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The Twilight Zone: Escape Clause

A hypochondriac makes a deal with the Devil for immortality, but he soon grows bored when he discovers that he no longer gets a kick out of life.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 173-3603
Airdate: Friday November 06th, 1959

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Writer: Rod Serling


Recap

Walter Bedeker is a self-obsessed hypochondriac who calls in his doctor for yet another house call. The doctor says that Bedeker is perfectly healthy despite all the pains that he complains about, and his illnesses are psychosomatic. Bedeker refuses to accept that and complains to his wife, Ethel, and then complains that she's driving him to illness with her gentle whispering. As Ethel ushers the doctor out, he gives her some vitamins and tells Ethel that her husband is one of his healthiest patients...

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