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Dr. Rick Dagless MD (Medicinae Doctor) / Garth Marenghi (Matthew Holness)

Dr. Lucien Sanchez / Todd Rivers (Matt Berry)

Liz Asher / Madeline Wool (Alice Lowe)
  • All Women Love Shoes: She's the only woman, they need to put all these clichés somewhere.
  • Author Existence Failure: In universe, Madeline Wool is missing, presumed dead. Judging by the other actors' uncomfortableness about the subject, they may or may not have had something to do with it.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After her psychic rampage, Dag performs a lobotomy on her to disable her telekinetic abilities with no apparent side effects to her intelligence. However, she still retains Psychic Powers, such as mindreading.
  • Butt-Monkey: A frequent victim of Marenghi's very misogynistic writing.
  • The Chick: She just sort of exists, except for the one episode where she went mental and rampaged with her psychic abilities. After that, and her lobotomy, the Aborted Arc is never returned to. She's the only main character that isn't always armed.
  • Dumb Blonde: Despite the fact she "aced every semester and got an A", she almost always acts as The Load. This may have something to do with her lobotomy.
  • Easily Forgiven: After she rampages with her Psychic Powers around the hospital and is given a lobotomy to remove her telekinetic abilities, the rest of the staff make light of the fact that she killed the temp.
  • '80s Hair: par the course.
  • Informed Attribute: She's written as a Hysterical Woman, but Madeline isn't very good at hysterics, meaning that her boss's default response looks like a serious overreaction.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: In her own words, she attended "Harvard College, Yale."
  • Menstrual Menace: When she's on her period and everyone else berates her, her Psychic Powers are amplified to the point where every random object in the hospital is a threat to everyone.
  • Noodle Incident: Madeline Wool is implied to be murdered, and the other actors' hesitance suggests they had a hand in it.
  • Pstandard Psychic Pstance: Especially in episode two.
  • Psychic Powers: She can make use of telekinesis until Dag gives her a lobotomy to remove that power when she rampages around the hospital. Afterwards, she still retains some of her powers, such as the ability to read minds.
  • The Smurfette Principle: A symptom of Marenghi's sexist writing.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Every single time she cries.

Thornton Reed / Dean Learner (Richard Ayoade)


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