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
Just like ER - St. Elsewhere does a 5 minute straight shot scene with a single moving camera where cast members jumps in & out doing their lines & if someone screws up (especially the last group) the whole thing is to be re-done again - from the start. See more »
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 »
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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