Don't Trust The Authorities

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Episode 72/1x072
Don’t Trust The Authorities

Gemma's holding her breath for new plot developments.

Blogger Gemma
Date Posted November 13th, 2006
Forum 2920|3=lg15}}
Length 1:04
Description You were right not to trust the authorities...
Location(s) Gemma's flat
YouTube Tags gemmers19 gemma lonelygirl15 lg15 bree daniel danielbeast police motel pool plunge owen thor purple monkey
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, and Greg Goodfried
Producer(s) Amanda Goodfried
Director(s) Miles Beckett
Vidplay Vanessa Roveto
Story Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried, Amanda Goodfried, and Vanessa Roveto
Editor(s) Miles Beckett
Gemma Jackie Jandrell
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "Motel Pool"
Next "Exploring The Motel"
Next by Gemma "Someone's Following You"
Directly after "They Are Watching"

Don’t Trust The Authorities is the seventy-second video in the lonelygirl15 video series. This video is correctly called "Don’t Trust The Authorities", with a punctuation apostrophe (right single quotation mark) instead of a typewriter apostrophe - it resides here for easier accessibility. Gemma tells Bree and Daniel to remain in hiding and they will be fine.


Gemma: I'm glad you went with your instincts on this, Bree. You were right not to trust the authorities. They may not be who they seem. The best thing for now would be to stay put and soak in the pool. You know watching, um, Thor, Owen and P. Monkey kind of reminded me of my favorite Olympic game: The plunge for distance! It was featured in the 1904 Olympics. It requires participants to dive into the pool, remain rigid, and float as far as they could. And they could not draw a single breath. (Gemma takes a deep breath, puffs out her cheeks, checks her watch, and then pretends to pass out.) I have this visual in my head of these logs just bobbing about like bumper cars. Regrettably, the sport was discontinued the next time around. It's a real loss. I think Owen and Thor would be quite good at it; I'm not sure about P. Monkey, though. He's kind of a wanker. Anyway, keep doing what you're doing, and you'll be fine. Oh, don't tell P. Monkey what I said about him, he looks like a fragile little geezer. Take care!


  • The plunge for distance actually exists just as Gemma described.
  • The British/Australian slang term "wanker" caused a minor uproar among some fans who felt the use of the word was extremely inappropriate.
  • The LonesomeOctober spinoff posted a video called Wanker?!? in which P. Monkey angrily demands that Gemma apologize. Gemma failed to do so in her next video, so P. Monkey released another video, titled It's On, Gemma!, in which he reports her to a watch group for disabled Americans. He explains that he was born without legs and took offense to Gemma's remarks about him not performing well in swimming competitions.