Night Gallery

Season 2 Episode 11

The Flip-Side of Satan

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Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1971 on NBC
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The Flip-Side of Satan
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A callous disc jockey is offered up as a hellish sacrifice at a deserted radio station.

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  • It looks like a radio station in the sticks - but is it really a gateway to Hell?

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    Apart from an unidentified disembodied voice, Arte Johnson, late of "Laugh-In", is the only performer in this fifteen-minute, very pointed "Night Gallery" segment. Discarding his usual goofy persona, Johnson shewdly etches a portrait of a man who's not merely obviously obnoxious, but also, as we gradually learn, vile - a louse who's seduced his best friend's unstable wife and driven her to suicide (he may even have murdered her). Thus it seems only too appropriate that his new radio job - we get the impression he left New York in disgrace - on the midnight-to-six-a.m. graveyard shift at some tiny nowheresville station, should usher him into a mental prison where he must contemplate his sins for all eternity.moreless

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    • Host: We refer to him by different names. Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub. But by any other name, he'd smell of brimstone. These are the ingredients to a one-man stew: a disc jockey, a radio show, and a painting we call The Flip-Side of Satan.

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    • To pad out the episode for 30 minutes in syndication, scenes of a woman running down a road, calling for help, and ultimately being run over by a horse-drawn hearse, are more or less randomly inserted. A woman's voice, presumably Emily's, is inserted crying out for help from time to time.

    • This episode is based on an unproduced script written for Tony Randall by Hal Dresner.

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