I'm Not a Doctor, but...

I'm not sure how many bottles of cough syrup were sold with the line, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV," and I don't know how much touting his non-M.D.-status helped the career of Peter Bergman, who played Dr. Cliff Warner on "All My Children," but the line was recycled enough by late-night comedians to join "I've fallen and I can't get up" and padded shoulders as essential 1980s camp. I, however, have always been more intrigued by real doctors who sell products. My fascination with...Full Story
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