"Good Touch, Bad Touch"
Season 4, Episode 5
Air date October 30, 1997
Written by David Mills
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
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Good Touch, Bad Touch is the 5th episode of the 4th season of "E.R." It was first aired on October, 30 in 1997. It was written by David Mills and directed by Jonathan Kaplan.


Carol would like to have a women's and children's health care clinic within the ER. Benton has trouble combining work and fatherhood.

NBC DescriptionEdit

BOILING POINTS: Dr. Benton's (Eriq La Salle) new role as a parent begins to affect his work life.

Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) struggles with his medical student Ivan (guest star Joel Del La Fuente) and with his own career decisions.

Dr. Ross (George Clooney) offers to help when Dr. Del Amico's (Maria Bello) examination of a young athlete (guest star Coby Bell) causes an embarrassing reaction.

Nurse Hathaway's (Julianna Margulies) idea to open a free clinic for women and children leads her on a search for funding.

Dr. Greene's (Anthony Edwards) deposition erupts into angry accusations against a deceased patient's family.

Al Boulet's (Michael Beach) rage at his and Jeanie's (Gloria Reuben) situation leads to a violent incident. Laura Innes and Alex Kingston also star.

Short summaryEdit

Carol Hathaway would like to start a clinic within the ER that would specialize in women's and children's health issues, but Kerry Weaver tells her she'll have to find funding for the project. Carter may have a solution for her however. Peter Benton is getting used to fatherhood, but is falling behind in his work. Mark Greene has to give a deposition in the malpractice suit against him and is stressed. He also takes inappropriate action to quiet an unruly patient. Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano returns to County General.




Dr. John Carter: Now you are ready to insert, applying gentle, constant pressure.

Med Student Ivan Fu: Isn't this a nurse's job?

Dr. John Carter: You need to know how, Ivan. So grab that penis, and show it who's boss.


[Cynthia is eating Ding Dongs]

Cynthia Hooper: These are my all-time favorites. When I was in Virginia, they didn't call them "Ding Dongs", they called them "King Don's", I mean, on the package, and I'm saying, "Why weren't they called 'Ding Dongs' in Virginia? I mean, like, what law does that violate, right?

Dr. Mark Greene: What I can't figure out, maybe you can help me with this. Ding Dongs, Ho Hos. Same food, just different shape. How do they get away with that?

Cynthia Hooper: That's right!

Dr. Mark Greene: Why are they pretending that they're two different things? Ding Dong - Ho Ho conspiracy.

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