Young Doc Don Craig announces that he's leaving the valley since there just isn't enough business for him and Doc Stuart. Kate and the girls try to drum up business for him, which includes convincing him to examine Fred Ziffel's pig, Arnold. But based on Doc Craig's latest cases, Kate thinks she's come up with a solution for him to stay: that he specialize in house calls for people who can't make it into the office. He enlists the help of Floyd and Charley, who wait for him as he makes his stops along the rail line. Meanwhile, Kate has another problem: the imminent arrival to the valley of Homer Bedloe. His visit is to see what trouble he can stir up to shut down the Cannonball. Bedloe thinks he can use Doc Craig's new business as a reason to shut down the train. When Kate figures out what Bedloe is up to, they have a race against time to get the train to the end of the line in Hooterville. They have to decide if winning that race should be at the short term expense of medical and ... Written by
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When Bedloe calls his home office he asks for area code 320, which like exchange 555 was a bogus code so that people wouldn't really try to call the number. The area code now exists, created in 1996 and covering most of central Minnesota. See more
Written by Curt Massey
& Paul Henning
Performed by Curt Massey
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