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23rd May '16 5:47:11 AM PaulA
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* Calvar Syn in ''Literature/{{Legend}}'' by Creator/DavidGemmell.
11th May '16 8:03:41 PM coffeeflvrdkiss
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* The handsome and rugged ''Ben Casey'', from the groundbreaking MedicalDrama of same name. Though a brilliant neurosurgeon, Dr. Casey was arrogant and impatient, often arguing and throwing insults at his colleagues. The series was a smash hit from 1961-1966, and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Vincent Edwards' portrayal of the surly doc won women over by the millions.]]
9th May '16 7:47:57 AM Schismatism
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** The remake for US audiences, ''Series/KingdomHospital'', played Stig's counterpart, Stegman, as a massive, overbearing [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] as well - but did so [[PlayedForLaughs more for laughs]]. Stegman never even comes close to [[spoiler:poisoning Hook with tetradotoxin]], and even his inevitable VillainousBreakdown becomes a lot funnier. Hook, the main protagonist, has his moments of jerkishness too -- but he legitimately has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold.]]
8th Apr '16 10:33:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AsTheWorldTurns'' had this in [[DefrostingIceQueen Dr. Reid Oliver]], who was constantly being compared to Dr. {{House}}, though he was more like [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]].

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* ''AsTheWorldTurns'' ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' had this in [[DefrostingIceQueen Dr. Reid Oliver]], who was constantly being compared to Dr. {{House}}, though he was more like [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]].



* Dr. Ben from {{Louie}} invokes this, though he's more of a facetious asshole rather than a bitter one; for example, after giving a physical exam where he mentions he'd sooner remove the memory of Louie's penis over witnessing his fathers suicide, he phones him with the physical results:

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* Dr. Ben from {{Louie}} Series/{{Louie}} invokes this, though he's more of a facetious asshole rather than a bitter one; for example, after giving a physical exam where he mentions he'd sooner remove the memory of Louie's penis over witnessing his fathers suicide, he phones him with the physical results:



* Carlos on ''ThirdWatch'' was a Paramedic Jerk. After his first day on the job, his supervisor "Doc" Parker, seeing Carlos alone, comments that seeing people suffering can get to you, but Carlos says he's surprised because it ''didn't'' get to him. He didn't care at all about the people they took care of. Doc is surprised, but Carlos eventually turns out to be a very good paramedic with excellent technical skills. The fact that he's not the nicest guy in the world doesn't stop him from saving lives.

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* Carlos on ''ThirdWatch'' ''Series/ThirdWatch'' was a Paramedic Jerk. After his first day on the job, his supervisor "Doc" Parker, seeing Carlos alone, comments that seeing people suffering can get to you, but Carlos says he's surprised because it ''didn't'' get to him. He didn't care at all about the people they took care of. Doc is surprised, but Carlos eventually turns out to be a very good paramedic with excellent technical skills. The fact that he's not the nicest guy in the world doesn't stop him from saving lives.
7th Apr '16 9:48:56 AM GlassRain
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* Doctor Sun of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a DeadpanSnarker who is infamous for his "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110204 Sun-ny bedside manner]]". He's also perfectly willing and able to ''beat his own patients unconscious'' if that is what it takes to get them some bedrest.

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* Doctor Sun of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a DeadpanSnarker who is infamous for his "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110204 Sun-ny bedside manner]]". He's also perfectly willing and able to ''beat his own patients unconscious'' if that is what it takes to get them some bedrest.bed rest.
* Schtein from ''Webcomic/StringTheory'', though he's NotThatKindOfDoctor.
26th Mar '16 7:26:27 PM mattc0tter
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* ''Series/Nip/Tuck'': Both lead doctors, Sean McNamara and Christian Troy, have questionable bedside manner (even [[spoiler: berating their son Matt when he was burned in a meth lab explosion]]), and are generally morally questionable [[JerkAss assholes]].

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* ''Series/Nip/Tuck'': ''Series/NipTuck'': Both lead doctors, Sean McNamara and Christian Troy, have questionable bedside manner (even [[spoiler: berating their son Matt when he was burned in a meth lab explosion]]), and are generally morally questionable [[JerkAss assholes]].



** Ben Harmon, the troubled psychologist in the first season ''Series/AHS: MurderHouse'', seems to have a cold demeanor with patients and even becomes irritated with a few. Though, considering all he's gone through, this is a bit excusable.
** Alex Lowe, the wife of Detective John Lowe in ''Series/AHS:Hotel'', is cold and removed from her patients, and has zero tolerance for parents who don't vaccinate their kids. While most peopel probably agree with her, she often ends up coming off as judgmental and bitchy.

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** Ben Harmon, the troubled psychologist in the first season ''Series/AHS: MurderHouse'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', seems to have a cold demeanor with patients and even becomes irritated with a few. Though, considering all he's gone through, this is a bit excusable.
** Alex Lowe, the wife of Detective John Lowe in ''Series/AHS:Hotel'', the fifth season ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'', is cold snarky and removed from her patients, and has zero tolerance for parents who don't vaccinate their kids. While most peopel people probably agree with her, she often ends up coming off as ice cold, judgmental and bitchy.bitchy. Again, she's been through a lot.
26th Mar '16 7:19:47 PM mattc0tter
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* ''Series/Nip/Tuck'': Both lead doctors, Sean McNamara and Christian Troy, have questionable bedside manner (even [[spoiler: berating their son Matt when he was burned in a meth lab explosion]]), and are generally morally questionable [[JerkAss assholes]].
* ''Series/SiliconValley'': Lead hero Richard Hendricks' recurring doctor puts on a happy-go-lucky appearance, but ultimately seems to care little for Richard's well-being and critiques him in a passive-aggressive manner and appears to give little helpful advice.


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** Ben Harmon, the troubled psychologist in the first season ''Series/AHS: MurderHouse'', seems to have a cold demeanor with patients and even becomes irritated with a few. Though, considering all he's gone through, this is a bit excusable.
** Alex Lowe, the wife of Detective John Lowe in ''Series/AHS:Hotel'', is cold and removed from her patients, and has zero tolerance for parents who don't vaccinate their kids. While most peopel probably agree with her, she often ends up coming off as judgmental and bitchy.
26th Mar '16 3:58:34 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** This is frequently deconstructed, justified, and all around played with. Dr. Kelso is the [[MeanBoss sadistic asshole administrator]]. The show extracts a great deal of humor and drama from playing his focus on bureaucracy off of Dr. Cox's focus on patient care. However Dr. Kelso is also frequently shown to be doing the best he can with tight resources, and his personality may be a result of [[StepfordSnarker having to deal with this every day.]] Once he retires he becomes more than a bit likeable.

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** This is frequently deconstructed, justified, and all around played with. Dr. Kelso is the [[MeanBoss sadistic asshole administrator]]. The show extracts a great deal of humor and drama from playing his focus on bureaucracy off of Dr. Cox's focus on patient care. However Dr. Kelso is also frequently shown to be doing the best he can with tight resources, and his personality may be a result of [[StepfordSnarker having to deal with this every day.]] Once he retires he becomes more than a bit likeable.
2nd Mar '16 2:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ken Jeong's Doctor Kuni in ''KnockedUp'' is a bit of a jerk, and the couple don't like him, but ultimately he's all there is when the big moment comes. The character is played by Ken Jeong, a RealLife doctor before he took up comedy and acting.

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* Ken Jeong's Doctor Kuni in ''KnockedUp'' ''Film/KnockedUp'' is a bit of a jerk, and the couple don't like him, but ultimately he's all there is when the big moment comes. The character is played by Ken Jeong, a RealLife doctor before he took up comedy and acting.
6th Feb '16 8:22:49 PM nombretomado
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* Sort of deconstructed on ''Series/GoldenGirls''. One episode has Dorothy convinced there's something wrong with her. She goes to a doctor but he can't figure what's wrong with her specifically and brushes her off, writing her claims as "you're old and senile." After a visit to another doctor or two, it's revealed that she was right, something IS wrong and it's treatable[[note]]for the record, the diagnosis was [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome]][[/note]]. As they're out to dinner to celebrate she runs into the first doctor again, and tells him off about not having compassion for his patients. Thank goodness SOMEONE on television had the brains to realize "doctor jerks aren't helpful." The doctor in question was played by the same actor who played [[{{Cheers}} Sumner Sloane]]. It's [[TypeCasting not the least bit surprising]] that he's so unsympathetic.

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* Sort of deconstructed on ''Series/GoldenGirls''.''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. One episode has Dorothy convinced there's something wrong with her. She goes to a doctor but he can't figure what's wrong with her specifically and brushes her off, writing her claims as "you're old and senile." After a visit to another doctor or two, it's revealed that she was right, something IS wrong and it's treatable[[note]]for the record, the diagnosis was [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome]][[/note]]. As they're out to dinner to celebrate she runs into the first doctor again, and tells him off about not having compassion for his patients. Thank goodness SOMEONE on television had the brains to realize "doctor jerks aren't helpful." The doctor in question was played by the same actor who played [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} Sumner Sloane]]. It's [[TypeCasting not the least bit surprising]] that he's so unsympathetic.



* Dr. John Becker of ''{{Becker}}''. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as he has stated the reason why his practice is in the crowded Bronx, is so he could provide medical care for people who normally wouldn't have access to it. Of course, because of that, a few of his patients are idiots... Personality-wise, Becker pretty much ''is'' House in a sitcom.

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* Dr. John Becker of ''{{Becker}}''.''Series/{{Becker}}''. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as he has stated the reason why his practice is in the crowded Bronx, is so he could provide medical care for people who normally wouldn't have access to it. Of course, because of that, a few of his patients are idiots... Personality-wise, Becker pretty much ''is'' House in a sitcom.
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