Doctor Mike and Mortician React To “Six Feet Under”

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Caitlin Doughty is the creator behind the FIstream 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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  • Lol who else is here because of Caitlin??? I love her approach to death! 👍👍👍❤❤❤❤

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  • This was like my dream team-up I didn't even know I wanted. You should do one on pandemics. REALLY.

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  • Loved six feet under. I cried at the end

    Melissa CastleMelissa CastleTunti sitten
  • Omg I didn’t know I needed this collaboration

    Kailash GDKailash GD3 tuntia sitten
  • You two would make the perfect couple. 🥰

    Kandrea's WorldKandrea's World4 tuntia sitten
  • Two of my favs! Thanks for the colab and video! #PEEWHOOP

    Jill ThePrivateInvestigatorJill ThePrivateInvestigator4 tuntia sitten
    • I can't forget Bear and Roxie! Kiss, kiss, puppies! Xo

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  • It was so cool to see death mother on this show!

    123gozane123gozane4 tuntia sitten
  • I can't believe I didn't know this video existed for 2 weeks.

    Lore GarciaLore Garcia5 tuntia sitten
  • Mortician has a strange resemblance to Morticia. Love her!!! Absolutely love her and her comments on life and death and suddenly dealing with a corpse for the average person. very down to earth woman.

    LUIS FE RojasLUIS FE Rojas5 tuntia sitten
  • Clicked for Caitlin but wow this is a good-looking doctor!

    Charlene StraussCharlene Strauss6 tuntia sitten
  • Two of my favorite youtubers all and one video.PLEASE colab again i loved this. Lol the "sexy doctor" and the queen of the good death . shoutout from one of ur deathinings😊 beee whoop

    kristia the halflingkristia the halfling7 tuntia sitten
  • This was very intresting!! I lost my 62 year old husband to cancer in 2013, and the mortician made him look SO alive. I was impressed.

    Deborah MichalakDeborah Michalak7 tuntia sitten
  • We basically learn plastic surgery of types.js.

    Frecklez LoveFrecklez Love10 tuntia sitten
  • Caitlin's FIstream channel is one of my favorite channels. In the past few years I lost 2 very important people to me. Watching her FIstream channel and how she explains death on so many different levels really helped me understand a lot.

    Cody JuanCody Juan15 tuntia sitten
  • Always love seeing Caitlin in everything

    Melinda H.Melinda H.19 tuntia sitten
  • Caitlin talking to Mike about confronting a corpse is Caitlin talking to Mike about grief and feelings.

    Jess A.Jess A.19 tuntia sitten
  • "I like to do it as quickly as possible" "YOU GON' DIE SORREEE BBBYEEEEE" *mike jogs off down hall ignoring patients calls for answers*

    Phil HahnPhil Hahn21 tunti sitten
  • HOW THE HELL DID I MISS THIS ???? My two favorite FIstreamrs that aren’t narrators.

    Kelly AlvesKelly Alves21 tunti sitten
  • When I lost my ex to cancer in 2009 he was the first body I've ever seen who didn't seem happy being dead. I was used to a peaceful expression. He looked pissed off, which is pretty much how he spent his life.

    Elisa TaylorElisa Taylor23 tuntia sitten
  • A good friend of mine went from studying archaeology to now being an undertaker/mortician. Is this a common thing? :D

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  • I love her so much, but I'm so mad at her right now because I've been no stop thinking and making associations to the Kentucky Meat Shower. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • My only caveat is that Caitlin didn’t get to clarify that she is not necessarily pro embalming. Don’t need AV plugs if you just want to molder/decompose naturally in an eco cemetery FYI

    NatJacksonNatJacksonPäivä sitten
  • Oooh what a nice collab!

    Alexander PalmAlexander PalmPäivä sitten
  • Love Caitlin! So nice to see this

    Heather HuberHeather HuberPäivä sitten
  • ok I had to stop mid vid.. I was faced with death of another person for the first time, he passed away basically under my hands. later I was also the person amcompanying the wife to see her husband one last time. don´t ask how I ended up in the room, but I was with her seeing the corpse. I still don´t really know what to do of that and especially in that moment didn´t know what to do

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  • When my dad was passing from Lewy-Body dementia, he claimed and the nurse in icu said he was dead. Five minutes later, he took a deeeeep breath and kept on breathing. He always was a stubborn man. We imagined him saying, "I'll go when I'M ready." He was 30 days short of his 95th birthday and had dementia decline for about 6 years.

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  • The collab I didn't know I needed. Love you both 💙💙

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  • Caitlin is our Death Mama ❤️☠️ She is fantastic, fresh with her takes and respectful

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  • Catlin's hair is absolutely stunning and I am envious

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  • Legal Eagle and Ask A Mortician. All my fav FIstreamrs together

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  • I didn’t think I would like this collab as much as I did, I love this guest! She’s so articulate and interesting to watch!

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  • Again... Dr. Mike, you've got great taste! First Mama Doctor Jones, then Legal Eagle, now this??? If you do a collab with Stephanie Harlowe for crime stories, Bailey Sarian for Murder Mystery Mondays or Just Call Me Wah for gossipy 90 Day Fiance recaps, I'll start thinking you're following me! *I wish*

    Ana JonesAna Jones2 päivää sitten
  • CAITLIN!!!!

    Heather EllisHeather Ellis2 päivää sitten
  • Both of my worlds colliding? OH MY GOODNESS!

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  • Thank you both. Thank you Dr for saying how you tell your patients straight forward. That means so much to patients, well most patients. I am a retired RN and have a husband with metastatic cancer, plus another cancer that is stage 4, he has been doing the fight since 2008 and is just plain tired. It really bothers us when Oncology tries to give him options, we understand their reason that they have to give the choices, but they always try to paint a pretty picture and even down play the side effects. He always has to tell them that he believes quality of life is more important than quantity.

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  • I held a brain once for a psychology class and for me it was super unsettling because like the brain is the life the brain is everything about who a person is and to hold that in my hands is just so weird to me.

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  • I love her!

    Eleah AnzEleah Anz2 päivää sitten
  • this is so great! Also she reminds me of the singer off fleetwood mac! haha

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  • I’m only here for Caitlin

    AA2 päivää sitten
  • period my favs collabed💅🏽

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  • Huge fan of her channel for years. Awesome collaboration!

    Dean BDean B2 päivää sitten
  • Caitlin is awesome and this is a great collab. I'd love to see a collab with a veterinarian, or with a podiatrist/chiropodist like Toe Bro about how foot-doctoring is different from being a DO/MD and why it matters.

    23 Skiddoo23 Skiddoo2 päivää sitten
  • All hail The Death Mother. ❤️

    Carol TomkoCarol Tomko2 päivää sitten
  • I like both of you. BeeWoop! Awesome Colab!

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  • Oh my god, I never thought I would see Doctor Mike and Ask a Mortician in the same video.

    NessaMediaNessaMedia2 päivää sitten
  • The collab I didn’t know I needed.

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  • Great video, I love Caitlin Doughty. Her book 'Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?' is a must read.

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  • This is fascinating and strange to me, because I grew up in a culture where embalming does not happen and post mortem care involves washing and wrapping and sitting with until the (usually relatively quick) funeral, but nothing like embalming. I knew the basics of embalming but never this level of detail.

    Annie NYCAnnie NYC2 päivää sitten
  • I was literally talking about changing my career to that of mortician TODAY. TEHEHEHEE.

    Zenovia SmithZenovia Smith2 päivää sitten
  • This crossover is great than the Avengers!!!!

    Koko NiKoko Ni2 päivää sitten
  • 10:10 NOTE TO SELF: Whenever Doctor Mike calls you to schedule an early-morning test-result review, SKIP IT! 🤣

    Richard NedbalekRichard Nedbalek2 päivää sitten
  • The way she speaks and her voice sounds so much like safiya nygaard xD

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  • Love that my favorite two teamed up!

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  • I'm torn between proceeding to med school and becoming a mortician. This just makes it worse. LOL

    Infamous MojiInfamous Moji3 päivää sitten
  • "Obvoiusly the brain. Cause it feels like you're holding the seat of the Soul" Suddenly getting Hellblade vibes: "The head is the seat of the Soul, Senua."

    S.A.S.A.3 päivää sitten
  • I LOOOOOOOOVED THIS SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! Brilliant!! STANDING OVATION!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    Puppi de JongPuppi de Jong3 päivää sitten
  • Caitilin! Yay 😍

    NatalieNatalie3 päivää sitten
  • I screamed so loud when I saw the thumbnail my neighbors were probably worried!!!! I love these people man😪

    themaleka12themaleka123 päivää sitten
  • As someone who’s relative passed away this year, I did not need to know about the a-v plugs. It’s going to be hard to shake that association off now, whenever I think of the wake. 😂 🤣

    Neirin LutheNeirin Luthe3 päivää sitten
  • I’ve read every single book of Caitlyn’s and I love that you both collaborated.

    James T TolliosJames T Tollios3 päivää sitten
  • Why does she sound like safiya nyguard

    Gracie SibleyGracie Sibley3 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike has been doing the coolest collab lately. Keep it up!

    DaraDara3 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike, Thanks for all the collabs with all my favorite FIstreamrs- Mama Dr. Jones, Legal Eagle, Dr. Youn, and now Ask A Mortician's Caitlin. Please keep them coming!

    Mika StonehawkMika Stonehawk3 päivää sitten
  • I just love this collab! More please!

    Kelly SouthallKelly Southall3 päivää sitten
  • Ohhh..butt plugs.

    Kram LuapKram Luap4 päivää sitten
  • My dad passed away many, many years ago and hearing about the process has been somewhat comforting.

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  • 2:56 caitlun doughty ahegao face

    Olivia WoloshynOlivia Woloshyn4 päivää sitten

    LaurenLauren4 päivää sitten
  • Six feet under is my favorite drama series EVER.

    Arthur FleckArthur Fleck4 päivää sitten
  • Fantastic collab!!! Would love to see more videos like this!

    LadyBathory1LadyBathory14 päivää sitten
  • Omg! I love Caitlyn and Ask a Mortician😍

    BethBeth BoBethBethBeth BoBeth4 päivää sitten
  • I saw my dead grandma minutes after she died and saw pictures of my dead dad and yeah, they both didn't really look like themselves anymore even though I had seen both alive only days before. Didn't traumatize me to see them dead and yes it actually did help with realizing the whole thing. Both also didn't just die super peacefully in their sleep so their position in death was definitely not exactly nice and calm.

    MarvelousSandstoneMarvelousSandstone4 päivää sitten
  • Oh my gawd. I’m absolutely in love with Caitlin 🥰 I’m so glad you’re here!!

    Ashley Marie StackAshley Marie Stack4 päivää sitten
  • Caitlin and Dr. Mike? The collab I didn't think I needed

    Emma RodriguezEmma Rodriguez4 päivää sitten
  • I love the show 6 ft Under.

    MsCathy42MsCathy424 päivää sitten
  • I would pay $$$ to watch you two, watch the best parts of six feet under! Best best best part of waking up is A) waking up , not dead B) waking up to Miss Caitlyn and Doctor Mike! C) waking between the two of them, in bed!

    Rebekah Bridges-TervydisRebekah Bridges-Tervydis4 päivää sitten
  • I cannot recommend Caitlin's book 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' highly enough - it truly cemented my love for embalming and the funeral trade.

    Charlie HarwoodCharlie Harwood4 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike has unleashed my inner Deathling.

    Emily MatthewsEmily Matthews4 päivää sitten
  • Nice

    Dangerous HaircutDangerous Haircut4 päivää sitten
  • My two fave youtubers 💕

    Charlene RoseCharlene Rose4 päivää sitten
  • The collab I didn’t know I needed. Caitlin helped me feel empowered to take charge of my dad’s hospice care. To help the funeral home shroud and move him when they came to collect him. The only thing I wasn’t able to do was close his mouth. It had set before I could get a hand towel rolled up. I also asked for and received his defibrillator and knee replacements after cremation. For people who are interested Caitlin is a wealth of information and she gives it with humor and compassion. I’m eternally grateful to her for showing me I could be as present as I wanted to be with my dad.

    C StevensC Stevens4 päivää sitten
  • I'm a cna in a nursing home and have cleaned up many dead bodies

    Emily RitchieEmily Ritchie4 päivää sitten
  • Today I laid my beautiful grandmother to rest. A few times while sitting in the mortuary my mind wandered to this collab. It really helped me cope, knowing the details of how a body is handled after their sunny soul has moved on. To the morticians out there, thank you. ❤ I'll always love you grandma 💙

    TanaraTanara4 päivää sitten
  • I've been to many funeral's, but it's not the same feeling when it is someone close to you. I woke up to find my beautiful wife had passed away during the night.

    Marc GuidryMarc Guidry4 päivää sitten
    • I'm so sorry!

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  • Thanks so much for this Dr. Mike & Caitlin!💯 After losing a friend to suicide just over a month ago, plus my dad almost ten years ago, I truly appreciate the perspective here. (I can agree with funerals providing closure as well.) Dr. Mike, thank you for your courage in covering this subject.💙 And Caitlin, I think what you said about working with the brain was so profound; thanks for sharing.🖤

    free2Bmelissamariefree2Bmelissamarie4 päivää sitten
  • Two of my favorite FIstreamrs!! Awesome collab!

    Darkelf1969Darkelf19694 päivää sitten
  • I loved this video, thanks for having Caitlin on!

    LemonpomtartLemonpomtart5 päivää sitten
  • Omg, I get on FIstream and see this two people that I like so much in a collab talking about death. I loved it

    Vitória FabbriniVitória Fabbrini5 päivää sitten
  • so shez the 1 that help discover Jane NDOs

    Lilian KarwithaLilian Karwitha5 päivää sitten
  • Ahhh Caitlin!!❤️❤️

    Milo The AngelMilo The Angel5 päivää sitten
  • OMG my heart did a little flippy flip seeing both of your yummy faces on one screen 😍😍😍 Also, Doctor Mike, what would be your response if a patient came to you requesting a Klonopin scrip?

    La TalullahLa Talullah5 päivää sitten
  • Notifications were off and I almost missed out. This girl is so cool and answers a lot of questions we think but don't ask.

    Sara YomamaSara Yomama5 päivää sitten
    • Sara Yomama You should visit her channel, Ask a Mortician.

      Sophie RobinsonSophie Robinson4 päivää sitten
  • AHHHHH Two of my favorite youtubers!!!!!!

    Desirae B.Desirae B.5 päivää sitten
  • I didn't know I needed this!

    mariana vazquezmariana vazquez5 päivää sitten
  • sadly the first thing i thought of with post death erections was lynchings were apparently that happened a few enough times to be notable.

    Pen EllynPen Ellyn5 päivää sitten
  • I love watching Caitlin’s channel so much. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard her explain what a trocar is. 😂

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