Honest Trailers - The Greatest Showman

  • Published on Apr 10, 2018
  • In a world of superhero franchises and reboots, we're reminded that theatre kids need something average to love too! - It's The Greatest Showman
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    Watch the Honest Trailer Commentaries to hear the writers thoughts on the movies along with deleted jokes from the trailer and a hint at next week's movie!
    Original Music By Matt Citron
    Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
    Title design by Robert Holtby
    Producers - Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, and Max Dionne
    Written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell
    Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
    Supervising Producer: Warren Tessler
    Production Coordinator: Tina Choi
    Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
    Post-Production Supervisor: Gracie Hartmann
    Post-Production Coordinator: Carolyn Croce
    Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand
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  • amy clarke
    amy clarke 2 days ago

    liked it 😁

  • Shay Gayego
    Shay Gayego 2 days ago

    Never in love sounds better tbh

  • Meen Man
    Meen Man 2 days ago

    Lipsync impossible 😂😂😂😂😂 impossible indeed🤣🤣

  • Theo Tully
    Theo Tully 2 days ago +1

    Who sang the new songs?

  • Loki Laufeyson VII
    Loki Laufeyson VII 3 days ago

    The lyric changes were amazing XD

  • Koa Jaffe
    Koa Jaffe 3 days ago +1

    When he said Dear Evan Hansen I screamed in joy

  • Matthew Chee
    Matthew Chee 4 days ago

    More like the greatest conman

  • Stanley Goldsmith
    Stanley Goldsmith 6 days ago

    I'm pretty sure the parody title, "Jerk du soleil" translates to "Jerk of the sun" in english

  • Typical Gaming
    Typical Gaming 6 days ago

    Haha in subscribing

  • Gregabug
    Gregabug 6 days ago

    Couldn’t keep it together at “never in love”😂

  • NursingNinja
    NursingNinja 7 days ago

    I get it's a joke. But..... judging PT Barnum based on rules invented in the past 50 years is called an anachronism. Its intellectually lazy for one, and hypocritical if you dont want people in the future doing that to you.

    • NursingNinja
      NursingNinja 3 days ago

      +rando I'm open to being proven wrong. Show me a specific accusation from the video he was proven to have committed by the legal standards of the day and the corresponding law that was on the books at the time.
      Alternatively, show me the law he violated that was part of the religion or creed he subscribed to based on a prevailing interpretation or defined epistemology that existed in his day.
      Do that and I'll concede.

    • rando
      rando 3 days ago

      +NursingNinja Huh? What PT Barnum did was immoral at any point in history it's just more widely accepted as having been immoral because society has grown to be more moral. I don't care about a fancy term because it's completely besides the point. Educate yourself on fallacy fallacy cause clearly you're one of those.

    • NursingNinja
      NursingNinja 3 days ago

      +rando look up the term anachronism. Educate yourself. There were both laws and morals of various cultures that existed during world war 2 you could use to evaluate the nazi's. You just cant narcisistically insert yourself into history because narcism became a virtue in 2018.

    • rando
      rando 3 days ago

      Right so let's not judge slavery or nazis because it was legal in the past right?

  • Jennifer McColins Hair Channel

    Do the great gilly Hopkins, we need to make that movie funny, not sad.

  • Breeze Atha
    Breeze Atha 9 days ago

    "M'logan" dead

  • Euthanasia 4321
    Euthanasia 4321 9 days ago

    Whoever wrote these parodies, BRAVO! They're even better than the original. It'd be even more impressive if all the statements mentioned were factually accurate. Are they?

  • Nova Cornor
    Nova Cornor 10 days ago

    I loved this movie because it shows true nature of a man

  • Joshua Steve
    Joshua Steve 11 days ago

    Pretty please do an honest trailer for Farscape!

  • sarah mettler
    sarah mettler 11 days ago

    I love the rewrite the stars redone song (or the these two people didn't even exist song)

  • Alex Ernst
    Alex Ernst 11 days ago

    Jokes on them, I only saw this as an in-flight movie.

  • Curt Clark
    Curt Clark 12 days ago

    Welp, at least you know what you're in for with the film. I held off on watching it for a while because of my distaste for the real-life Barnum. He WASN'T a great person.
    So the show creates a version of Barnum that didn't exist but that we WISH had existed. Not perfect, still flawed and a victim of his own success, but at least closer to a decent human being tha people actually were in the late 19th century.
    (As it turns out, the historical figure wasn't a supervillain so much as a product of his time. Still not a terrific person by today's standards, but far from the Evillest Entertainer Alive)
    The soundtrack kicks ass (prior to seeing the movie I'd only heard "This Is Me"), and everyone in the cast is absolutely amazing in their roles. At the end of the day that's all I wanted.
    And like youi said, it's not a superhero movie or a sequel.

  • Skylar Sky
    Skylar Sky 13 days ago

    I always wondered why didn’t the bearded lady just shave her beard, I mean there had to shavers around that time, or a barber, because the guy that runs the show and Zac Efron don’t have beards or mustaches, so there had to be someone or something that could do the job for her.

  • Emre Fidan
    Emre Fidan 13 days ago

    i mean they are really "two perfect physical specimen".

  • Robert Odell
    Robert Odell 13 days ago

    Next you'll be telling us that 300 isn't accurate!

  • Turquoise Town
    Turquoise Town 14 days ago

    This is the best thing ever

  • Kobe Angeles
    Kobe Angeles 17 days ago

    That wasn’t a body double for Zendaya. That’s actually her

  • Passive Restraint Productions

    Yeah, and Jesse gets her eyebrows waxed, not set up with Lestat. I still appreciate the honesty.

  • Jayden Reid
    Jayden Reid 17 days ago

    To be fair if this was based on true events it would be R and extremely racist and hard to watch in 2018. So the writers probably did a good job making it like they did ;)

  • Em Overstreet
    Em Overstreet 18 days ago

    I'll still enjoy the movie as a work of fiction. However, Zendaya spent hours every week learning how to do her own stunts up there

  • Jacob Tolar
    Jacob Tolar 20 days ago


  • Jacob Tolar
    Jacob Tolar 20 days ago

    I was crying by the end 😂😂😂

  • Annamarie Augustinovicz

    I loved the hell out of this movie and nothing you can say will change my mind.

  • Mariah Dogan
    Mariah Dogan 20 days ago

    I made a parody of "Never Enough".
    Forever aloooooone,
    Forever aloooooone,
    Forever aloooooooooooone,
    Just me,
    Just me...
    Just me.

  • Makayla Mills
    Makayla Mills 21 day ago

    I love this movie but I hate pt Barnum and I want to ignore history but considering I’m part black, have a black mom and pureto rican step dad, and am bisexual that’s not really a good idea but it’s such a good movieee

  • peachy bxlvd
    peachy bxlvd 21 day ago

    Am I the only one who thinks that the songs in here were actually still kinda good???

  • Sean Osborn
    Sean Osborn 21 day ago +1

    A Late and Partial Defense of P.T. Barnum (But Actually Just An Excuse to Point Out Inaccuracies in this Video)

    2:45- "I owned a slave" Yes. For his first ever "act", P.T. Barnum bought an 80-year-old partially paralyzed slave, starved her, pulled out her teeth, claimed she was the 160-year-old wet nurse to a young George Washington, and made money off of this lie. And yes, when she died, he charged money to see the autopsy. These acts were and are pure evil, and nothing else P.T. Barnum did can even begin to make up for this act. And even though nothing could ever begin to redeem him for these depraved actions, it is worth noting that later in life P.T. Barnum did involve himself in politics, and one of his policies was abolition. P.T. Barnum was pure evil at the beginning of his "professional" life, no doubt, but I don't believe it's fair to say that he stayed that way throughout his life. People can and do change, and I think P.T. Barnum exemplifies this. That being said, it's hard to argue that P.T. Barnum did not remain a racist and animal abuser for the entirety of his life, I cannot fault anyone for ignoring the rest of my defense in light of the aforementioned atrocities. I'm not saying P.T. Barnum was a perfect man, or even a great one, but for the *majority* of his life he was far from the soulless mini-Hitler he is often portrayed to be in videos such as this one.

    2:47- "I killed six whales" Yes, but not on purpose, as this song makes it seem! Why would P.T. Barnum intentionally slay any of his attractions?! Four whales died because of an inadequate habitat, despite P.T. Barnum's best efforts. The other two whales died when P.T. Barnum's "American Museum" died. Hardly his fault!

    2:48- "Gave a monkey a fish tail" Ah, the infamous "Feejee Mermaid". I can't say I endorse this con, but you must understand P.T. Barnum's point of view. As a result of his upbringing, P.T. Barnum was a ruthless practical jokester. His policy was in favor of false advertising *IF, AND ONLY IF* the consumer got something worthwhile in the end. For example, P.T. Barnum once advertised a "SIX-FOOT MAN-EATING CHICKEN" which was, in reality, a six-foot man consuming a plateful of chicken. But for every prank Barnum pulled on his customers, he had several real attractions, such as whales, elephants, and his (admittedly unfortunately-labeled) "freaks".

    2:54- "He was an average Joe!" WHAT?!?! This man single-handedly invented merchandising, introduced opera to the United States, and invented the three-ring circus, among other things!!! Even if you hate the man, you have to admit that average Joes don't get musicals made about them!!!

    4:04- "He said elephants could not feel pain" This is true, and I have no defense for it. Regardless of whether or not Barnum actually believed this, the fact remains that his circus used red-hot pokers and long, sharp hooks to train their elephants. I cannot and will not make any defense of this abuse.

    4:09- "Used deformities for financial gain" Yes, but he treated all of his "freaks", (with the unfortunate exception of his slave whom he evilly used as his first "act"), extremely well. He provided food, housing, and jobs to people who would almost certainly be unemployed otherwise. After all, in this time period, those with deformities were discriminated against. And even disregarding ableism, people like conjoined twins, four-legged women, or armless and legless men simply couldn't do many jobs. Much less a job that sometimes payed upwards of $10,000 a week in today's money, often for doing literally nothing as a crowd gawked at you!

    4:13- "They got hurt / They got used" Um... no. As I mentioned above, they were actually treated extremely well.

    4:24- "'Cause his freaks got whipped, beat and caged for fun [Google it, that's all true]" NO!!! I was unable to find ANY articles making this claim!!! The closest thing I found was the case of "Zip the Pinhead", a black man with an enlarged, deformed head. Presented as "The Missing Link Between Man and Beast", he would be caged and told to shriek and rattle the bars before a terrified audience. Is this disgusting and racist! Absolutely, and I fail to see how one could possibly argue otherwise. But "Zip" took and performed his job willingly, and was housed, fed, and paid handsomely for it. And as a black man with a physical and mental disability, it's incredibly unlikely he would've found any other job. I was unable to find any sources claiming that any of Barnum's "freaks" were caged "just for fun", whipped, or beaten. Not even his slave received this treatment.

  • King Kang
    King Kang 22 days ago

    The improvised songs were great!

  • GodZullaFC
    GodZullaFC 23 days ago

    I was watching this film just after watching La La Land just imagine how disappointed I was in this film

  • catfish83
    catfish83 24 days ago

    Got to love been able to screw up history I guess
    At the time science said elephants could not feel pain so that’s why he said elephants couldn’t feel pain because some biologists said it / zoologist .....later we found out he was wrong .
    Yeah he was a ConMan swindler, cheater and all the stuff but hebalso exposed to other con artist and he made sure the audience knew that he was conning them something others didn’t do..... not that any of that matters

  • BatmanFan 76
    BatmanFan 76 25 days ago

    4:59 Laugh While You Can Barnum. An Elephant Never Forgets. (Dramatic Music)

  • Stephen T
    Stephen T 26 days ago

    "Does it bother you that none of your show is real?"
    "The smiles are real."
    That's both a line from the movie and something the writers probably had to tell themselves everyday during production.

  • BloxTube Games
    BloxTube Games 27 days ago

    Critic: I never liked your show.
    Me:Well,I never liked you.
    Also young P.T as Young Man Logan,and Hairy Elsa i’m sold Lol

  • Alaunt2009
    Alaunt2009 27 days ago

    ... was this movie really released seven months ago? Feels like it’s been less than half of that.

  • Autumn Whittington
    Autumn Whittington 28 days ago

    "hairy Elsa" 😂😂😂😂😂 I can't breathe.

  • Kamaria McKinney
    Kamaria McKinney 28 days ago

    Do shameless!!!! U. S. Version!!!!

  • Samuel Caruzo
    Samuel Caruzo Month ago

    I get It, he was a bad guy. But how about judge the movie for itself?

  • Teresa Williamson
    Teresa Williamson Month ago


  • Craig Brown
    Craig Brown Month ago

    honestly, this was one of the best Honest Trailers I've ever watched...the historical facts over the actual music just brings it home.

  • Eloísa García
    Eloísa García Month ago

    Thanks Gos I didn't spend my money on this, it sounds terrible!

  • Lan SJ
    Lan SJ Month ago

    Have not watch the movie, I thought the songs included in the video was truly in the movie... until the "The these two people didnt even exist song" XD

  • ListenUp People
    ListenUp People Month ago

    "Top Hat enthusiast"

    The BLACKFROST Month ago

    I don't really care if the movie wasn't accurate. I only cared about the music and that happy ending lol

  • Casey Dollarhide
    Casey Dollarhide Month ago

    Zendaya did her own stunts

  • Marco Escalante-Martinez

    Barnum was a greedy asshole

  • Wumbocalypse Night of the Wumbo

    I think Mr bean should’ve played him like that looks more like him than Hugh jackman

  • Justin
    Justin Month ago

    I just hated this movie because it threw ten tons of crap at you and hoped some of it would stick.

  • Jon Mills
    Jon Mills Month ago

    Modern musicals are just...I don't know...bad. The last good musical was Paint Your Wagon.

  • Abdullah Badghaish
    Abdullah Badghaish Month ago

    After this video, every time a listen to the real songs, somehow the fake songs comes on my mind😂😂

  • Kuls N' Koolz
    Kuls N' Koolz Month ago

    Please Say: " Then I looked up, poop bird fell on me"

  • AcexSpyder
    AcexSpyder Month ago

    Finally, an American Bollywood movie!!

  • jacksonfan4life123
    jacksonfan4life123 Month ago

    Zendaya did NOT literally go through YEARS of aerial practice leading up to this movie to be called a body double

  • Jess Rovi
    Jess Rovi Month ago

    after all this time, you guys finally made it, you ruin a movie for me.

  • Aurora Vargas
    Aurora Vargas Month ago

    Can you say: Laylow and Jocelyn are the best please?

  • Libby Amelia
    Libby Amelia Month ago

    NOT P.T

  • Pancake_ KoGAYne
    Pancake_ KoGAYne Month ago

    Dude, Dear Evan Hansen?!

  • incardia
    incardia Month ago

    lol... i love how screenjunks switches the songs in the movies... bast was still aladin :D

  • Mahgol Golmohamadi
    Mahgol Golmohamadi Month ago

    do love simon plz💞💞💞

  • Emmy Gerard
    Emmy Gerard Month ago

    Loved the movie and the honest trailer! Good job!

  • Anit V.
    Anit V. Month ago

    Anyone else feel like this movie would have been better served by having one of the disabled people or people with deformities be the main character?

  • Elora Winzeler
    Elora Winzeler Month ago +1


  • Julia U
    Julia U Month ago

    i think we all knew this wasn’t accurate. i didn’t know pt was such a horrible person tho. yet lots of widely enjoyed films aren’t historically accurate. take the sound of music: the oldest child was a boy, not a girl, named were changed, there was no romance with a nazi, and it didn’t happen like it did in the film. but everyone loves the sound of music

  • comidyseeker
    comidyseeker Month ago

    Honestly, I enjoy movies and shows that warp the original narratives. "Wicked", "Doctor Who", and even "Maleficent" intrigued me with their "what if" stories.

  • taliagmail. com eidjdjfjfj

    Can someone tell me what an honest trailer means?

  • ThatGuy
    ThatGuy Month ago +1

    "Oh dear god what is next" Quality

  • Trop Ix
    Trop Ix Month ago

    There should’ve been a song that was From Now On but it was about that Barnum never came to his senses. Or maybe a dog that was The Other Side that was about the deal never being made because Phillip Carlyle never existed or that Barnum was to greedy to have a business partner and share the payments.

  • Trop Ix
    Trop Ix Month ago

    Yeah, when I saw what Barnum truly looked like, I came to the conclusion that they casted Jackman just because he’s an amazing actor and would make them more money than anyone who looked like Barnum.

  • Myname Jeff
    Myname Jeff Month ago +2

    I would love to see a historically accurate P.T Barnum Musical/Movie.

    • Curt Clark
      Curt Clark 12 days ago

      Well, Disney's Hunchback changed a bunch during its adaptation from screen to stage, maybe this will too.
      -oh come on, this movie made mad bank do you seriously think they're NOT gonna Broadway it-

  • Seth Leoric 2
    Seth Leoric 2 Month ago

    Not to mention that chinese guy and those limbless dudes

  • his name would be DAVE


  • Daniel Foster
    Daniel Foster Month ago

    It’s ironic how people feel conned for inaccuracies in a story about a conman

  • Polarized Studios
    Polarized Studios Month ago

    So after worked as magician in prestige, now he become showman

  • Gretchen Goebel
    Gretchen Goebel Month ago

    pt barnum should of been called Huge Jackass

  • Lazu Imani
    Lazu Imani Month ago

    boi the singers are so good

  • Duck
    Duck Month ago

    Idk what it is about this musical but I fuckin hate it with all my soul

  • John von Shepard
    John von Shepard Month ago

    This honest trailer is so mean spirit.

  • Draugen
    Draugen Month ago

    Was it true that Zac's role was suppose to be Jeremy Jordan's?

  • Angela Dawn
    Angela Dawn Month ago

    A bit cruel. He'll always be Logan to me

  • Carrie Williams
    Carrie Williams Month ago

    Great movie!

  • Kaagh178
    Kaagh178 Month ago

    It may not be historical, but it wasn't average. Shut up! I was amazing!

  • Perserra
    Perserra Month ago +1

    A lot of these comments seem to forget the central conceit of Honest Trailers: Its all about being nitpicky and overly-critical for the sake of comedy. That's the point. If you are taking it seriously, you are missing the point. Although this particular one is closer to a real critique than most.

  • Hendra Lim
    Hendra Lim Month ago

    please say 'I love you'

  • Jeans Louissaint
    Jeans Louissaint Month ago

    You guys really dig deep😂😂😂😂

  • Brody400
    Brody400 Month ago

    I enjoyed the movie, even with all the historical inaccuracies. But my biggest problem was this movie was every single Rags to Riches cliche; along with every single character was one dimensional.

  • tang roro
    tang roro Month ago

    Honestly, this film should've focus on the circus freaks, on how they were exploited and discriminated, and how they eventually find the best out of the worst, swallowed all the humility and keep on fighting for their dream of being accepted, and in the end their talent outshines their deformity, and earned everyone's respect and love, with "This is Me" serves as the emotional climax, then the song might actually won the Oscar.
    P.T. Barnum and Phillip Carlyle can both be the semi-villains. Barnum only cares about money, and shows no respect towards the freaks, but he's still willing to support them in anyway, not because he's a nice guy, but he can profit from it. Carlyle can be a character who falls in love with one of the freak, while he genuinely shows respect and sympathy to the freaks, but he's sympathy actually came across as patronizing, where he failed to acknowledge talent and deformity aren't binary, you don't have to be "normal" to be gifted, and he finally realize they are beautiful just the way they are.

  • sarrjel
    sarrjel Month ago

    Hairy Elsa? LOL!

  • Idan Seidler
    Idan Seidler Month ago

    Zac Efron is rich & white and Zendaya is poor and usually a body double lmao also the song parodies in the end are hilarious

  • Corey Kitchen
    Corey Kitchen Month ago

    "He sells tickets for kids to laugh at the Oompa Loompas"

  • Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube

    An elephant never forgets
    Hmm...Jungle Book?

  • Promise Musyoka
    Promise Musyoka Month ago

    Do arrow

  • hugehappygrin
    hugehappygrin Month ago

    You gave me a good laugh...until you announced your pandering gynocentric politics. Damn you!

  • Greta M.
    Greta M. Month ago

    How can a man kill 6 whales in a lifetime without being an actual whale-hunting sailor? :/

  • francis short jr
    francis short jr Month ago

    Where's spiderman 😄