An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to do impressions, play lead guitar and survive coming face to face with a T-rex.
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Welcome to the world of epic!
The place where you can become a master at everything on the planet!
No matter what it is, this programme shows you how to do it.
So sit back, strap yourself in and get ready
to become Epic @ Everything!
Welcome to your total random fix of epicness.
We've got an amazing line-up of experts, hotshots and all-round
dudes with the low-down on how you can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you will know how to...
shred on a guitar,
do the robot,
make the perfect paper aeroplane,
sign that you need a wee,
and this kid shows you how to beat a T-rex.
But before all that it's time for your first taste of epicness.
We all know that wheelies are cool, so, lucky for you,
we've got the master of them to show you how to do one.
This guy is the world record holder for the longest wheelie ever.
It was eight miles!
That's, like...eight miles!
I'm going to show you how to do a brilliant wheelie.
Make sure your back brake is razor-sharp,
your back tyre is over-inflated and really hard.
Choose third or fourth gear. Normally I choose fourth gear.
It's easier to keep balance point.
OK, back brake, hard tyre, third or fourth gear.
But remember, don't saddle up before sticking on your helmet.
Got to protect that noggin.
Now you're ready to try a wheelie.
First thing is you want to choose a flat spot on the ground.
Mark a line where you're going to start your wheelie.
Once that spot is reached, pull evenly on your handlebars
and pedal down at the same time.
Once you reach balance point, you'll feel weightless.
Keep your arms straight and parallel. You use your back brake
and your pedal motion to maintain your wheelie.
Put your brakes on, Aaron, let's rewind.
Pulling up while you pedal on the down stroke will push your bike
up in the air. But remember, take it easy at first.
You won't be able to do it straightaway.
Once you've done that you'll do amazing wheelies.
Don't break my world record!
Thanks, Aaron. I'll try not to.
The boy who really should have been bought a unicycle when he was a kid.
So that's the first part of epicosity done with,
but hold tight because there's more coming your way.
Next, time to bust some serious moves.
And I'm not talking about the hokey cokey! Oh, no.
We're talking about the robot,
one of the most epic dance moves ever.
"But how do you do it?" I hear you ask. Watch and learn.
Hi, I'm Turbo, a dancer.
And I'm going to show you how to do the robot.
This dude is an expert street dancer
and one of the judges on Alesha's Street Dance Stars.
Doing the robot is one of the coolest ways of dancing.
The best way to learn it is to move three areas of your body
one at a time.
Your head, your torso, and your feet.
You need to get each part of your body used to the robotic movement
before you can do it properly.
Starting with the head. First, our face forwards.
Look over to your left. Look forwards again.
Look over to your right.
Then back to the centre. Keeping everything absolutely still.
After you've done the head, you then need to move your torso.
Keeping your head and your feet facing forwards,
you're going to turn your torso to the left.
Back to the centre, then to the right.
Then face the front.
-And now for the feet.
-I think I know what's coming here.
Keep your torso and your head facing forwards,
and then shift your feet over to the left,
back to the centre.
-Then to the right, back to the centre.
-I knew it!
Once you've got each body part moving like a robot,
you can create your own sequence.
Head, torso, feet.
Head, torso, feet.
OK, I'm starting to feel this now, Turbo.
And when you become a pro like me, this is how you do it.
Oh, yeah! C-3PO, eat your metal heart out.
This robot has got some smoking moves and hair.
And that, my friends, is how you do the robot.
From dancing like a robot to doing impressions of celebrities.
This next one will have all your mates cracking up.
Doing impressions is epic.
I love it!
But how do you get to be awesome at pretending to be somebody else?
You're an idiot.
Who better than the telly queen of impressions herself
-to tell us how it's done.
-Tell me you are kidding me.
Hi, I'm Debra Stephenson, and I'm going to show you
how to be epic at impressions.
Sounds good to me, Debra. Tell us more.
You want to do an impression of someone,
you need to study them really carefully.
It's not just the voice you're looking for,
it's all sorts of things, so let's break it down.
Mannerisms are a really important thing to look for. Stacey Solomon...
-Ah! Thank you for having me.
-A second time.
All you have to do is this...
"Ohhh, ohh! I can't believe it!"
OK, Debra, what else should we be doing?
Don't forget to look for the accent.
It seems obvious but if someone's got a regional accent,
that gives you something very definite to work with.
So somebody like Cheryl Cole, for instance...
I played to Newcastle which was always a childhood dream of mine.
Practise saying... NEWCASTLE ACCENT: Cheryl Cole soul.
And that was amazing. You totally nailed that.
Look out for catchphrases, and key words,
because that makes things easier.
For instance, Tess Daly always says, "Keep dancing!"
Finally, look out for any minor speech impediments
such as a lisp or a lazy R.
And then if you got a lisp and a lazy R and you just put it back
in your throat and you've got a northern accent as well,
with an enthusiastic and bubbly personality,
and all of a sudden you've got Helen Skelton!
It's everything rolled into one. Good luck!
Let me tell you a secret.
Ah, well done, Debra! You can have a Blue Peter badge for that one.
And that is how to be epic at impressions.
Thanks, Debra! Right, feeling epic?
Then wait until you see what's still to come.
This girl shows you how to make one of these.
And there you have it, the ultimate paper aeroplane.
-This dude tells you how to sign...
-I need the toilet.
And this guy shows you how to do this. Wow!
Anyway, do you like T-rexs? Reckon you could take one on?
This kid shows you what to do.
Looking for epic dinosaurs?
Well, look no further than the mighty T-rex.
They may be extinct, but just imagine
if things were a bit different.
Picture the scene.
Your mum asks you to go and look after your neighbour's pet,
let's call him Rex.
But when you go over, you discover Rex isn't a Yorkshire terrier
but a massive great dinosaur!
And because he's skipped breakfast, he's pretty mad.
Sounds like you'd need some basic dinosaur handling skills,
and this is the guy to speak to.
He's a palaeontologist, which means he's an dinosaur expert.
Hi, I'm Dr Phil Manning,
and I'm going to teach you how to beat a T-rex.
Not that it's ever going to happen to you.
All right, Phil, you've obviously never met next door's pet!
So what should we know?
Firstly, don't believe the movies.
This animal had a great sense of smell and amazing eyesight.
In fact, their eyeball was bigger than a cricket ball. That's big!
What?! Jurassic Park lied to us?
Standing very still definitely won't help.
A T-rex will be able to both see and smell you.
But what could we do to stop ourselves getting eaten?
So, let's say you want to take on a T-rex. Don't!
These animals are 13 foot high.
You've got to go on step ladders
if you just want to take a pop on the nose!
13 feet? We're not still living in prehistoric times, Phil.
T-rexs were nearly four metres high.
That's the same size as a double-decker bus.
Anyway, just say we had our step ladders. What then?
T-rex weighs in at 7.5 tonnes.
So even if you did get a swing in, you wouldn't have much of an impact.
Right, the odds of actually beating a T-rex
are starting to look a bit slim. Any secret tips, though, Phil?
The only chance you'd have of beating a T-rex is by taping its jaws shut.
But don't forget, the skull is still six feet long,
with teeth like killer bananas.
Killer bananas? Doesn't sound that scary to me.
But I think we know what you're trying to say, Phil.
If all else fails, my best advice, make friends with the T-rex.
It might work!
You know what, Phil, funnily enough,
I'm not sure these fellas are the making friends type.
Our advice, if you ever come face-to-face with a T-rex, just run!
Good luck with that!
So, on to the next.
If your paper aeroplanes are taking more of a nose dive
than soaring through the sky, then this is for you.
Meet Fran Scott, a qualified scientist
and professional experimenter.
She's presented with some of the best science minds around,
apart from Einstein and Newton.
Hi, I'm Fran Scott,
and we're going to look at how to make the ultimate paper aeroplane.
-Here it is, and here's how you do it.
Take a piece of A4 paper.
Fold it in half,
then fold the two sides
into the middle diagonally.
To make the nose of the plane, fold in the short end eight times.
Then to make the wings of the plane,
simply fold it in half
and then fold it back on itself.
So, fold the paper back about two to three centimetres in...
..and then do it for the other wing.
Maybe a little bit neater than Fran's!
fold the very ends of the wings up.
So, to finish it off, use small folds on the wings.
Just like that.
And there you have it. The ultimate paper aeroplane.
On we go. Ever needed the loo? Yes.
Don't want the whole room to know you need a wee? Obviously.
Well, try some toilet-based sign language.
Hi, I'm Matt.
And I'm going to tell you how to sign "I need the toilet".
This guy is a sign-tastic superstar. Watch and learn.
Firstly, it's important to know
in sign language, they drop loads of words.
-So "I need the toilet" essentially becomes, "Toilet where?"
The first word is toilet and to do this you take your middle finger
-and rub it on the right side of your chest.
The next word is where, and all you have to do to sign this
is put your hands out in front of you and wave them around in circles.
-Put them together and it looks like this.
And that is how to sign "I need the toilet".
Yeah, but Matt, I actually do need the loo. Where is it?
Right, time for one last dose of epicness
and this is one truly epic guitar trick.
PLAYS EPIC RIFF
And luckily for you we've got one of the fastest guitarists in the world
to show you a quick trick.
Steady on! You're going to break that thing!
That definitely will break that thing.
Hi, I'm Herman Li, guitarist of the band Dragonforce.
I'm going to show you a cool trick called tapping.
OK, you're going to take your index finger
and put it on the smallest string on the guitar,
which is the E string, on the fifth fret.
-The frets are the lines across the neck on the guitar.
And with your right hand,
tap with your middle finger
on the 12th fret, OK, like this.
Right hand, middle finger on the 12th fret, got it.
At the same time, you see little pinky there?
Press on and off the string on the eighth fret.
OK, so put your pinky, also known as the little finger,
-on the eighth fret.
-So let's see how it works.
Ooh, that sounds lovely. But...what's the endgame?
Start slow, build up your speed,
and once you're comfortable with it, you can do something like this.
PLAYS NOTES AT SPEED
Whoa, hang on, there!
That is brilliant, but it might take a while to get THAT good, though.
And that's how you do tapping on the electric guitar.
Right, that brings us to the end of 15 minutes of total random epicness.
You should now be able to try this...
and even that.
Now, go forth and be epic at everything!
If you want to be really epic,
then head on over to the CBBC website
where you can watch all the videos again,
and again, and again!
So you can truly master your epicness.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to do impressions, play lead guitar, do sign language, make the perfect paper aeroplane, do the robot and survive coming face to face with a T-rex.