This is the second episode of the second series of That Mitchell and Webb Look. It is the eighth episode overall. It originally aired February 28th, 2008.[1]


Off-beat comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. A historian has trouble controlling his arms, a super-villain gets bogged down in health and safety, and there's the world's least politically correct panto. And a look behind the scenes at the admirable work the comedy duo do in the local pheasant hospital.[2]

Sketch ListEdit


Picture Title/Description/Cast/Notes
Wavy-Armed Historian#1
Runner: A historian struggles with keeping his arms still while shooting a documentary.
Dame Rape Scene
The parish council demands changes to a risque pageant.
  • Screenwriter #1: David Mitchell
  • Screenwriter #2: Robert Webb
  • Dame Actor: James Bachman
  • Rapist Actress: Sarah Hadland
  • Cinderella Actress: Abigail Burdess
  • Mrs. Edwards: Olivia Colman

Animal Hospital#1
Runner: The veterinarian of an animal hospital walks us through their healing process.
  • Head Veterinarian: Robert Webb
  • Terry: David Mitchell
  • Clive: Mark Evans
  • Veterinary Nurse: Olivia Colman
Wavy-Armed Historian#2
Runner: The historian puts his hands in his pockets to mixed results.
  • Historian: David Mitchell
  • Director: Robert Webb
Numberwang Board Game
Recurring: Numberwang! creates an official board game that's just as convoluted as the original.
  • Host: Robert Webb
  • Dad: David Mitchell
  • Mum: Olivia Colman
  • Timmy: Corey J. Smith
  • Daughter: Emma Sterling
Sensitive Freakshows: The Woman with the Second Head that Won't Stop Calling Her a Bitch
Recurring: A documentary shows a woman with a crude second head.
  • Tina Edwards: Sarah Hadland
  • Announcer: David Mitchell

Colin and Ray: Hostage Negotiation
Recurring: Colin shows Ray, his new co-tenant, the ropes to performing a hostage negotiation.
  • Colin: Robert Webb
  • Ray: David Mitchell
Wavy-Armed Historian#3
Runner: The historian has his hands tied by rope.
  • Historian: David Mitchell
  • Director: Robert Webb
Bond Villain: Evil Plans 1
Recurring: A villain discusses his plans with an unimpressed construction worker.
  • Bond Villain: David Mitchell
  • Ryan Cooch: Robert Webb
Wavy-Armed Historian#4
Runner: The historian is tied to a handling cart.
  • Historian: David Mitchell
  • Director: Robert Webb

Notes A fifth segment to the runner was cut and is included in the deleted scenes for the second series.

Colin and Ray: Pornographic Storylines
Recurring: Ray discusses his job as a pornographic storyline writer.
  • Colin: Robert Webb
  • Ray: David Mitchell
Animal hospital4
Animal Hospital#2
Runner: The veterinarian finds a mistake with the cremation oven.
  • Head Veterinarian: Robert Webb

Lazy Writers: Speedo
Recurring / Runner: The lazy writers present Speedo, an American courtoom drama about a tough attorney in a pair of Speedos that are a bit too tight.
  • Speedo / John Gibson: Robert Webb
  • Andrew Turner: David Mitchell
  • Madam Mayor: Sarah Hadland
  • Janice / Mom: Olivia Colman
  • Alleged Rapist: James Bachman
  • Alleged Thief: Mark Evans
  • Devin Speedo: Laura Aikman
  • Katie Kelly: Unknown
  • Brad Beauford: Unknown
  • Mike Mandley: Unknown
Behind the Scenes: Gay T-Shirt
Rob gets David a T-shirt to make him look gay.
  • Robert Webb: Himself
  • David Mitchell: Himself
Bond Villain: Evil Plans 2
A villain tries to dispose of a reluctant lackey, but safety precautions get in the way.
  • Bond Villain: David Mitchell
  • Hugo: Robert Webb
  • Henchman: James Bachman
  • Lackeys: Olivia Colman, Mark Evans, Unknown
Lazy Writers: Speedo Part II
Recurring / Runner: Due to the original actor dying mid-scene, Speedo had to be re-cast.
  • Speedo / John Gibson: Robert Webb
  • Andrew Turner: David Mitchell
  • New Speedo: Terence Maynard
  • Madam Mayor: Sarah Hadland
  • Poor Black Kid: Daniel Kaluuya


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