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Is Patch Adams A Jerk?

By on 3.9.07 | 12:59PM

Sounds like Dr. Patch Adams isn't quite the lovable character as portrayed by Robin Williams. (You mean Hollywood distorted reality?!?! You don't say?!?!) From Nurse Ratched:

When we told [Adams] that we worked in a psychiatric unit, he glared at us. I saw rage in his eyes. He snarled, "Psych nurses! So, have you drugged up anyone today?" Then he turned and walked away. We were shocked, and my friend burst into tears. This guy wasn't like the character that Robin Williams played in the movie, and his comment was a slap in the face. I walked up to Dr. Adams, tapped him on the shoulder, and demanded to know what his problem was, but before he could answer, I asked him if he had been treated badly on a psychiatric unit in the past. He gave me his speech about how love can cure mental illnesses, and then he called me a pill Nazi because I give people Haldol. I stopped and stared at him, and then I started laughing. I told him that he wasn't the first doctor to call me a name, but he was the first one who had the balls to say something so ridiculous while wearing a clown suit.
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