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50 ccs
There's been a raccoon accident at an accordion bacchanalia! Double doses!
Title text: There's been a raccoon accident at an accordion bacchanalia! Double doses!

Explanation

In medicine, "cc" usually means "cubic centimeter", and is often called that by medical personnel. A cubic centimeter is equal to 1 ml (milliliter), so "50 CCs" usually means 50 ml of a certain medicine. In this case however, the doctor has not told the nurse to bring 50 CCs of a medicine; she needs to write "hiccup vaccine" 25 times, with both words containing the letter combination "cc", so she needs to write those combination 50 times. That is the joke is is that of CC literally means the two letters c and c - so 25 cc would be "cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc" which is sufficent c's to spell hiccup 25 times -- however the nurse would have to bring the additional letters as well.

There's no vaccine against hiccups.

The title text text refers to a fictional event with four words containing "cc" (raccoon, accident, accordion, bacchanalia), which means she needs to write "cc" 100 times. Referring to the 50 CCs from above, this would be a double dosage.

Transcript

[Ponytail in a doctor's coat, walks right while reading from a clipboard, passing Cueball walking the other way while she talks to Megan walking in front of her.]
Ponytail: Nurse, bring me 50 CCs!
Ponytail: I need to write "hiccup vaccine" 25 times!


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