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Grey's Anatomy: Kung Fu Fighting

With his marriage once again falling apart, Chief Webber invites the male surgeons out on a "gentleman's evening." Meanwhile, Cristina and Izzie compete for the same surgeries, mainly to impress the doctor performing them; Meredith treats the survivor of a skydiving accident; and two finalists competing in a promotional competition are treated by the doctors.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x6
Production Number: 406
Airdate: Thursday November 01st, 2007

Director: Tom Verica
Writer: Stacy McKee

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Apr 02, 2008
NL (Net 5) Sep 01, 2008
UK (sky LIVING) Oct 16, 2008


Guest Stars
Cullen DouglasCullen Douglas
As Mr. Arnold (Patient: Heart Surgery)
Amanda LoncarAmanda Loncar
As Jackie Escott (Patient: Dislocated Shoulder, Fighting Over Dress)
Chryssie WhiteheadChryssie Whitehead
As Helena Boye (Patient: Broken Nose, Fighting Over Dress)
David DenmanDavid Denman
As Rick Jacobs (Patient: Fell 12,000 Feet)
Marina BlackMarina Black
As Sally (Rick's Sky Diving Instructor)
Steve SandvossSteve Sandvoss
As Jason (Fiancé of Patient Helena)
Tommy DeweyTommy Dewey
As Mike (Fiancé of Patient Jackie)

Co-Guest Stars
John CapponJohn Cappon
As John the Paramedic
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic Nicole
John BalmaJohn Balma
As Contest Judge
Main Cast
Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin ChambersJustin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Brooke SmithBrooke Smith
As Dr. Erica Hahn
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
T.R. KnightT.R. Knight
As Dr. George O'Malley
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 19.31 Million Viewers

Trivia: The runtime for this episode, not including commercials, is about 47 minutes, which is 4 minutes longer than usual.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BuddySay a LotTrying to Convince a Patient to Do Unusual Surgery
Imani CoppolaRaindrops from the Sun (Hey Hey Hey)Opening Scenes, Space Needle, Callie Sleeping
Kate NashMerry HappyMeredith Exits Patient's Room, Plays Almost to End
The Magic NumbersLet Somebody InWebber Praises George, About to do Awake Surgery
Miss LiDon't Try to Fool MeGeorge Still Holding onto the Wedding Dress
New BuffaloCheer Me Up Thank YouIzzie Looks Around, Hospital, Girl Explains Dress

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) There’s this thing about being a surgeon. Maybe it’s pride, or maybe it’s just about being tough. But a true surgeon never admits they need help, unless absolutely necessary. Surgeons don’t need to ask for help because they are tougher than that. Surgeons are cowboys, rough around the edges, hardcore. At least that’s what they want you to think.

Derek: She doesn't let me take care of her. That's not my job anymore. She won't let me.
Cristina: I'm taking care of her.

Meredith: I can't stop, Cristina. I can't stop seeing Derek. It's not about the sex. It's not about the sex, it's about that moment afterward. The world stops, just feels so safe, so safe. I'm not ready to give that up. Does that make me sad, weak, and pathetic?
Cristina: A little bit.
Meredith: What do I do?
Cristina: I don't know.

Mark: What exactly is a gentlemen's evening?
Derek: I don't know. It's an evening, with gentlemen.
Mark: And strippers?
Derek: Nah, I don't think the Chief meant strippers.
Mark: Sure sounds like strippers. Dr. Bailey? What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say a gentlemen's evening?
Bailey: Tassels. Sequin tassels and one dollar bills.
Mark: See? Strippers.
Derek: There will be no strippers. I'm almost positive.
Mark: So, you don't know what this thing is either?
Derek: No. But you're in?
Mark: Why not? I like to be surprised.

Cristina: Heads up. Mr. Incredible, twelve o'clock.
Derek: Hey.
Meredith: Hi.
Cristina: What the hell was that about?
Meredith: That was about the date that we have later in the on-call room. It's nothing.
Cristina: You sure seem to be busy, to lose sleep, for a whole lot of nothing.

Mark: Well, this is cozy.
Callie: This is hell. I assigned O'Malley to you, so you could keep him away from me. And now our patients are connected to each other.
Mark: You're not looking at this like the opportunity that it is.
Callie: Meaning?
Mark: Meaning he's an intern, and it's like half my job torturing interns.
Callie: Thanks. That's almost sweet, but torturing George is not gonna make any of this any better. Torture him, how exactly?

Meredith: (closing voiceover) Deep down, everyone wants to believe they can be hardcore. But being hardcore isn't just about being tough. It's about acceptance. Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to not be hardcore for once. You don't have to be tough every minute of every day. It's okay to let down your guard. In fact there are moments when it's the best thing you can possibly do. As long as you choose your moments wisely.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Kung Fu Fighting

"Kung Fu Fighting" is the title of a song originally sung by Carl Douglas.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 5: Callie moved in to Cristina's apartment in 4x05 "Haunt You Every Day".

Season 3, Episode 16: Meredith tells Cristina that she realized how stupid all her issues were after she drowned. Meredith fell in the water and drowned in 3x16 "Drowning On Dry Land" and Derek saved her.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Associate ProducerChris Van Dusen  |  Karin Gleason
CastingLinda Lowy  |  John Brace (1)
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
HairstylistSean Flanigan
Key GripMatt Mania
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Location ManagerGeorge Larson
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Construction CoordinatorCurt Jones
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorWinter Zemans
Post Production CoordinatorJaclyn Lele'a
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Production AccountantGordon Loi
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
Sound SupervisorTom Davis (1)
ResearcherElizabeth Klaviter
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
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