How to Face a Medical Problem

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Reader Comments (21)

Think the going age is 7. Had mine out at 7. And 7 would have been funnier then 5. But panel 3 had the funniest line.

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOtto66

Is it just me, or is the doctor a chameleon?

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTomn

I love the third panel. I really hope we get to see more of this pedophile doctor...

Did you mean "your" instead of "you" in the last panel, though?

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYoungdude

Wow. The answer to the last line is the same as to panel 3: same as a pedophile.

Busted a gut on panel 3. Great stuff.

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

I originally thought the doctor was sick, because his skin has the appearance of a dead-person. Is he supposed to be zombie risen from the grave? Or is that the black & white version of an Indian persons skin tone :P

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarnz

I love panel 3 xD

I'm not sure if I should be happy or not because my doctor doesn't use the same tactics as a pedophile...
On the one hand, he's not very creepy... on the other hand I don't get ice cream :c

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFraenzi

When you're 5 you don't know what they're going to do. When you're an adult, you've usually seen people performing surgery on TV. So which is scarier; the unknown or the fully known?

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

Here's the link for buying the calendar in the UK (Disclaimer: I work for Calendar Club. But I read your comic anyway!)

http://www.calendarclub.co.uk/p-7072-basic-instructions-2012-desk-calendar.aspx

Note from Scott: Thanks for the heads up! I contacted my publisher, and your link is the best way for people in the UK to buy the calendar. I've added it to the post.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Tomn, it is not just you. You are both chameleons.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

I guess we'll find out Wednesday, but I'm hoping this is the opener of a series on your ordeal.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

clearly this is the first doctor of the strip since scott only has one pose of him in the (clip) art gallery.

curiosity is killing me, did this conversation actually happen?

--roger

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

Loved panel 2. "I'm not normal."

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

C'mon, clearly, the doctor is transparent. Except for his hair.

Chameleons being doctors is just silly.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

This one got a couple of good belly-laughs from me. I hope to hear more harrowing surgery tales!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Did you really say the reply in panel 3 ? You're a genius, Scott.

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristophe Thill

Scott, I think it's time you stop going to the pediatrician and find a big-boy doctor.

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexR

Scott, I can't help but notice ... did you cast your beardless but non bald self as the doctor? Or is that a relative?

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

I'm 42 and since I was about 28 Dr.s keep wanting to pull my tonsils. However, the HMO I am trapped in is such that the Dr. invariably goes somewhere else within 2 years and then it's a new Dr.... who then decides I should have my tonsils yanked.... then that one is gone in 2 years... I figure my tonsils will outlive every HMO Dr.

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClumber

Panel 3 got me thinking of funny permutations.

"After the operation, you can have all the icecream you want. What do you say to that?"
"I say that I'm an adult, and can already have all the icecream I want since I buy my own food. How do you know my diet doesn't consist entirely of icecream and bacon?"
"Alright, after the operation you can have all the broccoli you want."

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDalton

I had to go to the doctor yesterday, I followed this advice to the letter, and everything turned out great! Thanks, Basic Instructions! *smileting*

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDecay

"I say it's a bad sign when your doctor's using the same tactics as a pedophile"

hahahaha classic

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

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