Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu April 12, 2012

What's Up, Doc? Songs to celebrate that exam

This week we play Doctor, examining those practitioners of psychiatry, proctology and podiatry with our chilly stethoscopes. Now bend over a bit, this may feel a little uncomfortable…

Dr. Kildaire, Marcus Welby, Dr. Feelgood, they’re all in this week’s episode, but our all-time favorite doctors have to be The Three Stooges. It’s Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard in “Men In Black”, well worth 18 minutes of your precious time:

The doctor features prominently in Harry Nilsson’s classic song “Coconut”, but a closer look at the lyrics show that “lime and coconut” is both the cause and the cure of the ailment.

One of the best-known medical musical hits was this demented bit from David Seville, performed live here on The Ed Sullivan Show “Witch Doctor:

One of the most memorable Doctors on television was Star Trek’s temperamental but lovable DeForest Kelley.  He reminded us that doctors weren’t always perfect.