"I feel like that little Dutch boy trying to plug holes with my fingers while the whole dam collapses around me. "
Biography[edit | edit source]
In 1992, Doctor Jeffers was tending to patients who came in to the urgent care entrance of the Staten Island hospital, and was about to treat Indiana Jones, when some paramedics arrived with several shooting victims. Jeffers left Jones to wait while he took a young girl into surgery. While Jeffers was in surgery, Jones discussed the situation with Mike, another man waiting for care, and related a story of saving an orphan who grew up to do great things. Doctor Jeffers stepped out of the operating room to ask those in the waiting room for a donation of blood to save the girl's life. Mike, moved by Jones' story and having the required blood type, volunteered.
Later in the day, Jeffers noticed Jones still in the waiting room and went back to help him. Jones mentioned that in the commotion, Jeffers had lost Jones' paperwork, and Jeffers took Jones into an exam room to look at his swollen toe, caused by a bee sting. While in the exam room, the doctor vented his frustration at seeing innocent bystanders hurt in gang violence. Jones told him about another man who tried to make a difference where it was needed most - a German doctor, Albert Schweitzer. After the exam and story, Jeffers escorted Jones back to the waiting room. A nurse told Jeffers that the girl was going to make it, and that her parents had arrived. Jeffers left Jones and went to tell the good news to the girl's parents.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
While the role of Jeffers is credited in Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life, Jeffers does not actually appear in the film, as the bookend scenes of the two TV episodes were cut when the film was assembled.
According to Pridgen's resume, Jeffers' forename is Ernest.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "German East Africa, December 1916" (First appearance)
- The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones – Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life (Credits)
- The River of Death
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Congo, January 1917"