The Week contest: Fish surgery
This week's question: A devoted British pet owner sprang for a $400 surgical procedure to remove a growth from the mouth of Bluebell — a 17-year-old goldfish — that required special fish anesthesia and a team to keep her wet on the operating table. If a TV network were to make a medical drama about the exploits of a team of fish surgeons, what should the series be titled?
THE WINNER: "S*P*L*A*S*H"
Glenda Mulqueen, Centennial, Colorado
SECOND PLACE: "The Fishicians"
Phyllis Klein, New York City
THIRD PLACE: "Fins and Needles"
Mimi Geller, Ashburn, Virigina
Jesse Rifkin, Arlington, Virginia
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Doogie Flounder, M.D."
Mark Gross, Glencoe, Illinois
"The Hippaquatic Oath"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Jim Grantham, Gainesville, Florida
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Salmon"
Amy Torchinsky, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Bait and Stitch"
Rob Crolius, McHenry, Maryland
Greg Stein, Prescott, Arizona
"Dr. Eel Good"
Arthur Pollack, Boynton Beach, Florida
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Michael Rouse, Troy, Michigan
"Patch and Release"
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
Richard Grimes, Fallon, Nevada