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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Series cast summary:
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 Dr. Victor Ehrlich (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Mark Craig (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Wayne Fiscus (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Jack Morrison (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Nurse Helen Rosenthal (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Philip Chandler (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Daniel Auschlander (132 episodes, 1982-1988)
Eric Laneuville ...
 Luther Hawkins / ... (128 episodes, 1982-1988)
Ed Flanders ...
 Dr. Donald Westphall (120 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Elliot Axelrod / ... (97 episodes, 1983-1988)
Sagan Lewis ...
 Dr. Jacqueline Wade (84 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Ellen Craig (77 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Robert Caldwell (70 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Dr. Annie Cavanero (68 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Nurse Lucy Papandrao (62 episodes, 1982-1988)
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This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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26 October 1982 (USA)  »

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(137 episodes)

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In one episode, Dr. Axelrod and P.A. Luther Hawkins are trying to cheer up Dr. Fiscus, who had been shot. Among the things they perform to do that is blowing up rubber surgical gloves, then putting them over their heads, to no avail, prompting Axelrod (Stephen Furst) to make a comment about the guy on TV who got a big laugh on TV doing the bit - which was Howie Mandel, who played Dr. Fiscus. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dr. Donald Westphall: Oh, boy.
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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. See more »

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Referenced in Scrubs: My Sacrificial Clam (2002) See more »

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St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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The Best of the Best!
7 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching St. Elsewhere on Bravo, I realized that it is truly a superior show even now. It took chances that nobody else is willing to take. It is even more multi-ethnic than most dramas today. It makes ER and other medical shows look like they written by first graders. Even after all these years, St. Elsewhere has aged like fine wine. It is fresher now than ever before. Too bad, it struggled in its day. What a shame. It is truly one of the finest dramas on television today even in syndication. ER could learn a lot from watching St. Elsewhere. Too bad, ER's stars are ruining their own show. Maybe if William Daniels joined the cast, I would start watching it again. St. Elsewhere is one of the finest hours on television. Even now, it will blow you away. I miss the chemistry among it's characters and it's controversial but yet compassionate way of handling some situations. I still think Christina Pickles should be recognized with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) because it would boost the show's genius and brilliance all around the world. I dislike the fact that she will be more remembered for her role as Ross and Monica's mother on Friends than her days on St. Elsewhere as Nurse Rosenthal, a British woman with a love for Jewish men. Anyway, it was a show that just gets better in time. It's classic television and every medical show should watch and take notes.


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