When Peter comes home from school in the middle of the day with a case of the measles, Carol naturally tries to call in the family pediatrician, Dr. Porter. When she can't get through to the pediatrician's office, Mike tries to call the pediatrician's office himself. However, what Mike and Carol do not realize is that Dr. Porter is the girls' pediatrician, and who Mike tries to call is the boys' pediatrician, Dr. Cameron. So it's a case of one doctor too many when both Dr. Porter and Dr. Cameron come to the house. What's more disconcerting for Peter is that Dr. Porter is a woman. When the other five kids come home each with the measles, Mike and Carol not only have an issue in catering to the bedridden kids' every whim, but they have to decide which of Drs. Porter and Cameron will be the family pediatrician. Each of the six kids want to see their own doctor, and not the other. Although Mike and Carol do ultimately come to a decision after much discussion and argument, that decision is... Written by
Did You Know?
The two doctors in this episode played core cast parents in other sit-coms. Marion Ross
played Marion Cunningham on "Happy Days" (1974) and Herbert Anderson
played Henry Mitchell on "Dennis the Menace" (1959). See more