Question: What does the "A.E.S." stand for in A.E.S. Hudson Street?


Answer: I suspect you already know, Terrin, and are testing me. But for the benefit of those who don't, it stood for Adult Emergency Services.

And for the benefit of those who don't know what the heck we're talking about — which is probably pretty much everyone reading this, since the ABC sitcom ran for only a month beginning in March 1978, I'll explain that A.E.S. Hudson Street starred Gregory Sierra as the put-upon Dr. Tony Menzies, chief resident of an underfunded and overworked emergency room in downtown New York City. (Though it's probably tough to imagine, given how expensive every neighborhood in the city is these days, downtown Manhattan was a run-down locale — in a run-down city — in the '70s.)

If the show seemed to owe a lot to the classic Barney Miller, it was because it came from the same people. Joining Sierra in the cast were Stefan Gierasch, Rosana Soto, Susan Peretz, Ralph Manza, Bill Cort, Allan Miller and Ray Stewart.