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27th Dec '17 12:42:56 PM jormis29
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* In 'Manga/{{Okusan}}'', the titular housewife becomes ill and her husband buys a thermometer to check her temperature. It's not until he gets home that he realizes that in trying to find the most accurate type of thermometer, he bought a rectal one. In a variant of this trope, the husband is incredibly flustered over the mistake while Okusan is perfectly fine and tells him to go right ahead with using it (that she and her husband have a very active sex life probably made it much less awkward for her).

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* In 'Manga/{{Okusan}}'', ''Manga/{{Okusan}}'', the titular housewife becomes ill and her husband buys a thermometer to check her temperature. It's not until he gets home that he realizes that in trying to find the most accurate type of thermometer, he bought a rectal one. In a variant of this trope, the husband is incredibly flustered over the mistake while Okusan is perfectly fine and tells him to go right ahead with using it (that she and her husband have a very active sex life probably made it much less awkward for her).
27th Dec '17 12:42:33 PM jormis29
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* In ''Okusan'', the titular housewife becomes ill and her husband buys a thermometer to check her temperature. It's not until he gets home that he realizes that in trying to find the most accurate type of thermometer, he bought a rectal one. In a variant of this trope, the husband is incredibly flustered over the mistake while Okusan is perfectly fine and tells him to go right ahead with using it (that she and her husband have a very active sex life probably made it much less awkward for her).

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* In ''Okusan'', 'Manga/{{Okusan}}'', the titular housewife becomes ill and her husband buys a thermometer to check her temperature. It's not until he gets home that he realizes that in trying to find the most accurate type of thermometer, he bought a rectal one. In a variant of this trope, the husband is incredibly flustered over the mistake while Okusan is perfectly fine and tells him to go right ahead with using it (that she and her husband have a very active sex life probably made it much less awkward for her).
2nd Nov '17 10:42:59 PM Actua11y
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* A ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' comic book involved Cubert being sick and complaining of how Doctor Zoidberg used the rectal thermometer rather than the oral one. Zoidberg did in fact use the oral one, but "had bad aim".

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* A ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' comic book involved Cubert being sick and complaining of how Doctor Zoidberg used the rectal thermometer rather than the oral one. Zoidberg did did, in fact fact, use the oral one, but "had bad aim".



* There's a joke early in the movie ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' in which the main character is given a brief examination. He has three identical probes inserted into his mouth, ear and backside...but the nurse on duty has no idea which one's which. Cut to him rinsing his mouth out with Brawndo.

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* There's a joke early in the movie ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' in which the main character is given a brief examination. He has three identical probes inserted into his mouth, ear ear, and backside...backside, but the nurse on duty has no idea which one's which. Cut to him rinsing his mouth out with Brawndo.



* A doctor is making his rounds through the hospital when he stops to talk to the head nurse. The nurse says , "By the way, doctor, did you know you've got your thermometer stuck behind your ear?" The doctor feels around his ear and says, "Great, some asshole has my pen."

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* A doctor is making his rounds through the hospital when he stops to talk to the head nurse. The nurse says , says, "By the way, doctor, did you know you've got your thermometer stuck behind your ear?" The doctor feels around his ear and says, "Great, some asshole has my pen."



** In a late-series epsiode, a soldier (played by [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]]) gets a pool ball stuck in his mouth. Winchester is assigned to treat him, and is so annoyed over having to treat something so stupid he plays DoctorJerk. Among other things, he goes to take the soldier's temperature, reacts in mock surprise to the pool ball, then declares "No sweat. We'll just take your temperature the other way." and pushes him over.

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** In a late-series epsiode, episode, a soldier (played by [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]]) gets a pool ball stuck in his mouth. Winchester is assigned to treat him, and is so annoyed over having to treat something so stupid he plays DoctorJerk. Among other things, he goes to take the soldier's temperature, reacts in mock surprise to the pool ball, then declares "No sweat. We'll just take your temperature the other way." and pushes him over.



** Later episodes requiring a core temperature reading had the hosts swallow small thermometers with radio transmitters in order to avoid that level of embarassment again. Hence, "I ate a radio for science!"

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** Later episodes requiring a core temperature reading had the hosts swallow small thermometers with radio transmitters in order to avoid that level of embarassment embarrassment again. Hence, "I ate a radio for science!"



--> "An instant later, both Professor Waxman, and his time machine are obliterated, leaving the cold-blooded / warm-blooded dinosaur debate still unresolved."
* In ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', Rob takes Satchel's temperature when he's sick, and Satchel wants to know why he's putting the thermometer in his ear. He knew it wasn't an oral thermometer, but apparently he'd been using it somewhere else...

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--> "An instant later, both Professor Waxman, and his time machine are obliterated, leaving the cold-blooded / warm-blooded cold-blooded/warm-blooded dinosaur debate still unresolved."
* In ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', Rob takes Satchel's temperature when he's sick, and Satchel wants to know why he's putting the thermometer in his ear. He knew it wasn't an oral thermometer, but apparently apparently, he'd been using it somewhere else...
9th Mar '17 10:34:47 PM Troperinik
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode [[SickEpisode "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses"]], [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] decides to take Quack Quack's temperature. For the sake of torturing him, he brings out a really, really big thermometer. However, he never gets the chance to use it because Kaeloo [[HulkingOut transforms]] and beats him up, giving Quack Quack the opportunity to escape.
12th Jan '17 10:13:20 AM KidDynamite
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** In a late-series epsiode, a soldier (played by [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]]) gets a pool ball stuck in his mouth. Winchester is assigned to treat him, and is so annoyed over having to treat something so stupid he plays Dr. Jerkass. Among other things, he goes to take the soldier's temperature, reacts in mock surprise to the pool ball, then declares "No sweat. We'll just take your temperature the other way." and pushes him over.

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** In a late-series epsiode, a soldier (played by [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]]) gets a pool ball stuck in his mouth. Winchester is assigned to treat him, and is so annoyed over having to treat something so stupid he plays Dr. Jerkass.DoctorJerk. Among other things, he goes to take the soldier's temperature, reacts in mock surprise to the pool ball, then declares "No sweat. We'll just take your temperature the other way." and pushes him over.
12th Jan '17 10:10:24 AM KidDynamite
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** In a late-series epsiode, a soldier (played by [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]]) gets a pool ball stuck in his mouth. Winchester is assigned to treat him, and is so annoyed over having to treat something so stupid he plays Dr. Jerkass. Among other things, he goes to take the soldier's temperature, reacts in mock surprise to the pool ball, then declares "No sweat. We'll just take your temperature the other way." and pushes him over.
2nd Oct '16 7:55:34 PM nombretomado
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* Variant in the show ''{{ER}}'': [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Garrett Morris]] plays a patient who annoys the staff so much that they finally make up a pretext to take his temperature-- and then leave him with a sunflower up his ass.

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* Variant in the show ''{{ER}}'': ''Series/{{ER}}'': [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Garrett Morris]] plays a patient who annoys the staff so much that they finally make up a pretext to take his temperature-- and then leave him with a sunflower up his ass.
8th Feb '16 10:41:16 PM pikachukid
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* There's a joke early in the movie ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' in which the main character is given a brief examination. He's told that a specific probe that he just had in his butt is actually supposed to go in his mouth.

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* There's a joke early in the movie ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' in which the main character is given a brief examination. He's told that a specific probe that he just had in He has three identical probes inserted into his butt is actually supposed mouth, ear and backside...but the nurse on duty has no idea which one's which. Cut to go in him rinsing his mouth.mouth out with Brawndo.
30th Dec '15 8:26:39 AM Kitchen90
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* In ''Film/CarryOn Nurse'', the staff decide to get revenge on an insufferable patient by swapping out his rectal thermometer for a daffodil and taking a photograph of him. Leads to one of the funniest scenes in the whole series:

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* In ''Film/CarryOn Nurse'', ''Film/CarryOnNurse'', the staff decide to get revenge on an insufferable patient by swapping out his rectal thermometer for a daffodil and taking a photograph of him. Leads to one of the funniest scenes in the whole series:
27th Nov '15 11:17:18 AM nombretomado
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* In an interesting variation, one of the winners on ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' was a little girl who thought she was taking her temperature. Turns out what she'd taken for a thermometer was a used pregnancy test.

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* In an interesting variation, one of the winners on ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' was a little girl who thought she was taking her temperature. Turns out what she'd taken for a thermometer was a used pregnancy test.



* Variant in the show ''{{ER}}'': [[SaturdayNightLive Garrett Morris]] plays a patient who annoys the staff so much that they finally make up a pretext to take his temperature-- and then leave him with a sunflower up his ass.

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* Variant in the show ''{{ER}}'': [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Garrett Morris]] plays a patient who annoys the staff so much that they finally make up a pretext to take his temperature-- and then leave him with a sunflower up his ass.



* Used as a threat in an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', wherein Cody warned his mom to stop talking with the thermometer in her mouth, "or we'll have to do it the ''other'' way."

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* Used as a threat in an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', wherein Cody warned his mom to stop talking with the thermometer in her mouth, "or we'll have to do it the ''other'' way."
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