Meet the Pyro

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Meet the Pyro
Meet the Pyro Titlecard
Video Info
Released: June 27th, 2012
Run time: 2:32



In March 2010, Robin Walker revealed in an interview with the KritzKast Podcast that Meet the Pyro will let people see the world through the Pyro's eyes[1].

In a blog post[2] telling about upcoming events in the game, the TF2 team confirmed Meet the Pyro would be released sometime in 2012, and also released a shot of the video.

In an interview on's "Bonus Round" during March 2012, Erik Wolpaw announced that Valve had recently finished the production of Meet the Pyro and that it would be released "soon", along with something else[3].

A short clip of Meet the Pyro was teased in Valve's video "Perpetual Testing Initiative", showing the part of the video teased in the first released picture[4].

On the Team Fortress website, this was posted on June 22, 2012 by the Pyro: "Mmmmph mmmmph, mmmmm mmmmmp mmmmmph. Mmmmmph mpm! Mmmmmph mph mm! Hm mmmmmph, hmmmmph mm mmmmmph mmmmmph!". This was later translated as Morse code into "Monday", which was the day Pyromania started[5].

Video transcript


  • The title card displays 'COPYRIGHT LOLOLOL' on the bottom right corner, a recurring joke throughout the "Meet the Team" videos.
  • To coincide with the release of the last Meet the Team video, Valve released a public beta of the Source Filmmaker, the tool used to produce all the movies.
  • This video was uploaded twice to the official Team Fortress 2 channel. The second version can only be accessed via Adult Swim's website.
    • In the version posted to Adult Swim, the RED Spy's cigarette is unlit, and the video doesn't introduce the Source Filmmaker at the end.
  • The music heard during the Pyro's massacre of the BLU team was added as a main menu track, titled "Dreams of Cruelty".
  • During the scene where Pyro is walking down a dirt pathway near the beginning of the film, various debris are scattered around such as Medic's glasses, Shotgun shells, Sniper Rifle bullets, and Demoman's Bottle.
  • According to the closed captions on the official video, the RED Scout says, "He's not here, is she?" following Valve's long-running joke of not revealing the Pyro's gender.
  • The song played when viewing the world through the Pyro's eyes is titled Do You Believe in Magic, by The Lovin' Spoonful. As the Pyro is walking away from the burning town, the Pyro can be heard whistling a slower version of the song.
  • Multiple items such as Rainblower, Scorch Shot, Lollichop, Infernal Orchestrina, Burning Bongos, and Balloonicorn, are all demonstrated or shown in the film, and were all released during the Pyromania Update.
  • The manner in which the Pyro initially picks up the Lollichop and fires the Scorch Shot is referenced in-game, via their taunts.
  • The Demoman is wearing his previous "dynamite stick" class emblem. However, the baby Demoman has the current Stickybomb emblem.
  • Near the end of the video, there is the sound of a destruction of a building, and one can faintly hear an Engineer yelling "Dispenser Down!".
  • At the end of the film, as the Soldier clutches his (lack of) chest, the Rainblower can be seen peeking out on the left, into the real world.
  • At the film's ending, while the Soldier's helmet is rolling, an Axtinguisher is shown next to a cut-off Sniper hand.
  • While the Pyro is walking away from the ruins of the BLU Base, one can see their Fire Axe inside of a Heavy's head, when it was used to lock the Medic in a room.
  • On the title screen, the inside of the matchbook cover has an image of a Balloonicorn.


  • Tiny Tim's Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight was also considered for the Pyroland sequence background music.[6]
  • The Balloonicorn appeared on the cover of A Smissmas Story as an ornament, six months before Meet the Pyro was released.
  • When the Pyro is first seen inside Pyroland, a small cloud in the shape of the Venus symbol (which is a female sign) can be seen on the top right corner. However, the symbol is blue, which is usually a color associated with males.
  • The Soldier's chest at 2:09 resembles his Voodoo-Cursed Soul.


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