4.23 Mud and Blood



Original Air Date: May 11, 1993Production Number: 77622
Written by: Diana Frolov and Andrew SchneiderDirected by: Jim Charleston

Shelly: Take it from me, H. You, me and the rug rat - it's going to be better than Superbowl Sunday.

Log line (1): At the coming of spring, Maggie and Holling find affirmation of life in Shelly's pregnancy.
Synopsis (1):

Obsessed by a need to plant, Holling works a farm but hurts his back. He is comforted when Shelly finds herself pregnant.

After a video comes from Mike singing Maggie's praises for curing him, she becomes town healer - healing everything from broken appliances to Joel's mosquito bites and her own self-esteen.

For the annual Mosquito Festival, Maurice hires Wilbur, a truffle-sniffing pig. Wilbur seems depressed so Chris reads Charlotte's Web to him and he finally succeeds in his quest for truffles

Details (2):

The town uses garlic to ward off mosquitos.

Holling spent every summer from the age of ten to sixteen working on his Uncle's sorghum field.

Prior to her newfound healing powers, Maggie had a 'black thumb.'


Dave the Cook - William J. White
Walt Kupfer - Moultrie Patten
Ivory Springer - Ralph P. Martin
Peasant Man - David LoVine
(Also appeared in 3.23, 5.5, 5.8 )
Peasant Woman - Evelyn Perdue
Customer - Michael Massari
Posessed Girl - Emily Force (uncredited)
Mike Monroe (voice) - Anthony Edwards

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

[Nothing is listed on the Moose's Guide or The Northern Exposure Book.]
Most of it seems to be David Schwartz's tunes.
Band at the Mosquito Fest - "I wasn't raised on pop..."

Shelly’s Earrings: Garlic cloves [Cleaning the Brick, talks to Holling about planting.]
Pink pigs? [At Dr Joel's to see what's going on under the hood.]
Literature: Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
Additional Notes:

Ruth-Anne has had the store for 20 years.

Vincoeurs are sleezoids and scumbuckets.

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