We count down the ways this Fox night time soap got our attention

By Bill Jacky
Updated May 21, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to pay our respects to Melrose Place, the most mindlessly entertaining apartment complex in TV history (sorry, 227). Oh, how we’ll miss the psycho bombers, the love triangles, the provocative hemlines. But at least we have our memories. How did MP‘s 226 episodes intrigue us? Let us count the ways.*

Number of…

Total residents: 23
African-American residents: 1
Residents who were arrested: 15
Wedding ceremonies: 20
Wedding ceremonies in which the couple actually got married: 14
Couples still married: 1
Hours the shortest marriage lasted (bride hit by speeding car): 1
Women Jake Hanson (Grant Show) slept with: 11
Men Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) slept with: 7
Men Matt Fielding (Doug Savant) slept with: 5
Women the pool guy slept with: 1
Pregnancies: 8
Actual babies born: 2
Episodes until roomies Billy Campbell (Andrew Shue) and Alison Parker (Courtney Thorne-Smith) kissed: 29
Episodes after that until they had sex: 1
Jobs Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) held (including prostitute, X-rated-film producer, and efficiency coordinator): 15
Episodes before Dr. Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross) was a practicing psychiatric resident after being released from a mental hospital: 4
Dead characters who seemed to haunt a resident: 4
Residents who drowned in the courtyard pool: 1
Residents confined to a wheelchair: 3
Residents who walked again: 3
Residents who were doctors: 4
Doctors who slipped a drug into another resident’s drink: 3
Residents who attempted to kill another resident: 6
Residents who were successful: 0
Residents who forgave their would-be killer: 5
Residents who married their would-be killer: 2

* As of 5/3/99

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