1.4 Dreams, Schemes
and Putting Greens


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Original Air Date: August 2, 1990 Production Number: 78703
Written by:
Sean ClarkDirected by: Dan Lerner

Maurice: I got to hand it to you people ... you have the resiliancy of ants.

Log line (1): Holling gets cold feet and leaves a pregnant Shelly at the altar, while Joel and Maurice try to make a deal with visiting Japanese businessmen to build a resort in Cicely.
Synopsis (1):

Bar owner Holling Vincoeur (John Cullum) proposes to Shelly Tambo (Cynthia Geary) after learning that she is carrying his child. But he gets cold feet just before the ceremony and leaves the bride, Shelly; maid of honor, Maggie; best man, Joel; and a church full of people in shock.

Meanwhile, Joel joins Maurice in wooing a group of Japanese businessmen to build a golf resort in Cicely, after striking a deal with Maurice to include him in as a well-paid "attending physician" at the resort.

(Production Bible)

Shelly's father, GORMAN TAMBO, 38 (a four-time loser): Establishes Shelly's last name; Uncle Bart & Aunt Louise had to stay at the cannery: middle of salmon run. Shelly left home when she was 14. Holling was born in the Yukon, an only child. Father died at 104, grandfather at 106, mother at 42, grandmother at 44. Chris was ordained via a classified in Rolling Stone.

Facts to Wax:
(Production Bible)

Maurice was one of the judges for the Miss Northwest Passage contest.
According to Joel, Chris does an Ozzie Osbourne impersonation.
Shelly's age is established (18).
(According to deForest, "Jewels up on the Kayak River" was est'd in a previous episode)

Guest stars:

Okie Masuto - Michael Paul Chan
Vincent Chiba - Lenny Imamura
Gorman Tambo - Anthony Curry
Richard 'Rick' Pederson - Grant Goodeve (also appeared in 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.1, 4.1)
Bar Patron - William Douglas Smith

(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)

• Overture to The Mikado
[Maurice takes Japanese businessmen for a drive]

Diet of Strange Places - kd lang
[Holling proposes to Shelly.]

Get Your Life - Livingston
[Holling meets Shelly's dad.]

My Way - Frank Sinatra (Note: It was performed by Paul Anka on Ausgerechnet Alaska, the german soundtrack but as a organ instrumental on the show)
[Shelly is stood up at the altar.]

It wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells (Note: it was performed by Dolly Parton on Ausgerechnet Alaska, the german soundtrack)
[An enraged Shelly hurls drinking glasses at Holling.]

Sukiyaki - Sakamoto
[Joel happily walks along the golf course.]

Hello Young Lovers -King and I cast recording
[Maurice sings at Shelly and Holling's wedding]

Just Like You - Hot Rize (or Smokey Robinson?)
[Outdoor shot of Cicely, closing scene.]

Shelly's Earrings:

Bangles [Visits Dr. Joel, visits Maurice.]

Thin crystal dangles [Wedding(s)]

Ed's T-shirts: Neil Young tie dye shirt with peace sign centered on front (Thanks Jeff!)

Footnotes and additional research

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