So apparently Britain had its own little porn parody renaissance back in 2006, if you can call a single porn parody of Doctor Who — non-cleverly titled Doctor Screw — as a renaissance. The gent they’ve got playing the Doctor (“He makes house calls!”) is like a thinner, non-bleached Guy Fieri, which is better than Guy Fieri, but still pretty gross. I do wonder though if the fact that he’s named Doctor Screw means the sonic screwdriver was renamed the sonic fuckdriver. Anyways, I’d be a little disturbed by all this, except that I just read a story about E.T.’s penis eating Elliott, so frankly I’m too dead inside to really feel much of anything. (Via iGeektrooper)
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