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25th Oct '17 7:25:28 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Played with in one episode; several witnesses assume a woman is a doctor because of her white labcoat. Sherlock and Watson both immediately realize that something is wrong, since doctors never wear labcoats outside of a hospital in case they get dirty and bring pathogens back. Turns out the woman worked for an upscale perfume boutique, invoking this trope to make the place feel more scientific than it really was.
15th Sep '17 12:06:36 PM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has a scientist named Tamara Tesla, who wears a labcoat all the time.
25th Aug '17 11:37:09 AM Flame
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', all doctor characters wear white coat. Anyone (but one person) who does not has some reason like guilt or EvilCostumeSwitch.
31st Jul '17 2:19:16 AM PaulA
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A subtrope of the Labcoat of Science and Medicine is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat which is typically the Howie-style lab coat with the asymmetrical front panel and the high, stiff collar. This style of full-coverage lab coat, designed to minimize pathogen contact with street clothing, has long been associated with [[MadScientist esoterically-minded scientists]] from [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] to Dr. Horrible, and is pretty much a clear sign that its wearer doesn't care about such silly things as medical ethics boards while he Gets Shit Done. Another marker of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is when the coat (Howie-style, or otherwise) is particularly ragged, tattered, stained with unknown substances and full of holes burned by acid, lightning or god knows what else; this is a clear sign that the wearer experiments with dangerous stuff, doesn't care about either safety or appearance. [[note]]In RealLife, scientists tend to replace damaged coats with new ones as soon as possible. However, if the coat is only stained with a non-dangerous substance, it can remain for quite some time.[[/note]]

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A subtrope of the Labcoat of Science and Medicine is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat which is typically the Howie-style lab coat with the asymmetrical front panel and the high, stiff collar. This style of full-coverage lab coat, designed to minimize pathogen contact with street clothing, has long been associated with [[MadScientist esoterically-minded scientists]] from [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} [[Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] to Dr. Horrible, and is pretty much a clear sign that its wearer doesn't care about such silly things as medical ethics boards while he Gets Shit Done. Another marker of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is when the coat (Howie-style, or otherwise) is particularly ragged, tattered, stained with unknown substances and full of holes burned by acid, lightning or god knows what else; this is a clear sign that the wearer experiments with dangerous stuff, doesn't care about either safety or appearance. [[note]]In RealLife, scientists tend to replace damaged coats with new ones as soon as possible. However, if the coat is only stained with a non-dangerous substance, it can remain for quite some time.[[/note]]
16th Jul '17 1:45:08 PM JanessaVR
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* Susan and Mary Test in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.
7th Jun '17 7:22:19 PM nombretomado
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* Labcoats are standard gadgeteer/deviser uniform at [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley]], due to the convenience of the pockets and hardpoints that make it easy for them to carry what they need with them.

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* Labcoats are standard gadgeteer/deviser uniform at [[WhateleyUniverse [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Whateley]], due to the convenience of the pockets and hardpoints that make it easy for them to carry what they need with them.
12th Apr '17 12:55:39 AM GlassSpires
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A subtrope of the Labcoat of Science and Medicine is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat which is typically the Howie-style lab coat with the asymmetrical front panel and the high, stiff collar. This style of full-coverage lab coat, designed to minimize pathogen contact with street clothing, has long been associated with [[MadScientist esoterically-minded scientists]] from [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] to Dr. Horrible, and is pretty much a clear sign that its wearer doesn't care about such silly things as medical ethics boards while he Gets Shit Done. Another marker of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is when the coat (Howie-style, or otherwise) is particularly ragged, tattered, stained with unknown substances and full of holes burned by acid, lightning or god knows what else; this is a clear sign that the wearer experiments with dangerous stuff, doesn't care about either safety or appearance (in RealLife, chemists tend to replace damaged coats with new ones as soon as possible).

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A subtrope of the Labcoat of Science and Medicine is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat which is typically the Howie-style lab coat with the asymmetrical front panel and the high, stiff collar. This style of full-coverage lab coat, designed to minimize pathogen contact with street clothing, has long been associated with [[MadScientist esoterically-minded scientists]] from [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] to Dr. Horrible, and is pretty much a clear sign that its wearer doesn't care about such silly things as medical ethics boards while he Gets Shit Done. Another marker of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is when the coat (Howie-style, or otherwise) is particularly ragged, tattered, stained with unknown substances and full of holes burned by acid, lightning or god knows what else; this is a clear sign that the wearer experiments with dangerous stuff, doesn't care about either safety or appearance (in appearance. [[note]]In RealLife, chemists scientists tend to replace damaged coats with new ones as soon as possible).
possible. However, if the coat is only stained with a non-dangerous substance, it can remain for quite some time.[[/note]]
3rd Apr '17 2:31:54 PM Nakuyabi
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* As Nathan Shumate (of the now-defunct ''Cold Fusion Video'') noted in his review of ''Film/TheInvisibleManiac'', the scientists at the supposedly big and important symposium where protagonist Kevin Dornwinkle fumbles his demonstration of an {{Invisibility}} serum "must be the best of the best of the best in the scientific community, because this entire international symposium is comprised of maybe a dozen people (who didn't even bother to take off their labcoats)." Dornwiknle himself proves to be much more relaxed about this himself later on when he's shown perfecting his invisibility serum at home in his apartment in his civilian clothes.

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* As Nathan Shumate (of the now-defunct ''Cold Fusion Video'') noted in his review of ''Film/TheInvisibleManiac'', the scientists at the supposedly big and important symposium where protagonist Kevin Dornwinkle fumbles his demonstration of an {{Invisibility}} serum "must be the best of the best of the best in the scientific community, because this entire international symposium is comprised of maybe a dozen people (who didn't even bother to take off their labcoats)." Dornwiknle Dornwinkle himself proves to be much more relaxed about this himself later on when he's shown perfecting his invisibility serum at home in his apartment in his civilian clothes.
3rd Apr '17 2:30:20 PM Nakuyabi
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* As Nathan Shumate (of the now-defunct ''Cold Fusion Video'') noted in his review of ''Film/TheInvisibleManiac'', the scientists at the supposedly big and important symposium where protagonist Kevin Dornwinkle fumbles his demonstration of an {{Invisibility}} serum "must be the best of the best of the best in the scientific community, because this entire international symposium is comprised of maybe a dozen people (who didn't even bother to take off their labcoats)." Dornwiknle himself proves to be much more relaxed about this himself later on when he's shown perfecting his invisibility serum at home in his apartment in his civilian clothes.
3rd Apr '17 2:21:09 PM Nakuyabi
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* Various kinds of doctors and scientists do, of course, use white labcoats in their professions, just not as widely as in fiction. As one of Ken Ham's introductory creationist ''Answers In Genesis'' videos notes in a cartoon short, popular portrayals of scientists often show them as all-knowledgeable, infallible, working in a laboratory, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wearing a white lab coat]]; in reality, scientists' knowledge is limited, they're fallible and subject to various biases, a lot of science is done in the field or elsewhere outside the lab, and they don't all wear white labcoats. (Here, the cartoon switches the portrayed scientist's white labcoat out for what looks to be some kind of [[AdventurerOutfit safari clothes]], presumably because he's a paleontologist or the like.)
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