History YMMV / ER

23rd Mar '18 9:28:52 AM spydre
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* HollywoodHomely: Carter is meant to be seen as virtuous and noble for embracing his girlfriend's inner beauty after her mastectomy, but it is somewhat undermined by the fact that is girlfriend is still ''RebeccaDeMornay''.

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* HollywoodHomely: Carter is meant to be seen as virtuous and noble for embracing his girlfriend's inner beauty after her mastectomy, but it is somewhat undermined by the fact that is girlfriend is still ''RebeccaDeMornay''.''Rebecca De Mornay''.
23rd Mar '18 9:27:02 AM spydre
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* HollywoodHomely: Carter is meant to be seen as virtuous and noble for embracing his girlfriend's inner beauty after her mastectomy, but it is somewhat undermined by the fact that is girlfriend is still ''RebeccaDeMornay''.
24th Feb '18 6:22:33 PM DrOO7
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** Inverted with Creator/NasimPedrad. Despite ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' being designated as the "Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players", she spent two years on ''ER'' as a nurse ''before'' finding fame on ''SNL''.
23rd Jan '18 8:02:05 AM Pren
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* ValuesDissonance: The moral that Frank's casual racism should be excused because of his family issues would never fly today.
17th Dec '17 10:49:24 PM DrOO7
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** Steve Curtis goes from DeadbeatDad to armed robber and in his final appearances, shoots up the ER, injuring several staff members and possibly killing others so as to kidnap Sam and their son so that they can be together as a family again. He then shoots his two accomplices and rapes Sam under the delusion that they are now reconciled. No one grieved when Sam fatally shot him in what was technically murder (he was asleep on the ground, not an immediate threat to her).



* NauseaFuel: Many, many of the patients' injuries. Carter gets queasy in the pilot seeing a man with a severe knife-wound.

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* NauseaFuel: Many, many of the patients' injuries. Carter gets queasy in the pilot seeing a man with a severe knife-wound. knife-wound, Morris retches while treating a woman who immolated herself, guilt-ridden after injuring her baby in a car accident.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Morris started out as an annoying, bumbling, incompetent idiot who everyone hated. Bit by bit, he got his act together and improved and by the time the show ended, he was one of the best doctors in the hospital who everyone respected.
28th Nov '17 4:10:28 PM HamburgerTime
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Viewers often complained about this in the show's later seasons, noting that characters grappling with a personal issue would always find themselves treating a patient who was also dealing with it, and that said patient would end up giving them some insight on how to handle it (or ''not'' handle it).

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Viewers often complained about this in the show's later seasons, noting that characters grappling with a personal issue would always find themselves treating a patient who was also dealing with it, and that said patient would end up giving them some insight on how to handle it (or ''not'' handle it).it).
** Even in earlier seasons, the show would waste no time in talking about how inefficient the American healthcare system is, how corrupt the pharmaceutical industry is and how honest doctors only work with them because there's no other option, and so on.
15th Nov '17 7:28:25 PM DrOO7
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* ToughActToFollow: In 1999, for the first time ever, the show aired a new episode on Thanksgiving night [[note]] Holidays are typically designated for repeats or replaced with something else altogether [[/note]], with Carol Hathaway giving birth to her's and Doug's twins. The high ratings for the episode apparently inspired TPTB to continue this tradition for subsequent Thanksgivings, only for none of the other episodes to be even remotely as exciting or interesting as the first.

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* ToughActToFollow: In 1999, for the first time ever, the show aired a new episode on Thanksgiving night [[note]] Holidays are typically designated for repeats or replaced with something else altogether [[/note]], with Carol Hathaway giving birth to her's and Doug's twins. The high ratings for the episode apparently inspired TPTB to continue this tradition for subsequent Thanksgivings, only for none of the other episodes to episodes--with the exception of Season 10's "Freefall"--to be even remotely as exciting or interesting as the first.
14th Nov '17 7:58:52 PM DrOO7
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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite the complete asshole he turned into in his last year, it's hard not to feel sorry for Romano when (a) he loses his arm and can't perform surgery anymore, especially since he was damn good at it, and (b) When he's crushed to death by a falling helicopter.
--->'''Romano''': ''(his last word as the helicopter plunges towards him)'' "[[BigNo NOOOOOO!]]"



* AngstWhatAngst: Sam is kidnapped by her ex-husband, witnesses him murder his two cohorts, is raped by him, shoots him in what's more-or-less self-defense. . .and is completely over it by the end of the next episode after the DA decides not to press charges.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Sam is kidnapped by her ex-husband, witnesses him murder his two cohorts, is raped by him, shoots him in what's more-or-less self-defense. . .and is completely over it by the end of the next episode after the DA decides not to press charges. In fact, a good chunk of characters who went through some kind of trauma got over pretty quickly.
12th Nov '17 11:13:12 PM DrOO7
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* TheUntwist: Kerry and the police question a traumatized little girl who was present when her drug-dealing father was shot. The child blithely admits that ''she'' shot her father. When Kerry gently asks if he was abusing her, the girl says it was because he wouldn't let her watch TV. It seems like the revelation that she's an EnfantTerrible, until she elaborates that ''he'' threatened to shoot ''her'' if she turned on the TV while he was napping, "so I shot him first", meaning that Kerry's first instinct was correct.
11th Nov '17 10:55:36 AM DrOO7
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* DesignatedVillain: Roger during the custody battle over Reese. Despite the fact that he's been in Reese's life almost as long as Benton and has just as much right to him, he's viewed as the bad guy, even though at one point, he offers Benton full custody as long as he gets visitation, which Benton stubbornly refuses, only to have the judge hand down virtually the same arrangement.
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