Paging Dr. Doug Ross.
George Clooney reprised that very role when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, donning the scrubs he wore during the NBC series' first five seasons of ER. Jimmy Kimmel played a patient who "lost of blood" and required immediate medical attention. "Somebody bring me a scalpel," Clooney said. Then, he asked, "Why didn't anybody bring me a scalpel?"
That's when Kimmel confessed that the ER reunion wasn't going to be much of a reunion. "I know I'm supposed to be under, but the reason nobody's bringing you a scalpel is because this was kind of a last-minute thing and we had some trouble getting the whole cast of ER," he said.
"Julianna Margulies?" Clooney asked.
"She's filming The Good Wife so she couldn't make it," Kimmel said.
"Noah Wyle?" Clooney asked.
"He wanted to be here," Kimmel said, "but I guess he's got a thing with his family: Taco Tuesday."
"Eriq La Salle?" Clooney asked.
"Oh, no. Eriq La Salle has jury duty," Kimmel explained. "I'm sorry. We really probably shouldn't have even done this. If you want to cancel..." Clooney balked at the idea of backing out. "No, I don't want to cancel," he told the ABC host. "When George Clooney commits to an ER sequel..."
"Reunion," Kimmel corrected him.
"When George Clooney says he's going to show up for an ER reunion..." Clooney said. Not wanting to be the lone wolf in the operating room, he asked Kimmel, "Do you have anybody?"
"Well, yeah, we did get someone for you," Kimmel said.
"Oh, look! Look who joined us!" he added. "It's Hugh Laurie from ER." Laurie, who co-starred with Clooney in 2015's Tomorrowland, clarified he "was not technically on ER. I was on House."
"All right," Clooney said. "Well, that's close enough."