Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy 104th Birthday, Norman Lloyd!

The St. Elsewhere Experience is delighted to extend belated birthday greetings to living legend Norman Lloyd, St. Elsewhere's Dr. Daniel Auschlander, who turned 104 years old this past Thursday, November 8.

Apparently, Lloyd was the target of a recent internet death hoax, as reported by MediaMass. We are happy to report that he is alive and well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

St. Elsewhere Complete Series Available on Hulu

Finally, something resembling an official release of seasons two through six of St. Elsewhere.

A big thanks to John DiMaggio for this tip--evidently, video streaming platform Hulu is now carrying the complete series of St. Elsewhere.

I live in Canada and can't access Hulu, so if anyone cares to leave comments as to the quality and completeness of the episodes, that would be awesome. In particular, I'm wondering if the episodes are the full 48-minute episodes, and if the background music is still intact.

Here's a news clip from 2017 about the deal between Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. This is the first bit of movement on releasing St. Elsewhere since the first season DVD came out over a decade ago.

Update, November 10: Good news! According to our commenters, the episodes are full-length, and the original background music (soundalikes of pop songs, that is) has been preserved, which wasn't the case with the season one DVD release.

Update, February 1, 2019: It would appear that some of the music has been re-recorded. I watched "Sweet Dreams", and the guitar music during Jack's dream has been replaced. The new version sounds less like Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker" than the original sound-alike. Fortunately, the "Legs" music video remains intact.

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