Created By: Stormtroper on December 17, 2009
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Things every doctor wears on TV (and those who play them) You know, lab coat, stetoscope on neck, a (obsolete) doctor's mirror on forehead, dinky little glasses, and specially for Deadly Doctors, big rubber gloves and lots of syringes. What easier way to tell the audience what the character does besides these things?

Also, any nurses will have that cap with the red cross on it.

Examples:
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken whenever he's a doctor.
  • Dr. House usually averts this.
  • Dr Mcninja always wears a lab coat and stethoscope, in addition to the ninja mask and katana.
  • The Mr. Men Show: As part of its sketch comedy nature, any time the characters are portrayed as doctors, they'll have the the headband with mirror and stethoscope.
  • Averted in Scrubs where JD only ever wears the usual white coat in one episode and it's a plot point then. Many other doctors do wear it, though. They sear (and use) stetoscopes, however.
  • Given a nod in Airplane!! when Dr. Rumack is introduced wearing a stethoscope for no reason, first shown right after he's asked if he's a doctor.
  • Part of the whole ever-present costumes in Team Fortress 2: The medic only wears a white labcoat. A patch eventually added a Randomly Drops mirror for his head.
Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • October 16, 2009
    Chabal 2
    Dr Mcninja always wears a lab coat and stethoscope, in addition to the ninja mask and katana.
  • October 16, 2009
    Evalana
    The Mr. Men Show: As part of its sketch comedy nature, any time the characters are portrayed as doctors, they'll have the the headband with mirror and stethoscope. Also, any nurses will have that cap with the red cross on it.
  • October 16, 2009
    Idler 2.0
    Averted in Scrubs where JD only ever wears the usual white coat in one episode and it's a plot point then. Many other doctors do wear it, though.
  • October 16, 2009
    ShayGuy
    Given a nod in Airplane! when Dr. Rumack is introduced wearing a stethoscope for no reason, first shown right after he's asked if he's a doctor.
  • October 16, 2009
    Bisected8
    In Scrubs all the doctors wear stethoscopes though (and they do used them).
  • October 16, 2009
    STUART
    Part of the whole ever-present costumes in Team Fortress 2: The medic only wears a white labcoat. A patch eventually added a Randomly Drops mirror for his head.

    Also, rubber gloves, syringes, dinky little glasses.
  • December 17, 2009
    Stormtroper
    How about Dressed To Heal?
  • December 17, 2009
    TB Tabby
    Clipboards are common as well.
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