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When a hypochondriac becomes obsessed with his skeleton, he finds a most unusual specialist who offers him an extraordinary cure.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x2
Airdate: Saturday February 06th, 1988

Director: Steve DiMarco
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

Guest Stars
Eugene LevyEugene Levy
As Bert Harris
Diane DDiane D'Aquila
As Clarisse
Peter BlaisPeter Blais
As Munigant

Co-Guest Stars
Sean HewittSean Hewitt
As Dr. Burleigh
Thick WilsonThick Wilson
As Fat Man
Main Cast


Professor Bert Harris, a hypochondriac, is at the library reading about bone ailments. He then goes to see Dr. Burleigh and stares at the other patients. Burleigh finally ushers him in so he won't upset the others. Burleigh notes that Bert has been in the office repeatedly to complain about various ailments. He explains that Bert is causing his illness by focusing on minor ills, currently bone problems, and tells him to get out. ..

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "Skeleton" by Ray Bradbury. The story was first published in Weird Tales (September, 1943).

Episode Quotes
Bert Harris: You know what else I've discovered today, doctor? Your office doesn't look at all like a doctor's office.
Dr. Burleigh: What do you want? Pictures of germs on the office walls?

Bert Harris: I'm having a problem...
Munigant: With your skeleton.
Bert Harris: Well, not, not the whole thing.
Munigant: Why not? It's all one architecture. The knee bone connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone connected to the hip bone. You know, that old song.

Munigant: But now you. Do your clothes fit wrong on your flesh? Does your flesh fit wrong on your bones?
Bert Harris: I never thought about it...
Munigant: Think. Perhaps you came into this world with the wrong-sized skin. So, your skeleton is being smothered by your ill-fitting flesh.

Clarisse: Good God, who is that?
Bert Harris: Me.
Clarisse: No resemblance.
Bert Harris: The other me.
Clarisse: Other? There's only one of you.
Bert Harris: Two. I never thought, i just discovered today. Most people don't consider, think, imagine what's inside them. Inside of everyone of us, that terrible representative of death. A skeleton.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Co-Executive ProducerStephane Sperry  |  Pierre Bertrand-Jaume  |  Bill Allan
ProducerSeaton McLean
EditorAllan Lee
Line ProducerJonathan Goodwill
First Assistant DirectorNeil Huhta
Second Assistant DirectorWalter Gasparovic
MusicFred Mollin
HairstylistDivyo Putney
Make-upJudy Murdock (2)
GripRob Cochrane  |  Bob O'Connor (2)
Key GripStretch Pamplin
Set DecoratorBill Lee (6)
Location ManagerEd Moody
Transportation CoordinatorG. Kris Hawthorne
Property MasterRobert Bartman
Script SupervisorNancy Eagles
Production CoordinatorTherese Paquette
Assistant EditorSusan Maggi
Re-Recording MixerJack Herren
GafferIra Cohen
Director of PhotographyBrian R. R. Hebb
Production SecretaryHeather Ross
Art DirectorTony Hall (4)
Post Production CoordinatorSusan Gerofsky  |  John Harcourt
Production ManagerLen D'agostino
Sound EditorMichael Rea  |  Jane Tattersall
Sound MixerStuart French
Third Assistant DirectorStephen Janisch
Boom OperatorMoshe Saadon
Production AccountantJim Sternberg
Extras CastingRose Lewis
Best BoyEd Mikolic
Second Assistant EditorBrett C. Sullivan
Assistant Art DirectorJames Oswald  |  Terry Wareham
Wardrobe MistressNada Healey
Still PhotographerPatrick Harbron
Second Camera AssistantTerry Gallie
1st Camera AssistantJohn Hobson
Assistant Set DecoratorSheryl Thompson  |  Susan Worts
Wardrobe DesignerMaya Mani
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