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ER: The Birthday Party

Both Benton and Greene miss important birthday engagements. Benton, his mother's birthday and Greene, his daughter's. Carter, thinking it's Benton's birthday, organizes a surprise party, but the surprise is his when he discovers the truth. Dr. Ross risks his career when he yells at an abusive parent of a baby girl. Hathaway tries to adopt the Russian girl left in the ER, but Taglieri is against it.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 456616
Airdate: Thursday February 16th, 1995

Director: Elodie Keene
Writer: John Wells

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Sep 30, 1995

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amy Aquino
As Dr. Janet Coburn
Recurring
Beah Richards
As Mae Benton
Recurring
Bradford Drazen
As Dr. Ralph Drake
Recurring
Bradley Whitford
As Sean O'Brien
Recurring
Christopher Darga
As Wilson
Recurring
Christopher Richardson
As Jesse
Recurring
Colleen Flynn
As Jodi O'Brien
Recurring
Ellen Crawford
As Nurse Lydia Wright
Recurring
Fred Applegate
As Gus's Father
Recurring
Jesse D. Goins
As Mr. Paige
Recurring
John Davis Chandler
As Thornberg
Recurring
Julie Fulton
As Swanson
Recurring
Mark Dakota Robinson
As Steven Robbins
Recurring
Mark Rolston
As Off. Thomas
Recurring
Ming-Na
As Deb Chen (as Ming-Na Wen)
Recurring
Monty Ash
As Old Man With Dentures
Recurring
Nelson Mashita
As Kazuo
Recurring
Shelley Malil
As Dr. Urami
Recurring
Stephen Rowe
As Unknown
Recurring
Theodore Borders
As Joey Paige
Recurring
Todd Merrill
As Dr. Jagman
Recurring
Veena Bidasha
As Belly Dancer #1
Recurring
Dennis Lipscomb
As Dr. Wilson
Edith Fellows
As Sadie Hubbell
Madison Lewis
As Dr. Pauline Blair
Main Cast
Noah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Anthony Edwards
As Dr. Mark Greene
George Clooney
As Dr. Doug Ross
Julianna Margulies
As Nurse Carol Hathaway
Sherry Stringfield
As Dr. Susan Lewis
Eriq La Salle
As Dr. Peter Benton
Warning: ER season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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