Clifford Skridlow teaches at a small Chicago college run by his father. Conned into managing four prostitutes by their pimp, who skips town to escape the mob boss known as Mom, Clifford draws on his course in medieval literature in his quest to save the women from Mom. Written by
He's making the world safe for insanity.
Did You Know?
Skridlow's poetic recitation at the trunk of his car is mostly an excerpt from William Shakespeare
's "The Life of King Henry The Fifth" (Act IV, Chorus). However, he misquotes the first phrase, saying "From inside the jouster's tents . . .", which is not from any of Shakespeare's writings. See more
Doctor Detroits hands are in a different position between shots. When he initially jumps aboard the tow truck, he uses the side-view mirror as a handle. In the next cut, he is shown holding on to the window frame. See more
Mom! It's all over the street!
Doctor Detroit's movin' in! They say we're movin' out!
Oh, the Hell you say. I haven't even met the Doctor.
[takes shot of liquor
But when I do,
[crushes shot glass in bare hand
he's dog meat!
At the end of the credits, we see "Coming soon: Doctor Detroit II, the Wrath of Mom." See more
Theme From Doctor Detroit
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
and Gerald V. Casale
(as G. V. Casale)
Performed by Devo
Devo produced by Devo
Devo appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc. See more