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[[caption-width-right:300:Der Doktor ist eingetroffen.[[note]][[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} "The Doctor is in."]][[/note]]]]

->''"Raised in Stuttgart, Germany during an era when the Hippocratic oath had been downgraded to an optional Hippocratic suggestion, TheMedic considers healing a generally unintended side effect of satisfying his own morbid curiosity."''
-->--''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''

In TV Land, a doctor or scientist is roughly 75% likely to be German or Austrian, complete with thick accent and often [[TheVonTropeFamily an entitled legacy]]. Increase to 98% for {{Mad Scientist}}s. We can probably thank [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Sigmund Freud]], AlbertEinstein and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]]. To elaborate, many top notch scientists from Germany, Austria, and Poland, either fearing persecution for being Jewish or Nazi collaborators, or not wanting to aid an evil ruler, or in a few rare cases deciding that [[ReluctantMadScientist war simply got in the way of proper research]], fled Europe either just before or immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, or got captured and/or taken by the Allies. Many came to America and helped work on [[AtomicHate The Manhattan Project]]. Most of their theories and inventions designed to aid the war effort, for good or bad, significantly changed how people lived when applied to peacetime practices, cementing the idea of a foreign genius that can either become the boon of society, or its damnation.

It's worth noting that Central Europe was a [[DichterAndDenker scientific and economic powerhouse in the early 20th century]], dominating the physics field. More than a few Germans were "rehabilitated" by the Russian and American space programs, to the point of each side complaining "they have more Germans than we do!" For a slightly safer stereotype, consider using a Swede or Norwegian instead, with the same [[EEqualsMCHammer unintelligible theories]] and outrrageous akksent!

See also AllPsychologyIsFreudian, which has caused every psychologist to be portrayed as Austrian, and StupidJetpackHitler for when this crosses over with ThoseWackyNazis. If the Nazi scientist has SupernaturalAid, see {{Ghostapo}}.

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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Even though it is not apparent, BigBad and MadScientist Dr. Hell was German. Like a bonus, he started out as a weapon researcher for the Nazis.
* ''{{Hellsing}}'' has the obvious one; a Nazi scientist responsible for creating the FREAKS, as well as almost all of the other technology Millennium has. The worst part? As far as we're concerned his real name is 'Herr Doktor'; he's never referred to as anything else in the main series.
** His nametag in the manga, however, with some difficulty, reads "Avondale Napyeer". Some have taken it as the Doctor's name.
* ''Manga/CaseClosed'', the American dub of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', gave the local AbsentMindedProfessor Dr Agasa a German accent and his first name in both the dub and English manga was [[DubNameChange changed]] to Herschel.
* Dr. Heinz Schneider from ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'', who decoded the WitchSpecies genome.
* Subverted with Herr Doktor Kenzo Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' who is a Japanese doctor working in Düsseldorf. And all other doctors in this series are German.
* JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu: According to stuff Haré found laying aournd in his office, Doctor Clive may have studied in Germany.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* All the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''The Shooting Star'' are Nordic scientists with outrageous accents and EinsteinHair. They all have huge foreheads to boot.
* Dr. Heinrich Megala from ''CaptainAtom''.
* Baron Werner von Blitzschlag in ''ComicBook/AvengersTheInitiative'', a former Nazi scientist who was specifically added in reference to Wernher von Braun.
* The evil Dr. Von Richter from ''[[{{Comicbook/Cybersix}} Cybersix]]'' is an escaped Nazi living in Argentina.
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[[folder:Commercials]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This]] commercial for a Schick razor. Combines with AsianAndNerdy for double stereotyping power, because ShavingIsScience!
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[[folder:Film]]
* [[TropeNamer This trope might just have been named]] for one of Sam Jaffe's character's first lines in the 1950s FilmNoir heist movie ''The Asphalt Jungle'':
-->'''Dr Riedenschneider:''' Maybe you've heard of me. The Professor? Or Herr Doktor, maybe.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' has a passel of German and Austrian {{Mad Scientist}}s.
* Subverted in the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie. After Watson is [[spoiler: injured in a bomb blast, his girlfriend/soon-to-be fiance Mary goes to him in the hospital, as he is attended by a very German-sounding doctor. However, Mary figures out that the doctor is actually Holmes in disguise.]]
** It is actually a much stronger subversion as [[spoiler: Holmes' impersonation sounds very ''French'' and not German.]]
* ''Film/MarathonMan'', although this one is a dentist.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': The eponymous Dr. Strangelove is an ex-Nazi MadScientist who became a U.S. operative after the war. He has trouble shaking his old ways, to the point that he adresses the President (played by the same actor) with "Mein Fuehrer". With elements of MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate.
* PeterSellers seems attached to this trope - in ''WhatsNewPussycat'' he plays a mad, lecherous Viennese psychiatrist. In ''{{Lolita}}'', as Clare Quilty, he impersonates a psychiatrist and uses a heavy Germanic accent.
* Dr. Scott from the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** "Good evening, Dr. Scott. Or, should I say, [[TheVonTropeFamily Dr. Von Scott!"]]
*** [[ThoseWackyNazis SIEG HEIL!]]
**** [[DontExplainTheJoke And to explain the joke more...]] "Just what exactly are you implying?" "THAT HE'S A FUCKING NAZI!"
** Interestingly enough, Dr. Frank N. Furter himself originally had a German accent in the early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* ''Film/TheRoadToWellville's'' Dr. Spizvogel, unt seins ''Handhabung Therapeutic''!
* Professor Max Krassman from ''TheMuppetMovie'', played by Creator/MelBrooks in full AlterKocker mode.
-->When a German scientist tells you to hold on to your hat, it's not casual conversation. HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! HAT! HOLD! Good!
* Almost averted by Dr Emmet Brown of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. As we find out in the third movie, he has German ancestry, the old family name was Von Braun.
* ''{{Zonad}}'' features one of these as a parody of 50s paranoia movies. The film is set in rural Ireland and it's never explained what the doctor is actually doing there.
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Decepticon medic, Scalpel, is also known as "Ze Doktor" (and is in fact called only that during the film himself). Of course, weird accents aren't anything new for Transformers.
-->'''Ze Doktor:''' [[AxeCrazy We must have ze brain on ze table. Chop! Chop!]]
** Blaster from the ''TransformersShatteredGlass'' uniform has an... unplaceable accent that seems phonetically German-ish. Even the writers [[LampshadeHanging have no idea what he's really supposed to sound like]].
* Dr. Erskine from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is a benevolent example, working for the Allies on their supersoldier project. His EvilCounterpart Dr. Zola fits the usual portrayal, as he works for the Nazis and then {{ComicBook/HYDRA}}, but he actually expresses some regret about what the RedSkull has him do. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler:he makes a point to correct this, he's actually Swiss. It's also shown that he is in fact genuinely evil, and gleefully tortured/experimented on American soldiers.]]
* ''DeadAlive'' uses this trope for a one-off scene. The protagonist needs sedatives to deal with a zombie or two. He visits a bald, drooling, sadistic-looking taxidermist in a lab coat whose absurd accent is excused by RuleOfFunny. The taxidermist claims not to be a doctor and that he fled the Latvian occupation, when "We were hunted like ''animals!''" When he turns from his shelf, he snags his lab coat on something, and through the tear his Nazi armband is clearly visible.
* Professor Meisenbach in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''. Implied to be a [[ThoseWackyNazis former Nazi scientist]].
* Subverted in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Although Frau Farbissina refers to Dr. Evil as "Herr Doktor", he is not of German or Austrian ancestry. He ''was'' raised by Belgians, though, and they border the Germans...
* Dr. Carl Mortner, Zorin's personal physician (und kreator?) in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' has a very terrifying sequence set in a European asylum apparently staffed exclusively by this stereotype.
* Drs. Gottlieb and Geizler, the Kaiju-researching duo from ''PacificRim'', were both born in Germany if not raised there.
* The mastermind of the caper crew in ''Film/TheAsphaltJungle'' is Doctor Riedenschneider, a [[AffablyEvil gentleman gangster]] with a thick German accent.
* Dr. Frederick Frankenstein of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He's even called "Herr Doktor" by Frau Blucher.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' is the ''doctor's'' name and may be the trope codifier (although in the novel he is Swiss and doesn't actually receive his doctorate).
* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Professor Van Helsing is actually Dutch, but constantly peppers his English with German. (Yes, Bram Stoker did, in fact, do the research -- German was a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca lingua franca]] in that area of Europe.)
** Also, Dutch is a Germanic language closely related to German.
** And German was the language of science in the 19th century--a (non-German) scientist tossing around German words would be like a musician casually using Italian words.
* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Mister Nutt does psychotherapy on himself, using a thick {{Uberwald}}ian accent when in the doctor persona.
* Comes up as a sort of DiscussedTrope in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''Unnatural History''. Fitz is annoyed by the Doctor [[HappinessIsMandatory pressuring him]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor to have fun]] and mentally refers to him as [[GratuitousGerman Herr]] Doctor. There's probably some connection to the fact that Fitz is himself [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]] and was picked on for it a lot growing up during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Dr. Martin Hesselius from Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's ''In a Glass Darkly'', the first OccultDetective of literature, is a German physician.
* The second AnnoDracula book, ''The Bloody Red Baron'', being a DeconstructionCrossover has a number of German [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] from film and literature, including Professor ten Brinken from the 1911 German novel ''{{Alraune}}'' and Dr. Caligari from the 1920 GermanExpressionism film ''TheCabinetOfDoctorCaligari''.
* Justified in ''{{Literature/Suspicion}}'' by Friedrich Dürrenmatt by the fact that the story is set in Switzerland. Dr. Nehle and probably Dr. Edith Marlok are German. [[MadDoctor Dr. Fritz Emmenberger]] and Dr. Samuel Hungertobel are Swiss.
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[[folder:{{Live-Action TV}}]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the serial ''The Highlanders'', the Doctor pretends to be a German doctor. "Do you suffer from headaches?"
** In "The Underwater Menace", [[EvilIsHammy planet-exploding ham]] MadScientist Professor Zaroff has the {{camp}}iest German accent imaginable (which, amusingly, was [[RealityIsUnrealistic the actor's natural accent]]).
* One episode of ''TheHoneymooners'' had a psychologist administer "Ze {{truth serum|s}}" to Norton.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' uses this riff a ''lot''.
* Dr. Eva Mudlark of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* Sidney from ''ThePretender'' was revealed to be a Nazi test subject, under the 'care' of a German doctor still running loose. The irony is that Sydney is an old man, too, now performing experiments on helpless children himself.
* ''SesameStreet'' has Professor Nucleus von Fission.
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[[folder:Music]]
* "Ich bin der Doktor Eisenbarth" (I am Dr. Ironbeard) is a satirical German folk song that inverts and lampoons the stereotype (with a tip o' the lampshade). The verses consist of Herr Doktor revealing what a completely unqualified quack he is. The song was based on a real-life German quack, Johann Andreas Eisenbarth.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In a variation, Dr. Hans Zarkov of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' is ''Polish.'' The original comic never really played up his accent, but every film and TV adaptation has given him a thick Polish accent (except the [[Series/FlashGordon 2000s Sci-Fi Channel version]], which made him American). Most kid viewers probably thought it was a German accent, because of the prevalence of this trope.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''CrimsonSkies'' had a German scientist to rescue.
* The ''[[DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' {{Ravenloft}} campaign setting, featuring as it did expies of many classic horror characters, of course featured some of these:
** Dr. Rudolph van Richten, expy of Bram Stoker's Abraham van Helsing.
** Dr. Victor Mordenheim, expy of Victor Frankenstein and creator of Adam, expy of, well, you know....
* ''TabletopGames/TwilightStruggle'' invokes this with the "Captured Nazi Scientists" card, which is playable by either player and grants one free move on the Space Race track.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Dr. Dake ([[ItMakesSenseInContext Played by The Cat in the Hat]]) in {{Seussical}}.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Sasha Nein from VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}, of German (or possibly Austrian) descent. He mainly stays in his lab, and performs psychic experiments that can sometimes scare the Whispering Rock campers. He's a pretty benign case, being unwilling to continue experiments if they threaten to harm the kids, and his MadScientist tendencies often take a backseat to the superspy elements of his personality.
--> Sasha: "If I could get [Raz] into my lab, I'm sure he could withstand more than the others."
* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Fellow Medics will even say "Thank you, HerrDoctor!" He had a medical license long ago, but due to an [[NoodleIncident incident]] involving [[BodyHorror somehow stealing a patient's skeleton]], he lost it. The details in-between are fuzzy, but according to a hidden page that used to be on the website, apparently he [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/f/f7/Doctorsoffice.jpg faked his death]] and somehow ended up joining the team, still continuing to practice medicine, and inventing the Medigun. [[WordOfGod Confirmed not to be a Nazi]], but still not entirely sympathetic.
** The "Loose Canon" comic reveals that the original BLU Medic was ''the'' [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Sigmund Freud]].
* If you crashed in the old fight simulator ''Stunt Island'', a German doctor would promise to have you "Patched up and flying again, tomorrow!"
* ''[[NavalOps Warship Gunner 2]]'' had Doctor Braun, a female scientist who lends the Wilkians a submarine to perform covert ops attacks.
* ''NaziZombies'' - Doctor Richtofen, who was partially responsible for the zombies.
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'''s Dr. Tenenbaum. Not only was she a former Nazi scientist (and of Jewish descent even!) she's responsible for the research that created the [[CreepyChild Little Sisters]]. However [[TheAtoner she's trying to fix that.]]
** Played straight with Dr. Steinman, trying to be "The Picasso of Plastic Surgery".
* Dr. Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games.
* ''DieAnstalt'' (The Asylum) - Originally German, of course, but when they translate it into to English, will the previous psychiatrist lose his cool German accent? [[BigNever NIEMALS!!!]]
* LeagueOfLegends has Heimerdinger, a GadgeteerGenius whose name definitely invokes this trope.
* Professor Von Kripelspac from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', a weasel scientist that sits in a floating chair.
* Dr. Stanislaus Braun from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', who [[spoiler:is the overseer of Vault 112. He keeps the vault dwellers trapped in a virtual reality simulator, keeping them there forever, for his own amusement.]]
** Also, Dr. Zimmer, a scientist from the Commonwealth who tasks you with tracking down his escaped [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]].
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Dr. Ada Straus, a caravan medic who shows an obvious lack of competence ("I need ''sterile'' medical supplies", etc.) and is the only Mojave doctor to sell both addictive chems and med. supplies at the same time. A straighter example is Dr. Klein, the head of the Think Tank in ''Old World Blues''.
* Klingmann from ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'': The Beast Within. "People refer to me as HerrDoktor Klingmann here."
** Klingmann is actually kind of an aversion of the trope. Although he does have the title, he has barely a trace of an accent. Despite his infatuation with the [[spoiler:hunting club philosophy]], he's not insane either - just [[spoiler:unscrupulous enough to trade a few of his wolves.]]
* ''BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'' has Herr Hagenmeyer.
* The Norwegian Professor Ingvar Johanssen of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' was the one responsible for digging up the Ankaran Sarcophagus. His accent is outrageous, though surprisingly realistic[[note]]if on the ''Swedish'' side of outrageously broad Scandinavian accents[[/note]], for a one-shot stereotype character.
* The Cybran leader from ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'', Dr. Gustaf Brackman has suspiciously Germanic name (Swedish actually) although he speaks clear English.
* Romanian MadScientist Dr. Ort-Meyer from the VideoGame/{{Hitman}} series, who sounds like a mix of Creator/BelaLugosi and Creator/VincentPrice.
* Several of the scientists in the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' series (Dr. Kleiner, Dr. Rosenberg, Dr. Keller) have German-sounding names, and one is Scandinavian (Dr. Magnusson).
* The ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake has Dr. Vahlen as your organization's head of R&D. She has the accent and speaks to the doomed German recon trooper you meet in the tutorial mission.
* Similarly, ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' recruited a former Nazi to study [[AppliedPhlebotinum Elerium]]. He even says that Carter could talk to the OSS upon questioning of his nationality.
* Technician Johann Strauss in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'', [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after the Austrian composer]].
* The Mad Doctor in the ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' games.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has Wilhelm Voigt, known primarily by his colleagues as "Doktor".
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] and [[AffectionateParody parodies]] it with "Stereotypical German Scientist Dr. Germahn". Initially the host of a 'questions from the readers' sub-strip, he has since popped up frequently in odd places, even as the Q&A section has been mostly taken over by his [[strike:Dumb]] [[DumbBlonde Ditzy Blonde]] Assistant Amanda.
* Professor Zweistein fills in this role in ''Webcomic/TheFAN''
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' revels in this trope. Then again, in a comic about MadScience in a setting where German is the ''lingua franca'', it's par for the course. The only ones who speak with anything resembling the stereotypical accent are the {{Super Soldier}}s, though.
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'': [[WordOfGod Appa]][[InformedAttribute rently]] Austria is a MadScientist. He has shown more DeadpanSnarker behavior than anything this far.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown''. Professor Celluloid. Full stop.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Dr. Archeville in WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episodes ''The Ultimate Doom'' and ''Countdown to Extinction''.
* The plastic surgeon in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
* One of Megabyte's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is known only as Herr Doctor.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' - Dexter is a MadScientist with a German accent -- made more blatant (and funny) since none of his family has any accent or gives any indication they have any German ancestry.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Dr. Doofenschmirtz [[note]]"doof" means "stupid in German."[[/note]] who actually never graduated -- there's a song about it: "I Must Impress My Professor" -- and has a brother who's in local politics and ''lacks'' the accent.
* Despite being a race of cyborgs from another planet, the [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots Gobots]] had two of these: Guardian Baron von Joy and Renegade Herr Fiend.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', both DoctorOctopus and DoctorDoom had Germanic accents. (This made a little more sense for Doom, possibly, whose origins are canonically in Europe.)
* Mr. Lizard the Wizard on ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'' was a German-accented lizard...who was a wizard.
* Dr. Wily, from the American ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon from TheNineties.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' has some vaguely European accent. For no reason ever given.
* WaltDisney's Ludwig von Drake (sometimes psychologist, sometimes OmnidisciplinaryScientist, depending on the comic) comes from Vienna. Otherwise, there's not much emphasis on his German/Austrian origin.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'', where the recurring scientist character is named Professor Notgerman and has a Scottish accent.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, the Warners' "p-sychiatrist".
* Dr. Scientist from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Countess [[TheVonTropeFamily von]] [[MeaningfulName Verminstrasser]] from the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Lice".
* Professor Dementor from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as indicated by his [[NoIndoorVoice LOUD GERMAN-ACCENTED SPEAKING!]]
* Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.
* Dr. Ketzer[[note]]German for "[[TheHeretic Heretic]]"[[/note]], a genius geneticist in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''. In a twist, he is not working for the local UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler {{Expy}} but rather against him. Not that it makes [[MadScientist him any more sympathetic]].
* The [[{{Area51}} Parking Lot 51]] scientist pitties from ''[[PixarShorts UFM: Unidentified Flying Mater]]'', as well as [[PaperThinDisguise "Dr. Aschleppwagen"]][[note]]A misspelling of the German word "Abschleppwagen", which means "tow car"[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater's]] disguise) from the same short, which he uses to gain access to the base and save Mator. A real pitty sees Mater:
-->'''Pitty:''' So, herr doktor, what does "dad gum" mean?\\
'''Mater:''' (fake German accent) Ze "dad gum" means... (drops accent, saves Mator) ...let's get outta here!
* Dr. Oro Myicin, psychiatrist from "Hare Brush", who convinces WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he is really Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire using psychotropic drugs of some kind.
** Bugs himself, when posing as a psychiatrist to the Tasmanian Devil, does zo mit a Cherrman accent.
* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid. Despite having traits common to a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the doctor (like FrankenFran) is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko takes Spunky to a pet psychiatrist who is an obvious {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. [[CargoShip The psychiatrist falls in love with the dirty mop Spunky had fallen in love with.]]
* Strudel, GadgeteerGenius dachshund of [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]''.
* Recurring psychiatrist Dr.Lipschitz on ''{{Rugrats}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': In "The Mine, Mine, Mine Syndrome", the alien scientist Dr. Bjork speaks with a German accent.
* Dr. Von Richter from ''{{Cybersix}},'' although unlike the original comics, the TV series does not specifically identify him as an escaped Nazi.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Heinz Wolff
* Apparently, most doctors in Israel were German Jews some decades ago, when Creator/EphraimKishon wrote a story using this trope.
* Subverted with Karl Teodor von und zu Guttenberg, Anette Schavan, Silvana Koch Mehrin, Veronica Saß and Uwe Brinkmann (they cheated in their dissertations and lost their "Doktor"-titles because of that. Shavan did get an honorary degree afterwards, so she can keep her "Frau Doktor" title, even if it becomes just an "Frau Doktor h.c.").
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