CBoyardee (partially found YouTube channel & animations; 2006-2013)


CBoyardee's deleted videos
Schumacker in 2012.
Schumacker in 2012.
Status Partially Found

Chef Boyardee (commonly shortened to "CBoyardee") is the internet handle of Eric Schumacker, an amateur animator who was known for his grotesque, surreal YouTube videos. Having previously achieved significant attention for creating the video game Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, he held an active presence on YouTube until 2014.

Though his start as a web animator is currently unknown, he first came to prominence in 2011 with the release of the short "Dilbert 2" and its sequel, "Dilbert 3." Both works, parodies of the long-running comic strip Dilbert, became immensely popular on YouTube for their surreal storytelling, uncanny visuals, and dissonant, serene soundtracks. The shorts even caught the attention of Dilbert creator Scott Adams, who jokingly panned the shorts for depicting Dilbert's shirt pocket on the wrong side of his chest.

Following the popularity of the "Dilbert" videos, Schumacker released numerous other animations of a similar style, being either more parodies or entirely original shorts. Some notable videos include "The Football Kid" (a parody of "artsy" short films), "Ghostly Return" (a brief short featuring rapper Tupac Shakur delivering a bizarre monologue) and "Oldest Trick in the Book" (a short that openly mocks the then-incumbent American president George W. Bush, who is trapped in a cage and repeatedly called a "war criminal" by Schumacker). By the time the "CBoyardee" channel was terminated, Schumacker had accumulated over 6,000 subscribers.

In 2013, Schumacker made all of his videos private, apparently ashamed of them. This led to disappointed fans reuploading as many videos as they could before CBoyardee was eventually shut down the following year. When asked about the matter on Twitter a year later, Schumacker stated that he was no longer sure why he shut his channel down. It is currently unknown as to what percentage of Schumacker's videos have survived.

This YouTube channel holds the largest current archive of CBoyardee's videos.

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Anonymous user #1

19 months ago
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he didnt make italo disco, piepuppy89 did
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Anonymous user #2

19 months ago
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I'm pretty sure he's a YouTuber by the name of Pilotredsun.
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Anonymous user #3

17 months ago
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PilotRedSun is a completely separate guy, pilot has a similar style but they're separate people. Cboyardee is working on barkley 2 nowadays
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Goomboliver

12 months ago
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https://soun...om/cboyardee

This is what he's been up to most recently. From what I've heard, he deleted his YouTube videos as he was trying to get a job in the animation industry and he felt that they reflected badly on him, but I would need a direct source for that.
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Anonymous user #6

12 months ago
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idk if is pilotredsun but it looks like it
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Anonymous user #3

16 months ago
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A couple videos on the archive channel lead me to believe theres some that either weren't released or weren't saved, stuff like "part of fred murderstone" and "pep talk part 1 of the big game trilogy", and I think "ghostly return" was originally titled something else that implied a series.
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Anonymous user #5

13 months ago
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It was originally called "return of the weedlord 2", to be paired with "return of the weedlord" and "revenge of the weed lord 3" (the latter of which is sadly lost to time).
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Linkrulezall

6 months ago
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Fred Murderstone and the other 2 parts of the Big Game trilogy never actually happened, however there are a few more missing videos out there (Revenge of the Weedlord 3, a few missing Shrek Joke Of The Day installments, and something called "ganja farmer" come to mind).

A few years ago I tried to email Chef himself to ask him for some of the lost videos (back before most of them ended up getting found), but ended up being unintentionally patronizing in my attempts to earn his favor and just kinda pissing him off as a result lol. The lesson here is that if you're gonna ask someone who made lost media about that media (or hell, anyone for that matter), tone is very important.
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Anonymous user #4

15 months ago
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He fandom are autistic like 4chan and porn makers/lovers of all forms in general
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Anonymous user #9

11 days ago
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Wow...rude.
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Ryanskii

11 days ago
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Admins, plz delet this
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Anonymous user #7

10 months ago
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That Barkley game was hilarious, I loved it
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Anonymous user #8

2 months ago
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Erm, does anyone realize that he has the same last name as the director of Batman and Robin? Cboyardee's real last name is Schumaker. The director for Batman and Robin also has that same last name. Is this a coincidence?
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