Reese's Peanut-Butter-Ectomy with Oreo Cream Transplant
February 3, 2016 8:57 PM   Subscribe

The Food Surgeon 4 minutes and 33 seconds of exactly what the title says. Do not try this at home without a medical degree and sterile conditions.
posted by HuronBob (51 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wow, I am really impressed by how many really strong emotions that video stirred up. Seriously, I experienced basically every single emotion watching it.

Probably I can blame pregnancy for this, right?
posted by town of cats at 9:04 PM on February 3, 2016 [7 favorites]


4m33s of visceral disgust-attraction. Thank you.
posted by monkeymonkey at 9:10 PM on February 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


this is barbarism. civil war–era techniques of food surgery. i'm almost surprised they didn't take the peanut butter out with leeches.
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:17 PM on February 3, 2016 [20 favorites]


It shouldn't have felt painful when the knife started scraping the peanut butter away, but it did. I was instinctively worrying about whether the Reese's cup had been properly anesthetized.
posted by Jpfed at 9:17 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


visceral disgust-attraction.

Yep... I'm the one that has to close his eyes during the graphic parts of Code Black, House, Etc... this was both hypnotic and NOOOOOOO, I CAN'T WATCH...
posted by HuronBob at 9:18 PM on February 3, 2016


I was going to ask why they didn't suture the cut back together, but my question was horrifyingly answered when they ate the patient.
posted by Rangi at 9:19 PM on February 3, 2016 [36 favorites]


That's not a surgical scalpel... it's an X-acto knife! Barbarians!
posted by Mchelly at 9:23 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Had to watch on 1.5x speed, too squirmy otherwise.
posted by en forme de poire at 9:52 PM on February 3, 2016


But awesomely squirmy!
posted by en forme de poire at 9:52 PM on February 3, 2016


Reminds me of Teddy Has An Operation. Although that has creepy narration.

Even without any real sound at all in this video, can't you just feel the German accent?
posted by kafziel at 10:02 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't think I want to eat Oreos or Reese's cups again for a while.
posted by FritoKAL at 10:07 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Why didn't they do the operation through the back of the Reese's? The chocolate is often thinner back there, plus it would leave less of a visible scar.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:09 PM on February 3, 2016 [25 favorites]


I was really surprised by how indignant I was when they started to put the donor material in without completely cleaning out the undesired peanut butter that was left within the cavity.

And yeah, seconding "why didn't they suture it or melt it or something".

Beautiful and unpleasant, though.
posted by egypturnash at 10:23 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


they ate the patient.

Surely that must violate the Hippocratic Oath??
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:30 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


YouTube surgeons so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they *should*.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:31 PM on February 3, 2016 [17 favorites]


Why didn't they do the operation through the back of the Reese's?

Reese's are rimmed with a thickened chocolate wall. It's easier to see where that wall ends and the filling begins if you view from the top.
posted by Jpfed at 10:39 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


4m33s of visceral disgust-attraction

I figured it was a John Cage cover and your reaction is all part of the piece.
posted by thetortoise at 10:49 PM on February 3, 2016 [6 favorites]


this is barbarism. civil war–era techniques of food surgery. i'm almost surprised they didn't take the peanut butter out with leeches.

Exactly. That's the sloppiest peanutbutterectomy I've ever seen. One of those tiny vacuum cleaners the ENTs have would have done a much tidier job.

Also, eating the patient before the assistant surgeon had even had a chance to close? No. Just no.

Needs more electrocautery.
posted by flabdablet at 10:59 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't know why my brain chose this, of all things, to armchair quarterback over.

that said: where was the tempered chocolate and tiniest piping tip? pffffff. Amateurs.
posted by floweringjudas at 11:02 PM on February 3, 2016


The sterile technique was terrible, that patient is going to be fucking septic later
posted by supercrayon at 12:00 AM on February 4, 2016 [5 favorites]


They didn't swab out the remaining peanut butter! You need a clean field for a good transplant! Due surgeons leave bits of kidney scattered about before they put in a new one? No!
posted by tavella at 12:24 AM on February 4, 2016 [9 favorites]


I have never before shuttled so quickly between dread and squick and lol.

+1 for the tags.
posted by bryon at 1:01 AM on February 4, 2016


They scraped out the brains and set them aside. But I KNEW that brains are made from peanuts.
posted by Namlit at 1:24 AM on February 4, 2016


The best part is when they peel the crinkling paper off the Reese's Cup. It's also the worst part.
posted by chavenet at 2:55 AM on February 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


Nobody mentions the Oreo transplant required TWO Oreo patients to donate to one Reese's? there was some organ harvesting occurring off camera to have that second one all ready - unless of course it was from a cadaver already, but then - there was no evidence that the second Oreo had the same cream type... I mean... you want to talk about barbarism, that's a quick way to kill all your patients.

But in seriousness, I hope that this was a college kid including this in his application to med school, because - that'd be an awesome piece in your portfolio.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:18 AM on February 4, 2016 [5 favorites]


Surely that must violate the Hippocratic Oath

He was a hungry, hungry hippocrat
posted by ericbop at 5:17 AM on February 4, 2016 [19 favorites]


I am outraged.

WHO ARE YOU TO PLAY GOD?
posted by wabbittwax at 5:34 AM on February 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, that they didn't stop to think if they should.
posted by castlebravo at 6:21 AM on February 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


Did he dispose of the packaging properly labeled as "Biomedical Waste"?
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:34 AM on February 4, 2016


Surely that must violate the Hippocratic Oath

First, do no nom.
posted by dr_dank at 6:48 AM on February 4, 2016 [7 favorites]


unless of course it was from a cadaver already

It was much more mangled than the first cream.
posted by INFJ at 6:53 AM on February 4, 2016


I'm gonna do this, but I'm gonna go through the back and I'm gonna do a better job purging the peanut butter.

Then I'm going to immaculately replace them in their packaging, and leave them in the fridge for Mrs. Stick to find. :)
posted by butterstick at 7:19 AM on February 4, 2016 [7 favorites]


Wow. Very sloppy surgery, not even using surgical tools. There are proper curettes for scraping etc. that would do a much neater job than that standard X-acto blade. And there is no effort made to approximate edges--very untidy finish.

Also, on close-up those food products look neither appealing nor even edible.

Came for precision food manipulation, am disappoint.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:22 AM on February 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


Came to make a John Cage joke. Already done, carry on.
posted by iffthen at 7:32 AM on February 4, 2016


This is what ASMR is in the darkest timeline, isn't it?
posted by Rock Steady at 7:38 AM on February 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


I am horrified that the best parts of both patients were discarded. Why not reconstruct the cookies with a peanut butter filling and dispose of the foul and gross waxy chocolate and nasty creme filling?
posted by MsVader at 7:48 AM on February 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


Came to make a John Cage joke. Already done, carry on.

The rest is silence.
posted by wabbittwax at 8:18 AM on February 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


So you used your $165,000 medical degree to transplant the extruded sugar glob from a garbage cookie into the inedible waxy shit-chocolate from a garbage candy. Your mother and I, we're so proud.
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:23 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Came for precision food manipulation

I hear they're going to include that in the next Olympics. Or at least in the opening ceremony.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:29 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was shocked to see the cross transplant of the peanut butter to those Oreo cookie crust.
I did not see that on the informed consent form.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:39 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I will echo the sentiment are: the right tool for the job. If you're going to produce a faux surgery YouTube series the least you can do is get your hands on some legitimate surgical implements.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:49 AM on February 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


They didn't swab out the remaining peanut butter! You need a clean field for a good transplant! Due surgeons leave bits of kidney scattered about before they put in a new one? No!

Actually they just disconnect the old kidney and leave it inside you when you get a kidney transplant.
posted by asockpuppet at 9:56 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Actually they just disconnect the old kidney and leave it inside you when you get a kidney transplant."...

Learn something new every day.
posted by HuronBob at 10:12 AM on February 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


> I was shocked to see the cross transplant of the peanut butter to those Oreo cookie crust.

The Confectionery of Dr. Moreau.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:13 AM on February 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


Ha! I used to do this with peanut butter and Ring Dings. They were so good.
posted by Splunge at 12:26 PM on February 4, 2016


Man, jobs are weird in the future.
posted by lucidium at 12:40 PM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Actually they just disconnect the old kidney and leave it inside you when you get a kidney transplant."...

Learn something new every day.


I just learned this too, from a friend who had a transplant. Also, they put the new kidney in the front of your abdomen! Easy to get to plus there's room there.
posted by aka burlap at 1:02 PM on February 4, 2016


those tiny vacuum cleaners the ENTs have

Thanks for the nightmares, flabdablet.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:24 PM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]




You are a terrible, terrible person.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:20 AM on February 5, 2016


Always glad to help.
posted by flabdablet at 10:58 AM on February 5, 2016


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