History Funny / DoctorWho

1st Mar '18 10:51:25 AM DaveTheRave
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* An [[https://www.mirf.ru/serial/doktor-kto-zhenschina-chto-eto-menyaet article]] from a Russian Sci-fi/Fantasy journal on Jodie's casting:

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* An [[https://www.mirf.ru/serial/doktor-kto-zhenschina-chto-eto-menyaet article]] from a Russian Sci-fi/Fantasy journal spies on Jodie's casting:
30th Jan '18 9:32:08 AM Siempie
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-->'''Alex:''' God, I'm always the cradlesnatcher!
28th Dec '17 10:33:36 PM Arcorann
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* Funny/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot
17th Dec '17 1:09:09 PM Geoduck
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[[folder: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot]]
Creator/PeterDavison's response to the 50th Anniversary special involving so few of the Classic Doctors was to make an unbelievably funny half-hour [[http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/watch-the-fiveish-doctors-reboot-56047.htm short film]], ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'', about himself, Creator/SylvesterMcCoy and Creator/ColinBaker trying to get into the special. The whole thing is rife with cameos and steeped in references and jokes. Highlights include:
* The three Doctors trying to call Creator/TomBaker. [[NiceCharacterMeanActor Nobody wants to do it at first,]] but Colin Baker finally calls him, and his voice mail says he's not available because he's been sucked into the Time Vortex. '''[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors Again]].''' Made better because they used the same footage that was used in the original Five Doctors (taken from unfinished story "Shada") when Tom Baker had refused to do that as well.
** Tom Baker's irate voicemail message is supplied by long-time Tom Baker impersonator [[Series/DeadRingers Jon Culshaw]], who imbues the voicemail message with his parody version of Four's SophisticatedAsHell tendencies.
--->''Greetings, greetings, greetings. Well, I seem to be stuck in the sodding time vortex. Again. So I can't assist you. Just one of the many regrets of my life. Goodbye, my dears!''
* Peter Davison and his dream about the ''Doctor Who'' production team -- including Creator/MattSmith and Creator/StevenMoffat -- welcoming him to the studio.
** Creator/JennaLouiseColeman warmly assures Peter Davison that he was her mum's favourite Doctor. One double-take stink-eye later, she amends it to ''her'' favourite Doctor.
** Who else should snap him out of his dream but Tegan herself, Janet Fielding?
* Sylvester [=McCoy=] and his constant bragging about being in ''Film/TheHobbit''. This culminates in a cameo by Creator/PeterJackson and Creator/IanMcKellen (in full Gandalf gear), the latter initially having trouble remembering who Sylvester is, before deciding to do his scene without him, because it'll probably be better that way.
** The description of Sylvester[=/=]Radagast: "Little bloke, bird poo..."
** Gets even funnier when you listen to behind-the-scenes for "The Light at the End", which makes it appear that he is really like that. First, he says that he had the luck of playing three great roles in his life: the Doctor, the Fool in King Lear, and Radagast. He then proceeds to explain how he got the role of Radagast (starting with how he was considered for Bilbo in [=LotR=]). When they start talking about stamps made with all of the Doctors, he says that he is on two different stamps, since there is a Radagast stamp in New Zealand.
* Colin Baker forcing his family to watch one of his old episodes with him, which he bought to replace the copy that "mysteriously" got destroyed.
-->'''Colin''': You're wasting your time. I've locked all the doors!
** Funnier in that some of the family are so desperate to run from him, they don't even put on shoes.
** Also the BrickJoke to his earlier complaint that there's [[CellPhonesAreUseless no reception]] at the bottom of his garden, cutting to him randomly standing on a tractor.
* Creator/DavidTennant appears and gets a phone call from [[Creator/GeorgiaMoffett his wife]]. She asks him to help out her dad -- Peter Davison -- while she's in the hospital about to have her baby. David hangs up on her and completely forgets to ask about his kid.
** The meta aspects of the scene are brilliant. David Tennant's PromotedFanboy position has now turned him into some bloke [[{{Nepotism}} whose father-in-law wants to use his connections to get onto the show]], while Georgia Moffett is [[AvertedTrope averting]] the ScreamingBirth trope with a casual indifference to Tennant's forgetting about her popping a baby out that says "Eh, knew that would happen" and "At least I get to deal with a doctor who doesn't have a blue box." Talk about your {{Mundanization}}.
** In an earlier scene, Pregnant!Georgia is seen eating a stick of celery dunked in chocolate ice cream.
* How about Peter Davison's sons being totally thrilled their brother-in-law David will probably be in the special -- and when they realize their father ''won't'' be in it, they're even happier!
* Creator/JohnBarrowman driving the three old Doctors to Cardiff and singing Broadway tunes ''all the way there''. When they get out of the car, he throws them each a John Barrowman CD which they use as payment to get into the ''Doctor Who Experience'' exhibition.
** What clinches it is the fact that the receptionists have a box full of them.
** The fact that they get the lift by blackmailing John Barrowman after learning his awful DarkSecret -- he's ''straight'', married and has kids.
--> '''Sylvester''': Blimey!
* Earlier, John Barrowman snarking at their picketing at BBC Television Centre by pointing out that the new series is filmed in ''Cardiff''.
** And before John gets there, Colin Baker and Sylvester [=McCoy=] are drinking tea, while Peter Davison stands there with a sign, and they have this little side exchange:
--->'''Colin''': Sugar?
--->'''Sylvester''': Ah, yes. A decision. Thank you...will it make a difference?
--->'''Colin''': What?
--->'''Sylvester''': Every great decision creates ripples.
--->'''Colin''': In your tea?
--->'''Sylvester''': Like a big boulder dropping into a lake.
--->'''Colin''': Sylvester, if you don't stop quoting yourself I'll put you back on the plane myself.
--->'''Sylvester''': I got it a bit wrong, actually.
--->'''Colin''': [[HypocriticalHumor Oh, what's the use of a good quote if you can't change it?]]
* Sylvester [=McCoy=], Colin Baker and Peter Davison stealing their old costumes and breaking into the TARDIS set, and promptly complaining about [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks every single design change]], such as the [[EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning "spinning things"]].
-->'''Sylvester:''' And what the heck are those things? Have they turned it into a ''helicopter?''
* Culminating in Peter Davison complaining about how the new sets are actually built to be sturdy.
-->'''Peter:''' And look at this, look! You lean on it and nothing happens! It ''doesn't'' wobble at all! I used to ''love'' the old wobble!
* The same three disguising themselves as Daleks to get into the 50th anniversary special. At the end of the short film, Steven Moffat cuts all the footage of those Daleks from the special.
* When the three are escaping from the studio, an angry assistant - mistaking them for the Dalek operators - tells them they have to stay to play the Zygons. Peter Davison turns around and says [[CatchPhrase "Sorry, must dash!"]] and then looks [[{{Adorkable}} immensely proud of himself.]]
* Then in a mid-credits scene, we learn they ended up becoming the shrouded Zygons in the Under Gallery.
* The very fact that Steven Moffat appeared in the special at all is kind of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, at least because he's not ignoring the older Doctors entirely and is perfectly willing to poke fun at himself.
* Steven Moffat looking like he's busy writing, only for the camera to pan out and reveal he's actually playing with figurines of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors.
* The very beginning, where Sean Pertwee and Olivia Colman compare their very prestigious upcoming projects, only to start complaining about how they couldn't even get a look-in to participate in ''The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot'':
-->'''Olivia Colman:''' I'm usually in everything!
* After cramping themselves into the fake TARDIS prop, causing Peter to become confused why they didn't end up in the "[[CannotTellFictionFromReality real]]" TARDIS, Sylvester adopts an expression that makes it clear he thinks Peter has gone absolutely ''insane''.
-->'''Sylvester:''' (''Worried'') I think I want to go home now.
* Slightly before Sylvester chimes in, Colin says to Peter with a look of complete incredulity:
-->'''Colin:''' You really are from another planet, you know that?
* One of the security guards on the set refers to Sylvester, Colin and Peter as "[[StealthPun illegal aliens]]".
* The reveal that Creator/PaulMcGann and Creator/RussellTDavies are similarly badgering people to get involved in the anniversary and the Five(ish) Doctors Special. The latter's voice mail to Peter containing various pitches for his cameo lasts over ''27 minutes''.
** Even better, [=McGann=] seemingly disappears after having one scene, despite being listed in the main titles, due to filming commitments. The other Doctors don't know just what filming commitment he has, but the audience ''does'': ''The Night of the Doctor!'' And in keeping with the tone of the movie, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere of course he doesn't tell them!]]
* Steven Moffat has a nightmare about floating heads of all the previous companions nagging him about appearing in the anniversary. It culminates in Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) popping up and asking gleefully "It's me, isn't it?!" The floating heads all explode, causing Matthew to go "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Now I'll never know if I was right!]]".
* The three Dalek operators are all reading the latest issue of ''[[TheMagazineRule Dalek Operator's Gazette]]''.
* As they're breaking into the studio, one of the Dalek props turns to look at them as they walk past.
** More Dalek prop humor, when the production assistant is haranguing the Dalek!Doctors, asking them if they understand how lucky they are, and what an honor it is to appear in the episode; the Doctors look at each other and then silently nod their eye-stalks.
* The whole short is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as they've managed to incorporate ''every'' living Doctor into the half-hour parody somehow, as well as Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/PeterJackson and several members of the actors' extended families. [[AndZoidberg Except they missed]] Creator/ChristopherEccleston. The funny happens when you realize this means that [[MemeticMutation they skipped Nine.]]
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24th Oct '17 8:58:28 AM narm00
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* [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3457520.html Issue 11]] of Doctor Who Ongoing has a FreakyFriday plot in which Amy and the Eleventh Doctor get swapped. Rory doesn't care what Amy looks like. At the end, not knowing that they've just switched back, he declares this and says they'll make it work just before passionately kissing the Doctor. Amy says they should do it again, [[YaoiFangirl but slower]].

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* [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3457520.html Issue 11]] of IDW's [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoIDW Doctor Who Ongoing Ongoing]] has a FreakyFriday plot in which Amy and the Eleventh Doctor get swapped. Rory doesn't care what Amy looks like. At the end, not knowing that they've just switched back, he declares this and says they'll make it work just before passionately kissing the Doctor. Amy says they should do it again, [[YaoiFangirl but slower]].



* The Ninth Doctor comic ''Weapons of Past Destruction'' has the Doctor [[BriefAccentImitation doing an impression of Jackie Tyler.]] Rose is not amused.

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* The Titan's [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan Ninth Doctor comic comic]] ''Weapons of Past Destruction'' has the Doctor [[BriefAccentImitation doing an impression of Jackie Tyler.]] Rose is not amused.



* In ''Verdigris'', the Master pulls off a dine-and-dash on the frustrated BigBad of the book and steals his dinner in the process.

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* In Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''Verdigris'', the Master pulls off a dine-and-dash on the frustrated BigBad of the book and steals his dinner in the process.



* Creator/RussellTDavies, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/DavidTennant all sat down to do the [[http://www.david-tennant.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/forest.mp3 commentary]] for the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]. As you can guess, the three men tease each other and [[PromotedFanboy geek over Doctor Who lore]] then they actually talk about the episode. It was also taped right when Moffat was announced as the next showrunner following RTD, so naturally there's some good natured ribbing on the situation.

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* Creator/RussellTDavies, Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/DavidTennant all sat down to do the [[http://www.david-tennant.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/forest.mp3 commentary]] for the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]. As you can guess, the three men tease each other and [[PromotedFanboy geek over Doctor Who lore]] then more than they actually talk about the episode. It was also taped right when Moffat was announced as the next showrunner following RTD, so naturally there's some good natured ribbing on the situation.



* Missy [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lbdzw reading a book...]] titled "World Domination" with a picture of Roger Degaldo's Master on the back.

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* Missy [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lbdzw reading a book...]] book]] titled "World Domination" with a picture of Roger Degaldo's Master on the back.



* Before BBC decided to revive Doctor Who and before Creator/ChristopherEccleston was announced as the official Ninth Doctor by BBC, the official Ninth Doctor was the "Shalka Doctor" from the webisode "Scream of the Shalka". This incarnation of the Ninth Doctor was played by Creator/RichardEGrant, and the preceding incarnation, the Eighth Doctor, was played by Creator/PaulMcGann. In other words, [[Film/WithnailAndI "& I" regenerated into "Withnail"]] in this continuity.

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* Before the BBC decided to revive Doctor Who and before Creator/ChristopherEccleston was announced as the official Ninth Doctor by BBC, Doctor, the official Ninth Doctor was the "Shalka Doctor" from the webisode "Scream of the Shalka". This incarnation of the Ninth Doctor was played by Creator/RichardEGrant, and the preceding incarnation, the Eighth Doctor, was played by Creator/PaulMcGann. In other words, [[Film/WithnailAndI "& I" regenerated into "Withnail"]] in this continuity.



** The working title for "The Eleventh Hour" was "The Doctor Returns". Until some smartarse pointed out that the Doctor never actually "left".

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** * The working title for "The Eleventh Hour" was "The Doctor Returns". Until some smartarse pointed out that the Doctor never actually "left".



* Alex Kingston missed the official announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and found out from the crowd at a panel. She promptly got an expression of "I wonder how good a snogger she is?"

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* Alex Kingston Creator/AlexKingston missed the official announcement of Jodie Whittaker Creator/JodieWhittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and found out from the crowd at a panel. She promptly got an expression of "I wonder how good a snogger she is?"



* An [[https://www.mirf.ru/serial/doktor-kto-zhenschina-chto-eto-menyaet article]] from a Russian Sci-fi/Fantasy journal:

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* An [[https://www.mirf.ru/serial/doktor-kto-zhenschina-chto-eto-menyaet article]] from a Russian Sci-fi/Fantasy journal:journal on Jodie's casting:
26th Aug '17 4:25:01 PM missmoon
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* Matt Smith literally called as many the higher-ups at the BBC he could and begged them to tell him who the Thirteenth Doctor was. When he found out it was Jodie Whittaker, he was so excited that he [[https://twitter.com/impossiblynikki/status/897182157294186496 left a voicemail]] on her phone of him singing the theme song.

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* Matt Smith literally called as many the higher-ups at the BBC that he could and begged them to tell him who the Thirteenth Doctor was. When he found out it was Jodie Whittaker, he was so excited that he [[https://twitter.com/impossiblynikki/status/897182157294186496 left a voicemail]] on her phone of him singing the theme song.
16th Aug '17 9:43:42 AM missmoon
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* Matt Smith literally called as many the higher-ups at the BBC he could and begged them to tell him who the Thirteenth Doctor was. When he found out it was Jodie Whittaker, he was so excited that he [[https://twitter.com/impossiblynikki/status/897182157294186496 left a voicemail]] on her phone of him singing the theme song.
20th Jul '17 11:08:55 AM Omeganian
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* An [[https://www.mirf.ru/serial/doktor-kto-zhenschina-chto-eto-menyaet article]] from a Russian Sci-fi/Fantasy journal:
--> People are joking that the new Doctor will pack TARDIS full with dresses or [[WomenDrivers won't be able to park her]]. As if the previous men-Doctors had their socks strewn all over the consoles!
18th Jul '17 3:53:03 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* Matt Lucas' response regarding the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor: [[spoiler: "Can't believe they cast a human to play the Doctor."]]
17th Jul '17 9:14:15 AM Pren
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* Alex Kingston missed the official announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and found out from the crowd at a panel. She promptly got an expression of "I wonder how good a snigger she is?"

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* Alex Kingston missed the official announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and found out from the crowd at a panel. She promptly got an expression of "I wonder how good a snigger snogger she is?"
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