Chicago Hope

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Quotes (59)

  • Arthur: This is my procedure! Jeffrey: You'll get full credit doctor, I promise - especially if he dies.

  • Jeffrey: All my life I've always wanted to be a Pip.... What do you think Camille? Camille: I've always considered you a complete Pip.

  • Jeffrey: Who's gonna choose? I'm not gonna play god.

  • Jeffrey: Camille said . . . she said everything I do is really about Joey. My son. She's right, isn't she? Aaron: I don't know. Jeffrey: The McKinnon baby had a purpose. I've asked myself so many times what was Joey's purpose, if a baby's going to only live less than a year. Maybe some babies don't live long enough to serve their purpose. I think I finally understand Joey's. Aaron: What was it? Jeffrey: To allow me to love him. And I did, Aaron. I loved him so much. Too much for God to take him away from me. Aaron: I know that. Jeffrey: I haven't let him go yet. I still can't let him go. Aaron: I know that, too.

  • Thurmond (to Aldrich): You're in no position to call my ass puffy.

  • Kadalski: I'm the hospital psychiatrist...How do you feel? Nyland: My arm hurts. Kadalski: No, no! I mean emotionally! Nyland: My arm hurts.

  • Jeffrey: Chips regimen? Aaron: C.H.I.P.S. -- Cocaine, Hawaii, Ice Cream, Prednisone and Sex -- it's the neurology slang for surrender.

  • Dr. Thurmond (to Nurse Petty): The man at the head of the table is the anesthesiologist. His job is to keep the patient from running away.

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Notes (176)

  • Music: The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia

  • This is the first appearance of HMO executive Jonathan Saunders who has a recurring part throughout the years.

  • Music: Tower of Power - So Very Hard To Go Mandy Patinkin - I Dreamed a Dream

  • Tim Suhrstedt, the Director of Photography, won the 1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Series for his work on this episode.

  • Roma Maffia (Angela Giandamenicio) and E.G. Marshall (Dr. Arthur Thurmond) do not appear in this episode.

  • Music: Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness

  • Music: The Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving

  • Dr. Karen Antonovich joins the staff of Chicago Hope.

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Trivia (137)

  • Dr. Watters is identified as the "head of the department". However, it isn't specified which department.

  • Phillip discloses that Jeffrey had a son who died when he was less than a year old. The next episode, we learn that his son drowned.

  • Dr. Thurmond is 76 years old.

  • Dr. Antonovich is identified as being a transplant surgeon from a Texas hospital.

  • We learn that house counsel Alan Birch has been dubbed "The Eel" by the staff.

  • Camille is identified as the head OR nurse.

  • We learn that Jeffrey's son died six years earlier.

  • It isn't reasonable to think that a man would introduce his friend and himself (with their full names) to a woman if he thought she was a prostitute.

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Allusions (50)

  • Title: Over The Rainbow Over the Rainbow is an allusion to The Wizard Of Oz.

  • Title: You Gotta Have Heart There is a season six episode named Y'Gotta Have Heart. When played in syndication, they often mix up these two episodes and play them out of sequence for the season showing.

  • Title: Death Be Proud Play on the book title Death Be Not Proud.

  • Title: The Great White Hope The Great White Hope is the name of a 1970 movie about boxing.

  • Title: Small Sacrifices Small Sacrifices is the name of a 1989 movie about a mother who attempts to murder her children.

  • Title: Cutting Edges The Cutting Edge is a 1990 movie about figure skating.

  • Plot: Phineas Gage The plot of a character having a personality change is an allusion to Phineas Gage, a worker who had a steel rod driven into his head, and had significant personality changes.

  • At the end of the episode, Geiger is feeding pigeons along Lake Michigan. Shutt walks up to him and asks him if he is poisoning them. This is a reference to a preceding episode when Geiger tell Dr. Geri Infante that he has a song in his head about poisoning pigeons as a way to keep it together when he tells a family about a death.

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