Scijinks

Eel Be Sorry I Scijinks


I’m Johnny Galecki and as always I’m joined by a very cool group of science students and enthusiasts. These are two of my incredibly
smart friends, Jason Latimer. Together they have over 11 years of research
and study in the fields of science and they’ve agreed to use all of that knowledge to benefit
in part by pranking people. We use our powers for good. Alright so we’re just getting started right away, I love it. Yeah don’t mind us at all. Carry on. Wait, are those my sweats? Yeah, yeah they are actually. Okay cool ’cause that’s iodine. I know. Apparently today’s first prank is on me. I thought we discussed using someone else’s
pants? I’m actually wearing the only pants I own. Don’t worry, simple chemistry can fix these
right up. It’s the same science that we used in this
prank, check it out. Cool. We set up our hidden cameras at an executive
suite. Tamara plays the executive and Jason plays
the beleaguered office manager, unsuspecting new hires, Andrew and Crystal have been enlisted
to help clean the tank where the executive’s pet eel happens to live. We call this experiment Eel Be Sorry. You, you’re totally skipping an entire step
of the process. I’ve got other things to do with my day, this
coffee tastes like… This is not going to work out, no, don’t take
calls from them again. She’s passionate. Step into my office. It’s Friday so it’s pretty good, it’s pretty
laid back, we have to do some of the grunt work today, we have to clean out the tank
a little bit. You like fish? Depends what kind. That’s the hardest thing whatsoever with Mr Cuddles, she’s got some crazy looking eel in there. Nice, sea creatures are quite a trip. I don’t even know if it’s a he or a she but… Who knows if they even have a sex, you know? They must but the, the sea is mysterious you know. You wanna get started? Sure. Super easy. So you’re gonna put your hand in there, right? Not me. We just have to make sure we add the cleaning
solution to give rid of the, the tinge of the yellow. Just go ahead and grab that jar for a second,
where’s my phone? Yeah go ahead and pour that in if you get
chance. Uh, Friday right? Yeah, Friday. Dump all this in? Yeah, right … Okay. Right, yeah Friday right? Yeah. Oh… No I don’t see that being a problem, but
the Thursday would’ve been better but Friday would have been… I gotta go. Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait. Which one did you grab? The one that says Friday. No, no, no, no, no. The one that says eel is the one that you should grab. That’s your coffee. Why’d you do that? ‘Cause you told me to. No, no, no, no, I was on the phone, I was
talking about a meeting next Friday, I never said put in the Friday container. Is this that bad? What even is that? That was Hannah’s coffee, who knows what that
much caffeine could do to an eel. So I killed an eel . I’m so sorry. Is it dead? Not yet. Well, we’re off to a horrible start. Shall we look it up online and see? She’s always told me in case of emergency
call a number and I’ve never had to call it. Okay. There. Let’s call the number on the tank. What’s the number? 1-800-ich fi … ich… I’ll let you talk to them. This is Aquatic, my name is Stephen, may I have your name. Crystal. I can barely see in it though. Hi Kendal, and what can I help you with? Crystal. I’m sorry, what did you say? It’s Crystal. Thistle? Crystal. Crystal, okay Crystal, how can I help you
today? So what did I pour in there? I poured something in the fish tank. Oh dear. Any solution to that? Like a teaspoon, a tablespoon? No, no, no, more like 50 tablespoons. 50 … oh, my Lord. And can you describe the state of the water
right now? Looks like blood in the water. This is a disaster. I’m gonna need you to get them fish out of that tank. Well the thing is it’s not a fish, it’s a huge eel. You know what kind of eel is in the tank? I don’t even know, it looks like a big cucumber. Okay, y’all need to get that eel out of that
tank immediately. He says we need to get the eel out of the
tank. What do we do? I think you want to handle a, an eel but … Don’t touch it! Should we use this? To do what? To do what? Skewer it? We could poke it and see if he’s alive. Don’t poke the eel, please don’t. Should we take out the rock maybe? Is there some chemicals that we sent over
with, something labeled eel. Yeah. What I’m gonna need you to do is go ahead and open that up and pour all the contents in. Alright. It will reset the p, the pH of the tank immediately. Okay I’m pouring it in now. Doesn’t look too good. That’s not clearing. Oh, no, no wait. It looks like the same color. It, it’s really dark. Any other things we should dump in there? No, don’t dump anything else in it. What’s he saying to do? Please hold. Andrew, I’m gonna put you on hold for one
second and I’ll be right back. I can’t … Hold on one second, what is going on? We’re on the phone with the eel people. You’re on the phone with the eel people, that’s
great, what’s going on with my tank? She dumped a whole thing of coffee in your
fish tank. So he told me to pour the tank in that says
Friday. oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I said grab the, grab the eel container and put it
in there. You grabbed, she grabbed the, she grabbed
the coffee. You put my coffee in with Cuddles? You fix it, I cannot even deal with this right,
I have a meeting in five minutes, you need to fix it, now. It’s gonna be your job. I’m back there Kendal, I’ve spoken to my supervisor
and what we’re gonna need to do is we’re gonna need to reboot the tank, now do you see a power strip somewhere on the front or the side? Yes I do, I’m standing right in front of it. Is there an orange light lit up on that power
strip? Correct. Turn it to the off position. Push it off. Okay and count with me, one, two, three…seven,
eight, nine, nine. Okay I need you to turn that light back on. Now what has happened to the tank? The bubbles are going crazy. It’s clearing out. Isn’t that amazing? Oh it’s clearing up. Andrew, I don’t use this word very often but
today you are a hero. I am? He says I’m a hero. Okay, thank you sir, you’re a hero. Was there anything else I can do for y’all
today? The eel’s fine, right, the eel’s gonna be
alive? That’s not my problem Kendal, goodbye. That’s not your … So we’re putting the net in to begin pulling
the eel out, just trying to keep calm here. You’re doing the right thing, you have to
keep calm. I think it’s dead. We think the eel’s dead. Isn’t he moving though? Isn’t it moving? I … it’s barely moving. He’s not moving. I can see that. So where do you buy an eel from? Should we call her? That probably would just make things worse. No she’s, she’s so mad right now. I hate being called Kendal, I’m not Kendal I’m a Crystal. She seemed a little busy to be worried about
it though. She’s had this thing, like way longer than
I’ve been here. You should buy her a new eel, it’s not going
to be your job. I, I don’t think the eel’s alive. So what do we tell her? You’re telling her. Tell her that I killed it. Maybe he was, like, about to die to begin
with. You fixed the tank. So you guys took care of it? Yeah, yeah, think it’s looking alright. Go get me coffee. How did you guys fix that so fast? Rebooting it. Rebooting a fish tank? Mmm mmm. It’s a long story, I’m not sure if you wanna
hear all of it. Just like sit down. Alright. So this is your first day with us? Yes, it is. Okay. How do you think it’s going? Well the guy on the phone called me a hero,
so. That’s impressive. That’s a start, right. Yeah, okay. But the events before that were a bit harrowing. Do you think Cuddles would call you a hero? That would depend if he’s alive or not. Is there a chance that Cuddles is not alive? According to him, yes but that wasn’t, that
wasn’t my conjecture. Is there, like is there like science behind the rebooting? I don’t, I mean, cos… now there’s, there’s all these bubbles, like so
where is the science that… That’s a good question, although the bubbles
were there before we rebooted it. What would you say if I told you … What would you say if I told you you’re on
a science prank show right now? Ccchhh! And you actually just used science to clear
that tank. Without even knowing it. That was actually an iodine and vitamin C
reaction. You’re mean, I felt bad for you. Damn, the tank was turning red and then he
then got me to do it again. Yeah. And I’m sitting here feeling like an idiot
but at the end of the day it worked. Is it fake? No eels were harmed in, in the making of,
this is a fake eel. It’s a fake eel. You are a science hero. Yeah man! Thanks man. That guy was fantastic. Wasn’t he? He’s never sensed an ounce of anxiety in his
entire life thank God. He’s very relaxed. What’s that guy’s secret? So Tamara if rebooting the tank is not a real
thing, how did the water clear up so quickly? Oh that was some pretty cool science. Yeah, just with a little bit of misdirection,
I added some vitamin C to the tank. You wanna see what it looks like? Yeah. Alright, I’ll tell you what I need a volunteer. You’re right in front of me, what’s your name? Riley. Riley, what do you study? Chemistry material science. Ooh, round of applause for that one, that’s… This, a little bit of chemistry going on here,
I’ve got two clear liquids, I want you to take one, dump it into this beaker and then
take this one and dump is back into this beaker and then pour it back and forth slowly. Okay. There you go. Dump it. Oh! What do you think? That’s pretty amazing man. What just happened? So that’s a predictable chemical reaction,
it’s the oxidation of potassium iodine by hydrogen peroxide. Now we’re gonna add some vitamin C. Which I’m also gonna do with your fancy red
pants here. So I’m gonna pour this in here and just as
fast as we went from dark, we’re gonna see if we can go back to clear. So I’m gonna pour this I in here, now if you’d
mix that back and forth. This is what was going on in the tank. Whoa! And we were using the bubbles of the tank
to help stir it up. So the vitamin C changed the molecular structure,
the iodine and how it absorbed light and voila, also restored your pants to their former glory. Can you add an inch to the waist for me? I’ll add two, just to be safe.

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