Baron von Steuben Gets Washington's Army in Fighting Shape

  • Season 2 , Ep 8
  • 08/19/2014
  • Views: 3,382

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge to provide the Continental Army with the training they need to beat the British. (2:23)

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SO VON STEUBENSHOWS UP WITH COOKS

AND BUTLERS.

HE'S DRESSED TO THE NINES.

HE'S WEARING FURS.

HE'S GOT A DOG,AND HE SAYS,

HEY, I'M VON STEUBEN.

HE LOOKS AT ALL OFGENERAL WASHINGTON'S SOLDIERS,

AND HE SAYS,LOOK AT THIS GROUP OF DOGS.

THEY'RE DYING.

THEY'RE STARVING.

THEY HAVE NO AMMUNITION,NO LOVE.

THE SOLDIERS ARE LIKE,I DON'T LIKE THIS GUY.

GEORGE WASHINGTON SAYS,NO, NO.

GIVE HIM A CHANCE.GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

AND VON STEUBEN'S LIKE,

I AM GONNA WHIP YOU GUYSINTO SHAPE.

NEW COACH IS IN TOWN.

VON STEUBEN STARTSTRAINING THE SOLDIERS,

RUNNING THEM THROUGH THE RANKS.

HE'S STRETCHING THEMTHROUGH THE STRETCHERS.

HE'S YELLING AT THEMIN PRUSSIAN.

AND THEY GO,WHAT'S HE SAYING?

WASHINGTON IS LIKE, OH, BOY.

THE GUY DOESN'TEVEN SPEAK ENGLISH,

SO HE SAYS,BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

BLAH, BLAH.

AND THEY HEAR,BLAH, BLAH, BLAH,

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?

BUT GUESS WHAT.

A YOUNG CAPTAIN SHOWS UP--BEN WALKER.

HE SAYS, I CAN UNDERSTANDALL THE BLAH-BLAH-BLAHS.

I SPEAK PRUSSIAN,AND I CAN HELP THE AMERICANS

UNDERSTAND HIM.

VON STEUBEN TURNS OVERHIS SHOULDER AND SEES...

THE MOST HANDSOME AMERICANHE'S SEEN SO FAR.

STEUBEN'S INTO BLONDESAND THIS GUY IS PLATINUM BLONDE.

BEAUTIFUL CHEEKBONES,PUFFY LIPS.

BENJAMIN WALKER SAYS,I WILL BE YOUR GUIDE,

AND, UH, THEY BECOME BUDS.

BUDS.- [laughs]

THEY HAVE THIS--THIS--

THIS TRAINING MONTAGE.

[Survivor's Eye of the Tiger]

SO BENJAMIN WALKER ENDS UPBEING EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEEDED.

HE HELPS THEM WITH THE TROOPS.

VON STEUBENSTARTS TEACHING THEM THINGS.

HE'S LIKE, THESE ARE KNIVES.

YOU CAN USE THEMTO STAB PEOPLE.

AND THEY'RE LIKE,OH, THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

HE TEACHES THEMHOW TO CLEAN THEIR TEETH.

TEACHES THEMHOW TO CLEAN THEIR BODIES

SO THEY DON'T GET DISEASE.

PEOPLE WERE LIKE, WE'RE JUSTTRYING TO WIN A WAR, MAN.

AND HE WAS LIKE,THIS IS HOW YOU WIN A WAR.

- ♪ IT'S THE EYEOF THE TIGER ♪

- THEY START TRAINING HARDER,AND THEN HE SAYS,

BEN WALKER, YELL AT THEMIN ENGLISH,

AND THAT GUY SAYS,MORE SQUATS.

MORE SQUATS, COME ON!

HE LITERALLY CHURN--HE CHURNED--

HE CHURNED THE ARMYINTO BUTTER.

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