A group of famous fake television doctors have linked up to encourage Americans to go see a real doctor.
Cigna, a health insurance company, has released a new video promoting annual health check-ups, and it happens to star actors who have played legendary TV doctors. Helping with the campaign and proving that they would make terrible real-life doctors are Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), Lisa Edelstein (House), Donald Faison (Scrubs), and Noah Wyle (ER).
The video opens during surgery as a nurse hands a scalpel to a doctor, who happens to be Alda. As he takes off his mask, Alda says, “I have no idea what I’m doing, I’m just a TV doctor.” Dempsey then jumps in to add, “I never went to college.”
Faison then proves that he’s no Christopher Turk. “And if I had to watch an actual surgery, I’d probably faint,” he says before screaming as he comes across a bandaged patient. “I don’t do blood.”
The doctors eventually all come together to share the benefits of seeing a real health professional and are then prompted by Alda to get into their “doctor poses.” Everyone nails their professional doctor look except for Dempsey, who seems a little rusty.
Watch the video above.