(a woman walks up to the admit desk)
Liz: Excuse me. (Jerry looks up) My breasts hurt.
Jerry: (long pause) Okay...
Liz: Dr. Carter, please.
Jerry: And your name again?
Liz: Proserpina, daughter of Ceres, who was whisked away into the dark, dank bowels of the underworld by Pluto, who not only had his way with her, but also forced her to eat three red, ripe, dripping pomegranate seeds.
Jerry: (to Carol, in a hushed tone) And to think you could have missed all this...
Mark: Talked to Carol yet?
Doug: I tried to; Taglieri showed up.
Mark: You're not surprised, are you, Doug? I mean, they've been going out for a while. You didn't expect her to pine away for you forever, did you?
Doug: No, I didn't.
Mark: Just hoped she would?
Doug: (he laughs uncomfortably) Yeah! Hey, nobody likes being replaced. (Mark scoffs at him) Alright, I did it first, although for the life of me I can't remember why.
Mark: Ah! Maybe it's just because you're stupid, childish, immature...
Doug: (laughs again) I get the point!
(Dr. Ross is walking down the hall)
Langworthy: Have you seen Morgenstern?
Ross: No. (he keeps walking)
Greene: Doug, have you seen Susan?
Doug: Am I the hall monitor? No!
Jerry: Hey, Carol, I hope you don't mind that we were joking with you earlier.
Carol: (with a straight face) You don't think attempted suicide is something to joke about?
Carter: Have we...? Excuse me...
Carol: (extending her hand to shake his) Carol Hathaway.
Carter: Right! I met you my first day.
Carter: Oh! My last... Or so I thought.
Carol: (standing at the door to the admit area) I'm here to unload that new shipment of barbiturates.
(Susan and Jerry look up)
Susan: Hey! (goes over and hugs her) At least you didn't kill off your sense of humor.
Carol: No, just a few brain cells.
Carol: Hey, Jerry. (they share a huge hug) Jerry... Jerry... you're killing me!
(he lets her go and they all laugh)
Jerry: Not like you haven't tried already.
Rosemary Clooney ("Madame X"/Mary Cavanaugh) is George Clooney's aunt. However, the two never shared a scene together in either of her ER appearances (she was also a guest star later in the season in "The Gift").
Music: "Nice 'n' Easy," words and music by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Lew Spence (sung by "Madame X"/Mary Cavanaugh, portrayed by Rosemary Clooney); "Time Flies," words and music by Jimmy Webb (sung by "Madame X"/Mary Cavanaugh); "Route 66," words and music by Bobby Troup (sung by "Madame X"/Mary Cavanaugh)
Rosemary Clooney ("Madame X"/Mary Cavanaugh) was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Guest Actress category for her work in this episode.
Jerry: And your name again?
Proserpina is the Roman name for the Greek mythology goddess Persephone, born to Ceres (Demeter) and Jupiter (Zeus). Persephone was abducted by Pluto (Hades) and made queen of the underworld. Ceres, who was the goddess of agriculture and crops, refused to let the earth produce its fruits until her daughter was returned to her, but because Proserpina had eaten some pomegranate seeds in the other world, she was obliged to spend a season of every year there. Proserpina's story symbolizes the return of spring and the life and growth of corn.
Cvetic: So, are you ready to try some of those questions?
Madame X: Like on Jeopardy!?
Jeopardy! is an American quiz show with an extremely long broadcast history (1964-present) that features trivia in topics such as history, literature, the arts, pop culture and science. The show boasts a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of an answer, and must phrase their responses in the form of a question.
Timmy: (to Carol) Hey! Welcome back to Beirut!
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. It was the site of extreme violence and bloodshed during the Lebanese Civil War (1975 to 1990).