Northern Exposure

Season 3 Episode 22

Our Wedding

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 11, 1992 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Maggie is throwing things at Joel at her house, a cassette tape hits him between the eyes. Later on he tells her he would have lost an eye if it hit him "an inch to the left." But for the rest of the episode he is wearing a band-aid on his right temple, to the wrong side of his eye.

  • Quotes

    • Eve: I'm a Christian Scientist.
      Adam: You're the poster child for the AMA!
      Eve: I am a reformed Christian Scientist.

    • (Adam and Eve are arguing in the aisle in the middle of the wedding)
      Adam: I don't want your money! What, you think I'm some kind of golddigger?
      Eve: I can't take that chance!
      (Bernard steps into the aisle so that his head appears between them)
      Bernard: I think I may be able to help!

    • Chris: Why not start things off with a wedding update?
      Bernard: Sure. Marilyn reports that the crane count is standing at 312.
      Chris: 788 to go, people, let's get folding!

    • Chris: (marrying Adam and Eve) Marriage. It's a hard term to define. Especially for me--I've ducked it like root canal. Still there's no denying the fact that marriage ranks right up there with birth and death as one of the three biggies in the human safari. It's the only one though that we'll celebrate with a conscious awareness. Very few of you remember your arrival and even fewer of you will attend your own funeral. You pick a society, any society, Zuni, Nudembo, Pennsylvania Dutch. What's the one thing they all have in common? Marriage. It's like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. That's not all though. Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here? Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. "I am the sky," says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. "You are the earth. We are sky and earth united…. You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind think because of you and I shall love because of you. Now are you guys cool with that?

  • Notes

    • Music:
      - "Solar Sex Panel" by Little Village
      - "She Took It Like a Man" by Confederate Railroad
      - "River of Tears" by Bonnie Raitt
      - "Poor Butterfly" by Benny Goodman
      - "The Four Seasons: Spring" composed by Vivaldi
      - "There'll Be Some Changes Made" by Benny Goodman
      - "The Four Seasons: Winter" composed by Vivaldi
      - "I Surrender, Dear" by Benny Goodman
      - "The Four Seasons: Autumn" composed by Vivaldi

  • Allusions