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Watching Raw with closed captioning turned on...

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The guy who answers the mailbag on a dirt sheet site remarked that watching Raw with closed captioning turned on can result in hilariously incorrect transcripts, and I'm wondering if anyone has actually tried this or seen it before.

sescoops.com said:
Q: Does WWE have control over the closed captioning for their programming? Whenever Michael Cole starts to speak, it comes up as Jim [Ross] or JR. – Ryan B.

A: I’m not sure if WWE provides the closed captioning folks with a list of character names, but regardless, they do not have control over it. At least, I’d like to think they don’t as I’ve seen some rather sexually-suggestive and downright hilarious captions in recent years that are more entertaining than the shows themselves. As an experiment, I urge everyone to watch an episode of Raw with the captions on. It may not be the same for everybody, but when Randy Orton makes his entrance, if the caption for the start of his theme music should read “I ate poison, now I’m dead”, then you’ll know it works. I’ve also seen it as “I have oysters in my bed” and “I have boys in my shed”, which is downright disturbing.
I'd try it but I'll be damned to ever figure out how to make my TV do that. Has anyone seen anything like this?
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I figured it was due to the program being live that this stuff would happen. It doesn't even happen on smackdown does it?
I have boys in my shed would be a lot more fitting for Orlando Jordan. :side:
I watch every show I can with captions (bad hearing), but I've never read anything quite as distrubing as the "I have boys in shed." There are a lot of really funny sentences, but something like that should be checked out by the captioning companies.
What did they say after the shed line, M6A?
That is pretty damn funny. I have seen some really funny stuff with CC on, but never anything quite so epic as "I have boys in my shed". That is just deeply disturbing, and funny as shit.
What did they say after the shed line, M6A?
Idk? I never read that line on my captioning.
"I have oysters in my bed" :lmao

Maybe Orton and Sheamus should team up.
I have boys in my shed
...I captured them they understand they talk to me :side:
...I captured them they understand they talk to me :side:
:lmao :lmao that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've never watched Raw with CC on, but I have used it for some random shows, such as My Wife & Kids. When one character says "I won the role of Jesus in Godspell", another says "Big deal. Who can't spell God?" But CC says "Who cares about God." :lmao
I've noticed this on other shows too. See the problem is, the people who do the closed captioning are deaf themselves.
What did they say after the shed line, M6A?
I can't say for sure but I think for songs on CC they usually do the first line of the song (or the title really) with music notes and then don't type out any of the rest of the song. Then the CC comes back at the first line of dialogue after the song. But it's different for different stations.
I was about to say I'm jealous of deaf people, that they still think JR's there.
Then I realised they too, could see.
Hahahaha. I go to a hamburger place and they usually have baseball or football games on TV and the CC sentences are so hilarious most of the time. But the different interpretations of the first couple lyrics of Orton's theme are better than anything I've seen to date. "I've got boys in my shed"? LMFAO.
When I watch RAW with the CC on, and Ted DiBiase Jr. comes out, the caption for his entrance theme reads "I job for money".
Cena's says "You can't see me, my time is NOW! The I-W-C will have a COW!"
Sheamus's says: "It's a shame for they've lost their head. A careless man could wind up dead. You wear your sin like it’s some kind of prize. Too many lies, too many lies."

Holy shit did they ever fuck that one up.
Yea, one of my TV's is always on CC, and it's hilarious watching it.
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