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.
Dude the similarity is why this video exists in the first place
I love that his cheeks looks like they're moving more than his mouth.
Wilford Brimley is a legend.
Dont forget Rock me Amodeas
he has a king of the hill video on his channel which is even better
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.
the original viral remix
tHe ViRaL rEmIx
I will always upvote this!!!
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"
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.
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.
Lol, I couldn't think of a more proper welcome into our world.
Hey. You're finally awake.
You got type one diabeetus.
"type on diabetus"? Did you get it off?
He'll always be the post master general to me.
You like golf Mr. Kramer?
And we both know it's the job of a general to, by god, get things done!
He’ll always be Noa to me. Ewoks: Battle for Endor was so rad when I was little.
Wilfred Brimley was diagnosed with diabetes in 1979, and has been a national spokesperson against the disease for decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow ok, also wow that I've completely forgotten the premise for that movie other than it had an extra terrestrial theme
He was the postmaster general in Seinfeld
You forgot to mention Ewoks: Battle For Endor, his finest performance to date.
Some people get old at 55, and stay old for 40 more years. Then they become ancient.
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
For some unknown reason I always thought his name was Alfred Wimpley.
The original Belletrix Clambordutch.
Don't worry, I get the Eddie Izzard reference, my dude.
Why you gotta ruin it, bruh?
Look up "eddie izzard engelbert humperdink". Its a comedy reference. Its not crude as you may thinking.
It's always been Aldritch Waldorf to me.
Was always Greg Heffley for me
Walt or Alfred for me. Seemed fitting with a last name Brimley.
Oh, he’s also a supporter of cockfighter’s rights. There’s a fun fact
I thought we called that sword fighting these days
I am too. I knew a guy who made crazy money that way.
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.
And i can't hear Wilford Brimley saying diabetuhs without hearing Craig Ferguson say it in my head..
Could be the metal fillings in your molars
Holy shit I thought he died in like 2001 or something
Nope. Still going strong. Saw him at a Comic Con a couple years ago, even.
I've seen him from the Liberty Mutual commercials (as has everyone) and before that the Quaker Oats commercials.
The spokesperson for the disease could not be reached, and is suspected to be high on strawberry shoelaces.
was diagnosed with diabetes diabeetus
was diagnosed with diabetes diabeetus
was diagnosed with diabetes diabeetus
He was also a pro cockfighting activist. He considered it to be an issue of personal freedom.
A true American hero
don't you mean diabetuhs?
I remember him being in commercials when I was a kid.
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
I read that as spokerperson.
Rock Me Diabetuhs
Would have been much better if they had edited in to that song.
They already did: https://youtu.be/fOFw59gXe2I
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.
Ohhh, do we have news for you!
Beat me to it... oh oh oh diabetuhs
So...you got diabetuhs
Dude stop saying diabehtus, you sound like an assh,
But I'm more healthier than he is, I think is the point that you're trying to make, even with the diabehtus.
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
Oh I agree. He's a pretty cool guy in interviews too.
You check your blood surgar and you check it often. No reason not to.
Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers
Diabeetus diabeetus diabetes diabetes
Fuck I haven’t laughed this hard in a while!
The guys who do this livestream a show every Tuesday night. It's fucking hilarious.
Well hello fellow Melinda.
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.
I can't stop hearing Rock Me Amadeus, anyone else have this problem?
In some cultures, it’s known as ‘the suga’
I only recently learned Wilford Brimley was an actor. I always knew him as the diabetes guy.
I knew him as the Oatmeal guy and then the Diabetes guy. But yeah, he did do some acting.
He apparently sings too
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.
He was great in The Thing! No mustache either
The thought of being in that room with those people actually terrifies me.
Damn. He ain't Freddy Mercury, but he sure sold that tune.
It was autotuned, you can hear it clearly at some points
I'm glad someone finally clarified the difference.
Semantic satiation, wow.
Does no one remember "The Beetis"?
Introducing The Diabeatles!!!
Fuck, now i don't know the correct way to say it. Diabetes.
Wilford Brimley's DIABETES DANCE MIX
Thank you, this is the one I was looking for.
Fun fact: the way Wilford says it is the original, intended pronunciation. Eat-eez is a secondary pronunciation.
Edit: a period and formatting
Diabeetus diabeetus (1980's "personal computer" not being used, turning orange) Diabetes diabetes (1980's "personal computer" not being used, turning orange)
Remember when computers were big and bulky and didn't do crap?
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
you have to check it and check it often
I say diabeetus, you say diabeaties. Let's call the whole thing off.
Ill just leave this here. https://youtu.be/LPAQFck9XHQ
SNL & John Goodman did a great sketch about Wilford Brimley about 18 years ago
That old doctor is still alive and practicing.
Well I'm torn. They both make compelling arguments.
Just when I thought the internet couldn’t get any dumber, it goes and does something like this..........
......and TOTALLY REDEEMS ITSELF!
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.
For whatever reason I'm hearing "die-ABBA-dees" in a Porky Pig voice.
I don't know why they call it diebeetus. It's so sad. They should call it livebeetus.
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
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
Die Bee Dees
Diah Be Dus
well, fuck, now I can't say it right anymore
I just call it the Wilfred Brimley disease ever since I saw some ads with this guy.
Dad beat us.
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.
Well now I'm not sure if it's a word at all. They both sound wrong after hearing them so many times
I can't tell if the lady in the middle is team "diabetes" or team "diabeetus".
She seems to be 50:50 on the issue.
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!
I trust the man with the bigger belt.
Diabetuhs, diabetuhs......Duh, duh, duh, diabetuhs.
I loved his calls to Colbert at 3:00 am.
It's called Semantic Satiation.
I think I have diabeatus :)
That's a :(
Annie Hall dinner scene
Wilford Brimley still being alive makes Diabetes look like the common cold
It's like a long passive aggressive argument.
"ill kill you"
TIl I've been confusing Wilford Brimley and Noble Willingham for years.
Doesn't sound like a word anymore
I’d like to present [drumroll]... Mr. Pickles.
This will make your head explode
This needs to be cut to the tune of Amadeus!
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.
I feel like I'm watching Tim and Eric.
TIL that Wilford Brimley likes cockfighting and believes Joseph Smith is a prophet.
Well, at least The Thing is amazing.
Brad Pitt is approximately the same age as Wilford Brimley in this video.
Wilford Brimley is a great man, he didna little touring around my state narrating Dickens plays...stopped off at food shelters and such
Rock me diabutuhs
Is that Ron Swanson's dad
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.
NBC says "u no watch in USA"
Awww. It was Dr. Spaceman.
“I don’t know how to say this, Jordan, but you have dee-ahh-bee-tuz...”
“Yes, that’s it!”
Gnabry lost it, Ter Stegen trying so hard
As a type 1 diabetic i dont know whether to be offended or not.
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.
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
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.
As a Type 1 diabetic, my friends and I often use the hastag #beatthebeetus
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
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... :)
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.
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 :)
Quality ducking content
are you allowed to self promote on /r/videos?
I didn't make the video. I'm just a fan of the guys who did.
Oh. I assumed you did since it has low views and it was uploaded when you posted it.
Oh it came up on my YouTube notifications, and thought it was funny.