The Lab Coat Of Science And Medicine is a distinct indicator that its wearer is a genius in one of these fields, but There is a certain style of lab coat typically worn by those bearing a more Morally Ambiguous Doctorate. This is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat. Distinct from its more benevolent cousin by its asymmetrical front panel and high collar, this iconic lab coat (technically known as the Howie lab coat) is a sure sign that its wearer is a fun-loving, sociable individual who is really good at making new friends. In the 1800s, of course, this was the standard for lab coats, but Pop-Cultural Osmosis via any number of Mad Scientists has shifted its meaning to darker purposes.
- Dr. Frank N Furter wears a lime green one of these (and little else) in one scene of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- Doctor Steel wears one of these made of PVC, when he isn't wearing more aristocratic Steam Punk fashions.
- Dr. Horrible from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog sports one of these. It's white when he's wooing Penny, but he swaps it out for a red one when he turns evil.
- Professor Membrane from Invader Zim.
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