History Main / NotThatKindofDoctor

17th Feb '17 4:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Dr. Abraham Van Helsing in the original ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' is that kind of doctor (and a professor of medicine), and ''not'' a [[TheHunter vampire hunter]], as adaptations often turn him into; he's [[TheSmartGuy just smart enough]] to know enough about them to improvise.

to:

* Dr. Abraham Van Helsing in the original ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' is that kind of doctor (and a professor of medicine), and ''not'' a [[TheHunter vampire hunter]], {{vampire hunter}}, as adaptations often turn him into; he's [[TheSmartGuy just smart enough]] to know enough about them to improvise.
12th Feb '17 4:50:37 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DrDemento

to:

* DrDementoCreator/DrDemento



* Dr. Dre did not attend any university. He does have an honorary degree in Street Knowledge, though.

to:

* Dr. Dre Music/DrDre did not attend any university. He does have an honorary degree in Street Knowledge, though.
10th Feb '17 6:10:25 AM Chabal2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Inverted in ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'': After Spillet (an IntrepidReporter) saves Harbert's life with quinina, Pencroff never adresses him as anything but Doctor Spillet, despite his not being a doctor.
3rd Feb '17 4:21:14 AM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Mick:''' You can fix me! You're a doctor, right?\\

to:

-->'''Mick:''' You can fix me! me!\\
'''Stein:''' Me?\\
'''Mick:'''
You're a doctor, right?\\doctor.\\
2nd Feb '17 6:29:55 AM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** [[ComicBook/TheAtom Dr. Ray Palmer]] and [[ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} Dr. Martin Stein]] are both physicists.
** Played for laughs in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' when Mick starts [[spoiler: hallucinating (we think) the dead Snart.]]
-->'''Mick:''' You can fix me! You're a doctor, right?\\
'''Stein:''' Of ''nuclear physics.''
1st Feb '17 1:45:57 PM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', Josiah Bartlet is a Doctor of Economics. Of course, he also has [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent another title]] he prefers to be addressed by throughout the series. It does, however, give him a minor moment of awesome when the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- not a fan of his -- snidely refers to him as "Mr. Bartlet."

to:

* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'':
**
Josiah Bartlet is a Doctor of Economics. Of course, he also has [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent another title]] he prefers to be addressed by throughout the series. It does, however, give him a minor moment of awesome when the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- not a fan of his -- snidely refers to him as "Mr. Bartlet."



* ''Series/MadMen'': Dr Faye Miller is not that kind of doctor, but her father has a heart condition so she knows the symptoms.

to:

* ''Series/MadMen'': ''Series/MadMen'':
**
Dr Faye Miller is not that kind of doctor, but her father has a heart condition so she knows the symptoms.



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has most of the main and recurring characters have Doctorates in ''physics'', with others in microbiology and neurobiology. The character Howard has a Masters in Engineering, which leads to plenty of jokes at his expense for ''not'' being a doctor. Of course there are a few occasions where people mistake their title as being medical doctors: "A doctor doctor or ''your'' kind of doctor?"

to:

* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has most ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Most
of the main and recurring characters have Doctorates in ''physics'', with others in microbiology and neurobiology. The character Howard has a Masters in Engineering, which leads to plenty of jokes at his expense for ''not'' being a doctor. Of course there are a few occasions where people mistake their title as being medical doctors: "A doctor doctor or ''your'' kind of doctor?"



* Troy gets stuck on this ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage English as a Second Language]] when introduced to their substitute teacher.

to:

* Troy gets stuck on this in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage English as a Second Language]] when introduced to their substitute teacher.
23rd Jan '17 4:10:29 PM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Radio/CabinPressure'', the episode "Boston", a passenger dies of a heart attack on an airplane. Whilst trying to decide whether to divert or not, the pilots notice there's a doctor on board and start requesting ever more urgently that any person with medical training come to the flight deck. As no one comes, they start speaking of a "hypothetical doctor" with a hypothetical sandy mustache hypothetically sitting in the seventh row. The man eventually comes, and recommends a bridge. Yeah, a tunnelís obviously out of the question, but if they really need to get past him, they could use a couple of drinks trolleys and a stretcher to rig up a rudimentary cantilever bridge. That at least is his professional opinion as a [=PhD=] in civil engineering, if one of them hasn't made some sort of really embarrassing mistake.

to:

* In ''Radio/CabinPressure'', the episode "Boston", a passenger dies of a heart attack on an airplane. Whilst trying to decide whether to divert or not, the pilots notice there's a doctor on board and start requesting ever more urgently that any person with medical training come to the flight deck. As no one comes, they start speaking of a "hypothetical doctor" with a hypothetical sandy mustache hypothetically sitting in the seventh row. The man eventually comes, and recommends a bridge. Yeah, a A tunnelís obviously out of the question, but if they really need to get past him, the passenger, they could use a couple of drinks trolleys and a stretcher to rig up a rudimentary cantilever bridge. That at least is his professional opinion as a [=PhD=] in civil engineering, if assuming one of them hasn't made some sort of really embarrassing mistake.
2nd Jan '17 3:55:48 PM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Cabin Pressure'', a passenger gets a heart attack on an airplane. Whilst trying to decide whether to divert or not, the pilots notice there's a doctor on board and start requesting ever more urgently that any person with medical training come to the flight deck. As no one comes, they start speaking of a "hypothetical doctor" with a hypothetical sandy moustache hypothetically sitting in the seventh row. As the man eventually comes, he advises a bridge, because a tunnel's out of the question...and really his Ph.D.'s in engineering.

to:

* In ''Cabin Pressure'', ''Radio/CabinPressure'', the episode "Boston", a passenger gets dies of a heart attack on an airplane. Whilst trying to decide whether to divert or not, the pilots notice there's a doctor on board and start requesting ever more urgently that any person with medical training come to the flight deck. As no one comes, they start speaking of a "hypothetical doctor" with a hypothetical sandy moustache mustache hypothetically sitting in the seventh row. As the The man eventually comes, he advises and recommends a bridge, because bridge. Yeah, a tunnel's tunnelís obviously out of the question...and question, but if they really need to get past him, they could use a couple of drinks trolleys and a stretcher to rig up a rudimentary cantilever bridge. That at least is his Ph.D.'s professional opinion as a [=PhD=] in engineering.civil engineering, if one of them hasn't made some sort of really embarrassing mistake.
16th Dec '16 1:05:39 PM Nazetrime
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the [[TheMedic Team Medic]], [[DeadpanSnarker Mikkel Madson]]. He's emphatically ''not'' a doctor. Nor a veterinarian, for that matter. [[DontCallMeSir And, he flatly corrects others]]... while verbally dancing around what [[MDEnvy his qualifications]] actually ''are'' in a very subdued sort of way. He most likely has no doctorate in any particular subject, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have skills.

to:

* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the [[TheMedic Team Medic]], [[DeadpanSnarker Mikkel Madson]].Madsen]]. He's emphatically ''not'' a doctor. Nor a veterinarian, for that matter. [[DontCallMeSir And, he flatly corrects others]]... while verbally dancing around what [[MDEnvy his qualifications]] actually ''are'' in a very subdued sort of way. He most likely has no doctorate in any particular subject, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have skills.
7th Dec '16 8:52:58 AM MegaMarioMan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Mario truly did seem to be that kind of doctor in ''VideoGame/DoctorMario'', but it was probably non-canon.

to:

* Mario truly did seem to be that kind of doctor in ''VideoGame/DoctorMario'', ''VideoGame/DrMario'', but it was probably non-canon.
This list shows the last 10 events of 293. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.NotThatKindofDoctor