St. Elsewhere

Season 1 Episode 18

Dog Day Hospital

Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1983 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Going by McGrath's remarks to Ehrlich, this episode takes place around mid-March, which is very close to the original airdate.

  • Quotes

    • Barbara: (after shooting stereo playing music) I hate rock and roll!!
      Ehrlich: Wipeout....

    • Craig: What do you want?
      Barbara: Justice!

    • Craig: He did a good job today, Ehrlich.
      Westphall: Yeah. He seemed to handle himself very well.
      Craig: He really measured up to the situation. You know, I'm tough on him day in, day out. And God knows, everything about him grates like sandpaper; the hair, the clothes, the lingo... But he really came through today. I think I'll keep on cracking the whip.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: Dog Day Hospital

      The title is a tip of the hat to the 1975 movie "Dog Day Afternoon" starring Al Pacino and directed by Sidney Lumet. Like the episode, the movie deals with a high risk hostage taking.