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“Trapper John M.D.” :: Brain Child (February 18, 1982)

BRIEF SERIES DESCRIPTION

28 years after the Korean War, Trapper John is Chief of Surgery at San Franscico Memorial Hospital.

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EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION

Seventeen year old Dr. Schweitzer is a new intern at the hospital, which tends to irk Gonzo. Dr. Schweitzer takes his work very seriously, pushing himself to the limit. Trapper tries to help him remember that there is more to medicine than science and books.

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GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

GENRE: Drama
SETTING: San Francisco Memorial Hospital; San Francisco, CA
STATION: CBS
AIR DATES: September 1979 – September 1986
NUMBER OF EPISODES: 151
NORMAL RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes

“BRAIN CHILD” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: February 18, 1982
EPISODE NUMBER: 40
WRITER: Deborah Zoe Dawson, Victoria Johns
DIRECTOR: Barry Crane

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CREATOR: Richard Hooker
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Frank Glicksman

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Nurse Andrews…Sarah Cunningham
Dr. Jacob Christmas…Kip Gilman
Dr. George Alonzo ‘Gonzo’ Gates…Gregory Harrison
Nurse…Chris Hutson
Nurse Clover…Bebe Kelly
Dr. Justin ‘Jackpot’ Jackson…Brian Stokes Mitchell
Nurse Gloria ‘Ripples’ Brancusi…Christopher Norris
Dr. John Francis Xavier McIntyre…Pernell Roberts
Dr. Sandler…Richard Schaal
Arnold Slocum…Simon Scott
Dr. Stanley Riverside II…Charles Siebert
Nurse Ernestine Shoop…Madge Sinclair
Dr. Charlie Nichols…Michael Tucci
Melanie McIntyre…Jessica Walter
Nurse Shapiro…Marion Yue

GUEST CAST OF EPISODE “BRAIN CHILD”

Anesthesiologist… Peter Harrell
O’Malley…Cassandra Gaviola
Max Wyatt…Michael Constantine
Elliot Schweitzer…Michael J. Fox
Otterholm…Danny Goldman
Mr. Schweitzer…Nicholas Pryor
Reims…Nicholas Guest
Announcer…Gil Stratton
Wendell…Norman Stuart
Phillips…Richard Parnes
Ricky Schweitzer…Adam Gunnas

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EXTRAS

Related Sites

Tim’s Trapper John M.D. Website

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