Respectful Insolence

Epic rap battles: ZDoggMD versus Dr. Oz

It had to be done.

With all the quackery and pseudoscience promoted by TV doctors like Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and “The Doctors,” sooner or later someone had to choose a manner other than blogging to call them out. ZDoggMD has done just that, particularly dissing Dr. Oz. Why? Why not. Because:

Why dis Dr. Oz, indeed?

Let’s enumerate:

  • He’s taller, smarter, better looking, and infinitely more successful than me. He must therefore be stopped.
  • He may have started out with good intentions, but his current incarnation foists hype, pseudoscience, and unproven “alternative” treatments upon millions of unsuspecting Americans who believe that his is the final word. After all, he has been duly annointed by She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named!
  • Every practicing doctor dreads hearing these words from their patients: “But Dr. Oz says…” See here my informal Facebook poll of Dr. Oz tomfoolery.
  • Dissing Doctor Oz will inevitably lead to an East Coast-West Coast rap beef of epic proportions, resulting in untold publicity for both parties. Win-Win! Although I am likely to die in a drive-by syringe attack.

So it’s time to bust a cap in the Oprah-Industrial-Complex.

And here’s the cap:

Not bad. ZDoggMD even got a dig in at The Doctors.

Comments

  1. #1 Aaron
    June 25, 2011

    Any dig at Oz that points out his antics is good. I’ve been trying to convert my Oz-loving mother, but it’s been difficult. Her response to my critiques is “I take what he says with a grain of salt and decide for myself what I want to believe.” The problem, of course, is that my mother has no medical or scientific expertise and thus looks at Oz for such. She has no way of distinguishing bad science from good.

  2. #2 DLC
    June 25, 2011

    that’s great!
    I’m not usually a fan of rap, but that was funny and hit the target dead center.
    Thanks for the chuckles.

  3. #3 Cuttlefish
    June 25, 2011

    I generally cringe and turn away within the first seconds of these sorts of videos, but this was well done and entertaining the whole way through (I say, for anyone of a similar ilk who is contemplating not watching it).

  4. #4 Rene Najera
    June 25, 2011

    I loved the Dr. Gupta part… ZDogg should take “Health Ranger” to task next.

  5. #5 mattand08
    June 25, 2011

    Great video. It da explosive device. Or something.

    Wasn’t aware of “The Doctors” show. Off to Google, but I’m guessing it’s like Dr. Oz time 4.

    Although I am likely to die in a drive-by syringe attack.

    Heh. I keep getting visions of the Medic in Team Fortress 2, who I think is actually a better medical professional than Dr. Oz at this point.

  6. #6 julian
    June 25, 2011

    “male pattern baldness.”

    spit my gatorade out.

    Not really but still liked the line.

  7. #7 lilady
    June 26, 2011

    A real “gem”…yes time to bust Oprah, Inc. and her Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and her owning the airwaves.

    I never saw The Doctors….please don’t make me watch the program….I suspect I would find it just as barf-able as the big O’s TV docs.

  8. #8 Sharon
    June 26, 2011

    Hilarious.

  9. #9 Richard
    June 26, 2011

    I loved it.

  10. #10 Candy
    June 26, 2011

    Every practicing doctor dreads hearing these words from their patients: “But Dr. Oz says…”

    Haha! I remember once asking my son’s absolutely wonderful, woo-free doctor about something I’d accidentally seen on Dr. Phil . . . his answer, concise and perfect: “Dr. Phil is an idiot.”

  11. #11 Composer99
    June 27, 2011

    This semi-pro musician approves. And the visual FX were really quite well done.

  12. #12 Kathi
    June 28, 2011

    Culture jam!! LOVE IT!

  13. #13 victor
    September 2, 2011

    Looks like another pharma shill.It’s interesting to observe over 65000 lawsuits issued within a 6 year period against pharmaceutical companies for killing thousands of gullible patients each year.You should look at Actos,Avandia,Accutane,Paxil,Vioxx,Ritalin just to name a few in which the drug doctors/md’s have prescribed and have caused deaths and deadly side effects.Schemes like symptomatic treatment hiding behind the name science where the word is simply marketing.Dr.Barbara Starfield,MD reported 106000 deaths per year because of prescriptions in 1999 JAMA.Psychiatrists/shrinks run about scamming people with pseudoscience and fraud.Not one shred of evidence to prove psychiatry.You attack Dr.Oz who is a well respected individual and you target him since you have your belief system and draw conclusions based on biased websites and opinionated propaganda.You sir should be sued for slander.

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