In our Neoplasia I: Nomenclature lecture, I talked about the movie Fletch as it related to tumor nomenclature. Fletch isn’t on Netflix, unfortunately – but it is on Amazon Prime, and if you’re on the fence between renting ($2.99) and buying ($7.99), my advice is to just buy it. It is so worth it.
I couldn’t find the exact scene I wanted to show you guys (the one where Fletch says “He has melanoma…carcinoma…some kind of noma“), probably because it wasn’t nearly as funny as the rest of the film. But I did find a couple good clips, in case you need a laugh. Here they are.
Clip 1: Dr. Rosenpenis
This is just silly, stupid humor, but actually, that’s exactly why I like it.
Clip 2: Autopsy assistant
This is great because it’s exactly how I felt at my first autopsy. I could tolerate the sight of the body, and even the sound (barely) of the bone saw – but the smell…oh man, the pathologist in this scene is spot-on: you just never get used to the smell.