So, upon being introduced to iamxiaoli’s YouTube channel by The Daily What, I forwarded it to the only Chinese speaker I know because I had to know why this chick was teaching Chinese with a drugged lady and what looked like David Tennant duct-taped to a chair.
Upon further investigation, it appears that what we’re looking at is mostly a webseries of vague creepyness, under the pretense of teaching possibly-questionable Chinese. And it’s probably not David Tennant, just a guy with big eyes and scruffy hair.
But I’m not going to let all that hard-hitting investigative journalism go to waste, so here. Second video under the cut.
From my Chinese speaking friend:
At first, at the very beginning, she said “My name is Xiaoli”
And then she says “I’m called Xiaoli” a bunch of times
And she asks David Tennent what his name is
A few times.
That is one way to get the doctor to tell you his real name.
Tie him up to a creepy chair and ask him in Chinese…
Oh and the other one [below]
Is really funny
She says “I speak Chinese”
And point to David Tennent
And is like “He doesn’t.”