''Doctor Detroit'' is a 1983 FishOutOfWater comedy directed by Michael Pressman and starring Creator/DanAykroyd.

Clifford Skridlow teaches at a small UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} college run by his father. Conned into managing four prostitutes by their pimp, who skips town to escape the mob boss known as Mom, Clifford draws on his course in medieval literature in his quest to save the women from Mom.

Music/{{Devo}} did the film's theme song.


* {{Adorkable}}: When not in character as the eponymous Doctor, Clifford really is.
* DirtyCoward: Smooth Walker for dumping his problems on poor Clifford.
* KarmaHoudini: Smooth again. He set Cliff up for the fall, and in the end he's shown living happily ever after on a tropical island.
* LineOfSightName: This is how the title character is named. A pimp named Smooth Walker is in the office of Mom, a competitor, and he convinces her that he's leaving because "the Doctor" has forced him out.
-->'''Mom:''' "Doctor?"\\
'''Smooth:''' "Yeah. Doctor...''(Looks around frantically, spies a travel poster for Detroit behind her head)'' Detroit."
* OneBadMother: The ruthless drug dealer is called "Mom".
* TwoTimerDate: This is the device employed for the climactic sequence. Skridlow is running back and forth between a society function and a pimps'/hookers' bash, both in the same hotel, and has to switch clothes and personae between them as well. With predictable results.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Cliff wears some ''alarmingly'' tiny shorts while power-walking during the theme song sequence.