History Series / NightGallery

16th Jan '18 9:44:35 AM Gosicrystal
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* GenreAnthology

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* %%* GenreAnthology



* AdamWesting:
** Phyllis Diller, known for her piercing voice and laugh, plays the titular Pamela in "Pamela's Voice." That is, she's a dead woman who is haunting the husband (John Astin) that killed her because, among all the things he hated about her, her voice was the number one thing he couldn't stand. It turns out he's dead too, and his punishment in Hell is her heaven, where she can just keep talking, and talking, and talking, and he can't do a thing about it.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Jackie Slater in "Make 'em Laugh" is repeatedly described as fat and ugly in the original short story. He's played in the show by the rather handsome Godfrey Caimbridge (also a RaceLift). Possibly also a CastingGag as Cambridge had recently lost a lot of weight.

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* AdamWesting:
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AdamWesting: Phyllis Diller, known for her piercing voice and laugh, plays the titular Pamela in "Pamela's Voice." That is, she's a dead woman who is haunting the husband (John Astin) that killed her because, among all the things he hated about her, her voice was the number one thing he couldn't stand. It turns out he's dead too, and his punishment in Hell is her heaven, where she can just keep talking, and talking, and talking, and he can't do a thing about it.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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Jackie Slater in "Make 'em Laugh" is repeatedly described as fat and ugly in the original short story. He's played in the show by the rather handsome Godfrey Caimbridge (also a RaceLift). Possibly also a CastingGag as Cambridge had recently lost a lot of weight.



%%* EarthShatteringKaboom: [[spoiler: "Little Girl Lost."]]

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%%* EarthShatteringKaboom: [[spoiler: "Little [[spoiler:"Little Girl Lost."]]



** Also the case for "The Caterpillar," as it's revealed that the earwig in question was ''female'', and probably laid eggs.

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** Also the case for "The Caterpillar," as it's revealed that the earwig in question was ''female'', and probably laid eggs.



* MercyKill: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Merciful]]." But not how you think.

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* %%* MercyKill: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Merciful]]." But not how you think.



%%* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: "Tell David"]]

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%%* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: "Tell [[spoiler:"Tell David"]]
27th Oct '17 1:12:43 AM Delphi
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** The original short story of ''Escape Route'' describes Josef Strobe as looking like a pig. The actor in the series is old, but pretty good looking.
27th Oct '17 12:59:24 AM Delphi
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** Malloy, the jerk ass protagonist in "A Question of Fear" is told that he was injected with a serum that will slowly turn him into a worm. He shoots himself to avoid it.

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** Malloy, the jerk ass protagonist in "A Question of Fear" is told that he was injected with a serum that will slowly turn him into a worm. He shoots himself to avoid it. it...[[spoiler: for nothing.]]
16th Jul '17 11:06:14 AM nombretomado
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* LaResistance: During WW2, the Nazis tried to exterminate the Hungarian resistance. They ran into its true leader Count Dracula.

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* LaResistance: During WW2, [=WW2=], the Nazis tried to exterminate the Hungarian resistance. They ran into its true leader Count Dracula.
19th Apr '17 6:30:48 PM HeroGal2347
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* LiteralGenie: "Make Me Laugh." The genie in question might be considered a JackassGenie, but he makes it clear that he wants people to clearly think their wishes out because they can backfire.

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* LiteralGenie: "Make Me Laugh." The genie in question might be considered a JackassGenie, but he makes it clear tells his "clients" beforehand that he wants people to clearly think their he's a klutz and the wishes out because they he grants can backfire.backfire. For instance, one wisher wanted to go to Tibet -- and wound up on Mt. Everest in the middle of a snowstorm.


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* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Jackie Slater from "Make Me Laugh" spent sixteen years wanting people to laugh at his jokes, but once a miracle worker grants his wish to make people laugh, he finds that the success without the effort is boring.
17th Apr '17 9:01:14 PM e-mlodik
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* CuteAndPsycho: Nurse Frances Nevins in "Room with a View." She's bright, adorably shy, with a cute smile... But tends to turn completely homicidal when she gets jealous of her fiancé.
17th Apr '17 11:07:23 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* GainaxEnding: "The House" ends very ambiguously, with Elaine somehow switching roles between her dream self and reality. It's obliquely suggested that the "haunting" has been an astral projection of her recurring dream all along, but the story doesn't give a concrete explanation of what's really going on, nor exactly what sort of ghostly activity the house's previous owners experienced.

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* GainaxEnding: "The House" ends very ambiguously, with Elaine somehow switching roles between her dream self and reality. It's obliquely suggested that the "haunting" has been an astral projection of her recurring dream all along, but the story doesn't give a concrete explanation of what's really going on, nor exactly what sort of ghostly activity the house's previous owners experienced.experienced that horrified them enough to sell the house.
16th Apr '17 6:30:02 PM HeroGal2347
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* EvilHand: In "The Hand of Borgus Weems", the hero finds his right hand taking control and trying to commit murder. The condition begins to spread to other parts of his body before he gets it amputated. It's eventually implied that the hand was possessed by a man called Borgus Weems and the three people it tried to kill were his killers and their lawyer.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes", Herbie's grandfather muses about what a terrible burden it must be for Herbie to be able to foresee catastrophes but not be able to do anything about it, which happens on a planetwide scale at the end of the episode.



%%**"Lone Survivor", "The Hand of Borgus Weems", "Midnight Never Ends", "The Ghost of Sorworth Place".

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** "The Hand of Borgus Weems": After the hero has forced the doctor to cut his hand off to prevent him from committing murder, the doctor's hand begins writing in Latin, one of the symptoms the hero's possessed hand exhibited.
%%**"Lone Survivor", "The Hand of Borgus Weems", "Midnight Never Ends", "The Ghost of Sorworth Place".


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* LetThemDieHappy: In "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes", Herbie decides to tell his viewers that the next day will be the start of a new and better world, rather than tell them the harsh truth -- the next day, the sun will go nova.


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* TitleDrop: In the beginning of "Miss Lovecraft Sent Me", the babysitter says the title words when talking to her client.
16th Apr '17 10:44:38 AM HeroGal2347
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%%* BoyMeetsGhoul: Several.

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%%* * BoyMeetsGhoul: Several.A gender-flipped version occurs in "Cool Air" when Agatha falls in love with Dr. Munoz, who, unbeknownst to her, died ten years ago and has clung to (un)life only through willpower and constant cold.



%%* GiantSpider: "A Fear Of Spiders."

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%%* * GiantSpider: In "A Fear Of Spiders."Spiders", the spider grows almost every time Justus sees it until it's as big as a dog.
15th Apr '17 6:52:36 PM HeroGal2347
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* HereWeGoAgain: The end of "The Housekeeper", "Lone Survivor", "The Hand of Borgus Weems", "Midnight Never Ends", "The Ghost of Sorworth Place" and "The Caterpillar."

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* HereWeGoAgain: The end of HereWeGoAgain:
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"The Housekeeper", "Lone Housekeeper": the husband, having switched his wife's personality with that of the new housekeeper, switches her personality with that of a newly hired one once she plans to leave him without a cent to punish him for his deed.
** "The Caterpillar": Macy starts screaming after the doctor tells him that the earwig laid eggs, meaning he'll have to endure more of the same agony in which he's spent the past week.
%%**"Lone
Survivor", "The Hand of Borgus Weems", "Midnight Never Ends", "The Ghost of Sorworth Place" and "The Caterpillar."Place".
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