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MRW A Friend I Haven't Seen In A Long Time Invites Me Out To Dinner And He Immediately Starts Talking About His MLM Business

MRW A Friend I Haven't Seen In A Long Time Invites Me Out To Dinner And He Immediately Starts Talking About His MLM Business

PinocchiosWoodBalls

"Its NOT a pyramid scheme! I´m not stupid! Its MLM and it will make me and you rich! YOU just dont get it, because you havent been to one of our meetings!" \- Every person falling for a pyramid scheme shortly before theyre back to stocking shelves in agony


rfox1990

https://c.tenor.com/PsSb0kcDVLcAAAAd/pyramid-michael-scott.gif


KING_JELLYB3AN

I gotta go make a call


Mymerrybean

I've gotta return some video tapes.


AppleJewsy

Gotta watch the show again innit


LostSoulsAlliance

"It's a reverse funnel!!"


CovertOwl

"Turn it upside down"


Bromogeeksual

Where do I put my feet?


6425

Ha, YOU got *GOT*, my friend.


CovertOwl

We don't get got. We go get.


2748seiceps

Can you do washing up without washing up liquid?


zh1K476tt9pq

"Its NOT a pyramid scheme! I´m not stupid! Its crypto currency and it will make me and you rich! YOU just dont get it, because you havent been to one of our meetings!"


Jonb87

Its a reverse funnel!


sock_slurper

Ok but have you ever tried to do the washing up without any washing up liquid?


Own-Cupcake7586

David Mitchell is my spirit animal sometimes.


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TheBeginningAndEnd

Peep Show. As fast as you can.


nickomash

British TV "Would I lie to you?" "8 out of 10 Cats." "Peep Show." He is basically known for panel show now :)


legendweaver

Don't forget Upstart Crow.


Roscoe_deVille

Don't forget "The Mitchell and Webb Situation" and "That Mitchell and Webb Look"! [For the uninitiated](https://youtu.be/rWvpvlT9pJU)


theotherpachman

Thank you for reminding me there are at least 5 episodes of Would I Lie to You that I haven't watched yet.


Xadnem

Also plays in the sitcom [Back](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5676590/).


MajorProcrastinator

Not the US version 😬


lazilyloaded

Oh god, don't even put that energy into the world.


Billy_Crumpets

That is so not rainbow rhythms.


Skeptical_Romulan

There's a US version?? I don't even know how that'd work, the British version is just so British (and fantastic).


theotherpachman

Sounds to me like it didn't work, probably because they couldn't capture the British-ness. The same issue happened with IT crowd and Richard Ayoade was in both.


rtxa

they shot some pilots, one of them has the main actor from big bang theory as Mark lol


TexasKevin

It's on Hulu!


borisHChrist

This


the_fate_of

If you’re from the USA you’ll find it **very** British, especially in a lot of the references. But it’s also **very** funny.


ostrow19

Peep show


GormlessFlatTaxer

It’s pretty number-wang.


essjay2009

Stop whatever you’re currently doing and go and watch every episode of Peep Show. Right now.


Own-Cupcake7586

“Would I Lie to You?” is a great show, and gives him plenty of chances to go off on his Mitchellian rants.


The_Urethra_Franklin

I’m from the states and recently binged every season of this show because I love David Mitchell. Didn’t realize I would then become a huge fan of Lee Mack as well. Such a great show


wiithepiiple

Despite David's posh and Lee's "lower class" presentation, Victoria Mitchell said Lee is the smartest person she's ever met. Watching his [performance in Countdown](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j63O3Ndnz9Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j63O3Ndnz9Y) (and his extremely sharp wit), I believe her.


DrSpaceman575

He's so quick on Would I Lie to You The [perfect pitch bit](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00uOHKg_aMw) is one of my favorites


wiithepiiple

He's amazingly quick-witted.


Elbradamontes

Wait...it was an A.


jstarlee

Sergeant by the way?!


termsofsurrender

Bob Mortimer. Anything could happen.


TheBlindCat

Bob Mortimer lives an amazing life of whimsy and madness. That man has lived.


the_peppers

Gary Cheeseman. They called him "Snipers Dream"


T0BIASNESS

Does his own dentistry lmfao


pencilheadedgeek

That reminds me! I'm almost out of Fuji 9!


tekjunky75

Daddy!


The_Urethra_Franklin

I didn’t know about him before I started watching the show. His wit is really some of the quickest and sharpest I’ve ever seen. Wish there were many more seasons to watch at this point.


OutrageousBiscuit

Watch Taskmaster ! He's in one of the latest seasons, and it's such a funny show. I'm on a rewatch binge rn, and still love it.


The_Urethra_Franklin

Been watching that too. Over the last year I’ve discovered UK panel shows, and I can’t get enough!


The_Luckiest

He is?? That’s exciting, I need to catch up!


KaufJ

Lee Mack has been on the most recent season, although in my opinion the show did not suit him. I don't know why, but for me he wasn't really funny, even though on other shows such as "Would I lie to you?" his style fits perfectly and he's one of the funniest persons there.


DishwasherTwig

Rhod Gilbert is also very intelligent despite appearances/demeanors.


fweng

/ being *Welsh*


Funmachine

A disadvantage so many people can never overcome.


Sweep89

I went to see a filming of Would I Lie To You a few years ago and Lee Mack's jokes and comebacks are *instant*. It was around 2.5hours of filming and he had something for everything. It was fascinating to experience.


LA_Drone_415

Lee and Victoria have great chemistry when they’re on the same Catsdown team. But I imagine they spend a lot of time together off camera as well


wiithepiiple

I believe the Mitchells and the Macks are close.


LA_Drone_415

100%


Reibyo

If you watched WILTY and didn't become a massive Bob Mortimer fan, then did you really watch it? Haha


The_Urethra_Franklin

Oh, but I did become a huge fan of his too! So many hilarious regulars is one of the main reasons I keep watching!


Elbradamontes

What was that crazy ass story? He gave Rod Stewart a bath? Now I have to watch them all again!


iamateenagehandmodel

I love that in the most recent seasons, you just know pretty much everything Mack says is a lie -- you just want to see how far he can go with it.


MrRandomSuperhero

You will adore this; [David Mitchell's soapbox](https://www.youtube.com/user/davidmitchellsoapbox) Seasons worth of bitesize Mitchell rants!


Itputsthesoapon

If you like lee mack, watch his bafta acceptance speech for WILTY … very funny and very lee mack :)


somanyroads

It's a highly bingeable show 😁


TheBlindCat

You can chart David Mitchell’s descent into madness by watching Bob Mortimer’s appearances. The clip where Bob explains how Chris Rea put an egg into his bath is amazing.


Dickbeard_The_Pirate

What do I base it on, Bob?!


Jetbooster

"Wh... what are you talking about!? What sort of a menagerie, do you imagine, I would be imagining!?"


Sawgon

\- WHERE. IN THE SAFARI PARK. WAS. YOUR. CAR? \- IN THE BABOON AREA! \- THANK YOU! AS I SUSPECTED.


Porrick

Also That Mitchell & Webb Look is one of the best sketch shows ever made. I'd even put it ahead of A Bit Of Fry And Laurie, which is no small feat.


crypticthree

I stan the snooker comentators


NoNonsenseHare

Oof... and that's a bad miss.


crypticthree

It's very upsetting for him. Harry Vaughn, of course, is old enough to remember the days when that long walk back from the table ended in the consolation of a proper drink.


patrickpeppers

If you put a fish in that glass, it wouldn't even die. *shakes head disapprovingly*


TheCleaverguy

Our viewers in the North may be experiencing some technical difficulties.


Bendy_Paperclip

SIR DIGBY CHICKEN CAESAR!!


LostSoulsAlliance

the corner store liquor sketch is amazing. Funny and sad at the same time.


Billy_Crumpets

That one gets referenced so much among my friends. We can't have a drink without someone saying "well now I notice, this is an alcoholic lager beer, isn't it?"


LostSoulsAlliance

"Yes Hugh, it's the most alcohol per ml at the lowest cost in this corner shop."


listmore

That’s NumberWang!


Benrein

Peep show is okay, but dang it if Mitchell and Webb isn't gut busting.


DipThatChip

really? totally vice versa for me


iamateenagehandmodel

Mate? The house red? Where the hell do you think you are?


HonestMcDilt

This is source for the gif, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUuAAihjF90 And as u/Own-Cupcake7586 said, it's a great show


carnsolus

[https://youtu.be/FUuAAihjF90?t=315](https://youtu.be/FUuAAihjF90?t=315) timestamp he's pretending to be a tortoise for the girl's story


WhoDoIThinkIAm

Ah. Susie Dent took a break from the gloryholes to be a guest too


Ishaan863

2:59, if you want to skip to the story that contains the GIF


fratted

Peep show


TheGreyMatters

Peep Show is great however sometimes it makes me cringe so hard I think my back might break. So definitely that.


WindowsXP2

PEEP SHOW!!! absolutely BRILLIANT. one of the best tv shows of all time use the website 123series (with adblocker on) and you’ll get the whole show for free


borisHChrist

Brit here, try your hardest to get the show ‘Peep Show’ he is a spectacular human


thatmffm

Look up “That Mitchell & Webb Look” for some great sketch comedy


TheWierdAsianKid

Yeah "Would I Lie to You" has a ton of clips and compilations on youtube and he's one of the team captains. His rapport with the other captain, Lee Mack and the host Rob Brydon is fantastic


maruchunn

His appearances on QI are also quite good


matthewtheninja

He shows up occasionally on QI, which is another BBC show I'd recommend.


doot_doot

Peep Show is seriously one of the best things ever made, and there are a TON of episodes. Drop whatever you're doing and go start watching.


northyj0e

Ignore everyone else, you need "the Mitchell and Webb Look", Sir Digby Chicken Ceasar and Ginger is brilliant.


Zenosfire258

Would I Lie to You he is a main cast member. He makes appearances in a ton of British Panel shows such as QI, 8 out of 10 cats (normal and especially his appearances on the Does Count Down version), I think he's been in Task Master, and many others. If you enjoy his dry with humour I might also suggest Phil Jupitus, Bill Bailey, Lee Mac, David's wife Victoria Coren Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, and basically any other reoccuring guest on QI.


GoodGodLem0n

David Mitchell hasn’t been on Taskmaster yet, but Victoria Coren-Mitchell was recently announced for series 12. Lee Mack was on series 11, I believe.


Zenosfire258

And Allen Davis too! Can't wait for the next task master season


DrSpaceman575

I’d also say Richard Ayoade, especially check out Travel Man


nullVcore

Would I Lie to You & 9 out of 10 cats are really funny. Also if you like similar stuff check out Taskmaster.


kerdon

I'm pretty sure he's also been on Quite Interesting a lot. That's a great one. Original run was hosted by Stephen Fry and the current run is Sandy Toksvig (not sure I spelled her last name right)


somanyroads

He's amazing on "Would I Lie To You?". Reminds me if the old game shows like "What's My Line?". He's a permanent panelist along with Lee Mack (another hilarious comedian).


needstherapy

He's on QI a lot, that's where I've seen him most.


MinimumWade

He's also famous for co-creating and co-starring in a very funny but hard to watch due to 2nd hand embarrassment show called Peep Show.


radagasthebrown

He's also often on QI which is otherwise fantastic


jadepearl

The show QI: Quite Interesting


HonestMcDilt

Greg Davies the other times?


Own-Cupcake7586

Alex Horne, actually.


NiyiyicePants

Leetle Alex H^(ooooorne!)


kovaht

hahaha that's so perfect. Especially the sometimes at the end. I agree, he's my spirit animal too...sometimes


boxer2012

He used to have a YouTube channel called David Mitchell’s Soapbox, its absolutely hilarious and I highly recommend it.


RedPillAlphaBigCock

You could say spirit tortoise (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)


Dysthymike

Discovering British panel shows was one of the better days of my life.


DeuceyBoots

Do you have a list of shows you’d recommend? I also love them but hope I’m not missing anything fantastic.


Dysthymike

I don't know of all of them, but these are what I watch the most, here's a copy/paste of what I sent someone else: QI (Quite Interesting) - Obscure, interesting facts 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Math and word scramble games Would I Lie To You - Teams have to guess if someone on the other team is lying about a personal tale Big Fat Quiz Of The Year - A long pub quiz type game about events of the last year Taskmaster - Players have to creatively complete challenges FYI British rules about swearing on TV are rather relaxed. Big Fat Quiz also has versions called Big Fat Quiz of the Decade (80s, 90s, 00s), and of Everything. Some of the Big Fat Quizzes are better than others but it is better to watch the full episode. All the other games it is probably ok to just watch clips of. You get used to Jimmy Carr's laugh after awhile. I haven't started Taskmaster yet but it's supposed to be really good. Would I Lie To You and QI are my favorites


christoy123

Taskmaster is AMAZING. So so good and very unlike all the other ones. Can’t recommend it enough


alliewya

To round out the list: Mock the Week Have I got news for you (quite british political based)


DeuceyBoots

Wonderful. Thank you so much. I’ve watched most of these shows but haven’t heard of taskmaster. I’ll be giving that a go. Cheers!


StyofoamSword

To make to even better the official Taskmaster Youtube channel has almost every season uploaded. Series 1-8 are up for (I think) everyone, 9 has not been uploaded, and series 10, 11 and the New Years special are uploaded but region locked.


immoralatheist

Taskmaster all seasons: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1-LlTywAruJXwH5xxzZrU8pqxzmdyVn5c (And not censored like the official youtube uploads are!)


Thrillog

Nevermind the Buzzcocks. Check it out, especially seasons hosted by Mark Lamar and Simon Amstel.


MrRandomSuperhero

You will adore this; [David Mitchell's soapbox](https://www.youtube.com/user/davidmitchellsoapbox) Seasons worth of bitesize Mitchell rants!


RedPillAlphaBigCock

get on TASKMASTER NOW - DO IT NOW


Tkazwraa

this happened to me


mangorama-x

Me too- I was trying to be polite and just let the whole thing play out. What finally pushed me over the edge was when his “mentor” just happened to be sitting at the bar and came over and joined in on the sales pitch.


l3ane

That's where I say I'm going to use the restroom real quick then just walk directly out the front door and leave.


JarasM

Just say you gotta return some videotapes.


Simres

Just gonna return my VHS cazzettes real quick


another_being

This makes me want to get invited to a MLM pitch just so I can do this.


Tkazwraa

they ambushed you


Tkazwraa

if they were selling Amway you could say they 'Amwaybushed' you.


ManInTheMirruh

Me too...work friend I hadn't seen for a year hits me up saying hes run into some good opportunities and he'd like to share some with me. Big red flag right there. I humored him all the way to the point of hearing him out, having his mentor come by and give a whole presentation, calling the mentors "mentor" on the phone discussing how he already succeeded with his leads and that if I work hard someday I will be able to take vacations around the world too(what he was claiming he was doing while on the phone). I felt bad for my friend as it was obvious his mentor was taking advantage of his gullibility and using his relationships for money. I seriously hate MLMs.


probablyourdad

Me too minus the dinner


ChasingPesmerga

"It's not just a business...it's freedom and lifestyle" -my old boss, recruiting me to sell some soap and protein shakes


essjay2009

“It’s not just a business .. it’s crushing debt in the form of stock obligations I’ve signed up for without understanding what I was doing and now I’m trying to throw you under the bus to help me escape my own poor decisions”.


BoobsRmadeforboobing

Idk. Looks more like a tortoise being sung happy birthday to


HonestMcDilt

Should have just given him the BAFTA right then and there


EazyParise

We shouldn't give him too many BAFTAs though, he might try to kill more rats with them


alchemist5

That bit is legit one of the funniest on a show that's already one of the funniest I've seen. And he barely did anything at all. Dude's a genius.


mvpetri

He is not scampering, so I think he might be depressed.


BoobsRmadeforboobing

Have you maybe tried putting just a drop of nail polish remover in its terrarium?


mvpetri

I was going to, but my TV doesn't turn on and my house builder is on his way


RedPillAlphaBigCock

Did the builder fall through your roof ?


ilovetohatepolitics

A 60 year old tortoise if I recall correctly.


alamodafthouse

i love stacey


kopkiwi

Seriously funny chick and comes across quite endearing.


Benrein

The blessed international treasure that is David Mitchell.


comrade_leviathan

The human treasure. I ❤️ David Mitchell with every quantum that my fleshy computer brain can compute.


toorad4momanddad

"Listen, listen. It's not pyramid selling, it's...network...marketing and it's a guaranteed money making, Mark! I've seen the, the charts!"


rfox1990

https://c.tenor.com/PsSb0kcDVLcAAAAd/pyramid-michael-scott.gif


elotium

"Oh, there are charts!"


pianoflames

It’s usually pretty sad, they’re under the impression that they’ve opened up their own business. “Proud to announce that I’m opening up my own business and have become my own boss, I was selected as brand ambassador for [x]” I usually don’t have the heart to tell them that they’re not the business owner, but actually the customer.


TheyreEatingHer

This literally happened to me. She messaged me out of the blue and I thought maybe she was trying to reconnect with people after we graduated college.. I was kinda lonely, so the thought of having a friend to talk to and hang out with seemed like a good idea. We talked for a while over chat and then she invited me to an MLM/board game party. I guilt-bought something from her that night and went home. She wanted a coffee date afterwards but it was just a thirty minute discussion over the product I bought. She never wanted to hang out with me again.


DarkGamer

I will immediately no longer consider them a friend and I'd probably walk out of the dinner.


MetalJunkie101

PHIL? PHIL CONNORS?


McBraas

Am I the only one with no idea what MLM is?


Issun_TWA

Multilevel Marketing. Its basically a pyramid scheme hiding behind the facade of sales.


McBraas

Oooh. I had an old buddy who got into that scam and then started trying to recruit all his friends and family. They were selling coffee machines and some kind of magic healing juice.


Issun_TWA

People get sucked into them by the promise of making large sums of money. Of course this doesn't come at no cost. You typically have to buy your own stock, so when people inevitably fall into debt theh will turn to those closest to try and sell them the same pitch that got them into the mess.


ThereIsReallyNoPun

They are usually explicitly pressured by their organizations to target their friends and family.


TyrannosaurusGod

Yeah, they don’t suddenly turn to friends and family to get out from under their stock. The whole pitch from the beginning is that your friends and family will love the product, too, and you’ll all get rich together selling it. What typically happens is they hook all the suckers early the get really pushy when they exhaust their network and start getting desperate.


cr4zyh4ck3r

I knew a couple kids in highschool get sucked into something similar. If I remember correctly the scheme was called Wake Up Now and all they were selling were coupon books lol.


IrishGuyNYC00

Hey hun, we should catch up. Want to grab a coffee?


Esdonto

It's "male loving male", ops friend is talking about their Snape/Harry fanfic


WingleDingleFingle

They invite you to dinner? I just get facebook messages.


OlliFevang

Is this that common in USA? I see you guys relate to this all the time..


The_Rogue_Coder

There are so many freaking MLMs, it's ridiculous. Yes, this is a fairly common thing to have had at least one acquaintance try to sell you in their grand business opportunity.


lazilyloaded

A "nation of entrepreneurs" gone amok.


Uncle_Junk

Is making money by taking advantage of people common in the US? It's pretty much the whole fucking point of the country and has been since day 1. We just try to obscure this truth by wrapping a flag around it and spouting off words like "liberty" and "freedom". Edit: I was reminded of and had to add this clip: [*"So make more fuckin' money! This is America, you don't make money you're a fuckin' douchebag!"*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpc-zAbL2Uw)


ozzymustaine

Everytime someone I haven’t seen or talked In years come talk to me is either one of two things: - asking for money - pyramid scheme


Timely_Ad5386

Guys do MLM now? Just kill me


ThatDudeWithoutKarma

Had a dude in high school try to sell me cutco knives and that was like 10 years ago.


Timely_Ad5386

Hah I went to a cutco representative recruiting presentation about 10 yrs ago... that was a no from me


orangetwentythree

I answered a job posting and in the interview it turned out to be selling Kirby vacuums. I ended up jumping the curb and damaging my wheel on the way home and having to call my dad for a ride. It was an all around bad day.


HonestMcDilt

Yep, Amway...


ThereIsReallyNoPun

Amway is terrible. They tried to recruit my mother, who had recently suffered a stroke and couldn't even speak in full sentences because of the resulting aphasia. It was obvious as night and day that she wouldn't succeed in an aggressive salesperson role - her "uplines" just wanted her starter fees. When my dad and I tried to talk her out of it, the Amway employees started to tell her that her family was holding her back and didn't want her to succeed, that Amway was her only path forward. Huge cult vibes.


Msorr33

Way to have zero faith in mom. SMH.


TyrannosaurusGod

Not exactly an MLM but a scam nonetheless, you’ll see more guys selling whole life insurance these days as well. My old friend invited me for a beer and got his pitch in and didn’t even offer to pay for the beer. Then he printed out a random list of contacts from my social media accounts and asked me for their numbers so he could share the awesome opportunity.


osterling

A couple years ago, at one of the lowest times of my life, I was really depressed and even considering the worst options. This friend on Facebook had posted a post regarding suicide "If you need to talk, call me, don't make drastic decisions, I can always listen, blah blah..." So I decided to call her. She started very nice and friendly, but then, the conversation started going to her stupid pyramid scheme meetings. She told me that she had friends that I should meet and I will learn to be financially independent, etc, etc. I ended up worse than before.


Fusion_haa

That's when i say i need to use the washroom and pretend they don't see me leaving the main entrance


shoneybear

He’s always good on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.


SerotoninAddict

It's not a pyramid scheme. Would i lie to you?


comrade_leviathan

It’s my friend that I knew in high school, whose sister was my prom date until she got grounded for skipping class because she was blowing the lacrosse team during class for an entire week.


MiserableKing

Well let me ask you this. How much washing up could you do without any washing up liquid?


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Well done Reddit. The algo works. https://i.imgur.com/9W9bGyB.jpg


CatgoesM00

Honest question , no /s Why don’t we just call it a pyramid scheme? What’s the point of changing it to MLM when everyone else knows what a pyramid scheme is ? Are they not the same thing ? Dammit John , I’m not gunna buy your cut Co knives 🔪


Nephilimn

Pyramid schemes are illegal in the US, and MLMs are not. The difference is that MLMs actually have a product or service to sell, while true pyramid schemes are purely about getting people to join. MLMs are basically juuuuuust legitimate enough to not be illegal, but they still exploit people in a similar way. They're just not 100% pure grift like a true pyramid scheme is.


CatgoesM00

Awesome, thank you very much for explains that Nephy :)


Placide-Stellas

David Mitchell is the king of No-bullshitland


Please-Dont-Panic

I ❤️ David Mitchell so much it hurts


Deadpooldan

I see David Mitchell, I upvote


failedidealist

How much washing up could you do without any washing up liquid?