Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)
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Nanette Babcock 

An obese woman requests drastic surgery in time for her upcoming high school reunion, leading Christian and Grace to butt heads over her mental state.


Lawrence Trilling


Ryan Murphy (created by), Ryan Murphy




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Walsh ... Dr. Sean McNamara
Julian McMahon ... Dr. Christian Troy
John Hensley ... Matt McNamara
Valerie Cruz ... Grace Santiago
Joely Richardson ... Julia McNamara
Sophia Bush ... Ridley Lange
Lindsay Hollister ... Nanette Babcock
Kate Mara ... Vanessa Bartholomew
Ruth Williamson ... Hedda Grubman
Edward Moss Edward Moss ... Mr. Diamond
Michael Raysses Michael Raysses ... Mr. Ambrose
Roma Maffia ... Dr. Liz Cruz
Javier Calderon Javier Calderon ... Esai
Gina Fields Gina Fields ... Airport Security Guard (as Gina Marie Fields)
Eric Fleeks Eric Fleeks ... Officer Stone


Sean and Julia discover Matt has tried to circumcise himself and try to stage an intervention to his personal situation. The business is sued by a faithful client, the plastic surgery-addict Ms. Gruber, after Sean accidentally leaves a surgical tool inside of her body. Meanwhile, Christian and Grace struggle with a mentally unstable patient. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of Sophia Bush as Ridley Lange. See more »


You can see the boom mic on the upper left of the screen while Julia is arguing with her mother in the kitchen eventually telling her to get out of the house. See more »


Dr. Sean McNamara: Did she intimate that if you slept with her, she'd drop the lawsuit?
Dr. Christian Troy: Are you actually telling me to stick my dick in the cryptkeeper to make your mistake go away?
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Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006) See more »


A Perfect Lie
(Opening Theme)
Written by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne and
Gregory Slay
Performed by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne and
Gregory Slay as The Engine Room
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Powerful and Emotional Episode
20 August 2007 | by PoisonKeybladeSee all my reviews

This episode was the most emotional episode so far of Season 1, and the last few minutes were utterly heartbreaking. Christian must learn to deal with Mrs. Grubman while Matthew has to be fully circumcised for medical reasons only. Nanette Babcock, the patient after whom the episode is named, is truly a tragic person. She seems like a nice young woman who is suffering from weight problems, but there is much more to her than it appears on the surface. I loved the story with Matthew, and he is one of my favorite characters so far. This episode was powerful in so many ways, including the writing, the realistic dialogue between father and son, and especially the acting.

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