Mount Rushmore of Fictional Doctors
Happy Doctors Day! Every Monday we compile a Mt. Rushmore list, the 4 greatest of something. Since today was going to be Doctors Day anyway we decided to do, “The Mt. Rushmore of Fictional Doctors”.
To make it a little more structured we decided to limit the scope to only medical doctors. So, apologies to Dr. Pepper and Phil. We may give you your own list at some later date but today we’re only looking at make-believe members of the medical field.
After much debate and studied consideration here are the four we came up with.
- 1.) Dr. Mark Greene
Portrayed by: Anthony Edwards
Known for: Compassion, baldness, dying
- 2.) Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
From: Star Trek
Portrayed by: DeForest Kelley/Karl Urban
Known for: Telling people to go to sick bay, racism toward Vulcans, telling Kirk the things he’s not, i.e.: “Damn it Jim, I’m a doctor not a ______”
- 3.) Dr. Perry Cox
Portrayed by: John C. McGinley
Known for: Sarcasm. Cynicism, Cynical Sarcasm
- 4.) Dr. Doogie Howser
From: Doogie Howser, M.D.
Portrayed by: Neil Patrick Harris
Known for: being a kid doctor, recapping his day on his Commodore 64
I just realized something. We had the entirety of fiction to choose from and we only ended up using television! Even worse, NETWORK Television!
Couldn’t we have thrown in at least ONE literary character? My sincerest apologies to Doctors Watson, Faust and Moreau. You should all have been played by Neil Patrick Harris.