The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 2 Episode 8

The Night of the Bottomless Pit

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Nov 04, 1966 on CBS

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  • cherchez Marcuse!


    No plot to speak of in this one; in fact, it looks like some half-hour show padded out to an hour (except it wouldn't have even been enough story for a half-hour one). Also the series' detour over to Devil's Island makes very little sense, unless of course they were trying to launch a pilot for another show.

    There is however definitely a reason to watch this episode: Marcuse's performance, which is tremendous (and tremendously funny). He is in turn urbane, bullying, mincing and psychotic (all he needs is a cat or something in his arms to pet while he's engaging in his delightfully bent badinage).