Season 5 Episode 7

Mr. Muldoon's Partner

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Feb 11, 1962 on ABC

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  • Extra-silly humor works pretty well.

    In this episode, Bart encounters an Irish immigrant who hands him a bottle for safe-keeping, and apparently unleashes a leprechaun. Maverick is a tongue-in-cheek show, but this episode is an extreme example, as the leprechaun appears to perform one supernatural feat after another. It's kind of a cross with the jinn (genie) mythology, as the leprechaun offers Bart 5 wishes out of gratitude. Of course, he gets Bart deeper and deeper into trouble as each wish goes further awry. Another striking feature of the episode, to our 21st century sensibility, is the marked cultural stereotyping of the boozing, fighting, potato-growing Irishman. But probably that will all go over the heads of younger viewers. Overall, a fun episode.