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Elizabeth Corday (Character)
from "ER" (1994)

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"ER: April Showers (#7.18)" (2001)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: [on the phone] I don't care if it's raining fire and brimstone, you are going to get me to that church if I have to ride on your back like a bloody donkey
[hangs up angrily]
Isabelle Corday: Perhaps you should eat something
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I do not need to eat. Nor do I need a spot of tea, or a moment of quiet reflection on this, my special day. This is America, and sometimes you just have to kick some ass.
Isabelle Corday: We'll take your car and get there early.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Fine. Fine, okay. But unless you can drive stickshift on the right side of the road, I'm driving.
Isabelle Corday: Elizabeth, you cant possibly drive in your condition
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Get your purse, grab the flowers, and let's go.
[phone rings]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Now listen here, you ignorant bastard!
Dr. Mark Greene: What's wrong?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Oh... Mark... nothing.

Isabelle Corday: What could be more perfect than marrying the man that you love while carrying his hild?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Yes, well this love child also comes with an extra forty pounds and hemorrhoids!

Isabelle Corday: Why don't you sit down and have some tea?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: What, so that I can pee every two minutes instead of every ten?

Dr. Charles Corday: So, I'm going to be a grandfather. This won't affect my dating, will it?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: One can only hope.

Isabelle Corday: He'll be here, Elizabeth. Don't fret.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: But I do fret! Every time he's late, I fret! Every time he slurs a word, or gets tired, or bumps his head, I fret! I'm about to get married, and I'm afraid. Not of being with him, but of being without him! I'm afraid he won't be around to raise this child!

[Mark is very late for their wedding]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Nice of you to show up.
Dr. Mark Greene: It was raining.


"ER: Great Expectations (#6.8)" (1999)
Rachel Greene: The Pilgrims came here to escape persecution from the British.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Yes, so they could go about persecuting the Indians.

Dr. Elizabeth Corday: The British were fighting the Germans 3 years before the Americans. Perhaps they were just being cautious.
David Greene: That would be one word for them.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I suppose "tea-loving" would be another.
Rachel Greene: That's two words!
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: It's a hyphenate, actually!

Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Do you know what time it is?
David Greene: Yeah, time my 10-year-old granddaughter started her period!


"ER: All in the Family (#6.14)" (2000)
[after Lucy has woken up]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Your liver was damaged, but we were able to repair it. However we did have to remove your spleen. I'm sorry.
[Lucy tries to speak]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Lucy, you can't speak. You can whisper, if I plug the trake. D'you want to try that?
[Lucy nods]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Okay.
[Corday plugs the trake]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Remember, only whisper.
Lucy Knight: Thank you.

[Corday and Romano are treating Lucy]
Dr. Robert Romano: Okay, that's it, we've done everything we can. Holding compressions. Oh, damn it.
[Romano sends a tray flying]
Dr. Robert Romano: Son of a bitch. No, no, no.
[Romano resumes compressions]
Dr. Robert Romano: Let's give a minute for the last epi to circulate. C'mon, charge to thirty, lets go. C'mon, Lizzie, lets go!
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Robert.
[Romano holds compressions]
Dr. Robert Romano: Call.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Time of death, 2:56.


"ER: Get Carter (#10.13)" (2004)
[Dr Weaver has just dedicated a Gay and Lesbian center at the hospital to the late Dr Romano]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Did I miss the dedication?
Dr. John Carter: More like postmortem payback.

Dave Spencer: So how was your pancake-juju thing?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: My what?
Dave Spencer: Your surgery. The operation you were doing this morning.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Pancreaticojejunostomy?
Dave Spencer: You made that up, didn't you?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Nope.
Dave Spencer: Come on, admit it. You have the perfect job for getting out of things. Who's going to argue with a surgeon? "I'm really sorry, I'd love to help you move this weekend, but I have to separate a pair of Guatemalan twins who are joined at the testes."
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Actually, a pancreaticojejunostomy is a re-plumbing of the upper GI tract.
Dave Spencer: That sounds painful. Can you get that from working out? Because my shoulder's been killing me.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I believe that's called old age.


"ER: Something New (#4.2)" (1997)
[Dr. Breedlove enters the scrub room]
Dr. Sam Breedlove: Sam Breedlove.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Elizabeth Corday. How do you do?
Dr. Sam Breedlove: Come again?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I said, Elizabeth Corday!
[quietly to Peter]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I knew he was old, but I didn't realize he was so short.
Dr. Sam Breedlove: What did you say?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: [loudly] I said, I knew you were old, but I didn't know you were so short!
Dr. Sam Breedlove: Yes, yes. Always have been.


"ER: Loose Ends (#6.20)" (2000)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I'm sorry. I was only trying to save you.
Claire: I don't want your help.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: A friend of mine died today, fighting for his life. You want to leave? Fine. Kill yourself. If you don't give a damn, neither do I!


"ER: Leave It to Weaver (#6.1)" (1999)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: [on finding Mark at the batting cage] So this is what American males do to vent their anger and frustrations.
Dr. Mark Greene: Figured a Romano-Weaver double homicide was overkill.


"ER: Greene with Envy (#6.3)" (1999)
Dr. Robert Romano: The Chicago Gazette is sending over a reporter - mostly to do a fluff piece on me - but they also want to take a look at the ER.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Why are you telling me?
Dr. Robert Romano: Well, because you're gonna show them around. Let them see what heroes we all are. How we save kiddies' lives et cetera. You know? Blowing my trumpet?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Don't you do that better yourself?
Dr. Robert Romano: Look at you. Look at me. Who would you rather spend an hour with?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: You have a point.


"ER: The Fastest Year (#6.19)" (2000)
Dr. Mark Greene: I'm gonna steal some supplies. Don't tell anybody.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Well, I love stealing, let me help.


"ER: Exodus (#4.15)" (1998)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: How does it look?
Dr. Robert Romano: Like ground beef. No, actually, more like chopped liver.


"ER: Be Still My Heart (#6.13)" (2000)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Robert, this is a dog.
Dr. Robert Romano: Correction, Lizzie, this is my dog.


"ER: Think Warm Thoughts (#4.11)" (1998)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Nothing like a good, American-made muscle car, is there?
Dr. Robert Romano: If I'd known this was your car, I would've sniffed the tailpipe.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Excuse me?
Dr. Robert Romano: Oh, I thought we were talking about sex.


"ER: Missing (#10.9)" (2003)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: He had nothing but this place, Kerry. No wife, no kids, everything he ever had, he lost here. At the end of a lifeyou would think we'd have more to say.
Dr. Kerry Weaver: He'll be missed, whether we realize it or not.


"ER: Freefall (#10.8)" (2003)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Is he squeamish?
Dr. Gregory Pratt: No, just stupid.


"ER: Gut Reaction (#4.18)" (1998)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Have you ever removed an entire stomach before?
Dr. Peter Benton: No. Have you?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: In a frog.


"ER: Viable Options (#6.17)" (2000)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I can't seem to give this kidney away. We're going through potential recipients like...
Dr. Mark Greene: Crap through a goose?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Yeah, that works.


"ER: Witch Hunt (#7.16)" (2001)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I took a little time off to recoup some energy, but now I'm fine!
Dr. Robert Romano: Well, then that would explain the baby monitor I see strapped to your belly. Or are you just glad to see me?


"ER: Thy Will Be Done (#7.13)" (2001)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: You lost your cap.
Dr. Mark Greene: I decided to wear my scar with pride.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: It adds character.
Dr. Mark Greene: Scared a little kid. He called me "Humpty Dumpty".


"ER: Sticks and Stones (#5.17)" (1999)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Mark's just trying to be a friend... in that endearing, slightly inept, male kind of wayway.


"ER: It's All in Your Head (#8.15)" (2002)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: It doesn't have to be so clandestine, Peter, you won't burst into flames if you step inside the hospital.


"ER: Getting to Know You (#5.22)" (1999)
[Carol is having an ultrasound]
Nurse Carol Hathaway: What? Mark, what?
Dr. Mark Greene: Heartbeat.
Nurse Carol Hathaway: Yes, Mark, Elizabeth already said that. What?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: No, what he means is... there's two heartbeats.
Nurse Carol Hathaway: [shocked] ... Twins?


"ER: The Greatest of Gifts (#7.9)" (2000)
Dr. Mark Greene: I can't believe they call it a tumor board.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Why? They discuss tumors.
Dr. Mark Greene: Think they'd come up with something less esoteric.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Like what?
Dr. Mark Greene: I don't know, like "You're completely boned" board.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I heard they used to call it the "Poor bastard" board, but too many people kept showing up.
Dr. Mark Greene: Someone told me they tried "Take me out back and shoot me now" Board for awhile.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: It didn't stick?
Dr. Mark Greene: No, surprisingly.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Why not?
Dr. Mark Greene: Too many letters I guess.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Hmm. I see.
Dr. Mark Greene: Elizabeth?
[pauses]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Will we have this baby either way?
Dr. Mark Greene: What?
Dr. Mark Greene: If that man comes out, and tells me we won't beat it, will we still have the baby?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Of course.


"ER: A Simple Twist of Fate (#8.14)" (2002)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I'm gonna go home, I'm gonna shower, I'm gonna change my clothes, okay?
Dr. Mark Greene: Be careful, because the evil daughter's there waiting for me.


"ER: Out of Africa (#10.5)" (2003)
[Elizabeth talks to Abby after Dr. Dorset tells her that he is married]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I can't believe I was allowing myself to feel something for an absolute...
Abby Lockhart: Bastard? Jerk?... Wanker?


"ER: A Hopeless Wound (#9.5)" (2002)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I lost my wedding ring!
Dr. Robert Romano: Oh, boo-hoo, this guy's about to lose a leg. I'd say chop-chop, but that would be in extremely bad taste.
Nurse Chuny Marquez: I'm not working with him.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Why?
Nurse Chuny Marquez: Because he treats nurses like idiots.
Dr. Luka Kovac: Hey, if your boots fit!
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Shoes.
Dr. Luka Kovac: Whatever.


"ER: Sharp Relief (#4.12)" (1998)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: It's been a long day. I could use a drink. How about you?
Dr. Peter Benton: No. I don't drink.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Your body's made up of 60 percent water, Peter. You must drink something.
Dr. Peter Benton: Elizabeth, you know what I mean.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Well, have a lemonade, or a Yoo-Hoo, for all I care.


"ER: The Dance We Do (#7.8)" (2000)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I lied, I lied. Fact is, I rushed. I rushed through and didn't inspect the entire surgical field. That man will never walk again because I wanted to get out early for the weekend. And I... I couldn't even claim responsibility. I sat there, and I swore to God, and I lied to save myself.
Dr. Mark Greene: God owes us one. I think you're allowed to be selfish for a while. I didn't run into a street sign. I had a biopsy. Those headaches weren't from hockey.


"ER: Homecoming (#7.1)" (2000)
[Elizabeth's hands itch]
Dr. Peter Benton: Are you allergic to any plants?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I don't think so.
Dr. Peter Benton: You have a garden?
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I went camping.
Dr. Robert Romano: Tell me you know what poison ivy looks like.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Poison ivy... is that in Wisconsin?
Dr. Robert Romano: Oh boy.


"ER: Sins of the Fathers (#6.4)" (1999)
[while preparing for surgery]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: God, these caps. I look like a Yorkshire pudding.


"ER: Benton Backwards (#7.4)" (2000)
[about Romano]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: He's a horrid little turd, isn't he?


"ER: Point of Origin (#5.18)" (1999)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I think I've found a way to limit my Romano exposure.
Dr. Peter Benton: Oh yeah, what's that? Garlic?


"ER: Freak Show (#4.8)" (1997)
[operating on a boy with reversed organs]
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: This would be easier with a mirror in the ceiling.
Dr. Robert Romano: We could operate in my bedroom.


"ER: Sand and Water (#7.2)" (2000)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: That's it, then! I'm not staying here anymore!
Dr. Mark Greene: Here we go.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: Every faucet leaks, your toilet actually rocks!
Dr. Mark Greene: I kinda like that.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: And there are creatures scurrying about in the walls. Do you know what scurries about in walls, Mark?
Dr. Mark Greene: ...Bunnies?


"ER: Finders Keepers (#9.18)" (2003)
Dr. Elizabeth Corday: So, how's it going down here?
Dr. Susan Lewis: Wanna hear something scary? I miss Weaver.