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->''"Dammit, I'm a doctor [[NotThatKindOfDoctor not a... normal doctor]]!"''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Dr. Gordon Freeman]]''', ''Machinima/FreemansMind''

A stock phrase that is almost always worded as: I'm an X not a Y. With X being their profession, and Y being whoever would be better able to do the job that they are having difficulty with.

The most famous example, and thus the TropeNamer, is ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s Dr. [=McCoy=] -- but the earliest example we have so far is from 1869, making it not only {{Older Than|TheyThink}} ''Star Trek'' but OlderThanRadio. (It was in ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.) Note that [=DeForest=] Kelley, [[BeamMeUpScotty contrary to popular belief]], never prefaced his statement with "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]], Jim" or some variant thereof; he [[GoshDarnItToHeck never swore]] on the show, given that it aired in TheSixties. He ''did'' swear up a storm in most of the movies, however, so parodists naturally combined his potty mouth with his catch phrase, to great effect. (He never actually used his CatchPhrase in a movie until [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] -- wherein he ''did'' swear, but he wasn't talking to Kirk, so the complete memetic phrase still has yet to be uttered).

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* This appears early on in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''. A character declares himself to be a doctor, not a General, time-keeper or martyr, all in quick succession.
* King Shark from ''ComicBook/SecretSix'':
-->'''King Shark:''' Enough talk! I'm a shark, not a... [[BuffySpeak talking guy.]]
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheDetectiveAndTheDiplomat'', [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ponder Stibbons]] (not one of nature's runners) is having trouble keeping up with Literature/SherlockHolmes (one of nature's runners). His reply when chided for this:
-->'''Ponder Stibbons:''' Dammit, Holmes, I'm a wizard, not a runner!
* The ''RanmaAbridged'' version of Doctor Tōfū can heal your wounds, unless they're costume-related.
-->'''Dr. Tōfū:''' Ranma, I'm a doctor, not a tailor.
* In ''Fanfic/StargateEquestria: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7222141/1/Stargate-Equestria-Incursion Incursion]]'', [[Series/StargateSG1 Dr. Frasier]] gets to say it after tending to a wounded [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]].
-->'''Dr. Frasier:''' General, I want it on the record that I'm a doctor, not a vet.\\
'''Col. O'Neill:''' [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat So, how long have you been waiting to use that line?]]
* In ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix]] is asked to tell a funny joke. The results are... [[CannotTellAJoke rather unsatisfactory]].
-->'''Phoenix:''' (''{{inner monologue}}'') This is a lot harder than I thought... I'm a lawyer, not a comedian!
* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' fan series ''Fanfic/TinyToonAdventuresClassOf2009'' has this as [[SuddenlyVoiced Furrball]]'s MadLibsCatchphrase.
-->'''Furrball:''' Darn it, [[[MadLibsCatchPhrase character name]]], I'm a Tiny Toon [[[AnimatedActors or the occupation the character he's playing has]]], not a/an [insert occupation here]!
:: In the first episode, he tells Calamity Coyote that [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9559608/6/Tiny-Toon-Adventures-Class-of-2009-Episode-1-Welcome-Back he's a Tiny Toon, not an animator]].
* Tailor in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story adaptation "A Wedding To Remember".
-->'''Tailor:''' I'm only a clothes maker, not a fortune teller, Woody.
* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' kidfic ''Fanfic/InsontisII'', the TropeNamer drops another one after calming young!Spock following Kirk's accident.
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Glad that bucket of awkward is over... I'm a doctor, not a crisis counselor.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8926765/1/Trials-of-the-Flesh Trials of the Flesh]]'', a group of human characters come across some Ancient Cybertronian writing. When asked to translate, Ratchet has this to say:
-->'''Ratchet:''' Fraggit, Conrad, I'm a doctor, not a linguist.
* There's a future fic of the DungeonsAndDragons cartoon where the main characters (now years older) get dragged back into the Realm along with [[SpinOffspring Hank and Shelia's daughter, Presto's adoptive daughter, Eric's son and Diana's nephew]]. During a battle, Hank asks Presto for some advice and Presto snaps "Damn it, Hank! I'm a pediatrician; not a military commander (paraphrased)!"
* Jacob "X" Arrow in ''FanFic/ANewWorldANewWay'' sidestory ''Swarm'' refuses to have a pokèmon battle with a trainer because he's a construction worker, not a trainer.
* ''Fanfic/LegacyOfChRihan'': [[MrFixit D'Vex]] gets mildly annoyed at Morgan when she can't tell him more specifically what the problem with her tractor is.
--> '''Morgan:''' Hey, I'm a farmer, not a mechanic.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* From ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' but reversed: "I'm not a quack; I'm a mad scientist!" -- Dr. Cockroach
* Dr. Delbert Doppler from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' says this as a ShoutOut to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.
-->'''Doppler:''' [[ShoutOut Dangit, Jim]], I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I ''am'' a doctor, but [[NotThatKindOfDoctor not]] ''[[NotThatKindOfDoctor that]]'' [[NotThatKindOfDoctor kind of doctor]], I have a doctorate, it's not the same thing, you can't ''help'' people with a doctorate. You just sit there and you're useless!
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Dorian Grey exclaims at one point "I'm an immortal, not a gazelle!"
* In 1933 Philo Vance detective movie ''The Kennel Murder Case'', the doctor is called to the scene of the crime, questioned by bystanders, and replies "I'm a doctor, not a magician". A few minutes later, he pronounces a man to have committed suicide and is reminded he's supposed to look at the body, to which he replies "I'm a doctor, not a detective".
* This even appears in TheMovie of ''Film/LostInSpace'', when Dr. Smith says "I am a doctor, not a space explorer." It's probably a deliberate reference to ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' -- the two parent series were DuelingShows, back in TheSixties.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', R. K. Maroon protests:
-->'''R. K. Maroon:''' You got it all wrong, Valiant! I'm a cartoon maker, not a murderer!\\
'''Valiant:''' Everybody's gotta have a hobby.
* From ''Film/TheHangover'': "I'm a doctor, not a tour guide!"
* Naturally, as an AffectionateParody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' includes an example of this, in one of the film's most famous lines: "We're actors, not astronauts!"
* In the 1956 sci-fi classic ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', Robby the Robot responds to Alta's request for a new dress with a deadpan "Again?" The implication seems to be that "he" is a hyper-advanced super robot, not a dress-maker.
* ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing''. Billy Fish, on being offered a horse to escape the lost battle: "Gurkha is foot soldier, not cavalry." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Then he runs to confront the entire army and dies a warrior death]].
* ''Film/AHardDaysNight'': Ringo is a drummer, not a wet-nurse.
* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Thornhill says, "I'm an advertising man, not a red herring."
* ''Film/{{Congo}}''. Dr. Ross is trying to buy a place on Dr. Elliot's expedition and tells him to name his price. He retorts, "I'm not a pound of sugar, I'm a primatologist!"
* ''Film/AceVentura''. When Melissa Robinson asks the title hero to get out of Snowflake's tank, Ace responds with, "For God's sake, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a pool man!"
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?" The husband says, "What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?" A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, the car won't start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?" He says: "What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?" Another few days go by, and it's raining pretty hard. The wife finds a leak in the roof. She says, "Honey, there's a leak on the roof! Can you please fix it?" He says, "What do I look like, Bob Vila?" The next day the husband comes home, and the roof is fixed. So is the plumbing. So is the car. He asks his wife what happened. "Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix them," she says. "Great! How much is that going to cost me?" he snarls. Wife says: "Nothing. He said he'd do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him." "Uh, well, what kind of cake did you make?" asks the husband. "What do I look like," she says, "Betty Crocker?"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/PrinceRoger'': Inverted with Dobrescu's repeated claims he's a shuttle pilot, not a medic. Later it is re-inverted, when Dobrescu has to start working on the Mardukans and complains that he's a medic, not a xeno-surgeon.
* In ''Literature/DeathStar'', Doctor Uli Divini is ordered to make routine checkups and says "I'm a surgeon, not an internal meds doctor!" He has to do it anyway.
* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' (1869): After Captain Nemo [[KickTheDog Kicks the Cachalots]] with the ''Nautilus'', he asks Ned Land his opinion:
-->''"Well, sir," replied the Canadian, whose enthusiasm had somewhat calmed; "it is a terrible spectacle, certainly.'' '''But I am not a butcher. I am a hunter,''' ''[[TheButcher and I call this a butchery]]."''
* Quoth Butters, in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/ColdDays'': "Dammit, Dresden, I'm a medical examiner, not an intelligence analyst."
* RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheRollingStones'':
-->'''Roger Stone:''' Are you sure [that their son will not get space-sick again]?\\
'''Edith Stone:''' How can I be sure? I'm a doctor, not a fortune-teller.
* The title scientist in ''Literature/ThePriestTheScientistAndTheMeteor'' parodies this by stating: "I'm a scientist, not a ''rocket'' scientist!"
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** TropeNamer is Dr. [=McCoy=] from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. [=McCoy=] twice had this inverted on him when he tried using it (in both cases [=McCoy=] was trying to get out of an assignment):
--->'''[=McCoy=]:''' I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!\\
'''Kirk:''' You're a healer, there's a patient. That's an order.[[note]] The patient in question was [[SiliconBasedLife mostly made of rock.]][[/note]]\\\
'''[=McCoy=]:''' I'm a doctor, not an engineer.\\
'''Scott:''' ''Now'', you're an engineer.
** The novelization of "Mirror, Mirror" from ''The Star Trek Reader'' averts this with [=McCoy=] simply saying, "I'm not an engineer," and Scott quipping "You soon will be." (Though Scott is proud of [=McCoy=]'s help later.)
** He also once had to specify what kind of doctor he was: "I'm a surgeon, not a psychiatrist."
** Proudly continued by the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' who was in fact an actual placeholder.
** The EMH from ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' ''almost'' gives the trope title with "I'm a doctor, not a doorstop." [[labelnote:anecdote]]Amusing anecdote: Robert Picardo got the part of the EMH by ad-libbing "I'm a doctor, not a night light!" during his audition. He didn't know that was [=McCoy=]'s catchphrase—he just thought it sounded funny.[[/labelnote]]
** If you shoot him in the game ''Elite Force'', he says "I'm a doctor, not a bullseye."
** Lampshaded by B'Elanna ("I'm a Doctor--" "Not an engineer, right,") and flipped around by Tom. "I'm a pilot, Harry, not a Doctor!"
** The justification variant is frequently abused by Tuvok, who seems to feel compelled to begin any and every sentence or explanation with "I am a Vulcan."
** Bashir used it occasionally on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', one of the most notable (but far from the first or only) series 3 protest, "I'm a doctor, not a botanist" when Dax brought him a sick plant because Keiko O'Brien (the station's resident botanist) was at a conference at the time. He did, of course, use it in the show's anniversary episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" (a "cross-over" episode with ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' courtesy of in-universe time-travel and real-life special effects wizardry).
--->'''Dr. Bashir:''' I'm a doctor, not an historian.
** A ''morally repugnant'' example in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Broken Link", when [[TokenEvilTeammate Garak]] tries to convince [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf]] to stand by and let him commit genocide. Worf responds with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hZqOdsRoKU "I'm a warrior, not a murderer!"]]
** Dr. Phlox of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' got into the act when he had to [[ItMakesSenseInContext singlehandedly cold-start the warp reactor]]: "I'm a physician, not an engineer!"
** It was such a trope of [=McCoy=]'s that it ''had'' to be in the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 revival]]. "I'm a doctor, not a physicist!" (Well, his understanding of the physics Spock suggested seemed okay....)
** Another one, again directed at Spock, in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': "Dammit, man! I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!"
** Subverted in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' episode that William Shatner hosted. In one sketch with the Enterprise now a restaurant, one of the customers starts choking on his food. Shatner, as Kirk, tells [="McCoy"=] (Phil Hartman) to help him. "[=McCoy=]" responds, "Dammit, Jim! I'm a ''doctor'' not a-- Oh! Oh, sure!"
** However, it was played straight in the earlier "Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise" skit: Dan Aykroyd as [="McCoy"=] deadpans the line "I'm a doctor, not a tailor, dammit!" and gets a huge laugh.
** Inverted for laughs on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' by [=DeForest=] Kelley himself: "I'm not a doctor, I'm a convicted murderer!"
** There's another parody example in Bobby Pickett and Peter Ferrara's ''Star Drek''. Mr. Schlock advises Captain Jerk to wait for further plot complications before taking action; when Jerk asks [=McCoy=] his opinion [=McCoy=] replies "I'm a doctor, not a scriptwriter!"
** An episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had [[ItMakesSenseInContext Will, Carlton and William Shatner get high off of a leaking laughing gas tank at the dentist]]'s and start acting like ''Franchise/StarTrek'' characters; after Shatner addresses Will as "Bones", he responds "Dammit Jim, I'm a black boy from Philly, not a doctor!"
** In a Trivial Pursuit commercial featuring [=DeForrest=] Kelly, the actor was asked a medical question, only to respond, "How should I know? I'm an actor, not a doctor!"
** The ''Series/InLivingColor'' skit where Creator/JimCarrey riffs how the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' are getting too old for the movies. Captain Kirk calls for [=McCoy=] to come to the bridge, only to find [[DemBones Bones really lives up to his name]] this time.
--->'''Skeleton in a wheelchair:''' Dammit Jim, I'm a corpse not a doctor!
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has a few good ones.
** This one from "Mr. Monk and the Critic":
--->'''Captain Leland Stottlemeyer:''' Where the hell is Randy?\\
'''Natalie Teeger:''' Oh, I sent him out to get a newspaper.\\
'''Captain Leland Stottlemeyer:''' (''looks at her incredulously'') You? You, you sent Randy out? Well, who are you, the new police commissioner?\\
'''Natalie Teeger:''' The morning edition comes out at midnight! They're gonna review Julie's play!\\
'''Captain Leland Stottlemeyer:''' For the love of god, he's a police lieutenant, not a bellhop! Though maybe he is.
** In "Mr. Monk and the TV Star," when Monk and Sharona arrive at a crime scene at a major star's house, Sharona is focused on her teeth, and Monk tells her, "Sharona, this is a murder scene, not a high school dance."
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' provided a variation of this trope in "Deadman Switch" where [[spoiler:Aris Boch demands that Daniel Jackson treat his wound after capturing them]]:
-->'''Daniel Jackson:''' I'm an archeologist.\\
'''Aris Boch:''' But you're also a doctor.\\
'''Daniel Jackson:''' ... [[NotThatKindOfDoctor of Archeology]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had Carson Beckett do this in a couple of episodes:
** In "The Eye" he said: "I'm a bloody medical doctor, not a magician."
** In "The Brotherhood" the line is: "For the last time -- I'm a doctor not a bloody fighter pilot."
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** A character exclaims "I'm an internist, not an obstetrician" (which means, "I specialize in innards, not reproductive organs.")
** Bernard is a dentist, not Rambo.
--->'''Tom:''' Shephard says he's a spinal surgeon, not an anesthesiologist..
** In the Season 3 blooper reel, Elizabeth Mitchell responds to Matthew Fox's wondering how a flooded hatch can still function by saying, "Dammit, Jack, I'm a doctor, not a marine engineer!"
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' has Officer Don say in one episode "I'm a cop, not a goat" when meeting Sally on a Hill at night.
* Moseby of ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]'' wanted to put Zack on permanent detention for detonating a stink bomb in the chemistry lab. Tutweiler's response:
-->'''Tutweiler:''' I'm an educator, not a warden.
* Joked about in the second of ''Series/CriminalMinds''.
-->'''Morgan:''' Can you do it?\\
'''Garcia:''' Remember on ''Series/{{Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'', when Dr. [=McCoy=] always said, "I'm a doctor, not a miracle worker?"\\
'''Morgan:''' So you're saying you can't?\\
'''Garcia:''' No, I'm saying that I'm not a doctor.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Played with when Rachel tells how her former fiancé, an orthodontist, once went to a Halloween party disguised as a dentist.
** Joey has this line while pretending to be a doctor and unable to figure out a person's age from their date of birth.
--->'''Joey:''' Dammit, I'm a doctor, not a mathematician.
* The ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Rush" has Clark say, "I'm an alien, not a cartoon!" when Chloe asks him if he can fly.
* An episode of ''Main/{{Roundhouse}}'' referenced this by having ''Franchise/StarTrek''-esque scenes playing during a channel surfing montage. [[RuleOfThree On the third appearance...]]
-->'''Kirk:''' Bones, this man is dying!\\
'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dangit Jim, I'm a doctor, not... oh.
* In the ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Desperation Emanation":
-->'''Sheldon:''' Leonard, I'm a physicist, not a hippie.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Day of the Daleks", the Doctor himself tells the Brigadier that he is "a scientist, not a politician."
* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Dr. Whale declines to give an opinion on what the creature a man just turned into is:
-->'''Dr. Whale:''' Don't look at me. I'm a doctor, not a vet.
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' Season 4 episode "Demons", when Mulder is held as a suspect in the murder of two people and Scully says she'll get him out.
-->'''Mulder:''' You're a doctor, not a lawyer, Scully.
* In "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking: Redux]]" of ''Series/{{Community}}'', the study group are asked to play characters on a new college commercial. Pierce is outraged when he learns the commercial shoot won't be catered and he won't have a trailer.
-->'''Pierce:''' I'm an actor, not a circus freak!
* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Winchester had a few during his time at the 4077th.
** "I'm a doctor, not a woman!"
** "I'm a surgeon, not a social worker."
** "I'm a man of medicine, not a medicine man."
* [[HotScientist Dr. Elizabeth Shannon]] of ''Series/TerraNova'', when talking to her CowboyCop husband: "I'm a doctor, Jim, not a chemist." Considering that some of the people working on that show had also had a hand in ''Franchise/StarTrek'', that may have been intentional for any Trekkies watching.
* The same line was used in ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' after Captain Jack has been poisoned with arsenic. They get on the phone to a doctor who suggests ethylene diamine tetracyclic acid should fix him.
-->'''Gwen:''' What's that when it's at home? [[MacGyvering I mean what is it made of?]]
-->'''Dr. Juarez:''' I don't know, I'm a doctor. Not a chemist!
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' has the protagonist insist "I'm an actor, not a spy!"
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'', Anatoly's chess second (and KGB spook) Molokov suggests seducing Trumper's chess second Florence Vassey in order to throw off his game. Anatoly's response:
-->'''Anatoly:''' I'm a chess player, Mr. Molokov. You go and play these other... "games".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
** When Celes is asked to impersonate a famous opera singer: "I'm a general, not some opera floozy!"
** Another Celes line: "I'm a soldier, not some love-starved twit!"
* This line is said using "miracle-worker" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':
-->'''HK-47:''' Expletive: Damn it, Master, I am an assassination droid, not a dictionary!
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'':
-->'''Talos Drellik:''' I'm an archaeologist, not a fighter!
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', when you ask Varick why he isn't going to be fighting in The Proving, he responds with "I'm a miner, not a warrior!".
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Gex}} Gex: Enter the Gecko]]'': "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a pincushion!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}'', when you encounter the Rachni, Shepard will ask Liara what they are (if she's on the squad at the moment). She will just say that she's an archaeologist, not a biologist, and is as clueless as Shepard.
* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'': click on the Terran Medic enough and she'll go [[StopPokingMe "Dammit, I'm a medic, not a doctor!...Oh."]] Technically speaking this is correct: {{Combat Medic}}s don't need doctorates to be a medic but have nurse/orderly training instead.
* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', a dying Alien Queen blasts Duke so hard, he begins to lose consciousness. An EDF soldier comes to his help, but he turns out to be an engineer, not a doctor, and desperately calls for TheMedic, as Duke blacks out. Of course, this being Duke, he gets better real soon.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
** An NCR ranger hiding out in a bunker owned by [[spoiler:the Brotherhood of Steel]] states in his journal that he is a scout, not an electrician, and that he can't quite get his radio to work.
** Even more directly, with the Wild Wasteland trait activated, NCR Ambassador Crocker will shout the line "I'm an ambassador, not a doctor!" in response to a question about Jet and the human heart.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'' if you make the Physician do the King for a Day quest, they'll say "I'm a doctor, not a monarch!"
* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes''
-->''"Hey, assholes! We're [[{{Mook}} Panzergrenadiers]], not [[TankGoodness Panzers]]!"''
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Playing the Doctor in the ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' version of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', Marvin says, "[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2014/02/05/darkest-sketch/ I'm a Doctor, not an Electrician!]]" Earlier when one of the first guests died, he did a "He's dead, Jim."
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0118.html Damn it, I am a wizard, not a divining rod!]]\\\
'''[[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Durkon]]:''' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0260.html I be a healer, not a foot stool!]]
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'': Likewise, Scout Arael cheerfully reminds you that [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/2009/06/goes-great-with-eggs/ she's a medic, not a messiah.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', Tailor has to [[ClosestThingWeGot perform brain surgery]] on Tagon, which leads him to say, "I'm a clothier, not a doctor."
* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', Monica is an [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/dammit-jin/ Anthropologist, not a Psychiatrist.]] She even throws in a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "Dammit Jin"]] for good measure.
* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''
** Digger says that [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=31 she's a wombat, not a lungfish.]]
** In the comments there's a RunningGag of "Dammit, Jim! I’m a x, not a x".
** The Statue of Ganesh says that [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=198 he's half a god, not half a geologist.]]
** Trader Manuel says that [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=494 he's a merchant, not a murderer.]]
** Herne says that [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=572 he's a wilderness guide, not a Sherpa.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate'': Madras is a [[http://rgb.thecomicseries.com/comics/41/ merchant, not a doctor.]]
* In ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'', Hara says that [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20100709.html she's a doctor, not a miracle worker.]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Diane is a [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-07-04 sneaker not a fighter]] (i.e. more stealthy than capable of fighting).
* ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'': Phobia angrily states [[http://www.gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2010-05-22 "I'm a warrior, not a scholar!"]] when called on the fact that she's illiterate.
* ''Webcomic/MonsterSoup'': [[http://monstersoupcomic.com/page/chapter-2-page-3-on-vacation/ I'm a zombie. I'm not deaf."]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the RiffTrax of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, they come down on the usage of this for not being deep and raspy enough, asking to hear "those throat nodes and smoker's hack."
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' wiki Memory Alpha has a page compiling every time the franchise used the phrase [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/I%27m_a_doctor,_not_a... here]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Mr. Peabody, an InsufferableGenius FunnyAnimal in a ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' short, used to constantly remind his pet human, Sherman that he was "A genius, not a miracle worker," (substitute sharpshooter, etc. to taste).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' episode "Oh Brother", King Koopa's pipes burst, leading to the following conversation:
-->'''Koopa:''' Well, don't just stand there, Kooky. Fix it!\\
'''Kooky:''' I'm a mad genius, not a plumber.
* A particularly brilliant example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' when the Warner Siblings are backed into a corner in Hades:
-->'''Yakko:''' (''Creator/WilliamShatner [[PunctuatedForEmphasis voice]]'') Wakko... anything in your... Gag Bag that will help us..?\\
'''Wakko:''' Nothing, Yakko.\\
'''Yakko:''' Dot... comments... analysis...?\\
'''Dot:''' Nothing, Yakko.\\
'''Yakko:''' Bones..?\\
'''Bones:''' Darn it, Yakko, I'm a doctor, not a magician!
* The predecessor series ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' beat them to it. In the episode "Duck Trek", Furrball-Bones tells Plucky-Kirk "Darn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a barber!" ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'', the animated series, has a conversation while defusing a bomb that goes something like this:
-->'''A:''' OK, what color of wire do I cut?\\
'''B:''' Why do ask me, I'm a doctor not a electrician!\\
'''A:''' What's your favorite color?\\
'''B:''' Blue.\\
'''A:''' (''cuts red'')\\
'''B:''' Why did you cut the red one? I said blue.\\
'''A:''' You're a doctor, not an electrician.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', similar to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s example:
-->'''Captain Kirk:''' Bones, I've got an injured crewman here and you've got to do something! You've ''got'' to do ''something''!\\
'''Dr. [=McCoy=]:''' Captain, there is a limit to what one man can do. Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a doc--... Oh, yeah, I'll get right on it.\\
'''Butt-head:''' Hey Beavis.\\
'''Beavis:''' What?\\
'''Butt-head:''' Beavis.\\
'''Beavis:''' ''What''?\\
'''Butt-head:''' Those guys better look out for the Klingons near {{Uranus|IsShowing}}!
* The ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' episode "Swine Trek" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' parodied this as well. When Orson Pig, playing TheKirk in a dream, asks Wade Duck, playing TheMcCoy, about a distress call that didn't sound right, Wade went, "How Should I Know?!? I'm a duck, not the Wichita Lineman!!"
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Lois Lane tells Superman, "Look, I'm a reporter, not a public relations person."
* In the final scene of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "D'oh-in' in the Wind," Homer ends up in the hospital from a flower lodged in his head, which Dr. Hibbert asserts he cannot remove, because "I'm a doctor, not a gardener."
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' gave Donatello a line that was clearly a ShoutOut to the {{Trope Namer|s}} during the Big Brawl arc: "What can I do? I'm an engineer, not a doctor..."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Masters of All Time", Danny asks Clockwork if he could save Vlad and Danny's friends from the Ghost Pox. Clockwork's response: "I'm the ghost of time, not the ghost of miracle cures."
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has Storm give us this one: "I'm a weather witch, not a snowplow!" [[FridgeBrilliance Even funnier when you remember]] Wolverine's first name is actually Jim.
* The ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rappin' Drakken" has a twist on the "morally repugnant" version: Dr. Drakken tries to sell a [[MindControlDevice mind-control]] [[MayContainEvil shampoo]] with a name ("Dr. D's Brainwashing Shampoo and Cranium Rinse") and slogan ("Lather, Rinse, Obey") that ''tells people what it does'', because "I'm a supervillain, not a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate shyster]]".
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has Tommy transported to a world where dirty boys and a stinky captain are trying to avoid a giant rubber duck (Moby Duck) from giving them squeaky-clean bathes. When Tommy finally convinces them to fight back, their plan involves throwing harpoons at it. When ordered to do so, one of the kids argues, "Darn it, Jim, I'm a doctor not a ducker!"
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' has a running gag of everyone getting stuck up a tree because of a dog. First it was Garfield and Nermal, then Odie, then Jon, and finally a fireman. Jon questions how come a fireman doesn't know how to climb trees. His response: "I'm a fireman, not a monkey."
* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' episode "Hercules and the Green Eyed Monster", when Hercules was asked to put some sense into Icarus, he said he was "a demigod, not a miracle worker".
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* The Finnish composer Jean Sibelius reportedly said "I'm a composer, not a psychic!" when his wife wanted to know when he would be back from one of his drinking sprees.
* The newly appointed (as of 2014) chief prosecutor of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, seems nonplussed about her internet fandom gushing over her {{Moe}} characteristics. In one interview, she stated that she's "a lawyer, not a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} or something".
* Responding to criticism of his ridiculously-wild first pitch at a New York Mets game, rapper Music/FiftyCent said "I'm a hustler, not a damn ball player."
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