Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) graduated from Columbia University medical school where he attended thanks to a scholarship from the state of Alaska. Though he was slated to work in Anchorage, instead he gets assigned to be the General Practitioner the tiny Alaskan town, Cicely, to pay for his education.
Last Episode06x23 Tranquility Base Aired: Jul. 26, 1995
Maurice's plans to ask Barbara to marry him while spending the weekend at his new summer home are in jeopardy when her style clashes with the … [continue reading]
Series Fun Facts
- Paul Provenza was originally hired to take over the role of Dr. Joel Fleischman after Rob Morrow left the show. The difference in his appearance was to be attributed to Fleischman getting a…
[show]Paul Provenza was originally hired to take over the role of Dr. Joel Fleischman after Rob Morrow left the show. The difference in his appearance was to be attributed to Fleischman getting a new haircut, which according to Janine Turner's character, Maggie O'Connell, "suited him". This idea was decided against, as not to alienate Morrow's fans. So 'Paul Provenza' _ became a new doctor, Phillip Capra. The series only lasted one more season after their Morrow's departure.
- Mother and daughter characters Mrs. Whirlwind and Marilyn Whirlwind are played by real-life mother and daughter Armenia Miles and Elaine Miles.
- Elaine Miles won the part of Marilyn Whirlwind by accident. She accompanied her mother, Armenia Miles, who was auditioning for the part of Marilyn, and they cast Elaine instead.