This is the third episode of the first series of That Mitchell and Webb Look. It is the third episode overall. It originally aired September 28th, 2006.[1]



Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Includes a new government initiative to simplify asking for a chair in a pub; a clip from the first TV broadcast in history; and a green clarinet that makes you reveal embarrassing truths. With Olivia Colman, James Bachman, Paterson Joseph and Abigail Burdess.

Sketch ListEdit


Picture Title/Description/Cast Sidenotes
Rude Phone Conversation
Blackout: A policeman apologizes for his vicious phone call.
  • Policeman: Robert Webb
Pool Real Estate
A real estate agent tries to sell his clients on a pool.
  • Real Estate Agent: Robert Webb
  • Client #1: David Mitchell
  • Client #2: Olivia Colman
  • Current Owner: James Bachman


Fish and Cushion
The splits of popular duos "Fish and Chip" and "Pin and Cushion" to form the next big thing, "Chip and Pin," leads to some unexpected results.
  • Alan Fish / Roger Pin: Robert Webb
  • Barry Chip / John Cushion: David Mitchell
Honeymoon's Over: Vicar
Recurring: An evil vicar terrorizes two church-goers.
  • Vicar: David Mitchell
  • Church-Goer #1: Robert Webb
  • Church-Goer #2: Olivia Colman
  • "She's gone, child, They've all gone. Banished by the bishop. I know where they're going eventually. In the meantime, Daventry. And we're back." "Who?" "The incredibly horrible and twisted people who are still unaccountably vicars."
  • "I saw you in here last week. I saw you reading the notices and talking about your views and eating other people's biscuits. We were all watching you from the vestry, and we all thought you were a bitch."
Snooker Commentators: Terry McCarthy
Runner / Recurring: Ted and Peter discuss Terry McCarthy and his reckless behavior.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
Numerwang! with Gyles Brandreth
Recurring: Numberwang! returns, this time featuring special guest Gyles Brandreth.
  • Host: Robert Webb
  • Julie: Olivia Colman
  • Simon: Paterson Joseph
  • Gyles Brandreth: Himself
  • Men Behind the Board: David Mitchell and James Bachman
  • Character Introductions: Julie is from Durham and Simon is from space.
  • Rotate the Board: David and James reenact the nativity, playing Joseph and Mary respectively.
  • Wangernumb: Simon wins and is knighted and declared "Lord Simon of Numberwang." Julie loses and is packaged in a box labeled, "Go Away."
  • Gyles Brandreth is the first special guest to appear on the show.
Green Clarinet Man
A man is given a green clarinet that reveals everybody's deepest secrets, but he abuses its powers.
  • Green Clarinet Man: Robert Webb
  • Alan: David Mitchell
  • Managing Director: Gus Brown
  • Grocery Store Woman: Olivia Colman
  • Grocery Store Clerk: Abigail Burdess
  • Waiter: James Bachman
  • Red Tuba Man: Mark Evans
  • The green clarinet was given away in a contest over who could come up with a new sidekick for Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit on the official That Mitchell and Webb Look website. It was won by Kenneth Dunlop.[2]
Behind the Scenes: Typing
David gets angry and Robert's inability to type.
  • David Mitchell: Himself
  • Robert Webb: Himself
The British Broadcasting Corporation: Telephone
Recurring: The British Broadcasting Corporation try to discover if televisions can also be used like phones.
  • Stanley Temp: David Mitchell
  • Host #1: Robert Webb
  • This is the first appearance of the recurring British Broadcasting Corporation sketches.
Friends of the Mystery Gang
Recurring: Two housemates discuss whether or not they should invite Shaggy out of the fear of him bringing his dog.
  • Housemate #1: David Mitchell
  • Housemate #2: Robert Webb
Is This Seat Taken?
A new government intiative seeks to simplify the deed of asking for a chair
  • Committee Spokesman: David Mitchell
  • Man at Bar #1: Mark Evans
  • Man at Bar #2: James Bachman
  • Man at Bar #3: Toby Davies
  • Woman at Bar: Olivia Colman
  • This marks Tobie Davies' first appearance on the show.
The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar: Bunsen Burner
Recurring: Sir Digby and Ginger pay a visit to Great Aunt Marigold and borrow a bunsen burner from Sir Digby's old school.
  • Sir Digby Chicken Caesar: Robert Webb
  • Ginger: David Mitchell
  • Shady Man: James Bachman
  • Great Aunt Marigold: Unknown
  • Man with Flowers: Unknown
Snooker Commentators: Barry Drobin
Recurring / Runner: Ted and Peter discuss Barry's fluked shot.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Robert Webb: Robert Webb
Behind the Scenes: Bird Flu
David is unsure about doing a sketch with the rise of bird flu.
  • David Mitchell: Himself
  • Robert Webb: Himself


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