St. Elsewhere

The Count

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 3/8/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Samuels helps Cavanero hide her patient, a porn star, from a slovenly process server; Armstrong worries about the ethics of a surgeon who does unnecessary heart surgery for kickbacks; Ehrlich and Fiscus nearly come to blows over their living arrangements; and Dr. Craig considers moving.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christina Pickles

    Nurse Helen Rosenthal

  • Terence Knox

    Dr. Peter White (1982-1985)

  • Ed Begley Jr.

    Dr. Victor Ehrlich

  • Cynthia Sikes

    Dr. Annie Cavanero (1982-1985)

  • David Birney

    Dr. Benjamin Samuels (1982-1983)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Craig: If you act with authority, people will tell you anything.

    • Craig: Your pool was paid for by Crestline, the same corporation that makes the pacemakers that you use exclusively. Andrews: That's right. Craig: Well now, that might not be a felony, Larry, but at the very least it's a conflict of interest and I know it's more than that. It's a bribe, Larry. So I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to go after you with everything that I've got. It may take day or a month or a year but I'm going to get you unless you save me the trouble. Andrews: And...? Craig: Get out of my hospital.

    • Fiscus: Any communicable diseases? Nurse: What would you like?

    Notes (1)

    • G.W. Bailey does not appear in this episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Kochar: There are, in fact, three names a cat must have. Discussing the the naming of cats, Vijay paraphrases a concept first presented in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), a collection of feline poems by T.S. Eliot. The poems were the basis for the musical Cats, one the most successful theatrical musicals of all time.

    • The Odd Couple Fiscus: It's like living with Felix Unger. Having Ehrlich as a roommate moves Fiscus to compare him to Felix Unger. Felix is one half of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. One of the most successful plays ever written The Odd Couple is a staple of American theatre and the story has been adapted into a movie, a movie sequel, a television series and even a female version of the original play. Comedicly relating the experiences of two incompatible roommates, the couple are Oscar Madison (easy going, plebeian slob) and Felix Unger (neurotic, fussy neat freak). Oscar and Felix were most famously played by Eddie Bracken and Art Carney (Broadway), Walter Mathau and Jack Lemmon (movie) and Jack Klugman and Tony Randall (television).

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