Friday, April 18, 2014

'WAY OUT ~ William And Mary / Talent Associates - 1961

It's Way Out Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. I recently scored a disc with five episodes of 'WAY OUT, a program I saw way back in 1961. They're great! Unfortunately, nine of the original episodes are apparently lost. A few photos from the program showed up in the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS. And, for the next four Fridays, I'll be posting the rest of the existing episodes.

The story's about a brilliant, bullying husband who's dying, he decides to allow his brain to be kept alive after his death. Stars Henry Jones, Mildred Dunnock and Fritz Weaver.

Here's Roald Dahl, host and writer of this story, he starts each episode with a twisted little intro to set the scene, while, he smokes a cigarette. In fact, a big part of the program has to do with smoking!

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip from this great TV series for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the atomic brain machine and empty pack of smokes, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's a taste of... WILLIAM AND MARY!

William Pearl is a dying man, but, still has time to be extra rude to his wife, Mary.

The doctor finally sells William, a professor of philosophy, on the idea of transferring his brain into a machine after he dies, but, basically, in order to keep on irritating his wife!

Swirling spots simulate the magic of modern medicine, like, you know, putting a brain and eyeball into a machine for the first time!

Mary's playing her records when the doctor calls about the operation, as heard in the rockin' part of the soundclip.

Mary goes to see the new William for the first time.

William's oscilloscope registers normal, until...

Mary bends down to let William see who's come to visit him!!

Mary gets the doctor on a technicality and insistes that William come home with her, because, she's still married to him! William is freaking out with fear!

William doesn't like Mary to smoke, soooo...


CavedogRob said...

Kool that you remembered this show!

Eegah!! said...

At the time, WAY OUT was without a doubt, THE freakiest thing on TV!!

Greg Goodsell said...

HA! The torment continues --

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