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Cunk on Britain "The Third Episode"


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    JVCKSN 11 ай бұрын +3074

    "Darwin eventually evolved himself... into a corpse."
    Best way to view death.

    • sexobscura
      sexobscura 6 күн бұрын

      still prefer DEVO

    • Gus Arango
      Gus Arango 25 күн бұрын

      "And then evolved again into worms... and dust."

    • Lana Lan
      Lana Lan Ай бұрын

      Christ too early....8

    • Tamara Jacobs
      Tamara Jacobs Ай бұрын

      Isn't that true of all of us?

    • Tutankhamen II
      Tutankhamen II Ай бұрын

      But not before using his techniques to evolve into a scientist.

  • Leigh Tomlinson
    Leigh Tomlinson 11 ай бұрын +1785

    The Victorian era produced more Victorian writers than any other period in history 😂

      SALIM MWAURA 2 күн бұрын

      @Pauline Gallagher haha. This woman is just perfect.

    • Pauline Gallagher
      Pauline Gallagher 2 күн бұрын +1

      @SALIM MWAURA lol you beat me to it

    • editedbysummer
      editedbysummer 13 күн бұрын +1

      The fact I read that as she said it, is so strange 😂

      SALIM MWAURA 20 күн бұрын +16

      Queen Elizabeth was born right in time for the Elizabethan era

  • Isabella Angeline
    Isabella Angeline 5 ай бұрын +2752

    This woman is a comedic genius as are all the writers. I haven’t laughed this hard since the pandemic started. Feels good, man.

    • hotdogstratus
      hotdogstratus 6 күн бұрын

      ​@Sonya Blade's BootyNo one has ever been inspired by anyone ever.

    • Newsbender
      Newsbender 15 күн бұрын

      @Joe Miller perhaps at the utter absurdity of the lies.

    • Avalon Justin
      Avalon Justin 24 күн бұрын


    • brainswashedthisways
      brainswashedthisways Ай бұрын +1

      They are *all* so good 😂

    • dildonius
      dildonius Ай бұрын +1

      @Mark Gaszman Same comedic genre though. Anyone channel surfing and landing on the various BBC channels could easily spend a significant amount of time watching the show under the assumption that it's a legitimate BBC docu-series before inevitably experiencing enough "Wait...what?" moments to realize it's a big fat satirical spoof on those kinds of shows. Just as could be with _The Day Today/Brass Eye_ only there, instead of spoofing BBC docu-serieses it spoofed BBC & Channel 4 nightly news & 24-hour news programming. With _Monty Python,_ the show was in many ways one big spoof of EVERYTHING that BBC broadcast in the late 1960s & early 1970s, albeit a bit less deadpan and more overt in the comedy with the live audience and all.
      Madame Cunk is continuing that fine Bri'ish comedic TRADITION though.

  • Emajenus
    Emajenus 4 ай бұрын +706

    It's insane how seriously she speaks when everything coming out of her mouth is a joke. She's really gifted.

    • M.N. eXecutor
      M.N. eXecutor Ай бұрын +1

      I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE KEEPS A STRAIGHT FACE! No way i could say things that funny and not let on i knew what i was doing, it really is a gift

    • mm Mar
      mm Mar 2 ай бұрын

      Gifted? Really?

    • John Dawkins
      John Dawkins 2 ай бұрын +3

      I agree, it's almost like she's acting

  • Sea of Tranquility
    Sea of Tranquility 2 жыл бұрын +6123

    ‘Babbage never foresaw the terrible consequences of his invention, a machine that would autocorrect his name to cabbage, every single time.’

    • Nine Owands
      Nine Owands 11 күн бұрын +1

      🤣🤣🤣 im dying let me catch my breath, okay okay Im good 🤣🤣

    • PandemoniumMeltDown
      PandemoniumMeltDown 11 күн бұрын

      @Alexander I think it would be most unfair to exclude the Star Wars Christmas Special. Chewbacca's whole family is in there! Or is it where you draw the line?

    • U I
      U I 14 күн бұрын


    • cuttlefishagain
      cuttlefishagain 28 күн бұрын

      yeah that made me laugh out loud

    • Frank Odilon
      Frank Odilon Ай бұрын +1

      Jack the reaper was from the Royal family.
      It only that family that can get away with any crime

  • I_Live_Under_A_Bridge
    I_Live_Under_A_Bridge 5 ай бұрын +778

    The way he answered "Mr. Tickle" while looking terrified is just peak comedy!

    • Pat Hopewell
      Pat Hopewell 2 күн бұрын

      I take my hat off to him. I have a Masters in literature, and look up to him as highly intellectual. Ron Byron!!😅

    • kim hill
      kim hill 11 күн бұрын

      He never laughed once. Tremendous.

    • Justin Hopkins
      Justin Hopkins Ай бұрын +5

      @Greg Gray Agreed. He’s gorgeous.

    • Greg Gray
      Greg Gray 3 ай бұрын +14

      @lisa sommerlad he himself being athing of beauty - i want more!

    • lisa sommerlad
      lisa sommerlad 3 ай бұрын +9

      It was a thing of beauty.

  • Alexander S
    Alexander S 2 жыл бұрын +1430

    "The death of queen Victoria reduced the number of women in British politics by 100%" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Ed Jones
    Ed Jones 2 жыл бұрын +3828

    The fact that the academic from the London university appears always just about on the verge of crying really makes this episode

    • priceandpride
      priceandpride 3 ай бұрын

      They’re brains were on fire with her questions

    • Logarhythmic
      Logarhythmic 4 ай бұрын +5

      @Dorian Jigje I read they were told two things before the interview: 1) It's for a comedy show 2) Pretend it's for a children's show

    • rolling wave
      rolling wave 4 ай бұрын

      @Norm Appleton You mean to say you don’t know the Mr Men books?!!😲

    • Norm Appleton
      Norm Appleton 4 ай бұрын

      @rolling wave Is that like a teletubbie or some Scottish thing?

  • egel
    egel 11 ай бұрын +2390

    "Animals who were dead are less likely to reproduce than live ones."
    Quite a controversial sentence there.

    • Dena Wagner
      Dena Wagner Ай бұрын +1

      @tolkienfan1972 🤣🤣🤣 We're not all that lame.

    • David Plumer
      David Plumer 3 ай бұрын

      If they identify as dead...

    • shurethang
      shurethang 4 ай бұрын

      I don't know why that statement from her alone made me break down and cry laughing.

    • tolkienfan1972
      tolkienfan1972 4 ай бұрын +6

      At least 90% of americans watching this think it's serious. 30% believe the evolution part is actual history, and are preparing a protest.

    • Svnny
      Svnny 4 ай бұрын +1

      ​@Life Happens Okay great.

  • albino_penguin
    albino_penguin 4 ай бұрын +278

    I love that she crossed all the voting boxes, ticked one then they hold the camera angle on her and a sign saying "put a cross in only one box.
    It's the small details that show the writers care.

    • Jacqueline Ann
      Jacqueline Ann 4 ай бұрын +25

      This had me my crying, she looks so pleased with herself when she's putting the ballot in the box and it's not going to count.

  • WabiSabi
    WabiSabi 9 ай бұрын +1353

    "With its year-round sunshine and abundant food, Australia was seen the perfect place to send its murderers." This stuff is absolutely hilarious.

    • Chad Melonite
      Chad Melonite 9 күн бұрын +1

      That would be "year-round sunshine".

    • Travis draws stuff
      Travis draws stuff Ай бұрын +2

      I always made the joke the British made Australia a prison colony because they hadn't found Canada yet.

    • Kelly Harbeson
      Kelly Harbeson 3 ай бұрын

      @Murph out of the frying pan, into the freezer?

    • Highview Barbell
      Highview Barbell 4 ай бұрын

      @Paper Camera nah ya I get ya I just thought it's funny that you weren't outraged that nobody could be that hot, just that only SOME parts of Australia get that hot so the odds are against him living there

  • Yoshi
    Yoshi 5 ай бұрын +501

    "must be a good book if you can overlook the fact that he slept with his sister" dead

  • Christopher Prentice
    Christopher Prentice 4 жыл бұрын +1960

    "Why would you want to turn a pig into a cow? Pigs are quite good at being pigs, and cows are relatively good at being cows." I love the experts in this series

    • Josiah L
      Josiah L 25 күн бұрын

      @Pottenger's Human Nah, they would always be distinct from cows because their route to reach cow-like status will necessarily be different. They would work from a different base and get to a different place through a different process. At best they could just be similar to cows.
      And by the time they became cow-like, cows would already be different anyway.

    • The1ProdiG
      The1ProdiG 3 ай бұрын

      @Edward Ashford I know it’s been 3 years but this is the response I wish she would have had 😂 Bravo mate

    • deva pala
      deva pala 4 ай бұрын

      because "some animals are more equal than others"

    • MrCrazyeyes07
      MrCrazyeyes07 4 ай бұрын +4

      Feral pig population are out of control in some places. Pigs are crazy good at being pigs. But cows are mid, if there weren’t any humans, water buffalo, yaks, and bison would be able to out compete them.

    • Averon god of Fire
      Averon god of Fire 4 ай бұрын +1

      My boy knew what conversation he was having and brought a shield for the thunder

  • Kiwi K
    Kiwi K 10 ай бұрын +556

    “Despite the spoiler in its title, Oliver’s Twist doesn’t have a twist at the end - which come to think of it, is a brilliant twist in itself” amazing

    • Y
      Y 2 күн бұрын

      That’s how clever Dickings was.

    • Malte Schaper
      Malte Schaper 12 күн бұрын +1

      I love how proud she looks into the camera when she "comes to think of it".

  • goodman2050
    goodman2050 2 жыл бұрын +1113

    British humor is unbeatable.

    • squire haggard
      squire haggard 22 күн бұрын

      @D Wsee, again with the Brit humor. Your killing’ me!!😅😅

    • Julian Waugh
      Julian Waugh Ай бұрын

      So is German!

    • iKandy
      iKandy Ай бұрын +1

      Humour is subjective. A lot of what people call British humour doesn’t travel when in different countries. Doesn’t mean it’s more or less funny, it’s just different.

    • AJ W
      AJ W 2 ай бұрын


    • Bruno soucanye de landevoisin
      Bruno soucanye de landevoisin 3 ай бұрын

      I’m French and yes i’m agree. I don't why but I love your humoristique sense. You are the best with the Belgians.

  • m0L3ify
    m0L3ify 5 ай бұрын +172

    I love how angry the expert looks when she has to explain where steam comes from 😂

    • Autismo
      Autismo 18 күн бұрын +4

      At that moment it was coming out of her ears.

    • Andrew Falconer
      Andrew Falconer 2 ай бұрын +7

      She was not having it that day lol.

  • Hokie200proof
    Hokie200proof 2 жыл бұрын +776

    Her interview subjects were absolute stars in this. Prof. Greg Dart (the first interview about the romantics) delivered the greatest straight man performance I've ever seen.

    • Hokie200proof
      Hokie200proof 22 күн бұрын +1

      ​@Ana Carolina I just saw that, my new favorite part!!!

    • Steve L.
      Steve L. 22 күн бұрын +4

      He asked her how the poem about the man from Nantucket ended. He knew exactly what he was doing.

    • Julie May
      Julie May 27 күн бұрын +1

      Go Hokies!

    • Definitely Not Dingse!
      Definitely Not Dingse! 2 ай бұрын +3

      He was so funny

    • Greg Gray
      Greg Gray 3 ай бұрын +3

      i could watch them banter all day

  • Denise King
    Denise King 3 ай бұрын +60

    I shouldn't have listened to this while recovering from pneumonia. I almost coughed myself to death through laughing so much!

  • Zam Nodorszk
    Zam Nodorszk 4 жыл бұрын +2134

    The most subtle joke in the intro has to be "to understand where Britain is heading, we have to look behind us"

      SALIM MWAURA 7 күн бұрын +1

      Now I get it 😅😅

    • M Holton
      M Holton 20 күн бұрын

      @odibex dude your so angry, all he said was that your life is so good that %99 of humans who have ever lived would kill their own mother's just to swap places, so all the nihilism about the state of the country is pretty pathetic when you take everything into account.

    • Matthew Jamison
      Matthew Jamison Ай бұрын +1

      @Ellie #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim People still debate whether he said it or not. "History is nothing but a fable wrote by the victor" ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

    • Ellie  #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim
      Ellie #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim Ай бұрын +1

      @B mcGoo how was Churchill fascist?

  • Mar_Man
    Mar_Man  Жыл бұрын +723

    "Workers did long thankless hours, with no breaks and low pay, in a squalid and threatening environment -- conditions unthinkable today to anyone who isn't a junior doctor."
    As a physician in the US, this hit way too close to home :D

    • Ruben
      Ruben 28 күн бұрын +1

      Also for nurses etc though

    • mysticmeg111
      mysticmeg111 2 ай бұрын +6

      She is speaking the truth- no joking at all. I am a retired RN and junior drs are treated terribly . Even when really tired they perform well and are not idiots.

    • Madri Dista
      Madri Dista 3 ай бұрын +5

      Neurosurgery junior doctor from Germany here - this is SO on point it made my stomach twist...

    • lisa sommerlad
      lisa sommerlad 3 ай бұрын +12

      Unfirtunately, it is very similar, and i find it morally wrong. Patients need sane doctors, not sleep deprived idiots.

    • Lesat Morhaim
      Lesat Morhaim 4 ай бұрын +48

      Junior doctor (resident) from the Philippines here. 30+ hr shifts, 36C weather with broken AC, and tuberculosis everywhere. All for 16,000 pesos ($275) a month after taxes. Very relatable 😂

  • Eric Blair
    Eric Blair 4 жыл бұрын +762

    Watched her on BBC last night, best quote of that ep was 'He wanted Parliament to be dissolved but nobody could find a big enough glass of water.'

    • Philippe De Deken
      Philippe De Deken 4 ай бұрын


    • joiski
      joiski 11 ай бұрын


    • Beakford Flappering
      Beakford Flappering 2 жыл бұрын +3

      shouldnt you be in the hague war crimes tribunal? LOL
      (line from stewart less, comdedeien)

  • Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson 5 ай бұрын +205

    “He came up with a theory, that said that animals who were dead, were far less likely to reproduce than those that were alive” 😂😂😂😂 LOL’ing

    • maniscalcane
      maniscalcane 2 ай бұрын +4

      Pretty accurate description of the theory tho

    • K1RTB
      K1RTB 4 ай бұрын +5

      More intuitive than „survival of the fittest“.

    • Mark Hardwick
      Mark Hardwick 4 ай бұрын +14

      It’s so funny and also it’s actually not the worst summary of evolution by natural selection 😂

  • Jena
    Jena 4 ай бұрын +38

    "I'll be starting sentences in one location - and finishing them in another." 😅 Classic trope. They must've watched a lot of real historical docos to nail all these clichés and it's brilliant.

  • // m3ssitdoeweout
    // m3ssitdoeweout 4 ай бұрын +84

    19:21 "so why was that considered entertaining" had me on my knees this woman is a miracle

  • whatever whatever
    whatever whatever 2 жыл бұрын +1227

    "It was immediately obvious to anyone that slavery was wrong, that's why it was only allowed to continue for hundreds of years."

    • M Holton
      M Holton 20 күн бұрын

      @Lilith .J nope, it's not a British pass time to point out that slavery was good or that it never happened.
      But it is the smart persons pass time to point out that everyone on earth has both slave owning and slave ancestors and that European civilisation was the first to cause the global end of the slave trade being a mainstream legal industry.

    • M Holton
      M Holton 20 күн бұрын

      @David MacAart what are you talking about? You could find such prominent African slaves who lived in the south better life styles than that of most white men, but it doesn't change the fact that most Atlantic slaves lived horrible lives, same applies to Roman slaves.
      As a slav taken by the Mongols, sure you could end up cleaning the dust out of some nobles tent and be given spare time and in some cases a form of payment, but you could also spend the rest of your life working the fields of Crimea tasting your masters boot. Same as the Atlantic slaves just different geography.
      This obsessive take on the uniqueness. Atlantic slave trade is so un historical it's almost nieve.

    • Ellie  #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim
      Ellie #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim Ай бұрын

      let me guess, there’s a bunch of replies here that consider the quote controversial. smh

    • AJ W
      AJ W 2 ай бұрын

      @Rifle Eyez if my white, poor, European ancestors were agriculturalists and immigrated to the New World after 1865, do I still have to be held responsible for slavery, for what someone else's ancestors did? 🤔

  • Stig Pedersen
    Stig Pedersen 2 жыл бұрын +303

    So cleverly made - intelligent humour with sharp comments.
    Philomena is perfect for this.

    • Docolin Dan
      Docolin Dan 11 ай бұрын +27

      Perfect? She is Philomenal!

  • Pusher _13
    Pusher _13 2 жыл бұрын +178

    Had a smile on my face from start to finish.
    She’s hilarious.

  • shubham mundhra
    shubham mundhra 5 ай бұрын +138

    Asking stupid questions to experts... My favorite genre of comedy

  • madisafriend
    madisafriend  Жыл бұрын +176

    The fact that I just had an existential crisis when she asked about why planes don’t boil when going through clouds if they’re made of boiling water really sums up this episode for me

    • barbh1
      barbh1 2 ай бұрын +1

      The response was that she'd better ask a meteorologist. Touche! :-D

    • Fred
      Fred 4 ай бұрын

      @Mr Black y

    • Mr Black
      Mr Black 4 ай бұрын

      @Fred I mean, no, it doesn't need to be hot to be gaseous. There's water in the air around you and I hope you're not boiling

    • יוסף אריה קהן
      יוסף אריה קהן 4 ай бұрын +3

      I actually Googled to find out why clouds don't fall down if they are made of ice and water. The answer that I found was that the particles are too small. It's kinda like dust, how that doesn't fall

    • Fred
      Fred 4 ай бұрын

      @Neolexious Neolexian ye when it is still gaseous is needs to be hot. But not physicist talk about steam, when they talk about the condensed water. So that "steam" is the same as in clouds.

  • 2eleven48
    2eleven48 2 ай бұрын +12

    Let's not ignore the writers of this and other episodes. Their wit and play on words and satire are to be hailed as true and great British humour.

  • Maya M
    Maya M 4 жыл бұрын +829

    i spat out my tea at 'by ron' this is a fucking masterpiece

  • Jeremy Solomon
    Jeremy Solomon 11 ай бұрын +184

    16:11 "It was immediately obvious to anyone that slavery was wrong, which was why it was only allowed to continue for hundreds of years" I died XD

    • Yo momma
      Yo momma 11 ай бұрын +11

      @J Shepard you have a predictable pfp

    • J Shepard
      J Shepard 11 ай бұрын +3

      Thought that was a very predictable joke. Just me?

  • Maryam bint Ghassani
    Maryam bint Ghassani 10 ай бұрын +302

    "Who's your favourite Mr. Man?"
    "Mr Tickle."
    Props for the poise on that counter-attack, sir. She tested you and you passed.

    • barbh1
      barbh1 2 ай бұрын

      Reminiscent of Ali G interviewing Noam Chomsky.

    • Gregory Boatswain
      Gregory Boatswain 4 ай бұрын +12

      @Jason Porter Originally they weren't. But I think the character has been around for so long that they are wise to it now. Although I suppose some of them might still be caught off guard.

    • Jason Porter
      Jason Porter 4 ай бұрын +10

      I still haven't figured out if the interviewees are in on the joke but I like to imagine they are not.

    • Darren Robinson
      Darren Robinson 5 ай бұрын +15

      And the BAFTA for "most uncomfortable interviewee in a musical or comedy goes to ....."

  • Ernesto Martinez
    Ernesto Martinez 4 ай бұрын +202

    - "He was your favorite?"
    - "YEAH!".
    - "The one who slept with his sister?".

    • JollyFighter731
      JollyFighter731 2 ай бұрын +8

      „Must’ve been a pretty good book, if you can overlook that he slept with his sister“

  • Why Yes
    Why Yes 4 ай бұрын +30

    Referring to history as a 'sort of rear view mirror into time' might be something written to be comical but it's actually very philosophical and a fairly intelligent term. I love it, if Dianne is writing this stuff she's an absolute genius.

    • Wojciech Ficek
      Wojciech Ficek 4 ай бұрын +5

      The end credits say who writes it, feel free to congratulate them as well

  • Paul M
    Paul M 5 ай бұрын +83

    “Even though, at the time, half the men in Britain were women.” Sides still hurting from the laughter.

  • John Costello
    John Costello 2 жыл бұрын +654

    " These days people pay thousands of pounds to visit the sun kissed islands of the Caribbean. In the seventeen hundreds you could go there for free. If you were black ...and didn't want to go there "

    • Arthur Rubents
      Arthur Rubents 4 ай бұрын +4

      That one had got me. 🤣

    • C R
      C R 10 ай бұрын +19

      I literally yelped out loud

  • MostlyPlaymobil
    MostlyPlaymobil 10 ай бұрын +67

    This is THE BEST historical programme about Great Britain I've seen in the past 5 years. Really. Although it's comedy it still has a better sense of history than most.

  • HypeShot27
    HypeShot27 4 ай бұрын +119

    I had no idea the 1980s sitcom Brush Strokes was such a prominent cultural phenomenon throughout every period of British history.

    • tweaker1bms
      tweaker1bms 10 күн бұрын +1

      @Montserrat Rivera I remember turning the tv off as quick I as could whenever it came on, for fear that jam would be directly pumped in my home.

    • Montserrat Rivera
      Montserrat Rivera 22 күн бұрын +3

      That and the dance hit Pump up the jam by Technotronic

    • Adz Dahlman
      Adz Dahlman 3 ай бұрын

      @lisa sommerlad yeah , me too , much like Hale and Pace had been ; until , some genius brought them to mind recently ~ I was quite annoyed , if ever anything designed to entertain didn't . Hope I haven't ruined your day .

    • lisa sommerlad
      lisa sommerlad 3 ай бұрын +3

      @Adz Dahlman i had forgotten that i had forgotten it.

  • Big Sam!
    Big Sam! 4 ай бұрын +83

    I know she says it all the time but I still laugh when she says
    “Hello, who are you?”

  • Bowie E
    Bowie E Ай бұрын +22

    Four years ago?? She's been around for this long and y'all just now shared her with the rest of the world on Netflix? 😭 She's brilliant lol

  • hotpink000
    hotpink000 5 ай бұрын +119

    I absolutely lost it when she referred to cumberbatch as alien 😂

  • Paddy le Blanc
    Paddy le Blanc 4 жыл бұрын +679

    "a face like Alfred Hitchcock watching a dog drown" Man I love this woman.

    • Marcus Rotkirch
      Marcus Rotkirch 11 ай бұрын +37

      At 7:33 "Their untrammelled sexual passion is evident in every photograph of them" is even better 😂

    • Edward Oberon
      Edward Oberon 2 жыл бұрын +8


  • John Rudy
    John Rudy 14 күн бұрын +4

    Her timing and fluid movement from one idiotic statement to another is perfect.

  • Ana Soto
    Ana Soto 2 ай бұрын +11

    She is a genius, I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. I’ve been binge watching all her videos since I discovered her

  • K3NnY_G
    K3NnY_G 2 ай бұрын +7

    This is comedy gold, the presenter, the writers. Everyone's just nailing it.

  • Patrick Brawner
    Patrick Brawner 3 жыл бұрын +220

    It cracks me up how serious the experts seem to address her questions, lol.

    • Ellie  #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim
      Ellie #PutinsMommyNeverHuggedHim Ай бұрын

      @Stiffd1 cringe

    • Stiffd1
      Stiffd1 11 ай бұрын +1

      @Jagar Tharn Agree! Wit of Brits.

    • Jagar Tharn
      Jagar Tharn 11 ай бұрын +19

      @Stiffd1 That doesn't make it less funny. Realistic reactions to her would be 99% boring as hell, confusion, refusal to engage further, leaving.

    • S S
      S S 11 ай бұрын +4

      @Stiffd1 wooooshh

    • General KweîžəŘ
      General KweîžəŘ 11 ай бұрын +12

      @Stiffd1 thank you captain obvious

  • robert perez
    robert perez Ай бұрын +6

    She has the demeanor of a witless young girl her voice like a child, and yet her delivery
    of every punch line is phenomenal, her comedic timing is flawless , she is without doubt
    a genius actor, I 'm forever and ever until I die , perhaps further her no. ONE fan!!

  • garhull11
    garhull11 4 жыл бұрын +722

    "conditions unthinkable for anyone who isn't a junior doctor" savage

    • Ai
      Ai 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Chris Needham humor and laughter is a social activity that’s why :)

    • Bea Viets
      Bea Viets 2 жыл бұрын +1


    • William Chamberlain
      William Chamberlain 2 жыл бұрын +4

      My sister is a GP: try to stay awake while you're being treated by a junior doc on rotation.

    • Chris Needham
      Chris Needham 4 жыл бұрын +23

      @Terry Platt ....... I get as much laughter reading the comments (things people pick out) as I do watching the video

    • Terry Platt
      Terry Platt 4 жыл бұрын +77

      'Babbage never foresaw the terrible consequences of his invention - a machine that would auto-correct his name to Cabbage every single time' - brilliant, classic line!

  • andrietsa
    andrietsa 11 ай бұрын +105

    I love that 100 yards stare she has when she gets answers to her silly questions

  • clariphonication
    clariphonication 2 жыл бұрын +199

    "The idea that man and ape were close relatives was considered both hilarious and shocking; a bit like Graham Norton, but with more profound consequences for humankind".

    • maynan3
      maynan3 2 жыл бұрын +4


  • Janine Alexander
    Janine Alexander 4 ай бұрын +9

    Diane Morgan is so funny! Don't know how she keeps a straight face sometimes. A big shout out to Charlie Brooker too for co-writing this series!

  • Dopravní Poradce
    Dopravní Poradce  Жыл бұрын +71

    Best episode so far. I giggled the whole time, which is unheard of for me... :-) Now I know who's Ron! :-) Diane Morgan is a genius! I love her humor passionately.

  • Josh
    Josh 4 ай бұрын +40

    "You could go there for free...if you were Black and didn't want to go there "
    That took me out 😂😬

  • vibovitold
    vibovitold  Жыл бұрын +66

    - Talk me through the events that led up to the moment where Charles Darwin invented the monkey.
    - Darwin didn't... invent the monkey, noone invented a monkey.
    - Okay, well: talk me through the events that led up to the moment where Charles Darwin didn't invent the monkey.

    • Zalu Skowsky
      Zalu Skowsky 13 күн бұрын

      Solid Belly Laugh Material

  • Devashish Vaidya
    Devashish Vaidya 2 жыл бұрын +54

    This is British comedy at it’s best 😂

  • lilly Tayer
    lilly Tayer 4 жыл бұрын +112

    26:21 killed me when she tried to open the door 🤣🤣🤣

    • Ernst Schmidt
      Ernst Schmidt 4 ай бұрын

      tbh it was kinda funny cute

    • Jake Alden
      Jake Alden 2 жыл бұрын +7

      lilly Tayer I watched it 10 times and it only got funnier😂

  • Princess bunny
    Princess bunny 4 ай бұрын +29

    “We don’t even know if he died… he could be.. you, and thats terrifying cause you’d have no way of knowing” THIS SHIT IS JUST SO
    GOLD 😹😹

  • OmegaMapDesign
    OmegaMapDesign 3 жыл бұрын +224

    Absolutely love that she keeps calling Dickens "Dickings"

    • Marilena Fourli
      Marilena Fourli Ай бұрын

      In the previous episode she refers to Middle Evil years. !

    • Pa Trick
      Pa Trick 4 ай бұрын +5

      Was it before or after the industrial revelation?

    • Re-Unbox
      Re-Unbox 11 ай бұрын +8

      And he died....forever

  • Hobart W
    Hobart W 2 ай бұрын +9

    I can't imagine the planning and editing put into these shows. They are meticulous.

  • alg11297
    alg11297 4 жыл бұрын +105

    This is very funny even for this American. Now and again I've missed some references but it's almost non-stop funny. Good show.

    • odd-looking-dude :P
      odd-looking-dude :P 4 жыл бұрын +2

      Watch Ep.1 & 2. Far more funnies. Pretty much every sentence has a treat in it 😀

    • Eric Blair
      Eric Blair 4 жыл бұрын +1

      alg11297 You have excellent taste!

  • Christoph Cooper
    Christoph Cooper 2 жыл бұрын +103

    "The oranges of the peaches" omg, I almost dieded

    • Katherine Tutschek
      Katherine Tutschek 4 күн бұрын +1

      ​@Luis Fernando Astorga Don't feel bad, I just got it now too😂

    • Luis Fernando Astorga
      Luis Fernando Astorga  Жыл бұрын +2

      As an English as a second language speaker, I thank you for helping me finally get that joke

  • Online Friend
    Online Friend  Жыл бұрын +218

    5:04 "Austin wrote novels ... filled with words it's almost impossible to care about"
    - GCSE English Literature in a nutshell

    • N. R.
      N. R.  Жыл бұрын +11

      FasCinating! :)

  • Violasax
    Violasax 4 ай бұрын +10

    This is simply hilarious, but equally informative and fascinating. Genius.

  • شعیب اکرم چوہدری
    شعیب اکرم چوہدری 2 ай бұрын +8

    I love the perplexed and irritated faces of expert whenever she posts a daunting question. Such a genius 😂

  • Khalid Hasan Zibon
    Khalid Hasan Zibon 5 ай бұрын +40

    "...which is four more than Fast & Furious." She is casually spitting out some hilarious lines! 😆

  • Ethan
    Ethan 4 жыл бұрын +133

    “She looked like Alfred Hitchcock watching a dog drown” best line in the episode and maybe the series lmaooo

    • Adam H
      Adam H 3 ай бұрын

      agreed, this one was my favorite

    • parisbreakfast
      parisbreakfast 2 жыл бұрын +7

      Too many great lines to count imho

  • L M
    L M Ай бұрын +5

    I can’t believe that I haven’t caught wind of this woman before now. Where the hell have I been anyway? She’s utterly hilarious.

  • Dick Richard
    Dick Richard 4 ай бұрын +26

    She interviews the most patient people in Britain 😂

  • Edgar Escobedo
    Edgar Escobedo 4 ай бұрын +7

    Maybe it's one of your friends or neighbors, or maybe it's you. You'd have no way of knowing and that's terrifying.
    Her deadpan delivery has me splitting with laughter each time, her quotes 😂 🤣

  • Fotosynthesis858
    Fotosynthesis858 Ай бұрын +4

    “It was immediately obvious to anyone that slavery was wrong. Which is why it was only allowed to continue for hundreds of years.” 🤣 Phelomena is a fricken genius & why she isn’t more famous is beyond me! GIVE THIS WOMAN HER OWN SHOW!!!

  • Mokujin San
    Mokujin San 5 ай бұрын +45

    I love the Brush Strokes intro expertly crafted into each episode. 👌😂

  • Brad McLean
    Brad McLean 4 жыл бұрын +242

    The Literary expert was awesome. He just went along with the farce.

    • Michael Wright
      Michael Wright 2 жыл бұрын +6

      Always get faintly disappointed when the academics clock they're in a satire and play along tbf

    • Alexandra
      Alexandra 2 жыл бұрын +51

      I love that he turned the tables on her and asked how the Nantucket limerick ended.

    • GameAndStory.com
      GameAndStory.com 4 жыл бұрын +52

      Who's your favourite Mr Man?
      Mr Tickle probably.
      I died.

  • Brian Hurry
    Brian Hurry 4 ай бұрын +10

    I wonder how many people died of a heart attack while laughing at this hilarious woman!

  • andx79 _
    andx79 _ 5 ай бұрын +26

    She really brings history to life (like a 2nd grade British street child might)

  • Daniel R
    Daniel R 5 ай бұрын +7

    Who knew that a series narrated by a child stuck in a woman's body could be so hilarious. 🤣

  • Tatenda Tambo
    Tatenda Tambo 11 ай бұрын +58

    13:33 - How does she say these things with a straight face? Her sense of humor is so oddly wonderful.

  • J Z
    J Z 28 күн бұрын +4

    The best part is how all the experts try so hard to give polite and somehow sensible answers to all her bullshit questions. Very British 😂

  • M. xxx
    M. xxx 11 ай бұрын +93

    the "wrong/ron" part took me a few seconds until i bursted out laughing

    • Sort of
      Sort of 11 ай бұрын +4

      by ron . lmao.

  • Johanna.
    Johanna. 2 жыл бұрын +13

    This girl is great, she's asking all the questions regular people ask experts.

  • Dez Perado
    Dez Perado 2 жыл бұрын +33

    13:04 - Chris Packham is always so funny... always plays it totally straight but you can tell in his eyes that he is in on the joke..
    There is a good one of him with Jonathan Pie.... highly recommended..

    • intuitive eevee
      intuitive eevee 2 жыл бұрын +6

      Actually he has aspergers so may be lacking the understanding of sarcastic humour (sincerely someone else with aspergers)

  • Indigo Hammer
    Indigo Hammer 4 ай бұрын +3

    I actually couldn’t watch this series because I was cringing so hard. It’s absolute class

  • Josef Serf
    Josef Serf 2 жыл бұрын +36

    This is how history should be taught.
    With humourous relevancy.

  • 정국Aryan
    정국Aryan 14 күн бұрын +2

    When Greg dart said "so how did it end" I had lost it 😭😂😂😂..idk why it was so funny to me.

  • Evan TYoung
    Evan TYoung 4 жыл бұрын +727

    "Eventually Darwin evolved... into a corpse."

    • Harish Ganesan
      Harish Ganesan 5 ай бұрын

      Favourite line of the episode..

    • Not Interested
      Not Interested 11 ай бұрын +1

      @193Delfin no one mentioned race until you came along ranting and raving.

    • ごんぱちろかまぼこ
      ごんぱちろかまぼこ 11 ай бұрын

      @193Delfin gotdamn 💀

    • Ⰺ
       11 ай бұрын

      @193Delfin Pretty cringe topic tho.

  • ACPGuitar
    ACPGuitar 3 ай бұрын +7

    This series is all killer, no filler, and this episode should come with a warning! 🤣

    • Guy who can't grow a beard
      Guy who can't grow a beard 3 ай бұрын

      I noticed this only a short while back. This series has almost ZERO filler. They had SO much good stuff that they wanted to get out, that they didn't have time to put in bullshit filler. It's jam packed with thoughtfully made content.

  • Digital Distortion
    Digital Distortion 4 ай бұрын +8

    She is so hilarious when she asks this crazy stuff with the straight face and tone like she is dead serious about her questions and comments. 😂😂😂

  • Top Zozzle
    Top Zozzle 9 күн бұрын +2

    To have absurdism done this well is a rare treat. Its perfect!

  • Steve Barker
    Steve Barker 11 күн бұрын +1

    "Jack the Ripper was one of the most antisocial murderers Britain has ever seen." I'm dying.

  • Darren James
    Darren James 10 күн бұрын +1

    I love it when you see the expert slowly realise that they are being set up and play along "Mr Tickle"

  • dog backwards
    dog backwards Ай бұрын +3

    I just love how casually she mispronounces words every now and then

  • Godfrey of Bouillon
    Godfrey of Bouillon 2 ай бұрын +3

    The junior doctor line killed me. So true, and not just in Britain....

  • larry
    larry 4 ай бұрын +4

    14:56 the way she grabs the statue's foot gets me everytime 😂

  • William Benson
    William Benson 4 ай бұрын +7

    I can't remember when I last laughed out loud at an entire episode of anything.

  • Robert Barnier
    Robert Barnier 4 ай бұрын +7

    This is utter comedy genius. 😂

  • melodyssong4916
    melodyssong4916 8 күн бұрын +2

    I almost spit out my drink when she pronounced the C in 'fascinated'. It's the details with this show.

  • rikinhouston
    rikinhouston 4 ай бұрын +10

    "Why would you want turn a pig into a cow?"
    "To see what it's like."

  • Nicola B
    Nicola B 5 ай бұрын +15

    20:45 He became a writer, and began to create some of the most time consuming stories in history

  • Erik M
    Erik M 5 ай бұрын +48

    “Queen Victoria wasn’t always a grumpy, disapproving, sour lady, no. She was once a sour, disapproving beh-beh.”
    “…as well as looking miserable, her other hobby was fashion…even at an early age, she was dressing like a cross between a disillusioned old man and an angry hen.”

  • Scotty ColoradoKid
    Scotty ColoradoKid 4 ай бұрын +4

    I dont know how everybody keeps a straight face; would love to see the bloopers! These writers are just the best, as is Philomena! This is even funnier to us Yanks.....