Monday, November 9, 2015

Doctor Who fans, you knew I'd mention this...

>Okay, Doctor Who fans, you knew I'd mention this. The accompanying image is where The Doctor told Osgood, "Basil."

Now, if you're not a fan of the show, you won't care. If you're a fan, but haven't seen the episode that aired this past weekend, well, *SPOILERS*


If you saw the episode, you saw that The Doctor told Osgood that his first name was "Basil."

(Oh, and shameless plug for Larynn's review of the episode over at Doctor Who LaB.)

Now, who among you were actually surprised when The Doctor said his name was Basil? Did you really think he would say "Frank" or "Harvey" or "Sarah" or "Mr. Right" or "Spacemonkey" or "Lactose the Intolerant" or "Keln." Not that those aren't good names. They're perfectly fine names. But, for The Doctor, does any name fit more than Basil? Okay, maybe Spacemonkey. But, really, when you think Doctor Who don't you really think "Basil?"

Of course you do. And so does Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi and everyone else who works on the show or watches the show.

I'm unsure whether to say "thank you" or "you're welcome." Either will do.


  1. Dang make that "slow golf clap"

  2. Actually, I like "slow gold clap" better. I may use that.

  3. Oddly, every time I hear the first name Basil, I immediately think "Rathbone".

  4. A lot of people with a knowledge of older films think of Basil Rathbone.

    Several people think "Fawlty" while others simply think "faulty."

  5. @5 - Fawlty Bacon to you!

    I especially liked "The Germans"

  6. Basil Who?

    Who is this Frank you mentioned?

  7. Jimmy (2015/11/09 at 2:37 pm)
    Basil Who?
    Yes, quite right.

    Doctor Who?

  8. “Lactose the Intolerant” or “Keln”...

    I am wounded with jealousy.

    Actually, I expected the Doctor to answer with either "Theta Sigma", "Thete", or "Curtis", but Basil was perfect.

    Question: Did you absolutely jump through the ceiling?

  9. ...with all the electric guitar stuff they have going on now I'm surprised his first name wasn't "Greg"

  10. River Song propaganda. The first rule is: The Doctor is in charge.

    The Doctor's Three Rules

  11. I have a yuuuuge resentment because one of my ancestors, Frederick Who, was extremely proud of his name. Basil is fine, in its place, usually on a pizza.

  12. The moment I heard that line, I knew Basil would be ricocheting off the ceiling.

    For some reason, I'm reminded of a joke by, I think it was comic Keith Alberstadt, who said that, on a fogged up mirror in a hotel bathroom, he would write, "Hello, Victor." Now, the chances that the next person using the shower is named Victor are millions to one, but if it is...

  13. I knew it! Our Basil IS a time lord!


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