Jewish New Yorker Dr. Joel Fleischman agreed to have his $125,000 Columbia med school bills paid for by the state of Alaska in exchange for him working 4 years there. As the capital Anchorage's quota is filled, he's offered an alternative rural post in Cecily. He hates it at first sight, but learns he can't get out of his contract and optimistic entrepreneur Maurice J. Minnifield will hold him to it, by any means. The locals and their mostly laid-back life-style are most confusing. His patients includes Walter, whose even fatter wife Edna shoots and stabs him because they didn't talk for years, and a girl who wants her beaver's teeth checked. His landlady is female pilot Maggie, his nurse an ever-smiling squaw. Written by
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Maurice tells Joel that he had to paint the apostrophe in "Roslyn's Cafe" himself, because the artist who had done the mural was so high on weed that he forgot it. In truth, the apostrophe and letter s were added by the crew to the existing mural in the Washington town of Roslyn, where the show was filmed. They were removed again after filming. See more
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