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.
Did You Know?
When Joel arrives in Cicely, the population of the town is shown as 215, corrected from previously 214, on the Welcometo Cicely sign. In a later episode the town's population is 839, as a joking reference to the show's budget of $839,000. This rise of the population is never explained. See more
Maurice J. Minnifield
When I heard we had a crack at a Jew doctor from New York City... well, I don't have to tell you I jumped. You boys do outstanding work.
Performed by Bud and Travis See more