3 Lbs.

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (20)

  • Dr. Seger: Then I should go take polyps off colons, because I can't screw around in somebody's head not know whose soul I'm bumping up against.

  • Dr. Holland: That's the beauty of being human. There's not another species for a billion miles that can make itself scared. We think too much.

  • (Carrying his belongings in a box, Dr. Seger is led by Melania to Dr. Hanson's office) Melania: He's expecting you for a patient consult in his office; they're about to start. Dr. Seger: Right now? I haven't even unpacked my things! Melania: Why don't you leave them in the box? See how it goes?

  • Dr. Seger: Working here is all I've thought about since I became a surgeon. Melania: Mm-hmm. Dr. Seger: When I had my interview with Dr. Hanson, I had no idea the position would come up so soon. Melania: Yeah. The turnover here is fairly high.

  • (Dr.Seger arrives at the hospital in a cab) Melania: Dr. Seger? Dr. Seger: Yeah. Melania: I'm Melania Ortiz. Dr. Seger: Melania, in person! Jonathan. I can't thank you enough for all your help with the move. Melania: Mm-hmm. Dr. Hanson asked me to come meet you… You're late.

  • Dr.Seger: Mr. Marks, we’re scheduled to get that bullet out of your head tomorrow. We’re also going to drain the subdural hematoma ok? Dr.Flores: Said he had some pain in his face Dr.Seger: Uh, James? (leans down towards james) Can you show me- James: Come near me and I’ll rip your throat out of your head!

  • Dr.Hanson: Why do you do this Seger? Dr.Seger: Care? Dr.Hanson: Oh stop, that’s too easy. No, try to put yourself in their shoes? Dr.Seger: Oh, because fourth year I took a seminar entitled “Putting Yourself in Their Shoes”.

  • Dr.Hanson: Mrs. Larsen is having drop attacks which are rapidly becoming more frequent; every three hours and the seizures are cutting oxygen off to her baby. Dr.Holland: Anti-convulsants? Dr.Hanson: Mmm-hmm. She's maxed out on two of them. The seizures continue, I'll consider a corpus callosotomy and you'll monitor side effects. Dr.Holland: (To Dr.Seger)What was your problem? Dr.Seger: It's the tumor killing her. She could miscarry whether or not she gets radiation.

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Notes (11)

  • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: July 2, 2007 on SBS 6 Slovakia: September 3, 2009 on Markiza

  • The title of the show "3 Lbs." is referencing that the average human brain weighs approximately three pounds.

  • Show Theme Song:

  • "Calling All Angels" by Train
  • Featured Music:
  • "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
  • "Fix You" by Coldplay
  • "Cannonball" by Damien Rice
  • Originally, Barry Levinson was directing the pilot but Davis Guggenheim took over directing duties.

  • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: July 9, 2007 on Net 5 Slovakia: September 10, 2009 on Markiza

  • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: July 16, 2007 on Net 5 Slovakia: September 17, 2009 on Markiza

  • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: July 23, 2007 on Net 5 Slovakia: September 24, 2009 on Markiza

  • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: July 30, 2007 on Net 5 Slovakia: October 1, 2009 on Markiza

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Trivia (1)

  • Early in the episode, there is a mathematical goof. The patient is told, "Of the 20 faces you were shown only once, you incorrectly identified 62% as repeats." (This would require a fractional incorrect identification of a face).

Allusions (1)

  • Spock Adrienne: He is not Spock you know. Spock, or Mr. Spock, is a main character from the original "Star Trek" TV series. Mr. Spock is one of the most enduring characters from American 1960s television. He is part alien: half-Vulcan, half-Human. Although Spock identified himself as Vulcan, he had an ongoing internal conflict between the reason and logic of his Vulcan half and the emotion and intuition of his human half.