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[[caption-width-right:350:"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Night Gallery."]]

An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by RodSerling, which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for three seasons (1970-1973). Each episode includes multiple segments tied together by the FramingDevice of a gallery of paintings inspired by the featured stories. The stories include both originals (many written by Serling) and adaptations of works by the likes of RichardMatheson, Basil Copper, and Creator/HPLovecraft. (The segments "Cool Air" and "Pickman's Model" are the first and still most famous [[LovecraftOnFilm Lovecraft adaptations]] made for television.)

Unusually for the format[[note]]and, oddly, bearing a certain resemblance to SketchComedy[[/note]], the individual segments are not of a set length. They range from one-minute vignettes to long stories that take up most of the episode's run time (and everything in between); the number of segments per episode varies accordingly.

Although the show was subject to ExecutiveMeddling from the beginning (much to Rod Serling's displeasure - unlike ''TheTwilightZone'', he didn't have creative control) the third season saw the most of this (and possibly a bit of ScrewedByTheNetwork), with the episode length reduced to a half hour and the timeslot moved from Wednesday to Sunday. It was cancelled midway through the season.

In syndication, the run was stretched by adding repackaged stories from the short-lived ParanormalInvestigation show ''The Sixth Sense'' and by splitting the first two seasons' episodes into half hours. The latter change led to [[EditedForSyndication heavy re-editing]], with longer stories cut down and shorter ones [[{{Padding}} padded]] to fit the new length.

!!This series provides examples of:
* CreatorBacklash: Rod Serling didn't mind being blamed when things went wrong on ''TheTwilightZone'', but it was a different matter here because "when it was bad (he) had nothing to do with it."
* GenreAnthology
* MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual: The FramingDevice.
* PilotMovie: One segment of which, "Eyes", was directed by a young Creator/StevenSpielberg.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''TheTwilightZone''.
* WheelProgram: The show was part of NBC's ''Four in One'' in its first season before becoming a stand-alone program in season 2.

!!Episodes of this series provide examples of:
* AcademyOfEvil: "Class of 99" and "The Academy," where it's implied the students ''never'' graduate, in the case of The Academy, because [[spoiler: Its actually a prison for juvenile criminals, where they are simply left to rot rather than reformed.]] In the case of the Class Of 99, the [[spoiler: students are robots that are being trained to replace humans]]
* 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. [[spoiler: 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.]]
** Adam West actually appeared in "With Apologies To Mr. Hyde."
* AffablyEvil: "The Housekeeper."
* AndIMustScream: "Escape Route" in the pilot, "The Dead Man", "Last Rites of a Dead Druid", and the implied fate the jerk ass protagonist in "A Question of Fear" tries to avoid.
* ArgentinaIsNaziland: The pilot featured a fugitive officer trying to forever escape from pursuit into a painting in Latin America somewhere. [[spoiler: He does, but [[AndIMustScream not in the one he wanted]].]]
* AssholeVictim: Comes up '''a lot'''. For example: [[spoiler: The Fultons of "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore", and the long-lost nephew heir in "The Cemetery."]]
* BadassGrandpa: Count Dracula, of all people.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Several episodes, such as "Since Aunt Ada Came To Stay." The ending implies the witch was indeed successful in her BodySwap.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Escape Route."
* BodySwap: "The Housekeeper" and "Since Aunt Ada Came To Stay."
* BoyMeetsGhoul: Several.
* BrattyHalfPint: "Brenda." The only true friend she makes is a shambling monster that gets trapped in a pit.
* BreakingAndBloodsucking: Subverted and parodied in "A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank." A vampire breaks into a woman's room and goes down to suck her blood. At the last second, she wakes up and says "I gave at the office." He apologizes, makes a note in his book, and flies off.
* CannotCrossRunningWater: The vampire in "Death on a Barge."
* CantGetAwayWithNothing: "The Cemetery."
* CausticCritic: "A Fear of Spiders," although the critic in question is a subversion. He's not shown writing pointlessly cruel gourmet reviews, but he's pointedly cruel to a female suitor and the building supervisor.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: "Clean Kills And Other Trophies." It ends with hunter learning what it's like to be the victim.
* CreepyChangingPainting: "The Cemetery"
* CreepyDoll: "The Doll."
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: "Pamela's Voice", the professor from "Cool Air".]]
* DeadPersonImpersonation: "Since Aunt Ada Came To Stay."
* DownerEnding: Several, such as "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes", which ends with the young seer predicting [[spoiler: that the sun will soon go nova and explode, engulfing the earth.]]
* EarthShatteringKaboom: [[spoiler: "Little Girl Lost."]]
* EldritchAbomination: In "The Funeral" and "Professor Peabody's Last Lecture."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: "The Devil Is Not Mocked". It turns out that the resistance force that the Nazis have been looking for is [[spoiler: made up of vampires, and led by none other than Count Dracula. They may feed on human blood, but that doesn't mean they condone Adolf Hitler attempting to wipe out an entire race in mass genocides.]]
* EverybodyLives: [[spoiler: "The Messiah On Mott Street."]]
* FateWorseThanDeath:
** Possible fate looming in "A Question of Fear." Leads to BetterToDieThanBeKilled.
** [[spoiler: Also the case for "The Caterpillar," as it's revealed that the earwig in question was ''female'', and probably laid eggs.]]
* FlyingDutchman: The castaway from "Lone Survivor" calls himself this.
* FrightDeathtrap: In both "A Question Of Fear" and "The Other Way Out."
* TheFunInFuneral: In "The Funeral," a vampire pays to host his own funeral.
* {{Gaslighting}}: "The Cemetery."
* GiantSpider: "A Fear Of Spiders."
* GoneHorriblyRight: "You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan", "Little Girl Lost".
* GoneHorriblyWrong: "I'll Never Leave You - Ever".
* GreenThumb: Or rather, "Green Fingers". The old lady who is being pushed to move out of her home by a realtor claims she can make anything she plants grow. Even, it turns out, [[spoiler: bits of herself.]]
* HenpeckedHusband: "House - With Ghost" and "Stop Killing Me."
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: "The Ghost of Sorworth Place."
* HereWeGoAgain: The end of [[spoiler: "The Housekeeper", "Lone Survivor", "The Hand of Borgus Weems", "Midnight Never Ends", "The Ghost of Sorworth Place" and "The Caterpillar."]]
* HollywoodVoodoo: "Doll of Death."
* HypnoFool: Finnegan's Flight
* ImAHumanitarian: "Satisfaction Guaranteed".
* InfantImmortality: Averted in "The Dark Boy" and "Little Girl Lost".
* InformedAttractiveness: "The Different Ones". A hideously deformed young man is part of an exchange program with a student from another planet who is part of the program for the same reason. [[spoiler: Only the student from the other planet looks like a normal human, and the natives of his planet all look like the student from Earth- and the alien girls all think the new arrival is pretty cute, leading to a surprise HappyEnding.]]
* IronicHell: "Hell's Bells", [[spoiler: Certain Shadows on the Wall", "Pamela's Voice", "Lone Survivor".]]
* KarmicDeath
* KidFromTheFuture: "Tell David," but this is a subversion. The woman's son David has already been born, but she somehow finds herself travelling into the future where he is an adult.
* LaserGuidedKarma: "The Miracle at Camafeo" and "The Caterpillar" among some.
* LastOfHisKind: "There Aren't Any More MacBanes."
* LaResistance: During WW2, the Nazis tried to exterminate the Hungarian resistance. They ran into its true leader [[spoiler: Count Dracula]]
* LivingDollCollector: "A Death In The Family."
* LoveHurts
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* MagicMirror: "The Painted Mirror"
* MetaFiction: "Midnight Never Ends."
* MercyKill: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Merciful]]." [[spoiler: But not how you think.]]
* MermaidProblem: "Lindemann's Catch."
* MuggingTheMonster: [[ThoseWackyNazis SS troopers]] hunting [[LaResistance Transylvanian partisans]] come to a castle that turns out to be owned by Count Dracula. Turns out vampires are patriotic; who knew?
* NonhumanLoverReveal: The series was in love with TheReveal in general.
* NothingIsScarier: "The Cemetery." We never actually see the old man rise from his grave, but just seeing it happening on the painting and imagining it happening for real makes it all the more frightening. [[spoiler: The same occurs for his nephew at the end. And unlike the previous case, this time it's happening ''for real''.]]
* ObfuscatingDisability: One episode had a con man faking being crippled to collect a fat settlement visiting a shrine in Mexico with reputed miraculous healing powers visited by sick and infirm pilgrims - he intends to get "cured" and walk out scot-free in front of an insurance investigator. As he saunters out, a miracle ''does'' occur - he's miraculously stricken blind.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: "The Phantom Farmhouse."
* ThePowerOfHate: In "The Cemetery", the butler [[spoiler: deliberately]] plants the idea that his current master's grandfather may have a hatred strong enough to outlast the grave. [[spoiler: The idea turns out to be true, but it's not the grandfather's]].
* RichBitch: "Eyes."
* [[spoiler: RodentsOfUnusualSize]]: "Nature of the Enemy"
* SadistTeacher: "Class of '99". The teacher, played by VincentPrice, is instilling in his graduating class lessons in bigotry and hatred. [[spoiler: It helps that they're robots.]]
* ShoutOut: Lovecraft is repeatedly mentioned if his works aren't the basis of one of the stories. "Miss Lovecraft Sent Me," is one of the shorter stories, and in "Professor Peabody's Last Lecture," the eponymous Professor is reading off the names of numerous Lovecraftian deities, and one his students has the last name "Lovecraft".
* SnakeOilSalesman: "Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator."
* TemptingFate: "Professor Peabody's Last Lecture."
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: "Tell David."
* TwistEnding: Frequently.
* TheVamp: "The Girl With The Hungry Eyes".
* WhamLine: While more of a Wham ''Noise'', "The Merciful" has [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext the doorbell]]]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were four other paintings in the gallery that were never given stories.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore."
* WomanScorned: "There's Something In The Woodwork."
* YourMindMakesItReal: "Finnegan's Flight."
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