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This is the second episode of the first series of That Mitchell and Webb Look. It is the second episode overall. It originally aired September 14, 2006. [1]

SynopsisEdit

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Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Includes an evil henchman's plea for clearer wording in death threats, a clip from new daytime TV show Coverage of People Buying a House and then Living in it, and a man who can move biscuits with his mind. The snooker commentators are back, and they've rather taken a shine to one of the younger players. With Olivia Colman, James Bachman, Paterson Joseph and Abigail Burdess.[2]

Sketch ListEdit

SketchesEdit

Picture Title/Description/Cast Sidenotes
Coverage1
Coverage of People Buying a House and then Living in It
Runner: Jeff buys a house and puts up some shelves.
Ambiguous
Needlessly Ambiguous Terms
Recurring: A henchman complains about an evil villain's ambiguous terminology for assassination.
  • Evil Villain: David Mitchell
  • Alan: Robert Webb
  • Henchman #2: James Bachman
  • This sketch marks the first appearance of David Mitchell's recurring Bond villain stock character.
Shintysix
Numberwang!: Imaginary Numbers
Recurring: Numberwang! returns, this time featuring Imaginary Numbers and Numberlines.
  • Host: Robert Webb
  • Julie: Olivia Colman
  • Simon: Paterson Joseph
  • Man Behind the Board: David Mitchell
  • Character Introductions: Julie is from Northhampton and Simon is also from Southhampton. Julie has funny stories to tell, but Simon does not.
  • Let's Rotate the Board!: David appears dressed as a news reporter sitting behind a desk.
  • Wangernumb: Simon wins and receives a large bottle. Julie loses, is handcuffed, and escorted by policemen.
Holmeswatson
Dead British Actors: Holmes and Watson
Two British actors alternate playing Sherlock and Watson, with their one-upmanship having violent effects.
  • Alec: David Mitchell
  • Michael: Robert Webb
  • Dickie Whittaker: Gus Brown
  • Actors' Sons: Rory Sandler, Lorcan Kerr
Levitate
Behind the Scenes: Can People Levitate?
David and Robert get in an argument about why Robert would ask such a humiliating question.
  • David Mitchell: Himself
  • Robert Webb: Himself
Coverage2
Coverage of People Who Are Ill in Hospital Receiving Treatment
Runner: Chris and Dave are in the hospital receiving treatment.
  • Edward: David Mitchell
  • Chris: Robert Wobb
  • Dave: James Bachman
  • Gillian: Olivia Colman
Counterfeitmoney
Counterfeit Money
A counterfeiter does a bad job at emulating the pound.
  • Pete: Robert Webb
  • Boss: David Mitchell
Snookerlester1
Snooker Commentators: Chris Lester
Recurring / Runner: Ted and Peter discuss Chris Lester's attractiveness.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
Coverage3
Coverage of People Running a Safari Park
Runner: John looks after the zebras and Mike counts trees.
  • Show Host: Robert Webb
  • Mike: David Mitchell
  • John: James Bachman
  • Gillian: Olivia Colman
Biscuits
Biscuit Telekinesis
Rod accidentally reveals his telekinetic powers at work.
  • Rod: Robert Webb
  • Dan: David Mitchell
  • Jane: Olivia Colman
  • New Boyfriend / Co-worker #2: James Bachman
  • Austin (Voice): Mark Evans?
  • Corner Shop Clerk: Arun Crisp
Snookerlester2
Snooker Commentators: Chris Lester
Recurring / Runner: Ted and Peter continue to muse on Chris' appeal.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
Fetch
You're Not Gonna Get Me This Time
Blackout: Two men play fetch.
  • Man #1: David Mitchell
  • Man #2: Robert Webb
Pugwash
Captain Steven Pugwash
A man accidentally insults his friend when making fun of children's TV shows.
  • Damien (Voice): David Mitchell
  • Friend #1: Robert Webb
  • Friend #2: James Bachman
  • Friend #3: Olivia Colman
Btsgate
Behind the Scenes: Watergategate
David and Robert argue about the "-gate" suffix in "Watergate."
  • David Mitchell: Himself
  • Robert Webb: Himself
Heroin
Christmas with a Heroin Addict
A heroin addict gets some good presents, bad presents, and a whole lot of heroin.
  • Heroin Addict: Robert Webb
  • Family Members: David Mitchell, Abigail Burdess, Olivia Colman, James Bachman
  • Heroin Addict's Mum: Sally Grace
  • Heroin Addict's Grandma: Edna Doré
Crisprapids1
Barry Crisp: Kids Rapids Ride
Recurring / Runner: Barry Crisp gets a customer invested in dropping his child into the rapids.
  • Barry Crisp: David Mitchell
  • Barry's Punter: Robert Webb
  • Son: Lorcan Kerr
  • This sketch marks the first appearance of Barry Crisp.
Snookerlester3
Snooker Commentators: Chris Lester: Part III
Recurring / Runner: Ted and Peter discuss Chris Lester's hairband.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
Crisprapids2
Barry Crisp: Kids Rapids Ride: Part II
Recurring / Runner: Barry Crisp and his tricked customer drop the customer's child into the rapids.
  • Barry Crisp: David Mitchell
  • Barry's Punter: Robert Webb
  • Son: Lorcan Kerr

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