Crash Wreaks Havoc in 'ER'
November 17, 2005
The "ER" docs have their hands full Thursday
night with a plane crash, and only "Extra"
was in the disaster zone, where we discovered that this
made-for-TV disaster even freaked out the stars of the
"This plane crash looks so real," guest star
Serena Williams said.
"Yeah, it's quite a set," John Stamos added.
The celebrated tennis champ plays a distraught mother
whose child is trapped in a blazing building after a
crippled jetliner plunges to the ground. And Stamos
continues his recurring role as a hero paramedic who
is first on the scene with series regular Parminder
"I'm yelling at John Stamos, which is really exciting,"
Williams revealed. "And he is telling me to calm
down. I'm like, ‘'I can't calm down because my
son is in the building.'"
"And the building explodes," Stamos added.
"And I get hurt."
Stamos told us the accident is something the "ER"
producers apparently forgot to tell him before he signed
up for the gig. "Smash, cut to me like on a gurney
with my leg busted up and they cut my stomach open,"
Stamos told us. "They put their hands on my liver.
It's a whole…' who talked me into this?'"
But Williams told us she loves the action and drama
of the episode, saying, "I'm all bloody, and I
am going to get bloodier. It's going to be a blast.
I'm excited about this."
"I think it's probably one of the largest sets
we've entertained in the show in the 12 years I've been
affiliated with it," said the show's director and
executive producer Chris Chulack.
See the special plane crash episode of "ER"
Thursday night on NBC.