Civ 5: A Barbarian Has Captured Your Worker

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Civ 5: A Barbarian Has Captured Your Worker
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Date Released December 15, 2014
Length 2:40
Game Sid Meier's Civilization 5

Civ 5: A Barbarian Has Captured Your Worker is a Civ V sketch. In it, a worker tries to forcefully get captured by a barbarian and run from his civilization.

Description: "The reason your workers always seem so eager to get away from you? It's because they are. Because you're a terrible person."


Actor Character
Kyle Sullivan Worker
Ian Conn Guard
Ethan Gelinas Barbarian


The video begins with a Worker preparing a field. After some time, a Barbarian approaches and screams unninteligible sounds, swinging his sword in the air and bumbling. The Worker instantly throws his tool to the ground, feigning capture and telling everyone around him to just go back to what they were doing.

The Worker follows the Barbarian for some distance until both find a Guard belonging to the Worker's Civilization. The Guard quickly announces that he will kill the Barbarian, but the Worker stops him, telling him that he's not worth it.

The sentence raises suspicion, and the Guard asks if he's trying to escape. The Worker immediately denies it, saying that he wouldn't work for an immortal dictator for 12 thousand years unless he was either doing it willingly or was being forced to do it. According to him, it wouldn't really matter anyway.

The Guard accepts his answer and again points his gun to the Barbarian. The Worker once more tries to stop him, telling him that the Barbarians would swarm him like insects if he killed one of them. The Barbarian grunts angrily at the comparison, and the Worker corrects himself, saying that they would swarm "like insects, but beefier".

The Guard asks if he understood what the Barbarian said, and the Worker tries to argue that he went to a school and studied "barbarish". He quickly gives up, though, after realizing that there are no schools, since according to him, the city is "a terrible place."

The Barbarian's patience runs out and he rushes to the Guard, though the former quickly gets shot. The Guard announces that the Worker is free to work again, and the Worker feigns happiness. He then descends to the ground and asks the Barbarian where is the village. With his last breath, the Barbarian points to the direction, and the Worker runs.

The sketch then ends.

Explained Jokes[edit]

  • In Civ V, captured workers run from the player, even when there's no barbarians near them. That's the overarching joke of this video.