Northern Exposure: The Body in Question (1991)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Slice of Life  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Possibly the best-remembered Northern Exposure TV episode of all, this is the one about "Frozen Pierre". Chris (John Corbett) stumbles across the corpse of a 19th century Frenchman, preserved in ice. Using "Pierre"'s yellowed diary as his guide, Joel (Rob Morrow) begins to rewrite history in his mind. Meanwhile, Maurice (Barry Corbin) hatches a get-rich-quick scheme; Shelley (Cynthia Geary) begins contemplating motherhood, and Holling (John Cullum) wonders if he is truly qualified for fatherhood. In typical Northern Exposure fashion, all the various plot strands are tied together by a common demoninator-this one a fellow who's been dead for over a hundred years. "The Body in Question" was first telecast November 4, 1991 (can it really be that long ago?)



burial, corpse, friendship, get-rich-quick-scheme, mother, small-town