Dad, you'd be happy if I studied medicine, wouldn't you?... It's all up to you, Son
A grown son comes to seek the advice of his father, a doctor, in pursuing a career in medicine. The dialogue sets the doctor up as a family man through the firm repetition of “Dad” (the son says “Dad” four times in such a short conversation). He becomes likeable and relatable, and his sacrifices are highlighted in the dialogue as well, making him all the more appealing. The background of diplomas coupled with the statement “seven long years of college, and then you’ve only begun to study” provide the doctor with a knowledgeable air. Note the Camel pack resting atop a medical book, artfully arranged between the ashtray and a stethoscope.
Doctor, Family, Female, Irritation, Male, Mild, Throat