CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “The Black Doctor” Review

Childrens Hospital

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “The Black Doctor” Season 3, Episode 3 – Dr. Brian (Jordan Peele) makes his way back to Childrens Hospital after some time away as a consultant for Marlon Wayan’s show, “Black Doctor.” Thanks to a vintage flashback complete with afros and pageboy haircuts, we’re quickly filled in on the role Dr. Brian once played on the hospital staff. He wastes no time getting right back into the groove of things and of course, by “groove of things,” I don’t mean working with patients. Like any good doctor on staff at Childrens Hospital, he immediately works his way into complicated and absurd relationships with the staff at Childrens Hospital.

Dr. Brian’s return to Childrens Hospital coincides with Dr. Blake’s eviction from his apartment. This leads Blake to show up at Valerie’s place with the hope that he would be allowed to stay until alternative arrangements were made. With Blake bunking up, we get to see how awful the discrimination is against the clown race in the Childrens Hospital world. Valerie, Cat, Glenn and Owen are so casual about their hatred. The jokes that come out of this scene end up being cruel enough that I actually felt really bad for the (imaginary) clown race. I have to admit, though, it was difficult to pay attention to much of anything happening in that apartment besides the nude Cat Black (and her evasive side-boob which I’m sure was as much a treat for many Childrens Hospital fans as it was for Valerie.)

The only member on staff that is willing or able to relate to Dr. Blake’s abuse is Dr. Brian. The two end up having a a wonderfully inane debate about which of their races is more oppressed by society. They both offer up ludicrous points with Dr. Brian arguing that “blacks were enslaved for centuries… tens of decades even!” and Dr. Blake countering that at least they have a president to look up to while there was never really a clown president – because they don’t count James Monroe. The whole scenario then jumps out into left field with the reveal that under his many layers of makeup, Dr. Blake is actually black. I wonder how many other Childrens Hospital staff will reveal that their insides do not match their outsides because I’m starting to see a trend – what’s next? Nurse Dori is really a reptilian humanoid? I wouldn’t be surprised.

My favorite bit of this Childrens Hospital comes courtesy of Matthew Perry who makes an absolutely hilarious cameo at the end of the episode asking viewers to visit two websites; one dealing with discrimination and race issues, and the other touting hardcore porn. I don’t even want to begin to imagine what hardcore “female husband” porn would entail, but it wouldn’t be Childrens Hospital if they didn’t throw it out there.