CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “Run Dr. Lola Sprat, Run” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL "Run Dr. Lola Sprat, Run" Season 3, Episode 1 – Childrens Hospitalreturned tonight for it’s 3rd season premiere. You might say this episode was a turducken of comedy,stuffing character parodies into movie parodies and then stuffing all that into a hospital parody, which resulted in one decadent 12 minute bite of comedy. Well, decadent in terms of Adult Swim live action shows at least – there were actually some pretty good special effects and detailed sets to give this episode a nice premiere punch.

As usual, there’s not much to talk about in terms of plot when it comes to Childrens Hospital. A child falls into a "quick sand farm" and is brought into Childrens Hospital on a Saturday. Apparently it’s common knowledge that "doctors don’t work on Saturdays" and a grumbling Sy Mittleton has to call the team in from their day off. I absolutely loved the introduction of the team being called into action. Dr. Cat Black’s dangerous rock climbing and Dr. Glenn Richie’s morning in bed (with an alluring Lisa Edelstein) seem like tepid hobbies compared to the weekend adventures of their colleagues. Dr. Owen Maestro is a pants-less pilot on Saturdays, Chief is a sexy dolled up super hero, Dr. Blake Downs spends his time in a "Tron-like world" and, my favorite, Dr. Valerie Flame spends her Saturdays as her whiskey drinking, cigar smoking Derek Childrens (Jon Hamm) alter-ego. All these reintroductions to the characters were done in the first few minutes of the episode which quickly brought back that odd humorous feeling and put the Childrens Hospital world back into place. Read More....


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