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** "The Funeral": A Clthulu-esque creature requests a funeral.

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** "The Funeral": A Clthulu-esque Clthulhu-esque creature requests a funeral.



* ShoutOut: Creator/HPLovecraft 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 three of his students have the last names "[[Creator/RobertBloch Bloch]]", "[[Creator/AugustDerleth Derleth]]", and "Lovecraft".[[note]] Bloch and Derleth were members of the "Lovecraft Circle" and helped create the Franchise/CthulhuMythos[[/note]]

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Creator/HPLovecraft 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 three of his students have the last names "[[Creator/RobertBloch Bloch]]", "[[Creator/AugustDerleth Derleth]]", and "Lovecraft".[[note]] Bloch and Derleth were members of the "Lovecraft Circle" and helped create the Franchise/CthulhuMythos[[/note]]

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** "The Housekeeper" makes use of multiple clips from ''Film/Frankenstein1931''.


An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by Creator/RodSerling, which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for three seasons (197073). 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 from the likes of Creator/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.)

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An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by Creator/RodSerling, which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for three seasons (197073). 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 from the likes of Creator/RichardMatheson, Creator/FritzLeiber, Basil Copper, and Creator/HPLovecraft. (The segments "Cool Air" and "Pickman's Model" are the first first, and still the most famous 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 ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', 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.

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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 therefore varies accordingly.

Although the show was subject to ExecutiveMeddling from the beginning (much to Rod Serling's displeasure - displeasure; unlike ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', with ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', 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.


An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by Creator/RodSerling, which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for three seasons (197073). 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 Creator/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.)

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An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by Creator/RodSerling, which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for three seasons (197073). 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 from the likes of Creator/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.)


An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by Creator/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 Creator/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.)

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An (initially) hour-long {{horror}} and SpeculativeFiction [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series, hosted by Creator/RodSerling, which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for three seasons (1970-1973).(197073). 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 Creator/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.)


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

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Welcome, [[caption-width-right:350:''"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Night Gallery."]]
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** Since Aunt Ada Came To Stay." [[spoiler: An old woman tries and ultimately succeeds in stealing her young niece's body.]]

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** Since "Since Aunt Ada Came To Stay." [[spoiler: An old woman tries and ultimately succeeds in stealing her young niece's body.]]


* EditedForSyndication: The stories are no longer shown on TV in hour-long segments; they are instead broadcast as half-hour slots, meaning that stories have been moved around to fit within the time constraints. Longer stories have had up to ten minutes cut from their run time and shorter ones have had extra footage added. Seen most notably in "Big Surprise", which added five extra minutes of footage to an eight minute story by inserting endless, repeating shots of a darkening sky, setting sun, and murders of crows.

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* EditedForSyndication: The stories are no longer shown on TV in hour-long segments; they are instead broadcast as half-hour slots, meaning that stories have been moved around to fit within the time constraints. Longer stories have had up to ten minutes cut from their run time and shorter ones have had extra footage added. Seen most notably in "Big Surprise", which added five extra minutes of footage to an eight minute story by inserting endless, repeating shots of a darkening sky, setting sun, and murders of crows.

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** Jonathan and Pamela in "Pamela's Voice".

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*** The ending of the short story that this tale is based off fits this trope even moreso, where con-man actually becomes paralyzed, like he had been pretending all along.

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* TheUnwittingComedian: "Make Me Laugh." Tired of his career in stand-up comedy, Jackie tries to make a new start as a serious actor. Unfortunately, his wish makes the directors laugh even though the lines he's delivering are heart-wrenching. This is the final straw for Jackie, who tracks down the genie to get rid of his comedic "talent."

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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: "The Academy" from the titular episode. On the surface, it's a military academy for troubled children. In reality, it's little more than a dumping ground for kids whose parents would rather not have to deal with them, with the strong idea that most students never graduate. The man at the entrance is an old student; he's 55.


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* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: In "The Caterpillar", Mr. Warwick says he's just going to have Macy sent back to England; he doesn't intend to press charges for the murder attempt. It's implied he thinks what Macy will have to deal with as a result of his scheme backfiring is worse than the legal punishment he could potentially expect.


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

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%%* * EarthShatteringKaboom: [[spoiler:"Little Girl Lost."]]Professor Putnam, a military scientist, has delusions that his dead daughter is alive. A wounded pilot becomes his bodyguard and must act as if he is interacting with the daughter. At the end of the episode it is revealed that the scientist has realized that his daughter is dead and has found a way to be reunited with her and get revenge on who killed her. And it turns out he has been working on nuclear fission. Oops.



** In "Green Fingers", Mrs. Bowen tells the developer how she once planted a piece of wood that started growing. This hints what will happen when she plants her fingers.



* TheFunInFuneral: In "The Funeral," a vampire pays to host his own funeral.

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* TheFunInFuneral: In "The Funeral," a vampire pays to host his own funeral. It quickly becomes less than dignified thanks to the guests.


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** "The Funeral": Having successfully handled a funeral for a vampire, the funeral home director finds himself dealing with another unusual client to whom the vampire recommended him.

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