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27th Jan '17 3:18:01 PM BKelly95
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* Balki from ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' had to get a toothache looked at. Larry went with him for support and had to calm him down when the actual exam took place. Larry decided to let the dentist look at his own teeth to prove that it was no big deal. The dentist finds a cavity.
* One of the "Song Memories" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had one player remember the time he had to take a drug test for work. As a habitual cocaine user, he asked his friend for his urine and smuggled it into the test. He ends up failing the test because his friend does coke too.
6th Nov '16 2:25:38 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheJackBennyProgram'', Jack goes with a neighborhood boy to the dentist because the boy is scared. Guess which one needs a tooth pulled?

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* On ''TheJackBennyProgram'', ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', Jack goes with a neighborhood boy to the dentist because the boy is scared. Guess which one needs a tooth pulled?
7th Aug '16 4:00:42 PM MsChibi
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Someone takes a medical exam for some reason ''other'' than genuinely wondering about his/her health. Surprisingly, the test is positive. (Meaning they have whatever condition they were tested for.) Depending on the show and the condition, this can be PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama. In the latter case, it may be a LethalDiagnosis.

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Someone takes a medical exam for some reason ''other'' than genuinely wondering about his/her health. Surprisingly, the test is positive. (Meaning they have whatever condition they were tested for.) Depending on the show and the condition, this can be PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama. In the latter case, it may be a LethalDiagnosis. If it's a pregnancy test, it may involve ButICantBePregnant.
7th Aug '16 3:30:39 PM MsChibi
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* On ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', after a distracted doctor artificially inseminated her (rather than giving her the routine Pap smear she came in for), Jane faints on the bus, and ends up at the emergency room. The doctor or nurse tells her that she's pregnant. [[ButICantBePregnant Since Jane is a virgin]], she and her mother both laugh at him, so he has Jane drink water and performs another urine test, right in front of them.
24th Jul '16 3:59:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': Carol lets the doctor check her tonsils to show Cindy that it won't hurt. Turns out Carol and Cindy ''both'' need their tonsils out.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': Carol lets the doctor check her tonsils to show Cindy that it won't hurt. Turns out Carol and Cindy ''both'' need their tonsils out.
23rd May '16 10:01:36 AM Doug86
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* On an episode of Series/DifferentStrokes, Mr. Drummond purchased a device that measured stress on his doctor's advice. Sure enough, his rating was high, but when the kids goofed around with it, Willis' was off the chart (he was coping with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, running for class office, etc).

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* On an episode of Series/DifferentStrokes, ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', Mr. Drummond purchased a device that measured stress on his doctor's advice. Sure enough, his rating was high, but when the kids goofed around with it, Willis' was off the chart (he was coping with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, running for class office, etc).
19th May '16 2:38:33 AM Morgenthaler
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7th Feb '16 1:24:59 PM mlsmithca
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* The Swiss French-language graphic novel ''Jo'' is about AIDS. The ([[TomboyishName teenage girl]]) title character meets a boy, Laurent, who is tormented by the memories of his beloved brother who died of AIDS and he is himself afraid of having the disease. She decides that they will be tested together to reasure him. [[spoiler:To their greatest shock, Jo herself is diagnosed with AIDS and the rest of the book is about her dealing with the disease until she dies.]]



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* The Swiss French-language graphic novel ''Jo'' is about AIDS. The ([[TomboyishName teenage girl]]) title character meets a boy, Laurent, who is tormented by the memories of his beloved brother who died of AIDS and he is himself afraid of having the disease. She decides that they will be tested together to reasure him. [[spoiler:To their greatest shock, Jo herself is diagnosed with AIDS and the rest of the book is about her dealing with the disease until she dies.]]






* Repeated on ''Series/TheNanny.'' The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out.
** Repeated later when oldest daughter Maggie thinks she's pregnant and goes to a gynecologist for a test. It turns out negative, but when the doctor lists some of the signs Fran interrupts to say ''she's'' been feeling nauseous and tired... [[spoiler: Subverted two episodes later, when it turns out she wasn't really pregnant.]]

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* Repeated on ''Series/TheNanny.'' ''Series/TheNanny'':
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The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out.
** Repeated later when oldest Oldest daughter Maggie thinks she's pregnant and goes to a gynecologist for a test. It turns out negative, but when the doctor lists some of the signs Fran interrupts to say ''she's'' been feeling nauseous and tired... [[spoiler: Subverted two episodes later, when it turns out she wasn't really pregnant.]]



* ''Series/GrowingPains'': Maggie is doing a series of news reports about regular medical checkups, and thus undergoes all the usual tests. This is how she discovers she's pregnant.

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Maggie is doing a series of news reports about regular medical checkups, and thus undergoes all the usual tests. This is how she discovers she's pregnant.



** The exact same scenario was done years earlier on ''TheJackBennyProgram''. Jack goes with a neighborhood boy to the dentist because the boy is scared. Guess which one needs a tooth pulled?

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** The exact same scenario was done years earlier on ''TheJackBennyProgram''. * On ''TheJackBennyProgram'', Jack goes with a neighborhood boy to the dentist because the boy is scared. Guess which one needs a tooth pulled?



6th Feb '16 11:36:29 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of {{ER}} had Carter demonstrating to several medical students how to examine a patient's lymph nodes--only to discover a lump in the neck of the student he was examining. After doing a biopsy, he gently informed him that he had lymphoma.
* During an episode of ''DoogieHowserMD'', the senior Dr. Howser flashed back to a time when he was examining his son, who had asked him to demonstrate to him. Upon examining his abdomen, the boy yelped in pain, and the horrified Dr. Howser realized he'd just discovered that his son had leukemia.
* On ''OneLifeToLive'', Blair was suffering from dizzy spells, but terrified of going to the doctor and finding out what might be wrong. On-again, off-again paramour Max offered to go with her. Sure enough, Blair only had an allergy, while Max was found to have an aneurysm.
* On ''{{Frasier}}'', Niles gets a toothache, and in order to avoid going to the dentist and having a cavity drilled, he decides to get a full physical, on the off chance that the pain could indicate a more serious condition. Everyone else spends the entire episode pointing out that's a complete overreaction to a simple problem. In the end, Niles finally comes around and admits he was being irrational, just before he's informed that he has a serious heart condition.

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* An episode of {{ER}} ''Series/{{ER}}'' had Carter demonstrating to several medical students how to examine a patient's lymph nodes--only to discover a lump in the neck of the student he was examining. After doing a biopsy, he gently informed him that he had lymphoma.
* During an episode of ''DoogieHowserMD'', ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'', the senior Dr. Howser flashed back to a time when he was examining his son, who had asked him to demonstrate to him. Upon examining his abdomen, the boy yelped in pain, and the horrified Dr. Howser realized he'd just discovered that his son had leukemia.
* On ''OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', Blair was suffering from dizzy spells, but terrified of going to the doctor and finding out what might be wrong. On-again, off-again paramour Max offered to go with her. Sure enough, Blair only had an allergy, while Max was found to have an aneurysm.
* On ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles gets a toothache, and in order to avoid going to the dentist and having a cavity drilled, he decides to get a full physical, on the off chance that the pain could indicate a more serious condition. Everyone else spends the entire episode pointing out that's a complete overreaction to a simple problem. In the end, Niles finally comes around and admits he was being irrational, just before he's informed that he has a serious heart condition.



* In ''SeventhHeaven'', Mary must undergo a physical before she leaves for basketball camp that summer. The doctor ropes Annie into having one too, and this is how she finds out she's pregnant with the twins. (But not before an episode-long assumption that ''Mary'' is the pregnant one due to the doctor mixing up their results.)

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* In ''SeventhHeaven'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Mary must undergo a physical before she leaves for basketball camp that summer. The doctor ropes Annie into having one too, and this is how she finds out she's pregnant with the twins. (But not before an episode-long assumption that ''Mary'' is the pregnant one due to the doctor mixing up their results.)
24th Jan '16 6:18:04 PM DrOO7
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* In the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself a full-spectrum examination more or less to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]




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* In the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself a full-spectrum examination more or less to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]

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\n[[AC: Literature]]\n* In ''Series/StrongMedicine'' When the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself hospital staff was subjected to drug testing, Peter worried that he might test positive given his occasional pot-smoking. He didn't, but Lana tested positive for ''cocaine'', stunning her as she had long since given up that lifestyle. It turns out the medium used for testing--human hair, because toxic substances can linger in the hair long after a full-spectrum examination person has last used the drug--could also easily pick up outside substances. Lana lived in a poor neighborhood where drug use was frequent and the cocaine particles in the air had clung to her hair (and it being African-American hair made them even more or less likely to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]
stick than to hair of a different ethnicity and texture), making her test positive even though she no longer used drugs.

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