History Film / TheCube

31st Jan '16 9:59:31 PM Prfnoff
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'''''The Cube''''' was an hour-long teleplay that aired on Creator/{{NBC}}'s weekly show ''NBC Experiment in Television'' on February 23, 1969. The production was produced and directed by puppeteer Creator/JimHenson, the screenplay co-written by long-time Muppet writer Jerry Juhl (who also appears in a cameo).

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'''''The Cube''''' ''The Cube'' was an hour-long teleplay that aired on Creator/{{NBC}}'s weekly show ''NBC Experiment in Television'' on February 23, 1969. The production was produced and directed by puppeteer Creator/JimHenson, the screenplay co-written by long-time Muppet writer Jerry Juhl (who also appears in a cameo).
6th Dec '15 11:31:39 AM nombretomado
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** While the Man is being shown the end of the teleplay on a TV set, we see the names of both Joe Raposo (one of ''SesameStreet'' 's songwriters and music composers) and Don Sahlin (Jim Henson's original Muppet builder) scroll during the closing credits. Neither of them actually worked on the actual special, though.

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** While the Man is being shown the end of the teleplay on a TV set, we see the names of both Joe Raposo (one of ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' 's songwriters and music composers) and Don Sahlin (Jim Henson's original Muppet builder) scroll during the closing credits. Neither of them actually worked on the actual special, though.
26th Aug '15 7:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* HeAlsoDid: Yes, this is the same Creator/JimHenson who made TheMuppetShow.

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* HeAlsoDid: Yes, this is the same Creator/JimHenson who made TheMuppetShow.''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
7th Aug '15 11:48:23 AM FordPrefect
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* HopeSpot: The Man comes very close to going crazy, but in the end, [[spoiler:he appears to leave The Cube through a door, only to be lead to a completely different room which turns out to ''also'' be The Cube.]]

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* HopeSpot: The Man comes very close to going crazy, but in the end, [[spoiler:he appears to leave The Cube through a door, only to be lead led to a completely different room which turns out to ''also'' be The Cube.]]
5th Apr '15 6:05:34 PM justanotherrandomlurker
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** Muppet/Henson writer Jerry Juhl (who also co-wrote this film) appears in a party scene, where he can be heard talking shop with others about the film itself; "I didn't care for the ending."



* NoNameGiven: The character. One visitor calls him "Ted", a name he denies is his.

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* NoNameGiven: The character. One visitor calls him "Ted", a name he denies is his. The original script gives the man's name as Martin.
31st Dec '14 5:14:25 PM nombretomado
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* HeAlsoDid: Yes, this is the same JimHenson who made TheMuppetShow.

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* HeAlsoDid: Yes, this is the same JimHenson Creator/JimHenson who made TheMuppetShow.
5th Jul '14 11:02:07 AM MarkLungo
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'''''The Cube''''' was an hour-long teleplay that aired on NBC's weekly show ''NBC Experiment in Television'' on February 23, 1969. The production was produced and directed by puppeteer JimHenson, the screenplay co-written by long-time Muppet writer Jerry Juhl (who also appears in a cameo).

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'''''The Cube''''' was an hour-long teleplay that aired on NBC's Creator/{{NBC}}'s weekly show ''NBC Experiment in Television'' on February 23, 1969. The production was produced and directed by puppeteer JimHenson, Creator/JimHenson, the screenplay co-written by long-time Muppet writer Jerry Juhl (who also appears in a cameo).
21st Mar '14 1:32:19 PM justanotherrandomlurker
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* TheCameo:
** Muppet performer Jerry Nelson appears on-screen as a monk.
** While the Man is being shown the end of the teleplay on a TV set, we see the names of both Joe Raposo (one of ''SesameStreet'' 's songwriters and music composers) and Don Sahlin (Jim Henson's original Muppet builder) scroll during the closing credits. Neither of them actually worked on the actual special, though.


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* EverythingIsRacist: Invoked with one visitor, who is black, and expresses that he liked the Cube very much, and even has one of his own, but there is one problem he has with it: it's all ''white''.


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* GoshDangItToHeck: Completely subverted, which is odd, given that this was still a couple of years or so before [[TheRuralPurge edgier television programming was the norm]]. "Hell" and "damn" are spoken.


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* ShapeShifter: One of the visitors drops in on the man, at first, looking like a beautiful young lady, but as she converses with him about you can trust nobody, because no one out there are what they seem, she shifts more and more into a hideous old crone.
12th Dec '13 12:30:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: One possible interpretation of the ending.]]

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* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: One possible interpretation of the ending.ending -- the man will be stuck in the Cube being tormented by his visitors until the end of time.]]



* [[spoiler: BlackBugRoom: The titular cube is implied to be this.]]

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* [[spoiler: BlackBugRoom: [[spoiler: The titular cube is implied to be this.]]



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: see above.]]



* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]: Implied by the [[spoiler:strawberry jam on the stool, which is the same stool that the man broke the Ramadar with.]]

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* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]: Implied GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:Implied by the [[spoiler:strawberry strawberry jam on the stool, which is the same stool that the man broke the Ramadar with.]]



* HappyEnding: {{Discussed}} and played with. The film critic shows the man the play's ending in advance - the man's healthy, happy, and even got the girl...
-->'''Man:''' BUT I'M STILL IN THE CUBE!
:: And to top it off, he doesn't actually want the girl.

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* HappyEnding: {{Discussed}} and played with. subverted. The film critic shows the man the play's ending in advance - -- the man's healthy, happy, and even got the girl...
-->'''Man:''' BUT I'M STILL IN THE CUBE!
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girl... but he's still in the cube. And to top it off, he doesn't actually want the girl.girl. [[spoiler:The play eventually ends on a cruel note, with the man escaping the cube only to find himself back inside just before the credits roll.]]



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30th Jul '13 11:40:45 AM Nixitur
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* HopeSpot: The Man comes very close to going crazy, but in the end, [[spoiler:he appears to leave The Cube through a door, only to be lead to a completely different room which turns out to ''also'' be The Cube.]]
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