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As thankless tasks go, having to pick just ten funny moments from the entire history of what is often an extremely funny show ranks right up there at the top, near running your local Neighborhood Watch. Whatever we pick will be wrong, and if we extend this post out to include everyone’s suggestions it’ll be heavy enough to create a black hole on the internet.
So, here are ten funny moments from Doctor Who, past and present. There are many, many more…
“I Speak Horse”
“I Speak Baby”
Shame he’s not better at speaking Army:
“Pompous, self-opinionated idiot”
And why he can sometimes be a little hard to communicate with:
Although not all of his idiosyncracies are as crazy as they seem:
“Doctor why do you wear a stick of celery in your lapel?”
But some are:
“It’s not supposed to make that noise”
And some only become comical when questioned:
“I am sonic-ed up!”
Then there’s the common human bafflement when faced with regeneration:
“Look here Doctor, you’re not fit”
Speaking of regeneration. You’d think he’d get on better with himself, wouldn’t you?
“Typical, absolutely typical”
At least his later regenerations are less self-critical:
“Not a lot of men can carry off a decorative vegetable”
Now, what’s your favorite comedy moment from Doctor Who? Tell us here:
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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