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A list of episodes of the Amazing Stories series.

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     Season 1 
  1. Ghost Train: Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through their house.
  2. The Main Attraction: Athletic teenage hunk Brad Bender thinks he is too cool for nerdy classmate Shirley, who is crazy over him, until, to his horror, a meteor shower's power suddenly turns him into a human magnet.
  3. Alamo Jobe: During the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, 15-year-old messenger Jobe H. Farnum is about to be killed. He is transported forward in time to San Antonio in 1985. The 1980s prove to be too much for Jobe to handle.
  4. Mummy Daddy: A dedicated actor in a realistic mummy costume that he can't take off is shooting a movie in a swamp. When he hears his wife is in labor, he runs towards the town but the local rednecks think he's the real deal and form a posse.
  5. The Mission: A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly gun of a B-17 aircraft with the landing gear destroyed, has only his imagination as a force that might be able to save him.
  6. The Amazing Falsworth: A nightclub audience gasps at The Amazing Falsworth's psychic powers, but the shock is his alone when the blindfolded performer picks up the vibes of a serial killer in the room.
  7. Fine Tuning: Three high-school kids build an antenna that can catch signals from outer space. They learn that the aliens are big fans of 1950s American television and are coming to Hollywood to meet some of their favorite Earth stars.
  8. Mr. Magic: A once-great magician desperately attempts to regain his former expertise with the help of a magical deck of cards. Emmy-winner Sid Caeser guest stars.
  9. Guilt Trip: Overworked and exhausted, the emotion Guilt in human personification takes a fateful cruise and falls in love with Love.
  10. Remote Control Man: A meek, unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and incorrigible sons finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control and gives him the chance to replace his family with various TV characters. But then reality hits.
  11. Santa '85: Kris Kringle's Christmas is rudely interrupted when he lands in the clink with a bunch of bogus Santas after tripping a home burglar alarm. The cynical sheriff doesn't believe his story, so his only hope of deliverance becomes a smart eight-year-old boy, who is the only one who believes him and who won't let Christmas pass without Santa.
  12. Vanessa In The Garden: When a brilliant, young artist's beloved wife dies in a carriage wreck, Byron, the grief stricken husband is possessed with an incredible plan to bring her back through his art.
  13. The Sitter: A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys.
  14. No Day At The Beach: Scorned by his troop of poker-playing teen-aged soldiers, Arnold Skamp becomes a war hero by miraculously saving their lives when they charge the battle-torn beaches of Port Nuovo, Italy. What his fellow marines learn afterwards, shocks them even more.
  15. One For The Road: In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for.
  16. Gather Ye Acorns: Jonathan Quick, the bane of his practical parents' existence, takes an ancient tree troll's advice to pack up his treasured comic-book collection and follow his heart. And so, fifty years later..
  17. Boo!: Sweet old-fashioned ghosts, the Chumskys, try to scare away the sleazy husband and wife that move into their home.
  18. Dorothy And Ben: A man revived from a 40-year coma shares mental communication with a comatose 7-year-old girl.
  19. Mirror, Mirror: An egotistical horror novelist dismisses the supernatural in real life, but he is forced to reconsider his disbelief when he finds himself pursued by a bizarre figure with a misshapen face. The strange thing? He can only see the man when he looks in the mirror. Each time he looks into a reflective surface, he finds the weird figure gaining on him with malicious intent, which has him terrified of what will happen if the ghastly figure should ever reach him.
  20. Secret Cinema: Young everyday woman Jane becomes convinced that someone is recording and influencing her everyday life and that she's become the unwilling star of a secret cinema.
  21. Hell Toupee: Defense attorney Harry Ballentine is understandably nervous when his client is mild-mannered accountant Murray Bernstein - who after investing in a strange toupee had felt compelled to murder the first lawyer he saw. Harry goes after it.
  22. The Doll: The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker. He tries to track down the woman who modeled for it.
  23. One For The Books: An elderly college janitor amazes himself, his wife and the scientific community when his brain turns into a sponge that soaks up more and more incredible knowledge of every subject taught at the school - until a shocking event changes everything.
  24. Grandpa's Ghost: Edwin's grandpa died in his sleep last night. So why is the old man still hanging around the apartment, playing the piano and swapping stories with Edwin's grandma?
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     Season 2 
  1. The Wedding Ring: When Herbert slips a mysterious ring onto the finger of his beloved wife as an anniversary gift, the weary waitress turns into a seductress. But delight turns to fright when Herbert spots deadly side effects.
  2. Miscalculation: Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't guess the right ratio to use, so his experiments backfire in a freaky way.
  3. Magic Saturday: Marky adores hearing his grandfather tell wondrous tales of hitchhiking through the universe and playing baseball with him on Saturdays. So when old "Stormin' Norman" takes ill, the boy invokes a magic spell to let his grandpa play one last magical ball game.
  4. Welcome To My Nightmare: Horror films are Harry's life, but when the movie-obsessed teenager suddenly steps into a blood-curdling scene from Psycho (1960), he desperately seeks escape to the real world.
  5. You Gotta Believe Me: Convinced that his vivid nightmare of a Boeing 747 crashing into his house is a horrific premonition, Earl Sweet desperately tries to alter fate.
  6. The Greibble: Joan Simmons is a harried mom who is alone in the house and thrown for a loop when a giant floppy, furry creature with a huge appetite for inanimate objects appears during a storm and wreaks havoc.
  7. Life On Death Row: Hours before his scheduled execution, a death-row inmate is given the power to heal.
  8. Go To The Head Of The Class: A teenaged horror buff is so smitten with a sexy classmate that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher.
  9. Thanksgiving: Greedy mean man finds a bottomless hole on his desert property. He concludes that some kind of beings who trade gold for things live down there. His stepdaughter realizes that "hole people" want food, not objects, but the man won't listen.
  10. The Pumpkin Competition: Rich, stingy and miserly Elma Dinnock is livid at losing the Yarborough Country pumpkin-growing contest 22 years in a row, and so gets help from a mysterious botanist for the next competition. Will she finally triumph?
  11. What If...?: Ignored by his self-absorbed, social-climbing parents, 5-year-old Jonah Kelley wanders his lonely, sterile house and then the outside world, searching for someone who will see him, while things and people disappear in his wake.
  12. The Eternal Mind: Applying experiments with chimps to himself, a dying scientist transfers his mind into a computer. But his unique survival after physical death brings unexpected heartaches.
  13. Lane Change: One stormy night on a deserted highway, a distraught wife driving toward an impending divorce glimpses her past through the windshield after picking up a mysterious woman who ran out of gas.
  14. Blue Man Down: A guilt-ridden police officer, who blames himself for his partner's violent death, is teamed with a young partner who seems invisible to everyone else.
  15. The 21-Inch Sun: A sitcom scriptwriter, who's suffering from writer's block, discovers that his house plant has miraculously gained sentience and a funny bone after being left in front of a TV while old sitcoms were playing. The plant ghostwrites for him.
  16. Family Dog: The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie, and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.
  17. Gershwin's Trunk: Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the grave. When some begin to suspect that his new music isn't actually his, Jo-Jo stops at nothing, even murder, to protect his secret and his downfall begins.
  18. Such Interesting Neighbors: Rattlesnakes, howling coyotes, sudden earthquakes and time warps jar the Lewis family in their new home, and all the bizarre incidents seem linked to the Hellenbecks, their weird next-door neighbors.
  19. Without Diana: An elderly couple have never stopped believing that their daughter, who went missing in the woods 40 years ago, will somehow appear to them one last time before they die.
  20. Moving Day: When Alan Webster's parents tell him that they have to move, the 17-year-old student is understandably upset - but not nearly as much as when he learns their destination is the planet Alturus, 85 billion miles away.
  21. Miss Stardust: A beauty contest promoter encounters a space being who demands that his contestants be permitted to compete.

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