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.
He's making the world safe for insanity.
Did You Know?
Things that Doctor Detroit was an expert in included systems analysis, comparative literature, chivalry and honor, rock climbing, power walking and Indian cuisine. See more
Handle on the passenger-side roof of the tow truck, not duplicated on the drivers-side of the roof (obvious prop). A low camera angle used to conceal the prop. See more
[posing in court as Thelma's brother, upon hearing the bailiff read from the docket
I can't believe my ears! This is an outrage! Let me see that thing. I mean this is outrageous, ridiculous! Let me see that. Why, I demand satisfaction! Get the arrestin' officer in here! I will tar and feather the scalawag!
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