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me, would you ladies mind postponing your trenchant literary critique so we
can continue with our little medical practice here?”
||When the world reminds Maurice of his age, he frets
himself into having a heart attack; Maggie relives
childhood fantasies of being Nancy Drew, detective extraordinaire; Joel is thrilled to find traces of Yiddish in Cicely's language and history.
Maurice is bombarded with unwelcome reminders of his age through social security
checks, senior-citizen movie discounts, and the ailing health of old friends.
Working himself into a frenzy over growing old, he suffers a minor heart attack.
Close to giving up his vices for the betterment of his heart, Maurice decides
in a life-affirming revelation that it is to be lived and savored, not squandered
counting birthdays and ailments.
Meanwhile, Maggie avoids
facing her feelings about her father's wedding by creating a "Nancy Drew" detective
fantasy about a couple who own a local curio shop. Construing a few odd incidents
to be a major mystery, Maggie carries out her investigation by trespassing in
the dark, accidentally scratching her eye on a branch. As Joel tends to her
wound, he makes her realize that her delusions of some great mystery are only
an avoidance of facing the fact that she is not the only woman in her father's
When Joel discovers traces
of Yiddish in the Tlingit language, he is intrigued and traces Cicely's history
to the source. Much to his pleasure, he discovers that a Jewish explorer was
marooned in the village in the eighteenth century and had a profound impact
on the dialect and culture. Joel, of course, envisions himself to be a modern-day
version of this historical figure, bringing medical awareness to the Cicely
Ed notes that Maurice colors his hair.
Maurice dates KIMBERLY,
a 21 year old Huskyette/Bimbette with a taste for the vernacular. "Eewww,
Maggie's dad is marrying
Jennifer Elgin, a composer.
Maurice and Ed go to the movies in Cantwell (quickly replacing Sleetmute as Southeastern Alaska's
hot new town!)
Joel concludes that the
mythological "Bear Man," who fathered a slew of Indian children, and Franco-Jewish
explorer Paul Berman are the same entity.
ED'S MOVIE REFERENCES: Reviews of "Menace
II Society" and "Homeward Bound".
Compares Maurice to Vito Corleone in "The
Godfather" after his heart attack.
Best Hair: Maggie in Nancy
Drew dream sequence.
Is it me or are we doing
more and more stunts this season? First Ed hangs from a tree branch, now Maurice
jumps off a cliff. This is a trend to watch.
Next break out character:
Dave the Cook? Joel has a whole scene with Holling's right hand man.
Truth or fiction? Jewish
explorer Paul Berman is not a real person, just a figment of our writers' imaginations.
Dave the Cook - William
Cashier - Ashley Rey
Mrs. Le Fleur - Lori Larsen
Mr. Le Fleur - Bob Morrisey
Sally - Wren Walker
Ellen Dorset - Micole Mercurio
Ricky Dorset - Douglas Rowe
Kimberly - Traci Martinson
George - Brandy Black
Ned - Eric Gustavson
Airplane Pilot - Mike Dewey
Maurice's Dive Stunt Double - David
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
I need names of missing tunes from the original airings - email me.]
Terrible Thing - Booker T. and the MGs
Riding the Gravy
Train - Jo Stafford
In the Shake of
The Future is Important
Onions - Booker T and the MGs
Suite - Lindsey Buckingham [Note that this is part of the same song suite
used at the end of 2.5 Spring Break during the Running
of the Bulls.]
String of pink, clear and black beads [Talks to Maggie about the mysteries about
Anyone notice the basement of the Brick and the basement of Ruth-Anne's look
a lot alike?
Barry Corbin talked about
the lake scene at the end this past summer at Moose
Days 2001 - he said he would only do it in *one* take. The water was very
cold. Another time, he said in the newsgroup, through Armando (who ran the old Barry Corbin web site):
You are right in assuming that I myself did not do the high dive. I was in
the water though, which was thrill enough as the pond was fed by a mountain
stream right off the snow pack! The water temperature was approximately 38 degrees
which certianly causes every inch of you to draw up! Fortunately, I had already
had all the children I needed.
and additional research