TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Romance
The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.
Goran Visnjic named his own character after the writers were unable to develop an appropriately Croatian name. The character is named for Visnjic's nephew (Luka) and his best friend (Kovac).
Larry took a bunch of pills, drank a bottle of gin, slit his wrists, and jumped into Lake Michigan.
Patient: Larry really wanted to die.
Abby Lockhart: Oh man, I uh...
Patient: Don't worry dear, you're really very good at this.
Patient: Yeah, everybody loves your sessions.
Stanley: Everybody except ...
Doctors and nurses frequently wear their stethoscopes backwards - with the binaural pointed toward the back of the head rather than the face - while listening to heart or lung sounds. In reality, this would not allow the listener to hear ANYTHING, as sound would be transmitted into the skin at the back of the outer ear rather than down the ear canal.
During Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) on 1 Feb. 2004, a storm of controversy erupted over the halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. When the episode ER (1994) episode "Touch and Go" was set to first air on 5 Feb., the episode was under a scrutiny over the fact that it would featured an elderly woman's bare breasts. In light of all the media attention, the episode aired with the woman's breasts obscured. However, the episode continues to air in re-runs and syndication in its uncensored form.