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->''"Is that a dead body? Dammit, I'm a doctor, 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 [[GoshDangItToHeck 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 catchphrase, 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 ultimately wasn't uttered until ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'').



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In the hentai anime ''Sextra Credit'', the protagonist, Jotaro Saruwatari, is heavily commanded by the principal, Kyoko Migiwa, to use brute force against erring students; lest he be fired. His response?
-->'''Jotaro:''' I'm a teacher, not some interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison!
* In ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', main character Kimihito goes shopping for his enormous household and receives a large quantity of unsold goods like oddly-shaped vegetables, irregular eggs, and bread heels. [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Centorea]] reacts to Mero's suggestion that she carry everything with "I am a knight, not a packhorse."[[labelnote:*]]She still says, "As you command, milord!" when her "master" Kimihito asks.[[/labelnote]]
* The English dub for ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Tony Tony Chopper pull this on Luffy when the World Government classifies him as a "pet" when giving his first bounty--a paltry 50 berries.
-->'''Chopper:''' I fought like a true man back there! I'm a pirate just like all the rest of you! And what do they mean by "pet"?! I'm a doctor, darn it! *''dissolves into incoherent babbling''*

[[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.]]
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'': Dr. Light wants Cyborg's battery but doesn't know which part of the latter is it. He says he's a supervillain, not a mechanic.
* ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'': Flashpoint!Deadman tells Flashpoint!Dick Grayson they're "circus performers, not soldiers". Dick argues they became soldiers the day the war started and "just didn't know it until now".
* In the third issue of ''ComicBook/AmericaVsTheJusticeSociety'', when Wildcat gives his testimony at the Congressional hearing about the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica's exploits around the time of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and he gets a detail of a certain person wrong, he responds, "I'm a crime-buster, not a politician."

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/06/06 Jon tells Garfield to do something about a mouse hole.]] Garfield says "Hey, I'm a cat, not a carpenter!"
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/10/08 When Jon asks Liz to do gout with him]], she says "I'm single, not desperate". Later, when Liz tells Garfield to talk to Jon, Garfield says "I'm a cat, not a psychiatrist".

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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]].
* 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!
* Doctors in the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfiction ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' have well-defined roles (between different types of medical doctor and different types of not-that-kind as well). So when Dr. Kara Grimes, psychologist (and presumably [=PsyD=]) is asked about some {{Technobabble}}, she isn't of any use.
-->'''Dr. Grimes:''' I'm a psychologist, not a researcher. You'd need [a doctor of science] to access the embiggering equipment.
* The ''WebAnimation/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]].
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''
** Tailor in the story adaptation "A Wedding To Remember", discussing Woody's impending marriage to Laconia and whether they'll have a happy future together.
-->'''Tailor:''' I'm only a clothes maker, not a fortune teller, Woody.
** The [=HoloSmurf=] says this in the middle of a fight with the Schliphargons in "Smurfing In Heaven".
-->'''[=HoloSmurf=]''': I'm just a mere assistant, not a warrior.
* 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 ''TabletopGame/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.
* "Fanfic/FromBajorToTheBlack, Part II": A Vulcan petty officer informs Eleya that she is a transporter operator, not a soldier, after Eleya throws her a gun. Eleya informs the Vulcan that "I rather doubt the Borg are going to care one way or the other!"
* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'' has D'trel complaining about having to take over some critical negotiations from the actual trained diplomats.
-->'''D'trel:''' How the ''Ariennye'' did I get into this, anyway? I’m a soldier, not a diplomat! ''(cue HowWeGotHere)''
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10752276/5/The-Duelist The Duelist]]'' an adopted and renamed Harry Potter complains about the overly scripted nature of the greeting of the other schools before the Triwizard Tournament held at Beauxbatons.
-->'''Henri Flamel:''' Fine, but I still believe that we should be more natural. This act will look painfully forced. I'm a duelist, not an actor.
* ''Fanfic/AGoodCompromise'': Dr. Irim Valder is NotThatKindOfDoctor.
-->'''Irim:''' I'm a general practitioner, not a pharmacologist.
* In ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] and the Planet of Lesbians'', the President of Earth (played by the Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'') keeps saying that he's a politician, not a doctor, after [[MadScientist Dr. Chaotica]] discredited the profession.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/38/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'' Bathsheda Babbling comments to a resurrected Lily Potter that Harry believes Halloween to be bad luck.
-->'''Lily:''' How the bloody hell am I supposed to break over a decade of bad luck in a few months? I'm a mother, not a miracle worker.

[[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 {{not|ThatKindOfDoctor}} ''[[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!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'': Ranger Frank while worried about dragons.
-->'''Ranger Frank''': There's dragons out there! I'm a park ranger! not a knight at a Round Table! GO FIND SOMEONE WITH A LANCE!

[[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!"
* ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing''. Billy Fish, on being offered a horse to escape the lost battle: "Gurkha is foot soldier, not cavalry." [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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!"
* In the 1955 film ''Film/TheCobweb'', the head of a sanitarium is asked how he could let a depressive patient have the run of the place instead of keeping him in his room. He replies "Because I'm a doctor, not a jailer."
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'': "Sorry, I'm a butler, not a catcher."
* We get it a couple times in the ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot, but toward the beginning of the first film, Bones' first line:
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' I don't need a doctor, dammit, I ''am'' a doctor!
** It was such a trope of [=McCoy=]'s that it ''had'' to be in the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 revival]]. "Damn it, man, 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 ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Bones gives the expected line, but Spock says that a doctor is exactly what he needs for his (unstated) plan.
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dammit man, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!
** And in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', Bones tries to give the line while being transported aboard an enemy ship with Spock, but is interrupted. What Bones isn't this time is a RiddleForTheAges.[[note]]Given the context of what he was about to be asked, the completion of the line is probably "fighter pilot".[[/note]]
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a [[CurseCutShort f...]]
* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Dr. Crusher activates the EMH to hold of incoming Borg drones.
-->'''EMH:''' I'm a doctor, not a doorstop.
* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', Claire tries to ask Owen to track the missing boys through the wilderness, but he says, "I was with the Navy, not the Navajo!"
* ''Film/{{Megaforce}}''. When Megaforce piles into the last remaining Hercules transport, they have to leave their commander behind. As they're taking off, they see him riding up on a motorbike and so urge the pilot to set them down again. He retorts that he's a pilot, not a magician. Fortunately, their commander is riding a CoolBike that flies!
* In ''Film/TheCrossing'', General Hugh Mercer (Washington's closest friend and confidante) says that he's more of a physician than a general to preface his report of the wretched condition that the remnants of their army is in.

* 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?"

* ''Literature/PrinceRoger'': Dobrescu's repeated claims he's a shuttle pilot, not a medic. Later it is 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."
** In a separate incident, Murphy and Dresden are considering calling him in to perform some off-the-books emergency surgery (they can't go to a hospital because that would lead to the victim's gunshot wound being reported). Murphy quips that Butters is likely to show up, take one look at the victim, and say something along the lines of "dammit, Murph, I'm a forensic examiner, [[LudicrousGibs not a pasta chef]]".
* Creator/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!"
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': When a client (a restaurant manager) tells Eric to use his FunctionalMagic to be a StageMagician, Eric replies, "I'm a warrior, not a stage actor." His mentor says that, as a mercenary, he is whatever his client wants him to be. Eric's reply to this is, "Yes, daylra."
* In the Creator/AlanDeanFoster novelisation of ''Film/{{Alien}}'', Captain Dallas accuses his science officer Ash of deliberately allowing the ChestBurster to grow inside Kane's body. When Ash asks how he was supposed to know this was happening, Dallas snaps that he doesn't know as he's a pilot, not a medical doctor. Ash replies to the effect of "No you're not, so you don't know what you're talking about."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
** 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."
** Numerous parodies were also based on the original series:
*** 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!"
*** It was played straight in the "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!
*** The ''Star Trek'' wiki ''Memory Alpha'' even has [[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/I%27m_a_doctor,_not_a a page dedicated to this phrase]].
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
** In the episode "Broken Link", [[TokenEvilTeammate Garak]] tries to convince [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf]] to stand by and let him commit genocide against the Dominion. Worf responds with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hZqOdsRoKU "I'm a warrior, not a murderer!"]]
** 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 a historian.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
** Proudly continued by the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' who was, in fact, an actual placeholder. (That is, he was ''supposed'' to be a supplement to organic doctors in emergencies, but ended up permanently filling in for the chief medical officer when said officer was killed in the first fifteen minutes of the pilot.)
*** FridgeBrilliance: The EMH was programmed with the knowledge of many prominent doctors. Maybe it included some of their personality quirks -- like [=McCoy=]'s catchphrase?
** The EMH Mark II featured in ''[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E13MessageInABottle Message in a Bottle]]'' indicates that the later EMH models continue the tradition:
---> '''EMH Mark II''': I'm a doctor, not a commando.
** 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 nightlight!" 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."
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''
** Dr. Phlox got into the act when he had to [[ItMakesSenseInContext singlehandedly cold-start the warp reactor]]: "I'm a physician, not an engineer!"
** Inverted in "Impulse". T'Pol is scanning a Vulcan suffering from trellium poisoning, [[NotHerself which is also affecting T'Pol.]]
-->'''Archer:''' Any idea what's wrong with him?
-->'''T'Pol:''' (tersely) I'm not a doctor.
-->'''Archer:''' But you are my science officer. I need to know I can depend on you.
* ''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 female 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]]'' wants 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.
* The ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'' episode "TV On Trial" referenced this by having ''Franchise/StarTrek''-esque scenes playing during a channel surfing montage. [[RuleOfThree On the third appearance...]]
-->'''Kirk (Alfred):''' Bones, this man has a broken arm!\\
'''[=McCoy=] (John):''' Dangit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not... I'm a doctor.
* 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."
** Also, in "The Invasion of Time", the Doctor responds to the suggestion that the TARDIS interior needs redecorating with the words:
--->Listen! I'm a Time Lord, not a painter and decorator!
* 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!
* The Carol Burnett [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-WBKah3uwg parody]]:
-->'''Kirk:''' Bones, I think there's something... ''wrong'' with me.\\
'''Bones:''' Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a-- well, I guess I ''am'' a doctor. C'mon, let's have a look.
* In the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' episode ''Literature/HerculePoirot's {{Christmas|Episode}}'', when Simeon Lee sees that Poirot is not strong or young enough to protect him:
-->'''Poirot:''' Hercule Poirot is a detective, not a bodyguard, monsieur.
* In ''Series/{{The West Wing}}'', President Bartlet's rival Governor Ritchie is reported to repeatedly state being neither a scientist, a doctor, a mind-reader, nor Chinese in respective situations.
* In the documentary ''Space Race'', Wernher von Braun is being pressured to step up the production of the V2 rocket.
-->"I am an engineer, not a factory manager. [[ReluctantMadScientist And I am not...responsible]] for [[HellHolePrison that production plant]].
* {{Inverted}} once on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' when a deep-sea diver dies in a hyperbaric chamber and [[CreepyMortician Ducky]] has to guide the diver's comrades in performing the autopsy (as the chamber can't be opened until it depressurizes, which will take nearly four days). One of them protests, "We're not doctors, we're divers!"
* An episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' sees the SiblingRivalry between Frasier and Niles explode into violence over an attempt to collaborate on a book, which in turn leads to ''this'' exchange after Niles gets Frasier in a headlock:
-->'''Frasier:''' Niles, Niles, ''stop!'' Look at us! We're psychiatrists, not pugilists!\\
''[Ashamed, Niles releases him]''\\
'''Frasier:''' ... Can't believe you ''fell'' for that!\\
''[Frasier grabs Niles and puts ''him'' in a headlock]''
* In ''Series/{{Oz}}'', Schillinger is looking at another ten years on his sentence after he's caught trying to have Beecher killed. He demands his lawyer make the charge disappear, and his lawyer responds, "I'm a lawyer, not [[StageMagician The Amazing Kreskin]]."

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Jim Nye the science guy warned Will White he was not a doctor when Will wanted to know why he heard voices in his head, though he tried to help anyway(hoping to get paid like a doctor).[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' has the protagonist insist "I'm an actor, not a spy!"

* 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".
* ''Theatre/CactusFlower'':
-->'''Julian''': Now take what happens here in the office every day. I'm a man. You're very nice to me, you look after me devotedly. But how do you make up for that? By completely defeminizing yourself.\\
'''Stephanie''': Doctor, I don't care what you think of me or the way I look. I'm a nurse, not a geisha girl.

[[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!"
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** When you encounter the Rachni in the first game, if Liara is present, Shepard will ask her what they are. She will just say that she's an archaeologist, not a biologist, and is as clueless as Shepard.
** If you select Mordin as the specialist to open the doors during the Suicide Mission in the second game, he'll protest that he's not that kind of scientist (in other words, not a computer expert).
** Shepard gets in on it too. In the first game, Renegade Shepard responds to Nihlus' questions about Eden Prime with "I'm a marine, not some tourist on vacation." In the third game, Shepard tells Anderson "I'm a soldier, not a politician" to which Anderson responds "I don't need you to be either."
** The third game, sees an inverted version used by Gabby Daniels on Ken Donnelly - "You're the power systems engineer, not me." Gabby is a propulsion system engineer.
* ''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 [[{{Mooks}} Panzergrenadiers]], not [[TankGoodness Panzers]]!"''
* In ''Dark Parables 8: The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide'' clicking on a certain pharmacy hot spot prompts the quip "I'm a detective, not a pharmacist! I need a recipe."
* "I'm an engineer, not a medic" said by Jäger in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' Siege when reviving a downed team member.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''
-->''"Damn it, Maya! I'm a lawyer, not a botanist!"''
* Claude Trilleo from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' will sometimes shout “Dang it, Captain! I’m a doctor, not a fighter!” when ordered to attack an enemy, as a ShoutOut to the Trope Namer. And considering the terrible accuracy of her [[AMechByAnyOtherName Ryder]]’s only weapon, she’s absolutely right.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Played with in ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' in which Gordon Freeman comes across a corpse for the first time and exclaims, "I'm a doctor, not a... normal doctor!"

[[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.
* Subverted in ''Sev Space'':
-->'''Quirk:''' Buns, why are you on the bridge instead of in sickbay?\\
'''Buns:''' Dammit, Gym, I'm a doctor, not a... on my way, sir.
* On ''Webcomic/NerfNow'', after betting (and losing) their clothes, Blu Engie has to sew a new outfit for Red Engie.
-->'''Blu Engie:''' Look, I'm an engineer, not a tailor.\\
'''Red Engie:''' You're sleeping on the couch.
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': Sahar insists that [[http://yafgc.net/comic/1461-researchitude/ she's a priestess, not a sorceress]]. Granted, the priestesses of Ch'Thier to whom she belongs can invoke impressive thunderbolts and are anything but harmless.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the Podcast/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."
* In the Lazy Game Reviews' video about the computer game ''Life & Death'', the host comments about the sign over the Staff Room in the hospital being spelled STAF, saying of the player that "you're a doctor, not an English professor."

[[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 an 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."
-->'''Homer:''' Can't you just prune some of the leaves so I can watch TV?\\
'''Hibbert:''' (''dead serious'') What did I just say?
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' gave Donatello a line that was clearly a ShoutOut to the TropeNamer 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 "Truth-in-labeling-laws. 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 the ''WesternAnimation/{{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".
* In ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'''s ''Franchise/StarWars'' special, the Dr. Ball sketch opens this way.
-->'''Darth Vader:''' Make her tell us the location of the Rebel Base.\\
'''Dr. Ball, M.D.:''' Good god, man, I'm a doctor not a savage! This is a flu shot! ''Good day, sir''!
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "The Uncrashable Hindentanic", Glomgold challenges Scrooge to a bet where the loser will give the winner one million dollars and Scrooge refuses because he's "a businessman, not a gambler". He changes his mind when Glomgold suggests that the loser will invest one million dollars on the winner's company.
* ''WesternAnimation/BudgieTheLittleHelicopter'': In one episode, Dell is complaining about the snow. Smokey says that it's more like icing sugar than snow, to which Dell replies "I don't want to be covered in icing sugar either. I'm a baggage truck, not a Christmas cake."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has an example that is not a parody and not played for laughs: when [[TechnicalPacifist Skyfire]] is told by his old friend [[TheStarscream Starscream]] to kill a bunch of Autobots they've taken captive, the horrified Skyfire states that "I'm a scientist, not an executioner!"
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'': The bird-shaped door knocker at Tilly's manor cannot let Sofia in because it's a door knocker, not a door ''opener''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': In "Orphan Substitute", the first substitute says he can't help the squad because he's "a math genius, not a history whiz".
* Subverted in a recurring ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' sketch where comedian David Baddiel would regularly volunteer to perform some sort of specialised task (such as surgery or piloting a space shuttle.) Upon being told "You're a famous comedian, not a ..." he would indignantly reply that his job makes him just as qualified as a trained professional.
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cathedral}}''. When Bishop Gervais insists that the stones from his family's quarry are of a sufficient quality to be used in the project, Master Guillaume is quick to voice his incredulity.
-->'''Master Guillaume''': Is His Grace now a stonemason as well as a bishop?
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', the trope is used in an episode where [[NiceGirl Kaeloo]] and [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] are doctors, with Mr. Cat taking DrJerk to a whole new level. When both of them try to "cure" Quack Quack (who isn't even sick), Kaeloo suggests homeopathic cures. Mr. Cat, eager to hurt Quack Quack, asks if she means acupuncture, and she clarifies that she meant to use herbs and flowers, eliciting this response from [[CatsAreSnarkers Mr. Cat]]:
-->'''Mr. Cat''': I'm a doctor, not a florist.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* 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."