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Dr. Gauche is a medical doctor who works in Hell's Pass Hospital. The poster near his office state that he also works for Saint Penmar Department of Medicine, as seen in "Shots!!!".

Since Season Twenty-One, he appears to have replaced Dr. Doctor as the series' main doctor and has been seen treating Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Sheila Broflovski and PC Principal as a personal physician.

Background

He was first seen in "SUPER HARD PCness", treating PC Principal who had been hearing Hootie and the Blowfish in his mind since he fell in love with Strong Woman.

In "The Problem with a Poo", he is present for the birth of the PC Babies at the hospital and discusses them with PC Principal as well.

In "Shots!!!", it is revealed that he is trying to help Liane Cartman vaccinate her son, Eric Cartman, on a weekly basis, failing each-time, while Eric gets off with a toy from the toy chest. After Big Mesquite Murph also fails in the task, this doctor is shown as one of the sponsors of the town's vaccination rodeo, appearing on larges Pro-Vaccination signs throughout the ring.

In "Turd Burglars", he explains to Kyle and Ike that Sheila has a bacterial infection and will be treated with a fecal transplant. Later on, he explains to Harrison Yates that half of South Park has a bacterial disease. He explains this is due to the moms using a turkey baster for DIY fecal transplants since the turkey basters have not been used for a year and therefore are teeming with bacteria.

In "The Big Fix" he is friendly towards Stan when he comes in concerned he may be racist, but when Stan admits that he thought Tolkien's name was Token, the doctor becomes enraged and aggressive, telling Stan he is a racist and asking him to leave his office in disgust, threatening to take a shit, and questioning why anyone would suspect a black family would name their child as such. He later suggests the audience is "part of the problem" if they had a similar misunderstanding.

Appearance

He has gray hair and glasses. He wears standard doctors' clothing and has his stethoscope around his neck. He is also visibly aged.

Trivia

  • In South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Dr. Doctor was called Dr. Gauche.
  • He has the same diploma on his wall as Dr. Doctor, identifying them both as Dr. Horatio Gauche and stating that he is a graduate of the University of the Mountains.
  • In "The Problem with a Poo", a voiceover can be heard paging a 'Dr. Bender', which may be a reference to this character and if so suggests a new name not shared with the previous physician.

Prominence

References

Minor Characters from Season Twenty-One
Adam Borque | Alexa | Bill Yellow Hawk | Bob White | Chip Duncan | Crystal White | Dr. Gauche | Gary Borkovec | Hannah Williams | Heather Conduct | Henry Kline | Jim Bob | Justin Trudeau | Kelly Morris | Kim Jong-un | Marcus Preston | Mark Zuckerberg | Mike Pence | Mitch McConnell | Mrs. White | Park County Courthouse Judge | Paul Ryan | Peter Galtman | Tucker Rae | Wilson Aubry

More information: Season Twenty-One | List of Minor Characters from Season Twenty-One

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