Ching Shih: The Pirate Queen • Puppet History

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Featuring: Ryan Bergara, Joyce Louis-Jean
Writer: Garrett Werner
Editor: Stephen Castro
Camera Operator/Sound Mixer: Matt Real
Motion Graphics Animators: Mike Fox, Julia Capuano
Graphic Artists: Crystal Cheng, Mollie Ong
Additional Music By: Patrick Volker
Production Coordinator: Brittney Lee
Creative Director of Post Production: Anthony Frederick
Head of Development: Katie LeBlanc
Production Manager: Nicole Beaudoin
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)
Image Credits:
Pith painting by Sunqua, CC BY-SA 4.0 License, via Wikimedia Commons
A Chinese labourer. Painting by a Chinese artist, ca. 1850. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
A Chinese florist. Painting by a Chinese artist, ca. 1850. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Three Chinese men buying goods from two men behind a shop counter. Gouache painting on rice-paper, 18--?. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Two Chinese men and two women smoking from pipes. (CC BY 4.0) Gouache painting on rice-paper, 18--?. Wellcome Collection.
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1800 - 1899). Two drawings of women, two drawings of boys, including one holding a large fish toy.
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Duck junk. Ducks are hatched on board by ovens, [?] ducks always follow the junk and come on board at night for protection" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1800 - 1899.
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1800 - 1899). River freight junk
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1850). Boat with one sail.
A Chinese boat. Painting by a Chinese artist, ca. 1850. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


  1. CrouchingTigress01
    2 ժամ առաջ

    The horse’s final performance? Uh...this might be dark, but do you think he... you know, knew/knows his fate?

  2. Siara Talks
    Siara Talks
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    “It sinks me to know that you’re out there on another boat” MASTERFUL Writing

  3. Siara Talks
    Siara Talks
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    Personally I enjoyed the fight club reference haha

  4. Sarah
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    Did Ching Shih effectively utilize girl power when she decided to take her adoptive son as her lover and husband?

  5. Nyazuko
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  6. Math
    2 օր առաջ

    Good god... are we not going to talk about the fact that at 6:06 the pirate has the professor's face photoshopped on him??

  7. melodiousnerd
    2 օր առաջ


  8. Muriel
    2 օր առաջ

    If you think that taking your adoptive son as a lover is weird, you should look up the story of former member of brazilian government Flordelis.

  9. John Von
    John Von
    2 օր առաջ

    Talk shit about Disney and Ryan will hate you forever lmao

  10. RiotontheRadio
    4 օր առաջ

    I like how the female says the pirate life is lit.....does she not know what pirate did? And how they lived?

  11. echodoesstuff
    4 օր առաջ

    these songs only get catchier and catchier, i swear to god

  12. The Genius Fool
    The Genius Fool
    4 օր առաջ

    plot twist: there’s a curse on professor, who’s actually a demon and genie/ supernatural expert, that compels him to live him in the body of a human, Shane. That’s why all ghosts, ALL ghosts fear him and that’s why although professor is a puppet, he feels alive.

  13. Wai Wong
    Wai Wong
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  14. sandra
    5 օր առաջ

    Credit is due to those end performances that always slap so hard

  15. Aishaa Shaihaa
    Aishaa Shaihaa
    6 օր առաջ

    22:03 so, we not gonna talk abt the professor playing warzone? ok....

  16. Izhar Yusrin
    Izhar Yusrin
    6 օր առաջ

    24:07 yo is that Luffy from One Piece reference?

  17. Amber Tregoning
    Amber Tregoning
    7 օր առաջ

    "Don't steal women" -The Professor 2021

  18. Lara Malanquini
    Lara Malanquini
    8 օր առաջ

    for anyone looking for the time stamp of the lil cute pirate impression: 1:16

  19. The Door Man
    The Door Man
    8 օր առաջ

    My friend did a speech and Debate presentation on her a few years ago- it was fucking awesome

  20. Victoria Santillan
    Victoria Santillan
    8 օր առաջ

    OMG, I loved this Puppet History episode! I cannot remember the last time I laughed this much!

  21. Sou1Creeper
    8 օր առաջ

    This guest is so gross my god

  22. shadowinksbubbletea
    8 օր առաջ


  23. edlynuh
    9 օր առաջ

    17:03 lmao love the fight club reference there

  24. CraigandJane1
    9 օր առաջ

    Shane, it’s “crack on”, ffs. Cheers from Australia 🇦🇺.

  25. Marina King-Knight
    Marina King-Knight
    9 օր առաջ

    Listen. I demand that you guys release a soundtrack album for Puppet History. I will beg if you want. 😍

  26. Jasmin Vasquez
    Jasmin Vasquez
    9 օր առաջ

    My favorite Bad Bitch and she don't get enough clout, thank you prof

  27. Charles Arthur Brennan
    Charles Arthur Brennan
    9 օր առաջ

    What if Ryan is the genie who cursed Prof. McNasty? Ryan can never capture him due to the jewel, and the prof never lets him win just to spite him. (Note: Shane!Genie is disguised as Ryan)

  28. Junk_ Bear
    Junk_ Bear
    10 օր առաջ

    That’s was a pretty good music

  29. TheDisguise
    11 օր առաջ

    I feel like calling him her "adopted son" was a little unfair, since he was more of a boy her husband kidnapped

  30. Iz
    11 օր առաջ

    I love that they swam, since plenty of seafarers couldn’t actually swim. Apparently these pirates didn’t have that problem.

  31. El
    11 օր առաջ

    joyce radiates cool cousin energy and i'm living for it

  32. HeyThere karina
    HeyThere karina
    12 օր առաջ

    maybe the professor dont want ryan to win so he wont leave and always in his class.

  33. erin
    12 օր առաջ

    I"m sick of learning about the drama in Henry the 8ths court I want a full drama series about these two.

  34. Daniel Martin
    Daniel Martin
    12 օր առաջ

    This song is really good.

  35. Angie V
    Angie V
    13 օր առաջ

    "either way he is in hell now" i just love that because shane said it i believe it 100%

  36. Will Jay
    Will Jay
    13 օր առաջ

    Someone get the professor a tiny horse right this God damn minute.

  37. tylor govero
    tylor govero
    13 օր առաջ

    I feel the professor has a personal issue with Cheng IL

  38. Dutch
    14 օր առաջ

    was a little sad not to see the return of “squally squoop” from ruining history 😔

  39. Evan Nilsen
    Evan Nilsen
    14 օր առաջ

    11.16 I almost spit my water out when Ryan impatiently glanced at the time -with his non existing watch xD

  40. Drew Ferrentino
    Drew Ferrentino
    14 օր առաջ

    Every episode this chick is on is so bad she’s so unfunny but thinks she is it’s so cringe

  41. geegeezlouis86
    15 օր առաջ

    Can captions please be added to this? There's too many sound effects and funny voices for me to follow the story very well

  42. I love my cat more than you
    I love my cat more than you
    15 օր առաջ


  43. Madison Peguero
    Madison Peguero
    15 օր առաջ

    Is no one gonna talk about the fact that during the ad read Shane grew a THIRD ARM?

  44. Dulce Diaz
    Dulce Diaz
    15 օր առաջ

    The Professor calling Ryan a simp means so much to me

  45. William Su
    William Su
    15 օր առաջ

    Professor does a better dub for skits than most anime dubs~

  46. Thrasher Ali-ns
    Thrasher Ali-ns
    15 օր առաջ

    Her own flower boat calling her a sell out lol

  47. Nathaniel Lippert
    Nathaniel Lippert
    15 օր առաջ

    There really should be some movies and tv shows about this woman

  48. Ugh _(」∠ 、ン、)_
    Ugh _(」∠ 、ン、)_
    16 օր առաջ

    Oh, me too, I love pirated content ٩( ^ᴗ^ )۶

  49. 鄭采和
    16 օր առաջ

    It’s funny how I learned about a Chinese female pirate from a blue puppet instead from history books in Taiwan. In hindsight, it’s very Chinese to ignore strong women from history (with few exceptions such as Empress Wu tze tian or Queen Lu), even more so if she made a laughing stoke out of the Chinese government. The Wiki page of Ching Shi even says that the Westerners paid more attention to her. And a more common name for her in Chinese is 鄭一嫂(meaning the Wife of Cheng Yi). On a side note, her maiden name was 石陽(Shi Yang)and after she was married she was known as 鄭石(Cheng Shi). Not sure why you have different sounds for the same Character (just wondering, love the video, awesome job as always)

  50. I Dream of Books
    I Dream of Books
    16 օր առաջ

    I love joyce so much, shes an s class guest

  51. Alex Champion
    Alex Champion
    17 օր առաջ

    I will never get over how good these songs actually are, like every time I just sit here vibing so hard

  52. sumi
    17 օր առաջ

    Joyce needs to come backkkk

  53. Emily O
    Emily O
    17 օր առաջ

    This song is so good I'm gonna cry

  54. Scott Davis
    Scott Davis
    17 օր առաջ

    “And a ‘buck and a half for an ear...” know your Hip

  55. Tresilyn Tucker
    Tresilyn Tucker
    17 օր առաջ

    23:44 so no head?

  56. nicky
    17 օր առաջ

    hi shane please put the puppet history songs on spotify ❤️ thank you king

  57. Swampling Lvr
    Swampling Lvr
    17 օր առաջ

    I do hope Ryan gets to win at some point...just to shake things up.

  58. Bantu Mangcu
    Bantu Mangcu
    17 օր առաջ

    oh my god-- cheng I was a bi-rate 👁👄👁

  59. Evan O
    Evan O
    17 օր առաջ

    The flower boat song goes hard

  60. Evan O
    Evan O
    17 օր առաջ

    The flower boat song goes hard

  61. Jonathan *redacted*
    Jonathan *redacted*
    18 օր առաջ

    I need someone to make a soundbyte of the "either way, he is in hell now" line

  62. MJ Canda
    MJ Canda
    18 օր առաջ

    Luffy is shaking

  63. Eve Lister
    Eve Lister
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  64. Azyr Sharp
    Azyr Sharp
    18 օր առաջ

    the emperor is starscream?

  65. mikail irwan
    mikail irwan
    18 օր առաջ

    I lone meek mill being used as a verb of murder

  66. Lars Albrecht
    Lars Albrecht
    19 օր առաջ

    24:14 OP

  67. Pink Doll
    Pink Doll
    19 օր առաջ

    Joyce didn’t write a boat that transports flowers she wrote flower...she thought flour was spelled flower. Well played.

  68. Anna Hollifield
    Anna Hollifield
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  69. Addie
    19 օր առաջ

    The Professor's pirate impression being a tiny "ᵧₐᵣᵣᵣ" at the beginning was the cutest thing

  70. Kaela List
    Kaela List
    19 օր առաջ

    Who knew the professor was a horse girl?

  71. Doomgirlgames
    20 օր առաջ

    History is gross.

  72. Tommie Miranda
    Tommie Miranda
    20 օր առաջ

    More Joyce! Always Joyce! She's the best!

  73. Sofi Fuentes
    Sofi Fuentes
    20 օր առաջ

    i lowkey almost cried with the song????

  74. Kate D
    Kate D
    20 օր առաջ

    Does Shane write all these songs? And follow-up... is Shane a genius? I mean, I always skip through the songs, but the bits I hear are actually musical. And the length!

  75. TheTashaDrama
    20 օր առաջ

    Disney simp 🤣🤣🤣

  76. Mildred Yolanda Ratched
    Mildred Yolanda Ratched
    20 օր առաջ

    Joyce is the best omg

  77. Salini Nvaralakshmi
    Salini Nvaralakshmi
    20 օր առաջ

    I low-key loved that song❤️

  78. SarahAnnRose23
    21 օր առաջ

    Why did a song by a flower boat make me sad???? Shane has no right being as good a songwriter as he is.

  79. Chloe Damone
    Chloe Damone
    21 օր առաջ

    That song was fucking so powerful!!!

  80. Bee Ty
    Bee Ty
    21 օր առաջ

    Get this man a record deal.

  81. jordan WAH
    jordan WAH
    21 օր առաջ

    Gawldam, Shane, these songs are really good! Even the simple gold stool song is well put together and harmonic. You may have found your true calling as a songwriter and artist. Is this a solo thing or are you working with others? What's the process? I'm curious, especially since I've been having trouble making new music.

  82. jordan WAH
    jordan WAH
    21 օր առաջ

    that horses lip came off

  83. tianran lee
    tianran lee
    21 օր առաջ

    i watched this once and then came back to listen to the song three more times. I like the lyrics "I heard some people calling you the pirate queen / it sinks me..." but the whole thing is great

  84. Cat Jones
    Cat Jones
    21 օր առաջ

    Reading the comments, I feel less weird about getting chills from the song.

  85. Mila91x
    21 օր առաջ

    Now that i know the season finale, this horse and his wife are maybe two of the most tragic characters I have ever encountered :'(

  86. Maddie
    21 օր առաջ

    The ending songs get better every time! Kudos to whomever writes those

  87. Jeramy Harper
    Jeramy Harper
    21 օր առաջ

    I really think they should take all the songs so far and put them together in a video

  88. Roy Park Eats
    Roy Park Eats
    21 օր առաջ

    incredible song

  89. Jenna Damiano
    Jenna Damiano
    21 օր առաջ

    God Shane !!!! Ur minddd 😍😍😍

  90. Emily Howell
    Emily Howell
    21 օր առաջ

    I think I read somewhere that her retirement hobby was opium smuggling, which is fun

  91. Boo
    21 օր առաջ

    Well here goes another comment because this is so amazingly awesomeo! I do not remember where I was a week ago or why I did not even know of this video, but it is by far the bestest collab ever!!

  92. Cotton Spotten
    Cotton Spotten
    21 օր առաջ

    girlboss & malewife

  93. IAmErica
    22 օր առաջ

    ... Watching this after the season finale really uh... Makes you feel bad for that horse

  94. jellyfosh
    22 օր առաջ

    I’m going to have The Flower Boat Song stuck in my head for the rest of my life.

  95. Samantha Lopez
    Samantha Lopez
    22 օր առաջ

    What's your gamer tag Ryan?! Let's play some WZ

  96. E Camville
    E Camville
    22 օր առաջ

    I put off watching this one, not knowing it was Joyce, and now that I see it's JOYCE i'm KICKING MYSELF for not watching sooner asldfjhasdf

  97. Travis Love Benson
    Travis Love Benson
    22 օր առաջ

    Hearing about the ska song hits differently now after the finale o.o

  98. Shamini Saravanan
    Shamini Saravanan
    22 օր առաջ

    "What would your pirate name be?" The Maritime Warmonger, AKA Mary Edit I just thought of a bunch more: The Maritime Monster, Crackhead Kraken, The Loch Ness of Davy Jones' Locker, Serpent of the (direction maybe) Sea, Drake of the Lake, The Murder Surfer, and Abyss Incarnate. Of course, none of these can beat "The Dread Pirate Roberts." I think this is the second time Ryan should've won.

  99. Keith Merrill
    Keith Merrill
    22 օր առաջ

    i love puppet history. professor mcnasty is the best.

  100. Edwin Santos
    Edwin Santos
    22 օր առաջ

    Ok, but doesn’t Shane sound like G1 Starscream starting at 9:27?