Friday Videos Also Love Pipetting

There’s nothing sexier than the process of pipetting. No, that’s wrong. How about a ballad touting the sexy miracle that is an automatic pippeting machine?

It’s called EP Motion baby. How can you resist lyrics like:

Pipetting all those well-plates, baby, sends your thumbs into overdrive
And spending long nights in the lab makes it hard for your love to thrive….

Cell Cultures
Less reagents
Faster workflow
Saves you money
Well, well, well

Well, well, well indeed. Enjoy that, romance science geeks.

But wait, there’s more!


Scientist and Bitchery reader Emily says there’s an even better science geek video. She mentioned it in the comments but boy howdy, it’s worth the attention.


Friday Videos

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  1. 1
    joykenn says:

    Some Fridays you guys come up with the crazy ass stuff of all time!

  2. 2
    Katherine says:

    Omigod. The tongue-in-cheek humor of that was excellent.
    I had no idea pipette machines were such sexy facillitators!

  3. 3
    Dorilys says:

    There is also a really great video called the PCR song.  Its by Biorad and I think its supposed to look like the video from ‘We are the world.’

    Lyrics include:
    “PCR – if you wanna identify mutation…
    PCR – if you wanna find out who the daddy is…
    PCR- if you wanna solve a crime…”

    At the end, a guy kisses a Thermocycler (PCR machine). 
    Yes.  I am a grad student.  In Molecular Genetics.  Which explains why I spend alot of time on the internets.

    I don’t know how to link to the page, so I’ll just add the address at


  4. 4

    Watched Act I a few days ago and now I’m off to see Act II!  It’s both hilarious and brilliant!!

  5. 5
    plainjane says:

    How come when I see the guys in that video, the first thing that comes to mind is Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg on SNL singing “Dick in a Box”? Heh!

  6. 6
    SingingSky says:

    LMAO I thought of Justin Timberlake too! First you take the lid off the box. I LOVE that song.

  7. 7
    SingingSky says:

    Oh silly me! You don’t take the lid off the box until 3. Cut a hole in the box.

  8. 8
    Amy says:

    I have long observed that every picture of a biologist—whether for a news article or an ad—is apparently required to contain, in addition to a white coated person, a Rainin brand Pipetman. I’m amused that even an ad by Eppendorf seems compelled to feature a Pipetman. (Even if they are chucking it like a dart!)

    For the record, way back in the dark ages when I was in grad school, the Eppendorf pipetters always sucked. I loved my Pipetmen. (That just doesn’t right, does it?)

    spamword: years16. Yes, it’s been years since I was 16. :)

  9. 9
    Amy says:

    I meant “that just doesn’t sound right”. Apparently it is still early morning in my head.

    Spamword: beyond 18. Hey, I get the hint already!

  10. 10
    Ann says:

    Oh wow, you quit science for a couple years and they start making music videos about it!

  11. 11
    KimberlyD says:

    Here’s a nerdy medical video, set to Justin Timberlake’s Sexyback.

    These are real med students, and they’re singing about a cardiac diagnosis and all kinds of heart stuff. (Btw, the weird dance they’re doing is supposed to be the heart rate line on a monitor.)

  12. 12
    Gillian says:

    That is brilliant XD.  I used to get pipetter’s thumb terribly when I was working on yeast.

  13. 13
    Susan/DC says:

    This looks way more fun than my days in the Bio Labs, when my crowning achievement was learning to spell Chlamydomonas reinhardii—not something you can rap to.

  14. 14
    Mellie says:

    LMAO-  my DH is in biotech sales… going to have to forward these along.  Too damn funny!

  15. 15
    Rebecca says:

    Saw Pipettes in the headline and thought of the super fun English group called “The Pipettes.”

    See more about them here: 

    The Pipettes

    Pull Shapes Video (Quality kinds poor, but super fun song)

    Wikipedia entry

  16. 16
    Vivian says:

    Aww man, so it turns out I did all that pipetting at my internship for nothing! Haha I laughed so much, thanks :)

  17. 17
    Samantha says:

    I knew more than a few peeps in school that used glass pipettes to smoke pot. Cheap and easily disposed of, lol

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