Favorite Television Doctors # 4
By Dena Miller
October 25, 2016 8:54am CST
Coming in at my # 4 favorite television doctor is Leonard "Bones" McCoy played by DeForest Kelley. He was the first doctor on the USS Enterprise on Star Trek. He had two catch phrases on the show. One was "he's dead" or "he's dead Jim". I think he had this line in almost all the episodes of the show. The other catch phrase he said a lot was "I'm not a doctor or something similar. This was often stated when Captain Jim Kirk would ask him to do something above his abilities. Though he thought he couldn't, he would in the end do what was asked of him. Television was still in its infancy then so I give the writers a break on the repeats.These phrases were kept and used in other Star Trek shows and movies. I love that they kept it going.
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