Night Gallery

Season 2 Episode 12

A Fear of Spiders

Aired Unknown Oct 06, 1971 on NBC
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A Fear of Spiders
A phobic gourmet columnist seeks help from a woman he spurned when he discovers a hairy--and obstinate--little guest crawling in his kitchen sink.

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  • An arachnophic writer have to deal with one big spider, but that means he have to deal with some obnoxious upper-department neighbor.

    Not a great episode, but includes good character development, specially the phobic man. Very poor FXs (a lousy, mechanical big spider is hilarious), but wisely the only FX is not show it for long, which is a good thing. Why people ask for a minimal of 50 words for they reviews?
Patrick O'Neal

Patrick O'Neal

Justus Walters

Guest Star

Tom Pedi

Tom Pedi


Guest Star

Kim Stanley

Kim Stanley

Elizabeth Croft

Special Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Host: Good evening. We welcome you to this palladium of art treasures that range from the kooky to the uncommon, from the bestial to the bizarre, and I'd like to take you on a guided tour through the Night Gallery. A collection of paintings on display for only the most discriminating, because it's best that they be seen both after and in the dark. The story behind this offering, a word which we've coined for just the occasion - arachnophobia. It means, for our purposes, a special distaste for those crawly little beasties with the multi-legged, hairy bodies. In other words, A Fear of Spiders - the title of our first painting in this, the Night Gallery.

    • Elizabeth: Are you ill?
      Justus: Ill? Elizabeth, just because I seek out your company, is that supposed to be reflective of some illness on my part. You do yourself a vast injustice. It so happens that your charms are not lost on me. I--I happen to like you.
      Elizabeth: Oh, Justus. You only halfway like one person in this whole world. He lives inside your own skin, he's you.

    • Justus: You actually want me to go down there and face a monstrous, hairy, eight-legged thing, a crawling nightmare, a devilish obscenity?
      Elizabeth: I think it's a marriage made in heaven.

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