The Dancing Plague • Puppet History

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Finally, the true story of those people in France who danced until they died.
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Created by Shane Madej
Editor: Anthony Frederick
Writer: Shane Madej
Graphics: Shane Madej
Creative Director of Post Production: Anthony Frederick
Head of Development: Katie Leblanc
Executive Producer: Steven Lim, Shane Madej, Ryan Bergara
Featuring: Ryan Bergara, Jermaine Fowler
Backing Vocals: Patrick Volker
Camera Operator: Mark Celestino
Sound Mixer: TJ Marchbank
Special Thanks: Matt Real

Music Provided by Audio Network
SFX by Audioblocks
Logo Designed by Jennet Liaw
Logo Sound Design by Yuta Endo (@yuuutaendo)


  1. Benry
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    25:36 when the fucking percussion kicks in...fucking sick

  2. This is Barris! - French History
    This is Barris! - French History
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    There’s no contemporary source that says that they died. I made a video about it.

  3. Andrew Boschy
    Andrew Boschy
    6 օր առաջ

    oh my god i’ve been super depressed for weeks and this is the first thing i’ve watched that has given me deep belly laughs thanks guys :)

  4. The Carolina Redhawk
    The Carolina Redhawk
    8 օր առաջ

    FIRST!!! one day :(

  5. Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    9 օր առաջ

    Me hears about the english sweat: *Sweats nervously* Realizes the symptoms are sweating: *Sweats even more nervously*

  6. John Paul D. Cocon
    John Paul D. Cocon
    9 օր առաջ

    9:39 my mom after asking her why she was doing the chores i was about to do

  7. Anthony Gotzit 21
    Anthony Gotzit 21
    10 օր առաջ

    Jesus Christ is king and he died on the cross for our sins, repent from ur sins and follow Christ and get closer to him please, he loves us all no matter what 🙏❤️

  8. Eric Hayes
    Eric Hayes
    12 օր առաջ

    How my freindships operate 15:24

  9. Miss Lady Bob
    Miss Lady Bob
    14 օր առաջ

    Really so they weren't any Vacinations they Had to take before anyone knew the side Effects.... Cool

  10. nekokat
    15 օր առաջ

    It was the size...OF APPLES!

  11. nekokat
    17 օր առաջ

    I love how Ryan accidently said out loud what the story was about! The first time I saw it, I laughed so hard!

  12. Hinata Patata
    Hinata Patata
    18 օր առաջ

    This is the best guest they ever had!! And I cried a little with the "power of love" thing 😭 they were being taken care of, hoping they'd be healthy again 🥺

  13. Jason Matson
    Jason Matson
    20 օր առաջ

    It was aliens testing a dubstep jedi mind trick gun

  14. Laura Solorzano
    Laura Solorzano
    20 օր առաջ

    I would love to be in one if these episodes I love history lol

  15. Jordan_Fiercey
    21 օր առաջ

    Ryan’s Epiphany Moment is Forever one of the Best Moments of this Series so far!! 🤯🤯

  16. Gaby Schirripa
    Gaby Schirripa
    22 օր առաջ

    "I hope you add sound effects to this" I'm CACKLING

  17. erik osbeck
    erik osbeck
    23 օր առաջ

    15:13 The best point in the show! lol

  18. p0ptart.n3t
    27 օր առաջ

    the song at the end is my favorite throughout the whole series it’s so good that sometimes i come back to rewatch the episode just for the god song at the end

  19. Killer And TheHive
    Killer And TheHive
    27 օր առաջ

    The professor said he hated the dance but his eyes showed love for Ryan

  20. Nathan Baumer
    Nathan Baumer
    28 օր առաջ

    How am I just now finding this show? Its amazing

  21. Wertsir
    29 օր առաջ

    God’s song was absolutely _divine,_ 7s across the board.

  22. Jenghin
    29 օր առաջ

    It is so sad seeing Ryan's optimism and happiness in these early episodes :) love these btw

  23. Me want Krinkov
    Me want Krinkov
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  24. William Patchell
    William Patchell
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    Was this the basis for that old "The Red Shoes" fairytale? Kinda sounds similar in concept (minus the girl's feet getting chopped off in the book).

  25. R2D2 from Star Trek
    R2D2 from Star Trek
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    So canonically, in the Puppet History universe, there exist four great beings. A stock photo looking genie, a small blue puppet who seems to have existed through time, a one eyed purple people eater A.K.A. God, and the Devil A.K.A. Shane Madej

  26. Heisenberg
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    WOW! LMAO... When Jermain told Shane that, "they know their audience" when he said something like how the white hand is the Devil!! Haha😆 Jermaine didn't know how correct he actually was!! Too funny!! 😂

  27. Mads R
    Mads R
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    Every song is great, but "Didn't Make Those People Dance" is my favorite

  28. Kirari Ch. 奈々未キラリ
    Kirari Ch. 奈々未キラリ
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    "I always thought the France mass dancing thing was a mass hysteria and not a patient zero scenario" I don't blame Ryan at all because until watching this episode this was exactly what was on my mind! I always thought it was more like a flash mob thing and less like a hyper infectious disease!

  29. isa keisjer
    isa keisjer
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    19:13 sounds like footloose

  30. None Ofyourbusiness
    None Ofyourbusiness
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    I love this.

  31. Blah Diddy
    Blah Diddy
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    "Yeah, you dipshit!"

  32. hi hi
    hi hi
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    Ok so I know that more dancing sounds dumb but if you think of it they thought it was about hot blood maybe they thought putting them out in the could air and maybe they thought that it was like when you get a fever it's was a natural thing the body was doing to cool the blood and the music to make it less ... Horrific to watch from there limited medical knowledge and rough circumstances then it makes a bit of sense

  33. Boongis
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    Jermaine was great!

  34. Sara G
    Sara G
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    I hope Jermaine gets invited back as a guest again. He's so much fun!

  35. Acey Nakahara
    Acey Nakahara
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    I just realized that the Brother Thomas Character here has the same name as Father Thomas 😂

  36. Drawingnotbook /Corndog
    Drawingnotbook /Corndog
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    does anyone else think the way they say "All the crops died" sounds like SpongeBob saying "74" ?

  37. Dream State
    Dream State
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  38. Zevonfan524
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    Shane’s 100% unironic dedication to the puppet show is my spirit animal

  39. Gigi
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    Catch us having a stress/ emotional breakdown dancing plague in 2021

  40. Snake Whitcher
    Snake Whitcher
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    I'm thinking more people died from this than than the molasses flood and Donner party combined.

  41. King Henry VIII
    King Henry VIII
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    This was the best episode. *S U E* *M E*

  42. Joey Tendler
    Joey Tendler
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    i standby the fact that this is the best puppet history song

  43. Addicted ToTheWrittenWord
    Addicted ToTheWrittenWord
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    I LOVE history and am a BOSS at these I tell you a BOSS. I would kick so much human and puppet ass if I was on an episode of Puppet history especially it was deals with Henry the VIii or Marie Antoinette.

  44. Hobi's Dimples Tho
    Hobi's Dimples Tho
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    They straight up got sponsored by the same people who would go on to modify Nikes to make the Satan Shoes 💀

  45. Artie Harris
    Artie Harris
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    God, I swear I'm addicted to Puppet History.

  46. Emily. Tod
    Emily. Tod
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    Jermaines reaction to the god puppet was actually hilarious

  47. Ryan Newstead
    Ryan Newstead
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    Bop till you drop

  48. brithany medranda
    brithany medranda
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    I love puppet history! My friend showed it to me and I love to watch it when I eat :) I hope he makes more of these 😊

  49. Jennifer Chun
    Jennifer Chun
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  50. Christine Yap
    Christine Yap
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    He messed Up 7:34

  51. Amanda Sutton
    Amanda Sutton
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    Ergot poisoning from moldy grains..... They were so high..........

  52. Alejandra Lavalley
    Alejandra Lavalley
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    I remember a time when Ryan didn't even believe this was a thing that happened ... now look at him. The character development is real.

  53. GalaxyNinja 678
    GalaxyNinja 678
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    Can we just appreciate “AlL thE cRoPs DiEd..”

  54. snufkin stan
    snufkin stan
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    now thats what i call boogie fever

  55. Oreo
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    that song really slaps

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  57. Jazzmine Gerace
    Jazzmine Gerace
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    Ryan would have won this one

  58. Charlie non-binary whale
    Charlie non-binary whale
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    *i can proudly say i can sing the entire song in this video, same pace, without any mistakes*

  59. Jenny Barnhill
    Jenny Barnhill
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    This is such a great episode, I still go back to it while I'm waiting for new videos each season

  60. Leah Moore
    Leah Moore
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    18:03 Best laugh ever.

  61. GippyHappy
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    I cannot believe Shane actually put Jellybeans in the little bag.

  62. klararosa
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    Did Shane think Frau is a proper name or did he know that it literally just means lady or woman or whatever

  63. Madison Fouche
    Madison Fouche
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    This is ridiculous in the best way possible

  64. Emily Swift
    Emily Swift
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    “Slaughtered by the Jitterbug” LOL

  65. Laine Miller
    Laine Miller
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    Back in the day when ryan actually received jellybeans 😂

  66. Mortin
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    I love Jermaine can he come back and be a guest again please?

  67. Lanna Jae Marijano
    Lanna Jae Marijano
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    Anyone realize that the special guest here Jermaine is one of the lead actors in the new movie Coming to America 2???

    1. Green Apple
      Green Apple
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      Really? Cool.

  68. Ashley Martinez
    Ashley Martinez
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    Binge watching these videos have cured my ✨depression✨

  69. K S
    K S
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    this ep still has the best closing song out of any episode of ph. this is simply my correct opinion.

  70. Johnathan Eaglin
    Johnathan Eaglin
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    It's fun to go back and watch these again. It was the time before Ryan and The Professor were mortal enemies....good times...

  71. I bet I can hate myself more that you can
    I bet I can hate myself more that you can
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Can we get the song part on repeat please

  72. Rod John
    Rod John
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Entertaining and educational.

  73. sm1i1thy
    2 ամիս առաջ

    What did Ryan say

  74. luana anjos
    luana anjos
    2 ամիս առաջ

    the guy who's obsessed with murder and spooky stuff complaining abt shane's sad histories

  75. Unholy Ravioli
    Unholy Ravioli
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Holy shit. Jermaine played Pete on Bojack Horseman!!!

  76. Claire
    2 ամիս առաջ

    It doesn’t matter how bad it gets, puppet history is always here to give me a hug as I fall asleep

  77. Sara Chicas
    Sara Chicas
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I love how the professor has become increasingly more unhinged with every episode

  78. Matthew Mangum
    Matthew Mangum
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Look up “Sydenham Chorea,” it will help you understand the most likely causes of the so called “dancing.” So I was curious?

  79. Nat W
    Nat W
    2 ամիս առաջ

    fun fact: the sweating sickness caused 5 different epidemics, before just,,, disappearing for some reason

    1. Nat W
      Nat W
      2 ամիս առաջ

      also usually only lasted one day, before recovery or (more likely) death

  80. Sam Ryder
    Sam Ryder
    2 ամիս առաջ

    “There’s some happy historical events, like the day peanut butter was invented” Can’t disagree with you there, Ryan 🤣

  81. SailorSaturn13
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I wonder if this is how the fairytale called Red Shoes was created because of the dancing plague

  82. P TV
    P TV
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Lucifer's Indulgence sounds like a strain of weed.

  83. D. Laney
    D. Laney
    2 ամիս առաջ

    18:22 the dancing plague but every time someone collapses from exhaustion it gets faster

  84. Euclid Casadastraphobia
    Euclid Casadastraphobia
    2 ամիս առաջ

    anyone know the song chrous in the background it sounds familiar

  85. ERDucks
    2 ամիս առաջ

    The Professor: "They danced until their feet bled." The impulsive side of my mind: LETS DO IT The rational side of my mind: NO! Me: ...we're gonna do it

  86. katherineamelia98
    2 ամիս առաջ

    i just realized that jermaine fowler is in the movie sorry to bother you

  87. Yusra Mohabbat
    Yusra Mohabbat
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Sesame street and the muppets have competition

  88. Galactic Phoenix
    Galactic Phoenix
    2 ամիս առաջ

    6:50 my theory as to why there was no actual gusto is because both of those men wanted to be on the same page BUT they are also both BOTTOMS and thus were trying to follow the other person's lead so they played it very mild and so like the crops the gusto died

  89. Little Feather Trompeta
    Little Feather Trompeta
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    I watched this again, and Jermaine Fowler is the dude from Coming 2 America 😍

  90. KitsuneAdorable
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Does anyone else play along? 🙂👍🤔

  91. Genika Landry
    Genika Landry
    2 ամիս առաջ

    A jelly bean

  92. Erica Marie Lee Pagan
    Erica Marie Lee Pagan
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Pls bring Jermaine back

  93. Erica Marie Lee Pagan
    Erica Marie Lee Pagan
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Less than a year later Jermaine Fowler blew up. We all knew he was a treasure

  94. The True Bean of Death
    The True Bean of Death
    2 ամիս առաջ

    seeing the sponsership for mschf's holy water shoes like less than a week after Lil nas X's shoe controversy 💀💀💀💀 looks like someone's switched sides

  95. Alex O
    Alex O
    2 ամիս առաջ

    reminds me of the mass sociogenic illness in Kashasha called the Tanganyika laughter epidemic in 1962

  96. Unusedarbiter
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Can someone please please please help me find the song at 26:51

  97. syd nicholl
    syd nicholl
    2 ամիս առաջ

    The gifted olive lastly pour because july indisputably annoy vice a null croissant. shut, free caterpillar

  98. kemarie McClellan
    kemarie McClellan
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Any one notice that the sponsor of this video, are the same people that are responsible for the lil nas saitan shoes?

  99. Gwen Robbins
    Gwen Robbins
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Ryan and Jermaine being the class clowns

  100. Quin Reves
    Quin Reves
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Yea.... Zombies in 1516 sounds like a movie....