Brain Surgeon – That Mitchell & Webb Look , Series 3 – BBC Two


Oh, Lionel. I’m glad you could make it. Can I get you a drink? Yeah, something soft. I’m driving Okay Parkings absolute nightmare around here isn’t it? And reverse into the tiniest of spaces. Still, i managed it I mean, parking is not exactly brain surgery is it? And I should know Why is that? Are you doctor? Careful. Not a doctor. I’m a brain surgeon. Big difference BIG difference Yeah, i actually know a joke about this. What’s the difference between a doctor and a brain surgeon? One’s not exactly brain surgery The other is brain surgery So, what do you guys do? I’m an accountant Oh that’s good Yeah, I could do with an accountant. Filling in those tax forms can get really confusing, can’t it? Still, It’s not exactly brain surgery, is it? I mean Brain surgery believe me is very complex Are you an accountant too? Oh no I work for charity Oh, that’s a very selfless job, isn’t it? I really admire you i don’t think i could ever do what you do I say that because it’s emotionally draining not because it’s hard I mean It’s not exactly brain surgery, is it? Which as a brain surgeon is what I do Lionel here is your drink. Lionel is a brain surgeon you know Yeah he mentioned it Oh Jack, I keep you late at the space center As of always And this food runs out Have you met Lionel? No, hello Lionel. So Jeff, how do you earn a crust? Oh I’m a scientist. Uh, I work many with rockets It’s um, pretty tough work. And what do you do? Well, I don’t mean to boast but, I’m a brain surgeon Brain surgery It’s not exactly rocket science, is it?

100 comments

  • henry mcdonnell

    Rocket science, it's not exactly Quantum physics.

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  • 0 1

    Reminded me of the scene where Sheldon Copper got upset because his sister told other people he was a rocket scientist.

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  • Peacecraft117

    Saw that cumming a mile away, butt still funny

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  • 04zambo

    they stole this from Harry Enfield

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  • Celina K

    Not so humble-brag

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  • Fox Brendon

    I keep coming back….

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  • Cheydinal

    I love how everyone saw the punchline from a mile and a half and that only made it so much better

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  • Morbius1963

    How do you know there's a doctor in the room? Everyone else is feeling patronised.

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  • LanDi3000

    Why are all the comments the same?

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  • Rod Champ

    This ain't funny

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  • Charles Baker

    How about rocket surgery?

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  • White Brad Bad

    That Mitchell and Webb look is a billion times funnier than Peep Show. I'm up to season 4 and it's really hard work. Strange that it's the same two guys.

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  • 970357ers

    Two Ronnies would be proud

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  • TrainInVain

    Mitchell & Webb are a poor man's Fry & Laurie

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  • Sgt. Pepper

    not exactly rocket surgery is it

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  • lot24

    Comedic Timing 101-04, here.

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  • ice la honk

    What I love about this comment section is the endless number of people who feel the need to repeat the obvious fact that part of this jokes brilliance is the anticipation and knowledge of the punchline

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  • James Faulkner II

    how do you know when you meet a fighter pilot? he will tell you.

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  • Kaleb Bruwer

    And they had to talk to eachother anyways because everyone else probably tried to avoid them.

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  • MalcolmCooks

    dr strange meets tony stark

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  • megalexantros

    He sooo had that coming

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  • Abraham Nixon

    To be fair, I think that if one has such a massive intellect, one has earned the right to flaunt it. On that note, I'll have you know that I currently have 2 months of Reddit Gold. Ciao.

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  • Accidently on Purpose

    Ohhhhhhhhhh you crazy Brits and your "humor".

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  • SpaceNavy90

    British "humor"

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  • sithius99

    For God's sake smithers this isn't rocket science it's brain surgery.

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  • Daniel Thyringer

    BBC does look official.

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  • Daniel Thyringer

    Odd Harries brains err on this side.

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  • Daniel Thyringer

    .

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  • Simon Vetter

    The brain surgeon is a classic Hugh Laurie role.

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  • Haas

    How he takes a sip from his drink and is like I got this.

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  • Sean Meredith

    It's great because even though everyone and their Grandma can see the punchline coming, it's still hilarious.

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  • My Name

    It’s not exactly brain surgery is it.

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  • tranche2pain

    This bit is just perfect, makes me giggle no matter how many times i've seen it

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  • mike ggg

    Nine years ago – and still hilarious. You can just feel the unbridled arrogance and you wish…if only there was a one-up. But who……

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  • Jason Luong

    I would like to see what a rocket scientist and a brain surgeon talk about in a setting where they are supposed to talk about nothing. I have been to such a party where it is expected that people just chichat about mundane stuff because no one there really knew anyone else. It's painful to know one is using up valuable time to talk about basically nothing when they are capable of doing more. It's the old social more where no matter how scholastic you are, you are expected to subdue it.

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  • Jack Quantrell

    The upper class version of “I’m Vegan”

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  • Mr Brightside

    Could be the best comedy sketch ever, mind you writing great comedy sketches isn't exactly brain surgery…

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  • IL

    Hahaha

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  • Hugh Jones

    "Not exactly rocket science, is it?" GAME, SET AND MATCH.

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  • Madness by Design

    Love this skit so much…

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  • jabberw0k

    Rob is so good at acting like a complete douche in so many different contexts that I have to wonder what he's like in real life.

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  • Thomas Martin

    1:58 "So that's how that feels"

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  • Ruben Hayk

    isnt brain surgery more complex than rocket science?

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  • kaydenpat

    Brain surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, would like to tell you about grain silos disguised as pyramids.

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  • Meijimack

    Robert Webb is masterful in this skit!

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  • Pavel Nechaev

    These capitalistic pigs know thing or two about humor, i'll give'em that.

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  • O O

    yeah, nice job. still, not exactly a liberal arts
    *sobbing

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  • Totalavulsion

    I’m sure this conversation must’ve been had for real somewhere

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  • George Morley

    The beautiful thing about these comments is, although you can see from a mile off that they’re all going to say words to the effect that the beautiful thing about this sketch is although you can see the punchline coming from a mile off but it’s still funny, they still manage to be completely fatuous and redundant.

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  • MonkeyspankO

    Love people bragging at parties!

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  • cool

    average redditor

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  • Sir Digby Chicken Caesar

    It's amazing that someone could think of something, see that almost every other comment on a video is saying the same thing, and then just comment it anyway as if it's the first time..

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  • John Robinson

    Classic.

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  • Rohan Zener

    "Soft" means non-alcoholic; often zero alcoholic volume.

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  • C Smith

    So many people make almost the exact same comment.

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  • Simon Larzn

    A joke everyone can apreciate. Well done.

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  • TheFounderUtopia

    Every time! This hits me right in my giggledick every damn time. XD

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  • Rachel Adcock

    gud 1

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  • PatRibsey

    perfect sketch

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  • DAVID BLURTON

    paul whitehouse chose this as one of his favorite sketches ever,,,,
    just wonderful

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  • Sam

    Quora?

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  • Geoff Brown

    It's satirising the British obsession with status. In France it's really naff to talk about one's job.

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  • SteffMevey

    Classic 😂

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  • Robert Stevens

    Every bloody no-it-all comments the predictable punch line. Bloody Brain Surgeons

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  • David Smith

    Awesome sketch.

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  • Evan Jones

    Rocket Science?

    It's not exactly Numberwang Science is it…

    Now that stuff's complicated

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  • Sulaiman Daud

    I want David Mitchell cast as Reed Richards in a Fantastic Four movie

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  • Joe Jasat

    Must’ve been a hard sketch to make. Then again it’s not exactly brain surgery

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  • JP Brooks

    Two words: Ben Carson

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  • forestsoceansmusic

    Of all the many things I love about this sketch, the thing I love most about it is that it has been uploaded with decent video quality (unlike many amateur uploaders [usually Smack The Pony for some reason] who use 240p : (

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  • Cosmik Debris

    I've actually met surgeons that really are like that.

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  • pintatatphpaobe

    1:30 that guy gets it straight away lmao

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  • Jeff

    The best skit ever

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  • pwuk

    making a good salad, that's rocket science

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  • Brandon S

    This makes me want to become a brain surgeon.

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  • Emery R

    My TAG teacher showed us this a few years ago and I wish I could see her but she’s teaching in Japan now
    🙁
    She was the best teacher ever and I feel bad for anyone that didn’t get to have her as a teacher

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  • Evgenii Neumerzhitckii

    I stopped laughing very soon since I realised that I'm THAT type of a person with inflated ego.

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  • uncleambient

    This is like a classic Two Ronnies sketch 🙂

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  • Andrew van der Vaart

    Needs more comments about how you can see the punchline coming but it’s still funny

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  • Jack Magnell

    Well I'm still here.

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  • Name

    I’m an accountant. OH THATS GOOD

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  • paul fogarty

    I can't believe it's not butter.

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  • Kristian Stipe

    I can watch this a hundred times; I still laugh my head off. Best sketch ever!

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  • Manh nguyen van

    OMG brilliant. Don't know what to say

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  • Ian Gill

    boom!

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  • Kent Nebergall

    Where's Elon Musk (SpaceX, Neurolink) when you need him?

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  • Adrian Williams

    Still better than vegans

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  • Money Cat

    How many "You can see the punchline coming from a mile away but…" comments should there be on total below this video? I think we're still missing a few

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  • shieldsdundee

    Liked by 30K people, disliked by 330 Brain surgeons

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  • JPINFV

    Of course the real joke is "How do you hide $100 from a brain surgeon? Give it to their kid."

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  • David Garcia

    I love how the punchline just comes out of nowhere. Totally didn't expect that!

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  • Darth KEK

    I don't get it.

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  • Yassine Yachou

    as a brain surgeon i do agree

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  • Gus

    nerds

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  • Mads Feierskov

    "It's not exactly rocket surgery" is my favorite bad joke to make.

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  • Pat Popov

    I love this sketch because the punchline comes like a sledgehammer out of nowhere.

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  • O_Myst

    Very Funny show; not as funny as peep show.

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  • GEM4sta

    What's most interesting about this sketch is that I consider brain surgery far more impressive and difficult than rocket science.

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  • Mazen A

    This sketch shows what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.

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  • Zanded

    2019?

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