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Neela Rasgotra (Character)
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"ER: The Human Shield (#12.7)" (2005)
Dr. Ray Barnett: Hey, can I come by the house tonight, pick up my amp?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Whatever, I really don't feel like sticking around for this dumb thing. I'll ditch if you do. I've got dinner reservations at Gibson's if you want a drink for five.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Wow, I like the way you think, Roomie. Your treat, right?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: As long as you stop calling me that.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: How much trouble do you think we'll get in for not showing up?
Dr. Ray Barnett: Well, I'm not working until Saturday, so hopefully things will blown over by then.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Are you kidding me? I'm working tomorrow. That's great, Ray, now I'll get punished for the both of us.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: They want us to express our feelings about what happened today.
Dr. Luka Kovac: Well, today sucked. Good night.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Do you have something sarcastic to say?
Frank Martin: No.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [about Ray sleeping with the 14-year-old] You got off easy.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Yeah, my ass kicking was a breeze, all I had to do was lay there.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Better than going to jail.

"ER: Here and There (#11.16)" (2005)
Dr. Gregory Pratt: When was the last time you went out on a date?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Why does everybody here think I need to get laid?
Dr. Gregory Pratt: Trust me, sometimes it helps.

Dr. Greg Pratt: [about the letter Neela is writing to Gallant] Tell him to hurry up and get his ass back here in one piece. I'm tired of waiting for my rematch. Now let's get back inside.
Neela Rasgotra: [in her letter] Pratt says he misses you.

Roberto Rosales: Is it always like this?
Neela Rasgotra: Multiply the usual bus-load of colds and coughs times ten because it's February, add four for seasonal complaints - frostbites, sled accidents, tongues frozen to metal poles - double the car crashes, add your baseline chest pains, strokes, and GSWs, and this is what you get: hell frozen over.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: With all due respect, Ma'am, if your boy had a temp of 112, he'd be dead.
Angry Mother: Exactly!

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: When you have a cut, or some injury, but all you have in the house is one of those band-aids that don't even stay on, they don't really help the problem at all. This would be very nice, I'm sure. It already was... can you see what I mean?
Bret: Um... I'm a tiny band-aid?

"ER: Dream House (#12.6)" (2005)
Dr. Ray Barnett: What's the big hurry?
Neela Rasgotra: Zoe's here, she's in exam two.
Dr. Ray Barnett: [looks pleased] She is?
Neela Rasgotra: Yes, she is. Oh, and I almost forgot. She's fourteen years old.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Shut up.
Neela Rasgotra: She was born in 1990, Ray.
Dr. Ray Barnett: [shocked] What?
Neela Rasgotra: That's the decade immediately preceding the one that we're in.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Are you for real?
Neela Rasgotra: Yes. And in prison math, I believe fourteen equals 5 to 10?
Dr. Ray Barnett: Where is she?
Neela Rasgotra: [amused] Exam two. And here's the kicker, Jerry Lee, your prepubescent penis pal has Chlamydia.
Dr. Ray Barnett: I had no idea she was that young!
Neela Rasgotra: Young? She's still teething. Although, I don't know, maybe you enjoy that.
Dr. Ray Barnett: She didn't say anything, how was I supposed to know?
Neela Rasgotra: Take her out for coffee, converse with her a bit, before you start boffing and handing out house keys!
Dr. Ray Barnett: I don't card my dates, okay?
Neela Rasgotra: Oh, well maybe it's time that you started.
Dr. Ray Barnett: 1990?
Neela Rasgotra: It was a very good year for Chlamydia.

Dr. Abby Lockhart: We should take a core temp.
Neela Rasgotra: I'm not sticking anything up this monkey's ass.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: You know, if I had a nickel for everytime I said that.

Neela Rasgotra: It sounds like a bladder infection.
Zoe Butler: Oh, I figured.
Neela Rasgotra: You can get it from many things like sex. Lots of it.
Zoe Butler: I've been doing that.
Neela Rasgotra: Don't I know it.

Neela Rasgotra: I'm sorry.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Why? Because I talked myself into liking some groupie who turned out to be Hilary Duff with an STD?

"ER: ...As the Day She Was Born (#14.15)" (2008)
[Neela is looking at a picture of Abby, Luka, and Joe]
Frank Martin: You should get one of those.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: A husband or a baby?
Frank Martin: Yeah.

[Harold has decided he doesn't want to be a surgeon]
Harold Zelinsky: Neela, it's over.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Was I not a good teacher? Did we not spend enough time together?
Harold Zelinsky: We both did our best to make this work.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Well, was it something I said, or didn't say?
Harold Zelinsky: It's not you, Neela. It's me.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: The closest thing I have to a personal relationship is Harold Zelinsky, a 19-year-old intern... and he just dumped me!

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I'm a doctor, and I'm single. All I have is Project Runway!

"ER: Dream Runner (#15.12)" (2009)
[in voiceover]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: The toughest thing about being a doctor isn't the terrible hours. It isn't the loneliness, the isolation, or the knowledge that one day, we lose out to the relentless decay of the human body. No, it's something else.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [later] The toughest thing is making the right call when it counts.

[in voiceover]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: The care of every patient is a twisty maze that leads to an infinite number of potential outcomes. We hope that knowledge and experience guide us, but sometimes it becomes obvious a wrong turn was made.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [later] If only it were possible to apply the wisdom of our mistakes, go back to the fork in the road, and this time, be assertive. Choose the road we think we should take, not the path of least resistance.

[in voiceover]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: For some patients, there is no road to recovery. Nothing we do as doctors will alter the outcome. At least that's what we tell ourselves.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [later] When their way doesn't work, and your way doesn't work, you've got to accept defeat, or find another way.

"ER: Wake Up (#12.5)" (2005)
[about Clemente]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: He's kinda hot.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: I thought you had a boyfriend.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: He's at war, and so are my hormones.

[about Clemente]
Dr. Archie Morris: He's annoying.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: You said you liked his bloody shoes, you wanker!
Dr. Archie Morris: Just because he's annoying doesn't mean I can't like his shoes!

"ER: Only Connect (#11.11)" (2005)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Does every 10-year old kid have ADHD?
Nurse Sam Taggart: ADD, A Gameboy and an I-Pod

Neela Rasgotra: [about the possibility of moving in with Ray] So, we could go days without seeing each other.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Oh, months even. Welcome roomie.

"ER: Love Is a Battlefield (#15.13)" (2009)
Dr. Simon Brenner: You worked at the Jumbo Mart?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Uh, yeah, a few years ago. I was sorting things out. Wanted to make sure medicine was right for me.
Frank Martin: Thank God she came back.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Thanks Frank, that's sweet.
Frank Martin: You never made the right change.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: What does a bride wear on her fourth wedding, red or black?

"ER: Two Ships (#12.8)" (2005)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Today was so... terrifying... and amazing. There was no labs, no x-rays, no rapid infusors or cut down trays, just me. Maybe it's the adrenaline, but I feel high. I need to go back out.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Sounds like I need to call for a psych consult.

Dr. Abby Lockhart: [Abby is arguing with Neela trying to get her to stay at the hospital after smoke inhalation] Is there anything, *anything* I can say to get you to stay?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I don't think so.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: I slept with Luka!
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Yeah, nice try.

"ER: In a Different Light (#14.2)" (2007)
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: Any trouble voiding?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: No, my Foley's out.
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: Are you still passing gas?
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: Would you stop, Dusty? I think she's been through enough already.
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: No going home until Neela makes a poo-poo.

Dr. Abby Lockhart: Hi. I got some magazines. And your favorite, gummy worms.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [not paying attention] Thank you.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: And um, and Brad Pitt. He's outside. He's over Angelina and the whole adoption thing, and he wants you.

"ER: The Providers (#11.12)" (2005)
Dr. Abby Lockhart: You slept with your instructor?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Dr. Gibson had a very tender way with cadavers.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: And you called him "Dr. Gibson"?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Only in bed.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [about having a crush on Luka] I'm a slut for authority.

"ER: Midnight (#10.21)" (2004)
[Abby, Neela, and Sam are eating sundaes]
Frank Martin: Anything left?
Nurse Samantha Taggart: Help yourself
Nurse Abby Lockhart: Hey, you just had bypass surgery, like, seven weeks ago!
Frank Martin: A treat now and then isn't gonna kill anybody.
Neela Rasgotra: In your case, that little truism might not be completely accurate.

[Neela is giving her family a tour of the ER]
Neela Rasgotra: That's Jerry. He makes this whole place work, and he's very big. And that's Frank. He works with Jerry. He just had a massive heart attack and shouldn't be eating that doughnut.

"ER: Out on a Limb (#12.16)" (2006)
Abby Lockhart: What's up?
Neela Rasgotra: I just made Ray happy.
Abby Lockhart: You're such a giver.

"ER: Nobody's Baby (#12.2)" (2005)
[Neela and Abby is trying to help a women who was rude to them- the woman twisted her ankle]
Drew: Don't touch me!
Neela Rasgotra: Try not to move, I'm a doctor. You may have broken your ankle.
Drew: If you're a doctor, I want a second opinion.
Neela Rasgotra: Okay. Doctor Lockhart, would you care to give a second opinion?
Abby Lockhart: Sure, your ankle may be broken and you're a bitch.

"ER: Carter est Amoureux (#11.21)" (2005)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I feel really inspired by that. I think I'll go throw myself under a train.

"ER: Forgive and Forget (#10.16)" (2004)
[about Frank]
Neela Rasgotra: Hard to believe he was an officer.
Dr. Gregory Pratt: And a husband and a dad.
Neela Rasgotra: And a bigot.
Dr. Gregory Pratt: That too.

"ER: Skin (#11.10)" (2005)
Dr. Susan Lewis: Neela, I need to talk to you later about your patient satisfaction scores.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Is there a problem?
Dr. Susan Lewis: Yeah, they sucked.

"ER: Believe the Unseen (#14.12)" (2008)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Jaspreet's gone, and she's never coming back.
Dr. Archie Morris: Where'd she go?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Well, I could tell you that, but then I'd have to kill you. She asked me to relay the following: Archie, thank you for a wonderful night. It was great, but please stop calling. And don't ever call again. Ever. Harold, thank you for a wonderful night. It was great, but please stop calling. And don't ever call again. Ever. So, there you go. And I'd very much appreciate it if we never speak of this again. Ever.

"ER: T-Minus-6 (#15.17)" (2009)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I don't know anything about you.
Dr. Simon Brenner: Aliens dropped me from a space ship, just outside of Perth, as a fully-formed adult in 2007. I'm 2 in Earth years, but I really love this planet.

"ER: Tandem Repeats (#14.18)" (2008)
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: [about Neela's dying patient Sheryl Hawkins] I know what it's like to be close to a patient, but you're not a little intern anymore and I expect you to handle bad outcomes like a professional.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: What does that mean? That I should stop giving a damn?
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: No. It means that no matter how much we care, sometimes the people we try to save die.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Are you actually trying to rationalize this? 'Cause we both know you should never have left that room this morning!
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: That's enough. Please. There are more patients than there are doctors in this place and I can't be everywhere. None of this should be news to you, this is the job.

"ER: Crisis of Conscience (#13.16)" (2007)
Dr. Tony Gates: Hey Mayday, how's it going?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Well, my attending thinks I'm a complete idiot, and Crenshaw's back to being a little bitch.

"ER: Scoop and Run (#13.9)" (2006)
Dr. Tony Gates: Meg and I, it's over.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I thought you weren't together.
Dr. Tony Gates: Well, we weren't. But now we're not even *not* together anymore.

"ER: Family Business (#13.19)" (2007)
Zakar Papazian: [tells Neela something in Armenian while holding her hand]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: What?
Translator: He's asking you for a date.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [hastily pulling her hand away] Oh. Well, repeat the head CT. I think he's still altered.

"ER: You Are Here (#11.20)" (2005)
Jerry Markovic: 2 words, Pratt, voice mail.
Dr. John Carter: What's all that?
Dr. Greg Pratt: Friends of mine begging me to go to a party after a long 12 hour shift. That's the problem with the non-medical types, they don't get it.
Dr. Archie Morris: Par-tay tonight at Ike's! The boss man is buying, but dont get used to it. Who's on board?
Dr. John Carter: [aside] Sometimes the medical types don't get it.
Dr. Archie Morris: Ray?
Dr. Ray Barnett: Uh, other plans.
Dr. Archie Morris: Neela?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: The Apprentice is on.

"ER: Breach of Trust (#13.12)" (2007)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: That little tosser just called me a whore.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: She seems so sweet.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I've never been called a whore.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Did she say dirty whore, or filthy whore?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Is there a difference?
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Depends on the whore.

"ER: Haunted (#15.5)" (2008)
Dr. Ray Barnett: So, that Brenner guy?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Mm-hmm?
Dr. Ray Barnett: Kinda seems like a dick.

"ER: Parenthood (#13.4)" (2006)
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: Mrs. Draper is back for her 27th hospital admission status, post-pancreatic pseudocyst.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: 27?
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: Yes, somebody needs to tell her the hospital stopped giving out frequent-flier miles. Oh, and she's a chronic rectal discomfort, and you two get to work her up and review her old charts.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: All 27?
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: No, why don't you just forget all about visits 6, 13, and uh, what do you think, 21? Yeah, that should keep it interesting. It'll be like playing patient roulette.

"ER: Old Times (#15.19)" (2009)
[Sam and Neela are on their way back to Chicago with donated organs]
Nurse Samantha Taggart: How much time do we have?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Eight hours. Eight hours until this heart needs to be beating in a chest or we might as well chop it up and use it a shepherd's pie.

"ER: City of Mercy (#13.11)" (2006)
[to Tony and Ray, who are arguing]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Why don't you either slap each other silly, or kiss now and get it over with?

"ER: Shot in the Dark (#11.8)" (2004)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Screw your gig, medicine is not a day job!
Dr. Ray Barnett: This coming from someone who was making hot dogs three months ago.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I was off at 7, Abby was off at 7, but we were still there taking care of our patients.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Know what? We would never leave the hospital if we stuck around tucking in every patient.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I'm not talking about every patient. I'm talking about one kid. He trusted you with the most important decision of his life, and you left.

"ER: The Show Must Go On (#11.22)" (2005)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: He's here for the actors. It's his play they ruined.
Community Theatre Director: My stage manager is filling in. Horrid. But if I can get them back in time, I might still have a second act.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: I doubt these guys are up for it.
Community Theatre Director: No, they're professionals. You know, "the show must go on."
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Yeah... why is that, exactly? I mean, why can't the show just stop once and awhile?

"ER: Heart of the Matter (#13.6)" (2006)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: How's the weather, Frank?
Frank Martin: Hurricane Up Yours is about to hit. What do you want? I'm filing.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: I'm just making small talk. How's it going?
Frank Martin: Am I being punk'd? You never wonder how I'm doing.

"ER: Status Quo (#14.11)" (2008)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Not every Indian has been to India, Morris.
Harold Zelinsky: It's like assuming every African-American has been to Africa.
Dr. Archie Morris: Yeah, well, I mean, I just assumed... arranged marriages, India. Hello?
Harold Zelinsky: You assumed wrong, butt-head!

"ER: Age of Innocence (#15.8)" (2008)
[about Neela's lawsuit]
Dr. Simon Brenner: Look, I'll speak to Anspaugh, and I bet it'll get tossed out.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Yeah, it better, or else I'll be doing a ho stroll down Division street.

"ER: The Book of Abby (#15.3)" (2008)
Dr. Abby Lockhart: You look pretty.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Are you stoned?

"ER: No Place to Hide (#12.19)" (2006)
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Good lord, what is that?
Dr. Luka Kovac: What?
Dr. Abby Lockhart: That smell. It's really bad. It smells like... ass.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: You do realize how close we are to the ER?

"ER: Gravity (#14.4)" (2007)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Are you ever gonna tell me why you call me that?
Dr. Tony Gates: Mayday? Well, she was my favorite Bond girl. Grace Jones in "A View To A Kill". Started off as a bad guy, then she saved the whole world. Hey, you're lucky. Could have been Pussy Galore.

"ER: I Don't (#13.21)" (2007)
[about Neela's Punjabi "blessing" during the ceremony]
Hope Bobeck: What did it mean?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Uh... I wasn't really prepared...
Hope Bobeck: Don't be so modest! You were great!
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Well, it meant, uh... "I went to the market to buy some meat, but the butcher wasn't there, so I bought fish instead." It was the only Punjabi I could come up with in a pinch.
Hope Bobeck: ...Okay. Let's just... keep that between ourselves.

"ER: A House Divided (#13.13)" (2007)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: You called for a consult?
Dr. Tony Gates: Actually, I dialed the Hot Surgeons chat line.

"ER: Bloodline (#13.1)" (2006)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: What about Abby?
Dr. Gregory Pratt: They found her in a pool of blood.

"ER: Man with No Name (#12.3)" (2005)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [staring at her] You're beginning to sound an awful lot like Frank.
Abby Lockhart: Yeah, I get that a lot.

"ER: From Here to Paternity (#13.17)" (2007)
Mae Lee Park: I've heard a lot about you.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Great. All good, I hope.
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: More or less. We left out the part about you being our unwanted ER stepchild.

"ER: Out of Africa (#10.5)" (2003)
Coleman: She speaks English pretty good.
Neela Rasgotra: Better than you, in fact.

"ER: Blackout (#14.7)" (2007)
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: I'd like to discuss Zelinsky's progress.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Yeah, about that...
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: Tomorrow, not now.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Tomorrow?
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: Yeah, I don't want to say anything too cruel, which I'm at risk of doing if we discuss it at this moment, so we'll talk about Dr. Rain Man tomorrow.

"ER: The High Holiday (#15.10)" (2008)
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: Are you coming to the Christmas party this year?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Yes. As long as it's not like last year.
Dr. Lucien Dubenko: Why, what happened?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Greg pinched my butt!

"ER: Somebody to Love (#13.3)" (2006)
Dr. Abby Lockhart: How's surgery?
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Well, I thought it would be nice to get back to work and distract myself from stuff, but my new chief is such a rectal tissue, it's all misery.

"ER: The War Comes Home (#14.1)" (2007)
[Neela is a patient after being trampled at a rally]
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Trauma panel, and a catheterized urine. Sorry, we gotta do it.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Bollocks.

"ER: The Student (#10.17)" (2004)
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [after Gallant covered her mistake] What you did was the sweetest, dumbest thing anyone has ever done for me.

"ER: Atonement (#14.13)" (2008)
[Neela's hand was injured in a hockey game]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: If I can't operate, you're dead!
Dr. Archie Morris: Wuss!
Dr. Dustin Crenshaw: You hack!
Harold Zelinsky: Beeyotch!
Dr. Tony Gates: Who are you yelling at, Harold?
Harold Zelinsky: I don't really know.

"ER: Touch & Go (#10.11)" (2004)
Dr. Luka Kovac: Undo my belt.
Neela Rasgotra: What?
Dr. Luka Kovac: He needs a tourniquet, now!
Neela Rasgotra: Use mine. It's thinner and cheaper.