That Mitchell & Webb Look

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  • 2006
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.0  (9,447)

That Mitchell & Webb Look was a British sketch comedy television show that premiered in 2006 on BBC Two. The show starred comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb, who had previously worked together on the sketch show The Mitchell and Webb Situation and the surreal sitcom Peep Show.

The show was characterized by its irreverent humor, often satirizing British culture and politics, popular media, and everyday life. The sketches were frequently absurd, with Mitchell and Webb playing a range of characters, including hapless bureaucrats, inept detectives, pompous intellectuals, and hapless office workers.

In addition to Mitchell and Webb, the show also featured a talented ensemble cast, including Sarah Hadland, James Bachman, Olivia Colman, and Paterson Joseph. The cast played a variety of memorable characters throughout the show's four-year run, including Hadland's portrayal of Vicky, a ditzy receptionist who was perennially clueless about her job, and Bachman's portrayal of a character simply known as "Sir Digby Chicken Caesar," a delusional, homeless superhero who battled imaginary villains.

The show's humor was often biting and satirical, with sketches lampooning everything from daily life in the office to the British class system. One of the most famous sketches was "Numberwang", a parody of game shows, complete with bizarre rules and nonsensical quiz questions. Another memorable sketch featured Mitchell playing a hapless government worker who was tasked with creating a public information campaign about the dangers of nuclear war.

Despite its irreverent humor, the show was also known for its clever writing and well-crafted jokes. Many of the sketches were based on wordplay or complex puns, and the show had a knack for taking simple concepts and turning them into hilariously absurd scenarios.

That Mitchell & Webb Look was also notable for its visual style, which frequently incorporated surreal or exaggerated elements. The show often used special effects and CGI to create bizarre visuals, such as a giant, anthropomorphic pigeon that terrorized London in one sketch.

While the show was primarily known for its sketch comedy, it also featured a number of recurring characters and running gags. Mitchell and Webb frequently appeared in sketches as their characters Mark and Jeremy from Peep Show, and Olivia Colman played a recurring character named "Sophie" who was always lurking in the background of various sketches.

Overall, That Mitchell & Webb Look was a clever, irreverent sketch comedy show that showcased the talents of some of Britain's funniest comedians. Its blend of biting satire, surreal humor, and clever wordplay made it a hit with audiences and critics alike, and it remains a cult favorite to this day.

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Series 4, Episode 6
6. Series 4, Episode 6
An evil robot in disguise; how to make sure your family is eating enough cat; and why you can't do shop sketches any more. Then, we pay a visit to a very old Sherlock Holmes with Watson by his side, as they face the cruelest enemy of all.
Series 4, Episode 5
5. Series 4, Episode 5
August 10, 2010
Featuring a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac explaining how to read a love poem to a woman addicted to EastEnders and a documentary about documentaries. Plus, a furious argument about christenings and a novel way to end a sketch show.
Series 4, Episode 4
4. Series 4, Episode 4
August 3, 2010
Robert and David introduce a gaggle of sketches you won't see in the main show.
Series 4, Episode 3
3. Series 4, Episode 3
July 27, 2010
More sketch comedy from the quirky world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb. This time Gilbert and Sullivan announce their new opera about a maverick cop - No Nonsense Harry; a very serious actor has a bitter argument with his moustache; and at last the invention of the domestic jetpack! Meanwhile, behind the scenes, David is selling a brand new kind of biscuit.
Series 4, Episode 2
2. Series 4, Episode 2
July 20, 2010
This week's sketches include the conspiracy behind the conspiracy behind the fake fake moon landings and Ted and Peter bring you all the excitement of Late Night Dog Poker.
Series 4, Episode 1
1. Series 4, Episode 1
July 13, 2010
The duo attempt to demonstrate the correct way to talk to Caesar.
  • Premiere Date
    September 14, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (9,447)