Northern Exposure Seasons 1-6 DVD tells the story: Joel encounters a 108-year-old man who has come home to Cicely. He tells Joel that Cicely, founded by two incredible, free-thinking women named Roslyn and Cicely, was once considered the "Paris of the North". The series regulars appear in this episode as various residents from 1909.
Joel's futile effort to handle his cabin's plumbing problems on his own provide a great source of amusement for Maggie. Meanwhile, at Ed's request, Joel attempts to treat his Uncle Anku's (guest star Frank Sotonoma Salsedo) deteriorating health with little success. Averse to modern medicine, the Indian elder tests Joel's schooled, medical expertise. At KBHR, the storefront radio station, anger and unrest develops among the townsfolk when Maurice fires deejay Chris-in-the-morning (John Corbett) and takes over the station controls himself -- playing nonstop show tunes.
In the show Northern Exposure Seasons 1-6, an offbeat comedy drama series, which gained a loyal cult following and enthusiastic press during its five-season run, Northern Exposure concerned Dr. Joel Fleishman (Rob_Morrow), a recent medical school graduate who attended Columbia University on a scholarship that stipulated that after graduation, he had to spend four years working as a general practitioner in the small town of Cicely, AK, where he is to be paid the princely sum of 465 dollars a month.
It was also expensive for the producers had to construct a 1908 version of the town and re-create the Alaska version of the Old West, not easy to do. That all the main characters of the contemporary town show up in the past adds a timeless quality.