Seth Addresses His Mispronunciations of Babar the Elephant, “Surreptitiously” and More

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Published on March 5, 2021

Seth Meyers apologizes for mispronouncing “cliff hanger” in German, “Babar the Elephant” and “surreptitiously.”

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20 comments

  • Holzpfanne 2 years ago

    I considered correcting the Translation mistake, but us germans are known for our easy going, non-exact ways so I let it slide

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  • Lebo Mokhethi 2 years ago

    New segment – “Seth apologises and corrects himself after every show”

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  • Shivam Kulkarni 2 years ago

    is this going to be a regular segment because if yes, count me in!

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  • travis303 2 years ago

    I don’t know who all these people are correcting Seth on Babar. How Seth said it is how I grew up saying it

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  • blueguy15 2 years ago

    These are my personal favorite Seth videos.

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  • Taylor Reeves 2 years ago

    This is absolutely adorable

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  • Julian Richards 2 years ago

    It’s not your fault. German isn’t your native language. Or English, apparently.

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  • Kai Froeb 2 years ago

    Shouldn‘t all those donald duck comics where the characters don’t wear any clothing covering their lower parts be seen as inappropriate pictures for children?

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  • Oliver 2 years ago

    It’s nice to know that they actually read comments! Btw if you need help with German words hit me up haha

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  • My Little Gargoyle 2 years ago

    I really did think that Seth had realized he said “surreptitiously” wrong lol.

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  • hughesplanner 2 years ago

    It’s refreshing that Seth corrects himself & apologizes more rigorously than any politician or pundit of this space-time continuum.

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  • Tom Ralfe 2 years ago

    I’m glad it wasn’t just me that spotted his DISGUSTING Babar error. Unfortunately he has also pronounced it incorrectly here. UNSUBSCRIBED!!

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  • Richard O'shea 2 years ago

    Seth make word noises. Me tickled.

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  • Mikael Olsson 2 years ago

    Seth should come to Sweden, we pronounce Babar like he does. 😉

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  • Carolynne Gischel 2 years ago

    You pronounced prerogative wrong. It’s pi-ro-ge (long o, long e). You’re welcome.

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  • El Atelier de Kamui 2 years ago

    I mean, for me Babar was always in the second a, and you made me doubt with your apology!!! I was genuinely curious so I went and listened the French pronunciation and it’s definitely the second a!! You weren’t wrong 🤣

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  • Dee Dee 2 years ago

    Your fans pointing out your errors should prompt you, Seth, To Stop Making Errors. LOL.

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  • Markle2k 2 years ago

    Let me guess: this is going to be a bit of anti-“troll” trolling.

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  • Justine Laurence 2 years ago

    New Segment: Seth talks to the internet comments in lieu of talking to his audience

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  • Sebastiaan Voitus van Hamme 2 years ago

    Let’s hope Seth get’s his audience back sooner than later, since I do not believe he would have carred about these kind of mistakes and I do not think he should. Trying to correctly pronounce a name of a person is important and I can feel annoyed when Dutch words are mispronounced or made-up or badly translated. So I can appreciate these sections by Seth. But I can’t help but thinking “who cares”.

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