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Homeopathic ER

by Ryan Johnson, Feb 09 2010

This week, I’m simply going to share with you a video clip from a UK TV show, that I saw and thought that I should share. This clip comes from a show called That Mitchell & Webb Look. I’m not familiar with the show, other than this and a few other clips from YouTube, But their take on what things would be like if homeopathy were allowed to run even more rampant than they are now, is quite hilarious..


17 Responses to “Homeopathic ER”

  1. This is already a classic — hilarious, and well worth sharing widely. (We all gathered around in the Junior Skeptic studio to enjoy it again just the other day.)

  2. Ricky says:

    Seen it a few months back but it should be on all skeptic sites, it’s hilarious while making a valid point.

  3. kabol says:


    i loved it! now if only there were even more shows out there parodying ghost hunting and media psychics instead of shows that promote them and pay homage to them.

    • kabol says:

      oh yeah — what’s the latest on “the skeptologists” show??!! i checked the site but didn’t see a recent update (maybe i looked in the wrong spot)

  4. James R says:

    Funniest video I’ve seen in ages. Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Kenn says:

    I suppose a fitting sequel would be faith healers in the ER.

  6. Sean Ellis says:

    Mitchell and Webb are well known over here in the UK. The sequel was the nutritionists sketch:

    And they’re not above having a poke at religion, either:

  7. gfunkusarelius says:

    M&W are brilliant, exactly the sort of entertaining skepticism that is so powerful and yet rare. For those of you in the states (like me), you can get past seasons on Netflix or probably other similar renting outlets. This isn’t a one-off skit, they seem have a predominantly skeptical outlook on the world and reflect that in many of their skits, tho i don’t think it comes off asheavy handed- they just make it seem like common sense.

  8. I almost died when I saw this for the first time. Luckily I had wild sage diluted in water at hand so I was able to recover.

  9. Zed says:

    And that’s a numberwang

  10. Paul Fullerton says:

    Comedy is such a good way of exposing the faulty logic behind pseudo-science that a library of these sort of clips should be collected and, if necessary, commissioned from comedians and published on YouTube and linked to by skeptics websites. The skits could target the pseudo-science itself, as this one does, or target particularly objectionable individuals who promote or profit from pseudo-science. Show no mercy!!

  11. Jennifer says:

    I love this one by Mitchell & Webb–“The Atheist Watermelon”

  12. rjh01 says:

    This has already done the rounds. See for example this thread

    Great place to view almost any issue about skeptical issue.

  13. Nexus says:

    Deadly good. I needed that. Keep it up! :D

  14. LeeBgood says:

    Outstanding… this kind of sharp, satirical humor can do more public good than a 100 articles or lectures!

  15. RAYANARI says:

    Dear ladies and gentle men! Why do you waste your precious time and energy abusing HOMEOPATHY? Layman, might not have your intelligence but experience, might not have high academic degrees but common sense ,might not be a scientist but true observer, could read through what you are left in this enlighten electronic medium.