List of Childrens Hospital episodes

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Childrens Hospital, a situation comedy television and web series created by Rob Corddry, which premiered its first season online on TheWB.com on December 8, 2008. On July 11, 2010, Adult Swim began airing the web episodes in groups of two. Season two began on Adult Swim on August 22, 2010. Season three began on June 2, 2011. Season four began on August 10, 2012. Season five began on July 26, 2013.

As of October 25, 2013, 10 webisodes and 58 television episodes of Childrens Hospital have aired.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Network Region 1
Web series 10 December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08) TheWB.com May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)[1]
1 5 July 11, 2010 (2010-07-11) August 8, 2010 (2010-08-08) Adult Swim
2 12 August 22, 2010 (2010-08-22) November 7, 2010 (2010-11-07)
3 14 June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02) September 1, 2011 (2011-09-01) July 24, 2012 (2012-07-24)[2]
4 14 August 10, 2012 (2012-08-10) November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)[3]
5 13 July 26, 2013 (2013-07-26) October 25, 2013 (2013-10-25) July 8, 2014[4]
6 N/A 2015 (2015)[5] N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Web series (2008)[edit]

All ten episodes of the web series debuted on December 8, 2008. Each episode was 4–5 minutes long. The credited cast consisted of Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, and Megan Mullally.

# Title Directed by Written by Release date
1 "Episode 1" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
When Cat breaks up with Glenn, Lola decides to be supportive and break up with her own boyfriend, Owen, by telling him that she has brain cancer. Guest stars: Nate Corddry, Ed Helms, Dannah Feinglass
2 "Episode 2" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
Things get tense after Cat sneezed on Lola. Meanwhile, Briggs tries to get Owen back on the police force. Guest stars: Nick Offerman
3 "Episode 3" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
The Chief calls a staff meeting to discuss Lola's nonexistent brain tumor. Guest stars: Nate Corddry, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman
4 "Episode 4" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
The Chief tries to help a boy who has aged rapidly. Meanwhile, Blake tries to help people via the healing power of laughter. Guest stars: Nick Kroll, Zandy Hartig
5 "Episode 5" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
Another doctor tries to use Blake's method: the healing power of laughter. Guest stars: Jamie Denbo, Brooke Dillman, Brian Huskey (in a different role from his current character, Chet the paramedic), Nick Offerman, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Morris, Kulap Vilaysack
6 "Episode 6" Rob Corddry Jonathan Stern December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
In this very special episode, things are told from the perspective of a visiting doctor from Puerto Rico.
Guest stars: Cutter Garcia, David Wain, Joe Lo Truglio (voice only)
7 "Episode 7" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
Glen gets upset about Cat's new boyfriend. Meanwhile, a new doctor may be able to cure The Chief.
Guest stars: John Ross Bowie, Nate Corddry, Jamie Denbo, Zandy Hartig, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, A.D. Miles, Seth Morris, Jason Sudeikis, Kulap Vilaysack
8 "Episode 8" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
Blake challenges Nate to a competition where the two doctors must perform surgery using only the healing power of laughter. Guest stars: John Ross Bowie, Nick Kroll, Seth Morris, A.D. Miles
9 "Episode 9" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
Blake tells Lola he knows her brain tumor is fake and asks to use "the healing power of laughter" to cure it, in order to upset his rival clown Dr. Nate Schachter. Meanwhile, Glen tries to get revenge on Cat's new boyfriend, six-year-old boy Little Nicky, by giving him a vasectomy. Dr. Max Von Sydow offers to cure The Chief. Guest stars: John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Zandy Hartig, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Seth Morris
10 "Episode 10" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
In the season finale Max performs surgery on The Chief, after which she resembles Eva Longoria. Blake tries to cure Lola's nonexistent tumor with "the healing power of laughter," accidentally killing her in the process. Blake announces his plans to start his own private practice in a spin-off called, Dr. Blake Downs, M.D. At the funeral, Lola is revealed to have faked her death and attended in disguise. Guest stars: John Ross Bowie, Nate Corddry, Jamie Denbo, Ed Helms, Eva Longoria, Nick Offerman, Kulap Vilaysack

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

The ten web episodes were doubled-up and reformatted as 11 minute TV episodes, which began airing on July 11, 2010. Each TV episode features a parody commercial in between the two webisodes, as well as a message from Corddry at the end. The credited cast consisted of Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, and Megan Mullally.

Series no. Season no. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "A Hospital Isn't a Place" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry July 11, 2010 (2010-07-11)
Webisodes 1 and 2. Faux commercial for the "Epic 12 Hour Season Finale Event" of TV series NTSF:SD:SUV:: (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sports Utility Vehicle). In the post-show message from Rob Corddry, Corddry reminisces about plays he used to put on for his male babysitter.

Guest stars: Nate Corddry, Ed Helms, Dannah Feinglass (Webisode 1)
Michael Cera (voice only), Nick Offerman (Webisode 2)

Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Rob Riggle (NTSF commercial)
2 2 "Monkeys, That's What We Are" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry July 18, 2010 (2010-07-18)
Webisodes 3 and 4. Faux commercial for anti-depressant berry drink, Nutricai, endorsed by Chris Elliott. In the post show-message, Corddry reads an excerpt from the #1 National Best Seller, Hospital of Children by Ryan Berg, upon which the series was based.

Guest stars: Nate Corddry, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman (Webisode 3)
Nick Kroll, Zandy Hartig (Webisode 4)

Chris Elliott (Nutricai commercial)
3 3 "Very Special Episode" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry (Webisode 5)
Jonathan Stern (Webisode 6)
July 25, 2010 (2010-07-25)
Webisodes 5 and 6. Faux commercial for the "Epic 12 Hour Season Finale Event" of TV series NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sports Utility Vehicle). In the post show-message, Corddry is with "the real Dr. Blake Downs" and "the real Cutter Spindell" (who is actually David Wain).

Guest stars: Nick Offerman, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Morris, Jamie Denbo (Webisode 5)
Michael Cera (voice only), David Wain, Joe Lo Truglio (voice only), Cutter Garcia (Webisode 6)

Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Rob Riggle (NTSF commercial)
4 4 "This Kid's Getting a Vasectomy" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry August 1, 2010 (2010-08-01)
Webisodes 7 and 8. Faux commercial for the "Epic 12 Hour Season Finale Event" of TV series NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sports Utility Vehicle). In the post-show message from Rob Corddry shares where the idea for Childrens Hospital came from.

Guest stars: Ed Helms, Nate Corddry, Nick Kroll, Zandy Hartig, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Morris, Jamie Denbo, A.D. Miles, John Ross Bowie (Webisode 7)
Michael Cera (voice only), Nick Kroll, Seth Morris, A.D. Miles, John Ross Bowie (Webisode 8)

Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Rob Riggle (NTSF commercial)
5 5 "Nut Cutters?" Rob Corddry Rob Corddry August 8, 2010 (2010-08-08)
Webisodes 9 and 10. Faux commercial for the "Epic 12 Hour Season Finale Event" of TV series NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sports Utility Vehicle). In the post-show message from Rob Corddry plays some clips of his favorite moments from the web series, which all feature only him.

Guest stars: Nick Offerman, Nick Kroll, Zandy Hartig, Seth Morris, Jamie Denbo, John Ross Bowie (Webisode 9)
Michael Cera (voice only), Eva Longoria, Ed Helms, Nate Corddry, John Ross Bowie, Nick Offerman (Webisode 10)

Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Rob Riggle (NTSF commercial)

Season 2 (2010)[edit]

The second season consists of twelve 11 minute episodes. It debuted on August 22, 2010. The credited cast consists of Lake Bell (episodes 1, 2, and 6 only; uncredited in episode 8 and credited with the guest cast in episode 12), Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, and Megan Mullally and newcomers Malin Åkerman and Henry Winkler.

Series no. Season no. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
6 1 "I See Her Face Everywhere" Matt Shakman Rob Corddry August 22, 2010 (2010-08-22) 201
Cat struggles to get over Lola's death. Sy Mittleman, the new administrator arrives, and the entire staff instantly hates him, except for The Chief who is in love with him. Glenn discovers the cure for cancer is butterfly semen. Blake Downs is given his own spin-off, Blake Downs, M.D., which is promptly canceled, causing him to decide to return to Childrens' Hospital. Guest stars: Nick Kroll, Ed Helms (voice only), Renée Victor, Annalise Basso
7 2 "No One Can Replace Her" Matt Shakman Rob Corddry August 29, 2010 (2010-08-29) 202
Cat goes into labor with Little Nicky's baby. Little Nicky's advanced aging disease causes him to take on the tendencies of an old man as the disease begins to kill him. Lola Spratt returns from the hospital to explain that she faked her death, but everyone believes she is a ghost. Blake Downs returns to the hospital, following the failure of his private practice/spin-off. New doctor Valerie Flame takes over narrating duties on the show for Cat Black when complications occur in the birth of she and Nicky's child. Guest stars: Nick Kroll, Zandy Hartig, David Wain, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh
8 3 "I Am Not Afraid of Any Ghost" Bryan Gordon Rob Huebel September 5, 2010 (2010-09-05) 203
Dr. Maestro asks Dr. Flame to stop his heart so that he can find Dr. Spratt in the spirit world. A creepy EMT wants to show The Chief his "sexy costume." Guest stars: Eva Amurri, Zandy Hartig, John Ross Bowie, Marion Ross, Toby Huss, Brian Huskey, Jamie Denbo
9 4 "Give a Painted Brother a Break" Rob Schrab Paul Scheer September 12, 2010 (2010-09-12) 205
Dr. Blake's clown brother comes to visit and borrows money from Dr. Blake to pay off his gambling debts, while telling him it's for an operation. A mascot from a local theme park starts suspiciously, repeatedly bringing in children with broken arms for treatment. The hospital is turned into a youth hostel, and Sy gets conned by an attractive young foreign girl. Guest stars: Zandy Hartig, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Eddie Pepitone, Paul Scheer, Kevin Sussman, Beth Dover, Angela Sarafyan, John Gemberling
10 5 "Joke Overload" John Inwood Jason Mantzoukas September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19) 207
The staff must choose between saving an old black man and a young white kid. Insult comic Jeffrey Ross brings his child into the O.R., but the staff is more concerned with enjoying his humor than treating his child. Two Star Trek nerds dressed in uniforms (one as a Klingon) visit the hospital. Guest stars: Clark Duke, Zandy Hartig, Ernie Hudson, Adam Scott, Jeffrey Ross, Armen Weitzman
11 6 "End of the Middle" David Wain Jonathan Stern September 26, 2010 (2010-09-26) 206
An episode of TV news magazine News Readers covering the filming of the final episode of Childrens Hospital, complete with behind the scenes looks at the show. Cutter Spindell (who portrays Blake Downs on the show within the show) interferes to save the series, convincing protesters that they're saving an actual children's hospital. Guest stars: Mather Zickel, Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar, Kate Walsh, Abigail Spencer, Jordan Peele, David Wain
12 7 "Frankfurters, Allman Brothers, Death, Frankfurters" Rob Schrab Jonathan Stern October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03) 204
Ben Hayflick (Kurtwood Smith) from the National Division of Health shows up to intimidate Dr. Richie into keeping his cancer cure a secret. One of Valerie's patients is a young psychic girl(Laura Marano) and the staff uses her to get insurance info from a comatose patient. Dr. Maestro treats a child with a knife in his chest, refusing to believe that the knife is causing the kid's medical problems. Guest stars: Kurtwood Smith, Zandy Hartig, Brian Huskey, Will Sasso, Caroline Aaron, John Cho, Laura Marano
13 8 "Hot Enough for You?" David Wain Rob Corddry & David Wain October 10, 2010 (2010-10-10) 208
In a parody of Do the Right Thing, a heat wave plagues the hospital leading to violence and several steamy sexual encounters. Guest stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Kurtwood Smith, Zandy Hartig, Lake Bell (uncredited)
14 9 "The Coffee Machine Paid for Itself?" Bryan Gordon Ken Marino & Erica Oyama October 17, 2010 (2010-10-17) 209
Dr. Richie and Rabbi Jewy McJew Jew (David Wain) compete for Dr. Flame's affections. Briggs, Dr. Maestro's old police partner, pays the hospital a visit and Maestro checks his prostate while the two reminisce about a drug bust. Facing a budget crisis, Sy tries to decide between getting rid of the coffee machine or firing one of the doctors. Guest stars: Zandy Hartig, Nick Offerman, David Wain
15 10 "Show Me on Montana" John Inwood Diablo Cody, Dana Fox,
Liz Meriwether & Lorene Scafaria
October 24, 2010 (2010-10-24) 210
It's Take Your Daughter to Work Day at the hospital and the staff all bring in their children. The Chief brings her 27 year old daughter (Lizzy Caplan) who she keeps treating like a child. Blake Downs brings his five clown-faced daughters whose singing group he coaches. Dr. Richie's daughter discovers a child patient whose plug has fallen out, but she must wait to re-plug him until after sundown since it is Sabbath and she cannot perform any work. Drs. Flame and Maestro try to convince a hermaphrodite which gender to choose, with each doctor vying for their own gender. Guest stars: Steve Agee, Lizzy Caplan, Armen Weitzman
16 11 "You Know No One Can Hear You, Right?" Ken Marino Brian Huskey and Rob Corddry October 31, 2010 (2010-10-31) 211
Dr. Spratt is asked by a right-wing, pro-life Senator (Ed Begley Jr.) to perform an abortion on his sixteen-year-old son. Dr. Maestro struggles with a ten-year-old kid who keeps beating him up. Guest stars: Ed Begley, Jr., Rachael Harris, Zandy Hartig
17 12 "The Sultan's Finger: Live" David Wain Rob Corddry & Jonathan Stern
& David Wain
November 7, 2010 (2010-11-07) 212
In this (fake) live episode, the Childrens Hospital doctors must reattach a sultan's finger to his hand. Since the sultan doesn't want to be treated by Jews or clowns, Blake must decide to remove his clown makeup. However, the sultan's finger goes missing, until it is revealed to be with the Chief because she wanted to use the "royal DNA" in it to be with one of the sultan's assistants. Revelations about Cat Black and Valerie Flame are also revealed. Most of this happens as two of the three cameras used to film this episode "live" crash into each other and break, forcing the crew to use only one camera. Guest stars: Lake Bell, Jon Hamm, Iqbal Theba, David Wain, Matt Walsh

Season 3 (2011)[edit]

On October 1, 2010 Adult Swim announced that the show was renewed for a third season consisting of 14 new episodes.[6]

Series no. Season no. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
18 1 "Run, Dr. Lola Spratt, Run" Rob Schrab Rob Corddry June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02) 301 1.54[7]
The Childrens Hospital Crew is called in on a Saturday to rescue a child sinking in quicksand, but Dr. Lola Spratt's return is delayed. Guest stars: Lisa Edelstein, Rich Fulcher, Jon Hamm, Zandy Hartig, Brian Huskey
19 2 "Ward 8" Rob Schrab Jason Mantzoukas June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09) 307 1.34[8]
Detective Chance Briggs (Nick Offerman) turns up looking for access to Ward 8, ward of criminally insane children, from Dr. Owen Maestro. Dr. Blake Downs returns to his roots in order to help his old girlfriend Britches (Sarah Silverman). Dr. Glenn Richie, now injured after catching his hand in his own car door, has a fling with The Chief. Guest stars: Zachary Gordon, Zandy Hartig, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman
20 3 "The Black Doctor" Steve Pink Rob Corddry June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16) 302 1.66[9]
Dr. Blake Downs' new landlord kicks him out for being a clown, so he needs a place to stay. Meanwhile, Dr. Brian (Jordan Peele) returns to Childrens Hospital after leaving his job as a consultant on the medical drama "Black Hospital." Also, Dr. Valerie Flame is attracted to a naked Dr. Cat Black. Guest stars: Jordan Peele, Matthew Perry, Marlon Wayans, Brandon Johnson
21 4 "Home Is Where the Hospital Is" Michael Patrick Jann Erica Oyama June 23, 2011 (2011-06-23) 311 1.78[10]
When the group realizes space is limited in their apartment, they resort to having to kick someone out, and Glenn and Lola want to tell the group about their relationship. Meanwhile, Sy has been forced to live in an out-of-order restroom at the hospital. In the end, Glenn and Lola announce their relationship, and decide to move into a room together, solving the space problem in the apartment, while Sy is left hanging after almost getting to stay with the group. Guest stars: Nick Offerman, Jordan Peele, Lindsay Sloane, Thomas Lennon
22 5 "Nip/Tug" Dylan Kidd Brian Huskey June 30, 2011 (2011-06-30) 304 1.59[11]
A new plastic surgeon named Tugg makes Owen and Glenn jealous and eager to get rid of him, until he could possibly solve a mix-up in the maternity ward (where parents are getting the wrong babies). Eventually, Tugg has to leave after taking the blame for the mix-up. Meanwhile, Blake confronts Valerie about her raping of him the previous year, but she just puts him down.
23 6 "The '70s Episode" Steve Pink Rob Corddry July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07) 306 1.40[12]
It's the "Lost Episode" from 1976. Glenn returns from the Vietnam War to be an abortionist. Lola becomes a female doctor and gets no respect. Americans value their hot dogs. Disco!
24 7 "Father's Day" Tristram Shapeero Jonathan Stern July 14, 2011 (2011-07-14) 308 1.59[13]
Lola and Brian try to reunite Cat with her father. Blake waits for a criminal to be executed so that he can cut out his heart and bring it to the hospital before a minor turns 18, at which point Childrens can no longer treat them. Sy runs a urine drive.
25 8 "Stryker Bites the Dust" Dylan Kidd Rob Huebel & Paul Scheer July 21, 2011 (2011-07-21) 313 1.38[14]
After a beloved doctor passes away, Sy treats all the doctors to therapy sessions and forbids them from doing any work until they're well again. Meanwhile, Blake deals with the controversy of circus clowns versus city clowns, and the Chief struggles with her strange new hearing aid. Guest stars: Jordan Peele, Rob Riggle, Scott Aukerman, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts
26 9 "Childrens Hospital: A Play in Three Acts" Michael Patrick Jann Rob Corddry & Jonathan Stern & David Wain July 28, 2011 (2011-07-28) 314 N/A
Childrens Hospital presents a very special episode that will take you back to simpler times, when ladies wore dresses, men wore top hats and clowns knew their place. Guest stars: Bruce Davison, Kulap Vilaysack
27 10 "Munch by Proxy" Tristram Shapeero Rob Corddry August 4, 2011 (2011-08-04) 305 N/A
Owen shocks everyone when his secret wife (who doesn't believe he's actually a doctor) brings their injured baby daughter to the hospital for treatment. The Chief is horrified by this news, not least because it may lead to her attending a wedding with Chet the paramedic. And Valerie Flame finds herself playing a very high-stakes chess game against a man who could be the Grim Reaper! Guest stars: Brian Huskey, Michael McKean, Alicia Silverstone
28 11 "The Night Shift" Rob Schrab Jason Mantzoukas August 11, 2011 (2011-08-11) 309 1.63[15]
Frustration abounds at the hospital when the doctors are assigned to work the night shift where they learn the ropes from a European doctor that has joined the team, and tragedy strikes at the hospital when a doctor faces death. Guest stars: Nick Kroll, Paul Sheer, Joanna Angel
29 12 "The Chet Episode" Tristram Shapeero Seth Morris August 18, 2011 (2011-08-18) 310 1.66[16]
The episode focuses on Chet the paramedic (Brian Huskey) and fellow paramedic Shane (Joe Lo Truglio) who gives Chet advice on asking Chief (Megan Mullally) out, even causing Chet to believe he is a woman due to Shane's smooth talking. However, as the episode progresses, Chet begins to question if Shane is real or imaginary after Shane seemingly disappears after giving advice and when things go wrong. The episode climaxes when Chet, having run down a young girl to return to Childrens Hospital on "official business", walks into a hostage situation and is shot. The doctors begin to assess Chet's injuries before growing bored and Chet appears to pass on. He is revived by Shane and questions how Shane can save him if Shane is imaginary. He then decides he must kill Shane to "be free". He shoots Shane, who the doctors try and revive, and Chet apologizes stating he thought Shane was fake. Shane passes away and Chet wakes up in a hospital bed to, what appears to be Chief finally accepting his awkward advances. As they prepare to embrace he is interrupted by Dr Spratt who seems not to know who Chief is. It is revealed that Chief was a figment of Chet's imagination. Guest stars: Joe Lo Truglio
30 13 "Party Down" Rob Schrab Rob Schrab August 25, 2011 (2011-08-25) 312 1.61[17]
A food poisoning incident at a bar mitzvah brings in a large group of patients, prompting Dr Ritchie to have an adult bar mitzvah to make up for his own being cancelled when he was young. Rabbi McJewjew (David Wain) comes by to help out and re-kindles his affair with Valerie. Owen decides to have his foreskin re-attached when Chief mentions that women prefer it because it's more 'masculine'. When his father (Stephen Root) tells him he hasn't got his foreskin, Owen tries to fool Chief into attaching a piece of balogna only to be stopped just in time by his father (a tailor) who reveals he was never circumcised – just hemmed. Meanwhile, it's Blake's day off.

After the credits there is a short appearance by the cast of Party Down including Ken Marino and Megan Mullally in character.

Guest stars: David Wain, Lizzy Caplan, Ryan Hansen, Stephen Root, Martin Starr
31 14 "Newsreaders" Rob Schrab Jonathan Stern September 1, 2011 (2011-09-01) 303 1.45[18]
It's the second Newsreaders special with Louis LaFonda. In this special, all those sexy actors get their very own spinoff specials. Plus dolphins and whales are back! And last but not least, the continuing interview with Kate Walsh!

Season 4 (2012)[edit]

Childrens Hospital's fourth season began shooting December 1, 2011. Fourteen new episodes began airing August 10, 2012.[19]

Series no. Season no. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
32 1 "The Boy with the Pancakes Tattoo" Lake Bell Ken Marino & Erica Oyama August 10, 2012 411 1.64[20]
In this episode, which satirizes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, everyone at Childrens Hospital gets amnesia. After that, it looks as though the only way to get rid of the amnesia is to give the amnesia... amnesia. I forget what happens after that. Guest stars: Sean Eaton, Jason Ellis, Zandy Hartig, Gregory Scott Hicks
33 2 "Staff Dance" Steve Pink Jonathan Stern August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17) 409 1.73[21]
Madonna visits the hospital, stunning Owen. Guest stars: James Adomian, Kathryn Burns, Zandy Hartig, Brian Huskey
34 3 "Chief's Origin" Steve Pink Rob Corddry August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24) 410 1.68[22]
Chief recounts her past, but the doctors aren't interested in her tale. Guest stars: Abigail Spencer, Nick Offerman (uncredited)
35 4 "Free Day" Rob Schrab Ken Marino & Erica Oyama August 31, 2012 (2012-08-31) 401 1.57[23]
Sy assigns the staff to organize the patients' records while he is out of the hospital. However, with his absence, the staff consider it as a free day. Guest stars: Kathryn Burns, Beth Dover, Zandy Hartig, Brian Huskey, Lauri Johnson
36 5 "Behind the Scenes" Michael Patrick Jann David Wain September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07) 406 N/A
While filming an episode of Childrens Hospital, Dixie Peters (Lake Bell) and Lynn Williams (Erinn Hayes) have a romantic rivalry over the director, David Wain (David Wain), the latter being divorced from him and the former now married to him. Meanwhile, Rob Heubel (Rob Huebel) tries to hide his medical condition from the show's crew in order to keep his job with the help of Cutter Spindell (Rob Corddry). Guest stars: Timothy Busfield, Marston Fobbs, Zandy Hartig, Dele Ogundiran, Josh Sussman, David Wain, Jennifer Westfeldt
37 6 "The Return of the Young Billionaire" Rob Schrab Rob Huebel September 14, 2012 (2012-09-14) 402 1.61[24]
Owen works with a detective to get to the bottom of strange behavior by kids. Guest stars: Beth Dover, Michael Grant, Nikki Hahn, Zandy Hartig, Michaela Watkins
38 7 "British Hospital" Tristram Shapeero Sam Bain September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21) 408 1.44[25]
A look at the British version of "Childrens Hospital".

Guest stars: (For this episode, the following are given star billing in place of the original cast, who are all absent in this episode): Lauren Cohan, Frank Ferrante, Frances Fisher, Sasha Jackson, Dominic Monaghan, Jaime Murray, Jim Piddock, Dileep Rao

Other Guest stars: Rosalind Ayres, Neil Dale, Rebecca Jane Reid, Peter Serafinowicz (voice only)
39 8 "Ladies Night" David Wain Ken Marino & Erica Oyama September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28) 403 1.42[26]
A promotion for single moms catches the male doctors' attention. Guest stars: Tobin Carter, Barrow Davis, Zandy Hartig, Christina Pickles, Kelly Ryan, Leslie Thurston, Janet Varney, Anna Vocino
40 9 "A Kid Walks in to a Hospital" Lake Bell Rob Corddry & Jonathan Stern October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05) 412 1.35[27]
Sy's spy past comes back to haunt him when his former partner returns to kill him. Guest stars: Paxton Anderson, Beth Dover, Zandy Hartig, Brian Huskey, Abigail Spencer (in a different role)
41 10 "A Year in the Life" David Wain David Wain October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19) 404 1.55[28]
The events of a full year at the hospital are chronicled. Guest stars: Beth Dover, Philip Baker Hall, Zandy Hartig, Tina Huang, Kulap Vilaysack
42 11 "Attention Staff" Ken Marino Rob Corddry October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26) 413 1.45[29]
The identity of the mysterious public announcement announcer is finally revealed when Blake and Owen look around the corners of the hospital. Meanwhile, Sy tries to warn Sal Viscuso, the PA announcer, but instead sees the ghost of Arthur Childrens (Jon Hamm). When Blake finally sees Sal (Michael Andrew Stock), a young boy who has not died, but rather has just not aged since he was experimented on, he chases after him but is outrun by him. "A friend" (Michael Cera) tells Blake that he won't be able to catch Sal. All this happens while Chief stays in the door, doing nothing but talking. Guest stars: Jon Hamm, Zandy Hartig, Michael Andrew Stock, and Michael Cera
43 12 "Childrens Lawspital" Ken Marino Jason Mantzoukas November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02) 414 1.68[30]
Lola has no friends or pets so she gets a law degree and defends Owen, who is charged with murdering a patient by slapping him during surgery. Guest stars: Nate Corddry, Gabriel Sean Elias, Kathryn Hahn, Mark Sarian, Reginald VelJohnson
44 13 "Wisedocs" Michael Patrick Jann Rob Corddry November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09) 407 N/A
Sy succumbs to pressure and allows a wounded Mafia kingpin to be admitted. Detective Briggs changes vocations. Chief has a day off. Guest stars: David Krumholtz, Joey Diaz, Eddie Mekka, Nick Offerman
45 14 "Eulogy" Michael Patrick Jann Jonathan Stern November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) 405 1.54[31]
An episode of Newsreaders takes a look at the death of a cast member. Guest stars: Mather Zickel, David Wain, Kevin Pollak

Season 5 (2013)[edit]

Series no. Season no. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
46 1 "A New Hope" Michael Blieden Rob Corddry July 26, 2013 (2013-07-26) 501 1.34[32]
Blake comes back from the dead. Then he comes back from the dead again. And again, and again, and again. Guest stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Agee, Jon Hamm
47 2 "Triangles" Lake Bell Michael Showalter August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02) 502 1.63[33]
Blake's son Willy witnesses a murder and it's up to detective Chance Briggs to save the day and also have a lot of sex. Guest stars: Nick Offerman, Jaleel White, François Chau
48 3 "The C-Word" David Wain Diablo Cody August 9, 2013 (2013-08-09) 513 1.39[34]
A plane crash interrupts an evening of fun on the base. Owen tangles with a time loop. Guest stars: Christina Kirk, Alice Lo, Logan Miller, James Adomian
49 4 "Country Weekend" Ken Marino David Wain August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16) 510 1.53[35]
Cat and Michael's wedding weekend at a vacation house sees the doctors and their partners entwined in a murder mystery which Owen must solve. Guest stars: Judah Friedlander, Carla Gallo, Richard Kind, Justin Kirk, "Weird Al" Yankovic
50 5 "Imaginary Friends" Michael Blieden Jason Mantzoukas August 23, 2013 (2013-08-23) 506 1.22[36]
Owen and Dr. Santa Claus have to save a ward full of sick imaginary friends from closure. Cat wants to become a mother. Guest stars: Sean Conroy, Brian Doyle-Murray, Alexa Havins, Jay Johnston, Andrew Pifko, Cole Sand, Andrew Santino
51 6 "The Gang Gets Sushi" David Wain Jonathan Stern & David Wain & M. Charles Willems August 30, 2013 (2013-08-30) 504 1.33[37]
Lola's spot-on impersonations get her assigned to a government task force as an old love interest complicates matters. Guest stars: Jordan Peele, Nina Franoszek, Wolf Muser
52 7 "Old Fashioned Day" Timothy Busfield Michael Showalter September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06) 509 1.17[38]
It's Old Fashioned Day at Childrens Hospital. And it lasts longer than a day, which allows for a conflict. Guest stars: Laura Chinn, Beth Dover, Carter Hastings, Tim Neenan, James Urbaniak, Steven Weber
53 8 "Spoiler Alert: Owen Gets a Perm" Lake Bell Jonathan Stern September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13) 507 1.64[39]
Owen gets a perm, so Chief and Kat have to trick him into one of Chet's immersive Hallowe'en mazes. Glenn's mouse Chilli dies. Blake doesn't understand modern idiomatic expressions. Guest star: Michael Winslow
54 9 "Wine Tasting" Timothy Busfield David Wain and Laura Chinn September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20) 505 1.20[40]
Sy arranges a wine tasting at the hospital for Valerie and Chief, while Owen poses as Glenn thanks to an unconventional plan. But what will hospital reviewer Levon Bainter think of all this? Guest stars: William Atherton, Beth Dover
55 10 "Blaken" Michael Blieden Rob Huebel October 4, 2013 (2013-10-04) 503 1.29[41]
Blake is kidnapped, while Owen and Sy struggle to keep "Paging Doctor Maestro" on the air. Chief is homesick and steals the mail.
56 11 "A Lot of Brouhaha Over Zilch" Ken Marino Rob Corddry October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11) 512 1.29[42]
Derrick Childrens plots to wrest control of the hospital from Sy. A parody of Shakespeare plays.
57 12 "My Friend Falcon" Michael Blieden Jonathan Stern October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18) 511 1.39[43]
Childrens Hospital director David Wain shoots a documentary about his relationship with cast member Just Falcon. Guest stars: Kerri Kenney-Silver, Sam Trammell
58 13 "Coming and Going" October 25, 2013 (2013-10-25) 514 1.51[44]
The doctors' stay in Japan comes to a head in a double-episode season finale. Guest stars: Jack McBrayer

Season 6 (2015)[edit]

Childrens Hospital has been renewed for a sixth season, which will air in 2015.[5]

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