Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which physician died in the very last episode of "St. Elsewhere"?||"St. Elsewhere"
Dr. Daniel Auschlander. Weakened by the liver cancer from which he suffered throughout the series, the elderly Auschlander finally succumbed to a stroke.
Dr. Annie Cavanero. Not that he didn't try...Fiscus was memorably portrayed by comedian Howie Mandel. Actress Cynthia Sikes (Cavanero) left the show after season 3.
|Speaking of "Time Heals," which regular cast member played his character's own father in "flashback" scenes in that episode?||"St. Elsewhere"
Ed Flanders. In addition to his usual role as Dr. Donald Westphall, Flanders also portrayed his dad, Thomas, in scenes set in 1935.
|In the two-part episode "Time Heals," what anniversary was the hospital celebrating in the present-day scenes?||"St. Elsewhere"
50th. This imaginative episode also featured "flashbacks" to significant events in St. Eligius' history from 1935 to 1985.
|What future movie star portrayed Clancy Williams, the girlfriend of Dr. Jack Morrison?||"St. Elsewhere"
Helen Hunt. The couple broke up (and Hunt left the series) after Clancy decided to abort Jack's baby. David Morse (Morrison) was most recently seen in the CBS series "Hack."
Plastic Surgery. Played by Mark Harmon, Caldwell became one of the first TV characters to contract the AIDS virus. He left St. Eligius and later died offscreen.
|In the season 3 episode "Sweet Dreams," which character's dream/fantasy was a parody of the ZZ Top video "Legs"?||"St. Elsewhere"
Luther Hawkins. This scene was hilarious. Hospital orderly (and later, paramedic) Luther was played by Eric Laneuville.
|Which actress would later play her "St. Elsewhere" character on an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street"?||"St. Elsewhere"
Alfre Woodard. Originally an idealistic obstetrician, an older, more cynical Dr. Roxanne Turner was accused of "mercy killing" several patients in the 1998 "Homicide" episode "Mercy."
Morgue--Shirley Daniels. As rapist Peter would later "admit" in Jack Morrison's nightmare in the "Sweet Dreams" episode, "I deserved it."
2. The often obnoxious Ehrlich was played by Ed Begley Jr. His wives were Roberta Sloan (season 2) and Lucy Papandrao (season 6).
|When St. Eligius founder Father Joseph McCabe returned to the hospital after many years, from what ailment was he suffering?||"St. Elsewhere"
Lou Gehrig's Disease. Officially known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Fr. McCabe was played by veteran TV actor Edward Herrmann.
|Which young relative of a "St. Elsewhere" doctor was autistic?||"St. Elsewhere"
Tommy Westphall. In a strange twist, the final episode "revealed" that the entire series had supposedly been a fantasy in this character's mind. I know I'm in the minority, but I hated this ending!
|For how many of "St. Elsewhere's" six seasons did Denzel Washington play Dr. Phil Chandler?||"St. Elsewhere"
6. In fact, Washington remained in the cast up until the next-to-last episode, when Chandler not only left St. Eligius, but quit the medical profession altogether.
Stephen. The only child of Dr. Craig and his wife Ellen, Stephen was killed in a car crash in season 4.
Dr. Ben Samuels. Though he was considered one of the show's major stars when it premiered, Birney lasted just one season.