Saturday, September 6, 2008


"He's your Doctor WHO."

"That's my favorite show!"

Needless to say, Vincent misunderstood the remark; not surprisingly, since it was a poorly constructed sentence on her part. She was referring to her Aunt Lexie's boyfriend, who works as a doctor for the World Health Organization (WHO), which is part of the United Nations organization.
I'm not going to get into the whole Zonkiness of 'Doctor Who' being mentioned as a TV show within an episode of 'Eureka', when both shows should be sharing the same TV dimension.

Suffice it to say that the Toobworld version of 'Doctor Who' is slightly different, with different actors in the role (for the most part, but with a few exceptions - namely Pertwee, Baker, and Tennant). UNIT probably encourages its production - all the better to control what information is used so that the audience could be misled into thinking all of the Doctor's adventures on Earth are just episodes from the show which they haven't seen yet - a mass illusion.

Instead, here's a quick look at what the World Health Organization is for the daily TiddlyWinkyDink:

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

You can learn more
about WHO here. That page can then lead you to more information about the governance of WHO, its agenda, and the role of WHO in public health.

Toby O'B

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She probably should have said "He's your WHO Doctor", and Vince still could have made the mistake.

Sometimes I don't think these writers trust us to get their in-jokes....