Unlike Glen Larson’s more romantic crime-drama, One West Waikiki, QME was largely based upon identifying causes related to social conflict and prescribing socially responsible cures to some of the problems that plague our country. Whether the issue was environmentally based, such as toxic waste dumping, or narrowly-defined such as Tourette’s syndrome, QME writers continually provided critical issues of study, as the focus and subject matter of the series. Sometimes this could be accomplished in a tongue-in-cheek manner like “Dear Mummy” or other times it could be a bittersweet, yet poignant discussion of Altimizer’s Disease as in “Where is Morris Pearlmutter?” But in every case, the QME series encouraged viewers to think about themselves and how their actions (both emotional and physical) affected others in the community, at large.