The Story of St. Nicholas • Puppet History

8 900 Դիտումներ 894հզր

Music, merriment, murderous butchers!
Support us at:
Watcher. A network from Steven Lim, Ryan Bergara, and Shane Madej.
Business Inquiries:
Created and hosted by Shane Madej
Featuring: Ryan Bergara, Kate Peterman
Writer: Garrett Werner
Editor: Josh Richardson
Camera Operator/Sound Mixer: TJ Marchbank
Motion Graphics Animator: Mike Fox
Assistant Editor: Crystal Cheng
Additional Music By: Patrick Volker
Production Coordinator: Brittney Lee
Creative Director of Post Production: Anthony Frederick
Head of Development: Katie LeBlanc
Executive Producers: Steven Lim, Shane Madej, Ryan Bergara, Katie LeBlanc
Music Provided by Audio Network
SFX by Audioblocks
Logo Designed by Jennet Liaw
Logo Sound Design by Yuta Endo (@yuuutaendo)


  1. Lapis Lazuli
    Lapis Lazuli
    9 ժամ առաջ

    Pile of Diamonds: Appears Kate: Instant Sheer Excitement I've never seen someone's face light up like that before

  2. Hana MacQuoid
    Hana MacQuoid
    Օր առաջ

    Kate is hilarious bring her back!

  3. Jo Roz
    Jo Roz
    Օր առաջ

    This reminds me of my theology teacher’s favorite meme. It’s a drawing of Saint Nicholas where he looks super angry w/the caption “I’m here to deliver presents and punch heretics, and I’m out of presents.”

    Օր առաջ

    Kate: this is the best thing I’ve ever seen! Ryan: ..........................

    Օր առաջ

    Maybe this year you can do one on how Christmas is a pagan holiday

  6. Hail_Void
    Օր առաջ

    AH yes, saint nicholas, my favorite slave owner

  7. Big Shoe
    Big Shoe
    2 օր առաջ

    I love Kate omg she's so awesome

  8. Flora Alexandra
    Flora Alexandra
    3 օր առաջ

    the crinkle corpse

  9. Heather Ross
    Heather Ross
    5 օր առաջ

    I raised my kids doing Shoe in the window. On the 6th they got a gift and I just added all the other days with candy. They loved it. Got the idea cuz their dad is German.

  10. littleowleyes
    6 օր առաջ

    Kate is a gift and a joy.

  11. Makeshift
    11 օր առաջ

    This is starting to sound like steel ball run....

  12. ScottyDoesKnow
    12 օր առաջ

    Could’ve said mystory

  13. Will Jay
    Will Jay
    14 օր առաջ


  14. Will Jay
    Will Jay
    14 օր առաջ

    I'm Jewish and I can say without a doubt that watching someone get bitch slapped by Santa Clause is the best and most religious experience of my life. What religion, who knows, but I'm definitely witnessing a miracle.

  15. Math
    14 օր առաջ

    This episode is like when the trouble-making kids get together and annoy the professor until the point where it's basically bullying

  16. Kirei Schonbeau
    Kirei Schonbeau
    14 օր առաջ

    I am somewhat surprised that I don't see a multitude of comments pointing out that Ryan Bergara said, "I sucked the hell outta that bone," and suggesting scandalous context. The youtube community is fickle.

  17. You don’t Know me
    You don’t Know me
    14 օր առաջ

    “I almost called you dad” Me: more like daddy- ok I’ll stop now

    1. You don’t Know me
      You don’t Know me
      8 օր առաջ

      @Wookiescookies lol

    2. Wookiescookies
      8 օր առաջ


  18. Hannah Gs
    Hannah Gs
    14 օր առաջ

    So far kate and Joyce have been my favorite guests!

  19. Julia schmidt
    Julia schmidt
    15 օր առաջ

    That blue dot on the paper is making me CRAZY

  20. This Kinda sucks
    This Kinda sucks
    15 օր առաջ


  21. nightmaredemon4
    16 օր առաջ

    Kate is a treasure and I love her

  22. asdjklsadj
    16 օր առաջ

    How is Shane even real? Because like sometimes I feel like I’m in a fever dream 😂

  23. Kay
    18 օր առաջ

    Shane is somehow able to give the Professor animated expressions without changing his face and that's amazing

  24. idk m d
    idk m d
    18 օր առաջ

    25:25 28:41

  25. Yovita Sri Mulyani
    Yovita Sri Mulyani
    18 օր առաջ

    is there still manna production? can it heal any ailments?

  26. bbelladonna
    19 օր առաջ

    Ah, St. Nick. Shoutout to the Catholic Church for telling a class of 8 year olds that St. Nick had been executed a long ass time ago FOR giving those 3 girls gold in their shoes and, unless he was a ghost, us kids all realized at the same time Santa wasn't real.

  27. Alias07 Jef
    Alias07 Jef
    19 օր առաջ

    we have been spoiled, and I am eternally grateful.

  28. Oreo
    19 օր առաջ

    nothing irks me as much as when you've been binging 2 season with good ass subtitles and then they either disappear completely or are unreadable. I just wanted to watch more of this perfect perfect show...

  29. PinkWitch16
    20 օր առաջ

    I love that even though they pretend to hate each other, Ryan sings back up for The Professor!! 💙🎶💙🎶💙

  30. Avante Smith
    Avante Smith
    20 օր առաջ

    “Uhh, We are the once murdered pickle boys” 😂😂

  31. Ellie Yee
    Ellie Yee
    21 օր առաջ

    St. Nicholas kinda sounds like Werner Herzog doing a Mr. Burns impression. I dig it.

  32. Steve
    24 օր առաջ

    Be cool if it had more unsolved stuff like buzzfeed. Wtf up with the puppet ?

  33. Dawn Oldham
    Dawn Oldham
    24 օր առաջ

    I think it Ryan’s SCHTICK to keep a deadpan face on ALL of these puppet videos and I REALLY DONT LIKE IT! It’s so off-putting to see a friend and co-star pretending not to care about all the hard work his friend has put into a project! Kate’s joy amplifies our joy. On the rare occasions that Ryan does laugh or smile, it truly adds to the quality and energy of the show. Seeing him with a deadpan face on every video isn’t done anywhere else, and it’s not a good fit here! Please, please join in the fun, Ryan. You remind me of the beginning years of American Idol when Simon and Ryan were so cutting of each other on every show. It was so much more enjoyable and classier when they finally dropped that routine. It’s just unnecessary to play at what? Being too cool to encourage a friend and colleague in front of the cameras? We know you’re friends, so this is a conscious choice to pretend to dislike Shane’s puppets and singing. The whole series would be improved if you all had fun together.

  34. Ayblablabla
    25 օր առաջ

    When you are from Turkey and they made the bird joke... yet once again...

  35. Kirst en
    Kirst en
    25 օր առաջ

    Why isn’t anyone talking about “Christmas can be everyday, when your travelling the world and your an oar and your gay”

  36. SH00KETH.
    25 օր առաջ

    Shane's songs are better than most of bollywood

  37. SH00KETH.
    25 օր առաջ


  38. alpha reaperion
    alpha reaperion
    26 օր առաջ

    How is every song in this a bop

  39. Robert Scannell
    Robert Scannell
    29 օր առաջ

    Shane writes legit bangers here

  40. Robert Scannell
    Robert Scannell
    29 օր առաջ

    Shane created a legit Christmas classic there. That was fucking awesome.

  41. Robert Scannell
    Robert Scannell
    29 օր առաջ

    Ryan lives rent free in the professors head. He almost called Ryan dad. That means Ryan is Shane/professors father!!!!

  42. Robert Scannell
    Robert Scannell
    29 օր առաջ

    One word... WOW

  43. Zack Plog
    Zack Plog
    29 օր առաջ

    Oof. I'm glad they shifted to one song at the end of the episode.

  44. Arische Setmses
    Arische Setmses
    Ամիս առաջ

    15:05 To further elaborate on this story, the father the next time made sure the front door was locked. It was on that one that Nicholas throw the bag through the window. The first time he went through the front door. On the third try, the windows and doors were locked, as well as the roof entrance. So Nicholas' only choice was to drop it down the chimney. At the time he knew the fire was going on as the family was drying their clothes. So Nicholas did a prayer so that the bag would miss the fire and land on the floor so that the gold would not melt. The next morning the family was surprised to find the bag not only missed the fire, but somehow also missed the floor and landed in one of the stockings hanging over the fire place. As the daughter was letting the clothes off the line, the sock dropped with a heavy thud and the gold spilled out before the father's feet. It is for that reason that stockings are hung over the fire place, much like how dropping the bag through the window (for the second daughter and not the first) resulted in the tradition of placing gifts into the shows on the feast of Saint Nicholas' Eve and Day on the 5th and 6th of December. When the pirates stole Nicholas' bones from the place he was interred, their intent was to split his body into many pieces and to sell his parts as relics to make a lot of money. On the way across the sea, a great storm came out of nowhere. The pirates realized that it may be due to their stealing of a saint that the storm was sent to punish them. So they prayed to God and promised to drop their nefarious ways and devote themselves to God if they are spared. At that moment, the spirit of Saint Nicholas appeared before them and calmed the storms. When the pirates arrived to the port in southern Italy, they sold all their belongings to make a church and to make a new crypt to inter Saint Nicholas. At the very moment the reliquary holding Saint Nicholas left the boat, the boat sank. It was thought that it was a miracle in and of itself the boat even managed to make it to port as it was severely battered by the storm and had many holes in the sides. It was then believed that the power of Saint Nicholas held the boat afloat. As promised, the pirates gave themselves to God and became priests and monks that served at the new church built with their money. When the Dutch formed the colony of New Amsterdam, they named Saint Nicholas as the patron saint of their new colony and settlement. After the British took over the colony by force much later on, the British implemented rules that forbade the Catholic celebration of saintly feast days, as the British was a protestant nation at the time. The Dutch pleaded that they at least celebrate the feast of the patron saint of the city. The British allowed it, so long as the celebration was moved from the fifth and sixth day of December and moved to the eve and day of Christ Mass (aka Christmas nowadays). Not long after the British annoyed the Dutch by changed the spelling of the name from Sinterklaas to a more English Santa Claus. The British chose the Spanish name for saint instead of the English one as the Dutch had only recently won their independence from the Spanish Hapsburg crown. The British then annoyed the Dutch Catholics further by banning the celebration of Christ Mass under a monetary penalty that was equal to a fourth year's pay at the time. The Dutch Catholics celebrated Christ Mass anyways, making sure to save up money in case they are found out. The British governor didn't mind their rebellious nature as the fines payed gave the colony a decent income during that time of the year. As more settlers came, however, they British Protestants were interested in celebrating a service on the day of Christ Mass. They asked their pastors and reverends if they have such a service. When the pastors and reverends said no, the new British colonists said 'Okay, let's go see what the Catholics are doing'. That scared the protestant leaders, and they went to the governor to ask that Christ Mass no longer be outlawed so that they also may do service on that day. The argument was that, if the new colonists went to the Catholics, then they just may convert to the Catholic faith and the colony would quickly be outnumbered with Catholics over protestants, which could lead to rebellion. So the governor lifted the ban.

  45. Umbra_Helios
    Ամիս առաջ

    why did that christmas song actually slap

  46. Gabriella Nunez
    Gabriella Nunez
    Ամիս առաջ

    Kate is SO high in this video and it’s fucking funny

  47. TheDisguise
    Ամիս առաջ

    God, I love Kate

  48. Ry-Ry
    Ամիս առաջ

    Had no idea puppet history came back for Xmas and is back now how did I miss it!? What an episode and honestly everytime Kate is on this show it doubles the goodness for me she is a delight! 😍

  49. Aileen Laude
    Aileen Laude
    Ամիս առաջ

    Shane's version of Santa Claus is someone's actual sleep paralysis demon.

  50. campos
    Ամիս առաջ

    "what is going on here?! wHY ARE WE GETTING ALONG?!"

  51. Madison Myers
    Madison Myers
    Ամիս առաջ

    The diamond song kind of gives me Bastille vibes.

  52. just here for cats
    just here for cats
    Ամիս առաջ

    I come back to this video regularly to listen to the oar song. Put your songs on spotify!

  53. Muhammad Usman
    Muhammad Usman
    Ամիս առաջ

    When ever i see kate i am filled with joy

  54. Madi
    Ամիս առաջ

    prof: the equivalent of whether a hot dog is a sandwich. me: ok ok yeah prof: gathered in Nicaea me: wait. no. do you mean the council of-, you mean the council of Nicaea, which decided what beliefs define a Christian and is probably one of the most important moments in Christian history after the resurrection? _THAT COUNCIL OF NICAEA?_

    Ամիս առաջ

    I somehow missed this. Probably something to do with getting ready to move across the world. Time for Christmas in April baybee.

  56. Tati
    Ամիս առաջ

    I don’t know how many of you also watch Bailey Sarian or have read into poison in general, but the famous Aqua Tofana was eventually bottled in vials of what people thought was St. Nikolas’s bone goo. What a crossover.

  57. carefully shy
    carefully shy
    Ամիս առաջ

    I wish i saw this last year ps the pickle boys

  58. NeonFox
    Ամիս առաջ

    WUNDERBAR WUNDERBAR 👏👏👏👏👏 And yes, us Germans are crazy :) You're welcome, from Deutschland

  59. Raymond Sison
    Raymond Sison
    Ամիս առաջ

    Legit happy for kate with that gift from professor... stay high ma'am. Lol

  60. mihuangiie 俄皇
    mihuangiie 俄皇
    Ամիս առաջ

    17:09 as someone from Saskatoon this shit threw me off so much I was not expecting that

  61. The True Bean of Death
    The True Bean of Death
    Ամիս առաջ

    we need Saint nick and the pickle boyz band asap

  62. Amanda K Borg
    Amanda K Borg
    Ամիս առաջ

    I LOVE KATE SO MUCH. I had to pause the vid midway to write this, and yes I'm watching it like 3 months late and maybe im drunk but, jfc shes the best guest I want her to be the guest every time #katesupremacy

  63. Megan Arrambide
    Megan Arrambide
    Ամիս առաջ

    Kate is my favorite guest!!! She's so sweet and brings beautiful energy to every episode she's in. 💖

  64. Kayla
    Ամիս առաջ

    The “yeah he shit himself” part in the song with that guitar riff had me scream-laughing

  65. socallmenothing
    Ամիս առաջ

    Kate is a gd treasure.

  66. Me Li
    Me Li
    Ամիս առաջ

    Childhood= ruined. St nikolaus catched child murderer? Thats how he became the bubly gift giving old man? Wtf

  67. Nonstop Pop!
    Nonstop Pop!
    Ամիս առաջ

    So I dunno if Ryan not liking the songs is a "bit" or if it's genuine, but it's really getting old either way. Kinda sucks the fun out of things. Like, if it's truly impossible for him to even fake enjoyment, maybe just don't cut to his reactions at all? Just some feedback on this very specific aspect of the show.

  68. Thales Renato
    Thales Renato
    Ամիս առաջ

    Well, Kate is absolutely into weed. I am too. And this is, indeed, fantastic.

  69. West Morgarth
    West Morgarth
    Ամիս առաջ

    Legnog is the best and most under appreciated pun of our generation

  70. Akbarul Haque
    Akbarul Haque
    Ամիս առաջ

    I just noticed the professor isn't wearing any pants.

  71. ForeverLove230
    Ամիս առաջ

    Two things: 1) I’m so glad they had Kate for the special! Like it’d be cool if they had Steven or Sara, but they brought Kate back! 2) Speaking of Kate, I love that the professor brought back That Big Pile of Diamonds, it just seems so authentically thought, as well as coming full circle

  72. Jacob Biggs
    Jacob Biggs
    Ամիս առաջ

    No lie, that necklace song was kickass.

  73. yeet yeet
    yeet yeet
    Ամիս առաջ

    thank you pile of diamonds, very cool!

  74. Noddle Foodle
    Noddle Foodle
    Ամիս առաջ

    After that donner story, I'm really hoping that this episode would be nice and cheery. Off to the video. Edit: This did help my mental health a bit. Thanks a bunch professor

  75. gill noffert
    gill noffert
    Ամիս առաջ

    The gay oars are back!! They're my favs!!

    1. yeet yeet
      yeet yeet
      Ամիս առաջ


  76. Sunny
    Ամիս առաջ

    So fun, adorable, and educational too lol ❤

  77. Lagom Folke
    Lagom Folke
    Ամիս առաջ

    i Love Kate

  78. AMN3ZIA
    Ամիս առաջ

    Did not know that the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition was based on this story

  79. Erin Klein
    Erin Klein
    Ամիս առաջ

    "saint nicholas killed the pickle boys! - i mean, saved the pickle boys -"

  80. flo the burrito
    flo the burrito
    Ամիս առաջ

    i cried

  81. Carolina Martinez Vera
    Carolina Martinez Vera
    Ամիս առաջ

    Why did I cry with kate

  82. kattastic9999
    Ամիս առաջ

    When I think Turkey, I think "scorpions." Don't ask.

  83. I Have No Life
    I Have No Life
    Ամիս առաջ

    "Christmas 2020.... _Fuck this yearrrrrrr....._

  84. Rosheen Domingo
    Rosheen Domingo
    Ամիս առաջ

    we need more kate on puppet history videos!

  85. Joharah Galvez
    Joharah Galvez
    Ամիս առաջ


  86. Madeline Stevens
    Madeline Stevens
    Ամիս առաջ

    Kate is my absolute favorite guest on Puppet History. I love when they bring her back! I rewatch her episodes the most because she is so sweet and funny and just genuinely loves participating!

  87. Mary Riley
    Mary Riley
    Ամիս առաջ

    They were singing too fast did the oars say they were gonna bone under the bean No judgement I mean

  88. Michelle Yu
    Michelle Yu
    Ամիս առաջ

    d-did this thumbnail try to gaybait us with a literal pair of o a r s-

  89. Lars Qaqqaq
    Lars Qaqqaq
    Ամիս առաջ

    They played football. the end 😅💯

  90. Cody Klews
    Cody Klews
    Ամիս առաջ

    The fact that this episode was SLEPT on is an absolute crime, it is easily one of the best ever. The gay oars? Iconic. The way Kate was so excited about seeing the diamonds? Beautiful.

  91. Hazmatix
    Ամիս առաջ

    "I sucked the hell out of that bone" - Ryan Bergara 2020

  92. Bobby
    Ամիս առաջ

    every songs in this episode ryan looks like he's done

  93. Blaque Marou
    Blaque Marou
    Ամիս առաջ

    ‘Take the jellybean away from him” Ryan: EEEEEHHEHEHEHEEHEHEEHEHEHHEHEHE

  94. Hur Grace
    Hur Grace
    Ամիս առաջ

    16:05 is like all of Hamilton’s rough drafts

  95. David Jarrah
    David Jarrah
    Ամիս առաջ

    The ceaseless second anatomically bleach because talk simulteneously seal qua a laughable jason. overjoyed, wakeful walk

  96. Alysha Ashley
    Alysha Ashley
    Ամիս առաջ

    The St. Nick puppet is going to haunt my nightmares. So, thanks for that...

  97. Thomas D
    Thomas D
    Ամիս առաջ

    I cant believe how great these songs are

  98. John Sieber
    John Sieber
    Ամիս առաջ

    every song here is a bop

  99. Christopher Justice
    Christopher Justice
    Ամիս առաջ

    To be fair the Christmas Truce brings me to tears every time.

  100. Breana Howard
    Breana Howard
    Ամիս առաջ

    Is no one else intrested in the story about the guy that allegedly shit himself to death.