Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Good Vibrations"

Description: The representative of a foreign medical group interested in the hospital visits to absorb the psychic aura of the place (via flashbacks) but collapses from a heart attack before he can recommend the sale.

Originally aired May 13, 1987.


Ed Flanders as Dr. Donald Westphall
Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander

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
Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
Cindy Pickett as Dr. Carol Novino
Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Denzel Washington as Dr. Philip Chandler

and Starring
William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig

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1 comment:

  1. Although this clip-show episode is generally poorly regarded, there are some great examples of the writers' penchant for puns and allusions. I've just added these two to the episode's IMDb page:

    In one scene Dr. Auschlander says to Ebenezer Wright, "In all candour, Eb, you're treating this as a cabaret." Kander & Ebb were the composer & lyricist who wrote the musical Cabaret.

    And in the scene where Eb collapses from a heart attack while addressing the hospital staff, his last words sound like, "In conclusion, I'd like to say..." but what he actually says is "In occlusion..." A coronary occlusion is a blockage of a coronary artery.


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