Checkmate

Season 2 Episode 12

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Game

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Jan 03, 1962 on CBS
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  • Uneasy mixture

    6.5
    Another uneasy mixture of genres. Benny spends much of this episode looking like a guest star in an extended sketch on somebody else's variety show, and occasionally his excessive gesticulations betray his background ("Hey Jack, this isn't the stage, you're in front of a camera now!"). There are also a number of decidedly unfunny jokes sprinkled throughout. Ginger is in this one, although she looks a lot more like Mary Ann here. The underlying premise was a bit tough to fathom, and I'm not sure I ever really bought it. At least the 3 leading players spent a good deal of time on camera (and quite often together too!). At times the foreshadowing of another assassination not long in the future involving someone named Jack seemed a bit eerie. Btw why did the photographer want to take Bowen's picture the first time? (that didn't seem to make too much sense).
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