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#16. Mitch Takes Care of Cam

12.22.2021   [ UPDATED SEP 2022 ]
Level 5   |   Time: 5:14
Accent: American

Mitchell has to choose between taking care of Cam or going to a Lady Gaga concert.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ brunch [n] - a meal between breakfast and lunch
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Lady Gaga [n] - a famous singer from the 2010s [ Link ]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a gay cliché [exp] - a thing that many gay people like or do
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a waste basket [n] - a garbage can [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a rose parade float [exp] - a car (exhibit) in a parade [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bring this up [phv] - mention this
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ go to waste [exp] - not be used
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Craigslist [n] - a website for buying and selling things [ Link ]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hinting [v] - suggesting
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ classic Cam [exp] - typical Cam
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ put (something) behind us [exp] - forget about (something)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a lifetime movie [n] - a happy family movie with a deep moral message
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blow your nose [exp] - clean/empty your nose [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ drop (someone) off [exp] - take (someone) (somewhere) by car
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nurse (someone) [v] - take care of (a sick person)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the moment of truth [exp] - the important moment when we learn something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ enough of (something) to put down a grizzly [exp] - enough of (something) to make a grizzly bear fall asleep
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ justify [v] - show or prove to be right
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a caregiver [n] - a person who takes care of other people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cop-out [n] - a poor excuse
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swear [v] - promise
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ doze off [phv] - fall asleep [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be out [phv] - be out of the house
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be up to [phv] - be doing something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blinking [v] - shining [image]

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Cam Mitchell Claire
Cam Mitchell Claire
  • Cam and Mitchell are a couple.
  • Claire is Mitchell's sister.
  • Lily is Mitchell's and Cam's daughter.
  • Lady Gaga is a famous singer from the 2010s.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. Mitchell wants to go out for brunch.

  2. Cam feels sick.

  3. Cam and Mitchell have tickets to a concert tonight.

  4. Mitchell offers to empty the waste basket.

  5. Mitchell doesn't want to go to the concert without Cam.

  6. Mitchell wants to sell the tickets online.

  7. Cam offers to let Mitchell go to the concert without him.

  8. Mitchell calls his sister and offers the tickets to her.

  9. Cam often takes care of Mitchell when Mitchell is sick.

  10. Claire advises Mitchell to go to the concert.

  11. Mitchell tries to sneak out of the house while Cam is sleeping.

  12. Mitchell plans to drop Lily off at Claire's home.

  13. Cam drank a lot of cough syrup.

  14. Cam thinks that Mitchell will be an excellent caregiver when they get old.

  15. Mitchell stays home and misses the concert.

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Mitchell / suggest / get / brunch / but / Cam / too / sick / get / out / bed

Mitchell suggests getting brunch, but Cam is too sick to get out of bed.

Sentence 2

Mitchell / frustrate / because / he / look / forward / Lady Gaga / concert / for / month

Mitchell is frustrated because he has been looking forward to the Lady Gaga concert for months.

Sentence 3

Mitchell / not / want / see / ticket / go / waste

Mitchell doesn't want to see the tickets go to waste.

Sentence 4

Mitchell / hint / he / want / Cam / let / him / go / concert

Mitchell hints (that) he wants Cam to let him go to the concert.

Sentence 5

Mitchell / call / Claire / advice

Mitchell calls Claire for advice.
Mitchell calls Claire to get (some) advice.
Mitchell calls Claire and asks (her) for (some) advice.

Sentence 6

Claire / recommend / Mitchell / take / care / Cam / all / day / and / then / go / concert / night

Claire recommends (that) Mitchell take care of Cam all day and then go to the concert at night.

Sentence 7

when / Mitchell / notice / Cam / fall / asleep / he / try / sneak / out / house

When Mitchell notices (that) Cam has fallen asleep, he tries to sneak out of the house.

Sentence 8

Cam / wake / and / ask / Mitchell / where / he / go

Cam wakes up and asks Mitchell where he is going.

Sentence 9

Mitchell / surprise / Cam / can / even / stand / consider / how / much / cough / syrup / he / drink

Mitchell is surprised (that) Cam can even stand (up) considering how much cough syrup he drank.

Sentence 10

while / Mitchell / apologize / Cam / doze

While Mitchell is apologizing, Cam dozes off.

Sentence 11

when / Cam / wake / Mitchell / sit / next / him

When Cam wakes up, Mitchell is sitting next to him.

Sentence 12

Cam / thank / Mitchell / stay / home / him / and / then / inform / Mitchell / he / still / blink

Cam thanks Mitchell for staying home with him and then informs Mitchell (that) he is still blinking.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

It is such a beautiful day.

Clip 2

Let's go have brunch somewhere outside where I can wear my new sunglasses.

Clip 3

Do you want me to move the waste basket closer to you?

Clip 4

You know, I hate to bring this up.

Clip 5

I hate to see those tickets go to waste.

Clip 6

Are you hinting that you want to go to that concert without me?

Clip 7

Oh, really? Beause that just seems like something that you would say.

Clip 8

You spent all the money on the tickets, and I'm just going to lie in bed anyways.

Clip 9

I kind of want to go without him.

Clip 10

I don't know. He's sick.

Clip 11

Sometimes you just have to take it.

Clip 12

Oh, I'm going to feel so guilty, though.

Clip 13

What are you doing?

Clip 14

(You) Didn't count on that, did you?

Clip 15

And the thing is, I knew I was terrible, and I was going anyway.

Clip 16

I must have dozed off.

Clip 17

What have you been up to?

Clip 18

You're still blinking, sweetie.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Do you think Mitchell should have gone to the concert? Why?
  2. What would you do if you were in Mitchell's situation? What would you do if you were in Cam's situation?
  3. Have you ever had to nurse someone back to health? How did you take care of her/him? Was it rewarding or terrible? Was the person appreciative?
  4. What are your steps for getting over a cold? What type of medicine do you usually take? Do you visit a doctor?
  5. Mitchell loves Lady Gaga. What music concert would you most like to see?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Mitchell: Oh, good. You're up. It is such a beautiful day. Let's go have brunch somewhere outside where I can wear my new sunglasses, huh? Ew, gross! What happened to you?

Cameron: I don't feel good. I'm hot. Now I'm cold.

Mitchell: Oh, no.

Cameron: And we have that concert tonight.

Mitchell: I know, but, honey, that's the furthest thing from my mind, okay?

Mitchell: Why me?! We had amazing seats for Lady Gaga, and he gets sick. I'd been looking forward to that concert for months. It's the one gay cliché I allow myself.

Mitchell: Do you want me to move the waste basket closer to you?

Cameron: Oh, no. It's fine where it is. Thank you for taking care of me.

Mitchell: Well, what else would I be doing?

Mitchell: Um, seeing Lady Gaga, that's what.

Mitchell: So, uh, Cam, you know, I hate to bring this up, but what are we going to do about that concert?

Cameron: What do you mean?

Mitchell: Well, you know, we were both looking forward to going. You were looking forward to going. I was really looking forward to going. And I just... I-I hate to see those tickets go to waste.

Cameron: I know, I know.

Mitchell: But what are our options? We could both go to the concert. That's not going to happen. Uh, well, we could sell the tickets online. Oh. But there's that Craigslist Killer. Oh, what to do? What to do? What to do? What to do? What to do? Other options, other options.

Cameron: Mitchell, are you hinting that you want to go to that concert without me?

Mitchell: No! No! Not in a million years! But that's very sweet of you to offer.

Cameron: I didn't offer.

Mitchell: Oh, really? 'Cause that just seems like something that you would say. "You go, I'll be fine. You spent all the money on the tickets, and I'm just going to lie in bed anyways." That's classic Cam.

Cameron: I'm just so weak.

Mitchell: Okay, good. You know what? It's settled. We're just going to put this whole "you insisting I go to the concert without you" thing behind us.

Mitchell: Can we get back to me?

Claire: What?

Mitchell: Does it make me a horrible person. I kind of want to go without him?

Claire: Well, how sick is he?

Mitchell: I don't know. He's sick. You know, they're not going to make a lifetime movie about him.

Claire: Well, what's he like when you're sick?

Mitchell: Cam, I think I can walk to the kitchen.

Mitchell: He's okay.

Claire: You should go. You know what I learned today? You can't wait around for somebody to give you something you want. Sometimes you just have to take it.

Mitchell: Oh, I'm going to feel so guilty, though.

Claire: You'll resent him if you stay. Okay, how about this. You stay home and take care of him... soup, foot rubs, you blow his nose.

Mitchell: Ew.

Claire: He's so lucky to have you. And then tonight, right before the concert, you say, "Cam, I love you, but I really want to go." He'll say fine. You drop Lily off at our house, and it's great.

Voice: Drivers, start your engines.

Claire: I'm putting you on speaker.

Mitchell: What are you doing?

Claire: Making my kids love me!

Voice: Drivers, ready. Three, two, one!

Mitchell: I spent all day nursing Cam.

Cameron: Ohh. Hey, could you do the right one now?

Mitchell: You mean the one we started with? Sure.Mitchell: I made soup. I made tea. Finally, it was the moment of truth.

Mitchell: Cam, you know, I was thinking that...

Cameron: Going somewhere?

Mitchell: Cam! You're up.

Cameron: Didn't count on that, did you? Are you dropping Lily off at your sister's, or is she taking my ticket?

Mitchell: Okay, first of all, how are you standing? You drank enough of that cough syrup to put down a grizzly.

Cameron: I'll tell you what's grisly. That is your behavior. Well, it's just a good thing I'm finding out now, instead of when I'm old and sick and really need you.

Mitchell: Okay, Cam, no, you're right. You're right. I have no defense. I am terrible. And the thing is, I knew I was terrible, and I was going anyway. I think maybe I tried to justify it by saying we're two different people. And you're more of a caregiver, and I have other strengths. And that's what makes us such a good couple, you know? But, no, no. It's a cop-out. And I've been very selfish, and I need to do better, and I will. I swear on Lily's diaper bag.

Cameron: Oh. Well... I must have dozed off.

Mitchell: Yeah, you were out for quite a while.

Cameron: What have you been up to?

Mitchell: I've just been sitting here, watching you.

Cameron: Well, I'm going to go to bed.

Mitchell: Okay.

Cameron: Thanks for staying home with me.

Mitchell: Well, you know, in sickness and in health, right?

Cameron: You're still blinking, sweetie.

Mitchell: Oh, no. Oh, gosh. Well, this is... this is funny. I'm going to tell you the funny thing about why this is...