Ventriloquist Jerry Etherson is performing his act in a smoky nightclub with his dummy Willie. Willie threatens to resign and notes he could be a better ventriloquist. Willie starts impersonating Jerry's voice and projecting his voice onto Jerry. The audience, impressed showers Jerry with applause. Jerry wraps up his act as Willie notes that the audience will see some real class once he ditches Jerry, and calls out that he's being kidnapped. As Jerry covers Willie's mouth, the dummy seemingly bites his hand...Read the full recap
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Narrator: You're watching a ventriloquist named Jerry Etherson, a voice-thrower par excellence. His alter ego, sitting atop his lap, is a brash stick of kindling with the sobriquet 'Willy.' In a moment, Mr. Etherson and his knotty-pine partner will be booked in one of the out-of-the-way bistros, that small, dark, intimate place known as the Twilight Zone.
Jerry: Sweet dreams, Willy. Your next booking is in a fireplace.
Narrator: What's known in the parlance of the times as the old switcheroo, from boss to blockhead in a few easy lessons. And if you're given to nightclubbing on occasion, check this act. It's called Willy and Jerry, and they generally are booked into some clubs along the 'Gray Night Way' known as the Twilight Zone.