Give '30 Rock' Doc His Own Spin-Off, Stat!

"Damn it!" cries Dr. Leo Spaceman (Chris Parnell), gazing at a chest X-ray on 30 Rock. "Where are my car keys?"

The resident doctor on NBC's hit sitcom (Thursdays, 9:30 p.m. ET) is a smooth-talking quack, board certified by the Ho Chi Minh City School of Medicine, who lives by the maxim "Science is anything we want it to be." And we're pretty sure a scientific research study would prove that Parnell deserves his own Dr. Spaceman sitcom.

Parnell consistently nails the "authoritative doctor" tone, managing to soothe patients despite the fact that his advice could usually kill them. And frankly, that suits Jack (Alec Baldwin), the network executive in charge of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming, just fine -- because he uses the "licensed" Dr. Spaceman to shill new health products. Spaceman's approach to medicine also works for kooky actress Jenna (Jane Krakowski), who's always open to wildly dubious cures for her many problems. In an episode when Jenna insisted that she didn't have time for sleep, he just handed her medication. "We are currently working on a pill that keeps people awake under any circumstances," he said. "Take 25 of these a day, for the rest of your life."

Dr. Spaceman fans abound already. You can watch a clip reel of his "medical moments" on YouTube. You can buy his T-shirt. And Dr. Pepper literally (i.e., actually) hired him to shill for them, in a commercial spot that has been airing during 30 Rock

Now, I know what you're going to say. News broke last summer that Parnell has been cast in Will Ferrell's new, as-yet-unnamed Comedy Central sitcom with Jon Heder and Horatio Sanz. (Parnell will play a burned-out teacher.) But to this objection, I merely remind you of what you just read above: Remember, Dr. Spaceman's working on a pill that keeps people awake under any circumstances. Parnell can film the Comedy Central thing during the day, and shoot his Spaceman spin-off at night instead of sleeping.

Come on, trust him. He's a doctor in seven states, and Bermuda.

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