So, for science, I am rewatching Ben’s videos to see about any costume theory. Also, I have only ever watched in full playlist order, and I want to see if it feels different just watching one channel at a time.
Birds - can’t tell, the camera stays mostly head and shoulders
Claudio - shorts
The Ben Show - shorts
You know, watching this, I kind of think that Ben just doesn’t want things to change. He doesn’t want his mates to be in relationships because that will leave him on his own? I think he’s scared of everyone moving on and leaving him behind.
Rebuttal - head and shoulders shot again.
I know we’re not yet at the point where he overhears the boys saying that Bea likes him, but I think he already kind of likes her at this point? He seems upset more than angry that Bea is dismissing boyfriends out of hand, and he is plainly still watching her videos at this point.
Q&A for the Benaddickts - can’t say due to close head and shoulders. first costume - wally / waldo.
What’s becoming obvious is that Ben has a whole range of funny / comedy T-shirts. Also, what did happen that summer they were 14? Ben doesn’t seem to have a clue, and has Bea *actually* said? Also, nice way to cover Jake’s scottish-ness by saying that Ben sometimes ‘slips into’ Scottish without meaning to.
hello guy’s I’m at pedro’s party *through to* bath - batman
Drunk Ben is adorable.
Disgusted - nice rubber duckie. And slightly more serious T-shirt.
Lame - shorts!
There must be *someone* in the fandom who can create dubstep that can be Fife and Drums?
Truth - head and shoulders. There’s a lot of that on Ben’s channel, it’s probably the most static of the three.
Bless him, when he’s trying to work out their past inter-actions. And he’s so confused he ignores the complete nonsense of the grammar etc in the text message. And also, they have at some point exchanged phone numbers, as he doesn’t do ‘how has she got my number?’.
Olives - same as Truth.This is all a metaphor, yeah? Another reference to being 14.
Pizza - I love Ben in this. And I love the bathroom, it’s gorgeous. And he is so cute when he admits that he likes her. And I love the ‘luv’. Now, this is cheating, but we know from Jake’s twitter profile, that he’s wearing shorts here, so I’m saying Ben is too.
Dear Benedick - I love the bit where Pedro entirely naturally brushes his hand over Balth’s knee. Oh Pedro, please redeem yourself by the end of this. Ben is wearing jeans here. Oh that’s nice, when they sing individually, the lyrics are true to their characters. OOohhhhh, and on ‘you don’t know you’re beautiful’, Balth points at Pedro! I hadn’t noticed that before!
(Also, I’m generally letting the ads play through whilst I’m doing this - the Candle Wasters get like a fraction of a cent for that, yes?)
Benaddiq&ation - question - was this filmed after The screen cap with Ten and Ben both with the text ‘I said bitterly, with a bitter expression’? I mean, I get that they’re making sideways references to MAAN when they can….
Please let the basketball thing be foreshadowing…
There’s a tiny mini dalek behind the bath!
Also, that bit at the end, is that Ben, or Jake, managing to stay in character as Ben whilst flailing trying to get out of the bath? Could go either way…
Watch this Claudio - shorts! John is just a miserable arse isn’t he?
Hypothetically - shorts! And where was Ben the night before?
I kind of feel like Ben’s vlog started as him taking the piss out of Bea, and trying to carry on their bickering on YouTube, and somewhere along the way, serious stuff started getting talked about, and Ben really can’t cope.
I’ve also quickly scanned through Bea’s channel and Ursula’s, and Ben is either wearing shorts or costume in all of those, apart from the most recent Hero’s Birthday one.
I will be very interested to see what Ben or one of the other lads uploads next. I have a suspicion that we’re going to get a lot from the Watch now, more than Bea or Ben, as if they stay true to the storyline of the play, it is questionable that they would film themselves and then upload it???