The Ten Greatest Cartoon Doctors
When you’re a cartoon character and you need a doctor — any kind of doctor, as it turns out — all you need to do is turn around, because chances are you’re going to find an inept physician or scientist floating about. And sure enough, these 10 famous ‘toons offer 10 great doctors! And by great I mean not great at all.
10) Dr. Katz
Practice: Professional Psychotherapist (Dr. Jonathan Katz)
David Duchovny: Sometimes I think that the dream is reality and life is the simulacrum.
Dr. Katz: It certainly is.
9) Dr. Banner
Practice: Physicist (Dr. Bruce Banner)
Dr. Bruce Banner: You don’t know what it’s like to be a monster!
The Thing: I think I’m gonna let that one slide. But at least you get to look normal some of the time. Me? I’m stuck looking like orange granite.
8) Dr. Bushroot
Practice: Botanist (Dr. Reginald Bushroot)
Dr. Reginald Bushroot: Oh, well. A plant’s gotta do what a plant’s gotta do.
7) Dr. Krieger
Practice: Applied Research Scientist for ISIS (Dr. Algernop Krieger)
Pam: Come on Ms. Archer, you’ve been in there ten hours. Meet us half way and Kreiger will let you out of there.
Dr. Krieger: Or else he’ll crank up the heat again.
Cheryl: I love that you know how to do that.
Dr. Krieger: And I love that I have an erection, that didn’t involve homeless people
6) Dr. Nick (Riviera)
Practice: A Physician with a degree from Hollywood Upstairs Medical College
Dr. Nick: [singing] The kneebone’s connected to the… something. The something’s connected to the… red thing. The red thing’s connected to my wrist watch… Uh oh.
5) Dr. Honeydew
Practice: A Scientist with a degree from Carnegie Mellonhead University (Dr. Bunsen Honeydew)
Fozzie: Oh, I’m so nervous. If I’m not funny, I won’t be able to live with myself.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew: Well, then you’ll have to get another apartment, won’t you
4) Dr. Farnsworth
Practice: Though Hubert J. Farnsworth does indeed have a doctorate, he normally goes by Professor Farnsworth (or just Professor). He teaches at Mars University.
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Sweet zombie Jesus!
3) Dr. Hartman
Practice: Yale-educated Physician at Quahog’s Hospital (Dr. Elmer Hartman)
Dr.Hartman: Mr. Griffin I’m saying you’re fine.
Peter Griffin: Now what? Are you coming on to me?
Lois Griffin: Peter, he’s not coming on to you. He’s trying to tell you you’re healthy.
Doctor Hartman: …Can’t it be both?
2) Dr. Hibbert
Practice: A Johns-Hopkins-educated Physician in Springfield (Dr. Julius M. Hibbert)
Dr. Hibbert: Another broccoli-related death.
Marge: But I thought broccoli was…
Dr. Hibbert: Oh yes. One of the deadliest plants on earth. It tries to warn you itself with its terrible taste.
1) Dr. Zoidberg
Practice: Doctor of Internal Medicine at Planet Express. (Dr. John A. Zoidberg)
Dr. Zoidberg: Fry, it’s been years since medical school, so remind me. Disemboweling in your species, fatal or non-fatal?