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3rd Feb '16 10:37:12 PM jormis29
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* Dr. King Schultz from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is a possible subversion. He is a former dentist who turned to bounty hunting, but is also the by far most moral and compassionate individual in the film. However, this is a QuentinTarantino film, so "most moral" really doesn't mean that much. Lest we forget, he shows no hesitation in gunning down a man in front of his young son for money (although the man ''was'' a thief and a murderer.)
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* Dr. King Schultz from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is a possible subversion. He is a former dentist who turned to bounty hunting, but is also the by far most moral and compassionate individual in the film. However, this is a QuentinTarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino film, so "most moral" really doesn't mean that much. Lest we forget, he shows no hesitation in gunning down a man in front of his young son for money (although the man ''was'' a thief and a murderer.)
17th Jan '16 3:27:49 PM Prfnoff
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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) barbers, who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. French even has the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").
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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) barbers, [[TheBarber barbers]], who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. French even has the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").
17th Jan '16 3:26:58 PM Prfnoff
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* Orin Scrivello of ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', from whom the page quote is taken. This leather-clad hoodlum literally gets off on torturing patients. In TheMovie, he meets his match in masochistic patient Arthur Denton, whom he eventually throws out of his office in disgust. The roles were memorably played by Creator/SteveMartin (seen in the picture above, taken from a different scene) and Creator/BillMurray respectively. A great bit is the scene with the BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill in the film adaptation, whereupon it is implied that he ''removed the jaw of a kid''.
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* Orin Scrivello of ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', from whom the page quote is taken. This leather-clad hoodlum literally gets off on torturing patients.patients, using nitrous oxide not as an anesthetic but to get himself high. In TheMovie, he meets his match in masochistic patient Arthur Denton, whom he eventually throws out of his office in disgust. The roles were memorably played by Creator/SteveMartin (seen in the picture above, taken from a different scene) and Creator/BillMurray respectively. A great bit is the scene with the BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill in the film adaptation, whereupon it is implied that he ''removed the jaw of a kid''.
16th Jan '16 6:22:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a ''WebComic/{{Nodwick}}'' story, a dentist commissioned the heroes to recover a magical pillow that had been made for a child, which would summon a tooth fairy to place coins under it in exchange for a tooth. His goal was to find her and all the teeth she collected, so he could make them into perfect dentures and make a fortune (and if he could find her stash of coins, all the better). While he was more selfish and greedy than he was evil, this plan led him to make a deal with someone he shouldn't have, [[spoiler: the GodOfEvil, Baphuma'al, who would become the BigBad of the strip.]]
1st Jan '16 11:43:39 AM Lyendith
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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) barbers, who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed.
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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) barbers, who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. developed. French even has the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").
28th Dec '15 3:43:05 PM Anddrix
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* DoctorDoom. {{B|aitAndSwitchBoss}}ob {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}. Enemy of ComicBook/SheHulk.
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* DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom. {{B|aitAndSwitchBoss}}ob {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}. Enemy of ComicBook/SheHulk.
19th Dec '15 5:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorDoom. {{B|aitAndSwitchBoss}}ob {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}. Enemy of SheHulk.
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* DoctorDoom. {{B|aitAndSwitchBoss}}ob {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}. Enemy of SheHulk.ComicBook/SheHulk.
3rd Dec '15 2:56:26 PM StFan
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'''Sweetie Belle:''' ''(sheepish grin)'' I thought teeth grew back.\\
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'''Sweetie Belle:''' ''(sheepish grin)'' I thought [[folder:Comic Strips]] * ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': ** In one strip, a boy is waiting with his mother in a dentist's waiting room. Through a glass panel in the door, he sees that the dentist is actually a monster whose human face is only a rubber mask. ** Another strip had a dentist father keeping a chair in his house's basement so he could give his son an "appointment" as punishment. ** Another shows the patient with mouth agape and full of instruments, while the dentist says "Just out of curiosity, we're going to see if we can also cram this tennis ball in there." * In a ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' strip, Hamlet tells his friends who, like him, are all the children of Vikings, of his ambition to be a dentist when he grows up. They recoil with horror when he explains that a dentist "pulls people's teeth grew back.\\out." * [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/04/10 This dentist]] in ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' takes ''extreme'' measures to remind people to floss. [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Film]] * In the comedy ''The Dentist'' (1932), Creator/WCFields wrestles with a recalcitrant patient and drags her around the room with her tooth in his pliers. One patient is so anxious she starts screaming as he tries to use the mirror tool ''and isn't even close to her mouth'' - screaming enough to send a patient in the waiting room out of there. ** Another patient, after about a minute of drilling, spits about a dozen teeth into a bowl.
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * In the comedy ''The Dentist'' (1932), Creator/WCFields wrestles with a recalcitrant patient and drags her around the room with her tooth in his pliers. One patient is so anxious she starts screaming as he tries to use the mirror tool ''and isn't even close to her mouth'' - -- screaming enough to send a patient in the waiting room out of there. ** there. Another patient, after about a minute of drilling, spits about a dozen teeth into a bowl.

* Kalgan's infamous "ancient dentistry" torture scene from ''SpaceMutiny''.
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* Kalgan's infamous "ancient dentistry" torture scene from ''SpaceMutiny''.''Film/SpaceMutiny''.

* Dr. Farb in Roger Corman's ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors''. Unlike his counterpart from [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors the musical]], Orin Schrivello, Farb is not quite as sadistic and has a slightly smaller role, but still finds enjoyment in brutalizing patients. He has a magazine named "Pain" for his patients to read in the waiting room. ** The page quote, incidentally, comes from Orin's VillainSong from the musical and [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the 1986 film spin-off]].
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* Dr. Farb in Roger Corman's ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors''. Unlike his counterpart from [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors the musical]], Orin Schrivello, Farb is not quite as sadistic and has a slightly smaller role, but still finds enjoyment in brutalizing patients. He has a magazine named "Pain" for his patients to read in the waiting room. ** room. The page quote, incidentally, comes from Orin's VillainSong from the musical and [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the 1986 film spin-off]].

** The dentist who serves as the main antagonist in ''She Woke Up Pregnant'' is also of this sort. When one of his victims winds up pregnant because of this, she decides to fight back. * Igor Peabody, from the ''Film/ProblemChild'' series of films, was the principal of an orphanage in the first installment and the principal of a school in the second. In the third, already showing a severe lack of sanity from all the headaches Junior has caused him, he becomes a dentist, and vents his frustration on his patients, but specially Junior, with whom he has a bone to pick. ** Peabody's sadism is made explicit in the second film, when he reveals why he switched jobs in the first place - he ''hates'' kids.
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** * The dentist who serves as the main antagonist in ''She Woke Up Pregnant'' is also of this sort. When one of his victims winds up pregnant because of this, she decides to fight back. * Igor Peabody, from the ''Film/ProblemChild'' series of films, was the principal of an orphanage in the first installment and the principal of a school in the second. In the third, already showing a severe lack of sanity from all the headaches Junior has caused him, he becomes a dentist, and vents his frustration on his patients, but specially Junior, with whom he has a bone to pick. ** pick. Peabody's sadism is made explicit in the second film, when he reveals why he switched jobs in the first place - --- he ''hates'' kids.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': ** In one strip, a boy is waiting with his mother in a dentist's waiting room. Through a glass panel in the door, he sees that the dentist is actually a monster whose human face is only a rubber mask. ** Another strip had a dentist father keeping a chair in his house's basement so he could give his son an "appointment" as punishment. ** Another shows the patient with mouth agape and full of instruments, while the dentist says "Just out of curiosity, we're going to see if we can also cram this tennis ball in there." * In a ''HagarTheHorrible'' strip, Hamlet tells his friends who, like him, are all the children of Vikings, of his ambition to be a dentist when he grows up. They recoil with horror when he explains that a dentist "pulls people's teeth out." * [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/04/10 This dentist]] in ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' takes ''extreme'' measures to remind people to floss.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Pro Wrestling]] * ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': ** In one strip, 1995, there was a boy is waiting with his mother in hulking brute of a dentist's waiting room. Through a glass panel in the door, he sees that the dentist is actually a monster man whose human face is only a rubber mask. ** Another strip had a dentist father keeping a chair in his house's basement so he could give his son an "appointment" as punishment. ** Another shows the patient with mouth agape and full of instruments, while the dentist says "Just out of curiosity, we're going to see if we can also cram this tennis ball in there." * In a ''HagarTheHorrible'' strip, Hamlet tells his friends who, like him, are all the children of Vikings, of his ambition to be a dentist when he grows up. They recoil with horror when he explains gimmick was that of being a dentist "pulls people's teeth out." * [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/04/10 This depraved [[WrestlingDoesntPay dentist]] in ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' takes ''extreme'' measures called Isaac Yankem, DDS (ironically, Isaac's own teeth looked horrible). It wasn't exactly a roaring success. Fortunately, the man behind the gimmick, [[spoiler:Glen Jacobs]], would go on to remind people to floss. be considerably more popular as [[spoiler: [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} "The Big Red Machine" Kane]]]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]] * In 1995, there was a hulking brute of a man whose gimmick was that of being a depraved [[WrestlingDoesntPay dentist]] called Isaac Yankem, DDS (ironically, Isaac's own teeth looked horrible). It wasn't exactly a roaring success. Fortunately, the man behind the gimmick, [[spoiler:Glen Jacobs]], would go on to be considerably more popular as [[spoiler: [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} "The Big Red Machine" Kane]]]]. [[/folder]]

* [[{{Fred}} Fred Figglehorn's]] music video: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy54ox6NaJU "Don't Forget To Brush".]]
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* [[{{Fred}} [[WebVideo/{{Fred}} Fred Figglehorn's]] music video: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy54ox6NaJU "Don't Forget To Brush".]]]] * ''WebAnimation/YouTubePoop'': [[MemeticMolester Dr. Rabbit]] has become this via MemeticMutation.

* [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop Dr.]] [[MemeticMolester Rabbit]] has become this via MemeticMutation.

* Hermey from ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' is a subversion. He is a heroic character, who helps in the defeat, or in other words, the Bumble becoming a good guy.
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* Hermey from ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' is a subversion. He is a heroic character, who helps in the defeat, or in other words, the Bumble becoming a good guy.

* Subverted in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Justice Friends]]'', when Krunk has a piece of potato chip lodged in his tooth and Major Glory refuses to let him go see a dentist. After watching Krunk be subjected to various unpleasant and unsuccessful methods to correct the problem, Valhallen simply takes him to the dentist, where the chip is removed painlessly in a few seconds. Played straight when Major Glory is forced to go to the dentist himself at the end of the episode, but only because he refused to go to regular check ups and thus had lots of cavities. * ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'' plays with this trope, with Nathan fearing that his dentist will try to kill him. He eventually gets over it, and instead manages to befriend him instead, realizing that he actually does need a friend. [[spoiler:He still kills himself after the credits roll when out hunting with Nathan later, after commenting on how he appreciates their friendship]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Subverted in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Justice Friends]]'', ''Justice Friends'', when Krunk has a piece of potato chip lodged in his tooth and Major Glory refuses to let him go see a dentist. After watching Krunk be subjected to various unpleasant and unsuccessful methods to correct the problem, Valhallen simply takes him to the dentist, where the chip is removed painlessly in a few seconds. Played straight when Major Glory is forced to go to the dentist himself at the end of the episode, but only because he refused to go to regular check ups and thus had lots of cavities. * ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' plays with this trope, with Nathan fearing that his dentist will try to kill him. He eventually gets over it, and instead manages to befriend him instead, realizing that he actually does need a friend. [[spoiler:He still kills himself after the credits roll when out hunting with Nathan later, after commenting on how he appreciates their friendship]].



[[Film/MarathonMan No, Dr Szell, I don't believe it is safe.]]
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9th Nov '15 1:38:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Sam Waterston's dentist in ''SerialMom'' revels in his patients' pain, although it's supposed to be educational. Of course he's not the AxCrazy of the movie.
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* Sam Waterston's dentist in ''SerialMom'' ''Film/SerialMom'' revels in his patients' pain, although it's supposed to be educational. Of course he's not the AxCrazy of the movie.
9th Nov '15 3:04:15 AM JustinNotSeen
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* [[PolishMedia Polish graphic novel]] "Żyjesz?" ("Alive?") have PlagueDoctors be this.
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* [[PolishMedia Polish graphic novel]] "Żyjesz?" ("Alive?") have PlagueDoctors [[PlagueDoctor Plague Doctors]] be this.
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