Quick Take: Childrens Hospital, "No One Can Replace Her"
Watching this show is kind of like watching a Wayans brothers spoof movie, except with one bonus feature -- when it stops being funny, the show ends.
Review: Childrens Hospital, "No One Can Replace Her"
(S0203) I hate hospital shows. Not all of them, just the ones that take themselves too seriously, like Grey's Anatomy, or ER, or… okay all of them. Having worked in a hospital myself, I get annoyed that these shows stretch medical facts a lot to aid the plot to the point where they just aren't accurate at all. But because they are so weighty and serious, people really think medicine is practiced like it is on TV. Now if only there were a medical show that didn't take itself seriously maybe I'd enjoy that...
Enter Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim.
Created by Rob Corddry (from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Childrens Hospital is based on a Webby Award-winning series originally on TheWB.com and is a parody of all those eye-rollingly dramatic medical shows that don't realize how ridiculous they are. Watching this show is kind of like watching a Wayans brothers spoof movie, except with one bonus feature -- when it stops being funny, the show ends as it's only 30 minutes long including commercials.
This show is completely ridiculous -- in a good way. Some of my favorite characters include Dr. Blake Downs (Rob Corddry), a doctor who wears clown makeup so he can harness the power of laughter to heal people; Dr. Cat Black (Lake Bell) who narrates the show and sprinkles in her "deep insights" a la Grey's Anatomy; and Dr. Lola Spratt (Errin Hayes) who had to fake her own death because she had too many emails (wouldn't you?), and who subsequently returned to the hospital only to have to convince everyone that she wasn't a ghost. Hilarious!
If you're looking for a medical show that is funny just to be funny unlike certain other "funny" medical shows (Scrubs, I'm looking at you), check out Childrens Hospital on Cartoon Network.