Most lawyers would not be the victims of stupid lawyer courtroom stunts but here are some.
Lawyer: How many autopsies do you do on dead people?
Doctor: We only do them on dead people. Live ones tend to object.
Lawyer: Why would they object?
Doctor: Because it would hurt and it isn’t like the skit in Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. You can’t live without a liver.
Moral of this story, Doctor. Only answer yes/no. Otherwise, you are opening the door to the stupid questions. Where was the judge in all this. Oh, under the table laughing.
Here is another one:
Lawyer: How did you know Mr. Johnson was dead?
Doctor: Well his brain is in a jar filled with formaldehyde on my desk.
Lawyer: Why is his brain on your desk.
Doctor: (Can’t believe what he is hearing and it is time to break out the Pythonesque sarcasm). He came into my office and said “My brain hurts!”
Lawyer: You could have given that poor man an aspirin. I want the good doctor arrested for murder Your Honor! Your Honor?
The judge is falling all over his desk laughing himself into a possible heart attack.
Moral of story: Make sure growing lawyers got those questions out of their system in law school. You can see the silliness and possible tragedies that can come out of this.