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16th Oct '15 5:51:49 PM jormis29
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* In ''Tropico'', your loyal, boot-licking lackey Penultimo apparently got his degree at the University of Atlantis, an (obviously) fictional college (which may explain his 5 spelling errors...in ''[[EpicFail spelling his own name]]'').
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* In ''Tropico'', ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'', your loyal, boot-licking lackey Penultimo apparently got his degree at the University of Atlantis, an (obviously) fictional college (which may explain his 5 spelling errors...in ''[[EpicFail spelling his own name]]'').
16th Oct '15 4:10:05 PM WC-83
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* In ''VideoGame/Tropico'', your loyal, boot-licking lackey Penultimo apparently got his degree at the University of Atlantis, an (obviously) fictional college (which may explain his 5 spelling errors...in ''[[EpicFail spelling his own name]]'').
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* In ''VideoGame/Tropico'', ''Tropico'', your loyal, boot-licking lackey Penultimo apparently got his degree at the University of Atlantis, an (obviously) fictional college (which may explain his 5 spelling errors...in ''[[EpicFail spelling his own name]]'').
16th Oct '15 4:09:07 PM WC-83
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* In ''VideoGame/Tropico'', your loyal, boot-licking lackey Penultimo apparently got his degree at the University of Atlantis, an (obviously) fictional college (which may explain his 5 spelling errors...in ''[[EpicFail spelling his own name]]'').
29th Aug '15 5:56:02 AM RogherNahasa
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** Also, Russian literature tends to be useless when the only people who appreciate it are under a government that wants you dead (his father was a counter-revolutionary).
26th Aug '15 10:29:13 AM Willbyr
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* In the epilogue of MahouSenseiNegima Yue runs into this problem as [[SpaceElevator ISSDA]] didn't accept her degree and career history from MagicWorld.
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* In the epilogue of MahouSenseiNegima ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Yue runs into this problem as [[SpaceElevator ISSDA]] didn't accept her degree and career history from MagicWorld.
16th Aug '15 5:54:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' had a hopeful variation. Eric took a job as a security guard instead of trying to do his [=SATs=] again to get into college. His partner turned out to have been an engineer in wherever he came from, Eric asked him why he was reading the SAT prep book. The response: "So that I can let this country know I am an engineer."
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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' had ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': ** There's a hopeful variation. Eric took a job as a security guard instead of trying to do his [=SATs=] again to get into college. His partner turned out to have been an engineer in wherever he came from, Eric asked him why he was reading the SAT prep book. The response: "So that I can let this country know I am an engineer."

* In one episode of ''LawAndOrder'', a doctor is on trial for Manslaughter, his Indian colleague is testifying to his actions, and the doctor's lawyer draws attention to his training in a foreign medical school. Fortunately, another Harvard-trained doctor could verify this testimony.
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* In one episode of ''LawAndOrder'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', a doctor is on trial for Manslaughter, his Indian colleague is testifying to his actions, and the doctor's lawyer draws attention to his training in a foreign medical school. Fortunately, another Harvard-trained doctor could verify this testimony.

* Nahum, the janitor in ''SlingsAndArrows'', never gets his backstory fully explained, but it's suggested that he was either an actor or a director in Nigeria.
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* Nahum, the janitor in ''SlingsAndArrows'', ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'', never gets his backstory fully explained, but it's suggested that he was either an actor or a director in Nigeria.

* In ''That70sShow'', Jackie mentions her maid could have been a doctor in her country.
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* In ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Jackie mentions her maid could have been a doctor in her country.

* A one-time game in ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' parodies the "This Is Your Life" type of reality gameshow, and Colin Mochrie, as a voice from Wayne Brady's past, rants about how Wayne took his job as a sewer worker. Wayne follows up by claiming that Colin is a Mexican immigrant ([[FridgeLogic despite not having the accent]]), whereupon [[GenreSavvy Colin]] claims to have taken "four years of English literature".
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* A one-time game in ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' parodies the "This Is Your Life" type of reality gameshow, and Colin Mochrie, as a voice from Wayne Brady's past, rants about how Wayne took his job as a sewer worker. Wayne follows up by claiming that Colin is a Mexican immigrant ([[FridgeLogic despite not having the accent]]), whereupon [[GenreSavvy Colin]] claims to have taken "four years of English literature".

* ''{{Frasier}}''. After Dr. Schachter gives the Crane brothers a virulent TheReasonYouSuckSpeech regarding their SiblingRivalry ("That is it! That is it! In thirty years as a couples therapist, I've never said what I'm about to say: Give up! It's hopeless! You are pathologically mistrustful of each another, competitive to the point of madness! So, trust me, just meet each other at weddings and funerals, and the rest of the time, stay the hell away from each other!"), the boys agree on his prognosis, but then use his degrees as an AdHominem argument to ignore his advice, even though they admit Martin says the same exact thing, and kick him out of the building!
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* ''{{Frasier}}''.''Series/{{Frasier}}''. After Dr. Schachter gives the Crane brothers a virulent TheReasonYouSuckSpeech regarding their SiblingRivalry ("That is it! That is it! In thirty years as a couples therapist, I've never said what I'm about to say: Give up! It's hopeless! You are pathologically mistrustful of each another, competitive to the point of madness! So, trust me, just meet each other at weddings and funerals, and the rest of the time, stay the hell away from each other!"), the boys agree on his prognosis, but then use his degrees as an AdHominem argument to ignore his advice, even though they admit Martin says the same exact thing, and kick him out of the building!

* Subverted/parodied in ''PhoneShop'', regarding the shop's cleaner;
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* Subverted/parodied in ''PhoneShop'', ''Series/PhoneShop'', regarding the shop's cleaner;

* A one-time character in ''PersonOfInterest'' was a first-class surgeon working as a coroner because he couldn't afford to get licensed to practice medicine in America after immigrating due to the fact he sends most of his paycheck back to help his family. [[spoiler:Finch resolves this by giving him a BriefcaseFullOfMoney in exchange for him treating a critically injured Reese without reporting the gunshot wounds to the authorities.]]
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* A one-time character in ''PersonOfInterest'' ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' was a first-class surgeon working as a coroner because he couldn't afford to get licensed to practice medicine in America after immigrating due to the fact he sends most of his paycheck back to help his family. [[spoiler:Finch resolves this by giving him a BriefcaseFullOfMoney in exchange for him treating a critically injured Reese without reporting the gunshot wounds to the authorities.]]

* In ''{{Bones}}'', the Jeffersonian gained a new intern from Cuba. He was a doctor there, but his credentials didn't transfer, hence interning to gain a legitimate American degree. Though he doesn't seem to consider it a setback, and the rest of the team refers to him as "Dr. Fuentes," even hyper-critical Dr. Brennan, who makes a point of addressing her other interns as "Mr." or "Miss" to subtly remind them that they don't yet have doctorates.
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* In ''{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the Jeffersonian gained a new intern from Cuba. He was a doctor there, but his credentials didn't transfer, hence interning to gain a legitimate American degree. Though he doesn't seem to consider it a setback, and the rest of the team refers to him as "Dr. Fuentes," even hyper-critical Dr. Brennan, who makes a point of addressing her other interns as "Mr." or "Miss" to subtly remind them that they don't yet have doctorates.
11th Aug '15 11:04:09 PM Duffan
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* In ''{{Bones}}'', the Jeffersonian gained a new intern from Cuba. He was a doctor there, but his credentials didn't transfer, hence interning to gain a legitimate American degree. Though he doesn't seem to consider it a setback, and the rest of the team refers to him as "Dr. Fuentes," even hyper-critical Dr. Brennan, who makes a point of addressing her other interns as "Mr." or "Miss" to subtly remind them that they don't yet have doctorates.
22nd Jun '15 4:54:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Try naming a job the camera man in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatBalls'' didn't have.
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* Try naming a job the camera man in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatBalls'' ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatBalls'' didn't have.

* In ''{{Paulie}}'', Misha was a literature teacher in Russia. Having emmigrated to California, he is now a janitor in an animal testing lab. * Played for drama in ''Dirty Pretty Things'', where Chiwetel Ejiofor plays an illegal immigrant and refugee who was a doctor in Nigeria, but can only clean hotel rooms in the UK.
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* In ''{{Paulie}}'', ''Film/{{Paulie}}'', Misha was a literature teacher in Russia. Having emmigrated to California, he is now a janitor in an animal testing lab. * Played for drama in ''Dirty Pretty Things'', ''Film/DirtyPrettyThings'', where Chiwetel Ejiofor plays an illegal immigrant and refugee who was a doctor in Nigeria, but can only clean hotel rooms in the UK.
15th Jun '15 6:28:21 AM Bissek
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* Inverted in the first Creator/TimDorsey novel, where a man dies because of his lousy health plan ([[KarmicDeath provided by the company he works for, and which he helped make so inefficient in order to maximize profits]]). Part of the problem lay with their unquestionably accepting doctors with an accreditation from a foreign country, even from third world nations such as Costa Gorda.
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* Inverted in the first Creator/TimDorsey novel, where a man dies because of his lousy health plan ([[KarmicDeath provided by the company he works for, and which he helped make so inefficient in order to maximize profits]]). Part of the problem lay with their unquestionably accepting doctors with an accreditation from a foreign country, even from third world nations such as Costa Gorda. The doctor who saw him had a PhonyDegree, who slapped a bandage on his gunshot wound and sent him on his way.
12th May '15 1:32:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''WomanWarrior'' (a memoir), MaxineHongKiston's mother was a damn good doctor in China; when she moved to the US, she opened up a laundromat with her husband.
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* In the ''WomanWarrior'' ''Literature/WomanWarrior'' (a memoir), MaxineHongKiston's mother was a damn good doctor in China; when she moved to the US, she opened up a laundromat with her husband.

* In ''TheEtchedCity'', Raule's medical qualifications are not recognized by the medical establishment in Ashamoil, and she is forced to take a low paid job in a charity hospital. * Inverted in the first TimDorsey novel, where a man dies because of his lousy health plan ([[KarmicDeath provided by the company he works for, and which he helped make so inefficient in order to maximize profits]]). Part of the problem lay with their unquestionably accepting doctors with an accreditation from a foreign country, even from third world nations such as Costa Gorda.
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* In ''TheEtchedCity'', ''Literature/TheEtchedCity'', Raule's medical qualifications are not recognized by the medical establishment in Ashamoil, and she is forced to take a low paid job in a charity hospital. * Inverted in the first TimDorsey Creator/TimDorsey novel, where a man dies because of his lousy health plan ([[KarmicDeath provided by the company he works for, and which he helped make so inefficient in order to maximize profits]]). Part of the problem lay with their unquestionably accepting doctors with an accreditation from a foreign country, even from third world nations such as Costa Gorda.
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