Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

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Show Summary

Adam checks in with the guys about their Thanksgiving weekends, then rants about his own. First, he complains about the ‘special’ pumpkin pie that his sister prepared, and wonders why people keep messing with things that work. He also talks about the proper way to whip cream a pie, and recalls the infamous doughnut discussion.

Dr. Bruce is also in studio, and reads a couple of Germany or Florida related news stories about surgeries gone wrong. Adam says he thinks there’s a lot of guinea pigging going on, and that generations both before and after us won’t deal with the same plastic surgery problems we have today. Dr. Bruce continues his Healthwatch segment with warnings about penile trauma.

Before Alison starts the news, Adam talks about taking his dog Molly to the dog park, and the ranger who stopped by to write everyone tickets who didn’t have their dog on a leash. Adam rails against nosey neighbors who ruin things for everyone, then comments on some of the Black Friday craziness that occurred over the weekend. Alison then wraps the news discussing the Syracuse sex scandal, and Adam and the gang comment on the cycle of abuse.


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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Researcher/Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. holly

    Funny, I just spent an unhealthy amount of time wondering what Bruce has been up to.
    Thanks for having him back on. Love you all.

  2. Ledgewood

    A SEX scandal and a SEXY scandal are two totally different things.

  3. attack_crows

    As always, love the show, but ……Cannot. Stand. Dawson’s. Voice.

    • Erin

      are you high!? what the hell! Dawson has an awesome voice!

      • Fan

        Agreed, Dawsons voice is sweet. Attack_crows may be the dog park caller

  4. Jim

    Dr. Bruce. Is he related to the guy in the Twilight Zone who is reading in the vault when the end of the world happens and he finds he’s the last person left but then breaks his coke bottle glasses and faces the reality that his love of reading will now be lost? #runonsentence

  5. Nick

    I am walking around a classroom and stumble upon what Book? THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH!!!!!!! 256 pages, Adam I am impressed!

  6. Gregers

    We need a content warning any time penile snapping is going to be discussed in this much detail. That made me cringe.

    • Ledgewood

      Agreed. I was squirming in my chair that whole time.

  7. Hot Nikks
    Hot Nikks11-28-2011

    Bald Bryan’s penile fracture drop bit belongs in the hall of fame. I’m glad no one saw me laughing hysterically at one here at work, cuz I was.

  8. JessMan

    LOL @ UPS commercial guy with long hair. agreed

  9. Vince Clortho
    Vince Clortho11-28-2011

    Plenty of laugh out loud moments from the show.

    I’ve got no problem with the rant against people who call the dog ranger if their motivation is simply to feel/exert power/control…

    If their reason for calling is simply that they hate dogs I can fully empathize (especially the little yappers , all of which deserved to be punted over the fence)… I don’t see much difference between wanting to tow protestors and ridding the neighborhood of dogs…Dogs offend in so many ways (Barking, shitting, biting etc).

    If you can keep your dog under control and clean up after it, great. But offending dogs should be put down…or sent to a ‘humane’ reserve where they can all interact in Darwinian isolation…

    • Dustin

      But wouldn’t the best idea, if you hate dogs, be to NOT BUY A HOUSE NEXT TO A DOG PARK!?!?!?!?

  10. Matt Cortese
    Matt Cortese11-28-2011

    Mostly a very enjoyable podcast. I agree that Bryan’s penile snapping drop was perfect, cringe inducing and funny as hell. However people need to call Adam out for being a dick so often. Going to the store to buy some turkey because you don’t want ham? That’s the type of person who should never be invited back again.

  11. Samara

    Using fresh pie pumpkins instead of canned is only slightly harder than making your own cranberry sauce, and SO worth it. This year I even grew my own pumpkins, which is about as hard as, well, watching pumpkins grow. I realize that I sound like the Northern CA foodie snob that I am, but just a little effort and you can really have amazing, yummy food!

  12. Bishopbrady

    ACE? “Freddie goes to hollywood”?…It’s Frankie babe, believe me. Thanks Brian for the clip though.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle12-02-2011

      That was a gay test. You failed.

  13. yeah man
    yeah man11-28-2011

    yeah Dr. Bruce, not to be anus, but there is no such word as irregardless;). Love Adam’s rant on petty dog collar laws being enforced, followed by the ‘occupy’ jag – “we have laws for everything . . . we should tow them” (them refers to the protesters)
    Some takeaways:
    1 petty city ordinances should only be enforced if the people are poor protesters who annoy Adam
    2 Adam is a massive hypocrite who should never be taken seriously when talk turns social and/or political
    2 better to be funny than right because this is a comedy show?

    • Vince Clortho
      Vince Clortho11-29-2011

      Exactly…That’s why we love it, there’s no simple dichotomy.

  14. SteveP

    Bald Bryan’s drop for penile fracture was gold.

  15. Chad

    Just came to echo the sentiment–that drop was so painful sounding. I was driving to work and I had to grab my werner and shriek when I heard that.

  16. Rex Montana
    Rex Montana11-28-2011

    When Dr. Bruce is on the show, Adam should wear his driving suit, just to be a “One-Upper”. Racing suits are fabulously flamboyant but flame proof.

    Unrelated to this particular podcast, but related to the show in general:

    Adam is right. When you’re in a rut it’s because you’re comfortable in that rut. And that’s me: in a rut. So I signed up for an improv class, just because I’m no good at that. I’m terrible. So what’s the worst that could happen? Piss my pants and embarrass myself? No big deal. The key to life is to stay in first grade, and to realize you’re always in first grade. If you’re not learning, you’re dying.

    I must be nuts. (Volleyball; hit that, bitches)

  17. Gary Lee Grah
    Gary Lee Grah11-28-2011

    Bryan, Fix-a-flat, That made me laugh!

  18. Ben

    Great show… I fucking hate dawson too.

  19. dingo boy
    dingo boy11-28-2011

    my theory on the german asshole replacement story is that after all the crazy porn, that procedure is probably very common nowadays. so just took a look at the woman, and thought ‘eh, here we go again… another 8 scheduled for this afternoon. ‘

  20. Kobus Faber
    Kobus Faber11-29-2011

    I’m from South Africa, and got turned onto Adam after seeing the Pamela Anderson roast, have been listening to the podcast from the very early days, and I love it. I love the crew, and think everyone always brings their A-game. I especially love Alison!!!

    I think the show’s one of the funniest, well produced shows around(including T.V). And I love Adam’s views on…well, everything, and being a movie buff myself, kinda relates to Brian. I also listen to Larry Miller’s show.

    Thank you for giving me always something to look forward to every day.

  21. IFB

    The same arguement Adam uses against Pepperoni Pizza is the same arguement he used for Pumpkin Pie.

  22. papaskot

    was that noise alison made during the penis breaking story an orgasm or what

  23. cow13

    pumpkin pie is awful. pumpkin pie is the only thing that tarnishes the name of pie. the pie is a superior pastry in every way, except for pumpkin pie. pumpkin pie is the 924 porsche of pies.

  24. Diavik

    Larry Sinclair would be an interesting guest to have on the podcast. lol

  25. Jenn

    Two words: Plumpkin pie! How did this genius pun manage to get so passed over?!

  26. Victor

    Hey Aceman fans, anyone know the name of the acoustic instrumental song that was played at the beginning of this ep during the “go to meeting” advertisement bit? Thanks in advance!

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