Benjamin Rush and Inventing the Bucket: Citation Needed 6x06

  • Published on Jul 6, 2017
  • In the season finale: Gary gets nauseous, Matt gets accused of being a minor royal, and Chris pulls a face. This time, we're back at the founding of America, talking about a man who helped, or perhaps hindered, a famous expedition...

Comments • 430

    RANDOMANONYMOUSDude 21 day ago

    "Sleep them like a bat"
    "A powered warming hat"

  • A M
    A M 27 days ago

    all these years later and the Britts still are upset about taking the L

    SALEMI 2 months ago

    As an APUSH tutor this was agonizing

  • Swaffle
    Swaffle 2 months ago

    Gary is surprisingly right with Laudnum, contains both morphine and codeine

  • Michael Sherrill
    Michael Sherrill 3 months ago

    Please make fun of America more, it's hilarious as an American

  • Ginga
    Ginga 3 months ago

    4:09 "95% male audience"

  • Anya Thurmes
    Anya Thurmes 3 months ago

    The heroic era of medicine was a wild ride

  • Dragongaga
    Dragongaga 4 months ago

    ...yeah, Mercury doesn't "seep into your skin" unless you touch pure Mercury with your bare hands for an extended period of time

  • Frances Gardner
    Frances Gardner 4 months ago +1

    13:04 wait I’m a young lady in Philadelphia i guess I’m a filly in philly

  • Jay Glenn
    Jay Glenn 5 months ago

    Laudanum was a painkiller, and a lot more. It was the miracle drug for Britain during the Victorian Age.

  • burdizdawurd1516
    burdizdawurd1516 5 months ago

    Hey, Westwood may be in south London, but the superior Westwood is south of Boston.Take that Crown of the colonies!

  • TechnocraticDreadnought

    they also had a girardoni air rifle, a fast shooting and absolutely deadly Air rifle with a 27 ish magazine.

  • Sam Marks
    Sam Marks 6 months ago

    "In the US, we think 100 years is a long time. In the UK, they think 100 miles is a long way."

  • alan smithee
    alan smithee 6 months ago

    "Whoever has the most gets the best care"
    Well... money, yes.

  • Malte Janosch Grapentin

    Fun Fact: The window behind Tom is an Optical Illusion

  • Silver Penguin
    Silver Penguin 6 months ago

    The father of... HIS CHILDREN

  • Leo Roth
    Leo Roth 6 months ago

    this is literally the geekiest nerdiest smartest group of people ever to grace a video. great stuff

  • TBDF12
    TBDF12 6 months ago

    I was saying mercury as soon as Lewis and Clarke came up.

  • Matthew BPBuds
    Matthew BPBuds 6 months ago

    "Did it work?"
    "Er-, uh, no."

  • David Lloyd
    David Lloyd 6 months ago

    Hob nobs, custard creams or digestives? Great show!

  • Ian Conn
    Ian Conn 6 months ago

    Cliff Edges, hahaha

  • The Celtic Duck
    The Celtic Duck 6 months ago +1

    The Blue window with the white frame, has somewhat of an optical illusion!

  • Quin Barnard
    Quin Barnard 6 months ago

    Tom do you own only one shirt?

  • Jack gee dubs
    Jack gee dubs 6 months ago

    i have nearly spat my drink out 5 times and its only 1 minute in

  • DonutDoThis
    DonutDoThis 6 months ago

    Continuously pissing myself when I have this show on

  • Rex Stauss
    Rex Stauss 6 months ago +1

    This is by far my favorite episode ever! I still come back to this one!

  • Chronomatrix
    Chronomatrix 7 months ago

    "I'm terribly sorry!" Boompf!

  • Nathan L
    Nathan L 7 months ago

    Gary is the best.

  • Cash Nelson
    Cash Nelson 7 months ago

    Chris' jordan peterson impression was on point

  • Nulono
    Nulono 7 months ago

    8:02 I don't get it. Find a tree?

  • Nulono
    Nulono 7 months ago

    6:28 was "I mean, I'll give you you the point".

  • Simplicio
    Simplicio 8 months ago

    these grey dots in the window arent even there

  • Odyssea Hadjioannou
    Odyssea Hadjioannou 8 months ago

    Note that there IS a "Westwood" on the west coast. I live there.

  • crsmit
    crsmit 8 months ago

    can we just get a compilation of the end gags plz. that would be amazing.

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 8 months ago

    When they say Americans are the ones bad in history

  • Lawrence Calablaster
    Lawrence Calablaster 9 months ago

    How does a person know about Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, but not the American Civil War?

  • [redacted] watkins
    [redacted] watkins 10 months ago

    "sleep them like a bat" is the funniest thing ive ever heard

  • Adam L
    Adam L 10 months ago +1

    "[The Black Death] is very persistent"
    Hence its name, Yersinia persistis.

  • some cunning linguist
    some cunning linguist 10 months ago

    I love this show but some times knowing the answer and waiting for them to get around to it is almost painful

  • EebstertheGreat
    EebstertheGreat 10 months ago

    Is "Westwood" like West Coast Customs or something?

    • AlphaCore
      AlphaCore 9 months ago +1

      UK Pimp My Ride host. Forgot what garage they partnered with.

  • kath morgan
    kath morgan 10 months ago

    This is weird; I'm sorting my change jar while listening to this and I just found a commemorative Lewis and Clark nickel

  • mspenrice
    mspenrice 10 months ago

    _Covered in resin and _*_brimming_*_ with juicy seeds_

  • hotelmario510
    hotelmario510 11 months ago

    Gary saying "Imodium!" wasn't too far off: Loperamide is actually an opioid, and in high doses can be used to help treat people who are addicted to opiates like heroin and OxyContin.

  • Craveyard
    Craveyard Year ago

    The guy on the right of the thumbnail looks like childish gambino in this is america

  • Luan Luta
    Luan Luta Year ago

    The window behind you doing the black dot illusion really made it hard to focus.

  • Lachlan Duggan
    Lachlan Duggan Year ago +1

    The revolution had nothing to do with slavery anyway, that was for the civil war that occurred nearly a century later.

  • Louis Barrass
    Louis Barrass Year ago +4

    when matt said ancient history of america i remeberd when i went to there big bell(libert bell i think) and all the americans thought it was ancient when it was only 200 years old then i let out a massive laugh as the chip shop near where i live the building was made in 1690 i just found it hilarious

  • Matt M.
    Matt M. Year ago +1

    Watching them not know about Lewis and Clark is so funny (as an American)

  • drdca
    drdca Year ago

    At around 2:46 he says something that sounds to me like "lognum" or "largnum" or something like that. I can't make it out. Could anyone tell me what he says there? The thing he claims is a painkiller.

    • Bob Emmerson
      Bob Emmerson Year ago

      laudanum, a Opiate based medicine that has fallen out of favour due to it's addictive qualities. Also the subtitle track is helpful for clarity if you are not used to the word or the accent.

  • Sam
    Sam Year ago

    Immodium and laudanum are both opiates(oid in the case of immodium) also. Kind of a shocking lack of basic drug knowledge honestly.

  • Brendan Ózi
    Brendan Ózi Year ago

    Chris: 4
    Gary: 6
    Matt: 4 + Biscuits (twice)

  • ZipplyZane
    ZipplyZane Year ago

    It's really weird how I can do Kermit if I just hear it after a long while and don't think about it. But if I try later, I never get it right.

  • Burning Wang
    Burning Wang Year ago

    I like the guy in the checked shirt, proper northern grit he has

  • Ignepkt
    Ignepkt Year ago

    fun fact: Benjamin Franklin didn't run with the kite and key. He made his son do it.

  • Mr. W
    Mr. W Year ago

    Anybody reminded of what it's like hanging with your friends and the puns just can't stop?

  • ElMikeoMysterio
    ElMikeoMysterio Year ago

    Not satire. That's actually how our medical system works, the quicker you slap the hippo the better your care.

  • Chloe Johnson
    Chloe Johnson Year ago

    Scores from this episode, just in case you care:
    (Spoilers as well if you would like to consider it that)

    Chris: 6
    Gary: 8
    Matt: 4
    Winner: Gary
    Biscuits: Matt x2

  • seth potter
    seth potter Year ago

    Fun fact the "colony's " are firing nuke at ya

  • WeatherWonders
    WeatherWonders Year ago

    Somehow I guessed both of the mercury answers before they did. I'm rather surprised.

  • The Original Gamer

    I want some laudanum. Legalize it!

  • seth potter
    seth potter Year ago

    Last time I checked the "colony's " saved you in wwII

  • Pink  Ribbon
    Pink Ribbon Year ago

    Thank you for these episodes is awesome but believe it or not I'm going to use these as a method for revising english whether or not is accurate. Cause I'm 100% sure is better than what i hear back here so thanks for these awesome episodes that i can relax and get exposed to more english

    • Pink  Ribbon
      Pink Ribbon Year ago

      And also new knowledge but the fun way

  • Daniel Gable
    Daniel Gable Year ago +7

    I got a really big groan for a pun recently. Someone asked me if I had anything pressing, and I told them, "No, I don't even own an iron."

  • Vivienne Gucwa
    Vivienne Gucwa Year ago +1

    Ok, this came up as recommended and I have not laughed so much in a long time (as an American especially)

  • Artistic WhistleBlower

    Ben Rush was my great, great, great grandfather! Ora Rush, my grandmother, was quite proud of this fact.

  • Scott DiMiceli
    Scott DiMiceli Year ago

    These are awesome! I *did* sign up for these!

  • Jason Walker
    Jason Walker Year ago

    What's the mystery biscuits thing meant to be?

  • Jon
    Jon Year ago

    These guys didn't know the North West Passage??? That's surprising. I thought it was common knowledge among smart Brits...

    • Damien Tonkin
      Damien Tonkin Year ago

      I think Tom’s now been there, or at least the leg of the trip before the northwest passage.

    • Nillie
      Nillie Year ago

      The Northwest Passage was still ice-bound at that point.

  • Michael Mrozek
    Michael Mrozek Year ago

    11:37 John Laurence and Alexander Hamilton where antislavery

  • Korasi
    Korasi Year ago

    bowel cleanage wtf hahahaha

  • Invalide_Account
    Invalide_Account Year ago +16

    18:19 the moral thermometer. Did it, by any chance, use mercury?

  • David Brider
    David Brider Year ago

    I've just discovered Citation Needed. Damn. If "No such as the news" gets to be a TV series, then so should this. Hilarious stuff, and worryingly informative.

  • Helka Homba
    Helka Homba Year ago

    Sleep them like a bat!

  • Laminated Samurai
    Laminated Samurai Year ago +1

    So, I found a spreadsheet in Google Docs that had the running points for the series. It hadn't been updated for most of this last season, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Though nobody keeps track of the points, I did. I'll keep it updated while I can. This is what happens when you're bored out of your mind on sick leave from work.
    Have fun if anyone's curious.

    • Nillie
      Nillie Year ago

      Besides the scores for the two missing episodes, may I request an "points/episode" field for each contestant, since total points isn't quite as helpful now that they haven't all been in the same number of episodes?

  • zJoriz
    zJoriz Year ago +1

    Can somebody explain to me the 'Due respect is what you give wet grass in the morning' reference?

  • XamiNaxamis
    XamiNaxamis Year ago +13

    1:36 we think 200 years is a long time, you think 200 miles is a long distance
    I dont think a Brit has ever had the joys of driving for three days on a road trip to Yellowstone :D

    • Osmosis Jones
      Osmosis Jones 3 months ago

      +Valentine Compared to the thousand years of history England (and Scotland, Wales and Ireland) has, it is.

    • Valentine
      Valentine 6 months ago +1

      >implying a timespan that lasts for over 2 lifetimes isn't long

    • Gideon
      Gideon 8 months ago

      I kind of have... admittedly it was on a Holiday

  • Sebastian Dyson
    Sebastian Dyson Year ago

    I'd just like to point out that opiates on their own will very handily bung you up, as anyone who's had to take them after surgery will attest.

  • Maddy Barlow
    Maddy Barlow Year ago +1

    The window behind tom feels like an optical illusion...

  • rashkavar
    rashkavar Year ago +4

    In fairness, those mercury pills were meant to be using metallic mercury, which is safe to digest because our digestive system doesn't know how to pick it up. For digestion to be a viable means of mercury poisoning, it needs to be the methylated ionic form: CH3Hg+
    Of course, the problem there is whether or not they considered methyl mercury as the same thing as metallic mercury. I don't see any resources discussing the appearance of methyl mercury; if it could be mistaken for metallic mercury, it'd be a problem, because we're talking well before the biology needed to understand the bioavailability of mercury compounds existed. If they were using metallic mercury, you'd actually be just fine on that front. It'd just pass through until it piled up on the blockage, and being so heavy, it'd help push it out.
    Yep. We discussed it in my grade 10 science class. That is literally how it works. (Amazing what one can dredge up from over a decade ago when one had a good teacher.)
    The biggest health concern with metallic mercury is fumes. If your pillmaking technology is actually competent, the mercury stays in the pill and doesn't offgas, so you might not be getting poisoned from that, either.
    Of course, there's another reason you don't want to be taking mercury pills, even if they're made competently and therefore are actually safe: environmental protection. There's a variety of life forms that can methylize mercury, and most complex life forms are just as sensitive to that form of it as we are. Therefore, putting any form of mercury out into the envrionment is always a bad idea.

  • DᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴ

    Guess you could say his method of treatment was a real head Rush

  • RamsesThePigeon
    RamsesThePigeon Year ago

    Guest-starring (or perhaps guest-laughing-myself-silly) with The Technical Difficulties has been added to my bucket list.
    The pronunciation of "bucket" is up to their discretion.

  • crow
    crow Year ago


  • Assassin Agent
    Assassin Agent Year ago

    It hasnt been even a month and I wish that season 7 would be here already...

  • Yikak4
    Yikak4 Year ago

    13:39 gold

  • D.J. Mankiewicz
    D.J. Mankiewicz Year ago +1

    Seeing people draw a blank upon hearing the names Lewis and Clark is sort of surreal as a life-long American public school attendee. I thought those names were as big as Benjamin Franklin or George Washington.

  • DoubleATam
    DoubleATam Year ago

    "He was the father of american psychiatry. What did he think was a good way to 'cure insanity'?" is a pretty good combo of sentences, add it to the "burn on america" pile
    (btw genuine thanks for voicing a disclaimer regarding that phrasing)

  • Максим Никитин

    This is some of the most hard to concieve language- and culture-wise show as a russian. Enjoyed it very much though.

    • FuugaNatsu
      FuugaNatsu Year ago +1

      Thankfully a very helpful person makes subtitles for the episode. It definitely helps me when I don't quite hear something, or have to look up something from a reference they make that I just don't get.

  • Poke cuber
    Poke cuber Year ago

    for season 7 you guys should get an actual wheel with countries half of which are France

  • Martin Paulsen
    Martin Paulsen Year ago +44

    Laudanum as a painkiller shouldn't be a surprise. It is, after all, opium dissolved in alcohol, so it kills pain quite nicely, thank you.
    Of course, like any preparation of opium or opiates (natural or synthetic), laudanum is also going to induce constipation, so you might need to chase it with one of those thunderclappers.

  • zooblestyx
    zooblestyx Year ago +3

    "To Mars.... on smack!"

  • inkbotkowalski
    inkbotkowalski Year ago

    Sacajawea. Just to mention her since you didn't ;)

    • FuugaNatsu
      FuugaNatsu Year ago

      Sacajawea? Wouldn't that constitute antisemitism?
      ... sorry, Matt seems to have infected me with the urge to make bad puns.

  • Sam Sitar
    Sam Sitar Year ago

    how can i be a contestant on Citation Needed?

  • Experiment310
    Experiment310 Year ago

    Rarely do jokes make me spit out my drink to laugh, but this show does it every time.

  • George Christoforidis

    Tom, can you make sure you don't film the next season against the window with the white frame. I am trying to count the black dots but it keep loosing track!

  • mer kunskap
    mer kunskap Year ago +1

    Does anyone know where I can get the shirt matt is wearing?

  • Caleb Weldon
    Caleb Weldon Year ago

    I would have won this game I know lots about the expedition.

  • oscilation
    oscilation Year ago +2

    If you look at the window behind Tom you might experience a mild version of the herman grid effect, where dots appear at the intersections when they really don't exist.

  • quaternary
    quaternary Year ago

    That subtitle at 17:36. Spot on.

  • Mystery Biscuits
    Mystery Biscuits Year ago +7

    For the last time this season - 0:40, 8:36 and 13:03. Hey, that's me!

  • kellen liame
    kellen liame Year ago

    The wheel spins and finally lands on America! It's about time you took the piss out of us!