The only thing I'll remember about Bill Reilly

The only thing I'll remember about Bill Reilly

The silent rage of the last five seconds is so funny

I always loved that whoever is running the show just ignores him completely.

Bill losing his shit

"...And five."

You know it's funny, there's this common criticism where older people say that young millennials are fragile and incapable of taking criticism and accepting anything that affronts their precious self-esteem. I haven't read his latest book, but from the reviews I have read, it seems like Bill is a big proponent of this theory. He sees himself as a strong man, and he sees millennials as fragile and weak.

And yet, you see here, when something goes slightly wrong in his world, and he gets the slightest affront to his ego, he absolutely falls apart like the most fragile snowflake. He absolutely crumbles. The difference is, instead of crying and acting victimized, he just screams and yells at everybody around him. And for some crazy reason, he considers this to be a superior approach.

If we're going to paint all millennials with the same brush, then we could also say that there is a class of old dinosaur baby boomers who are equally fragile as millennials, they just deal with it by lashing out and trying to act like an alpha males. And for some reason, these dinosaurs find this to be superior to what they consider to be the wimpiness of millennials. But really, they're just two sides of the same coin.

Whether your a vegan tree-hugging millennial or an old fire-breathing baby boomer alpha dinosaur, it doesn't matter whether you react with anger or tears. They're both equally childish. When you find yourself in a situation where you're wrong and you look foolish, the mark of an adult is to assess the situation with a modicum of humility, admit your foolishness, make whatever apologies you need to make and move on. It's difficult, and there have been many times in my life where I failed to do it, but you just have to swallow your pride and do it.

The notion of this thin-skinned egoist criticizing millennials for being too thin-skinned is fucking rich. He thinks he's better than millennials because he reacts with anger rather than fear? There's nothing better about that. It's just as childish. Be a fucking adult and accept responsibility, you overgrown baby.

Coming out of high school I was hoping to be a news anchor - even though I find Bill to be a bit of an asshole I think he is very good technically at what he does. The way he shuts off his anger for the duration of the take is something that is VERY difficult to do and often cannot be taught. My father constantly had him on the TV in the house when I was growing up - but I haven't watched much of his show since I moved out in nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hеll in a cell, and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.

A good producer maintains his calm at all costs.

haha without context it's pretty good of him to still be able to do that whilst raging. Like that's a good take.


I think of before I think of that, which I find very funny.

(Edit: for those who haven't had the pleasure)

yeah its actually fine. Acting is weird, news anchors are weird

Will he ever do it live again?

That's actually a floor director!

The main thing I'll remember is when he lost custody of his daughters because one of them told a court that she witnessed him dragging their mother down the stairs by the neck

Good riddance you full time piece of shit.

You... mother.... fucker

Sexual harassment? probably.

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

-Socrates (469–399 B.C.) [Edit]: Falsely attributed to Socrates. See /u/Krooked_Kangaroo 's reply for details

I think it's less a "generational" thing and more of a "human" thing.

Floor director here, can confirm.

I never understood the ending. Was he actually doing it live at the end there? Did the live audience see his freak out from the overhead camera? Did he just say he would do it live and the crew was just like "Yeah, sure thing Bill. Just fucking try it again" and this is the tape that came of that?

That wasn't live. He said that and then went into another take and phrased it a way he liked more.

The quote actually wasn't ever made by Socrates, although I've seen it attributed to Plato and Aristotle too!

It was crafted by a student, Kenneth John Freeman, for his Cambridge dissertation published in 1907. Freeman did not claim that the passage under analysis was a direct quotation of anyone; instead, he was presenting his own summary of the complaints directed against young people in ancient times (emphasis mine). The words he used were later slightly altered to yield the modern version. In fact, more than one section of his thesis has been excerpted and then attributed classical luminaries.

Basically someone attempted to recreate what Socrates might have / did think about the youth of the time, using the language and speech that Socrates would use.

It is a fun quote to throw around though, shame it isn't authentic.

Ahhh so he meant live as in he'll just "ad-lib" it, as opposed to reading from the prompt.

literally every time. He fucking gets me every time.

When Colbert made a parody of this video as his alter ego, he added a little something to that silent rage.

For Canadian users: Here's a workaround I found for you.


Although this is a classic, it doesn't compare to manhandling ... (I guess a little karma?)

"Fuck it!"

"We'll do it Live!!"

"Fuckin thing sucks!"

Can't say he didn't warn us.

Family Guy version

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little pinhead? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in broadcasting journalism, and I’ve been involved in numerous written commentaries, and I have over 300 confirmed primetime emmies. I am trained in gorilla journalism and I’m the top rapist in the entire Fox Network. You are nothing to me but just another prompter. I will spin you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before in this studio, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me during the commercial break? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of pundits across the USA and your address is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, faggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can beat you down in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just what I did to my wife. Not only am I extensively trained in willful ignorance, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the Holy Bible and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the industry, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. WE'RE DOING IT LIVE, kiddo.

Wow. Really? What a piece of crap. This man should probably be in a prison somewhere or a republican senator.

Really makes you wonder how many times this happens with everything you've ever seen but has gone unseen

"Talent"...the most fragile creature in the biz. I used to love working live TV....But my fucking god...the egos.

lol right in the end "I have read it bill."

cuts off

The funniest thing for me is the fact that there is nothing wrong with the phrase 'to play us out'. I'm amazed that a news guy with that experience wouldn't be aware of it.

I started out hating that video but by the end I loved it so much

I mean he wasn't losing his shit at them, so I dont really have a problem with it.

Looks stressful as fuck and I've yelled "fuck it" at many appliances.

Man, nothing is anything. I hate the internet.

This video is a miracle of science

You won't remember him when the tide goes in and tide goes out? Seriously?

Then you should really stop calling him a homo.

Okay some of his seem obvious to me. Not this one. This one took me for a spin around Disney World and then back again.


Where I will be forever grateful for the .

It would be kinda funny if they were both swearing at each other but were completely professional.

"fuck it we'll do it live!"

"fuck you Bill! 5...4.."

"fuck you producer!"

"go fuck yourself Bill! 3..2.."

"fuck you!!!"


"And that's all we have for the show today, catch us next time on the O'Reilly factor."

I honestly think his ad-lib seemed very organic and sounded a lot better. Had a real radio feel. That compared to "To play us out, a song from Sting's new album." I'll take O'Reilly's version.

He was though. Someone writes and operates the teleprompter, which is what he was complaining about.

I feel like there's a point where you can tell he realizes that it's that obvious, and he missed it. And then he gets more pissed because he looks like an idiot and he knows it, and he knows everyone else knows it. That's why he kept up the anger that began with simple confusion

Sexual assault, domestic violence... Bill better start being more careful about how he treats women or else he could end up as President.

Possibly, although I've always taken it as he was just kind of blowing steam saying he would do it live when he (and probably everyone else) knew that wouldn't happen.

Every Fox opinion show uses this same tactic: Always be sure to talk down toward the guest until their opinion seems irrelevant. They especially try to do this with younger people in a 'scolding dad' manner. Bravo to this kid for not standing for it.

The synchronization just fits so well. Glad I gave it a chance, it's amazing.

That's always been my favorite part of that clip. It's such an innocuous phrase that you know there's some deeper reason behind him losing his shit like that.

A surprise to be sure, but a pleasant one.

Looks like something you would see in an Anchorman movie xD

You should have seen my face when it was displayed instructions instead of a video on mobile.

He's a homo now.

Except the machine was working perfectly and he just didn't understand what the teleprompter guy had put on the teleprompter. He couldn't comprehend that the phrase "to play us out" would be something he would say and he assumed the teleprompter cut off the rest of the sentence.

Damn, yea. That young guy was a fucking pro. He was unshakable and managed to get his words in despite facing the biggest over-talking blowhard who's ever lived.

"Do it live" would mean "Screw the prompters, I'll improv it. Roll cameras again."

Can't wait for his next book, "Killing My Career".

It astounds me still how well the two sync.

mfw I fall for it

Anyone who makes sweeping statements about an entire generation that spans about 20 years probably lacks any semblance of self-awareness or is trying to cash in on the lack of self-awareness in others.

I think he meant he ad-libbed.

How can he be in that business and not know what "play us out" means?

I'm guessing you've never worked in a kitchen.

when the toaster didn't fucking toast that bread just the way you wanted? "fuck it, we'll do it live. Fuck it."

To me it looks like he's pissed at the "play it out" choice of wording. And then in the end he ends up saying "take it away" cuz he pretty much refused to say it the way someone else originally wrote it.

You can't explain that.

Man I bet he lost his shit as soon as they turned the camera off. That was way worse than the teleprompter. Hahaha.

Congratulations, you played yourself...


this remix.

My personal preference is to

Poor kid. That video came out years ago, he has to be at least a late teenager by now. I wish the internet would let mistakes like this fade away.

the O'Reilly factor.

this was actually when he was on Inside Edition. Back before he was even really a "somebody" he already had the ego as if the show was named after him.

Mistakes like that don't fade away for at least 18 years.

Or at least that's what my mom told me.

it deserves a fucking academy award

Oh, this is fucking wonderful. I love seeing that asswipe's own words used against him. What a fuck.

It's funny until you realize this is a successful, pretty respected adult acting like a child about a fairly trivial situation.

Just imagine most of the people you know losing their shit like this at work. They'd be written up and in some cases fired!

What a fucking baby. Glad this dingus is getting his toys taken away.

Yeah the fucking thing that sucks was the script which is why he said he'll write it and do it live which he did using totally different words that he came up with in the fly. All because he didn't know what "to play us out" beans.

Edit: Fuckin shit sucks but I'm leaving it.

His career is going to have no problem. Somebody is going to want him and his massive fanbase.

Edit: For those downvoting, I have hated O'Reilly for a long time. I'm not arguing for the person, I'm discussing realistic probabilities.

The producer's response

its exactly the same lmao hilarious

Wow, something really got him riled up!

When he's yelling "FUCKIN THING!!" it's pretty clearly about the technology in front of him and not the choice of words that were put on it.

This is still my favorite novelty account.

This is the first time I've heard Family Guy uncensored and it's really weird

Oh goddammit. That's what happens when I do it live. Fucking thing sucks.

Lol this was really well done.

Shoulda ended that with "fuck it, we'll do it live"

When his daughter refused to spend time with him (probably on account of the fact she witnessed him beat her mother) O'Reilly had the court hit his ex-wife with a fine for breaking contact (some thirty thousand dollars I think). He allegedly also tried to get his ex-wife's new husband investigated and fired (he's a cop) and have her expelled from the Catholic Church.

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be.

Exactly. It makes the point still. This has been my biggest issue with people who talk about Millennials as if they are an anomaly. Humans have always been incredibly bitchy about new generations and everyone is offended all of the time. It's just the way we are. Our founding fathers got offended when people dared to criticize the revolution and dipped them in boiling tar and threw shit covered feather on them. Real mature, American founding fathers, real mature.

It fits so fucking well

I love that Bill was accusing the kid of taking his words out of context when HE WAS DOING THAT ALL ALONG with the ecstasy bit!


I'm sure it's already been posted here a hundred times, but this is what I'll remember Bill O'Reilly about:

All because he didn't know what "to play us out" beans.

To be fair, I don't know what it beans either.

'Inside Edition' was not his show, it was an early 90s sort of expose with crime stories, celeb stories. It was about as credible a news program as Extra or TMZ.

But if you're a cable news anchor, especially Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity you have tremendous control of your show. Your only real boss is the head of Fox News - Roger Ailes. I know a guy that worked for him for several years who wrote a book about it - kind of like he was a spy inside, but the parts of the book I've read were him more describing the daily routine of running the show. The idea most interesting to me was that Fox didn't have a message they told anchors to put out per se - he used the analogy of a galaxy and at the center was Roger Ailes - and people like Bill knew what kind of content and spin he would want and if they veered away from it, they'd get a call from Ailes himself - and that's where Bill would really curse but eventually give in.

TL:DR - Once he had his own show Bill could almost be his own boss, and act however he wanted

exactly, i mean we've all been there.

I remember when i was watching mitt romney do an interview and he said "what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" and i just remember not knowing what that meant. So, just like i do with everything i dont understand i started yelling "Fuck" a bunch and saying "what the fuck does this mean", just like we've all been known to do /s

Dammit. I always manage to miss your username before haplessly reading the comments like a dummy. Got me.



Fuckin' thing sucks!


I have never seen that before! I know I'm obviously late to the game but fuck was that funny.


is the best one I could find.

Son of a...

in his defense, he also says "there is nothing on the screen"...

I'm thinking "to play us out" might have been on the prompter, but there were other words missing, so it didn't make sense the way it was written without context

I hate/love you so much.

There's also the Deadmau5 version.

Not so much a remix as it is sampling the original clip but it still has me laughing my ass off every time I hear it.

*The clip starts at 4:01 for anyone who doesn't have patience for the Mau5.

O'stop it.

well 1907 was still like four generations ago

The way he shuts off his anger for the duration of the take is something that is VERY difficult to do and often cannot be taught.

The key is to take it out on your wife and children once the cameras are off.

Edit: and also goddammit.

And we should probably remember all that rapey stuff too.