It's fun to imagine that the Team Fortress 2 "Meet the ___" videos all spring magically from some Valve team giggle-fest. In reality, however, they require some real thought and work. The Team Fortress blog has posted the story behind the recently released "Meet the Medic" video, and it went through more iterations than you might think.
Ideas ranged from a Medic vacation to the origin of the Medigun, and a few made it into the final product. The article includes a few outtakes from early work on the short. You can see one of them above, which played on clichéd "don't you die on me" moments often seen in film and television. Head over to the Team Fortress blog for the full story and more outtakes.