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Saturday, March 16, 2013

DOCTOR WHO Travels to Comic Relief 2013


It's always fun when Doctor Who's Matt Smith reprises the Eleventh Doctor for special televised events such as the Proms or Children In Need, so it's good to see him do it once again for yesterday's Red Nose Day/Comic Relief 2013.

In a brief Funny for Money sketch for the charity program, the Doctor encounters the cast from the BBC period drama Call the Midwife somehow in the present day documentary series One Born Every Minute, as the TARDIS materializes to the current Doctor Who theme music.

"Nuns and midwives, smashing!" grins the Doctor excitedly, wearing his original Series Five costume.  "Oh, yes, Evangeline, since when did you become a nun?  You know, I will never forget 1934...Oh, you saucy minx!"  Sister Evangeline blushes at the memory.

The Doctor smacks his own face to focus himself as the dramatic sounds of Murray Gold's "I Am the Doctor" score begins to play.  "Right!  Concentrate, Doctor, get a grip!  Right, Dawn...I am here to tell you that in precisely seven minutes and twelve-point-zero-six seconds, you will give birth to twins.  You will call them Jonathan and Edward and individually, they will be lovely, healthy children.  But combined, they will form a being scarier than a Weeping Angel, a creation more terrifying than a Cyberman, and a monstrosity more vocally-annoying than a Dalek.  It is imperative they are kept apart, because otherwise, otherwise, they will become...Jedward."

Everyone else cries "Noooooooooo!  Take us back to 1958!"  Sister Evangeline, meanwhile, lustfully asks, "Take me back to 1934..."

The sketch was followed by Matt Smith appearing on stage in his costume from "The Snowmen" with Comic Relief hosts Dermot O'Leary and Claudia Winkleman.  Matt uses the Sonic Screwdriver to keep uber-fan Claudia at bay.

If you'd like to see the two sequences, you can view them below on YouTube thanks to doctorwhotvcouk...


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