TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Romance
The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.
George Clooney's character was originally going to be called Tom Ross, and Julianna Margulies was going to be called Barb Hathaway.
Dr. Ray Barnett:
Nurse Sam Taggart: Too early. We like bagels in the morning.
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.
A way to determine the difference between time zone broadcasts of the 1997 live episode is to look at the scene with the man on the gurney who loses it and threatens people with a scalpel. In the east coast broadcast seen by most of the country, the scene went as scripted. In the second broadcast, the man accidentally knocks the instruments off the table and recovered by holding out his arms to keep the others away, still in character.