Tuesday, March 8, 2011

HOUSE's Taub Drops DOCTOR WHO Fan "Bombshells"

First, it was The Late, Late Show's Craig Ferguson.  Then the Fantastic Four's Mister Fantastic.  Then Criminal Minds' Dr. Spencer Reid.  And now, you can add House's Dr. Chris Taub to the rapidly-growing list of admitted Doctor Who fans.

In last night's episode "Bombshells," Taub and fellow diagnostician/current roommate Dr. Eric Foreman are investigating a patient's bedroom for medical information when Foreman remarks that he sometimes hears Taub watching TV in the living room at 3 a.m.  Taub promptly explains, "That's when classic Doctor Who comes on the BBC."

So not only is Taub a Whovian, he's an old-school Whovian who presumably grew up watching the series on PBS or on VHS tapes.  I would, however, like to know what channel Taub is watching classic Who on, though.  BBC America is only airing the current series that began in 2005, but if he means the actual BBC in England, which is five hours later than America, then the BBC is somehow airing classic Who at 8 in the morning U.K. time.

But this is Doctor Who, after all, so I'm sure it's all a bit wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey and I'll explain later.  In the meantime, here's the actual scene that "Mentalpix" was kind enough to post on YouTube...

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