Monday, January 3, 2011

8 Hilarious Closed Caption Mistakes

When I was a kid, closed captioning on TV was an endless source of amusement. Turn on the captioning during any live event and you were guaranteed at least a few chuckles. Nowadays there aren't as many errors as there used to be. But whenever I see something like this Christmas Mass Closed Caption Fail at Failblog, it makes me grin... yes, it's frustrating when captions go wrong... but you gotta admit it's funny, too!

"The deacon sings -- 'The mass has ended. Go in pee.'"
 Here are a few others I found posted online (definitely not G-rated)...

"A former fertile lady back at home. Nancy Reagan was"
"Defense. Bitch is out with a foot"
"We get to eat a porn star."
"I would have wanted to always Iraq was a cat fight police tell me if there was a cat fight" (From this article about YouTube's auto-caption fails)
"With refried beans cooked in lard and refried penis. Make your own"

"Firefighters to deal with not just the fire with people in the middle of the road ejaculating"
"Heinz, of course, is rubbing against Governor Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary." (From this Flickr post)
Also worth a read if you like this kind of thing is the blog post episode iii, the backstroke of the west. This blogger posted the hilarious subtitles found on a bootleg copy of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith he bought in Shanghai. It never fails to make me laugh.


  1. Hi there - personal invite for you to join the CCAC also - free! See and we can link blogs too :-)

  2. As a caption editor, I must say that these "fails" are both embarrassing and, of course, extremely amusing. :)

  3. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the House caption was what was actually said! Dr House gets more debauched every series.


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