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Night Gallery: The Flip-Side of Satan

An unethical disc jockey takes a new job in the middle of nowhere...literally.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 34303
Airdate: Wednesday September 29th, 1971

  • Currently 2.5/10
2.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Arte Johnson
As J.J. Wilson
Main Cast


Disc jockey J.J. Wilson drives though the desert to a small radio station, KAPH, which serves a small seemingly empty town nearby. He bursts in just before midnight, hoping to impress his new workers, but there’s no one else inside. Looking around, J.J. finds antiquated broadcast equipment and a wall with photos of his predecessors. On the turntable is a note with strict instructions of what J.J. is supposed to play, in the proper order. J.J. puts on his disc jockey clothing and settles down to play. When the clock strikes midnight, he begins broadcasting. He puts on the first record, which only has the number 1 on it...

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Episode Quotes
Host: We refer to him by different names. Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub. But by any other name, he'd smell of brimstone. These are the ingredients to a one-man stew: a disc jockey, a radio show, and a painting we call The Flip-Side of Satan.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorChester L. Bayhi  |  John M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyLionel Lindon
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreJohn Lewis (3)
Film EditorDavid Rawlins  |  Larry Lester  |  Jean-Jacques Berthelot
SoundRoger A. Parish  |  James R. Alexander (1)
Assistant DirectorRalph Sariego  |  Lester William Berke
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Executive Story ConsultantGerald Sanford
Assistant To The ProducerAnthony Redman
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicGil Melle
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Logan Elston  |  Phil Bandierle
Warning: Night Gallery season 2 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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