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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 25 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Maurice J. Minnifield / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Maggie O'Connell / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Holling Vincoeur / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Ed Chigliak / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Chris Stevens 110 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Shelly Marie Tambo / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Marilyn Whirlwind / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
Peg Phillips ...  Ruth-Anne Miller / ... 107 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Dr. Joel Fleischman / ... 102 episodes, 1990-1995
William J. White ...  Dave the Cook 49 episodes, 1991-1994
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Joel Fleishman is fresh out of medical college, and fresh out of luck. Failing to read the fine print in his scholarship conditions, he finds he has no choice but to move to the remote and somewhat eccentric town of Cicely, in the wilds of Alaska. Once there, he is welcomed by the peculiar locals who are not keen to see him go, most especially Maurice Minnifield, the ex-NASA astronaut. Despite Joel's adamant denials, one gets the impression that he enjoys life in Cicely more than he admits. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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12 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Ausgerechnet Alaska  »

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Wendy Schaal, the actress who played Tammy (Shelley's mother) was born in 1954. While in the series, Tammy supposedly had Shelley at a young age, Cynthia Geary (the actress playing Shelley) was born in 1965 making the actresses have only an 11 year age difference. See more »

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At KBHR, the needles on both of the illuminated VU meters (on the control board) do not move when Chris is talking or at any other time there is modulation. That would never be the case in a real radio station. See more »

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Dr. Joel Fleischman: I'll make you a deal. I'll give you a complete physical, head to toe, then you leave and never darken my doorstep again.
Eve: Blood gasses?
Dr. Joel Fleischman: Blood gasses.
Eve: Cholesterol infraction?
Dr. Joel Fleischman: I'll even throw in an EEG.
Eve: Deal.
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Clever, Funny, Quirky, Heartwarming, and there will be no other like it
2 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I loved this show and it's quirky ensemble. The stories were clever and there will never be another show quite like this one. I loved each and everyone of the characters. I also loved how they used some of the psychological aspects of the episodes. My favorite epys include episodes involving Shelly during her pregnancy particularly one where she sees the phases of her daughters life as though seeing the future of her child. Another are the episodes with the Rabbi and Joel Fleischman; Maggie and the Bear who magically transform into a handsome man in order to be with her for a few days is one of the most romantic and classic Northern Exposure episodes. I miss this show, but thank God for reruns.


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