Video Game High School (VGHS) – S3: Ep. 4

Video Game High School (VGHS) – S3: Ep. 4


[Cheerful orchestra music]
♪ ♪
[Engine turning over]
[Rock music]
♪ Don’t wanna hear ♪
♪ about how the real world’s ♪
♪ the place for me ♪
♪ There’s nothing out there ♪
♪ won’t look better ♪
♪ on a TV screen ♪
♪ There a better way ♪
♪ I don’t care what you say ♪
♪ I just want to play ♪
♪ We all just want to play ♪
♪ Things will be all right ♪
♪ soon as I get back to school ♪
♪ ♪
Okay, Swanlings, these birds
are ready to fly.
[Laughter]
Hands in, everyone.
I move to declare this Swan
family dinner in session.
All: seconded.
[Laughter]
So any new business?
Oh, yes.
Why did you leave vghs?
Did you have a fight with
your friends?
I move we move on from this
line of inquiry.
All in favor, say, “aye.”
Both: nay.
Call for a revote?
Both: nay.
[Laughter]
Well, if you must know,
you were right all along.
VGHS is dumb.
I would much rather go to vghs–
Video Game Home School.
[Laughter]
Honey, could we please turn
off your laughing robot?
We’re having a serious
conversation.
[Laughter]
No.
This is why I built Audie in the
first place, to lubricate
awkward social situations.
I could use some more social
lubricant myself.
[Laughter]
See?
Honey, we’re really worried
about you.
Clearly you’re running away
from something.
There’s nothing to worry
about.
I’ve just dropped out of school
to live with my parents
for the rest of my life.
[Laughter]
[Doorbell rings]
Oh, that must be Jenny with the
rest of my things.
Uh…
[Pounds table]
Meeting adjourned.
[Laughter]
One second.
Hi, Kiwi!
[Studio audience whoops]
Ted, Brian…
Welcome to my home.
[Laughter]
Um, Ki, can you open up?
I brought you flowers.
and I know you’re really mad
at me right now.
I’m sorry.
Also, also, it was a
nine-hour cab ride, and I really
have to pee.
[Laughter]
[Sighs]
Wow.
Nice place.
Firstly, thank you
for the flowers.
Secondly…
I am very mad at you.
Oh, crap.
Brian, run!
You lied to me.
You stood me up for prom to go
to an erotic arcade.
and you killed Josh’s virtual
pet.
Well, technically,
I let it starve.
[Scoffs loudly]
Good save, man.
and you, Brian…
for shame.
For what?
For–
I don’t know.
I’m just really thrown by you
being here with Ted.
I thought you two were fighting.
well, we are.
But I called a truce because we
wanted to make sure that you’re
okay.
Aw, thanks.
Yeah, turns out, with the
Whole Jenny thing and the whole
Ted thing, you’re kind of the
only friend that I don’t have
a thing with right now.
I miss you too.
What?
I miss you way more than he
does.
Oh, grow up, Ted.
grow a bigger butt, Brian.
Wow! God, why don’t you two just
go and make out already?
Maybe we will.
Yeah, maybe we will.
Wait. We will?
Oh, no.
I mean, no, I never really–
Yeah, I never–
Me neither.
I just–I mean, you are…
you too.
What is happening?
[Laughter]
Okay, Ki, where do you want
this?
[Studio audience cheers]
Hi, Jenny.
Thanks for bringing my stuff.
You can just put that…
Anywhere.
Hi, Brian.
Jenny.
How’s it going?
Great. How are you?
Also great.
“Also great”?
What a coincidence.
I know–small world.
Yeesh, these two…
Frosty.
[Laughter]
Okay, what’s with the
Laughing robot?
[Laughter]
Oh, you guys hear that too?
Of course we hear it.
It’s really distracting.
Her name is Audie, and she’s
not distracting.
She’s charming.
[Audience aws]
Okay, that is weird, Ki.
Actually, yeah, are you okay?
Is this, like, a cry for help?
You’re a cry for help!
Oh.
[Chuckles nervously]
Mm.
Yeah, so, uh, I was fine before
you all showed up.
And thank you for coming,
everybody.
And if you could all please
leave, that would be excellent.
Nobody’s going anywhere.
No, if you kids are having
problems, you should face them
head-on.
Ooh, Karen, are you thinking
what I’m thinking?
Both: Couples Council.
No, not Couples Council.
I hate that game.
All in favor, say, “Aye.”
Both: aye.
Aye.
ow.
[Laughter]
Couples Council is a little
game Karen and I whipped up
back when we first moved in
together.
Yes, and if it can get us
through the great dishwashing
argument, it can help you
kids too.
Ki, why don’t you tell your
Friends the rules?
First, you pick a partner.
I call Ted.
Oh, fine.
I call Ki.
I want to be with Ki.
Well, I don’t want to be
with you.
Don’t worry, Ted.
We are gonna crush these chumps.
Yeah, then Ki will have
to forgive me.
Hey, Ki, who’s dumber–
Ted or Jenny for picking Ted?
Easy answer–Jenny.
[Gasps]
Yeah.
Better go put some
Ebelskivers on, honey.
It’s gonna be a long game.
[Laughter]
Ted, sit over there.
Jenny, can you recall for the
court the events of April 23rd?
Uh…
The day you broke up with me.
You broke up with me.
Yeah, ’cause you were gonna
break up with me.
Objection!
Your honor, counsel is
testifying.
We’re on the same team.
Yes, and you are blowing
our case.
[Gavel bangs]
Order in the court.
Unless you all want contempt
tokens, I suggest you move on.
We call to the stand
Theodore Wong.
I’m supposed to stand?
Just sit in the chair, Ted.
I’m supposed to sit.
[Sighs]
Ted…
Take responsibility for what
you’ve done, or we’re never
getting back together.
Argumentative.
Sustained.
Come on, Ki, just take me
back already.
Why?
Because…
We are…
You know…
Soul mates!
How can we know that, though?
I mean, really, you’re the first
boy I’ve ever dated Ted, and I’m the
first girl you’ve ever dated.
Ah, that’s not true, though.
I went out with Jenny
freshman year.
What?
You went out with Jenny?
Oh, crap.
She meant nothing to me.
It was the first week
of school.
I literally forgot about it.
Yeah, me too.
We only kissed three times.
You guys kissed?
What?
Your honor, I would like to
call a recess so we can discuss
this new evidence.
Yes, I think a recess
is in order.
[Cell phone ringing]
That is my mom.
Thank god.
Ted, you’re on your own.
[Laughter]
Uh…
[Laughter]
So, uh…
Who wants ice cream?
I do!
[Laughs]
Hey, mom, what’s up?
Brian, this may sound gross,
but I think we should kiss three
times to make it even.
[Laughter]
I don’t think that’s gonna
win us any points with the jury,
Ki.
I think you should listen to
your co-counsel, honey.
[Laughter]
[Door opens]
Where’s Ted?
Why, so you can kiss him
a fourth time, you hussy?
No, no, where’s Ted?
Jenny, what’s up?
Freddie died.
How?
My god, what happened?
I don’t know.
There was an accident.
He was on a motorcycle.
My mom just told me.
Somebody has to tell Ted.
Hey, guys, where’s the
bathroom?
’cause I got to poop.
Ted, you should probably–
It’s right through there,
son.
[Mouth full] okay, great.
I’m bringing this bad boy
with me.
So good.
What should we do?
I’ll tell him.
How?
How do you tell him something
like that?
y-you kids sit down.
I will tell Ted.
Everything is gonna be okay.
We’ll figure–
Mm, false alarm–no poop.
Mrs. Swan, is it okay if I get
an extra scoop of ice cream?
Of course, Ted.
Have as much as you want.
Sweet.
[Laughter]
[Robot powers down]
Well, folks, say bye-scream
to the ice cream, ’cause I just
spilled it all over the ground.
Do you have any paper towels?
Its okay, Ted.
Sit down.
Oh, okay.
Oh, right.
Um, where were we?
Ted…
I need you to listen.
There’s been an accident.
Oh, I know–I just told you.
It just slipped out of my hands.
I’m really sorry, again.
Uh…
What’s going on?
Your father was in an
accident.
And I’m sorry, but he died.
What?
Um…
Uh, no, let’s play.
Of course, you can stay here,
But we should call your mother.
Shut up.
Just let me–
No one expects you to
understand how to feel right
now.
Um, uh, okay.
Um…
Whose turn is it?
Oh, honey, I know this is
hard, but we should probably
call your mom.
Whatever.
It’s–it’s okay.
Okay, so it’ll be my turn.
I-I’m approaching the bench.
Somebody call a witness.
It’s gonna be okay, man.
[breathing shakily]
[breathing heavily]
I got to go.
[retching]
[sobbing]
[retching]
[atmospheric music]
♪ ♪
Oh, sorry.
Um, hey, I got to go, dad.
Yeah, love you too.
All right, bye.
Sorry, it’s just–
it’s kind of hard to get
a little privacy around here.
Yeah.
Uh, how’s your dad?
Uh, you know, alive.
Sorry. That was…
It’s all yours.
You guys aren’t ready yet?
Ted will be back from the
coroner’s any moment.
Sorry. I’ll hurry.
It’s fine.
Uh, here, I made pamphlets.
“Helping Ted Grieve”?
It’s our complete guide to
helping Ted through this
difficult time.
Now, I only have a few minutes,
so I’ll talk you through the
highlights.
Depending on who you ask, there
are 5 to 12 stages of grief.
[Vehicle approaching]
He’s here.
[Sighs]
Hey, guys, we’re back.
Ted…
Hello.
How are you feeling?
Do you need anything?
How’d it go?
Pretty good.
Morgues are weird.
Yeah.
It’s been a long night, gang.
Why don’t we let Ted get
some sleep?
Actually, no, I’m okay.
Mrs. Swan, what’s for breakfast?
Honey, you can have whatever
you want.
Score.
Uh, chocolate pancakes, please.
Of course.
Ted, we want you to know–
sorry, it’s important that we
let you know it’s okay for you
to cry in front of us.
[Scoffs]
Why would I do that?
That’s lame.
Because, Ted…
Your dad just died.
Yeah, doing what he loved–
Riding a motorcycle without
a helmet.
That’s good, Ted.
Often an important part of the
process is describing the death,
even in detail.
You know what?
I think I’m gonna go to bed.
Okay.
Well, my bedroom’s just down
the hall, so…
Cool. Thanks.
Leave me alone.
Oh.
That was weird.
You’re here for
Frederick Wong?
Right this way.
[Gurney sliding]
Is this him?
Yeah.
Brian, do you know how we can
get in touch with Ted’s mother?
I think she’s on tour
right now.
Sweetie, why don’t we worry
about that when Ted wakes up?
Ki’s making all the
arrangements right now.
I’ll keep you updated.
Thanks, Calhoun.
Yeah, yeah, I’m okay.
Oh.
A refrigeration fee.
Oh, I see.
No, yes, I’m not really sure.
I’ll have to get back to you
on that.
But after the decline of
rhythm gaming and his bitter
divorce from Hong Kong pop
sensation li Hong Chen,
Wong stepped away from the
spotlight and into the
classroom.
As Professor Wong at
Video Game High School, he spent
his remaining days inspiring the
gamers of the future.
Yeah, uh, Mr. Wong was
always cool about letting us
skip class, so, uh…
yeah.
Thank you, Sebastian.
Ted.
Oh, hey, everybody.
Uh, good morning.
Or should I say good “mourning”?
“Mourning,” you know, with a
“u,” like a dead guy.
Yeesh.
Where’s Audie when you need her?
[Laughs]
That’s very healthy and amusing,
Ted.
Cool.
Um, about this funeral, my mom
probably can’t make it,
but I got her credit card,
so let’s send my old man off
in style.
Yeah, sure.
Whatever you want.
That’s nice.
Cool.
Okay, so I’m thinking
fireworks, jugglers, and,
you know…
What else do they have at
cool funerals?
Let’s start by picking
a casket.
A casket–duh.
What would I do without you, Ki?
All right, let’s do this thing.
How does 11:00 sound for the
burial?
Yeah, cool.
Okay.
Did you find a flower
arrangement you like?
Um, no, not yet.
Oh, yeah, here, check out this
awesome video, Ki.
This is one of Freddie’s
first videos.
That’s his dirt bike.
Those are his chains.
Oh, man.
Isn’t my dad awesome, Ki?
Yes.
Yes, he was.
Yeah.
Can I get some more cheese?
Sure.
This is going very well.
I didn’t think he’d be at
acceptance so soon.
Well, I’m not sure that
that’s what this is, honey.
What do you mean?
[Doorbell rings]
I got it.
Supersonic!
[Imitates whooshing]
[Laughs]
Cut savies.
Wow!
Ted Wong?
You got him.
Ooh.
Here you go.
Ah, thank you.
Cool.
What is it, man?
[Gasps]
Cool.
Hey, you kids watching
a movie?
Yeah, it’s got my dad in it.
Check it out.
Is it going yet?
[Electric guitar playing]
Are you rolling yet?
All right, okay.
What’s up, jerks?
This is Freddie Wong, and if
You’re watching this, it means
I got got, yo.
[Heavy rock guitar music]
♪ ♪
All right, let’s get down to
business and see what sweet
loot I’m dropping in this…
[echoing] ♪ video will! ♪
[exhales deeply]
First up, I bequeath my raddest
guitars and all of my money…
To Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.
Here, zoom in on this.
Zoom in on this.
Nikki, you and I never met,
but if we did, I think we would
have been bros, man.
[Heavy rock guitar music]
♪ ♪
As for my ex-wife, li, I would
leave you my dirt bike, but you
already took that and everything
else I own, so up yours!
[heavy rock guitar music]
Jeez.
As for my stupid son, Ted,
He gets this crappy lav mic
that he couldn’t set up right.
Are you gonna fix this or what?
God, you are such your mother’s
son.
Of course she would leave
me with you.
How hard is this to set up?
Just clip it on and don’t have
it fall off.
Just keep it out of my–
Just go to the–
Don’t go to the chains.
Just clear the chains.
Get it onto the–yes.
Go, clip it on, jeez.
[Coughs]
How much longer is this
gonna take?
Do you think you deserve any
of this?
Do you think you deserve any
of my stuff?
No, not at all.
No, because you can’t even
get a lav mic.
Get out of here.
God, I hate you.
Go, get out of the way.
Get out of the shot.
All right.
All right, where were we?
I have no idea where we are now.
Ted, are you all right?
You can train a monkey
to do this, you moron.
Uh, I got to go pee.
What are you wearing?
Jeez, get this bow tie off.
Get it–just–
I need a second.
Give me a second.
What were we doing?
[Dish shatters]
It’s good that he died.
Both: Kimberly.
I’m sorry.
That was rude.
Sweetie.
I’ll get the broom.
It’s okay, honey.
She’s just processing it.
[Gunfire on TV]
Thanks.
Ashley Barnstormer has done
It.
Napalm has won the high school
FPS championship
Well, that sucks.
Ted’s gonna be all right.
Nothing is all right.
Dinner’s almost ready, so–
Oh, you’re kissing.
Sorry.
You’re kissing.
Um…
[Beeping, light music]
I need you in the closet.
So, uh, what’s up?
Whoa, whoa, slow down.
What’s going on?
I’m coming back to VGHS,
and I’ve decided I’m still
your girlfriend.
Stop.
What are you doing?
I thought you were mad at me.
I was, but that was before.
Before what?
I’m sorry.
So what’s everyone doing
this summer?
Got any big plans?
Uh…
’cause I was thinking we
could all go hang out at my
place.
Yeah, sounds cool, dude.
Yeah, we got a pool and
a b-ball court and–
oh, Freddie borrowed the
wide-screen, so we just have to
go over to his place to pick
it up.
His place?
Like, his room?
No, no, like, his place.
It’s only 20 minutes away
By bus, though.
You live by yourself?
Yeah, since my 10th birthday.
It was the best birthday present
ever.
Oh, honey, who takes care
of you?
Oh, um, there’s a maid that
comes by once a month
and jerry the doorman.
He’s really wise.
Ted, that’s horrible.
What?
No way, that’s awesome.
Okay?
It’s gonna be great, guys.
Come on.
Yeah, you’re right.
Yeah. No, that sounds cool.
No, it doesn’t.
Why are we humoring him?
Honey.
Freddie was a terrible
father, Ted.
No, he wasn’t.
Yes, he was.
You didn’t even know him, Ki!
He was rad.
He bought me a loft.
He gave me his old phone every
time he wanted a new one.
and now he’s–
and now you’ll never get to
hang out with him, so I feel bad
for you!
Ted, one second.
There’s gonna be a lot of things
to figure out in the next few
months, but I want to let you
know, you can live with us as
long as you need to, okay?
Might have to help out with
chores a bit.
Mrs. Swan keeps a clean house.
But we’d love to have you.
I’m sorry I ruined dinner.
You didn’t ruin anything.
Go get some rest, and we’ll see
you in the morning.
Honey, are you okay?
[Sobs]
Sweetie, come over here.
Aw, sweetie.
What’s wrong?
Hmm?
I cheated.
What?
I cheated to win the
election.
That’s–that’s why I left.
I tried really hard to do
everything right, but it just
made everything worse, so that’s
Why I’m home.
Why didn’t you tell us?
Because I thought maybe
you would hate me.
and the thought of that…
[Sniffles]
I love you both so much.
I don’t want you to hate me.
Hey, you listen to me.
We are so proud of you.
There is nothing in this world
that can make us stop loving
you…
ever.
Okay?
[Sobbing]
Brain, wake up.
What?
What is it?
What’s going on?
Ted is gone.
We’re never gonna find him.
We should wake up my parents.
We should call the police.
Ki, he’s fine, okay?
He’s probably just wandering
around.
Where would he go?
is anything even open right now?
Stop the car!
[Rock music]
♪ ♪
Hey, Ted.
Hey.
Almost done.
[Explosion]
Whoo!
Looks like you are an axe
legend.
You know what?
You and I make quite the team.
Catch you later, newbie.
[Heavy rock guitar music]
♪ ♪
I’ve beaten this game
I don’t know how many times
just to hear him say that.
I’m not okay, Brian.
I know, man.
Did you know he didn’t even
know how to ride a bike?
He went out without a helmet.
How stupid can you be?
Now he’s dead, and…
[Scoffs]
Did he even care?
God…
He was such an asshole.
I’ve been terrible to you guys.
I’m so sorry…
’cause…
You’re the only ones that even–
[Sniffles, laughs]
He probably even wouldn’t care
that I’m sad right now,
but I’m sad anyway.
I can’t breathe.
I can’t think.
It hurts so much.
[Crying] why is that, huh?
Why does it hurt so much?
’cause he was your dad, man,
and you loved him.
That’s stupid.
No.
Dude, it was stupid
that he didn’t love you.
It’s okay to cry.
[Sobbing]

100 thoughts on “Video Game High School (VGHS) – S3: Ep. 4”

  1. ted is so tortured this season first he starts hating brian n stuff for idk why then ki breaks up with him leaves school and then his dad dies

  2. the mimical acting of Ellary Porterfield gets me every freaking time! I just love the whole Ki Swan personality, so entertaining!

  3. I made you this letter dad I commented on youtube so people will feel how painful it is not having you around.. but I'm thankful coz u met mom and you guys brought me to this world,. I didnt turn out to be successful like you but I'm a good son to mom and a good older brother to my lil bro., mom said I got it from you,. She said u care for others first more than yourself., I got my selflessness from you mom said., I don't know if that's a good thing but I really wish you could read this.. lastly dad I wish u visited me when i was old enough to remember what you look like.. coz i dont really know who you are.. but thank you..

  4. I mean ted must be really important if he's dad was the frikin creater and director of VGHS no wonder there are no more episodes

  5. Rewatching VGHS right now and man, this episode still hits me like a truck. All the emotions are so spot on and the little details like Ted being focused on a leaf on the windshield is just so realistic it hurts. This is hands down the best episode of VGHS. period Thank you

  6. All the actors done so well to carry the emotions during this scene, still amazes me to this day how a cheesy series about a high school with video games was able to create emotions like this.

  7. Me: sees thumbnail oh look the three of them are together, talking. Maybe this episode will finally be turning positive – back to the cheerful show I've been watching a few hours ago?

    VGHS: Guess what?

  8. This episode is amazing. It is actually fucking amazing. It captures grief in the best way i've ever seen. ted tries to push it tries to deny it but ultimately he has to except it which shown perfectly in the last cry. The entire time the episode feels like its being dragged on like because that is what grief is like. they don't know what to do. and that is just the story aspect. the production of the episode is amazing to. Like how the start of the episode was shot in a sit com aspect which is in the same vein of vghs in that its comedy but so over done that its different and noticeable. at 10:38 ted says something that is honestly funny but it doesn't feel that way because they know some depressing shit that he doesn't. 11:05 is when the episode really changes. The gradual change from sitcom to full on drama is felt right here. The entire sitcom style is abandoned in this one pan shot that defies the still frame camera style of cinematography that sitcoms use. to push the differences more the next shot is a slightly shaky cam as ted realizes the seriousness of the situation. And in this moment he pushes it away. He doesn't want to feel pain. this is the reason he always keeps things so upbeat. ted rarely loses his cool, hes the comic relief and now he has to face real pain and he cant. the rest of the episode is spent showing him trying to get through this pain that he isn't used to. ITS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. I could go on for hours about how good this episode is but my hands hurt and i need sleep. tldr this episode is amazing but you already knew that.

  9. I just found this on a whim having no past knowledge and I was enjoying the hell out of the first two seasons but GOD DAMN this got heavy quick AND I LIKE IT!!!

  10. This is my second time through the series, and although the entire series is great, it is really season 3 that solidified to me that it is better than most shows (that probably have a bigger budget than they did). Really a great episode. Great acting. Great writing. Great mood. Great cinematography.

  11. Looking back, I believe this episode was set up very well. The first part is all cheery with a lighthearted environment (including the laugh track), and then the serious moment hits hard and fast. Even the camera shots change from the stereotypical wide view that is seen on every sitcom to an up close and personal view of Ted. The contrast in the moods between the beginning of the episode and the ending is beautiful.

  12. how dare these people be good at acting and be making me feel things.
    in all seriousness, I loved this!

    so far, this is probably one of my favorite episodes from Season 3.

  13. upon rewatching i can see this is a good show, but to 11 year old me just wanting to watch a video game highschool, this was alot more than i bargained for.

  14. It's 2019 & I'm still watching VGHS! This episode goes from fun, games & cheesy to cold, hard reality. Ted's father sort of reminded me of Dragon Ball's Vegeta. But, at least Vegeta loves his kids. Ted's father is different for the wrong reasons.

  15. After all these years. This makes me cry even more. Dayum growing up sometimes sucks hard. How can a show this goofy, be this relatable?

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