Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – The Robo-Telemarketer

Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – The Robo-Telemarketer


[Theme Music] Burnie: But, I had a crazy thing I thought of you as soon as I had this conversation Gus. I was in my car and I got a phone call, and it was from, like Las Vegas, Nevada I’m like, “I don’t know anybody in fucking Las Vegas. Ah, fuck it, I’ll answer it.” So I answer my phone. There’s a pause and then a woman comes on and she goes, “Hello, is this Burnie Burns?” and I said, “Yes it is”. and I immediately knew I was talking to a telemarketer because I know that pause means… Gus: …the call’s being connected. Burnie: Yeah. But she says, “Hello, is this Burnie Burns?” and I go, “Yes it is.” She goes, and this is exactly how she sounded, [robotically] “I’m calling today to talk to you about your vehicle which may be eligible for a new extended warranty.” Burnie: And I was like, “Oh god, is this a computer?” and she goes, [normal voice] “Oh, do I sound that bad today?” Burnie: and I was like, “Oh shit!” [Gavin and Gus laughing] Burnie: “I’m so sorry!” I said, “That must have been so insulting!” I said, “I used to run call centers, anyway I apologize.” And just, she laughed, and she goes, “Ok well the reason I’m calling is about the extended warranty on a vehicle you might be qualified for an extended warranty.” Burnie: “I know what you’re calling about, I get calls about this all the time. It’s my truck, I’m in the process of selling my truck. So I don’t want an extended warranty on it.” She goes, [robotic] “I’m sorry, you don’t qualify” Burnie: “Are you a computer?” and she goes, “What makes you say that?” Burnie: “You’re not saying no.” she goes, “I guess I’m not.” [Gavin and Gus laughing incredulously] Burnie: “Can you just answer the question, are you human or are you a computer?” and she goes, “I’m sorry you don’t qualify, thank you.” and hangs up Gavin: “Oh my god! You don’t even know!” Burnie: I don’t know if I talked to a computer or not! and her first response was, “Do I sound that bad today”, She didn’t say no, so it had that built in. Gavin: So it’s a smart robot. You got hung up on by a robot Burnie: I know. I apologized to a robot, for being rude. Like I’m sorry, you fucking metal hunk of junk. [RoosterTeeth Animation Theme] Gus: If you like this Animated Adventure, subscribe to watch a new one every week. Check out our merch, and watch our other videos. You wanna stare at my cleavage? Oh, I’m not girl Gus? Fuck.

100 Comments on "Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – The Robo-Telemarketer"


  1. I keep getting calls from a number in a different state too. They have been calling for like the past 6 months about and I answered once after they have called like at least 20 different times over the course of 2 months to see what it was. It was just some random person and I could barely understand them like they were whispering and all I heard was a name I didn't recognize so I told them it's the wrong number and hung up. So they stopped calling for 3 months no calls from them at all. And now they are calling me again every few days so I just ignore it. If it's not a number I know I don't answer unless like I applied for a job and then they call me and I know it's them from the number and if it's not a number I know from a friend or someone I met and got their number I don't answer at all.

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  2. I got a call from a Canadian robot once.
    "HAHA no i'm not a robot. Sorey for the confusion."

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  3. Burnie was talking to a person not a computer. Reasons why I know-
    1st- she got offended when called her a computer.
    2nd- She laughed after that
    3rd- When you have a job at one of those places they teach you to never say no
    4th- they try to keep you on the phone for as long as possible

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  4. Yesterday the exact same thing happened to me, the woman called and I asked, this is a computer isn't it, she spoke to me and said she wasn't going to talk because she can't speak clearly so she was using a soundboard, I said well I don't have a car to get a warranty on, then she said with the computer soundboard, sorry you no longer qualify, and hung up.

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  5. Any people here who work in telemarketing who can tell me whether she was a robot or not? Is tech that advanced now?

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  6. YO THIS HAPPENED TO ME TODAY. THEY SAID THE SAME THING AND WHEN I SAID YES YOU SOUND THAT BAD HE SAID YES THIS IS A COMPUTER, BUT YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO A REAL PERSON THIS ENTIRE TIME. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN

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  7. wait what if it was actually a woman who like just planned that all out and set it up and made sure you wouldn't know at the end XD

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  8. Telemarketing calls are getting really freaky nowadays because they've made recorded and computerized calls actually sound human. A couple times already, I've gotten a call where the recording makes it seem like the lady messed up with her headset for a second, and it's totally believable.

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  9. I had the exact same thing happen to me after I watched this video. I stood with my phone next to my head and my mouth open for like 30 seconds.

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  10. I was at my mums once, and she got a call. All I heard was:

    "No, I don't want an extended warranty on a truck."

    and

    "Now listen to me. If you call my adress one more god dammed time, I will call the police on you. How do you know my name! I've Never spoken with this company! If I hear this company again, then I will end you!"

    (That last part is made up.

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  11. my sister works at a pollster where they make calls and one time i visited her and one of the guys there really spoke in such a robotic way like "Hello. This is. (last name, first name). I am calling today. to ask some questions about…" it was so weird to listen to

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  12. This just happened to me. I said hello and the thing said sorry I was having a problem with my headset, and then after the whole deal I say I haven't stayed at any of their resorts and the message repeated. And then when I ask if you're a computer it hangs up. Seems like computer is the trigger word for auto hang up.

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  13. I get the same type of calls all the time. Say something crazy, that usually makeshift easier to tell.

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  14. This happened to me the other day. I thought it was a robot, but it was responding to my questions like a normal person, then after a while I said something and it was like: "I'm sorry, you do not qualify" and I was like "Wait, wtf, is this a robot?" and the call ended D:

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  15. People who talk like robots aren't real, telemarketer lady. You're one of them. You're an A.I. You're the Alpha.

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  16. I keep on getting ones where the robot pretends to have dropped its headphones and is all like "sorry bout that I dropped my headphones"

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  17. Apparently "Do I sound that bad today?" is a phrase programmed into some robo-telemarketers. The plot thickens.

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  18. What that actually is a soundboard telemarketer. They have a set of prerecorded responses and just hit them when it's needed. That way, you can get cheap labor for your call center in a foreign country without tipping people off with the accent.

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  19. Burnie:"Gus! Robots are taking over the world, call the navy!"
    gus calls the navy
    "You've reached the Navies automatic phone network"
    Gus:"Burnie, the robots are running the navy"
    Burnie:"not the navy!"

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  20. The issue is, telemarketers have a script they HAVE to adhere to. SO it leads to confusion in reading the script.

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  21. Years later, I got a scam call that did the same thing, and if I hadn't seen this RTAA I would've thought it was a human.

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  22. It was a real person because you thought she was
    My mom does that to people alot since she works customer service

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  23. …I’m trying to come up with a portmanteau of “telemarketing” and “Turing test” but all I can think is “TelemarkeTuring.”

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  24. After hearing about the anti-robocall legislation going around today I rewatched this video. Classic and timeless.

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  25. OMG! This also literally just happened to me. I remembered this video and asked if I was speaking to a computer. 😂🤣🤣🤣. The lady said “no, your talking to a real person today.” But in the end it was a scam call, that resulted in self entertainment.

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  26. this was the turning point for telemarketing! i get so much of this now! i follow what burnie says all the time, you're not saying no!

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