Doctor Mike and Mortician React To “Six Feet Under”

2020-ж., 11-окт.
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Caitlin Doughty is the creator behind the KGworld channel “Ask A Mortician” where she normalizes death and educates her audience about what happens after… well… you know. Being the brilliant mortician she is, I thought it would make a lot of sense for us to not react to a medical drama, but a death drama, so we watched HBO’s Six Feet Under. Despite my years of medical training and experience, there isn’t a lot I know about what happens to the human body after it dies, so Caitlin enlightened me to things such as what happens to prosthetics, the smells of a mortuary, and what happens to your various orifices.
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  • If you see a ghost on your next flight it's probably because they used Grandma's recycled titanium hip socket to make the landing gear, no worries.

    Crafts GaloreCrafts Galore2 саат мурун
  • The collab I’ve been waiting for!!!

    Miranda LeeMiranda Lee9 саат мурун
  • Caitlin is my favorite person ever!!! I’ve read all of her books and I love them all

    ebbaw01ebbaw0110 саат мурун
  • The next time you see a street sign, remember it might have been inside a dead person sometime ago.....


    Gabriel LeBlanc-FortinGabriel LeBlanc-Fortin15 саат мурун
  • I fricken love Caitlin

    Beyond The PaleBeyond The Pale16 саат мурун
  • OMG!!! Caitlin and Doc Mike collab!!!! Yes pls!

    ncc003ncc00318 саат мурун
  • Omg this collab!!!

    Renata ReynoldsRenata Reynolds22 саат мурун
  • 7:51 I just realised how angry I am that I didn't get to see my mom when she passed before her fiance cremated her.

    MishaFaceMishaFaceКүн мурун
  • I love Caitlin ❤😍

    Usuario ClaroUsuario ClaroКүн мурун
  • I have to admit, I cried when I thought of my moms 94 yr old body with plugs in her. I didn’t want her embalmed, but unfortunately she was living in a state that law requires embalming after 48 hours! Love your channel and what u do! Wish u were closer, I’d love for u to handle my corpse! 😆 Hopefully not too soon! 😂

    Eleanor McKelvaineEleanor McKelvaineКүн мурун
  • I love both of you.

    Jami HubbardJami HubbardКүн мурун
  • Love Dr Mike and Caitlin... You guys are awesome.. Great video guys... I watched the entire series of Six Feet Under, years ago when it was on HBO... Great cast and stories.. I learned alot from that show..

    Patrick SantiniPatrick SantiniКүн мурун
  • I have my mothers titanium hip.... why you ask.... why not

    DebraLynnPDebraLynnPКүн мурун
  • I would listen to you guys chatting for hours! ❤️

    Tessa ChandlerTessa ChandlerКүн мурун
  • Lol. Now the deathlings have arrived, expect the questions to be far more visceral and gorey. TBF a lot of us were here already, just quiet.

    Sam LevineSam LevineКүн мурун
  • Our love is six feet under I can't help but wonder If our grave was watered by the rain Would roses bloom? Could roses bloom Again? -Billie Eilish “Six Feet Under”

    Josh GomezJosh GomezКүн мурун
  • OMG I can’t believe, best collab EVER

    Harriet LotzHarriet LotzКүн мурун
  • I just watched my gma die on the 14th. I appreciate her candor.

    tammra blainetammra blaineКүн мурун
  • Awesome video! One question... why would you take titanium things out of the body? Can’t they be left in?

    sassy tbcsassy tbc2 күн мурун
  • post death butt plug. lmao

    joe mamajoe mama2 күн мурун
  • Oh wow, favorite KGworld doctor with my favorite death positive mortician 🖤☠💙😷

    TalestraTalestra2 күн мурун
  • In HS My friend did the deceased make-up and I helped her match hair pieces.

    Cantetinza17Cantetinza172 күн мурун
  • I love Caitlin, am a fan of hers. I have commented on Caitlin's channel that I would love for her to do a commentary about Six Feet Under in a way. One of my top 5 favorite TV shows ever. SO these two together was fun to watch. Thanks :)

    thetimetravlerthetimetravler2 күн мурун
  • I work in Anatomic Pathology and I have to say this video was well done. The smell of Formalin definitely has a unique smell in the air. Having a titanium hip myself, I never knew they take on that appearance after cremation. So fascinating!

    Tezzy TeaspoonTezzy Teaspoon2 күн мурун
  • I’m not screaming your screaming!! Omg! This is amazing!

    Amanda HendersonAmanda Henderson3 күн мурун
  • For anyone interested, the extended version of this video is on Dr. Mike's Patreon and it's over an hour long. I joined just to watch and it was 100% worth every penny.

    Nicole LoperfidoNicole Loperfido3 күн мурун
  • A Caitlin and Doctor Mike collab. I didn't know I needed this.

    Anonymous PersonAnonymous Person3 күн мурун
  • OH! Suddenly, i am remembered as to how I even got to this channel! I was so down the rabbit hole I totally forgot it was because of this collab with Caitlin LOLOLOL

    mediumpurplemediumpurple3 күн мурун
  • This is my favorite video! I love both of you!

    burnetteterry73burnetteterry733 күн мурун
  • I did not know the formalin used in anatomy labs was more potent! I worked with the stuff for 2 1/2 years and always thought that embalming fluid had a higher concentration than the 5% that I was used to and it was buffered in mostly methyl alcohol and another alcohol I can't remember the name of. God that stuff smelled like rubbing alcohol, acetone, and slightly pungent (think sulfer). Just cleaning a tablespoon sized spill makes your nose and eyes burn.

    Rebeckah IdingRebeckah Iding3 күн мурун
  • Fun Fact for Dr.Mike: Rico is played by the same guy who was the Medical Administrator on the Night Shift

    Kc.SketchesKc.Sketches4 күн мурун
  • ❤️ great collaboration you two!♥️♥️

    Bacchae DBacchae D4 күн мурун
  • I love this show, everyone should watch watch it. It really makes you think about life

    Stef 01Stef 014 күн мурун

    Ella GovigElla Govig5 күн мурун
  • Caitlin looks like Morticia Addams.

    PotatoxchipsPotatoxchips5 күн мурун
  • I love Caitlin!!

    NastiaNastia5 күн мурун
  • I used to hang out in the cadaver lab with resident friends all the time in the middle of the night. Right down the hall from where they kept the animals in the medical research lab. Never bothered me 🤷‍♀️ also, back when I first started as a CNA while in nursing school, when someone died on our unit, we'd stuff the orifices with cotton before taking the body down to the freezer/morgue area. That's actually how I met my husband, I needed help rolling a heavier body over so I could finish getting them ready to take down to the freezer, and they sent him in. Our eyes locked and it was love at first site. Over the body. In room 501. #nightshift

    MelMel5 күн мурун
  • Benthams head #deathlingsUnite

    Tru JonkmanTru Jonkman5 күн мурун
  • I'll be back once i finish eating😂

    Ariana CollymoreAriana Collymore5 күн мурун
  • Student Mike: God.. what was I thinking? Doing cadaver lab alone at night by my self... please don't do anything funny, guys!! .... : I won't, son.. I promise Student Mike: Hol up...

    vuvuvuvuvuvu5 күн мурун

    Farrah RepotulaFarrah Repotula5 күн мурун
  • "sometimes its made into airplane parts" good to know I was probably flying on someones titanium hip

    RaindropRaindrop6 күн мурун
  • You probably should get worried if a mortician looks at you like they're mentally taking measurements.

    slipperyhardandcoldslipperyhardandcold6 күн мурун
  • Great show. Amd 2 great YTers!!!💙💜

    Casey OBrienCasey OBrien6 күн мурун
  • Some time in the early 90's I was driving on I-5 near Tacoma, WA, when a man in a small truck was driving very erratically in the lane next to me. He quickly hit a larger pickup truck and flipped over. I was about 3 cars behind and traffic had yet to slow down. We instantly came upon the severed head of the erratic driver sitting upright and resting on his neck. His eyes were open and his face appeared flushed. There was no blood! All we could do was keep driving. Later the story of the man dying and the stolen truck was in the local paper. Of course there was no mention of the decapitation. I still see his face whenever I retell the accident. Everything happened in a few seconds! He never knew what hit him; instant death. I hope to never witness anything like this ever again!!! RIP crazy driver.

    Joanne AndersonJoanne Anderson7 күн мурун
  • All my favorite things! Dr. Mike, Caitlin, 6 feet under. 2020 you toxic creature saying the best for the last of the year!

    Keren CerecedoKeren Cerecedo8 күн мурун
  • i was once in my bio class back in high school I ask my teacher , if I am not a fan of the formaldehyde smell does it mean I can never be a doctor? My teacher said the only people who are gonna walk in, smell like formaldehyde and ask for surgery are people like us.

    Megane-ChanMegane-Chan8 күн мурун
  • As a deathling with a penchant for DrMikes style I can’t quite fathom how it took me a month to find this collab! Think there should be more and deeper conversations with you two, this felt a little like a gloss over of a hard subject, and BOTH of you handle the hard stuff really well!

    Johanna PurdyJohanna Purdy8 күн мурун
  • Man i thought he was going to talk about the music😂

    Jonathan 1103Jonathan 11038 күн мурун
  • I've only ever seen my dad's body and it frightened me. I was twenty. But seeing him look so clearly dead when I expected him to move, breathe and speak was uncanny. So there was grief, fear and guilt about being afraid of someone who loved me. But it did help me come to terms with the fact he was gone. To be clear, he'd been refridgerated for a week or more so you know, he looked dead. There wasn't much makeup or work done, we didn't want him to look alive because to me that would be harder.

    KaiseaKaisea9 күн мурун
  • I’m a CNA and my grandpa just recently Passed on sept 4th. It is certainly way different seeing someone you don’t know or barley know pass and do post Mortem care vs a family or friend. But I was grateful to be able to care for him before and after his passing before the funeral home took him.

    MistellGamingMistellGaming9 күн мурун
  • When my husband died, I was allowed to see him almost straight away, and he looked exactly the same, just paler. It looked like he was sleeping, and I swear it even looked to me like he was breathing. He was room temperature, not cold, but not his usual warmth. The next day he looked exactly the same, but he was extremely cold. They had moved him to a refrigerated part of the hospital. I was surprised he didn't look any different from the day before. I expected something to be different. After that I wasn't allowed to see him again and he was cremated after a week. I'm glad I got to spend some time with his body. If he had died of covid, I wouldn't have had the luxury. He wasn't the first person I saw dead (his mom had passed seven years earlier) but my entire life had been planned around his continued existence and I'm not done dealing with his abrupt removal from the rest of my life. He enjoyed both of you guys' channels. I remember seeing him watch this video back when it first came out and I'm glad I finally got around to watching it too.

    Alice TeagueAlice Teague9 күн мурун
  • They r like life and death.. 👀 imagine if Dr.Mike was a OB/GYN 👀 polar opposite

    - Sun flower -- Sun flower -10 күн мурун
  • Caitlin brought me here! Lemme see what this Doc is about.👍

    MaralynneMaralynne10 күн мурун
  • One of my favorite shows of all time!

    MaralynneMaralynne10 күн мурун
  • Love you both, so this episode was a wonderful gift for a slow sunday

    SaraSara10 күн мурун
  • I love both of these people's clips but this had one major problem....IT WAS FAR TOO SHORT!!!!!!! lol, more please! Thanks guys.

    Porosus8Porosus811 күн мурун
  • Now I want to see you both collabing with TastingHistory. Because you’re all three so cute - and OMG, what a challenge.

    Donna BarrDonna Barr11 күн мурун
  • Me: *sees Caitlin in the thumbnail Me: As Deathling *clicks*

    NaomiNaomi11 күн мурун
  • Love Caitlin. She's funny while...ahem...explaining things about death and morbid.

    The Open Source Graphic DesignerThe Open Source Graphic Designer11 күн мурун
  • Caitlin is Fab!!!!!

    david lincoln brooksdavid lincoln brooks12 күн мурун
  • I love Six Feet Under and I love Caitlin. What I'm try to say. I love this Video. 🙂

    strabefie 1977strabefie 197712 күн мурун
  • But why be embalmed at all? 6 Ft Under did an episode about NATURAL BURIAL - where the body is given, unwrapped, no coffin, into the ground, back to the earth it came from. That is how i want to go. All this funeral direction is because people really hold out hope that someday their body will be resurrected- called back to Jesus, whatever. Its a way of denying death. I can't imagine my phemeldahyded self locked in a box underground for the rest of eternity. That is way worse than being just plain dead and buried, the end

    Peter ChoycePeter Choyce12 күн мурун
  • Barcelonesss.

    Nutz BoltzNutz Boltz12 күн мурун
  • Best collaboration ever. Thank you!

    Aidan TylerAidan Tyler12 күн мурун
  • ❤️💜

    Ford FarmsFord Farms13 күн мурун
  • This is amazing. I love you both.

    kated89141kated8914113 күн мурун
  • Yaaay Caitlin !!! what an unexpected and exciting collab you guyssss

    Gvantsa NadiradzeGvantsa Nadiradze13 күн мурун
  • Omg this is cool

    losa sakarosalosa sakarosa13 күн мурун
  • What if I just want to be put in the ground and rot or made into bokashi and then put in the ground. No plugs or chemicals. Its so scary to me to not be allowed to melt back into nature when I am dead.

    iknowyouwanttoflyiknowyouwanttofly14 күн мурун
  • Yeah, Caitlin is my kind of person. Fearless, ethical, intellectual, empathetic, curious, insightful. Good choice, Mike.

    E M SE M S14 күн мурун
  • The collab I never expected and never knew I needed!!!

    Copper389Copper38915 күн мурун
  • Caitlin!!!! I love this collab!!

    ZarZar15 күн мурун
  • The first time I saw like a "prepared" dead body was when a friend of mine died suddenly (my grandparents had all been cremated ASAP so I never saw them post-mortem) and it was a weird feeling seeing his body at the wake, but honestly it almost didn't feel like him. Like it was as though the body was his shell, a painting of him. But he, or whatever made him "him," was no longer there. Such a powerful experience for sure.

    Shannon BrooksShannon Brooks15 күн мурун
  • Yesssssssss omg I’ve been waiting for a collab like this

    mannat uppalmannat uppal15 күн мурун
  • I love all the collabs you do with different professions! I really hope to see you do one with a psychologist or even psychiatrsist some time, I know there are quite a few on youtube.

    stephsteph15 күн мурун
  • I really really don't like that they will put plastic trash and preservatives in my organic corpse.

    Valerie VEValerie VE15 күн мурун
  • 666k views... Lol

    issaciamsissaciams16 күн мурун
  • 666k views...ummmmm

    Andrea CarrollAndrea Carroll16 күн мурун
  • What Caitlin was saying about people going through most of life without being confronted by death until a corspe is on your hands really struck home for me. My dog recently had to be put down and while I knew that it was the right thing to do for her, I was holding her head for the vet when they administered the injection and I felt her go entirely limp in a matter of seconds. I don't know how to describe it there's just something I really struggled to process about her body after she was gone.

    AwkwardAnonymousAwkwardAnonymous16 күн мурун
  • Amazing. Would love a repeat. Would watch you two over and over again

    Pace MarshallPace Marshall16 күн мурун
  • This is at 666k views....

    wait whatwait what16 күн мурун
  • I love Caitlin Doughty so much... I accidently ran into her channel and now can't wait to wait more. (I am still working on her audiobooks from Audible).

    DrevikkDrevikDrevikkDrevik16 күн мурун
  • Omg omg omg no way!!!!!

    Lisa TatarelliLisa Tatarelli16 күн мурун
  • She has just a soothing beautiful deep voice

    Xanthia WebbXanthia Webb16 күн мурун
  • You got a new subscriber 😀

    1337fraggzb00N1337fraggzb00N16 күн мурун
  • The collab we never knew we needed! 😍 P.S. The Middle Ages were magic!!!

    Katie GoldmanKatie Goldman16 күн мурун
  • Yasssssssssssss Caitlin deserves this

    smellysockssmellysocks16 күн мурун
  • aaaaaaaaaaaaaa,my two favorite youtuber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Brandon ChanBrandon Chan16 күн мурун
  • "A dead body should look dead" 💯 Caitlin, you're my favorite😍

    CerellaCerella17 күн мурун
  • Your best vid yet!

    Zack SchulzZack Schulz17 күн мурун
  • Caitlyn is bomb and funny and intelligent. I love her. Anyone who is not anywhere near losing a loved one needs to watch her. I recommend starting at the “Iconic Corpse” videos.

    Val’s PTSDVal’s PTSD17 күн мурун
  • Six Feet Under is my all time favorite series!!!!! And Caitlin is my all time favorite mortician!!!! Love you guys!!!

    Lisa PLisa P17 күн мурун
  • I'm always so jazzed when Dr. Mike collabs with another YT fav of mine 😃

    NuNu ReDsNuNu ReDs17 күн мурун
  • These collabs are so great

    Lotte de BruynLotte de Bruyn17 күн мурун
  • Mr. Dr. Pleeeeez ditch the uptalking!! You have more education than almost everyone and it just ain't becoming. Loved the video. PEACE

    Michelle WyattMichelle Wyatt17 күн мурун
  • I felt that way with my was a really strange feeling...but he seemed waxy looking to me. First time I've ever talked about that. You a strange cookie Cat....but have enjoyed my marathon so far. Interesting stuff.

    Doc PhilDoc Phil18 күн мурун
  • I stumbled upon your channel a few days ago and last night I stumbled on Caitlin's channel. Now tonight I see this collaboration. This is so amazing. I have been binge watching both of your channels.

    Phillip SchmidtPhillip Schmidt18 күн мурун
  • These are my two favorite people! So happy to see this!

    Esmeralda VanBuskirkEsmeralda VanBuskirk18 күн мурун