The History of the World, as Told by Hometaskers | #Hometasking #StayHome

29. april. 2020
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It's the Taskmaster and Little Alex Horne here to announce the winner and the top entries of #HomeTasking task number 12 - re-enact a moment in history.

Keep your eyes peeled on Monday and Wednesday at 9am GMT for more opportunities to win and be featured in a compilation with a special message from the Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies.

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  • Lol the dog parting the seas & the murder of Julius Caesar dressing at the beginning were hilarious 😂😂😂

    cannibalbananascannibalbananasMåned siden
  • Yes, people still believe that Columbus discovered America...he did, but it was South America. He never set foot on what would become the United States of America. Also, he was a complete ass.

    Melissa HMelissa H2 måneder siden
  • things I am never not going to be thinking about from now on 1. "the birth of the industrial revolution....yay!" 2. human eyes dog 3. **elongated fart noise** onh hon hon **takes a bite of bagel** **clutches chest** onh hon hon **dies** 4. in 1994!! South Africans got to vote for the first time! **lego cheers** 5. "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO YOU'RE NOT MY MOTHER" "yes, I am" duh duh dun dun dundun 6. snake sock puppets being banished from ireland 7. He split the atom! Earnestly!

    myla hobbitmyla hobbit4 måneder siden
  • 11:53 a fellow south african ! R.I.p madiba

    Katherine PenmanKatherine Penman4 måneder siden
  • He will be punished, he will be punished 😂 Poor Alex. Probably got a whipping

    Ravenclaw WeasleyRavenclaw Weasley5 måneder siden
  • Question? These tasks are performed while on lockdown. Why aren't the contestants heeding social distancing and mask wearing??? I'm in the US so maybe the guidelines are different there in the UK?

    Yvonne PandoraYvonne Pandora5 måneder siden
    • @dogfacedfriend what are you talking about? I totally agree with you regarding members of the same family not wearing masks while at home. My comment was about the participants in the show and the audience not practicing social distancing an mask wearing while filming the show. They certainly are not members of the same family. I actually am wearing a mask at home because I may have been exposed to COVID 19 and my roommate is an administrator at a senior facility and until a sufficient amount of time passes and I'm still clear I will wear a mask when in the same room together. It's the right thing to do. If he were to pick up the virus from me and then exposes 300 seniors (the number of people at his facility) it would be a death sentence to many seniors.

      Yvonne PandoraYvonne Pandora5 måneder siden
    • @Yvonne Pandora that was a serious answer. You do not need to distance from those in your family unit. Everyone in these videos is a household unit. No point in masks.

      dogfacedfrienddogfacedfriend5 måneder siden
    • @dogfacedfriend are we on the same planet unless this your attempt at being funny.

      Yvonne PandoraYvonne Pandora5 måneder siden
    • these are people in the same family. you don't need to wear masks with family members. they are shot in/around private homes. If one person in a household gets covid everyone will, so there's no point wearing masks when with your house unit

      dogfacedfrienddogfacedfriend5 måneder siden
  • Surprised to see no famous photo of that Soviet guy waving the flag above Berlin

    Michael ZhengMichael Zheng5 måneder siden
  • Who are Dustin and Katie?

    The BamforthThe Bamforth5 måneder siden
  • I made the one at 5:49

    William BentonWilliam Benton5 måneder siden
  • Nobody did a 9/11 then? Disappointing.

    carelesshxcarelesshx5 måneder siden
  • Well done to the hometaskers, you guys are fantastic! The toddler summiting Everest and the tp moon walking at night on snow were among my favourites.

    kousetsuhanakousetsuhana5 måneder siden
  • I was confused because the title said "the World", but then I remembered British people think the UK _is_ the World.

    Carl LewisCarl Lewis5 måneder siden
  • The space hopper in the pool made me lol.

    Nick MarshNick Marsh5 måneder siden
  • The St Patrick skit slayed me

    Super DSuper D5 måneder siden
  • A lovely collection of excited kids and nonplussed dogs

    Steve GoodsonSteve Goodson5 måneder siden
  • What event did 2nd place recreate?

    Andreas karlssonAndreas karlsson5 måneder siden
    • @Si Hopebgood ty

      Andreas karlssonAndreas karlsson5 måneder siden
    • The attempt to blow up the British Houses of Parliament in 1605.

      Si HopebgoodSi Hopebgood5 måneder siden
  • I love how this has submissions from all over the world and not just the UK.

    astreet26astreet265 måneder siden
    • Hometasking's catching on :)

      Si HopebgoodSi Hopebgood5 måneder siden
  • Oh of my favourites so far for sure. The Eastenders one 😂😂😂

    Jess5_11Jess5_115 måneder siden
  • Dear TM

    B. XavierZB. XavierZ5 måneder siden
  • 🤣🤣 im loving the taskmaster theme tune remix its fire 🔥🔥🔥

    COMPILATION duoCOMPILATION duo5 måneder siden
  • Portrait video hurts my eyes. Enough content, exclude them all. If they can't work it out, tough.

    Mark GillespieMark Gillespie5 måneder siden
  • As a historian I absolutely loved this but what really tickled me was the fact that it was in chronological order!

    sanditseverywheresanditseverywhere5 måneder siden
  • I laughed *very* loudly at The Great Emu War submission

    Violet MoonViolet Moon5 måneder siden
  • The St Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland was amazing! Didn't think it was possible to show a sock snake look shocked!!

    Paul MarshallPaul Marshall5 måneder siden
  • 9:00 so pure!

    Adelaide McMillanAdelaide McMillan5 måneder siden
  • 3:22 you made my day! Also, ser printing press is amazing!

    Anders La CourAnders La Cour5 måneder siden
  • This is the best thus far! Love the editing!! Great work team!

    LindaLinda5 måneder siden
  • Still better than the "History Channel"

    EstrelloEstrello5 måneder siden
    • yeah..."History Channel" I hear ya mate.

      Si HopebgoodSi Hopebgood5 måneder siden
  • Why did so many people get shot in the eye lol

    Jason RyanJason Ryan5 måneder siden
  • I saw a lot of mythology in here......

    QuarrelALTQuarrelALT5 måneder siden
  • 01:28 Nice to see people making good use of their classical education (either in languages or in comedy, I don't care)

    Barbara 165Barbara 1655 måneder siden
  • The Rosa parks one was my favourite

    IhatemylifeblehIhatemylifebleh5 måneder siden
  • This video is a legacy of Horrible History.

    Jenny AnydotsJenny Anydots5 måneder siden
  • how do British people know about the great emu war

    Anastasia DellarAnastasia Dellar5 måneder siden
  • Nothing after the Big Bang could be any more momentous than the Big Bang. The Big Bang practically caused everything, at least everything after itself.

    David DavisonDavid Davison5 måneder siden
  • Looks like you’re fresh from the Shower and fine as hell, Greg. I earnestly enjoyed all the videos and look forward to all of y’alls challenges. Rosa Parks should have been #1 though! She created a whole movement whilst empowering the female species that you male species seem to enjoy so much! #hometaskers

    Bright White SneakersBright White Sneakers5 måneder siden
  • Good to see "you ain't my mother" finally recognised as an integral part of our collective history

    Sean SSean S5 måneder siden
    • @Esquilax It's a scene from Eastenders

      Sean SSean S5 måneder siden
    • Lol who were they playing in that one??

      EsquilaxEsquilax5 måneder siden
  • This was a great task! A very worthy Top 10 but I think that Farting Elvis deserves an honorary mention. Thank you very much...

    tracy clementstracy clements5 måneder siden
  • OMG the Great Emu War at 7:32 !

    Ng Yi-ShengNg Yi-Sheng5 måneder siden
  • I don't get the one at 7:11, some kinda war? over an orange?

    AkakemushiAkakemushi5 måneder siden
  • I guess the vertical video stays

    Agent КAgent К5 måneder siden
  • I really love that you guys thought of doing this. I really enjoy watching all of them. And this has brought families closer together emotionally and to remember they are a family and should have fun together.

    Crinkle #Crinkle #5 måneder siden
  • Extremely disappointed. Not even a like on my post. Is it cuz I'm in Canada? If you want to see it-

    Name of the RoseName of the Rose5 måneder siden
  • Well I'm already in stitches at "BANG" so I know this is gonna be good

    Clark EllisClark Ellis5 måneder siden
  • 13:37 Whelp, Taskmaster is banned in China now

    Navy Mango438Navy Mango4385 måneder siden
  • Some proper good acting in this bunch.

    GuanoLadGuanoLad5 måneder siden
  • Cleverest, funniest responses yet. Thank you to everybody for providing such inventive distractions from real life.

    Liz GarsonLiz Garson5 måneder siden
  • I wanted to be a physics major in college. I'm 32 now, and completely forgot all about Isaac Newton and his apple while thinking of this task. When I heard this task, all I could think of was Pompeii with lego people, and that was almost it, cause I couldn't figure how anyone could recreate a battle or war scene. But clearly people have more imagination than me. Isaac newton was so simple, and Caesar dressing getting stabbed? Brilliant

    AlwaysbuskingAlwaysbusking5 måneder siden
  • Where was the proposal? I missed that

    D BeilerD Beiler5 måneder siden
  • 15:02 Rosa Parks. Mmm. Salutes.

    Si HopebgoodSi Hopebgood5 måneder siden
  • Mini Alexander Fleming and the pooch dressed as Churchill were awesome! I still don't understand how both dinosaurs and biblical stories ended up here 🤔

    AmberlanceAmberlance5 måneder siden
    • I stand corrected - the top ten are the best 😂😂😂

      AmberlanceAmberlance5 måneder siden
  • That St. Patrick one was terrific.

    Adam PAdam P5 måneder siden
  • 14:10 this one should of won

    SchizoSchizo5 måneder siden
  • I feel like Rhod's Big Bang at 0:18 is way underrated

    The Cent LordThe Cent Lord5 måneder siden
  • I think the printing press one was my favorite. Edit: Nevermind. Just saw the St. Patrick one. Beautiful.

    Regan 38Regan 385 måneder siden
  • OMG the dog Moses 😂

    natchos mnatchos m5 måneder siden
  • Good stuff Alex

    DarraghDarragh5 måneder siden
  • The little eastenders

    Sira MeaSira Mea5 måneder siden
  • "Oh holy god! What's going on here? Ah, c'mon with all this! Will y'us go home! Surely this's been gone on for months! And i'm fed up with y'us! You're causing havoc! Aw yer, aw, yer bunch o' filthy snakes! Augh! Go on now! Aw, for the love o' god! Will ye just all f*ck off!" - Saint Patrick, (around) 435 A.D.

    MrTinglesMrTingles5 måneder siden
  • Best one yet. So creative and fun. Big smile.

    2gooddrifters2gooddrifters5 måneder siden
  • Editors: Well done putting these clips in chronological order!! Added to the enjoyment. 😀

    CatherinzslCatherinzsl5 måneder siden
  • Loved St. Patrick and the Gunpowder Plot but knocking down a real wall is a worthy winner.

    icturner23icturner235 måneder siden
  • how do people working in showbiz have such bad teet? is this really a british thing? :(

    johhny cashjohhny cash5 måneder siden
    • Comedian Spike Milligan wrote a poem about English Teeth. The final line tells it all. :) Teeth Spike Milligan English Teeth, English Teeth! Shining in the sun A part of British heritage Aye, each and every one. English Teeth, Happy Teeth! Always having fun Clamping down on bits of fish And sausages half done. English Teeth! HEROES' Teeth! Hear them click! and clack! Let's sing a song of praise to them; Three Cheers for the Brown Grey and Black.

      Kim MillerKim Miller5 måneder siden

      Hannah ReesHannah Rees5 måneder siden
  • It's weird that it's almost, but not totally, in chronological order. (Also a bit weird to include some non-historical moments.)

    icturner23icturner235 måneder siden
  • The parting of the seas?’s re-enacting history, not mythology!

    Dr WooDr Woo5 måneder siden
    • Some ppl thing the Bible is real, and that the sea parted, so to then it’s history.

      Ruby RayneRuby Rayne5 måneder siden
  • Ironbridge @ 5:31!

    icturner23icturner235 måneder siden
  • St Patrick was the winner for me.

    Mark RookMark Rook5 måneder siden
  • 14:10 FYI...St Patrick wasn't actually Irish...

    MrPhil1503MrPhil15035 måneder siden
  • Elvis...haha!

    fifilaflamme2fifilaflamme25 måneder siden
  • You are all my heros ! Good job ❤️❤️

    Real SalicaReal Salica5 måneder siden
  • lego french revolution, king tut discovery, churchill dog, heart transplant, abby road---tienamen tank-st patrick

    mister klugemister kluge5 måneder siden
  • omg the kiddo discovering pencillin

    AllieAndPeachAllieAndPeach5 måneder siden
  • that tragic day, the sinking of the Lootanic

    mister klugemister kluge5 måneder siden
  • I think one thing that bothers me just a little bit is that we were originally taught that when the Paul revere ride happened he said "the British were coming" he didn't say the British he said "the regulars were coming" the people settled in the United states. Other than the native American the Irish and Scottish and the Spanish to the south and the west were also British

    soundwaves and demon dayzsoundwaves and demon dayz5 måneder siden
  • Best history test ever. I must admit I aced it.

    Benjamin BrewerBenjamin Brewer5 måneder siden
  • Someone needs to add captions with what these are meant to be. I am sadly quite confused at a lot of them 😬

    Catherine SCatherine S5 måneder siden
    • There's a list down in the comments with most if not all of them.

      NivMizzet89NivMizzet895 måneder siden
  • The great emu war!! Guys, they have the emu war!!

    Miriam WMiriam W5 måneder siden
  • Yeah....the woke Rosa Parks virtue signalling shit..... Less of that please, I know its a BBC owned Dave IP but come on Greg, it was shit.

    Dark JudgeDark Judge5 måneder siden
  • There were many laugh out loud ones as always including many I saw on Twitter which didn't make it into the montage... Shame I can't post the link to our Archimedes, which was heckin' HILARIOUS and made us laugh all day long.

    warmfuzzyfeelingwarmfuzzyfeeling5 måneder siden
  • Could it be!?? The Emu war!??

    Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal5 måneder siden
  • I’m apparently very stupid because I had absolutely no idea what was going on throughout much of this video.

    Celine RazaviCeline Razavi5 måneder siden
    • Surely you got the Pompeii entry.

      Kim MillerKim Miller5 måneder siden
  • Careful, Greg, going to blow out the microphone with your Alex-directed anger.

    Kalad HovatterKalad Hovatter5 måneder siden
  • These are so amazing! They are the highlight of my weeks

    Kathryn RavenKathryn Raven5 måneder siden
  • King Cnut was my favourite!

    ZouchZouch5 måneder siden
  • "I'm going to make my first print!" I think we all knew what it was going to be.

    Thurston CyclistThurston Cyclist5 måneder siden
  • Although I got 60% of these can some kind soul list all the events.

    Ayushi SharmaAyushi Sharma5 måneder siden
  • 3:21 Elizabeth's speech to the Spanish Armada is so good, Drake being a rubber ducky made me laugh 4:47 Boston tea party, love me a visual pun 6:41 More people should know about George Washington Carver! Good job! 9:21 Very funny! 9:32 Laika is a very good dog! This task was definitely more creative than funny (and some only show "history" in a very broad sense), but it's all in good fun!

    Catherine RCatherine R5 måneder siden
  • is that Kerry from s7 taskmaster?

    membermember5 måneder siden
  • Greg, please don't be too hard on Alex. He's got quarantine brain. Thanks for all the enjoyment you bring!

    bookgal63bookgal635 måneder siden
  • .....i want some.....I WANT SOME......HERE hungry as fuk ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Apollo MarsApollo Mars5 måneder siden
  • I loved the 'wave' that hits the king and the lady with the lamp:)

    Kaitlyn MKaitlyn M5 måneder siden
  • The dog giving the speech gave me a terrible fit of flabbergasted laughing.

    eaveningeavening5 måneder siden
  • Greg in a speedo stopped being funny the second time Rhod used it.

    Chris BilligChris Billig5 måneder siden
  • There are an awful lot of people who apparently don't know the difference between history and mythology

    theothermullentheothermullen5 måneder siden
  • It looks like Benedict Cumberbatch brought down the Berlin Wall in that first one.

    Mic DojMic Doj5 måneder siden
  • I think a few people are confused on what "History" means, lol

    GrahfMetalGrahfMetal5 måneder siden
  • The first clip of the Battle of Hastings montage, with Harold 'receiving' an arrow was spectacular!! Bayeux Tapestry love!

    Kay WalesKay Wales5 måneder siden
  • Thanks to everyone involved in these tasks, including the participants! Oh, and congratulations Dustin and Katie!

    KompoismKompoism5 måneder siden
  • Feel free to add on, I didn't get them all. Especially the ones that I think are probably specifically British [thanks to commenters for adding on to this list!] 0:17 big bang 0:20 Adam & Eve 0:23 Dinosaur extinction 0:36 invention of fire 0:41 stonehenge 0:49 Mozes parts the sea 0:56 trojan horse 1:17 archimedes 1:20 murder of caesar 1:36 pompeii volcano 1:45 king arthur 1:50 king canute and the tide 1:59 battle of hastings 2:06 ? 2:12 king arthur 2:20 black death? 2:24 inventing printing press 2:36 Columbus 2:44 Mona Lisa 2:54 Michelangelo 3:00 Henry VIII ? 3:24 Spanish Armada 3:43 Sir Walter Raleigh (or Thomas Harriot, or Sir Francis Drake, depending on who you ask) presenting potatoes from the "New World" to Queen Elizabeth I 3:54 gunpowder plot 4:04 Great fire of london 4:26 Newton discovers gravity 4:47 Boston tea party 5:16 Paul Revere's "Midnight Ride" 5:36 ? 5:43 Paul Revere's "Midnight Ride" 5:49 French revolution 6:05 ? 6:14 assassination of Lincoln 6:20 idk, invention of electricity? 6:28 Van gogh 6:43 invention of peanut butter, I guess :) 6:49 titanic 6:55 suffrage (Emily Davison) 7:13 ? 7:16 not sure, discovery grave Tutankhamun? 7:26 Discovery of penicillin 7:32 The Emu war 7:39 Churchill's war speech see comments for part 2!

    cyprolcyprol5 måneder siden
    • 3:43 is Sir Walter Raleigh (or Thomas Harriot, or Sir Francis Drake, depending on who you ask) presenting potatoes from the "New World" to Queen Elizabeth I.

      Rep. of AntarcticaRep. of AntarcticaMåned siden
    • cyprol 6th is St. Patrick banishing all snakes from Ireland. Begorrah.

      kisbiekisbie5 måneder siden
    • @cyprol 12:44 is kat Slater from EastEnders telling her daughter .. hardly historical!

      catrionacatriona5 måneder siden
    • 2:20 The Black Death perhaps? Which would be particularly ballsy.

      NmatNmat5 måneder siden
    • 7:32 is the “Emu War” I did a project on this, and I can confirm that is an actual thing, I would look it up it’s very interesting because the Australian army lost to a bunch of birds

      Layton PerrettLayton Perrett5 måneder siden
  • now Greg is just mocking us with this continued portrait mode.

    BenzaitenBenzaiten5 måneder siden