Nip/Tuck

Nip/Tuck is an American serial medical drama television series created by Ryan Murphy that aired on FX in the United States from July 22, 2003 to March 3, 2010. The series, which also incorporates elements of crime drama, black comedy, family drama, satire and psychological thriller, focuses on "McNamara/Troy", a cutting-edge, controversial plastic surgery center and follows the personal and professional lives of its founders Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy (portrayed by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon respectively). Each episode features graphic, partial-depictions of the plastic surgeries on one or more patients, as well as developments in the doctors' personal lives. Focus is also given to McNamara/Troy's anesthesiologist Dr. Liz Cruz, Christian's many sexual partners and Sean's family. With the exception of the pilot, each episode of the series is named after the patient(s) scheduled to receive plastic surgery. Unlike most medical dramas, Nip/Tuck utilized serial storytelling and often had story arcs spanning multiple seasons, for example Seasons 2 and 3 focused on a serial killer known as The Carver who often mutilates his victim's faces, leading to McNamara/Troy providing pro bono surgery to the victims. The show premiered on July 22, 2003, and concluded on March 3, 2010, with the 100th episode. While the show was initially set in Miami, at the end of the fourth season it was relocated to Los Angeles and many of the characters followed along. The show earned 45 award nominations, winning one Golden Globe and one Emmy Award. Series creator Ryan Murphy said that the medical cases on the show are "100 percent based on fact".

Year:
2003
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Dr. Sean McNamara:
Tell us what you don't like about yourself.

Dawn Budge:
Nothin' money can't buy. I have a few extra layers on my pound cake, that's where you come in.

Dr. Christian Troy:
So, you'd like some liposuction Mrs. Budge.

Dawn Budge:
I mean all over. Even behind my ears. Whatever it costs, I can afford it. I hit the big power ball, $300,81,000,000. Maybe you saw me on Maury?

Dr. Sean McNamara:
Congratulations.

Dr. Christian Troy:
Wow.

Dawn Budge:
Excuse me, *I* won it. I am the one, who sat for two hours, in the humidity, my fat ass in a broken' down lawn chair, just to buy my tickets. While these two bugeritas were stayin' home to watch a re-run of "The Ghost Whisperer".

Dwight Budge:
It was the second two-parter Dawn!

Mallory Budge:
The only reason you didn't stay home was cause you had already seen it, Ma.

Dawn Budge:
Zip it, Mallory!

Dawn Budge:
Anyways, after I won, the first thing I purchased, were the exact replicas of the mirrors of Louis the XIV has in Versailles. Ya know, France? $15,000 a piece. I would have paid $5000,000,000. After I had them professionally hung, I looked at myself in them and thought, Pudge Budge has got to go. It is time my body matched my bank account.

Mallory Budge:
[laughs] If that's what your after, hell, you'd been skinny your whole life. She was only making $15,000 down at the Jiffy Lube.

Dawn Budge:
Can you sew her mouth shut? I mean literately. Can you put a zipper on there? Because I swear to you, I will do it!

Dr. Sean McNamara:
Is there something your interested in having done Mallory?

Mallory Budge:
[Looks down at her chest] I want some new tits.Big ones.

Dawn Budge:
Finally, something we agree on. I mean shes gotta do something about those mosquito bites, shes never gonna get a man and move the hell out of my house. While you're in there, do something about her belly button. It's disgusting. Show the doctors Mallory.

Mallory Budge:
[Mallory lifts up her shirt to expose her bellybutton] I always thought it was kinda cute.

Dawn Budge:
How the hell are ya gonna walk around South Beach in a Tube Top? Look Dwight, it's bigger then your penis.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
Mr. Budge, we haven't herd much from you. Do you think your daughter's...

Dawn Budge:
Excuse me, Dwight is my second husband, he is not Mallory's father. He is here, because he would like a bigger dick. And those pumps? A total waste of money.

Dr. Christian Troy:
So, you would like a penis enlargement Mr. Budge.

Dwight Budge:
Aw, hell, I don't know, I never really thought of having an operation.

Dawn Budge:
It never came into your head before because we could never afford it homey. Now, that's all changed now. We're the rich folks now. It's time that we got what we deserve, and we deserve these operations.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
I have to say Mrs. Budge, McNamara or Troy won't operate on patients who are uncertain of their convictions.

Dawn Budge:
No, no, they want them, it's all we talked about from the drive down from Pensacola.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
Sit down. Did you urinate in the soap dispenser, Matt? [the boys laugh] This act of aggression isn't funny. What's funny about it?

Matt McNamara:
This whole thing is funny, dad. It's idiotic.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
I asked you a question, Matt. Did you do this?

Matt McNamara:
No.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
Adrian, was it you?

Adrian Moore:
Uhhh. He's scary, your other dad.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
You're not leaving here until I get an answer.

Ava Moore:
Don't you dare threaten my son.

Adrian Moore:
Yeah, I urinated in the soap dispenser. Do you wanna spank me?

Dr. Sean McNamara:
[Turns into Ava] Your son is yet another reminder of what a monstruous fraud you are, Ava. I'm tempted to feel sorry for him, but I'm not his father. [Turns into Matt] I'm yours. And here's the new regime. Till further notice, you report to my office every day after school where we'll find plenty of meaningless busy work to keep you out of trouble.

Matt McNamara:
I didn't do anything.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
Yes, you did, Matt. Your lackadaisical behaviour screams out for boundaries, so I'm gonna give you some. You will not fail to show up. You will not even be late. Or you'll finish out your education at a military school of my choice. Got it?

Ava Moore:
Matt's outgrown the saber-rattling. Don't pay any attention to his macho posturing, Matt. We can file for legal emancipation.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
[Turns into Ava] You do that, lady. And in the two months it takes to get the approval of the court, I'll talk to the press, discredit you as a pedophile, and a kidnapper, and an overall menace to society. And then we'll see how soon your life coach business goes belly up.

Ava Moore:
I'm not afraid of your empty threats.

Dr. Sean McNamara:
You should be, Ava. You should be very afraid.

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