– (FBE) Today, we are
going to have you reacting to various items, all from
the day you were born. – Damn. The day I was born? – Okay, this will be interesting. I always see those
articles that are like, “The most popular song
the day you were born.” – (FBE) To start, you’ll be looking
at the New York Times that has been scanned digitally,
where you can look at the full newspaper
and click on any article that has been archived over the years
and you’ll get a chance to see what was happening in the world
on the day you were born. – Okay, I bet one of them
is “Sharon’s born.” (cheeky laugh) – Obituaries. (chuckling) – (FBE) You could if you wanted to. – That’s gonna be cool.
Let’s do it. – So this is the New York Times,
June 27th, 1970. – Watergate. (laughing)
I knew it, dude. (as Nixon) “I am not a crook!” – A homicide! – “Retired American troops to aid
the Bosnian army in combat skills.” That’s kind of neat. “Russians bombard rebels.”
So the Russians are still [bleep] around. – “Senate redefines proposal
to curb war in Cambodia.” Has this country
just always been at war? – (skimming story) A pipe bomb
that killed a woman during a rock concert. “President calls
attack evil act of terror.” – Wow. “250 police officials
get corruption questionnaire.” They’re going down. – “Washington–”
June 26th! I thought this was from my birthday. – (FBE) It’s published on
the 27th, though. – No, no, no, I know.
Published. I know, this is when news
didn’t come out as much– as quick. Part of our problem today
is 24-hour news cycle. – That’s all injury! This is probably just news,
and I literally have never read a newspaper. – The Oakland A’s won
the World Series that year. The first of three straight. – “Blue Cross here to cover
single women’s abortions.” Ooh, that’s very controversial. – I guess this seems
more conservative than a lot of ads that
I see today, you know? It’s definitely supposed
to be a sexy ad, but it’s not like
the sexy ads of today. – Ooh, vacations? This is like a little
AAA magazine over here. “Europe by car.”
$25 per person? London is only $350? – Wow, look at those prices. All low.
Everything low. I remember those styles like that. That style lasted for a while,
the little trench coats. – Holy [bleep]!
Look how cheap this stuff is! Two chairs for $15? And that–
look, right here. A bong. How much is that bong? Oh. It’s a vinegar vial. – Oh, god. 434 pages? Who the [bleep] has time
to read this in the morning? That’s why people who work at offices
and read the newspaper get up at 5:00 AM
because they have 400 pages of newspaper to read
before they go in the office. Like, god! – I am from an era where
we read newspapers, man. The ink used to get
on our hands and everything. It’s amazing, man, when you feel like
you just have that piece of history in your hands. – (FBE) So newspapers
aren’t the only thing that can take you back in time. Another great representation
of the times is the music and the movies.
– Oh, songs and TV shows and stuff. Yeah. – (FBE) So first, we have
the number one song on The Billboard Hot 100 Charts
from the day you were born. – Okay, let’s see if I know it. I’m kind of worried
I’m not even gonna know it. – Yeah, something funky.
Come on, baby! – My parents listened to
a lot of country, so I don’t know if I’ll know it. – But my wife listened
to a lot of Jackson 5, so this is playing. – ♪ You wanted to be it ♪ – Look at that little nugget! Grab a tissue, Jermaine.
Nobody knows who you is. It’s so cute. I mean, a-dor-a-ble. So my wife’s eight years
older than I am, so she was eight
when this song was out and she loved The Jackson 5,
so, in our house, every once in a while,
she’ll throw Jackson 5 on. – Oh, snap. Ben. – ♪ …no more ♪ – I remember that. He made the title song
for a movie about a rat, Ben the rat. Little Michael boy. Woo! – ♪ You’ve got a friend in me ♪ – He didn’t miss
any notes back then at all. Michael was the man. – ♪ It keeps me alive ♪
– Is that Mariah Carey? – ♪ And I know eventually… ♪ – That camera is old as [bleep]. – ♪ …from heaven ♪
– Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever heard
that song in my life but it feels ’90s. The percussive instruments
that were in the background are very stereotypical ’90s,
and then just that R & B kind of feel. – ♪ Move with me ♪ ♪ Jam with me ♪
– Really?! – ♪ …take you home with me ♪ – ♪ Dale a tu cuerpo
alegria, Macarena ♪ – Oh, my god!
I used to do this all the time! – ♪ Dale a tu cuerpo
alegria, Macarena ♪ – I always like the hip part.
– ♪ Ay! ♪ – Look, they’re doing it. – ♪ Dale a tu cuerpo
alegria, Macarena ♪ ♪ Hey Macarena ♪
– ♪ Ay! ♪ – Oh, my god!
That’s such a fun one. No wonder that’s why
I’ve always liked that song. They’re playing it in the hospital. The doctor’s like… ♪ She’s coming out backwards ♪ ♪ We need to do surgery ♪ ♪ You’re losing a lot of blood ♪ (laughing) ♪ Let’s do a C-Section ♪ – ♪ Ay! ♪ – (FBE) So next up,
we have the trailer from the biggest movie released
the week you were born. – Okay. I was thinking it
was Towering Inferno, but I think that was ’74. – Die Hard? No, this is like Seven Monkeys
or whatever. – (James Cole) What year is this? – (Dr. Railly) What year do you think it is? – (James Cole) 1996. – (Dr. Railly) That’s the future, James. – (Jeffrey) I’m not saying
you’re not mentally ill– – I think I’ve seen
parts of this movie, but I’ve never seen the whole thing. ♪ (dramatic music) ♪ – Wow, look how young they all are. No, 12 Monkeys.
That’s what it is. I definitely have
seen parts of that movie just on the TV when
my mom’s watching stuff, but I don’t think I’ve
ever seen the whole thing, so I’m going to now. ♪ (ominous music) ♪ – (soldier 1) Guy,
what the hell are you doing?! – (soldier 2) I’m looking
after the colonel, that’s what. – (soldier 1) Shoot him and let’s
get the hell out of here! – (soldier 2) Shoot him
and we don’t get the gold. – Yeah, Telly Savalas. Gosh, what is this? – (soldier 3) I’ll have you
bounced from this outfit so fast, your feet won’t even touch–
– I can’t remember the name of this movie. Oh, Don.
“Kelly’s Heroes.” “Kelly’s Heroes.” I have seen it. My parents, they
love the Clint Eastwood. It’s a 1970s war movie
with Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, and it’s
this goofball comedian guy, and Clint Eastwood. Yeah, what’s not
to love about that? – (Ellen) I’d like
to help you with the trial. Have you ever seen a man executed? What I suggest you do–
– Oh, my god. Matthew McConaughey?
I love Sandra Bullock. I don’t know what
this movie is, though. – (Carl) If you was only a juror,
what would it take to set me free? – There’s a lot of famous people
in this movie. I’m also very confused. – (Carl) Yes, they deserved to die
and I hope they burn in hell! – Samuel! I thought this was Green Mile. I was like, Green Mile?
That’s a good movie. No, I’ve never heard of that movie.
I’ve never seen it. Even just watching the trailer,
trailers have changed so much. Usually, when you
watch trailers for movies now, it pretty much gives you
the whole movie. – Oh, snap! Butch Cassidy and the–
no, Bad Company. That’s Jeff Bridges.
Jeff Bridges, man. I don’t know who
the hell Barry Brown is, but Jeff Bridges is still acting. – (voice-over) Bad Company
from Paramount Pictures. – This was the biggest movie? What? Come on, I thought you
were gonna say Shaft or something or like– come on, man! – (FBE) So the last thing
we’re gonna have you do, we’re going to have you
guess the price for certain items from
the day you were born compared to now.
– Oh, my god! The Price is Right! Yay! – (FBE) So first up is gas prices. Today, in the U.S., the average
is about $2.49. – See, I live in California–
so that’s a wrong number. I will just say that right now. I [bleep] passed a gas station. I was like… $4.00?! No! – (FBE) If you were to guess,
what would you think the price was when you were born?
– $1.50. – $0.37 a gallon. – The average, I’m gonna say $1.50. – I’m gonna go with $0.65 a galloon. – (FBE) So the actual price… – (groaning) I was close. – $0.36. Wow. – Okay, so I wasn’t that far off. That’s crazy. It would literally be
$10.00 to fill my car with gas. – $0.36… (laughing) Yeah, yeah, yeah! When I was a five-year-old,
I was just five years old, but you could get a lot
for a quarter at the store. $0.35, woo, you could get even more. – (FBE) Next up, we’ve got
the average price of a movie ticket. So today it’s $9.27.
– Where? – (FBE) How expensive
do you think it was when you were born? – $3. – $1.50. – In 1970, I’m gonna say it was $0.25. – I feel like they’ve
seriously gone up. I’ll say $4.50. – (FBE) Let’s take a look.
– A buck and a half? I suck at this game. – That was close!
Oh, my god! Okay, that was a good one.
I like this game. – Whoa! Yes, I was close. I remember in the early ’80s,
when I used to walk to the mall to go to the movies
with my twin brother, man, we would only pay
a couple of bucks back then. – $5 for a movie?
What the f– (sighing) Imagine going to the movies
and spending five bucks? No, I spend $40.00
going to the movies nowadays. It’s a whole event! – (FBE) So finally,
we’re going to have you guess the median cost of a home in the U.S.
– Lord have mercy. – (FBE) Currently,
the median cost is $328,700. – This is just funny
to me because in L.A. I just feel like everything
is literally triple this price. 1996… $180,000? – $90,000! Way down! – 1972? The average cost
for a home was about $30,000. – In 1970, okay. So my parents bought
their first house in 1978, and they paid $30,000 for that house. So I’m gonna guess in 1970,
I’m gonna go with $22,000. – (FBE) All right,
you ready to find out? – All right, not as much
as I thought, but still– that is ridiculous. – Oh, hey, that
was actually pretty close! Now too bad the housing market
and the income levels haven’t increased
at the exact same amount. That’s unfortunate. – Not that far off. I was in the hundred thousand range. If that’s how much a house was today,
I could get a house way sooner than I’m actually gonna be able
to get a house. I’ll probably die
without owning a house, at least in L.A. It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll be able
to afford a house any time soon. – Hey! Wow, man. I’m in there like swimwear, baby! That’s crazy.
That’s the total cost? All you had to do was
make a little bit of money hour per hour and you’re good,
but back then, minimum wage was $2.00 an hour. – This was super interesting.
This was fun. I love that I’m a part of this channel
and I’ve been a part of this channel since I was 15 because I can go back
and look at all my dumbass haircuts, my dumbass styles,
my interesting opinions, how my opinions have formed
and changed over time. I love that so much and now
I have this time capsule on the internet of me. – Hey, guys, Ethan here from FBE. Thank you so much
for watching this episode. Now what other reactceptions
do you like to see our reactors try? You gotta let us know in the comments. Bye, guys!