‘Nip/Tuck’s’ ‘Oops’ Moment on Tiger Woods

A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning.

Niptuck In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business partner, the straight-laced Dr. Sean McNamara, can’t. Christian’s response: “You can’t expect to play like Tiger Woods if you don’t practice.”

Considering that “practice,” in this case, refers to cheating on your spouse and not getting caught, that’s pretty dang funny — especially since the line was almost certainly written before Woods’ Thanksgiving mishap provided a late-in-the-year gift to People, US Weekly and various other tabloids, along with cable news and latenight comedians.

Woods might rival the fictional plastic surgeon in terms of infidelity,
but he’s hardly a role model on the subject of avoiding detection. So the ill-timed throwaway line qualifies as a happy (or unhappy) coincidence, depending on your point of view.

For my money, it was the best thing in the episode, mostly because the current season of “Nip/Tuck” continues to be — pardon the expression — subpar.

More Voices

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning. In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business […]

  • Randall Arney Geffen Playhouse

    What No NYC Nonprofit Theater Likes to Talk About

    A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning. In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business […]

  • The Lion King Broadway

    How 'The Lion King' Ushered in the Era of the Blockbuster on Broadway

    A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning. In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business […]

  • Kevin Spacey Clarance Darrow Broadway

    Broadway Gets Serious About Sexual Harassment

    A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning. In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business […]

  • Scrips Discovery Partnership

    A Merger Between Scripps and Discovery Could Be a Smart Fit

    A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning. In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    A preview of the Jan. 6 installment of “Nip/Tuck” — which kicks off the program’s final arc — contains a reference to Tiger Woods that’s laden with what’s presumably an unintended double meaning. In the show, ladies man Dr. Christian Troy is asked why he can successfully get away with screwing around when his business […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content