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Encyclopedia > Dr. Nick Riviera
The Simpsons character
Nick Riviera
Gender Male
Hair color Black
Job "Doctor"
Relatives Unknown
First appearance "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
Voice actor Hank Azaria

Nick Riviera, M.D. (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a character in the long-running animated TV series The Simpsons. Nick is a quack physician (although he claims to be "just as good as Dr. Hibbert"), and a satiric reference of doctors trained in dubious medical schools. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (484x800, 130 KB) Dr. Nick, a character on The Simpsons. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Bart Gets Hit by a Car is the tenth episode of The Simpsons second season. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Pietro Longhi: The Charlatan, 1757 Quackery is a derogatory term used to describe questionable medical practices. ... Julius M. Hibbert, M.D., is a fictional doctor and physician on the TV series The Simpsons. ...

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Riviera is of Latin descent (in the European Spanish dub he's given an Argentinian accent) and has a medical degree from Hollywood Upstairs Medical College (there he apparently spent much of his time using his ability to acquire prescription drugs to impress a succession of attractive women back in the 1970s), and a great deal of luck; thus far, none of the patients he has swindled, maimed, or given useless or dangerous medical advice seems to have sued him (although a few have come after him in person, for example in "Homer's Triple Bypass" a large angry man grabs him, and Nick says "Well if it isn't my old friend Mr. McGregg - with a leg for an arm and an arm for a leg"; the man literally has an arm where a leg should be and a leg where an arm should be). Dr. Nick is a stereotype of shady, immoral doctors who perform medical procedures for money with little or no regard for medical ethics, or their patients' well-being. In The Girl Who Slept Too Little he is seen digging up corpses in the graveyard for body parts, presumably to use in operations on patients. In the episode "Much Apu About Nothing", he is seen taking a citizenship test, implying he is not a citizen of the United States. Some of his exclamations hint that he may be Argentinian, though the show offered no direct evidence of this. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Motto En unión y libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Official languages Spanish Demonym Argentinian, Argentine Government Federal republic  -  President Néstor Kirchner  -  Vice President Daniel Scioli  -  Chief of Cabinet Alberto Fernández Independence from Spain   -  May Revolution 25... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... It has been suggested that civil trial be merged into this article or section. ... Homers Triple Bypass is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fourth season, which originally aired on December 17, 1992. ... For the term used in computing, see stereotype (UML). ... Medical ethics is primarily a field of applied ethics, the study of moral values and judgments as they apply to medicine. ... The Girl Who Slept Too Little is the second episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... Much Apu About Nothing is the 23rd episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Motto En unión y libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Official languages Spanish Demonym Argentinian, Argentine Government Federal republic  -  President Néstor Kirchner  -  Vice President Daniel Scioli  -  Chief of Cabinet Alberto Fernández Independence from Spain   -  May Revolution 25...


On the episode "Bart Gets Hit by a Car", his degrees read "Mayo Clinic Correspondence School", "Club Med School", "Female Body Inspector" and "I went to medical school for four years and all I got was this lousy diploma". He frequently appears on infomercials, pitching all sorts of bizarre medical offers, and has often turned his operations into TV spectacles. He is also shown as an inventor/huckster (in the style of Ron Popeil) on the television show I Can't Believe They Invented It! His "Walk-In Clinic" is based at 44 Bow Street. Its phone number is 555-NICK. He can also be called at 1-600-DOCTORB ("The B is for 'Bargain'") Bart Gets Hit by a Car is the tenth episode of The Simpsons second season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In North America, telephone numbers with the prefix 555 are widely used for fictitious phone numbers in television shows, films and other types of fictional media. ...


He has operated on the Simpson family a couple of times (when they cannot afford Doctor Hibbert) notably when Homer needed a heart bypass. Lisa Simpson attended the live audience for the operation and saved the day by guiding the obviously clueless Dr. Riviera through the operation. He also worked with Doctor Hibbert as an anesthesiologist during Bart's appendectomy but was of little help as he first failed to anesthesize Bart and then passed out from the leaking gas. Homers Triple Bypass is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fourth season, which originally aired on December 17, 1992. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... An anesthesiologist (American English), or anaesthetist (British English) (also, anaesthesiologist), is a medical doctor trained to administer anesthesia and manage the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery. ... An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. ...


Death

In The Simpsons Movie, Dr. Nick is impaled by a large shard of glass and says, in his normal voice, "Bye everybody!" and then passes out. James L. Brooks and Al Jean have confirmed that Nick is dead, but will be brought back to life "à la Dr. Marvin Monroe."[1] The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ...


Creation

The character design is based somewhat on Gábor Csupó, of Klasky Csupo studios, who was originally from Hungary – the animators mistakenly believed Hank Azaria was impersonating Gabor, when in fact the voice was actually a bad imitation of Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy.[2]. Gábor Csupó (IPA: ) (b. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Born Desi Arnez, he grew up in cuba. ... I Love Lucy is a television situation comedy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and featuring Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ...


Catchphrase

Dr. Nick is notable for his exclamation upon entering a room of “Hi, everybody!”, which is immediately followed by a response of “Hi, Dr. Nick!” from the other characters present with varying degrees of enthusiasm. There was an Austrian version of Dr. Riviera in the episode Margical History Tour, where he portrays the doctor of the ailing Mozart, played by Bart, and his exclamation is "Guten Tag, everybody!" Another variation is an episode where Mel Gibson says, "Hi, everybody!" and Dr. Nick responds with "Hi, Mr. Gibson." Another episode featured a Jewish version of Dr. Nick during Homer's flashback to the first Christmas. Dr. Nick says: "Shalom, everybody!" in Lisa the Simpson. Dr. Nick greets a refrigerated Jasper Beardly with "Hi frozen body!" when entering the Kwik-E-Mart. Margical History Tour is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... This article is about the actor. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Lisa the Simpson is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ... An exterior of a fictitious typical Kwik-E-Mart store. ...


Cultural influence

In a tongue-in-cheek analysis the Canadian Medical Association Journal compared the services of Dr. Hibbert and Dr. Nick.[3] It concludes that Dr. Nick is a better role model for physicians; Dr. Hibbert is a paternalistic and wasteful physician, unlike Dr. Nick, who strives to cut costs and does his best to avoid the coroner, proving Marge's claim wrong that he's isn't a doctor at all. The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is a general medical journal that is published bimonthly in Canada by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). ... Julius M. Hibbert, M.D., is a fictional doctor and physician on the TV series The Simpsons. ... A coroner is either the presiding officer of a special court, a medical officer, or an officer of law responsible for investigating deaths, particularly those happening under unusual circumstances. ...


References

  1. ^ Larry Carroll. "'Simpsons' Trivia, From Swearing Lisa To 'Burns-Sexual' Smithers", MTV, 2007-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-07-29. 
  2. ^ The Simpsons Season 4 DVD commentary for Homer's Triple Bypass
  3. ^ Patterson R, Weijer C. D'oh! An analysis of the medical care provided to the family of Homer J. Simpson. CMAJ. 1998 Dec 15;159(12):1480-1. PMID 9988570 Free Full Text

 
 

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