A young friend at work told me there was this great SNL routine about a woman in charge of an emergency room, who keeps telling people with serious injuries to "simmer down now." She repeats this whenever they try to get attention. I get the idea how this could be funny, making fun of how irritating and perhaps stupid she is.
She sent me the video link. Perhaps the writers are basing this on an actual emergency room person they have encountered (in New York? Well, maybe). Scene up: Beehive hairdo. Woman speaks. Strong Southern accent.
And I thought This just never ends, does it? Everything is culture war, to let you know who you are supposed to dislike.