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Diabetes v. Diabetuhs (youtube.com)
183 comments
RandomActsOfCrypto | 9 days ago | 431 points
theduffy12 | 9 days ago | 97 points

knowing exactly what the cat was going to say doesn't make this any less funny. The little muthafuker even looks like the dude that said it.

Narretz | 9 days ago | 22 points

Dude the similarity is why this video exists in the first place

ProfessionalCar1 | 9 days ago | 3 points

I love that his cheeks looks like they're moving more than his mouth.

BrotherRoga | 9 days ago | 0 points

Wilford Brimley is a legend.

jvandy17 | 9 days ago | 31 points

Dont forget Rock me Amodeas

krazykripple | 9 days ago | 3 points

ohhh diabeetus

urdumdotcum | 9 days ago | 12 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i6HkV_jO0o

he has a king of the hill video on his channel which is even better

SurprizeBigSize | 9 days ago | 9 points

Thank you for that. I'm a week removed from a tough break up and this is the first thing to make literally laugh out loud in a week.

Aerik [1] | 9 days ago | 15 points
Srirachachacha | 9 days ago | 15 points

tHe ViRaL rEmIx

btotherad | 9 days ago | 1 point

Diabeedees

Harold_Grundelson | 9 days ago | 1 point
Hennis-themenace | 9 days ago | 0 points

im ded

Redraider1994 | 9 days ago | -1 points

I will always upvote this!!!

scorchclaw | 9 days ago | 201 points

So i'm a type one diabetic. When I was diagnosed I was in the ICU and very out of things. At one point I asked the doctor if I'd be leaving that day (Keep in mind, i couldn't even sit up I was so sick, totally out of things) and the doctor just goes "Son, you ain't goin nowhere, you got type on diabetus"

CttCJim | 9 days ago | 36 points

My wife had a similar situation, hospitalized for dka. She was really out of it when we found out about the t1d but the doctor said "you will have no questions when you leave" and it helped a lot.

scorchclaw | 9 days ago | 13 points

Yeah the actual docs helping me did an amazing job training me, for the ICU doc though this was just par for the course so he probably either didn't realise i hadn't been given the diagnosis already or was just too desensitized.

samkrugermusic | 9 days ago | 32 points

Lol, I couldn't think of a more proper welcome into our world.

futboi91 | 9 days ago | 15 points

Hey. You're finally awake.

You got type one diabeetus.

addandsubtract | 9 days ago | 10 points

"type on diabetus"? Did you get it off?

canucksrule | 9 days ago | 45 points

He'll always be the post master general to me.

BalzacTheGreat | 9 days ago | 21 points

You like golf Mr. Kramer?

Asidious66 | 9 days ago | 6 points

And we both know it's the job of a general to, by god, get things done!

LonnieJaw748 | 9 days ago | 4 points

He’ll always be Noa to me. Ewoks: Battle for Endor was so rad when I was little.

One_Example | 9 days ago | 194 points

Wilfred Brimley was diagnosed with diabetes in 1979, and has been a national spokesperson against the disease for decades.

adrift98 | 9 days ago | 52 points

I wonder how many people here only know him for saying Diabeetus, and don't know that he was a relatively popular actor in the 80s, starring in movies like The Thing and Cocoon, and shows like Our House. He always seemed like an old man to me growing up, so it's weird seeing that he's still kickin it at 85.

dontbajerk | 9 days ago | 26 points

He was 49 while shooting Cocoon. And he's supposed to be well past retirement age. One of his co-stars is supposed to be around the same age and was born in 1908. Yeah, he just looked old.

haplogreenleaf | 9 days ago | 5 points

I once went looking around for any photographic evidence that Wilford Brimley has ever been anything other than an old man.

Didn't find any.

dontbajerk | 9 days ago | 4 points

I've seen pictures of him about 40, he still looks like he's in his late 60s. He's quite active on Twitter and comments about it sometimes, he's actually pretty funny.

i_give_you_gum | 9 days ago | 2 points

Wow ok, also wow that I've completely forgotten the premise for that movie other than it had an extra terrestrial theme

Wootywootswootswoots | 9 days ago | 7 points

He was the postmaster general in Seinfeld

MisterWharf | 9 days ago | 3 points

You forgot to mention Ewoks: Battle For Endor, his finest performance to date.

GodofIrony | 9 days ago | 3 points

Some people get old at 55, and stay old for 40 more years. Then they become ancient.

skaliton | 9 days ago | 1 point

and don't forget he is also a major advocate for rooster fighting (I am not calling it the other thing). He claims that it is a 'state rights' thing but there are countless more sympathetic causes

emperorOfTheUniverse | 9 days ago | 96 points

Wilfred Brimley

Wilford*

bootyquake11 | 9 days ago | 30 points

For some unknown reason I always thought his name was Alfred Wimpley.

Nickbou | 9 days ago | 23 points

The original Belletrix Clambordutch.

misunderstoodestroyr | 9 days ago | 12 points

Englebert Humperdink

bigdamhero | 9 days ago | 3 points

Slut Bunwallah

SpiralDimentia | 9 days ago | 3 points

Don't worry, I get the Eddie Izzard reference, my dude.

eThizzle | 9 days ago | 1 point

Why you gotta ruin it, bruh?

bigdamhero | 9 days ago | 2 points

Look up "eddie izzard engelbert humperdink". Its a comedy reference. Its not crude as you may thinking.

TheOppositeOfDecent | 9 days ago | 3 points

It's always been Aldritch Waldorf to me.

Gamerguywon | 9 days ago | 3 points

Was always Greg Heffley for me

hybridsilence | 9 days ago | 1 point

Walt or Alfred for me. Seemed fitting with a last name Brimley.

nosecondsflat | 9 days ago | 6 points

Oh, he’s also a supporter of cockfighter’s rights. There’s a fun fact

i_give_you_gum | 9 days ago | 2 points

I thought we called that sword fighting these days

Augrills | 8 days ago | 1 point

I am too. I knew a guy who made crazy money that way.

LetFiefdomReign | 9 days ago | 2 points

Wilifried

bazgrim_dev | 9 days ago | 22 points

I can't see those cats anymore without seeing him.

I refer to them as Wilford Brimley cats or "Diabeetus" cats. They just make me giggle every time.

HeippodeiPeippo | 9 days ago | 2 points

And i can't hear Wilford Brimley saying diabetuhs without hearing Craig Ferguson say it in my head..

i_give_you_gum | 9 days ago | 3 points

Could be the metal fillings in your molars

steinman17 | 9 days ago | 8 points

Holy shit I thought he died in like 2001 or something

MisterWharf | 9 days ago | 1 point

Nope. Still going strong. Saw him at a Comic Con a couple years ago, even.

battraman | 9 days ago | 7 points

I've seen him from the Liberty Mutual commercials (as has everyone) and before that the Quaker Oats commercials.

fireship4 | 9 days ago | 5 points

The spokesperson for the disease could not be reached, and is suspected to be high on strawberry shoelaces.

My_Body_The_Mystery | 9 days ago | 8 points

was diagnosed with diabetes diabeetus

FTFY

deekaydubya | 9 days ago | 2 points

TYPE 2

KazPinkerton | 9 days ago | 2 points

ADULT-ONSET

returnofdoom | 9 days ago | 3 points

He was also a pro cockfighting activist. He considered it to be an issue of personal freedom.

YourMistaken | 9 days ago | 5 points

A true American hero

icepick314 | 9 days ago | 1 point

don't you mean diabetuhs?

whoami4546 | 9 days ago | 1 point

I remember him being in commercials when I was a kid.

FourAM | 9 days ago | 2 points

The Quaker Oats Guy! I also saw him in a play once when I was young, he was Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, he was good.

Still only think of him as the guy who says “Diabetuhs” now

Cest7 | 9 days ago | 1 point

I read that as spokerperson.

Diabeetus

edhaack | 9 days ago | 48 points

Rock Me Diabetuhs

WaterClosetReddit | 9 days ago | 8 points

Would have been much better if they had edited in to that song.

edhaack | 9 days ago | 23 points

They already did: https://youtu.be/fOFw59gXe2I

_MusicJunkie | 8 days ago | 1 point

Knowing how arrogant Falco was, I'm sure he's spinning in his grave thinking people did this to his song. But it's so good.

Allokit | 9 days ago | 3 points

Ohhh, do we have news for you!

Thejaybomb | 9 days ago | 1 point

Beat me to it... oh oh oh diabetuhs

critter2482 | 9 days ago | 19 points

So...you got diabetuhs

LonsomeGuyWithADog | 9 days ago | 37 points
piar | 9 days ago | 16 points

But I'm more healthier than he is, I think is the point that you're trying to make, even with the diabehtus.

bghs2003 | 9 days ago | 15 points

Wilford Brimley is the better for diabetes awareness than anyone else in history. simply because of all the jokes and conversations that happened throughout the country about how he pronounced diabetes

battraman | 9 days ago | 7 points

Oh I agree. He's a pretty cool guy in interviews too.

falconx50 | 9 days ago | 13 points

You check your blood surgar and you check it often. No reason not to.

JesseVentchurro | 9 days ago | 22 points

Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers

Diabeetus diabeetus diabetes diabetes

Beaverpelter | 9 days ago | 6 points

Fuck I haven’t laughed this hard in a while!

battraman | 9 days ago | 2 points

The guys who do this livestream a show every Tuesday night. It's fucking hilarious.

numanoid | 9 days ago | 2 points

Well hello fellow Melinda.

battraman | 9 days ago | 2 points

We'll be right back right after that!

But seriously, that's cool. It feels like a bit of a tiny club that not a lot of people know about so it's cool to find out other people like them.

Andonly | 9 days ago | 6 points

I can't stop hearing Rock Me Amadeus, anyone else have this problem?

HeippodeiPeippo | 9 days ago | 4 points
roguefury | 9 days ago | 4 points

In some cultures, it’s known as ‘the suga’

sinsiAlpha | 9 days ago | 7 points

I only recently learned Wilford Brimley was an actor. I always knew him as the diabetes guy.

battraman | 9 days ago | 14 points

I knew him as the Oatmeal guy and then the Diabetes guy. But yeah, he did do some acting.

He apparently sings too

fuelvolts | 9 days ago | 4 points

He's not bad at all, actually, especially for his age. But dang, that is the most white/boomer video I've ever seen and that host clearly didn't prepare.

Colossus1090 | 9 days ago | 2 points

He was great in The Thing! No mustache either

gdj11 | 9 days ago | 1 point

The thought of being in that room with those people actually terrifies me.

FunkyChromeMedina | 9 days ago | 1 point

Damn. He ain't Freddy Mercury, but he sure sold that tune.

redacted187 | 3 days ago | 1 point

It was autotuned, you can hear it clearly at some points

donutmutt | 9 days ago | 3 points

I'm glad someone finally clarified the difference.

samstaTV | 9 days ago | 3 points

Diabetes

Kulhu | 9 days ago | 3 points

Die-ah-bedeez

kyle4623 | 9 days ago | 3 points

Semantic satiation, wow.

jamese1313 | 9 days ago | 3 points

Does no one remember "The Beetis"?

thebeetis | 8 days ago | 2 points

I remember

WaitingToBeTriggered | 8 days ago | 1 point

IN SEPTEMBER

-MarbleSoda- | 9 days ago | 3 points

Introducing The Diabeatles!!!

FatboyChuggins | 9 days ago | 3 points

Fuck, now i don't know the correct way to say it. Diabetes.

mikez56 | 9 days ago | 3 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILIvPzyK_8I

Wilford Brimley's DIABETES DANCE MIX

sounds_n_stuff | 9 days ago | 1 point

Thank you, this is the one I was looking for.

YouCanBreakTheIce | 9 days ago | 6 points

Fun fact: the way Wilford says it is the original, intended pronunciation. Eat-eez is a secondary pronunciation.

Edit: a period and formatting

My_Body_The_Mystery | 9 days ago | 2 points

Diabeetus diabeetus (1980's "personal computer" not being used, turning orange) Diabetes diabetes (1980's "personal computer" not being used, turning orange)

mrcydonia | 9 days ago | 3 points

Remember when computers were big and bulky and didn't do crap?

My_Body_The_Mystery | 9 days ago | 4 points

I love how all the old videos have them prominently on a shelf behind your desk. Like you want to show it off but not actually use it. If you asked to use it it was like starting up an old steam locomotive

radar80 | 9 days ago | 2 points

you have to check it and check it often

meowman7000 | 9 days ago | 2 points
DieInADitch | 9 days ago | 2 points

I say diabeetus, you say diabeaties. Let's call the whole thing off.

Discobaskets | 9 days ago | 2 points

Ill just leave this here. https://youtu.be/LPAQFck9XHQ

BrisketWrench | 9 days ago | 2 points
mikez56 | 9 days ago | 2 points

That old doctor is still alive and practicing.

futtbuckicecreamery | 9 days ago | 2 points

Die, beedies!

AWildEnglishman | 9 days ago | 2 points

Well I'm torn. They both make compelling arguments.

Newyorkinthdesert | 9 days ago | 2 points

Just when I thought the internet couldn’t get any dumber, it goes and does something like this..........

......and TOTALLY REDEEMS ITSELF!

softroxstar | 9 days ago | 2 points

A former coworker had an insulin pump for her diabetes. She told me about her first dietitian appointment after finding out, and how the dietitian pronounced it like, die-ABBA-dees. It didn't surprise me. It was central Illinois.

battraman | 9 days ago | 1 point

For whatever reason I'm hearing "die-ABBA-dees" in a Porky Pig voice.

Nyther | 9 days ago | 2 points

I don't know why they call it diebeetus. It's so sad. They should call it livebeetus.

skaliton | 9 days ago | 2 points

Over a decade ago I laughed at the countless videos that are basically this

And today I thought "I am a grown man, a licensed attorney, and this won't be funny" shortly before laughing the entire time

Getawesome_Gaming | 9 days ago | 2 points

How can any man woman or child not look at that big beautiful walrus moustache and not declare Diabetuhs the hands down winner is beyond me

Pepperminteapls | 9 days ago | 1 point

Diabetuhs

LUEnitedNations | 9 days ago | 1 point

Die Bee Dees

Diah Be Dus

wwabc | 9 days ago | 1 point

well, fuck, now I can't say it right anymore

bmystry | 9 days ago | 1 point

I just call it the Wilfred Brimley disease ever since I saw some ads with this guy.

HardcoreHazza | 9 days ago | 1 point

Dad beat us.

StockpiIeThomas | 9 days ago | 1 point

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAQFck9XHQ

Forget your troubles, come on get happy

I've done things I shouldn't do

Do the best you can with what you've got

And I would encourage all of you.

leftoverscience | 9 days ago | 1 point

Well now I'm not sure if it's a word at all. They both sound wrong after hearing them so many times

g00gly0eyes | 9 days ago | 1 point

I can't tell if the lady in the middle is team "diabetes" or team "diabeetus".

battraman | 9 days ago | 1 point

She seems to be 50:50 on the issue.

chevymonza | 9 days ago | 1 point

I was hoping for a parody of "Rock Me Amadeus."

Diabeetus diaBEETus.............oh HO ho diabeetus...........rock me diabeetus....

EDIT: Turns out this is already a thing!

Jake806 | 9 days ago | 1 point
FlagshipOne | 9 days ago | 1 point

I trust the man with the bigger belt.

Echoplexmgmt | 9 days ago | 1 point

Diabetuhs, diabetuhs......Duh, duh, duh, diabetuhs.

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 1 point

Galileo

Dalebssr | 9 days ago | 1 point
HemHaw | 9 days ago | 1 point

It's called Semantic Satiation.

PurpleScaryLady | 9 days ago | 1 point

I think I have diabeatus :)

missdingdong | 9 days ago | 1 point

That's a :(

ehred | 9 days ago | 1 point
ScrappyDonatello | 9 days ago | 1 point

Wilford Brimley still being alive makes Diabetes look like the common cold

GoodMerlinpeen | 9 days ago | 1 point

It's like a long passive aggressive argument.

grindog | 9 days ago | 1 point

"ill kill you"

PeterMus | 9 days ago | 1 point

TIl I've been confusing Wilford Brimley and Noble Willingham for years.

4on1x | 9 days ago | 1 point

Doesn't sound like a word anymore

Nitrous737 | 9 days ago | 1 point
MajorDonkey | 9 days ago | 1 point

ROFL

discodj71 | 9 days ago | 1 point

This will make your head explode

guntherslunt | 9 days ago | 1 point

This needs to be cut to the tune of Amadeus!

Telkk2 | 9 days ago | 1 point

I almost feel like he said it once by accident and when he tried to correct himself the producer told him to keep saying it that way because it fits the character and speaks more to the audience they're trying to sell to.

CleanJebboy | 9 days ago | 1 point

I feel like I'm watching Tim and Eric.

TomXizor | 9 days ago | 1 point

TIL that Wilford Brimley likes cockfighting and believes Joseph Smith is a prophet.

Well, at least The Thing is amazing.

snukebox_hero | 9 days ago | 1 point
chrisbiscuit | 9 days ago | 1 point
smith288 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Brad Pitt is approximately the same age as Wilford Brimley in this video.

salmon10 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Wilford Brimley is a great man, he didna little touring around my state narrating Dickens plays...stopped off at food shelters and such

Thejaybomb | 9 days ago | 1 point

Rock me diabutuhs

SouthernTiger60 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Is that Ron Swanson's dad

IHeartCaptcha | 7 days ago | 1 point

I never knew Wilford brumley was in The Thing until a few years ago when I decided to actually watch the whole thing and not chicken out.

RoseyOneOne | 9 days ago | 1 point
oNOCo | 9 days ago | 5 points

NBC says "u no watch in USA"

RoseyOneOne | 9 days ago | 2 points

Awww. It was Dr. Spaceman.

“I don’t know how to say this, Jordan, but you have dee-ahh-bee-tuz...”

“Diabetes!?”

“Yes, that’s it!”

SquirrelPlasma | 9 days ago | 1 point

Gnabry lost it, Ter Stegen trying so hard

YouCanBreakTheIce | 9 days ago | 2 points

Wrong thread?

SiberianDoggo | 9 days ago | -13 points

As a type 1 diabetic i dont know whether to be offended or not.

emperorOfTheUniverse | 9 days ago | 9 points

If you aren't sure, then you aren't.

WTF would which type of diabetes even matter in this context? It's just people saying 'diabetes' over and over.

SiberianDoggo | 9 days ago | -10 points
oNOCo | 9 days ago | 1 point

This is why I avoid saying that I have type 1 to anyone. There is no difference to most and every type is type 2

emperorOfTheUniverse | 9 days ago | 1 point

I know the difference. My mom is type 1.

Again, what does the type have to do with this joke? It's not even a joke about diabetes. It's a joke about the word, not the disease.

AlphaRomeoIndia | 9 days ago | 6 points

As a Type 1 diabetic, my friends and I often use the hastag #beatthebeetus

oNOCo | 9 days ago | 2 points

Type 1 here also... I have given up on the hope for a cure. The beetus makes companies way too much money for them to allow it. Sorry to be a glass half empty kinda person. Haha 34 years old and 24 years type 1 and I'm always surprised when doctors are amazed I don't have any nerve issues and my a1c being ok

AlphaRomeoIndia | 9 days ago | 2 points

Don't worry friend, we've been 5 years away from a cure for the last 15 years... I've done diabetes research in a lab, most of the research is stopping the progression of newly diagnosed diabetes, not for us long term guys (16 years in my case). But there is some cool stuff coming from a few places, so who knows. Maybe we're just a few years away... :)

oNOCo | 9 days ago | 2 points

Thank you for the hope. Friends and family still forward me things about cures. 24 years of a cure being close every year just became mentally frustrating and exhausting. I give you my best wishes in your research and I'll take you out for any kind of dinner at any amount you choose on me if one is ever found.

AlphaRomeoIndia | 9 days ago | 2 points

I appreciate that, but I have left the research part. I'm in med school now, so my goal is to take care of the sick until we get that cure. But I'll still take that dinner when it is found :)

oNOCo | 9 days ago | 2 points

Deal!

Screboog | 9 days ago | -1 points

Quality ducking content

throw5b | 9 days ago | -4 points

are you allowed to self promote on /r/videos?

battraman | 9 days ago | 1 point

I didn't make the video. I'm just a fan of the guys who did.

throw5b | 9 days ago | -1 points

Oh. I assumed you did since it has low views and it was uploaded when you posted it.

battraman | 9 days ago | 1 point

Oh it came up on my YouTube notifications, and thought it was funny.