St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

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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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29 January 1999 | gandalf-25
I still miss it
This series helped break prime time drama out of the 70's, "Marcus Welby M.D.", "Medical Center" humorless, melodramatic rut, and was the father of such shows as "Northern Exposure", "ER", and "Chicago Hope". The latter has even paid homage to it through subtle references to its characters and storylines.

Along with "Hill Street Blues" it offered week after week of an ingenious blend of truly insightful drama and clever, often bizzare humour that left me craving more. It is still one of the most missed television programs to ever leave the air.

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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: Do me a favor, say "moose and squirrel".
Natasha: Moose and squirrel.
Dr. Mark Craig: That's what I thought.


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

In the final season, St. Eligius has been bought by Ecumena. In several episodes of the final season, the following message appears during the end credits: "ECUMENA is a fictional company that does not represent any actual company or corporation."


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
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Dave Grusin
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