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  1. Nathan said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    As my daughter would insist on pointing out, "Doctor Who" is not the name of the fictional character. He's just The Doctor.

  2. Ellen K. said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    Although, to preserve a good laugh, one could also point out there was a pair of movies in the 60s where the character actually was named Dr. Who.

  3. Ben Zimmer said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    Apparently the good Doctor also discovered Ebola.

  4. Ambarish Sridharanarayanan said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    The Zimbabwean Cricket Board have just discovered ebola in their team. However, they still don't have ebatsman or efielda.

    Source: The cricket subreddit

  5. Ken said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

    @Ellen K., there's also a Third Doctor serial, "Doctor Who and the Silurians".

  6. Brett said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    @Ken: That title was probably a production error. However, over much of the series, the character was "Doctor Who" or "Dr. Who" in the credits.

  7. MrFnortner said,

    October 24, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    Good! More support for the virtue of using "that" for people.

  8. Q. Pheevr said,

    October 25, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    I can confirm that Doctor Who* did indeed go bowling (although apparently in San Diego rather than in Brooklyn).

    *the show, in the persons of three leading actors and the showrunner

  9. L Lavelle said,

    October 27, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    He was credited as "Doctor Who" rather than "The Doctor" for years in the original series.


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