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16th Jun '18 4:25:40 AM StarTropes
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*** FridgeBrilliance: The EMH was programmed with the knowledge of many prominent doctors. Maybe it included some of their personality quirks -- like [=McCoy=]'s catchphrase?

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*** FridgeBrilliance: The EMH was programmed with the knowledge and personal experiences of many prominent [[The47Society 47]] doctors. Maybe it included some of their personality quirks -- like [=McCoy=]'s catchphrase?
14th May '18 6:56:19 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/10859928/chapters/24119142 Ninja Wizard Book 2]]'':
-->'''Sirius:''' Right, Harry. Heís whatís important. So...what do I do?\\
'''Adeline:''' Youíve got me. Iím a lawyer, not a child psychologist.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'': Ranger Frank while worried about dragons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'': Ranger Frank while is worried about dragons.
10th May '18 3:17:34 PM arisboch
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* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Dr. Crusher activates the EMH to hold of incoming Borg drones.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Dr. Crusher activates the EMH to hold of off incoming Borg drones.
29th Apr '18 4:59:36 AM StFan
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* In the third issue of ''ComicBook/AmericaVsTheJusticeSociety'', when Wildcat gives his testimony at the Congressional hearing about the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica's exploits around the time of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and he gets a detail of a certain person wrong, he responds, "I'm a crime-buster, not a politician."

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* In the third issue of ''ComicBook/AmericaVsTheJusticeSociety'', when Wildcat gives his testimony at the Congressional hearing about the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica's ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica's exploits around the time of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and he gets a detail of a certain person wrong, he responds, "I'm a crime-buster, not a politician."
5th Apr '18 10:54:34 PM jamespolk
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The most famous example, and thus the TropeNamer, is ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s Dr. [=McCoy=] -- but the earliest example we have so far is from 1869, making it not only {{Older Than|TheyThink}} ''Star Trek'' but OlderThanRadio. (It was in ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.) Note that [=DeForest=] Kelley, [[BeamMeUpScotty contrary to popular belief]], never prefaced his statement with "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]], Jim" or some variant thereof; he [[GoshDangItToHeck never swore]] on the show, given that it aired in TheSixties. He ''did'' swear up a storm in most of the movies, however, so parodists naturally combined his potty mouth with his catchphrase, to great effect. (He never actually used his CatchPhrase in a movie until [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] -- wherein he ''did'' swear, but he wasn't talking to Kirk, so the complete memetic phrase ultimately wasn't uttered until ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'').

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The most famous example, and thus the TropeNamer, is ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s Dr. [=McCoy=] -- but the earliest example we have so far is from 1869, making it not only {{Older Than|TheyThink}} ''Star Trek'' but OlderThanRadio. (It was in ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.) Note that [=DeForest=] Kelley, [[BeamMeUpScotty contrary to popular belief]], never prefaced his statement with "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]], Jim" or some variant thereof; he [[GoshDangItToHeck never swore]] on the show, given that it aired in TheSixties. He ''did'' swear up a storm in most of the movies, however, so parodists naturally combined his potty mouth with his catchphrase, to great effect. (He never actually used his CatchPhrase in a movie until [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] -- wherein he ''did'' swear, but he wasn't talking to Kirk, so the complete memetic phrase ultimately wasn't uttered until ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'').
''Film/StarTrekBeyond'').[[note]]The reason why it's Scotty instead of [=McCoy=] that says "He's dead already!" in ''Star Trek II'' is that Kelley didn't want to mess up a dramatic moment by referencing the CatchPhrase[[/note]]



* In 1933 Philo Vance detective movie ''The Kennel Murder Case'', the doctor is called to the scene of the crime, questioned by bystanders, and replies "I'm a doctor, not a magician". A few minutes later, he pronounces a man to have committed suicide and is reminded he's supposed to look at the body, to which he replies "I'm a doctor, not a detective".

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* In 1933 Philo Vance detective movie ''The Kennel Murder Case'', ''Film/TheKennelMurderCase'', the doctor is called to the scene of the crime, questioned by bystanders, and replies "I'm a doctor, not a magician". A few minutes later, he pronounces a man to have committed suicide and is reminded he's supposed to look at the body, to which he replies "I'm a doctor, not a detective".
4th Apr '18 8:04:27 AM Siempie
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* In ''Literature/TheMartian'', Mark tries to burn leftover hydrazine to make water, but things keep going wrong with his setup.
-->'''Mark:''' Damn it, Jim, I'm a botanist, not a chemist!
20th Mar '18 5:14:38 AM gadeel
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* Late into ''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance'', Sir Divish tasks Master Tobias Feyfar with building a trebuchet so they can more effectively lay siege to [[spoiler:Talmberg after Istvan Toth takes it]]. Master Feyfar acknowledges that he is an engineer, the best in the fief in fact, but he's a ''mining'' engineer and thus isn't of much help in military matters. Luckily, there is an actual military engineer staying in the Sasau monastery, so Henry is tasked with getting his help.
5th Mar '18 12:04:04 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''Fanfic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': In the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'', Spliced's dream in chapter 15 has her saying "Iím a scientist, not a doctor."
2nd Mar '18 5:47:38 AM Macsen
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-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dammit man, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!

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-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' --->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dammit man, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!



-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a [[CurseCutShort f...]]

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-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' --->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a [[CurseCutShort f...]]
5th Feb '18 9:09:16 PM kyeo
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* In ''Series/{{Oz}}'', Schillinger is looking at another ten years on his sentence after he's caught trying to have Beecher killed. He demands his lawyer make the charge disappear, and his lawyer responds, "I'm a lawyer, not [[StageMagician The Amazing Kreskin]]."
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