Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Rosie O'Donnell returned as Dawn Budge for last night's episode of Nip/Tuck, which is fitting given the recent news that she's signed on for a N/T spinoff. Before last night's episode, I was pessimistic about the idea, but seeing her more nuanced second performance made a believer out of me.

Playlist: Nip/Tuck - Episode 4.07
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O'Donnell's Dawn gets ear-jacked; that is, her ear is cut off (warning: suspend disbelief) in a motorcyle drive-by robbery of an expensive earring Dawn's wearing. To replace her ear, Sean recommends using genetic engineering to grow an ear on the back of a mouse named Vincent. That's for Van Gogh, the painter (Dawn: "I know who Van Gogh is, I bought one for my bathroom. Every time I take a dump now, I feel artistic"). The music played while Dawn is introduced to the mouse is Ekvat's "Babu Amgelo," which is a good example of how music can make a scene funnier.

Elsewhere, The Rolling Stones make another appearance (their fourth song in the last three episodes), contributing "Under My Thumb" to Christian's evil seduction of Kimber. Then, with a knowing wink, Don McLean's "Vincent" is used as the mouse with the same name gives his life for Dawn's surgery.

Tatoo You (Episode 4.06)
The best money can buy (Episode 405)

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Episode Tracklisting
1. "Best Friend" - Voom Voom - Sean and Christian discuss family issues during surgery/ Liz faints
2. "Zentrifuge" - Einsturzende Neubauten - Flashback sequence with Dawn telling Christian and Sean about her "ear-jacking" by a motorcyclist as she walks out of a Miami store wearing diamond earrings
3. "Bittersweet Faith" - Bitter:Sweet - Matt gives Kimber a massage and makes a pass at her/ Kimber kicks Matt out of the sauna
4. “Babu Amgelo” - Ekvat - Dawn goes to the science lab where the skin-grafted ear for her ear reconstruction surgery is being created with the help of the mouse ‘Vincent’
5. "Under My Thumb" - The Rolling Stones - Michelle and Christian break up/ Christian goes to Kimber’s house and tries to convince her that he’s changed and wants her back/Christian seduces Kimber
6. "Vincent" - Don McLean - Christian and Sean perform Dawn’s ear reconstruction
7. "Stop Singing" - Chow Hsuan - Christian operates on Burt to fix the damage done by his stroke
8. "Babu Amgelo" - Ekvat - Liz tells Sean that she has found a better match for her kidney replacement/ Liz & Dawn are prepped for surgery

Tracklist compiled by Avalon at