History Series / AlfredHitchcockPresents

28th Mar '17 2:59:15 AM CJO123
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GenreAnthology television series presented by famed thriller director Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The original run was from 1955 to 1962 (half-hour episodes) and 1962 to 1965 (hour-long episodes, as ''The Alfred Hitchcock Hour''), bouncing between Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{NBC}} and totalling over 200 episodes (of which fewer than two dozen were directed by Hitchcock himself).

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GenreAnthology television series presented by famed thriller director Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The original run was from 1955 to 1962 (half-hour episodes) and 1962 to 1965 (hour-long episodes, as ''The Alfred Hitchcock Hour''), bouncing between Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{NBC}} and totalling over 200 267 episodes (of which fewer than two dozen 17 were directed by Hitchcock himself).
12th Mar '17 6:44:30 PM PaulA
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Memo From Purgatory" (adapted by Creator/HarlanEllison from his own nonfiction book), a writer (James Caan) goes undercover in a street gang to research a book. When the gang finds his notes, they contemplate killing him, but the leader, Tiger (Creator/WalterKoenig), says no until he sees the part where the writer describes how Tiger doesn't have a regular girlfriend the way the rest of the gang does, and is likely "afraid of the opposite sex." The way Tiger flies into a rage at that, it's pretty clear that we're meant to understand that Tiger is homosexual and the writer picked up on it.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Memo From Purgatory" (adapted by Creator/HarlanEllison from his own nonfiction book), a writer (James Caan) (Creator/JamesCaan) goes undercover in a street gang to research a book. When the gang finds his notes, they contemplate killing him, but the leader, Tiger (Creator/WalterKoenig), says no until he sees the part where the writer describes how Tiger doesn't have a regular girlfriend the way the rest of the gang does, and is likely "afraid of the opposite sex." The way Tiger flies into a rage at that, it's pretty clear that we're meant to understand that Tiger is homosexual and the writer picked up on it.
11th Mar '17 4:12:05 PM Temmere
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Memo From Purgatory" (adapted by Creator/HarlanEllison from his own nonfiction book), a writer (James Cann) goes undercover in a street gang to research a book. When the gang finds his notes, they contemplate killing him, but the leader, Tiger (Creator/WalterKoenig), says no until he sees the part where the writer describes how Tiger doesn't have a regular girlfriend the way the rest of the gang does, and is likely "afraid of the opposite sex." The way Tiger flies into a rage at that, it's pretty clear that we're meant to understand that Tiger is homosexual and the writer picked up on it.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Memo From Purgatory" (adapted by Creator/HarlanEllison from his own nonfiction book), a writer (James Cann) Caan) goes undercover in a street gang to research a book. When the gang finds his notes, they contemplate killing him, but the leader, Tiger (Creator/WalterKoenig), says no until he sees the part where the writer describes how Tiger doesn't have a regular girlfriend the way the rest of the gang does, and is likely "afraid of the opposite sex." The way Tiger flies into a rage at that, it's pretty clear that we're meant to understand that Tiger is homosexual and the writer picked up on it.
11th Mar '17 4:07:38 PM Temmere
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Memo From Purgatory" (adapted by Creator/HarlanEllison from his own nonfiction book), a writer (James Cann) goes undercover in a street gang to research a book. When the gang finds his notes, they contemplate killing him, but the leader, Tiger (Creator/WalterKoenig), says no until he sees the part where the writer describes how Tiger doesn't have a regular girlfriend the way the rest of the gang does, and is likely "afraid of the opposite sex." The way Tiger flies into a rage at that, it's pretty clear that we're meant to understand that Tiger is homosexual and the writer picked up on it.
18th Jan '17 7:45:36 PM Temmere
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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Stories would frequently end with someone seemingly getting away with a crime, but content restrictions at the time wouldn't allow this, which is why Hitchcock would come out afterwards and say something to the effect of "But they later went to jail."
16th Jan '17 5:02:00 PM PaulA
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* SettingUpdate: "The Monkey's Paw -- A Retelling" has the same basic plot as the original 1902 short story, but is set in the present day (as of the time the episode was made), with many details altered accordingly. In particular, the death that occurs during the story is made a car crash, much more common in the 1960s than in the 1900s.
16th Jan '17 4:06:54 AM yisfidri
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* "Literature/TheMonkeysPaw" (A Retelling)



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Literature/TheMonkeysPaw -- A Retelling"
15th Jan '17 4:17:57 PM PaulA
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* BodybagTrick: In "Final Escape" (1950s and 1980s versions), a prisoner plans to escape by hiding in the coffin of the next inmate to diae, with an accomplice on the prison staff to come and dig it up later. [[spoiler:The prisoner succeeds in hiding and being buried, and only then discovers that the other occupant of the coffin is the accomplice...]]

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* BodybagTrick: In "Final Escape" (1950s and 1980s versions), a prisoner plans to escape by hiding in the coffin of the next inmate to diae, die, with an accomplice on the prison staff to come and dig it up later. [[spoiler:The prisoner succeeds in hiding and being buried, and only then discovers that the other occupant of the coffin is the accomplice...]]
15th Jan '17 4:17:26 PM PaulA
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* BodybagTrick: In "Final Escape" (1950s and 1980s versions), a prisoner plans to escape by hiding in the coffin of the next inmate to die, with an accomplice on the prison staff to come and dig it up later. [[spoiler:The prisoner succeeds in hiding and being buried, and only then discovers that the other occupant of the coffin is the accomplice...]]

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* BodybagTrick: In "Final Escape" (1950s and 1980s versions), a prisoner plans to escape by hiding in the coffin of the next inmate to die, diae, with an accomplice on the prison staff to come and dig it up later. [[spoiler:The prisoner succeeds in hiding and being buried, and only then discovers that the other occupant of the coffin is the accomplice...]]



* MayDecemberRomance: In "Backward, Turn Backward", a 59-year-old man is accused of murdering the father of his 19-year-old girlfriend. [[spoiler:She is mentally ill, and it was she who killed her father and has no memory of it.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: In "Backward, Turn Backward", a 59-year-old man is accused of murdering the father of his has a 19-year-old girlfriend. [[spoiler:She is mentally ill, and it was she who killed her father and has no memory of it.]] girlfriend.
13th Jan '17 7:00:52 AM yisfidri
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* SawAWomanInHalf: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features a magic act in which the showstopper is a version of this trick with a power saw.

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* SawAWomanInHalf: SawAWomanInHalf:
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"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features a magic act in which the showstopper is a version of this trick with a power saw.saw.
** Also done in Hitchcock's host segments surrounding "The Safe Place".
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