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Unbelievable Hospital Scenes From TV

Marijke Durning | Scrubs Magazine

October 05, 2010

The most famous TV medical comedy, of course, is M*A*S*H. The series took place during the Korean war and followed the lives of the people in the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. It was the first irreverent look at medicine and it hit America’s funny bone. The army life definitely differs from civilian life, but would anyone have tolerated this type of behavior?

Scrubs, a comedy that started in 2001, had many unbelievable moments, such as this one where a gospel choir performs in the emergency room. In the following clip, you need to look fast (3:17). You’ll see a doctor who boogies to music with a patient on the OR table in the background.

Nurses have also been a good foil for comedians—particularly if the nurses are sexy and wearing high heels. Wouldn’t it be interesting if all the nurses had intro music when they entered a room? Check out Bob Hope’s show, with Danny Thomas as guest:

Practical Jokes

Have you ever wanted to pull a “dead person” practical joke on anyone? In the next clip, 1980s TV star Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) was pranked with just that in mind. This is definitely an unbelievable hospital moment!

What are your favorite unbelievable TV hospital moments?
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