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Frequently Asked Questions about ER.

This FAQ about ER was compiled and written by Rose Cooper cooper@acm.cse.msu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

MeMiceElfAnI Productions Copyright 1997-99 by Rose Cooper; content cannot be used without expressed written permission of the author.

-1.1 What is "ER"?
ER is a weekly one-hour television drama on NBC that takes ...
-1.2 What does "ER" stand for?
[Truth, Justice, And The American Way. Oh, sorry. That`s CCH Pounder....
-1.3 When does "ER" come on television?
[Note on time zone abbreviations--...
-1.32 ER on Satellite dishes:
If you have a satellite dish and live in North America,...
-1.33 ER on International television
[NOTE: The information here is only as good (or bad) as ...
-1.33 ER in UK (SKY ONE AND CHANNEL 4)
[NOTE: detailed UK-specific information is now available in ...
-1.33 ER in Australia and Latin America
Australian television airs ER on Channel 9 on ...
-1.33 ER in Europe
German television is currently showing the second ...
-1.33 ER in Japan and Elsewhere
Japan`s NHK began showing ER in April `96. It ...
-1.4 Who produces the show? (ER)
Created by: Michael ...
-2.1 What is the name of [Character X]? Who does [Actor X] play? (ER)
2.11 Main cast:...
-2.12 ER Supporting cast (currently active):
Nurse Conni Oligario, played by Conni Marie ...
-2.13 ER Recurring Cast:
(Note: I define a recurring character as ...
-2.14 ER Miscellaneous Recurring Characters
(The following characters appear frequently on the show ...
-2.15 ER Former Supporting/Recurring Cast Members
The following characters appear to be gone from the ...
-2.2 Who has joined/will join the cast in the fifth season? (ER)
Kellie Martin, star of stellar productions such as (in the words ...
-2.3 Who has left/will be leaving the cast in/after the fifth season? (ER)
Maria Bello [that ol' Young Female Doctor Void-creator herself], ...
-2.4 ...so, are any of the Old Hats stayin'? (ER)
Sure. In fact, most of them are....
-3.1 What happened in (Episode X)? (ER)
3.11 Episode List [note: only original US NBC air dates ...
-3.12.1 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[Extended summaries are available from episodes #114 on the Alt.TV.ER ...
-3.12.2 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[111] {#11}--The Gift (94 Dec 15)...
-3.12.3 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[123] {#23}--Love Among The Ruins (95 May 4)...
-3.12.4 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[206] {#31}--Days Like This (95 Nov 2)...
-3.12.5 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[215] {#40}--Baby Shower (96 Feb 15)...
-3.12.6 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[302] {#49}--Let The Games Begin (96 Oct 3)...
-3.12.7 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[310] {#57}--Homeless for the Holidays (96 Dec 19)...
-3.12.8 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[317] {#64}--Tribes (97 Apr 10)...
-3.12.9 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[404] {#73}--When The Bough Breaks (97 Oct 16)...
-3.12.10 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[413] {#82}--Carter's Choice (98 Jan 29)...
-3.12.11 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
[422] {#91}--A Hole In The Heart (98 May 14)...
-3.12.12 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)
*[506] {#97}--Stuck On You (98 Nov 5)...
-4.0 Filmographies of the "ER" actors
[Filmographies courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)...
-4.01 George Clooney (Dr. Doug Ross) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.02 Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.03 Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.04 Julianna Margulies (Nurse Carol Hathaway): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.05 Gloria Reuben (P.A. Jeanie Boulet): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.06 Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.07 Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.08 Jorja Fox [aka Jorjan Fox] (Dr. Maggie Doyle): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.09 John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.10 William H. Macy (Dr. David Morgenstern; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.11 Abraham Benrubi (Jerry Markovic): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.12 Conni Marie Brazelton (Nurse Conni Oligario): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.13 Ellen Crawford (Nurse Lydia Wright): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.14 Deezer D (Nurse Malik McGrath): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.15 Christine Harnos (Jennifer Greene): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.16 Yvette Freeman (Nurse Haleh Adams) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.17 Lily Mariye (Nurse Lily Jarvik): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.18 Vanessa Marquez (Nurse Wendy Goldman): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.19 Kristin Minter (Randi Fronczak): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.20 Charles Noland (E. Ray Bozeman): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.21 CCH Pounder (Dr. Angela Hicks; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.22 Ving Rhames (Walt; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.23 Maria Bello (Dr. Anna Del Amico; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.24 Laura Ceron (Nurse Chuny Marquez) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.25 Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.26 Mariska Hargitay (Cynthia Hooper; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.27 Michael Ironside (Dr. William "Wild Willie" Swift; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.28 Clancy Brown (Dr. Ellis West; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.29 Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.30 Trevor Morgan (Scotty Anspaugh; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.31 Jonathan Scarfe (Chase Carter) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.32 Frances Sternhagen (Millicent "Gamma" Carter) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.33 Michele Morgan (EMT/Paramedic Allison Beaumont) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.34 Yvonne Zima (Rachel Greene): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.35 Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis; link only): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.36 Kellie Martin (Lucy Knight): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.37 Matthew Glave (Dr. Dale Edson): (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.38 Gedde Watanabe (Nurse Yosh Takata) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.39 Penny Johnson (Nurse Lynette Evans) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-4.40 Mare Winningham (Dr. Amanda Lee) (Filmographies of the "ER" actors)
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-5.01 Where does "ER" take place?
ER takes place in Cook County General Hospital, and is ...
-5.02 Where is "ER" filmed?
ER is filmed both in California and in Chicago. ...
-5.03 What are some other "ER"-like shows on television?
Debuting the same week as ER was CBS`s Chicago Hope, ...
-5.05 Why does "ER" show reruns all the time?
More so than most shows, the fans of ER definitely ...
-5.06 What is "ER: The Movie"?
This is a title sometimes used to refer to the two-hour pilot ...
-5.07 How does "ER" perform in the ratings?
ER ended its fourth season one place behind Seinfeld, and ...
-5.08 How can I get copies of past episodes on videotape? (ER)
As stated previously, there is only one episode of ER ...
-5.09 How can I contact the actors on the show? (ER)
You can send your letters to:...
-5.10 How can I submit a script to "ER"
-5.11 Is "ER" in syndication?
The cable channel TNT (Turner Network Television) has ...
-5.12 What Emmy award(s) was "ER" nominated for this year?
The 1997-1998 Emmy nominations were announced on July 23, 1998....
-5.121 What other awards has "ER" been nominated for/won? (ER)
To date, ER has received 14 Emmys....
-5.13 Does Michael Crichton have any real medical experience? (ER)
Michael Crichton graduated from Harvard Medical School....
-5.14 Why was Carter around for so long as just a medical student? (ER)
In real life, the rotation for a medical ER student ...
-5.15 Why was Carter referred to as "Doctor" while he was still a student? (ER)
The explanation given is that patients are made to feel ...
-5.16 Is Carter wealthy? (ER)
In the episode Love Among the Ruins [123], it's ...
-5.17 Is [Character X] a resident or an attending physician? (ER)
*As we near the middle of season five, this is the lineup, ...
-5.18 Did Carol try to commit suicide? Why? (ER)
In the show`s pilot episode, 24 Hours, Carol ...
-5.19 So, are Doug and Carol hitched yet? (ER)
At a time before the first episode took place, Carol and ...
-5.20 Was/is Doug an alcoholic? (ER)
Early in the series, much was made of Doug`s ...
-5.21 Does Doug have a son? (ER)
Yes. Though the writers seem to have forgotten it. Thank goodness....
-5.221 Are George Clooney and Rosemary Clooney related? (ER)
Rosemary Clooney, a prominent cabaret singer from the `40s ...
-5.222 Are George Clooney and Nick Clooney related? (ER)
Again, yes! Nick Clooney is George`s father (and Rosemary`...
-5.23 Is George Clooney leaving the show? (ER)
Yep. The end of the fifth season will be his last as a regular. ...
-5.24 Is Sherry Stringfield ever coming back? (ER)
The short answer is: We don`t know....
-5.26 Was Harper`s name "Harper Tracy" or "Tracy Harper"? (ER)
It`s Harper Tracy. Her first name is Harper, and her ...
-5.27 What`s the cause of Kerry Weaver`s disability? (ER)
The source of Kerry`s leg injury has never been mentioned ...
-5.28 What`s the "Top Gun" connection to "ER"? (ER)
Several ER actors appeared in the film _Top Gun_, ...
-5.29 What`s the "China Beach" connection to "ER"? (ER)
One of ER`s writer/producers, John Wells, served a ...
-5.30 What`s the "St. Elsewhere" connection to "ER"? (ER)
Eric Laneuville, who played orderly Luther Hawkins on St....
-5.31 Why did Mark and his wife split up? (ER)
The troubled marriage of Mark and Jennifer (or Jenn) ...
-5.32 Are Mark and Susan going to get together? (ER)
Always good friends, it looked as if Mark and Susan ...
-5.331 Did Amanda Plummer play Susan`s sister Chloe? (ER)
No. This is a very common misapprehension, however....
-5.332 Does Mariska Hargitay (Cynthia Hooper) look like Sandra Bullock? (ER)
Yes, definitely....
-5.34 Where did Div Cvetic (Susan`s boyfriend) disappear to? (ER)
During the first season, Susan dated one of the ...
-5.35 Where did Randi go? (Recurring characters) (ER)
Randi (as well as E. Ray, Dr. Morganstern, and ...
-5.36 Where did "Wild Willie" go? (ER)
In the episode Sleepless in Chicago [118], Dr. ...
-5.37 Where did Bob go? (ER)
A timid Polish woman who worked in the ER during the ...
-5.371 I`ve seen some people on the Internet use the term "bobbed" in reference to "ER". What does it mean? (ER)
As mentioned in the previous question, Bob was a character ...
-5.372 ...And what about "Doyled"? (ER)
On a.t.e., the always-effervescent catherine yronwode (who, ...
-5.38 What does "CCH" mean in "CCH Pounder"? (ER)
CCH Pounder is the actress who plays Dr. Angela Hicks, ...
-5.39 What does Quentin Tarantino have to do with "ER"?
The popular director of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs ...
-5.391 Are any other famous directors slated to work on "ER"?
It was reported not too long ago that Joel ...
-5.40 Which "ER" characters are Jewish?
In A Miracle Happens Here [210], Mark Greene ...
-5.41 I heard something on the news about the guy who plays Malik. What happened? (ER)
[HE DID IT!!!. Or was it The Paramedic?]...
-5.43 Did "ER" go live?
You betcha! Needless to say, this was an enormous challenge,...
-5.44 Who played the sleeping doctor in the 9/26/96 episode? (ER)
In Dr. Carter, I Presume [301], Carter has to wake up ...
-5.45 When did Peter and Jeanie date? (ER)
From the moment Jeanie Boulet was introduced on the show ...
-5.46 Is Peter HIV-positive? (ER)
No....
-5.48 Who assaulted Mark Greene? (ER)
In Random Acts [320], Mark is the victim of a ...
-5.49 Is it "Jorja Fox" or "Jorjan Fox"? (ER)
The actress who plays Dr. Maggie Doyle currently ...
-5.50 Is Maggie Doyle gay? (ER)
It looks that way. While spending some time with ...
-5.51 Who is currently the ER`s chief resident?
At the end of the second season (John Carter, M.D.,...
-5.52 Who wrote the famous "book" about the ER staff? (new info in SPOILER space) (ER)
**NOTE**: This section contains potential spoiler info; if you do not ...
-5.53 Did Dennis Gant commit suicide? (ER)
In Night Shift [311], the troubled Dennis Gant left ...
-5.54 Who was Kerry Weaver`s African boyfriend? (ER)
Even though she became a main character in the ...
-5.55 Why do the "ER" lockers "move"? Do nurses have lockers? What kinds of production mistakes have been made on "ER"? Must All "ER" Characters, Eventually, Scromp? (ER FAQtoids) (ER)
*You've seen them, I'm sure: the Majical Mistikal Moving Lockers; ...
-6.1 How realistic is "ER"?
The question that gets asked the most about ER when it comes to ...
-6.2 What is the general schedule for becoming a doctor? (ER)
After completing college or university, the prospective ...
-6.21 What's the chain of command like?
The chain of command is very confusing. Donald Anspaugh is ...
-6.3 Emergency medicine: More than you ever wanted to know (ER)
The International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) was formed ...
-6.4 I want to learn more! Give me something to read! (ER)
The definitive textbook for this specialty is Emergency Medicine:...
-6.51 What do all those medical terms mean? (ER) A-C
The technical reader will, hopefully, forgive me for ...
-6.52 What do all those medical terms mean? (ER) C-F
+ Chem 7: A blood test to measure blood urea nitrogen (BUN), ...
-6.53 What do all those medical terms mean? (ER) G-O
+ Glasgow Coma Score (or scale, depending on who you talk to): ...
-6.54 What do all those medical terms mean? (ER) P-Z
+ Pulse Oximetry (pulse ox): Arguably one of the most ...
-6.6 What's this rib spreader thing, and what's a thoracotomy? (ER)
There's a really cool and incredibly gory picture of one in action ...
-6.7 What does "DNR" mean, and when can it be applied? (ER)
Recently, western medicine has been faced with a bit of a dilemma -- ...
-6.8 A request (ER)
I mentioned up in the definitions section something about taking a ...
-6.9 References, thanks, and further readings (ER)
I've spent the past three months mired in research papers (in ...
-7.1 Can I buy a soundtrack of "ER" music?
[*May* I buy a soundtrack...]...
-7.2 Who wrote the theme music for "ER"?
The ER theme was composed by James Newton Howard. Mr. Howard ...
-7.3.1 "Third-party" songs used in "ER"
[What was that song playing at the beginning of...?]...
-7.3.2 "Third-party" songs used in "ER"
- In a fit of pique [no, not really. I just like that partic'lar ...
-7.4 Is there any musical talent on "ER"?
[Does a bear sh--]Why, yes, there sure is!...
-8.1 Are there any books about the show? (ER)
Yes. One is called Behind the Scenes at ER, written by ...
-8.2 Where can I go on the Internet to learn more about "ER"?
There is a newsgroup devoted to discussion of the show,...
-8.3 What's a "spoiler" and why does it upset some people? (ER)
With so many TV shows featuring cliffhanger-type plots this spring,...
-8.31 Any other "Rules Of The Road" for unsuspecting newbies? (ER)
[...you know, Road, as in Information Su-- Gak. I loathe that term.]...
-8.4 Where can I chat online with others about "ER"?
WEB BBS:
-8.5 Is there any "ER" fan fiction out there?
Yes, quite a bit. And, as of April 30, 1998, there is a place ...
-8.6 Thanks! (ER)
Many thanks are due to the following people for their help ...









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