[Jokes] Transylvanian Doctor (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Sat Oct 1 20:40:30 BST 2005

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Transylvanian Doctor

Bob Hill and his new wife, Betty, are vacationing in Europe; as it happens,
in Transylvania.

They're driving a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It's late, and
raining very hard. Bob can barely see 10 feet in front of the car.

Suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but
to no avail. The car swerves and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Bob
shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat
and sees his new wife unconscious, with her head bleeding.

Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to carry her
to the nearest phone.

Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a
short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming
from an old, large house. He approaches the door and knocks.

A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately
blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife, Betty. We've been
in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please
use your phone?"

"I'm sorry," replies the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. My master is
a doctor. Come in and I will get him."

Bob brings his wife in. An elegant man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my
assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor. I am a scientist.
However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had basic
medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the

With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob
following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses
from exhaustion and his own injuries; so Igor places Bob on an adjoining

After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious,
Igor. Prepare a transfusion."

Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are
no more.

The Hills' deaths upsets Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps
to his conservatory, which houses his pipe organ. For it is here that he has
always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting
melody fills the house.

Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. As the music fills the lab,
his eyes catch movement. He notices the fingers on Betty Hill's hand twitch.
Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise! He is further amazed as
Betty sits straight up!

Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He
bursts in and shouts to his master: "Master, Master!...The Hills are alive
with the sound of music!"

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