"Mr. Rodger Shackleforth, who has discovered at this late date that love can be as sticky as a vat of molasses, as unpalatable as a hunk of spoiled yeast, and as all-consuming as a 6th-alarm fire in a bamboo-and-canvas tent. It is interesting to note that "The Chaser" is the only episode from the show’s first season that is not scripted by either Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, or Richard Matheson, three writers that contributed heavily to the overall output of scripts for the show. There is a 75 character minimum for reviews. Thanks, John! When he gets home, Roger prepares a glass of champagne with the new potion. Then the change comes on full blast and she leaps into Roger's arms. Then, after she reluctantly agrees to give him one last, small kiss to remember her by, she stops Roger at the front door, obviously feeling a change come over her.

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The solution only cost a thousand dollars and it so happens that Roger already has a check made out in his coat pocket.

It's also interesting to watch as a warm-up for the series as a whole, which was still finding itself. "The Chaser" succeeds because the episode doesn't stray too far one way or the other, too dark or too light, and comes off as a perfectly executed dark comedy.

Twilight Zone. After assuring Roger there is no way to undue or lessen the effect of the love potion, Roger takes it and plans to poison Leila. George grizzard was terrific. Doug Heyes was one of the best TZ directors.

I enjoyed this episode for many reasons..McIntire's experienced, sage, don't listen to me at your own peril demeanor, Grizzard's hopeful, her love will solve everything (until it doesn't) attitude, and, of course..The always wonderful Patrica Barry's pretty girl who gets what she wants manner.

While Leila is in the other room getting dressed, Roger pulls from his pocket the small bottle of love potion and empties it into Leila's glass of champagne. Robert Presnell, Jr. (Based on the story by John Collier), "In this library, a certain professor sells things.

It is also the only offering on the show from the works of writer John Collier, a writer whose style seems to have, in many ways, permeated the majority of the show's output (much like the work of Ray Bradbury, another writer responsible for only a single episode).

This is one of several episodes from season one with its opening title sequence plastered over with the opening for season two. Stock The Twilight Zone.". This one is about a group of scientists that come together and are conducting an experiment on teaching children to be telepathic from birth, in order to make a more perfect society.

The script was originally written for and produced live on television on The Billy Rose Television Theatre in 1951. The episode starred Andrew McCarthy and Mariel Hemingway. Roger Shackleforth's infatuated with Leila, a young woman who wants nothing to do with him.

It most certainly works.

The Professor, disappointed at such a simple request, sells Roger a love potion for 1 dollar.

Hey, thanks for reading! Thanks for reading and stay tuned. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. London-born John Collier (May 3, 1901-April 6, 1980) began his career as a poet and occasional novelist. Please try again. Not only can episodes still be seen on the SciFi Channel, but the show has also proven to be a durable video and DVD best seller. A broken neon light flashes on and off over the front door. The Chaser She holds up a knitting needle with little socks which means she is pregnant. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Heyes is probably more responsible than any other TZ director for the indelible images from the show and I can't wait to delve to his truly great episodes, starting soon with "The After Hours." For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Was this review helpful to you? There's a problem loading this menu right now. Occupation: being in love. DeVoe, Bill. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Roger Shackleforth Looking for some great streaming picks? The Professor is seen smoking on the couples balcony blowing a heart shaped ring of smoke before vanishing. Mr. Roger Shackelforth, who has discovered at this late date that love can be as sticky as a vat of molasses, as unpalatable as a hunk of spoiled yeast, and as all-consuming as a six-alarm fire in a bamboo and canvas tent. Still, I enjoy this episode a great deal.

Other "Valentine's Day" specials, on other shows, took their story-line from this episode. I think "The Jeopardy Room" from the fifth season suits Hitchcock's show as well.
The Chaser [1.31] Narrator: Mr. Roger Shackleforth. I think the combination of his distinctly British sense of humor and the fact that stories of crime with only marginal fantastic elements made him a natural for Hitchcock's show. This, in itself, marks it a rare and valuable episode. It's the one in which clubman Franchot Tone makes a bet with an obnoxious young man that he can't go a year without speaking. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ", however; upon further examination, is kind of creepy since the protagonist, Roger, date rapes Lelia with a "love potion" he purchases from the Professor Daemon, and quite frankly, is a selfish and disturbed way of "buying" a woman's love in more ways than one!

The professor tells Roger that he's been expecting the young man to return and again offers him the "glove cleaner," reiterating that there's no odor, no taste, and no trace, guaranteed to work. Next week on The Twilight Zone, "A Passage for Trumpet".

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