‘Chicago Med’ celebrates 100th with corpse cake

What do you do when you’re a hit medical drama and you have to do something special to celebrate your 100th episode which is an achievement for any series? If you’re handling corpses all day long on NBC’s hit drama Chicago Med, you might, oh, well party down with an ultra-realistic corpse cake?


On Tuesday, the cast and crew of Dick Wolf’s 5-year-old series did just that. After filming their 100th episode at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios the stellar cast which includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Torrey DeVitto, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Yaya DaCosta, and crew performed oral surgery on a scarily realistic cake made of Rice Krispies, sheets of red velvet, and buttercream frosting.

On an operating table. Yum.

The enormous celebratory dessert, which reportedly took five days to make, was made to resemble no one in particular and was wheeled in on a gurney. 

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“I didn’t want to offend anyone, so it’s just a generic old man,” Dina Cimarusti explained to the Chicago Tribune, who usually does special effects for the medical drama and started making the cake on Friday.

The corpse even had tattoos on his chest and arm — one is the Staff of Hermes, which features two snakes and wings and is widely recognized as a symbol of medicine, and the other is a red heart commemorating the special episode.

“This is an amazing start for the show,” Wolf said to the cast, crew, and production team prior to slicing open the cake. He continued, “The aim here is to be on (TV) well into the next decade.”

The Reel 360 team hopes so.

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