Netflix was sued by the National Association of the Deaf in 2010 because many of its videos were not subtitled, and they pledged to have everything subtitled by 2014. As a result of the high volume of content and the speedy work, some of the subtitles are, well, amazing. [grimaces awkwardly] It seems the streaming service has extremely low standards for their closed captioning services, sometimes even saying “speaking Japanese” over the already subtitled frames. [cries in Spanish] They’ve even gotten some strongly worded letters on the subject. [hangs head in shame like kangaroo] While we’re sure the captions are frustrating for the hearing impaired, they are pretty amusing out-of-context. Here are some of the weirdest Netflix subtitles:
1. Law and Order
3. More Archer
These are Russians. Is this racist? Probably.
9. More Supernatural
Let’s be real — Supernatural has the best subtitles.
11. Father Ted
12. The Moon That Embraces The Sun
Didn’t know that was possible…
14. Parade’s End
I do this daily.
16. FMA: Brotherhood
17. John Mulaney
I’ve watched this special. This is accurate.
18. Otaku Files
19. Dr Who
21. More friends
22. Team America
23. The Office
Good job, Netflix. It should be “Call Andy and Kelly”.
Do you think these Netflix subtitles are funny or awful? It’s probably a mix of both. [finishes reading] [shares with all their friends]