Monday, February 11, 2019

"A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking"

Description: A man claiming to be the true inventor of the Craig 9000 kidnaps Ehrlich. Brett Johnston's rib injuries have led to pneumonia, and he is determined to break with his partner. Kiem helps Amy Jeffries, a lonely St. Eligius neighbor. Griffin treats a driven young broker determined to make a million dollars before he dies. Lucy worries she might be pregnant. Helen returns to work. Ecumena gets sued for copyright infringement. Mrs. Spooner ends her husband's suffering.

Originally aired December 16, 1987.


William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig
Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander
Ronny Cox as Dr. John Gideon

Also Starring (in alphabetical order)
Bonnie Bartlett as Ellen Craig
Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Stephen Furst as Dr. Elliott Axelrod
Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Seth Griffin
Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins
Sagan Lewis as Dr. Jacqueline Wade
Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
France Nuyen as Dr. Paulette Kiem
Cindy Pickett as Dr. Carol Novino
Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Jennifer Savidge as Nurse Lucy Papandrao
Denzel Washington as Dr. Philip Chandler

Watching St. Elsewhere on Hulu or elsewhere? Feel free to comment on this episode below.


  1. If only there could have been more of the dummies talking and singing. Wonderful!

  2. Does anyone know the origin of the title of this episode? It's obviously used because of the final scene, but I always assumed the title itself was a reference to (or quotation from) some other show. However, Googling the title only brings up pages about this episode of St Elsewhere.

    1. Hi Phil, this article from the On Call Newsletter has the story behind the reference: Also this:

    2. That's really helpful, thanks Daniel :-)


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