'McCoyisms' - "I'm a doctor, not a(n) ...!"

Our beloved Dr. McCoy felt on many occasions it was necessary for him to remind others that he was a doctor, and not something else. I thought it might be interesting to ask, do you have a favorite 'McCoyism'? - that is, one of his lines where he says, "I'm a doctor, not a(n) ...!"

I was inspired to start this thread yesterday when I heard McCoy say, "I'm a doctor, not an escalator!". This gave me a good laugh, as you would imagine his peers were probably unlikely to think of him being an escalator (if those will even exist in the 22nd century?!). I was going to mention the TOS episode in which I heard this, but figured I will instead allow someone in the knowledgeable player community to figure it out, and inform everyone ;)

Please share with us which 'McCoyism' you especially enjoy :)


  • MagisseMagisse ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 14
    "Not a bricklayer" is always memorable, from the Horta episode.

    Though personally, I've always been partial to "Dialysis, what is this, the Dark Ages?"
  • Shy KhanShy Khan ✭✭✭✭
    I always loved that DeForrest Kelly deliberately chose to have McCoy mispronounce alien names and words all the time.
    Come join the Steeler Nation Fleet!
  • IronagedaveIronagedave ✭✭✭
    The one they should have added for the best loved episode (Spock's Brain)

    "Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor not a Brain Surgeon"
  • McCoy: "I'm a doctor, not an engineer!"
    Scott: "Now you're an engineer"
    (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror") Kind of appropriate right now :smile:
    Dear DB: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.
  • DittoDitto ✭✭
    I think a lot of them are here .. from various Drs throughout the various series .. :)


    My personal favourite (after McCoy's classic: "I'm a doctor, not an escalator" .. of course) :)

    Has to be the Voyager, EMH: "I'm a doctor, not a voyeur!" O.o
  • Doctor! ( This is from the Director’s cut of Final Frontier, just after McCoy had too many marshmelons and beans.)
  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    Saturday Night Live, Shatner Guest hosting, Star Trek IV the Restaurant Enterprise.

    Guest in the restaurant is choking, Shatner/Kirk says "Bones" and points to the customer.
    Phil Hartman as Bones, "Damn it Jim I'm a Doctor not a.... Oh.." and helps the choking diner.

  • Hjrfgb cgfdhj
Sign In or Register to comment.