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    • Thanksgiving
      Thanksgiving
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/24/86
      9.0
      Two farmers discover something when digging for a well.
    • Go to the Head of the Class
      Go to the Head of the Class
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/21/86
      9.0
      A teacher's bizarre discipline causes two students to seek revenge with a spell culled from a rock song played backwards. Unfortunately something goes wrong when they cast the spell. When they attempt another spell to fix the problem they accidently remove the head of their teacher.
    • The Mission
      The Mission
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/3/85
      9.0
      During World War II, men in a air force bomber are caught in a no win scenario when their belly gunner (an amateur artist) is trapped in his seat and the plane has no wheels for landing.
    • Life on Death Row
      Life on Death Row
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/10/86
      8.8
      An inmate is struck by lightning. He is given miraculous healing powers that spark a last-minute attempt to save him from the electric chair.
    • The Wedding Ring
      The Wedding Ring
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/22/86
      8.6
      A wax museum dresser takes a ring from a statue. The ring transforms his overworked wife into a femme fatale.
    • Miscalculation
      Miscalculation
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/29/86
      8.6
      A college student searching for a date accidently spills chemicals on a magazine and conjures up a dog. He tries desperately to create a beautiful woman, but can't quite seem to find just the right mixture.
    • The Doll
      The Doll
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      5/4/86
      8.5
      A lonely bachelor is fascinated by a doll he bought for his niece.
    • The Pumpkin Competition
      The Pumpkin Competition
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/1/86
      8.4
      An old woman who is tired of losing a pumpkin competition receives special advice from an agricultural professor.
    • Mummy, Daddy
      Mummy, Daddy
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/27/85
      8.2
      An actor, Harold, who stars in a mummy film finds himself in serious trouble from frightened people when he leaves the set in full costume to reach his pregnant wife who is about to give birth.
    • Grandpa's Ghost
      Grandpa's Ghost
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      5/25/86
      8.1
      A man tries to reconcile his grandmother with the death of his grandpa. The ghost of the old man only appears in the presence of his wife.
    • Remote Control Man
      Remote Control Man
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/8/85
      8.1
      A hen-pecked man finds comfort in a unique television set that brings life-like images to him.
    • Welcome to My Nightmare
      Welcome to My Nightmare
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/13/86
      8.1
      A horror movie buff's obsession with the girl next door lands him in a terrifying scene from Psycho.
    • The 21 Inch Sun
      The 21 Inch Sun
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/2/87
      8.1
      A television writer is given an opportunity to write a sitcom. The source of inspiration for the sitcom comes to the man from his plants.
    • Mirror, Mirror
      Mirror, Mirror
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      3/9/86
      8.0
      A popular horror novelist is terrorized by a strange figure in his bathroom mirror.
    • Magic Saturday
      Magic Saturday
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/6/86
      8.0
      A man temporarily exchanges bodies with his grandson so that he can relive his youth on the baseball field. While the man enjoys his new life, the boy discovers his grandfather's old body is dying.
    • Ghost Train
      Ghost Train
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/29/85
      8.0
      A train from long ago is coming to get an old man who missed it many years earlier.
    • Mr. Magic
      Mr. Magic
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/17/85
      8.0
      A fading illusionist has a last shot at greatness thanks to a deck of magic playing cards.
    • The Amazing Falsworth
      The Amazing Falsworth
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/5/85
      7.9
      In the middle of a performance, a psychic realizes that he is in contact with a serial killer. Unfortunately, he is blindfolded and does not see the killer's face, a circumstance that causes problems later on.
    • The Family Dog
      The Family Dog
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/16/87
      7.9
      In an animated episode, the antics of a family are seen through the point of view of the family dog.
    • Such Interesting Neighbors
      Such Interesting Neighbors
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/20/87
      7.9
      The Lewise family believes that their new neighbors the Hellenbecks are from outer space. The couple and their only child are strange, and seem to have little or no knowledge of 20th century customs and behaviors. Soon strange things begin happening and a strange heat-seeking device tries to kill the Lewises. The Hellenbecks reveal they are from the future, and came back in time to have a naturally-born child (which is forbidden in their future). Together the two families manage to defeat a killer-android and the Hellenbecks depart rather than endanger their newfound friends.moreless
    • One For the Road
      One For the Road
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/19/86
      7.9
      During the Depression, several bar patrons hope to get insurance money by tricking a man into signing an policy with the hope that he will drink himself to death.
    • The Sitter
      The Sitter
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/5/86
      7.9
      Two young boys get the best of every sitter in town, until they meet one who uses voodoo to settle them down.
    • Moving Day
      Moving Day
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/3/87
      7.7
      A teen learns that his family is bound for a new home: a planet almost a hundred billion miles away.
    • You Gotta Believe Me
      You Gotta Believe Me
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/20/86
      7.7
      Awakened by a dream of a plane crashing outside his home, a man tries to convince people of his premonition.
    • What If...?
      What If...?
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/8/86
      7.6
      A little boy is neglected by his parents and soon finds that his belongings are disappearing...
    • Blue Man Down
      Blue Man Down
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/19/87
      7.6
      Two police officers try to break up a supermarket robbery, but the younger officer is killed. A new female partner helps the other officer avenge his friend's death. He later discovers that his new partner is the ghost of an officer who died 12 years earlier.
    • Gather Ye Acorns
      Gather Ye Acorns
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/2/86
      7.6
      On the advice of a mysterious little man, an 18-year-old boy begins to collect rare comics and toys. When he sells them as an old man, he gains wealth and happiness.
    • Dorothy and Ben
      Dorothy and Ben
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      3/2/86
      7.6
      After 40 years in a coma, Ben Dumpfy awakens and discovers that he can communicate with a seven-year-old girl who is in a coma after a bike accident.
    • The Greibble
      The Greibble
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/3/86
      7.5
      A housewife has a very real nightmare. She encounters a large creature that has a taste for inanimate objects.
    • Alamo Jobe
      Alamo Jobe
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/20/85
      7.4
      A young messenger during the fight of the Alamo is transported to twentieth century San Antonio.
    • Secret Cinema
      Secret Cinema
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      4/6/86
      7.4
      A young woman believes that her mother, her fiance, and her psychiatrist are secretly filming her life.
    • No Day at the Beach
      No Day at the Beach
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/12/86
      7.4
      A GI tries to be a hero during an amphibious assault in Italy during World War II.
    • Without Diana
      Without Diana
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/27/87
      7.4
      A father meets his long lost daughter who appears to him exactly as she appeared forty years ago.
    • Hell Toupee
      Hell Toupee
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      4/13/86
      7.3
      A new toupee causes a man to feel an urge to kill the first lawyer he sees.
    • The Main Attraction
      The Main Attraction
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/6/85
      7.3
      A high school football player is magnetized by a fallen meteorite.
    • Santa '85
      Santa '85
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/15/85
      7.2
      A little boy helps Santa when the legendary man is thrown in jail while delivering presents.
    • Miss Stardust
      Miss Stardust
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      4/10/87
      7.1
      A beauty pageant promoter is forced to allow the cream of the alien crop into his self-proclaimed "Miss Galaxy" contest.
    • Vanessa in the Garden
      Vanessa in the Garden
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/29/85
      6.9
      When an artist is devastated by the death of his wife, hew finds a way for her to live on in his paintings.
    • Boo!
      Boo!
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/16/86
      6.9
      Ghosts in an attic try to get rid of a couple who move into their house.
    • One For the Books
      One For the Books
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      5/11/86
      6.6
      An elderly custodian suddenly gains incredible knowledge.
    • Lane Change
      Lane Change
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/12/87
      6.4
      Traveling a deserted highway, a woman facing divorce sees her past through the windshield after she picks up a stranded woman.
    • Gershwin's Trunk
      Gershwin's Trunk
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/13/87
      6.2
      A broadway lyricist seeks inspiration by contacting the spirit of Gershwin through a psychic.
    • Guilt Trip
      Guilt Trip
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/1/85
      6.0
      Job pressures lead the emotion Guilt to start binge drinking. His work suffers as a result, so his boss sends him on a vacation cruise.
    • The Eternal Mind
      The Eternal Mind
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/29/86
      5.8
      A dying scientist volunteers to be the first person to merge with a computer.
    • Fine Tuning
      Fine Tuning
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/10/85
      5.6
      A teenager learns that three aliens are coming to Earth to visit their idol: the actors of old TV shows.
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