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"My colleague is a doctor of medicine. I am a Doctor of many things."
— The Doctor, Doctor Who
"After I got my Ph.D., my mother took great relish in introducing me as, 'This is my son, he's a doctor but not the kind that helps people.'"
— Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Aris Boch: Dr. Jackson, if you don't mind treating my wound.
Dr. Jackson: I'm an archaeologist.
Aris Boch: I know, but you're also a doctor.
Dr. Jackson: ...of archeology.
Dogen: What do you think's wrong with my brain, Doctor?
Dr. Loboto: How should I know? I'm a dentist.
Police Officer: I'm sorry Mister Cooper but...
Dr. Sheldon Cooper: Doctor Cooper.
Police Officer: [To Leonard] Seriously?
Dr. Leonard Hofstader: Not the kind with access to drugs.
"I don't think he's the kind of doctor who'd say, 'Turn your head and cough!'"
Buck Laughlin: Well, we're here with Dr. Theodore Millbank, President of the Mayflower Kennel Club, and Doctor, let me ask you something: I've got a little bursitis in my shoulder. Do you recommend heat or cold?
Dr. Millbank: I'm not that kind of doctor.
Buck Laughlin: *chuckling* I know that. *to the camera* I'm just kidding the doctor. He's not that kind of doctor, but he's got such a good sense of humor we like to have a few laughs.
Jim: Well, you've gotta help her!
Doppler: Dangit, Jim, I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I am a doctor, but not that 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!
"Oh hell, is that guy dead? Dammit, I'm a doctor not a... normal doctor!"
"I'm a doctor, not the doctor."
— Dr. Zev Cohen, Mass Effect 1
Dr. Burr: Give me room, I'm a doctor!
Alfred: Wait! Are you a medical doctor?
Dr. Burr: I am tonight.
—Beware the Batman, "Safe"
Do you feel that people who insist upon referring to themselves as "doctor" simply because they hold Ph.D. degrees, which are about as rare as air molecules, tend to be self-important weenies?
— Dave Barry Slept Here, Chapter Four, Discussion Question 3
Bobby Draper: *to Dr. Calvet* Do you give out a lot of shots?
Dr. Emil Calvet: Haha, I am not a medical doctor, I am a professor.
Don Draper: When you have a high degree in any field, they call you a doctor. It's from the Middle Ages.
Emil: That's right.
—Mad Men, "At the Codfish Ball"
(Doctor Octopus crashes through the wall of the Daily Bugle newsroom.)
J. Jonah Jameson: Doc Octopus? You're a real doctor, right? Cause I have a pain right here... down there... oh, and that bit over there, wow!
Doctor Octopus: Your cheap health plan doesn't cover office visits. (Marches through office, trashing tables as he goes, punches through the wall and climbs out.)