Northern Exposure: Season 1, Episode 2

Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence (19 Jul. 1990)

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Frank Salsedo ...
Uncle Anku (as Frank Sotonoma Salsedo)
Grant Goodeve ...
Peg Phillips ...
Ruth-Anne
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Marilyn
Armenia Miles ...
Mrs. Anku
Leslie Rueschenberg ...
Mindy
Hannah Johnson ...
Woman #1
Sandra Lee Dejong ...
Woman #2 (as Sandra DeJong)
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Dr. Joel Fleischman slowly starts accepting his desperately desolate fate, despite a defective shower leaving him to choose between swallowing his pride in order to get Maggie's plumbing help or bathing in the utterly icy lake. Popular DJ Chris Stevens' 'irreverent' comments on even Walt Whitman get him sacked from Maurice's radio K-Bear, but the boss soon offends everyone else in Cecily. Ed Chigliak's suave way gets reluctant Joel to make confusing house-calls on Ed's uncle, paradoxical medicine man Anku, who treats Joel to a Kentucky takeaway, traditional dancing and a sauna but refuses to be treated for his fatal cancer. Written by KGF Vissers

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At the meeting in the church Holling asks Maurice to come forward. Holling takes a seat behind and to Maurice's right. During the course of Maurice's presentation Holling suddenly appears seated in the front pew next the Shelley. In the next camera angle he's back in the seat behind and to Maurice's right. See more »

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