OFF THE HILL

‘Doctor Who’ Fan Isn’t a Total Douche About It

SAINT PETER—In a groundbreaking display of moderate enthusiasm, junior student Taylor Ericsen nonchalantly revealed to close friends he is a lifelong fan of the hit BBC series Doctor Who. Ericsen is the first recorded fan of the series to avoid being “a complete ass hat” about their love for the long-running show featuring a quirky, humanoid time traveling alien.

The BBC series, which saw global revenues over $500,000,000 in the previous fiscal year, has been noted by academics as “a profound confluence for the most obnoxious, yet committedly consumerist, douchebags in the post-modern global economy.” The topic has been the research focus of Dr. Dominic Thurington, a senior Professor of Anthropology at Gustavus Adolphus College.

The 11th Doctor is played by Matt Smith, who has been largely attributed with the formation of a unified tribe of unstable, teenaged tumblr addicts. Doctor Who is the property of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The 11th Doctor is played by Matt Smith, who has been largely attributed with the formation of a unified tribe of unstable, teenaged tumblr addicts.
Doctor Who is the property of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

In a phone interview held on Tuesday morning, Dr. Thurington articulated that “in my work tracing the trope of centralized douchebaggery throughout the modern era, no cultural entity has amassed the same degree of dedication from a fanbase as Doctor Who.” He later continued that “Ericsen’s breach from this overwhelming global trend is a significant anomaly, and will provide a stepping stone for the future research of dozens of my colleagues.

When asked about the applications of the discovery of Ericsen’s unobtrusive fanship, Thurington discussed the “thrilling promise of addressing one of the most pressing questions in the fields of Sociology and Anthropology—‘How do we get Doctor Who fans to shut the fuck up about it?’” Many have speculated the research team to answer this question will be top contenders for the Margaret Mead Award, if not the Nobel Peace Prize.

Though Ericsen has largely avoided the media storm that has arisen in the wake of his announcement, he did release a statement claiming “it’s a good show. I just don’t need to reblog shitty tumblr .gif sets to prove it.”

 

 

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