The BEST Episodes of David Mitchell's Soapbox

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2021

Network: YouTube

In the hit series from the star of Peep Show, QI and That Mitchell And Webb Look, comedy genius David Mitchell vents his spleen on modern life in this award winning series of hilarious rants. No subject is off limits. David's targets include the elderly, lying politicians and Anne Robinson. And if necrophilia, the Welsh, the oddly familiar Camelopard and mysterious King Cnut are your thing, look no further. This is British comedy at its most irreverent and brilliantly observed. Have you ever worried that you're not passionate enough about sofas? How to pronounce the word "valet"? Or what to do with a half-dead mouse? Are you confused about public mastication, inflatable hover-forts or the proper etiquette when signing someone's boobs? Well fear not, David is on your side and has the answers.

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Dear America...

#1 - Dear America...

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 20, 2010

David Mitchell addresses the American nation on the proper use of particular English words and phrases.

star 10.00
3 votes
Declining Respect for the Elderly

#2 - Declining Respect for the Elderly

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 26, 2009

David Mitchell discusses our gradually declining respect for the elderly.

star 9.00
4 votes
The Phrase 'Rape and Pilage'

#3 - The Phrase 'Rape and Pilage'

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 16, 2009

David Mitchell looks at the phrase 'Rape and Pillage'.

star 9.00
4 votes
Asking Inappropriate Questions

#4 - Asking Inappropriate Questions

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 23, 2009

David Mitchell talks about asking inappropriate questions.

star 9.00
4 votes
The Merits of... Necrophilia

#5 - The Merits of... Necrophilia

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 11, 2009

In this week's episode, David Mitchell ponders the merits of necrophilia (otherwise known as thanatophilia and necrolagnia, apparently).

star 9.00
4 votes
New Queuing System for Pubs

#6 - New Queuing System for Pubs

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 15, 2010

David Mitchell expresses his ideas for a new queueing system in pubs.

star 9.00
4 votes
Innuendo

#7 - Innuendo

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 22, 2010

David Mitchell discusses the wonderful use of the innuendo.

star 9.00
4 votes
Unusually Smart-Looking Men

#8 - Unusually Smart-Looking Men

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 12, 2009

David Mitchell discusses the phenomenon of unusually smart-looking men.

star 8.67
3 votes
TV Rudeness

#9 - TV Rudeness

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 19, 2009

David Mitchell rants about TV rudeness.

star 8.67
3 votes
Standards of Spelling

#10 - Standards of Spelling

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 26, 2009

David Mitchell discusses the standards of spelling and the unnecessary use of elaborate words.

star 8.67
3 votes
Passion

#11 - Passion

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 30, 2009

David Mitchell speaks with passion...

star 8.67
3 votes
Compliments

#12 - Compliments

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 7, 2009

David Mitchell looks at the sticky issue of giving compliments.

star 8.67
3 votes
Male Grooming

#13 - Male Grooming

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired May 13, 2009

David Mitchell talks about the curious world of male grooming.

star 8.67
3 votes
Man Flu

#14 - Man Flu

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired May 28, 2009

David Mitchell rants about the generalisations of man flu.

star 8.67
3 votes
Men's Reticence to Go to the Doctor

#15 - Men's Reticence to Go to the Doctor

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 3, 2009

David Mitchell contemplates why men are so reticent to go to the doctor's surgery.

star 8.67
3 votes
The Gaelic Language

#16 - The Gaelic Language

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 25, 2009

David Mitchell talks about the relative merits of the Gaelic language

star 8.67
3 votes
Birthday Cards

#17 - Birthday Cards

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 6, 2009

Just after his 35th birthday, David Mitchell contemplates the nature of birthdays.

star 8.67
3 votes
King Cnut and Mythical Heroes

#18 - King Cnut and Mythical Heroes

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 13, 2010

David Mitchell ponders the tales of mythical heroes.

star 8.67
3 votes
References

#19 - References

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 17, 2010

David Mitchell discusses the use of references around children.

star 8.67
3 votes
Lying Liars

#20 - Lying Liars

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 24, 2010

David Mitchell discusses the idea that politicians are lying liars

star 8.67
3 votes
Origins of the Word 'Camelopard'

#21 - Origins of the Word 'Camelopard'

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 1, 2010

David Mitchell talks about the origin of the old word for "giraffe," which used to be called "Camelopard."

star 8.67
3 votes
Climate Change

#22 - Climate Change

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 8, 2010

David Mitchell talks about the hot and cold issue of climate change.

star 8.67
3 votes
Unattended Luggage

#23 - Unattended Luggage

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 5, 2010

David Mitchell follows on from his rant about trains onto the insufferable subject of unattended luggage.

star 8.67
3 votes
Signing Boobs

#24 - Signing Boobs

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 12, 2010

David Mitchell discusses the weird subject of women getting their boobs signed.

star 8.67
3 votes
David Mitchell in 3D

#25 - David Mitchell in 3D

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 18, 2010

David Mitchell complains about the overuse of 3D in today's media... in glorious 3D!!

star 8.67
3 votes