History Radio / QuietPlease

8th Oct '16 4:46:20 PM Mdumas43073
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* ThemeTuneCameo: "Come In, Eddie", "12 to 5", "The Evening and the Morning", and "Symphony in D Minor" feature the show's theme tune (Cesar Franck's ''Symphony In D Minor'') in the story.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: "Come In, Eddie", "12 to 5", "The Evening and the Morning", and "Symphony in D Minor" feature the show's theme tune (Cesar Franck's ''Symphony In in D Minor'') in the story.
8th Oct '16 4:44:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:"Mike".]]

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* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:"Mike".]][[spoiler:"Mike", in "The Thing on the Fourble Board".]]
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: [[spoiler:"The Thing on the Fourble Board"]] ends with this.
7th Oct '16 10:17:43 PM Mdumas43073
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Though it ran for barely over 100 episodes, the show left a lasting impact. RodSerling himself credited it as an influence on ''TheTwilightZone'', both sharing a mix of science fiction and horror episodes and [[AnAesop often containing relevant social messages]]. The 60th episode of the show, ''The Thing on the Fourble Board'', is often credited (and rightly so) as the scariest radio program ever broadcast.

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Though it ran for barely over 100 episodes, the show left a lasting impact. RodSerling Creator/RodSerling himself credited it as an influence on ''TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', both series sharing a mix of science fiction and horror episodes and [[AnAesop often containing relevant social messages]]. The 60th episode of the show, ''The "The Thing on the Fourble Board'', Board", is often credited (and rightly so) as the scariest radio program ever broadcast.
30th May '14 5:36:37 AM JakesBrain
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* NoFourthWall: Some of the less serious episodes played merry hell with the fourth wall, sometimes implying that the characters knew they were fictional or could ''see'' the radio audience, or having Chappell's character speak directly to a specific person who his character knew would be listening to ''Quiet Please''.

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* NoFourthWall: Some of the less serious episodes played merry hell with the fourth wall, sometimes implying that the characters knew they were fictional or could ''see'' the radio audience, or having Chappell's character speak directly to a specific person who his character knew would be listening to ''Quiet ''Quiet, Please''.


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* NonActorVehicle: Until ''Quiet, Please'' went on the air, Ernest Chappell was better known as an announcer and newsreader. Most episodes of the series have him carrying most of the running time as a narrator or raconteur.
30th May '14 5:28:41 AM JakesBrain
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** In at least two episodes, the characters can hear the music score and wind up asking the performer (addressing him by name, in fact) to play louder or quieter.



* ThemeTuneCameo: "Come In, Eddie", "12 to 5", and "Symphony in D Minor" feature the show's theme tune (Cesar Franck's ''Symphony In D Minor'') in the story.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: "Come In, Eddie", "12 to 5", "The Evening and the Morning", and "Symphony in D Minor" feature the show's theme tune (Cesar Franck's ''Symphony In D Minor'') in the story.
30th May '14 5:24:08 AM JakesBrain
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* ChristmasEpisode: "Berlin, 1945"


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* NoFourthWall: Some of the less serious episodes played merry hell with the fourth wall, sometimes implying that the characters knew they were fictional or could ''see'' the radio audience, or having Chappell's character speak directly to a specific person who his character knew would be listening to ''Quiet Please''.
22nd May '14 5:40:01 PM WillBGood
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Running from 1947 to 1949, ''Quiet, Please'' was written and directed by Wyllis Cooper (who had previously worked on another horror program, ''LightsOut'' -- best known today from a Creator/BillCosby routine where he reminisces about the infamous "Chicken Heart" episode -- in the 1930s), and starred Ernest Chappell. Nearly every episode took the form of Chappell's character narrating in the first person, recounting a story of something strange and horrifying that had happened to him (sometimes leading up to his [[PosthumousNarration demise]]). These tales would range from ghost stories to things that were... [[CosmicHorrorStory weirder]].

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Running from 1947 to 1949, ''Quiet, Please'' was written and directed by Wyllis Cooper (who had previously worked on another horror program, ''LightsOut'' ''Radio/LightsOut'' -- best known today from a Creator/BillCosby routine where he reminisces about the infamous "Chicken Heart" episode -- in the 1930s), and starred Ernest Chappell. Nearly every episode took the form of Chappell's character narrating in the first person, recounting a story of something strange and horrifying that had happened to him (sometimes leading up to his [[PosthumousNarration demise]]). These tales would range from ghost stories to things that were... [[CosmicHorrorStory weirder]].
22nd May '14 5:38:37 PM WillBGood
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* ChannelHop: From Mutual to Creator/{{ABC}} radio in its final season.



* FanNickname: Ernest Chappell is often called "Chappy" for short on fan forums.



* MissingEpisode: Out of the 106 episodes, 11 1/2 have been lost. Fortunately the scripts are still available.
2nd Apr '14 3:04:45 AM Mdumas43073
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Running from 1947 to 1949, ''Quiet, Please'' was written and directed by Wyllis Cooper, who had previously worked on another horror program, ''LightsOut'' (best known today from a Creator/BillCosby routine where he reminisces about the infamous "Chicken Heart" episode), in the 1930s, and starred Ernest Chappell. Nearly every episode took the form of Chappell's character narrating in the first person, recounting a story of something strange and horrifying that had happened to him (sometimes leading up to his [[PosthumousNarration demise]]). These tales would range from ghost stories to things that were... [[CosmicHorrorStory weirder]].

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Running from 1947 to 1949, ''Quiet, Please'' was written and directed by Wyllis Cooper, who Cooper (who had previously worked on another horror program, ''LightsOut'' (best -- best known today from a Creator/BillCosby routine where he reminisces about the infamous "Chicken Heart" episode), episode -- in the 1930s, 1930s), and starred Ernest Chappell. Nearly every episode took the form of Chappell's character narrating in the first person, recounting a story of something strange and horrifying that had happened to him (sometimes leading up to his [[PosthumousNarration demise]]). These tales would range from ghost stories to things that were... [[CosmicHorrorStory weirder]].
2nd Apr '14 3:02:31 AM Mdumas43073
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* HalloweenEpisode: "Don't Tell Me About Halloween"


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* NewYearHasCome: "Rain on New Year's Eve"
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