As you know, I am inclined to write about serious topics, or to write about topics in a serious way. But let’s have some fun! This post will be about what has become pretty evident over the years — there are lots of jokes/scenes about male genitalia.
For one thing, you better not become a constable in Portwenn because so far all of them have had troubles with their sexual organs. Mark Mylow had a small penis and no sperm, and Joe Penhale found an abnormality on his scrotum. Of course, in both cases, Martin Ellingham gave them a thorough exam. In Mark’s case he also made fun of Mark’s magic pills advertised to make him more virile, and gave them to Stewart as a placebo.
And that brings me to how often this doctor has examined male patient’s gonads. Besides Mark and Joe, we have the patient who has his testicles examined by ME by mistake — he was the wrong patient. Recently, in S7E1, Steven Baker has been taking steroids and EPO because he wants to keep up with younger men, and his employee actually has some form of testicular cancer. We witness Martin examine both Steven and Barry’s genitalia.
In addition we have some men with erectile dysfunction. One man’s solution is to use S&M techniques, while Edward just takes Viagra. The S&M becomes a little too abusive and Edward overdoses. We also have Pauline’s uncle who is struggling to get his wife pregnant and who turns out to be attracted to men.
Now, S7E6, we have Clive who has taken potassium bromide to reduce any sexual urges while on the rig. (This, BTW, is a old fashioned treatment AND a drug used in veterinary medicine, which is funny to me because of Angela and her abuse of drugs as a vet.) Now he wants to have sex with Sally, and doesn’t want to disappoint her or make her think she isn’t attractive to him anymore, so he applies testosterone gel on his chest and takes Sildenafil (the chemical name for Viagra). Clive overdoses too and has a heart attack. Martin accuses him of being obsessed. (Possibly the pot calling the kettle black?)
Hey, we have to feel sorry for all the men in little Portwenn dealing with these handicaps, and maybe there are many male patients who require attention to that area, and the show is only being medically accurate! In comparison, though, ME has only done one gynecological exam that I can remember. It’s just not as funny as dallying with the danglers I guess!
Finally we have the silly references to penises through the use of vegetables (eggplant and tomatoes) and sausage. I’m good with having some fun — go ahead, have a laugh at men’s expense.
We will return to our usual posts now!
Originally posted 2015-11-03 11:04:45.