St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.


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Creators:

Joshua Brand, John Falsey, John Masius, Mark Tinker

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7 October 2005 | nhg-3
Betty White on St. Elsewhere
In the wonderful episode with Betty White as a guest star playing a military general, John Doe (played magnificently by Oliver Clark) has been calling himself Mary Richards and calling other characters by names of other from the Mary Tyler Moore Shyow. The two separate plot lines seemingly have nothing to do withg eadch other, but the writer couldn't miss the opportunity it presented. Their paths cross, and John Doe addresses Betty White by the name of her character from MTM, and she replies something to the effect of, "I don't know what you're talking about." It is one of the best moments of television from the 1980's.

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Trivia

One episode called for Dr. and Mrs. Craig to visit Philadelphia. Inspired by returning to Independence Square, William Daniels sang a few lines of the song, "Sit Down, John!", from 1776 (1972). (The line was "It's hot as hell in Philadelphia!") The moment was included in the episode. (He also mentioned that there was something about being in the city of Philadelphia that just made him want to sing and dance). Daniels played John Adams in that movie. In this episode Dr. Craig (Daniels) also mentions to his wife that back in medical school he was "obnoxious and disliked" which is also something said by John Adams to his wife in "1776".


Quotes

Dr. Mark Craig: "Premature is a relative term, Donald."


Goofs

Throughout the series, Dr. Daniel Auschlander suffers from late-stage Liver Cancer and yet he is seen repeatedly as drinking "very good" Scotch after hours with his staff in his office. Alcohol consumption only aggravates Liver Cancer and hastens death.


Crazy Credits

After the credits, they show the MTM kitten wearing a surgical mask and smock to match the show. In final episode, the MTM kitten is shown underneath the credits, hooked up to life-support. At the end of the credits, the kitten flatlines.


Alternate Versions

The versions shown on Bravo cable network in the United States have many of the songs used throughout the series replaced with generic stock music, probably due to licensing issues.


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St. Elsewhere
by
Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song

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Genres

Comedy | Drama

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