Northern Exposure

Season 5 Episode 3

Jaws of Life

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 04, 1993 on CBS
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Jaws of Life
Maurice is chosen to be a wax figure at Madame Tussaud's, in London, for their rugged individualist's exhibit. Chris is faced with having to live longer than he planned on, a consequence he has trouble dealing with. The dentist comes to town, which puts everyone on edge.moreless

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    Barry Corbin

    Barry Corbin

    Maurice J. Minnifield

    Janine Turner

    Janine Turner

    Mary Margaret "Maggie" O'Connell

    John Corbett

    John Corbett

    Christopher "Chris in the Morning" Danforth Stevens

    John Cullum

    John Cullum

    Holling Gustav Vincoeur

    Peg Phillips

    Peg Phillips

    Ruth-Anne Miller [ season 4+, recurring previously ]

    Cynthia Geary

    Cynthia Geary

    Shelly Marie Tambo(-Vincoeur)

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    • QUOTES (15)

      • Earl: (Chris is bothering a guy named Mike) We know your ship's adrift, but Mike didn't cut the rope.

      • Ed: There's some of you in there.

      • Maurice: (to the wax model) People would line up across Alaska to fill my shoes. But here I am standing talking to you.

      • Maurice: (after Chris leaves, to the wax dummy) That's one troubled puppy, huh? (suddenly looks sheepish)

      • Chris: If I sound a little strange, it's 'cause I am.

      • Chris: I'm just not prepared to pull that much time on Planet X!

      • Chris: I'm so "okay" I'm gonna live another 1000 years!

      • Maurice: (about his wax double) It's flawless!
        Ruth-Anne: That's one way of putting it.

      • Holling: I wouldn't miss this for a sleigh ride!

      • Chris: Chris Stevens gets a reprieve, a midnight phone call from the governor!

      • Dr. Summer: (only the second dentist to examine Chris in 31 years) Considering the neglect, there's a remarkable lack of activity in your mouth.

      • Dr. Summer: We make a pact, you know. You promise to brush, you promise to floss, but you don't brush, you don't floss.

      • (Ruth-Anne makes an excuse to avoid talking to the dentist)
        Dr. Summer: She probably thinks we're going to crown those bicuspids. (pause) She's right, too.

      • Dr. Summer: Hi, Shelly.
        Shelly: (continuing to walk right past him) Hi Doc Summer, long time no see.
        Dr. Summer: I see you've got one in the oven.
        Shelly: Yeah, but he doesn't have teeth yet.

      • Chris: You know what you are Earl? You're a little, tiny, busy ant. You too, Mike. Both you guys, with your mortgages and your term life insurance and your Weber kettles. Ant. Ant. All of you, you're all a bunch of little, busy, blind ants. All you all. Saving up for your rainy days. Scratching up your acorns for the winter. You look at me and you think, "What a piece of pathetic trash out there in that leaky trailer." No spoon, no fork, no prospects. But, you know why? Cause I'm a grasshopper. Ant. Grasshopper. Ant. Grasshopper. Ant. Grasshopper. Ant. Grasshopper. (pokes Holling) Ant!
        Holling: Now I wish you hadn't done that, Chris.
        Chris: Ant...Ant.
        Holling: I'm gonna have to 86 you.
        Chris: You're throwing me out?
        Holling: Keep your butt out of here until you settle down some...grasshopper.

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