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2nd Jan '17 3:55:48 PM dmcreif
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* 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.

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* 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
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* ''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.

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

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* Mario truly did seem to be that kind of doctor in ''VideoGame/DoctorMario'', ''VideoGame/DrMario'', but it was probably non-canon.
22nd Nov '16 11:56:01 AM RobTan
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** One episode revealed that Krieger's first name [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep literally is "Doctor"]].
14th Nov '16 1:33:38 PM RoseAndHeather
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* RachelMaddow has a doctorate in politics from Oxford. Interestingly, she only occasionally mentions the fact, despite hosting a show dedicated to the subject she has her doctorate in! Which means that all those articles calling her "Ms Maddow" should in fact be calling her "''Dr'' Maddow"...

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* RachelMaddow has a doctorate in politics from Oxford. [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford University]] (she was a Rhodes Scholar, in fact). Interestingly, she only occasionally mentions the fact, this, despite hosting a show dedicated to the subject she has her doctorate in! Which means that all those articles calling her "Ms Maddow" should in fact be calling her "''Dr'' Maddow"...
12th Nov '16 7:11:15 PM Kazmahu
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* Chizuru Urashima in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'', Shinra's head engineer. Interestingly, she's the one who [[InsistentTerminology insists on]] being called "Doctor", which nobody gets right the first time because she's a WrenchWench and not a medical professional.
26th Oct '16 3:19:19 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''WesternAnimation/DrDimensionpants'': Kyle Lipton, alias Dr. Dimensionpans, is just a 12 year old boy with no doctorate whatsoever. It's jsut that "Doktor" means "he who wears" in the Unicorn language. The same applies to all other dimensional heroes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrDimensionpants'': Kyle Lipton, alias Dr. Dimensionpans, Dimensionpants, is just a 12 year old boy with no doctorate whatsoever. It's jsut just that "Doktor" "Doctor" means "he who wears" in the Unicorn language. The same applies to all other dimensional heroes.
23rd Oct '16 10:31:57 AM DesertDragon
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange, from the MarvelUniverse, is a trained (though not currently practicing) surgeon. (Specifically, he was a neurosurgeon, but an accident left his hands unable to hold a scalpel steady enough to do the fine manipulation necessary for such delicate surgery.) On the occasions when he does show his medical chops, he tends to be [[SuperDoc better and more versatile]] than a specialist forty years out of practice should be.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange, from the MarvelUniverse, is a trained (though not currently practicing) surgeon. (Specifically, Specifically, he was a neurosurgeon, but an accident left his hands unable to hold a scalpel steady enough to do the fine manipulation necessary for such delicate surgery.) surgery. On the occasions when he does show his medical chops, he tends to be [[SuperDoc better and more versatile]] than a specialist forty years decades out of practice should be.be, though he'll usually quip that he hasn't been ''that'' kind of doctor for a long time.
30th Sep '16 12:00:25 AM PaulA
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* In Brazil, CulturalTranslation got ''Creator/MichaelConnelly'' character Mickey Haller and some other law graduates to be called "doctor".

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* In Brazil, CulturalTranslation got ''Creator/MichaelConnelly'' character Mickey Haller Literature/MickeyHaller and some other law graduates to be called "doctor".
24th Sep '16 7:23:54 PM TitoMosquito
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* ComicBook/DoctorOctopus' doctorate is not in medicine in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' either, but he is able to bluff Aunt May into thinking he is one in one episode. Short version: When he and some other super-villains woking for ComicBook/TheKingpin are looking for Spidey, the Scorpion gets the idea to question Peter, due to the photographs he takes - Ock insists on going to his house himself to avoid any unnecessary violence. When he introduces himself to May as Doctor Otto Octavius, May panics when she hears the word "doctor" and thinks Peter has been injured. Ock is able to think fast and tell her that Peter collapsed on the street and was taken to his clinic, volunteering to take her there. (The clinic is actually owned by the Kingpin, and Ock is thus able to leave a ransom note for Peter making it seem like May has been kidnapped, demanding he send Spider-Man there.

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* ComicBook/DoctorOctopus' doctorate is not in medicine in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' either, but he is able to bluff Aunt May into thinking he is one in one episode. Short version: When he and some other super-villains woking for ComicBook/TheKingpin are looking for Spidey, the Scorpion gets the idea to question Peter, due to the photographs he takes - Ock insists on going to his house himself to avoid any unnecessary violence. When he introduces himself to May as Doctor Otto Octavius, May panics when she hears the word "doctor" and thinks Peter has been injured. Ock is able to think fast and tell her that Peter collapsed on the street and was taken to his clinic, volunteering to take her there. (The clinic is actually owned by the Kingpin, and Ock is thus able to leave a ransom note for Peter making it seem like May has been kidnapped, demanding he send Spider-Man there.)
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