Season 5 Episode 4

Dawn Budge II

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2007 on FX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Sean and Christian go into the recovery room to chack on Dawn, and she "tells" them about the stool samples, she has the words "Bird Flu?" written on her chalkboard. As they leave the room, she puts the chalkboard down and you can see that it says "Who do I have to screw around here to get a smoothie?", a phrase she had written down in a previous scene.

  • Quotes

    • Christian: Why would someone do that?!
      Liz: For the thrill of getting away with it... or maybe because brown is the new black... how the hell am I supposed to know?!

    • Dawn: And hey! What's the deal with that female surgeon on the show?! She's going off like a size a week! Somebody has to tell her to lay off the food. They will start oinking
      at her! It ain't easy to find a swimsuit! Tell her that!

    • Sean: You must have been terrified!
      Dawn: Terrified?! Try scared shitless.

    • Sean: Just stay away from me.
      Eden: Stay away from you or from Annie? What's your real fear, Sean, that I'll corrupt Annie or that I'll corrupt you?

    • Eden: (about Sean's relationship with Kate) I know you fantasize about me while you're pumping away on little Miss Jenny Craig.
      Sean: Jesus Christ.
      Eden: Does fatty dumpster swallow? I bet she's too worried about the calories.

    • Dawn: (before anesthesia) I am not going under until the doctor promises me a visit to the set.
      Sean: Dawn, we've been over this. I make a point of not mixing the two worlds.
      Dawn: Are you ashamed of me, Dr. McNamara?
      Sean: Frankly, yes.

  • Notes

    • For this episode, and Rachel Ben Natan, Oliver Platt was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series.

    • Music Featured In This Episode:

      Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John
      Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
      Gnossienne No. 4 by Erik Satie
      Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      Shake That Ass Bitch by Splack Pack

    • Oliver Platt (Freddie), Portia De Rossi (Olivia) and Rosie O'Donnell (Dawn) were credited as "Special Guest Stars". At the same time, O'Donnell received the "And" credit.

    • Although listed in the opening credits, John Hensley and Kelly Carlson do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Eden: I know you fantasize about me while you're pumping away on little Miss Jenny Craig.

      This is an allusion to the actress Jenny Craig, who some time ago suffered problems of exceeded obesity, but later on overcame them with a fitness program.